Week commencing 22 December 2019


Sunday: Morning Worship @10.30am             

Monday: All is Calm @7pm

Tuesday: Carol Service@7pm

Wednesday: Christmas Day service@10.30am





Sunday worship at 10.30am. No Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking and Brian Boyd leading worship

Children’s Church @ ACF. Children’s Church all together over holiday period. 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 our youth Pastor Gillian MacKenzie. Off over the holidays

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


Ladies Bible Study: Off over the holidays. Every week from 9.30 -11.15 am,  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!

All Is Calm – A time to stop and reflect amid a busy and sometimes difficult season. 7pm-8pm. Led by Elaine Henderson.


Carol Service: Traditional service led by Brian Boyd. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring a short Christmas message.

Prayer Meeting: 7pm-8pm. No meeting this week

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 Youth Pastor Gillian MacKenzie. No meeting this week


Christmas Morning Service @10.30am;  A service of Scripture readings and Carols, led by Malcolm Webb. Children encouraged to bring one of their presents.


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. Off for the holidays.

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. for further information please contact our Children’s Pastor, David Young. No Spark now until the New Year.

Fuel Youth Club (P7-S3) 7pm-9pm.  For more information contact our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie Off for the holidays.


Seniors: 10.30am to 12 noon. Food, quizzes, teas, coffees and laughter. Speak to Rona Boyd for further information or contact the church office. Resumes 10 January 2020.

Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship on 29 December at 10.30am. Communion: Our annual service of Thanksgiving, led by Kath Robertson. This service is followed by a Church Lunch to which all are invited.

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

Tumaini Fund Scotland Christmas Appeal: Our appeal this year is to bring Hope to our orphans through education. Each child needs a set of hard backed jotters called ‘Daftari’ in order to attend school. We are delighted to be partnering with other sister Tumaini charities in order to support our ‘sons and daughters of Tumaini’ who have already overcome so much in order to attend secondary school. Every £10 raised will provide an orphan with the opportunity to be in each school for the year complete with exercise books they need.

Please consider joining with us in supporting our orphan children in need:

Please contact Donna (07968 270049) to obtain your gift card. We have a variety of cards to choose from.