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Week commencing 16 November 2014

Sunday Worship at 10.30am (Communion). Glenn Innes will be visiting us and will bring God’s Word. 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 16 November and will be led by our Youth Group.

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.  The study will be based on the book ‘The Shelter of God’s Promises’ by Sheila  Walsh. 

Church AGM: Tuesday 18 November 2014, 7.30pm. All welcome, you don’t have to be a member to attend. Please make every effort to come, to worship together, hear what’s been happening and to participate in group discussion and feedback on what we’re doing, what we could do better, and what we could do in the future as we continue to look at the subject of  what does growth look like at ACF. 

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.

Men’s Group: Held every two weeks. We next meet on Thursday 20 November at 7.30pm. Speak to James Packham for further information

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.

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 23 November (No Communion): Our Pastor, Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. Malcolm Webb will lead worship.

Home Groups: Held on the second and fourth weeks monthly. Groups next meet week commencing 9 November on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. For more information please contact Pete Henderson.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 7 December. 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.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesday 7.30pm. Will resume on 25 November when our Pastor, Vijay Pillai, will lead the study in the book of Hebrews.This week the prayer time will be led by Mandy Garden

Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society: The healthcare charity EMMS International is running a church roadshow from 28 November to 12 December at 5 Scottish venues in supportive of our Sunday’s child appeal to provide pain relief to cancer sufferers in Malawi.

Date:  December 6th – 7:30-9:30 pm: Location: Aberdeen Christian Fellowship: Time: Doors open 7pm. Join EMMS and Eloho Efemuai for a special evening of live gospel music and inspirational stories as we get into the festive spirit. We will be joined by Dr. Cornelius Huwa who will talk about our work on providing compassionate healthcare and pain relief to cancer sufferers in Malawi. Free will offering will be uplifted and all donations raised on the night will be matched by the UK Government’s Match funding scheme.

Future events outwith ACF: 

Christians in Sport: CIS is holding a ‘Clubhouse’ event in Aberdeen providing a great opportunity for Christian sportspeople across the city to be encouraged, envisioned and equipped to reach their world of sport for Christ.  It also allows church leaders and workers the opportunity to consider how their church might engage with sport in their community.

Friday 21st November, Hebron Evangelical Church, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start-9.30pm; Free entry (donations on the night); 16yrs+ (14-15 yr olds can come with a parent/adult). Bookings can be made at www.christiansinsport.org.uk/clubhouse

News:

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS: We are now collecting donations for our annual hamper outreach. Each hamper is given to those in need in our community. Included in each, along with  all food items, is a booklet explaining the meaning of Christmas. Please contribute non perishables such as tins of fruit, meat, soup, dried good, tea, coffee, biscuits, rice/pasta, and, of course chocolate. Many thanks.

Friends International: Friends Int are needing hosts for another 30 international students who have signed up to their hospitality scheme. Anyone interested or looking for more details should contact Isabel McHardy at church.(An opportunity to reach the nations in the comfort of your own living room!!)

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.DUE TO CHURCHES GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR HARVEST THANKSGIVING APPEALS, THE CURRENT SHOE BOX APPEAL, AND THE UPCOMING CHRISTMAS HAMPER APPEAL, THE FOOD BANK WILL RESUME IN JANUARY 2015.