Bon Accord Bulletin 9th May 2021

 

Services:

Services, for those not attending the church in person, can be found by logging in to the Bon Accord Free Church web site, bafreechurch.org.uk and then clicking “sermons” followed by “live sermons” or by logging on live.bafreechurch.org.uk. Both morning and evening services will be live streamed.

 

The services this weekend will be conducted by John Wilson, student at ETS. Next weekend the services will be conducted by Rev. Iver Martin, Interim Moderator.

 

Neighbourhood fellowships will take place this week. Joining details are sent out by the group leaders during the week.

 

BA Contact details:

Contact details for deacons and elders can be found in the congregational directory.

 

Groups meeting this week:

 

Activity

Day

Time

 

 

Details for joining these meetings are circulated through the weekly Bon Accord intimation email, otherwise please send an enquiry through the web site

 

Ladies book group

Monday

7.30pm

Guys’ Bible study

Monday

7.30pm

Ladies Bible study

Wednesday

10.00am

Girls’ Bible study

Thursday

7.30pm

 

These meetings all take place using Zoom.

 

 

Updated Rules for Gathered Worship at Bon Accord:

The church building is now open for gathered worship.  The 50-person cap has been lifted/modified as from Monday 26 April 2021. The numbers allowed are  determined by the size of the building and the ability to maintain 2m social distancing.  By using the gallery, the numbers can be significantly increased subject to careful stewarding of the congregation.  In this regard it is anticipated that those in the gallery will exit the building at the end of the service by way of the north tower door. The legislation states ‘that places of worship are not eligible to apply reduced distancing of 1m’.

Registering in advance remains essential for Test and Protect and the additional requirement has been introduced for every worshipper’s details to be collected rather than just a lead contact.  This will be reflected in the online form that will be sent out each week via email.  These should be completed and submitted by the requested time (Wednesday at 9pm) to allow for processing.

Information on changes to the church building layout and operating procedures for people in the building is available on the church website and this will be updated to reflect the above changes. Included in this information is the Scottish Government guidance stating that it is mandatory for members of the congregation to always wear a face mask when in the church building.

Sunday School and Crèche:

Creche and Sunday school for children under 7 will be held this Sunday and next Sunday. It is hoped to have creche and Sunday school for all children on succeeding Sundays depending on government guidelines. Please watch out for further information via email over the next few weeks.

 

Women for Mission AGM:

The Annual General Meeting will take place by Zoom on Saturday 22 May at 2pm. This is an opportunity to give thanks for the funds raised through the Annual Project Embracing the World with the Touch of the Gospel and hear about the launch of a brand new project for 2021/22.

We also look forward to hearing some live updates from projects past and present, including an update from Operacion San Andres, which we supported as part of last year’s ‘Mobilising for Mission’ project. Further details of speakers and how to join will be provided nearer the time.