Week commencing 26 May 2019


Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am with Vijay Pillai speaking.  Spark Sunday. 

Monday: Ladies Bible StudyDiesel

Tuesday: Prayer Meeting: Young Adults

Thursday: Mainly Music: Spark: Fuel

Friday:  Seniors@ACF; 



Sunday worship at 10.30am. Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will be continuing the series ‘Tough Questions’ with   ‘Blind faith or reasoned faith? ‘ What is faith?  Is there any evidence for faith? Is there anything or anyone worth putting my faith in?  Worship will be led by Malcolm Webb. This is a ‘Spark’ Sunday, so parents please take your children directly to the coffee hall.

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. As this is a ‘Spark’ Sunday all the children should go directly to the coffee hall prior to the service.

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

Home Groups: Meet on various evenings throughout the city. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the church office for more information.


Ladies Bible Study: 9.30-11.30am. A study, entitled ‘Discovering your spiritual gifts’ 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. No creche available meantime.

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

‘Parenting for Faith Course’, began on May 13th at ACF. This 8-week programme is for parents, grandparents, carers, and all those involved in raising children; for those with a heart to see their kids grow in faith and relationship with God.

Meet at the church each Monday from 7-8:30pm and each session will be video-led, with time for discussion and reflection. Here is a bit more info from their website:

“The goal of the course is to help parents discover that they are perfectly positioned to show their children the reality of a life with God and to empower them to have their own vibrant two-way relationship with him.”

To find out more check out parentingforfaith.org/course and to register your interest in attending please contact David Young (david@aberdeencf.com) directly.


Prayer Meeting: 7.00pm. Led by Aaron Harvey

Young Adults Group (YAGS)  is for those S6/17 years old, students and young people. We meet 8.30-10.00pm 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.  A pre-school, faith based singing group for children and their carers, followed by coffee and free play session. If you are interested in coming along, please e-mail Pamela at maclure13@gmail.com.

Spark: An after-school group for Nursery & P1-7’s that meets every Thursday during term-time from 4-6pm. We have crafts, games, Bible stories, songs, and more, and we even end each session with some dinner! Spark costs £3/family to attend. We’ll also have monthly ‘Spark Sundays’ where we’ll gather to present something in our morning worship service.

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

2 June Sunday worship at 10.30am. No Communion.  Pastor Vijay Pillai will continue the series ‘Tough Questions’ with ‘ How can a ‘loving’ God send people to Hell? Does Hell really exist?  What is Hell like?  Is it warm? Should a loving God not send everyone to Heaven?  Worship will be led by Elaine Henderson

2 June: Film Evening @6pm: ‘Tortured For Christ’  tells the story of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, imprisoned in a Romanian prison for 14 years for being a Christian, enduring torture and solitary confinement. Parents should consider the content of this film before allowing children to view it.

Men’s Fellowship: Will next meet at 7pm on 5 June for a Q&T evening. Q&T is not a new drink, but a cocktail of Quiz and Testimony. For more information please contact Phil Smith.

Sunday Evening worship @ 6pm: The next service will be on 16 June.

Future events outwith ACF

Confident Christianity: Sharing the gospel in an age of tough questions. 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 1 June 2019 at Hebron Evangelical Church, Summer Street.

Do you find the thought of talking about Jesus to friends, neighbours, classmates or colleagues daunting?
Do you sometimes find yourself thinking “what if I say something that makes God look bad?” Or wondering what happens if they raise a challenging question or objection to which you’re unable to respond?
Well, you’re not alone! In the fast-paced, skeptical and secular culture in which we live, most of us find evangelism a bit daunting. That’s why Solas is partnering with ACF, Hebron, and three other churches, for this conference. We will help you become confident and empowered to talk about Jesus more naturally, engage in evangelism that persuades people, and feel equipped to answer the questions of your friends.


Andy Bannister “How to talk about Jesus without looking like an idiot” “Are we matter or do we matter?”
Mark Stirling “Everyone believes in something” “Can I disagree without being disagreeable?”
David Galloway “Life’s design: The real deal or an illusion?” “Can science explain everything?”
Max Baker-Hytch “What can historians tell us about Jesus?” “Why isn’t God more obvious?”

Tickets £15 adult / £5 concession Lunch provided
Contact: community@hebronaberdeen.org.uk 01224 642221 or hebron-evangelical.co.uk/solas

Praise Gathering 2019 will take place in the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 15th June and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd June.

There are now 400+ singers in the choir from over 150 Scottish churches and they will be joined by a live band and the PG Youth Choir.

We are also delighted to have Graham Kendrick as our special guest at the Perth event, writer of classic worship songs such as Shine Jesus Shine, Knowing You, The Servant King, and Amazing Love.

In Glasgow, our guest is Paul Baloche, writer of congregational favourites such as Open the Eyes of My Heart, Above All, Praise is Rising, and Your Name.

Tickets are on sale from the respective Box Offices :
Perth: 01738 621 031, www.horsecross.co.uk
Glasgow : 0131 353 8000, www.glasgowconcerthalls.com


Wheelchair: A wheelchair has been kindly donated to the church, and is available to anyone attending ACF  who has mobility difficulties. Please speak with one of the duty stewards for assistance.

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