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Week commencing 15 March 2015

Sunday Worship at 10.30am. Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word, looking, from Scripture, at the kind of church we would like to be. Elaine Henderson will lead worship.

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.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 15 March when Malcolm Webb will be speaking and James Packham will lead worship.

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.

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

Tuesdays at 7.30pm. During this month of Celebration we watch a video presentation, discuss the content and pray in groups, as we look at the kind of church we want ACF to be.Please make every effort to attend this special and very thought provoking series.

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.

SATURDAY CELEBRATION 21 MARCH: The third day of events in our month of celebration is the

Family Walk at Hazlehead Park. We meet at the site of the former Dobbies  Garden Centre at 9.30am,  gently walk for an hour before returning for a bacon roll and coffee etc. Please reserve your place by visiting the ACF website and signing up.

‘Pilate: A man of mistakes and missed opportunities. A short play presented by the Aberdeen Passion. 7.30pm at ACF. Entry free.

We’d love you to attend at least one of these events, and, if possible, bring someone with you who doesn’t normally come to ACF.

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 22 March. No Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. Brian Boyd will lead worship.

Home Groups: Held on the second and fourth weeks monthly. Groups next meet during the week commencing 22 March on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. For more information please contact Pete Henderson.

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Nefarious is a ​movie documentary that shows the extent and impact of the trade of human beings for the sex industry. Made by Exodus Cry, a Christian orginisation, this moving documentary is not suitable for those under 16 years of age. It will be shown at ACF on Thursday 26 March at 7pm. There will be representatives of A21 Campaign present. This event is free. For further information please speak with Annemiek.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 3 May 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.

March Celebration: To celebrate God’s goodness to us at ACF, and to promote the different ministries, there will be a range of activities over the various weekends in March, except for Sunday 1st. This will present a great opportunity to invite friends, family, neighbours, to the different activities as we try to reach others for Christ. A diary of events is now available, so please use this as a guide to pray, to invite others and then SIGN UP ON LINE OR AT THE CHURCH.

Future events outwith ACF: 

Single Life Workshop.  Held by Nothing Hidden Ministries.  It is a 3.5 day intensive course for single people. It is a way that the church can address issues that singles face.The workshop is 1-4 May, 2015 at Wellsprings Church, Newcraighall, Edinburgh.Cost –  £130 (£125 early bird deal is book by 16 Jan (pay by 30 Jan). Workshop Leaders: Jeremy & Justin Byrne. For more information contact slwkatrina@gmail.com | facebook SLW Scotland.To apply go to  www.nothinghidden.com

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.

 A21 Campaign: To raise awareness of human trafficking and to raise funds for the campaign a trek has been organised to climb the highest peak in North Africa, which s in Morocco. It will be from 6th to 13th June. For more information see the link below

http://www.humachallenge.com/Charity-Challenge/Morocco/The-A21-Campaign/A21-Mt-Toubkal-Charity-Trek

Anyone interested should contact Annemeike at AmiekV07@Gmail.com