Week commencing 29 September 2019


Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am: Spark Sunday: Fellowship lunch                         

Monday: Ladies Bible Study @ 9.30am

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

Wednesday: Men’s Fellowship

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: David Young will be speaking, and the worship will be led by Malcolm Webb. This is a ‘Spark’ Sunday’, so children should go directly to Children’s Church, joining the congregation later in the service. This service is followed by a Fellowship Lunch to which all are invited.

Children’s Church @ ACF. Normally, 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. However this, being the last Sunday of the month, is a ‘Spark’ Sunday, when the children go straight to Children’s Church for their activities, joining the congregation later.  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 Local Impact

Young Adults Group (YAGS) .  Yags is for those S6/17 years old, students and young people. We meet 8.30pm-10.00pm for hot chocolate, a catch up and Bible study. For further information contact our Pastor Vijay Pillai.


Men’s Fellowship: 7pm -9pm. All men are invited to an evening with Dez Johnston, Director of Alpha Scotland. Dez is funny, outrageous, and challenging as he tells his story, speaking from the heart. Not only is he worth hearing, he’s worth inviting others to hear him, so please do the inviting. 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 6 October at 10.30am. No Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking.

“Wee Celebration” Pizza & Movie Night: All are welcome to join us on Saturday 5th Oct from 4:30-6:30pm. We’ll have yummy pizza for all and we will be watching Lego Movie 2 – we might even have some popcorn on the go too! This event is free but any donations are gratefully received and will go to support the work of Scripture Union in the local area.

Sunday Evening worship @ 6pm: This (monthly) service will next be held on 20 October. Led by Craig Smith, we will hear a couple of testimonies during this service.

Cakes, Bakes and Faith: An evening of fun, food and faith with TV bakers Martha Collison and Will Torrent. Under the banner of Tearfund, Cakes Bakes and Faith will be visiting ACF on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £5, and are available from Cheri Young and Rona Boyd, or from Tearfund at www.tearfund.org/scotlandcakes.


Future events outwith ACF

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.


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.