Week commencing 30 June 2019


Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am. Pastor 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. No Communion.  Pastor Vijay Pillai will be concluding our series’ Tough Questions’.This week the subject is ‘ Is Christianity past it’s sell by date? How relevant is Christianity in today’s society?  Churches are being turned into pubs and hardly anyone goes to church on a Sunday.  Is it relevant? Malcolm Webb will lead worship. This service will be followed by a Fellowship Lunch.

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. This is a ‘Spark’ Sunday, so children should go directly to Children’s Church.

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 Gillian MacKenzie

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.


Men’s Fellowship will next meet at Albury Sports Centre at 7pm on Wednesday 5 July for an evening of  ‘ Choose Your Greens’, aka putting or bowling, followed by refreshments at the Ferryhill House Hotel. Please feel very free to invite friends.


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. This is the last of the session, and mm will meet at the Duthie Park for a picnic.

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:

 Sunday worship on 7 July at 10.30am.  Cheri Young will be speaking. This will be a joint service with ACF and PCF, and will be followed by a bar-b-q at the home of the Johnstone’s.

Sunday Evening worship @ 6pm: Next held on 21 July.

Future events outwith ACF

New Scottish Hymns Band: To celebrate the launch of their new album, Joy will follow, the Band will be at Deeside Christian Fellowship on Sunday 11 August, 2019 at 6.30 pm. Tickets, costing £8 and £10, can be purchased from DCF (01224 739180) or at www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/new-scottish-hymns-band-9893143611.

Cast Your Cares: Banchory Christian Fellowship Church is hosting a conference on Saturday 21 September 2019 when Helen Thorne and Dominic Smart will take an in-depth look at what the Bible says on the subject of anxiety and how we might apply its guidance in practice. For  further information and tickets, please go to  https://www.bcfchurch.org.uk/

Baptist Union of Scotland Assembly 2019. Celebrating the Assembly’s 150th Anniversary at Motherwell Concert Hall on 1st and 2nd November. Speakers are Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society, and Martin Clarke, Lead Pastor at Hillview Community Church, Cults. Sung worship lead by Celtic Worship. Gala Dinner on the evening of the 1st: Live Streams Saturday with activities for all ages: Young Leaders – Conference for those aged 14-21.

Early Bird rate of £100 to 30 June. Thereafter £120. Information and registration: www.scottishbaptist.com/assembly/

Young Leaders Conference registration www.scottishbaptist.co./busyounger


CFINE Emergency Foodbank.

To ease the burden on families in need, some children are provided breakfast and lunch at schools. However with the holidays fast approaching that will change for many, so additional supplies will be required. Local Impact considers it appropriate for us at ACF to help support in these circumstances by collecting for the CFINE Foodbank which will distribute foodstuffs where need is identified. Please consider supporting this initiative by adding a couple of items to your shopping, and placing them in the yellow receptacle at the church entrance.

Foods: Tinned meals (macaroni, mince, desserts etc) rice, pasta, soup, cooking sauce, beans, sugar, cereal, tinned fruit, snacks, biscuits.

Non Foods: Toiletries, toilet rolls, nappies, toys.

Thank you.

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.