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Week commencing 14 June 2015

Sunday worship at 10.30am (No Communion): Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word and James Packham will lead worship. Eight people are to be baptised, and will share their testimonies of God’s saving and sustaining grace during the service.

Children@ACF. Our Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team room (by the creche): P2-4 in the coffee hall; 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.

Home Groups: Held on the second and fourth weeks monthly. Groups next meet during the week commencing 14 June on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. For more information please contact Pete Henderson.

Youth activities:

The Step, Youth Cafe (S1-S6) is on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from 12.30-1.20pm. 

Fuel (P7-S3) Youth Cafe meets Fortnightly on a Friday Night from 7-9pm. Diesel (S3-S6) Weekly Youth Bible Study is on a Monday Night 7-9pm.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month after the evening service all the youth meet around at the Webbs from 7.45-9pm for a social. It is open to anyone in P7-S6.
For more details on any of the youth activities speak to Gillian MacKenzie.

Women’s Bible StudyMondays at 9.30am. This term the book by Joyce Meyer, ‘Battlefield of the mind’ will be studied. Ladies, please feel free to join this group. Creche provided.

Tuesdays at 7.30pm. Pastor Vijay Pillai will lead the study of the book of Hebrews . DJ Team will lead the time of prayer.

Mainly Music: 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 a blether. Speak to Bert or Beth Wilson for further information.

PAPRIKA; Mother and Toddler’s for Hungarian families: This group meets every Friday from 10am to 11.30am. For further information, or to volunteer to help, please contact Tabita at tabitadoczi@yahoo.com

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 21 June. (Communion) Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word and Brian will lead worship.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 21 June when our Youth Group will be taking the service.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. However due to the summer activities for children (see below), the next Messy Church is Sunday 6 September 2015. Messy Church is open to all children aged 3 to 11 years, Messy Church will include a wide range of appropriate activities for the children, who will also have some food together. See David Young for more information.

Giving Day – Sunday 28 June: We have now (nearly) reached the 5 year anniversary of having a new building !

We’re very excited about what God’s been doing with the extra space, and are looking forward to what He’s going to do next. Although not sure what that will look like, we do know there are some areas of the building and its facilities which need repair or improvement, and we want to do this over the summer period while it’s generally a lot quieter.

The key areas identified are:

  • Painting the gable wall
  • Some internal repairs – various leaks and ‘toilet issues’ need to be addressed!
  • Tech – upgrades to some of the projector/lighting and general IT gear that we increasingly rely on.
  • External lighting – we would like to fit some external lights to the pillars at the gate
  • We’re sure that there are other things we could do to increase our impact – please let us know if you spot anything that needs fixed, or if you can see an opportunity to invest in any aspect of our ministries which will help us to better serve God with His church.

The cost for all of this is going to be somewhere around £20K. In order to raise at least part of this sum we’ve organised a giving day for Sunday 28th June. We’ll have a second collection at the morning service. If you’re a regular attender or member please pray and consider what you could give over and above your regular giving.

If you’re a UK taxpayer we can reclaim some of the tax you pay on your donation – please contact Malcolm Webb for more information.If you’d like information on giving regularly to ACF Malcolm can provide standing order forms.

If you have any questions or comments please let any of the leadership team know.

Summer for children and families.

Step Out: 6-10 July, 10am – 12noon. The theme for the Holiday Club is Polar Explorers, open to ages 4 to P6. This will be a fun week learning about 5 amazing Bible characters. Consent forms available on the church website at www.aberdeencf.com/kids. The week will close with Step Out Sunday on 12 July , 10.30am to 11.30am , a service celebrating our Step Out Holiday Club, sharing favourite songs and stories from the week with the church family.

Youth: during that same week there will be evening activities for P7 – S6 from 7pm – 9pm.

Family Picninc: Sunday 9 August, 1pm – 3pm at the Duthie Park. A church-wide picnic at the park with games for youngsters! In the event of bad weather we will meet at the church instead.

Future events outwith ACF: 

Annual Baptist Assembly in Scotland: Will this year be held at the Civic Centre, Motherwell on Thursday 29th and Wednesday 30th October. For further information, including costs, please go to the Baptist Assembly in Scotland website at

www.baptistassemblyinscotland.org

News:

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: With effect from Sunday 3 May, ACF will be collecting clothes and drink cans for recycling, the proceeds going to support the work of Tumaini. There will be a collecting bucket in the foyer. Every donation helps.