Week commencing 13 March 2016

Sunday worship at 10.30am (Communion): Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. Malcolm Webb will lead worship. Crèche is available during this service. Refreshments are served after the service.

Children@ACF. Our Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team- Sunday Church room (by the crèche): 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.

Sunday evening services are usually held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 13 March when we will be watching the second of a series of three teaching broadcasts by Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church, Georgia, USA, called ‘Prepared‘ based on 1 Peter 3 v 15. As Stanley says, it’s about what to say when there’s little time and even less interest. The third message in the series will be held on Sunday 20th March, and will be preceded by a time of worship led by the Youth Band. If you are unable to attend please visit the North Point web site http://northpoint.org/ and follow from home.

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. This week Home Groups should consider attending the teaching series mentioned above, rather than meeting as usual.

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 crèche 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. Vijay will also 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

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 20 March. No Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring us God’s Word. Elaine Henderson will lead worship.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 3 April 2016. 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.

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.

Easter Sunday: This year Easter Sunday is 27th March when incorporated into Morning Worship will be a time for Baptism. If this is something you are considering or would like to know more about please speak with Vijay.

Future events outwith ACF:

Torch- Vision for those with sight loss: Easter Praise Event at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church on Friday 18th March @ 2pm. For those with a visual impairment or others with additional needs, and their friends & carers. The event is open to all and is a friendly welcoming group.The event starts at 2pm and refreshments will be served afterwards so folk can chat & get to know each other.

Please contact Christine Ferreyra for more information on  07938 928446.

Healing Rooms Scotland, Fundamentals Training Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 19th March at Cairncry Community Centre, Forresterhill Road. The day will explore e.g. Biblical Truth to healing and how to pray for the sick. For further information or to book, go to www.healingrooms-scotland.org

The Aberdeen Passion Play 2016 ‘A light Undimmed’ will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre over two performances on Saturday 26th March 2016. The matinee performance will begin !at 2.30pm and the evening at 7.30pm. Both will last approximately 2 hours. Tickets, costing £10, can be purchased on line at www.smallwoodenplatform.com
For further information contact Craig Smith via the above web site or on 07535!021388.

Darwin or Design? The re-emergence of Intelligent Design poses formidable problems for the all pervasive  Darwinian world view. Prof. David Galloway, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and Dr. Alistair Noble, former research scientist and HM Inspector of Schools in Scotland, describe the science of cosmic and biological design, and its implications for faith at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 16 April. The cost of the day is £5 and includes a light lunch. To book a place reply to enquiries@dcfchurch or 01224733979 by 14 April.


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. Thanks to all who have donated over recent months. Your contribution has been invaluable to those less fortunate than ourselves.

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.