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Week commencing 21 October 2018

AT A GLANCE

Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am: No Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai speaking.

                  Evening worship @ 6pm: Jenni Smith speaking

Sunday Evening@ 7.45pm Fellowship Choir Practice

Monday:  

Tuesday: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study: 

Thursday: 

Friday: Seniors@ACF

IN MORE DETAIL

Sunday

Morning Worship at 10.30am: No Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking with Elaine Henderson leading worship. Creche available

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.

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

Evening Worship @ 6pm: This service is held on the third Sunday of every month.The next service will be on 21st October, when Jenni Smith will be speaking.

The Fellowship Choir: Following the very successful tour of ACF and PCF at Easter, The Fellowship Choir has reformed to participate in the Christmas activities in, unsurprisingly, December. Choir practices will be held every Sunday from 6.30pm-7.30pm at ACF, up to the Christmas period. (On the third Sunday of every month the practice will be from 7.45pm-8.45pm to allow for the evening service). The Choir is open to all from aged 9 years upwards, and friends, neighbours, family are very welcome to participate. No auditions will be held, so come along and make a joyful noise.  As this is the third Sunday of the month, the practice will commence at 7.45pm

Home Groups: Meet throughout the city and throughout the week. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the office for further details.

Monday

Ladies Bible Study: CLOSED FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 9.30-11.30am. A study,entitled ‘Hearing God’ 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, but please note there will be no meeting on 24 September. No creche available meantime.

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

Tuesday

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: 7.30-9.00pm. Pastor Vijay Pillai will be leading our series entitled ‘ Tough Questions’ as we examine the subject of Human Sexuality from a Biblical perspective. Pete Henderson will lead prayer.

Young Adults Group (YAGS) CLOSED FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS is for those S6/17years old, students and young professionals. We meet 9.00-10.30pm for hot chocolate, a catch up and Bible study. For further information contact Gillian MacKenzie on gillian@aberdeencf.com.

Thursday

Mainly Music: CLOSED FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 10.00-11.30am. MM is a fun music time for parents/caregivers and their preschool children, followed by coffee and free play session. If you are interested in coming along, please e-mail Pamela at maclure13@gmail.com

Fuel (P7-S3) CLOSED FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Weekly Youth Cafe 7.00-9.00pm. For more information contact our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie

Friday

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 at 10.30am on 28 October. Communion. Aaron Harvey will be speaking and Matthew Smith will lead worship. Please note that the offering uplifted in this service will entirely go to the Indonesian Appeal via Barnabus Trust.

Church AGM: 7.30pm, Tuesday 13 November in the church. This meeting is open to all, and both members and regular attenders are encouraged to to attend as together we rejoice at how God has been working in and through ACF in the last year.

Future events outwith ACF

Care for the Family is hosting an evening entitled, ‘Left to their own devices’ – Confident parenting in a world of screens. To quote,

‘We’re passionate about supporting mums and dads looking to power up their parenting for the online generation. At Left To Their Own Devices? Katharine Hill and Philip Jinadu will honestly and practically discuss the opportunities and challenges the digital world brings, including:

  •  Safeguarding your family
    •    Selfies and self-worth
    •    Nurturing online resilience

You’ll come away with plenty of useful tips on how to embrace the good that technology has to offer whilst also protecting your children from the very real dangers’.

This event will be held at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church on Tuesday 6 November, from 7-10pm. Tickets can be purchased from Care from the Family on 029 2081 0800

Families Under Fire: Opposing state intrusion in family life.

The Christian Institute Scotland is holding an evening on the topics of Transgender lessons for 4 year olds| Named Persons|Criminalising loving parents|Freedom of speech, which will give attendees the biblical principles and the knowledge needed to respond with confidence.Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm, Banchory Christian Fellowship

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal:  

‘Bring some happiness to someone in need this Christmas’

ACF is participating again in the Blythswood Care, annual Shoebox Appeal. Shoeboxes, elastic bands and instruction leaflets will be available at church from Sunday 7th October until Sunday 28th October. All you need to do is fill a box with some simple necessities which will then be sent by Blythswood Care, to Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Kosovo, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine.

All boxes MUST be back at ACF by THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER.

Please help to bring some happiness to those in difficult circumstances this Christmas.

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