Week commencing 28 August 2016

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

Home Groups: Meet throughout the city on the second and fourth Sundays, and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings of the month. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the office for further details.

Children’s Church@ACF: 

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.


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

Fuel (P7-S3) Weekly Youth Cafe meets on a Thursday night from 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 Study: Meets every Monday at 9.30am during term time. This session the study book is  ‘Whole of Life for Christ’ by Anthony Billington and Mark Green. Creche available. All ladies welcome!

PAPRIKA; Mother and Toddler’s for Hungarian families: Meets every Tuesday at 10am in the coffee hallFor further information, or to volunteer to help, please contact Tabita at tabitadoczi@yahoo.com

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Vijay will continue the study in Exodus and Mandy will lead prayer.

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.

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 4 September (No Communion). Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word to us and Malcolm Webb will lead worship.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 4 September when Vijay and Ryan will be speaking. Brian Boyd will lead worship

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. The next Messy Church will be on September 4th with a special event featuring author and storyteller Renita Boyle

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.

Alpha Course: Alpha at ACF will commence at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 September with a meal (curry prepared by Vijay and others). It will run for 12 weeks, with a 2 week break for the school holidays. Please give someone you know who doesn’t know Jesus, the opportunity to get to know Him by inviting them to Alpha. For further information, or if you intend coming to Alpha, please let Brian know on 07773724558 or office@aberdeencf.com

Future events outwith ACF:

Half day mens conference: Banchory Christian Fellowship is hosting their annual half day conference on Saturday 3 September from 8.30am to 1.15pm. Guest speaker will be Dominic Smart on the topic ‘Men, Culture and Christ’. Booking forms available from Brian Boyd.

Is God past His sell by date? Following a three course dinner, and hosted by Fernilea Gospel Hall, John Blanchard (author of ‘Does God believe in Atheists’) will give a talk at The Atholl Hotel asking that very question, after which he will take questions. Friday 16 September is the date, and the evening starts at 7,30pm. Tickets are £10 and must be purchased in advance by phoning 07715484934.

Popular Christian Apologetics. A conference with John Blanchard addressing three questions,’ Where is God when things go wrong?’, ‘Evolution: Fact or fiction?’ and ‘Why believe the Bible?’. Saturday 17 September  from 3.00pm to 7.30pm at Fernilea Gospel Hall.

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.