Week commencing 22 May 2016

Sunday worship at 10.30am (Communion). Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word to us and James Packham will lead worship.  Crèche facilities are available during the service. Refreshments are served after the service.

Children@ACF. Our Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team 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.

Home Groups: Meet on the second and fourth weeks each month. There are groups on a Sunday, and on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.Please speak to Pete Henderson for further details.

Youth activities: 

Fuel (P7-S3) Weekly Youth Cafe meets on a Thursday 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 be leading the study in Exodus and David Young 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 29 May (No Communion). Daniel Paterson will be bringing God’s Word to us and Brian Boyd will lead worship.

Sunday evening services are usually held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 5 June when Brian Boyd will be speaking and Malcolm Webb leading worship.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 5 June 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.

Family Portraits:  On Saturday 28 May the Family Portrait People are giving families the opportunity to have a professional family portrait taken for only £15, a significant proportion of which they will donate to ACF. Each family will be given their own 10 minute sitting, and a 10×12 inch family portrait in a glass frame. Cheques made payable to Aberdeen Christian Fellowship.

The photographer will be available to take any additional photographs of your choice, which will be available for purchase at a reduced price and will include a CD of all your images. Bookings will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and should be made by contacting Mandy Garden on 07882554983, or by completing one of the forms available at ACF and returning it to her.

Future events outwith ACF:

Baptist Union of Scotland Assembly: ‘Gazing on God’s Glory’, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2016, Rothes Hall, Glenrothes. Flyers giving details of the Assembly are available in the church foyer. Registration for anyone wishing to attend is via the website, www.baptistassemblyinscotland.org or by phoning 01414236169. An early booking discount is available for bookings made and paid for before 30 June.


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. 

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.