Week commencing 2 September 2018


Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am: Communion: Vijay Pillai speaking                                

Monday: Diesel Youth Club 

Tuesday: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study: Young Adults Group

Thursday: Mainly Music; Fuel Youth Club

Friday: Seniors@ACF



Morning Worship at 10.30am: Communion: Our Pastor, Vijay Pillai, will be speaking and Elaine Henderson leading worship. Creche available

Children’s Church @ ACF. Usual Sunday morning activities for children are held from 11am – 12 noon and comprise: New born to age 3 – Creche in the Rainbow room. Age 3 to P2’s in the DJ Team room (by the crèche); P3 to P6 in the Cube room; For more information contact our Children’s Pastor, David Young.

Ignite: 11am-12 noon: P7-S2’s meet in the youth room at the front of the main hall. Foe more information contact our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie

Home Groups: Meet throughout the city and throughout the week. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the office for further details.


Ladies Bible Study: 9.30-11.30am. Creche available

Diesel (S3-S6) Weekly Youth Bible Study 7.00-9.00pm. Led by our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: 7.30-9.00pm. We will be continuing the series entitled ‘God will make a way’, and prayer will be led by Gillian MacKenzie

Young Adults Group (YAGS) is for those S6/17years old, students and young professionals. We meet 9.00-10.30pm for hot chocolate, a catch up and Bible study. For further information contact Gillian MacKenzie on gillian@aberdeencf.com.


Mainly Music: 10.00-11.30am. MM is a fun music time for parents/caregivers and their preschool children, followed by coffee and free play session. If you are interested in coming along, please e-mail Pamela at maclure13@gmail.com

Fuel (P7-S3) Weekly Youth Cafe 7.00-9.00pm. For more information contact our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie


Seniors@ACF :10.30am to 12 noon. Food, quizzes, teas, coffees and laughter. Speak to Brian or Rona Boyd for further information or contact the church office.

Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 9 September. No Communion. Our Pastor, Vijay Pillai, will be speaking and Matthew Smith will lead worship.

ACF Family Ceilidh: Saturday 8 September, 7-9pm, in the church. Live music, dancing, fun, stovies and community. Free entry. A great outreach opportunity to invite friends, family, neighbours. Brian Boyd is looking for volunteers to assist with clearing the main hall of chairs, putting them back after the ceilidh, catering and general clearing up. He’d be very happy to hear from you.

Evening Worship @ 6pm on 16 September: This service will be led by singer/songwriter Clive Parnell with his band, as part of their UK wide tour in support of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). An offering will be uplifted which will go to support MAF. Another great opportunity to invite non ACFers.

Future events outwith ACF

Care for the Family is hosting an evening entitled, ‘Left to their own devices’ – Confident parenting in a world of screens. To quote,

‘We’re passionate about supporting mums and dads looking to power up their parenting for the online generation. At Left To Their Own Devices? Katharine Hill and Philip Jinadu will honestly and practically discuss the opportunities and challenges the digital world brings, including:

  •  Safeguarding your family
    •    Selfies and self-worth
    •    Nurturing online resilience

You’ll come away with plenty of useful tips on how to embrace the good that technology has to offer whilst also protecting your children from the very real dangers’.

This event will be held at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church on Tuesday 6 November, from 7-10pm. Tickets can be purchased from Care from the Family on 029 2081 0800

‘Fearless’ – The Baptist Assembly in Scotland: 25-26 October 20188 in the Concert Hall, Motherwell. Discounted rate of £70 if booked before 30 June 2018. to register online visit www.scottishbaptist.com/assembly/


Please check out our website, www.aberdeencf.com,for news about our church plant, Portlethen Christian Fellowship and continue to pray for that outreach.

The Lighthouse Support Centre is now partnering with Kings Community Church to provide a food bank for the community of Tillydrone. As a result, food will be donated independently, so there will be no more need for gifts of food from ACF.  A grateful ‘thank you’ to all those who have given to the Lighthouse Food Bank over the years. You have been a blessing to many and a huge encouragement to the volunteers at Lighthouse.

Aberdeen Cyrenians would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous donations of various food items. Your donation is very much appreciated and goes towards providing practical support for our many service users. Many thanks,

Catherine Aberdein-Souter

Fundraising Team
Aberdeen Cyrenians