Week commencing 7 October 2018


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

Sunday Evening@ 6.30pm Fellowship Choir Practice

Monday: Ladies Bible StudyDiesel Youth Club 

Tuesday: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study: Young Adults Group

Thursday: Mainly Music; Fuel Youth Club

Friday: Seniors@ACF



Morning Worship at 10.30am: No Communion: Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking and Matthew Smith 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

The Fellowship Choir: Following the very successful tour of ACF and PCF at Easter, The Fellowship Choir will reform 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.

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


Ladies Bible Study: 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) Weekly Youth Bible Study 7.00-9.00pm. Led by our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie


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. Aaron Harvey will lead prayer.

Young Adults Group (YAGS) 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


Mainly Music: 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

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 at 10.30am on 14 October. Communion. Cheri Young will be speaking and Malcolm Webb will lead worship.

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

Future events outwith ACF

Alpha Scotland Marriage & Parenting Courses: Marie Aitken from HTB, London will be holding a morning of sharing vision and an insight into running the Marriage, Marriage Prep and Parenting Courses. The event will be held from 10.30am-12.30pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at Mannofield Parish Church. If you are interested in attending this free event, please get in touch with Brian Boyd

Teen Challenge Freedom Prayer: An evening to learn more of the work of Teen Challenge North East Scotland and to thoughtfully and prayerfully support the work of this Christian addiction recovery charity, in order to see lives changed and God glorified. If you are able to attend at 7pm on Thursday October 25, at Sheddocksley Baptist Church please email Paul Beaton at

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

‘Fearless’ – The Baptist Assembly in Scotland: 25-26 October 20188 in the Concert Hall, Motherwell. Discounted rate of £70 if booked before 30 June 2018. to register online visit


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.

CLC Bookshop, Aberdeen

CLC bookshops are searching for a new shop manager. If you are missionally minded, looking for an exciting challenge and have good interpersonal skills, CLC would like to hear from you. For more information email the Commercial Director

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