Week commencing 22 November 2015

Sunday worship at 10.30am (No Communion): Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring us God’s Word. Brian Boyd will lead worship. Creche is available during this service.

Children@ACF. Our Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team room (by the creche): P2-P3 in the coffee hall; P4, P5 & P6 are in the cube room; *Parents, please pick your children up after the service* ; Ignite: P7 – S2 Bible Study meets in the youth room at the front of the main hall. All groups run from 11am to 12 noon.

Home Groups: Held on the second and fourth weeks monthly. Groups usually meet on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. For more information please contact Pete Henderson.

Youth activities: 

The Step, Youth Cafe (S1-S6) is on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from 12.30-1.20pm.

Fuel (P7-S3) Youth Cafe meets Fortnightly on a Friday Night from 7.00-9.00pm.

Diesel (S3-S6) Weekly Youth Bible Study is on a Monday Night 7.00-9.00pm.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month after the evening service all the youth meet around at the Webbs from 7.45-9.00pm for a social. It is open to anyone in P7-S6.
For more details on any of the youth activities speak to Gillian MacKenzie.

Women’s Bible StudyMondays at 9.30am during term time. This term, the book by Francis Chan called Crazy Love will be the basis of the study. The group meets in the cube room and pre school creche is available.Please speak with Annabel if you are interested in attending.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Vijay will lead our continuing study of the book of Exodus. Aileen Johnstone will lead the prayer time

Mainly Music: Mainly Music is a fun music time for parents/caregivers and their preschool children, followed by coffee and free play session. It meets every Thursday from 10.00am -11.15am during school term time. If you are interested in coming along, please contact or speak to Donna Cuthill.

Seniors Friday: Held every Friday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Food,quizzes,teas,coffees and laughter. Speak to Bert or Beth Wilson for further information.

PAPRIKA; Mother and Toddler’s for Hungarian families: This group meets every Friday from 10am to 11.30am during term time. For further information, or to volunteer to help, please contact Tabita at tabitadoczi@yahoo.com

Saturday 28 November: An evening of praise and worship with Scottish worship leader Allan McKinlay.  Entry is free. Doors open 7pm

Allan has been a full time worship leader since 2007 and travels extensively throughout the UK and further afield leading worship at many different churches, events & conferences, most recently supporting Martin Smith. He has toured in association with many charities including Tearfund and Open Doors. He is also currently the Director of Worship at CLAN Gathering (New Wine Scotland). Allan has a passion for the presence of the Lord and his heart is to gather, lead & inspire people to pursue intimacy with God and to be free, passionate, creative & authentic worshipers.


 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 29 November. (Communion). Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. James Packham will lead worship. This service will be followed with a Church Fellowship Lunch at which all are welcome.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 6 December when Pete Henderson will be speaking and Craig Smith will lead worship

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 6 December 2015. Messy Church is open to all children aged 3 to 11 years, and will include a wide range of appropriate activities for the children, who will also have some food together. Messy Church is a great opportunity for children to invite their friends to something where they will hear the gospel, and their parents might just also, so if you’re not in the habit of taking the children, please consider it.  See David Young for more information.

Christmas at ACF

Dec 6th, 12noon-1.00pm: Christmas Fayre
Dec 6th, 4.00-6.00pm: Messy Church – Festive crafts & games centered on the Christmas story. All welcome, best suited for 4-11’s
Dec 13th, 7:00-8:30pm: ACF Christmas Cracker, and evening of games, come dressed as a Christmas movie character
Dec 16th, 12:30-1:20pm: Step Christmas Party – Harlaw School Lunchtime Drop-In
Dec 16th, 7.00-8:30pm: Carols in the Car Park – Featuring Harlaw School Band and Ashley Road School Choir
Dec 18th, 10:30am-12:30pm: Seniors Christmas Party
Dec 18th, 7.00-10.00pm: Youth Christmas Party (for P7-S6)
Dec 20th, 10:30am: Nativity Service
Dec 24th, 7.00pm: Christmas Eve Carols
Dec 25th, 10:30am: Christmas Morning Service


Future events outwith ACF: 

Carol Service: Held at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen on Sunday 20 December from 6pm to 8pm, and led by Kings Community Church Choir.


Christmas Hampers: Again this year ACF will look to bless those in need with the gift of Christmas Hampers. Offerings of food and beverages can be taken to church throughout November after which Brendan and Lesley McLaughlin will prepare the hampers for distribution. These hampers have previously made a difference in the lives of many, so would you please donate, tinned soup/meat etc, sugar, tea, coffee, juice, chocolate and the like to allow us to make a difference in 2015. Thank you.

ACF FOOD BANK: To support The Lighthouse and others in need, food items such as cereal, sugar,tea, coffee, biscuits, and tins/jars/packets of soup, meat, meals, vegetables, together with household cleaning items and toiletries, can be donated. Plastic collecting bins will be in the foyer for this purpose. Collection suspended until January.

RECYCLING FOR TUMAINI: ACF is collecting clothes and drink cans for recycling, the proceeds going to support the work of Tumaini. There is a collecting bucket in the foyer. Every donation helps.