News

Week commencing 10 March 2010

AT A GLANCE

Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am with Vijay Pillai speaking  

Monday: Ladies Bible Study;Diesel Youth Club

Tuesday: Prayer Meeting: Young Adults Group

Thursday: Mainly Music: Spark: Fuel Youth Club

Friday:  Seniors@ACF

IN MORE DETAIL

Sunday

Morning Worship at 10.30am: No Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking and Malcolm Webb will lead worship.

Children’s Church @ ACF. Usual Sunday morning activities for children are held from 11am – 12 noon and comprise: New born to age 3 – Creche in the Rainbow room. Age 3 to P2’s in the DJ Team room (by the crèche); P3 to P6 in the Cube room; For more information contact our Children’s Pastor, David Young.

Ignite: 11am-12 noon: P7-S2’s meet in the youth room at the front of the main hall. For more information contact our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie.

Home Groups: Meet on various evenings throughout the city. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the church office for more information.

Monday

Ladies Bible Study: 9.30-11.30am. A study, entitled ‘Discovering your spiritual gifts’ is being discussed this term, to which all ladies are invited for a great time of fellowship around God’s Word. There is room for new members to join and you will be warmly welcomed. The group runs during term time. No creche available meantime.

Diesel (S3-S6):  Weekly Youth Bible Study 7.00-9.00pm. Led by our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie

Tuesday

Prayer Meeting: 7.00pm. Led by  Pete Henderson on behalf of the Leadership Team

Young Adults Group (YAGS)  is for those S6/17 years old, students and young people. We meet 9-10.30pm for hot chocolate, a catch up and Bible study. For further information contact Gillian MacKenzie on gillian@aberdeencf.com.

Thursday

Mainly Music: 10.00-11.30am. A pre-school, faith based singing group for children and their carers, followed by coffee and free play session. If you are interested in coming along, please e-mail Pamela at maclure13@gmail.com

Spark: An after-school group for Nursery & P1-7’s that meets every Thursday during term-time from 4-6pm. We have crafts, games, Bible stories, songs, and more, and we even end each session with some dinner! Spark costs £3/family to attend. We’ll also have monthly ‘Spark Sundays’ where we’ll gather to present something in our morning worship service.

Fuel (P7-S3) Weekly Youth Cafe 7.00-9.00pm. For more information contact our Youth Pastor, Gillian MacKenzie.

Friday

Seniors@ACF: 10.30am to 12 noon. Food, quizzes, teas, coffees and laughter. Speak to Rona Boyd for further information or contact the church office.

Future Events at ACF

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 17 March 2019. Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will be speaking and Brian Boyd will lead worship.

Evening Worship at 6pm: The next service will be on 17 March, John Buchanan from PCF will be leading the worship and our first speaker will be Ricky Bain, Regional Director (North) of CVM Scotland, Christian Vision for Men, www.cvm.org.uk/scotland/

There will also be a time to pray for issues relating to introducing men to Jesus and introducing men to the Church.

Men’s Group: An opportunity for the men of  ACF and friends to get together over food, and discuss what a men’s group at ACF should look like going forward. 7pm, Wednesday 20 March. Please try to get there, guys. Please contact Phil Smith on philipjasmith@yahoo.com for more information.

Easter Weekend

19 April: Good Friday service at 7pm led by Craig Smith

20 April: Family Fun Day  Watch this space for more details.

21 April: Easter Sunday worship including baptisms. Anyone interested in finding out more about baptism, or wishing to be bapstided, please speak with  our Pastor, Vijay Pillai.

21 April: Evening worship @ 6pm featuring a team from Tumaini Scotland.

Future events outwith ACF

Thrive Aberdeen Conference: Living the gospel in and through your work place. Hear from a variety of speakers together with worship, workshops and times for personal reflection. Friday 15th March at 7.oopm and Saturday 16 March at 9am, at the Treetops Double Tree Hilton, Aberdeen. For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thrive-conference-2019-tickets-49081106912

News

Care for the church: The recently formed Design Team is doing an excellent job of improving the look of the inside of the building, yes there is a but, but we who use it aren’t supporting them too well. Cups, glasses, bottles of water, tissues (used), and other stuff are being left throughout the building, particularly the main hall. If you tak it in, could ye tak it oot fan ye go,please?

While there is no issue with the young folks using the various rooms after the services, it would be good if they tidied up after themselves (forlorn hope?). Same with the creche. Perhaps parents of the children who use the rooms could check these rooms for a quick tidy before going home. If that doesn’t happen someone else who attends church will have to do it!

To support that plea we are looking at how to improve the overall cleanliness of the interior, to be good stewards of what we have been graciously given.

Rant over!!

Hope Counselling has a job opportunity for a Volunteer Counsellor, who must have an active Christian faith and be a registered member of BACP . Please see the church noticeboard for further details or e-mail info@hope-counselling.org.uk

Please check out our website, www.aberdeencf.com,for news about our church plant, Portlethen Christian Fellowship and continue to pray for that outreach.