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Week Commencing 9 December 2018

AT A GLANCE

Sunday: Morning Worship @ 10.30am with Vijay Pillai speaking

Sunday Evening @ 6.00pm  Fellowship Choir Practice

Monday:  Ladies Bible Study: Diesel Youth Club

Tuesday: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting: Young Adults

Thursday: Mainly Music: Spark After-School Club: Youth Panto Trip

Friday: Seniors Christmas Party: Carols in the Car Park

IN MORE DETAIL

Sunday

Morning Worship at 10.30am: Communion Service. Vijay Pillai will be speaking with Matthew Smith leading 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

Evening Worship @ 6pm: This service is held on the third Sunday of every month.

The Fellowship Choir: Following the very successful tour of ACF and PCF at Easter, The Fellowship Choir has reformed to participate in the Christmas activities in, unsurprisingly, December. Choir practices will be held every Sunday from 6.30pm-7.30pm at ACF, up to the Christmas period. (On the third Sunday of every month the practice will be from 7.45pm-8.45pm to allow for the evening service). The Choir is open to all from aged 9 years upwards, and friends, neighbours, family are very welcome to participate. No auditions will be held, so come along and make a joyful noise.

Home Groups: Meet throughout the city and throughout the week. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the office for further details.

Monday

Ladies Bible Study: 9.30-11.30am. A study, entitled ‘Hearing God’ 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

Bible Study & Prayer Meeting: 7.30pm. Our Pastor, Vijay Pillai will lead as we continue our stidy entitled ‘Tough Questions’. There will also be a time of prayer.

Young Adults Group (YAGS)  is for those S6/17 years old, students and young professionals. 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 fun music time for parents/caregivers and their preschool children, followed by coffee and free play session. If you are interested in coming along, please e-mail Pamela at maclure13@gmail.com

Spark: Spark is a new 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. This week instead of Fuel there will be the youth panto trip!

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. This week is our seniors’ Christmas Party!

Carols in the Car Park: 7pm to 8pm, featuring Albyn School Orchestra & Chorus, Ashley Road Glee Club, and The Fellowship Choir.

Future Events at ACF

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 16 December (No Communion). Vijay Pillai will be speaking and Malcolm Webb will lead worship. This will also be our Spark Sunday Nativity, where the children will present the Christmas story at the end of the service.

Christmas times a comin’: A busy time ahead offers us great opportunity  support by attending and to invite others to any or all of our Christmas activities, which are:

Spark Sunday Nativity Service: Sunday 16 December, 10.30am to 12pm.

Carol Service: Monday 24 December, 7pm to 8pm

Christmas Day Celebration: Tuesday 25 December, 10.30am to 11.15 am

Future events outwith ACF

African Children’s Choir: ‘Just as I am’ hymns tour. 7pm Friday 14 December at Gilcomston Church, Union Street, Aberdeen. Tickets available from evnbrite.co.uk/african-childrens-choir-tickets

News

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

Christmas Hampers

Over the last few years ACF has had the privilege of donating Christmas hampers to some of those in need in our local community, a practice we hope to continue this year. In addition, this year we have been approached by the Family Nurse Partnership, which supports struggling, pregnant under 20’s through the birth of their children up to age 2 years, asking if we could donate hampers to help alleviate their circumstances. Of course we said we would.

Each hamper will include a small booklet with Scripture verses from Matthew and Luke explaining the reason for Christmas. Please, please help

Donations of non-perishable food items e.g. tinned goods, tea, coffee, sugar, Christmas pies,rice, pasta etc., will be gladly accepted at the church, up to and including Sunday 9th December. After morning worship on this date, volunteers are requested to stay behind to help put together the hampers for distribution. Please speak to Lynne Powell for further information.