Week commencing 16 September 2018


Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am: Communion: Vijay Pillai speaking.                                                               Evening Worship @ 6.00pm with Clive Parnell                               

Monday: Ladies Bible Study. 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 Malcolm Webb 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

Evening Worship @ 6pm: 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.

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. A study,entitled ‘Hearing God’ is being discussed this term, to which all ladies are invited for a great time of fellowship around God’s Word. There is room for new members to join and you will be warmly welcomed. The group runs during term time, but please note there will be no meeting on 24 September. No creche available meantime.

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. Vijay will be resuming our series on ‘Tough Questions’, this week looking at Sexuality. Prayer will be led by Aileen Johnstone

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 Rona Boyd for further information or contact the church office.

Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 23 September. NoCommunion. Our Youth Pastor, David Young, will be speaking and Elaine Henderson will lead worship.

The Fellowship Choir: Following the very successful tour of ACF and PCF at Easter, The Fellowship Choir will reform to participate in the Christmas activities in, unsurprisingly, December. Choir practices will commence on Sunday 30 September from 6.30pm-7.30pm at ACF, and every Sunday thereafter up to Christmas. (On the third Sunday of every month the practice will be from 7.45pm-8.45pm to allow for the evening service). The Choir is open to all from aged 9 years upwards, and friends, neighbours, family are very welcome to participate. No auditions will be held, so come along and make a joyful noise.

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.