Sunday worship at 10.30am (Communion). Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word to us and James Packham will lead worship. Crèche facilities are available during the service. Refreshments are served after the service.
Annual Church Picnic: Will be held this year after morning worship on Sunday 14 August at the Duthie Park. Games provided, but take your own picnic!
Children@ACF. All DJ Team children will meet in the DJ Team room each Sunday throughout the school holidays except for Sunday 10 July. Please note there will be no Ignite on 17, 24 and 31 July, and 7 August.
Our usual Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team room (by the crèche): P2-P3 in the coffee hall; P4, P5 & P6 are in the cube room; *Parents, please pick your children up after the service* ; Ignite: P7 – S2 Bible Study meets in the youth room at the front of the main hall. All groups run from 11am to 12 noon.
Youth: All youth activities will resume after the school holidays.
Our usual activities for youth are:
Fuel (P7-S3) Weekly Youth Cafe meets on a Thursday night from 7.00-9.00pm.
Diesel (S3-S6) Weekly Youth Bible Study is on a Monday Night 7.00-9.00pm.
On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month after the evening service all the youth meet around at the Webbs from 7.45-9.00pm for a social. It is open to anyone in P7-S6.
For more details on any of the youth activities speak to Gillian MacKenzie.
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Vijay will be leading the study in Exodus and Gillian MacKenzie the prayer time.
Mainly Music is a fun music time for parents/caregivers and their preschool children, followed by coffee and free play session. It meets every Thursday from 10.00am -11.15am during school term time. If you are interested in coming along, please contact or speak to Donna Cuthill.
Seniors Friday: Held every Friday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Food, quizzes, teas, coffees and laughter. Speak to Bert or Beth Wilson for further information.
Future Events at ACF:
Sunday worship at 10.30am on 21 August (No Communion). Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word to us and Matthew Smith will lead worship.
Sunday evening services are normally held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 21 August when Malcolm Webb will be speaking.
Women’s Bible Study: Resumes on Monday 22 August at 9.30am and continues every Monday during term time. This session the study book is ‘Whole of Life for Christ’ by Anthony Billington and Mark Green. Creche available. All ladies welcome!
Messy Church: Is usually held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. However due to the summer holiday activities there is no Messy Church in July or August – it will return on September 4th with a special event featuring author and storyteller Renita Boyle
Messy Church is open to all children aged 3 to 11 years, and will include a wide range of appropriate activities for the children, who will also have some food together. Messy Church is a great opportunity for children to invite their friends to something where they will hear the gospel, and their parents might just also, so if you’re not in the habit of taking the children, please consider it. See David Young for more information.
PAPRIKA; Mother and Toddler’s for Hungarian families: This group is finished for the summer holidays and will resume on Tuesday 23 August. For further information, or to volunteer to help, please contact Tabita at firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Group bar-b-q will be held after church on Sunday 21 August at the home of Dave and Aileen Johnstone. Take your own picnic. Open to all at ACF whether in a home group or not. Speak to Dave J for directions.
Future events outwith ACF:
Half day mens conference: Banchory Christian Fellowship is hosting their annual half day conference on Saturday 3 September from 8.30am to 1.15pm. Guest speaker will be Dominic Smart on the topic ‘Men, Culture and Christ’. Booking forms available from Brian Boyd.
Is God past His sell by date? Following a three course dinner, and hosted by Fernilea Gospel Hall, John Blanchard (author of ‘Does God believe in Atheists’) will give a talk at The Atholl Hotel asking that very question, after which he will take questions. Friday 16 September is the date, and the evening starts at 7,30pm. Tickets are £10 and must be purchased in advance by phoning 07715484934.
Popular Christian Apologetics. A conference with John Blanchard addressing three questions,’ Where is God when things go wrong?’, ‘Evolution: Fact or fiction?’ and ‘Why believe the Bible?’. Saturday 17 September from 3.00pm to 7.30pm at Fernilea Gospel Hall.
Baptist Union of Scotland Assembly: ‘Gazing on God’s Glory’, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2016, Rothes Hall, Glenrothes. Flyers giving details of the Assembly are available in the church foyer. Registration for anyone wishing to attend is via the website, www.baptistassemblyinscotland.org or by phoning 01414236169. An early booking discount is available for bookings made and paid for before 30 June.
ACF FOOD BANK: To support The Lighthouse and others in need, food items such as cereal, sugar,tea, coffee, biscuits, and tins/jars/packets of soup, meat, meals, vegetables, together with household cleaning items and toiletries, can be donated. Plastic collecting bins will be in the foyer for this purpose.
RECYCLING FOR TUMAINI: ACF is collecting clothes and drink cans for recycling, the proceeds going to support the work of Tumaini. There is a collecting bucket in the foyer. Every donation helps.