Week commencing 1 September 2019


Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am.  Communion.                             

Monday: Ladies Bible Study @ 9.30am

Tuesday: Prayer Meeting @7pm; Young Adults Group @8.30pm


Thursday: Mainly Music@ 10am: Spark After School Club @ 4pm; Fuel/Diesel youth clubs @ 7pm

Friday:  Seniors @ACF,  10.30am



Sunday worship at 10.30am. Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking, and the worship will be led by Malcolm Webb.

Children’s Church @ ACF. Sunday morning activities for children are held from 11am – 12 noon. These are: 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: This P7-S2 group meet in the youth room at the front of the main hall. For more information contact Nikki Baggaley.

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: Every week from 9.30 -11.15 am, apart from school holidays. Please join us whenever you can for a friendly, informal Bible study, followed by a time of prayer. A creche will be available if needed. Ladies from other churches (or no church at all!) are very welcome to join us.

Our study this term is called Longing. We long to be happy and whole, for intimacy and purpose. God made us this way…Longing is awoken in us when we experience the brokenness of a fallen world… This study invites us to turn to God to satisfy our deepest longings.

Please contact Annabel Turner belle@belleturner.com or Isabel McHardy imchardy@btinternet.com if you have any questions. Or just turn up!


Prayer Meeting: 7.00pm. Led by  David Young

Young Adults Group (YAGS) .  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 our Pastor Vijay Pillai.


Men’s Fellowship 7pm, when we will watch a dvd entitled ‘Mates’, followed by discussion over teas and coffees. Feel free to invite some of your mates to this event. For further information contact Phil Smith, Mattie Smith or Len Milne.


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.

Diesel (S3-S6) and Fuel (P7-S3) 7pm-9pm. These weekly Youth Cafes will merge for the autumn term. For more information contact Kevin and Siobhan Johnston or the church office.


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 8 September at 10.30am. No Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking, and Mattie Smith will lead worship.

Sunday Evening worship @ 6pm: This monthly service will next be held on 15 September.

Future events outwith ACF

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

Really Advanced Notice!!

The next Glorious Ladies Conference in Aberdeen will be held on 21 March 2020 in the Music Hall. More information will follow, but ladies, get it in your diaries now, and guys, you do the same, as you can volunteer to serve at it, or look after the children (if applicable). Talk about a rock and a hard place.


Please remember that Gillian MacKenzie, our Youth Pastor, is on Sabbatical meantime, returning on 20 October. For Gillian this is a time for rest, reflection, renewal and refreshing, so it would be helpful for us to respect her time away from us at ACF, whilst remembering her in prayer.

Vijay, Nikki, Siobhan and Kevin will be picking up the leadership roles in Yags, Ignite, Fuel and Diesel (See above)  

CFINE Emergency Foodbank.

To ease the burden on families in need, some children are provided breakfast and lunch at schools. Local Impact considers it appropriate for us at ACF to help support meantime 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.

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.