Week commencing 15 October 2017

AT A GLANCE

Sunday: Morning Worship, 10.30am.  No Communion. Florence MacKenzie speaking

Monday: Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting: Young Adults Group

Thursday: mainly music

Friday: Seniors Friday 

IN MORE DETAIL

Sunday worship at 10.30am: No Communion. Florence MacKenzie will be speaking, with James Packham leading worship.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays of every month at 6.30pm. On 15 October Derek McHardy will be speaking and James Packham leading worship.

Children’s Church @ ACF: Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3-P2’s in the DJ Team room (by the crèche); P3-P4’s in the coffee hall; P5-6’s are in the cube room; *Parents, please pick your children up after the service* ; Ignite: P7-S2’s meets in the youth room at the front of the main hall. All groups run from 11am to 12 noon.

Youth @ ACF: 

Diesel (S3-S6) Weekly Youth Bible Study is on a Monday Night 7.00-9.00pm.

Fuel (P7-S3) Weekly Youth Cafe meets on a Thursday night from 7.00-9.00pm.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month, after the evening service, all the youth meet at the Webb’s 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.

Ladies Bible Study:Every Monday during term time from 9.30-11.30am. This term we will be studying Ephesians: God’s Big Plan for Christ’s New People by Thabiti Anyabwile.

New members would be very welcome and we will have spare study guides available for anyone who hasn’t been before. It is a very relaxed group and we have tea and coffee before we study and a prayer time at the end. There is a crèche for preschool children. If you would like any more information about the group please see Annabel or Isabel after church or email Annabel on belle@belleturner.com

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Vijay Pillai will be continuing our study in Exodus and Global Impact will lead the prayer time..

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

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 term time. If you are interested in coming along, please speak to Pamela Maclure or David Young.

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 or contact the church office.

Monday the 16th October is the first day of the Portlethen Outreach Week organised by Portlethen Christian Fellowship, our new church plant. There are different activities each day, culminating on Sunday 22nd with a Celebration Service in Portlethen Academy from 2pm – 3pm. To find out more,or to volunteer to help, please go to www.portlethencf.com 

Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 22 October. Communion: Florence MacKenzie will be speaking and Elaine Henderson will lead worship.

Home Groups: Meet throughout the city on the second and fourth Sundays, and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings of the month. Please speak with Pete Henderson or contact the office for further details.

Church AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the church  will be held on Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm. This church meeting is not restricted to members, and all are encouraged to  attend.

Future events outwith ACF

Baptist Assembly in Scotland: Motherwell Concert Hall, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October 2017.For more information and to register online, visit www.baptistassemblyinscotland.org

Diamonds Scotland seeks to help young women (aged 12 – 18) in knowing their identity in Christ and community, and inspires them to live lives that are transformed by following Jesus.

On Sunday 29 October, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Diamonds will host an Acoustic Cafe Night at Foodstory Cafe, 13-15 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, and on Saturday 18 November, from 7pm-9pm they will host an event entitled ‘#Included’ at Kings Community Church, Aberdeen.

News: 

Please check out our website, www.aberdeencf.com,for news about our church plant, Portlethen Christian Fellowship as the date of the first service, Sunday 22 October, approaches.

Shoe Box Appeal 2017: ACF is again participating in Blythswood Care’s annual Christmas appeal, distributing shoe boxes filled with simple gifts to some of the poorest of all ages in Eastern Europe and Pakistan, to make a difference and bring some happiness to the lives of others. To find out what to do and how to do it please pick up a brochure in church, or go to shoeboxappeal.org, or speak to Rona Boyd.  Empty boxes will be available at church if you don’t have one.Please note that boxes must be returned to church by Wednesday 1 November at the latest.

Caf4e@Credo is a new Coffee Shop at 14-20 John Street. Open from 9am to 4pm and operated by Christians, the shop provides a friendly, relaxing,calming and spacious place to meet. Free WiFi and student deals available.

Recycling for Tumaini: ACF is collecting clothes for recycling, the proceeds going to support the work of Tumaini. There is a collecting bucket in the foyer. Every donation helps.