Week commencing 31 January 2016

Sunday worship at 10.30am (Communion): Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring us God’s Word. Brian Boyd will lead worship. Crèche is available during this service. Refreshments are served after the service. This service will be followed with a Fellowship Lunch to which all are invited.

Children@ACF. Our 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 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 7.00-9.00pm.

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.

Women’s Bible StudyMondays at 9.30am during term time. This term, the book by Francis Chan called Crazy Love will be the basis of the study. The group meets in the cube room and pre school crèche is available.Please speak with Annabel if you are interested in attending.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Vijay will lead our continuing study of the book of Exodus. DJ Team will lead the prayer time.

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 laughter. 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 during term time. 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 7 February.No Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring us God’s Word. Malcolm Webb 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 7 February when Derek McHardy will be speaking on Psalm 88 in a message entitled ‘How could a Christian get depressed’. James Packham will lead worship.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 7th February 2016. 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.

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

Ceilidh: To raise funds for the Youth Group 2016 mission trip to Hungary, there will be a ceilidh in the church on Saturday 12 March 7pm to 9pm. Tickets costing £5 available on the night. Refreshments (no meal) will be provided. Music courtesy of ACF’s very own Ceilidh Band. Please invite friends, family  to what will be a really good night.

Future events outwith ACF:

Glorious 2016 Women’s Conference. Aberdeen Music Hall, 20 February, comprising 3 sessions entitled ‘Know’ 11am-1pm, ‘Grow’ 2.30pm-5.30pm and ‘Go’, 7.30pm-9.30pm. The speaker is founder of Romance Academy, Rachel Gardner, and worship will be led by Lynsey Clark. Tickets are £22 and can be bought from Aberdeen Box Office. For further information go to www.gloriousconf.com or email info@gloriousconf.com

The Aberdeen Passion Play 2016 ‘A light Undimmed’ will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre over two performances on Saturday 26th March 2016. The matinee performance will begin !at 2.30pm and the evening at 7.30pm. Both will last approximately 2 hours.

Tickets, costing £10, can be purchased on line at www.smallwoodenplatform.com
For further information contact Craig Smith via the above web site or on 07535!021388.


Aberdeen Street Pastors are currently recruiting volunteers to sustain their invaluable ministries to schools, retail outlets and on the streets of Aberdeen City Centre. Please contact Eleanor Forbes for further information.

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.