Notices 22nd October 2017

 

Diary

 

Sunday 22nd    October

11am

Bon Accord

Morning worship

David MacPherson

 

6.00pm

Bon Accord

Evening worship

David MacPherson

Sunday

5.30pm

Bon Accord small hall

Prayer meeting

 

Wednesday

7.30pm

Bon Accord small hall

Midweek meeting

 

Sunday 29th  October

11am

Bon Accord

Morning worship

David MacPherson

 

6.00pm

Bon Accord

Evening worship

David MacPherson

 

Creche, and activities for under 7’s will be held during the morning service. Tea and coffee will be served after both services.

 

There will be no Sunday school or Little Lambs this week as it is the school holidays.

 

Cords and Student hospitality: We have two schemes which link students and young workers with other members of the congregation; 

Cords: The idea of this scheme is fairly straightforward; two students are allocated to an older member of the congregation, and the idea is that the trio meet on a regular basis for prayer, discipleship, mentoring and friendship.  Your participation is encouraged!  

Student Hospitality: The premise of this is also simple;  a group of students is allocated to willing host families and individuals within the congregation, and the idea is that the hosts invite the students in question to their home for a meal at least once a term.  

If you're able and willing to care for and help students and young workers through either or both Cords and Hospitality (which we hope you are) please contact Donald or Anne Smith. 

 

Student and Teens Weekend: This year the “weekend away” for teens and students will be held in Bon Accord! It will take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November. Further details will follow but please keep these days free in your diary.

 

Why the reformation still matters: Celebrating 500 years of the protestant reformation. This meeting will be held on Tuesday 31 October at 7.30pm in Bon Accord. The speaker will be Dr. David Gibson from Trinity church. Flyers advertising this meeting are available.

 

November Communion:  We look forward to welcoming the Rev. Iver Martin, Principal of Edinburgh Theological Seminary, as our guest preacher over our Communion weekend (10th to 12th November). The communion weekend is an appropriate occasion for folks to become members of the congregation be that by profession of faith or by transfer from another congregation. If you would like to become a member of the congregation or would like to know a little bit more of what this involves or means please speak to or e-mail David (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

AIM prayer meeting: A prayer meeting for the work of AIM (the mission which Emma Tidey is hoping to work with) is held monthly in Aberdeen . This is at the home of Mike and Alison Strudwick. The next meeting will be on Monday 30th October at 7.30pm. Anyone with an interest in this work is welcome. If you wish to go further contact details for the Strudwick’s can be had from Isobel Morison.

 

Food Bank:  We are once again providing a foodbank service from Bon Accord, operating as part of the Aberdeen North Foodbank coordinated by Kings Fellowship Church .   The first distribution of food was held on Wednesday afternoon, giving the opportunity to help and as appropriate share the gospel with four neighbours.    

To build up the stock of food donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries would be appreciated, including long-life milk and diluting juice.

A stock of food is held at a central store (currently at Cockers on Lang Stracht) and anyone with a  spare hour or two and willing to help organise the warehouse would be much appreciated.  If you can help with this please let either Anne Smith or Gordon Ferguson know.   

 

Blythswood Shoeboxes: Wrapped shoeboxes are now available in the Foyer Café for anyone who would like to take one (leaflets with all the details and item checklists are available on the entrance table). Please consider filling a box or donating some items and bringing some joy to someone less fortunate this Christmas. Filled boxes should be returned on Sunday 29th October or Sunday 5thNovember

 

Scottish Reformation Society Meetings: Scottish Reformation Society public talks will be held in Craigiebuckler Church Hall, Springfield Road , Aberdeen at 7.30 p.m.

 

Friday 27 October 2017  "Scottish Reformers before 1560" Rev. Douglas Somerset

Friday 24 November 2017 "The Disruption of 1843 in Aberdeen : some personalities" John Smith

In March and April we will be having Revs John Keddie and John MacLeod.