Bulletin for Bon Accord Free Church

 
Sunday Services – 27th February 2022
 
 
11am – ‘Hold Your Ground until Glory’’– 1 Peter 5:1-14 – Joe Hall
 
 
6pm – ‘The Resurrection and The Life’– John 11:1-54 – Joe Hall
 
 
If you are unable to attend the service in person you can find the services here:
 
live.bafreechurch.org.uk.
 
During the morning service, there will be a creche for those aged 0-3 years.
 
There will also be Sunday School and Bible Class during the morning service. The children leave during the second singing to go downstairs for their age-appropriate lessons. Follow the crowd.
 
After the morning service, there will be a Student Lunch. All students and young workers are very welcome. Head to the downstairs hall after the morning service.
 
There will also be a Teens Fellowship in the afternoon for those in S1-S6. Please speak to David or Cassia for more information.
 
Tea and coffee will be served after both services. We would love you to come and join us.
 
Please continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) in the church building. Seating is available in the gallery or to the front-left of the main seating area for those wishing to remain socially distanced

The Week at a Glance

 
Wednesday 2nd  -
 
The Well Drop-In Café - 2 pm – 4 pm - Meets in the Foyer
 
Neighbourhood Fellowships – various locations.  Neighbourhood Fellowship groups will be meeting this Wednesday evening in various homes and locations around Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire for a time of Bible Study and prayer. These small groups are a great way to get to know one another better.  Please speak to Joe or Judy if you would like to join your local NF group.
 
Thursday 3rd -
 
Guys Bible Study – 7 pm in the small hall
 
 Girls Bible Study - 7 pm in the foyer
 
Friday 4th  -                 
 
Little Lambs Parent & Toddler Group - 9:30am - 11:30am. Enter by the back door.
 
Teens Night – 7:30 - 9:30 pm – Enter by the back door
 
Sunday 6th   -              
 
Morning Worship – Andrew Giffen – 11 am
 
Evening Worship – Struan Yarney – 6 pm

Additional News Items

Little Lambs – Helpers Required 
 
Little Lambs are looking for some volunteers to help out on a Friday morning. Numbers have been rising steadily since re-opening last September – there are currently around 40 families registered although only 20 or so attend each week (which can be up to 30 children). Mums enjoy this flexibility as they do not have to come along every week to ensure a place, unlike many other groups in the city.
 
In the past, 6 helpers were present each week but currently, there are just 3 plus 2 mums with young children. It would therefore be great if a couple more people were available each week for tasks such as answering the door and greeting families, helping with singing (not obligatory!), and tidying up at the end. This extra help would allow for time to have more meaningful conversations with mums and carers. 
 
If you have some free time on a Friday please consider volunteering. You wouldn’t have to commit to every week, and even coming along for the first hour or the last hour would be a great help.  Little Lambs runs from 9.30-11.30 am and a good cup of tea/ coffee and a cake is guaranteed!
 
Please speak to Rachel Stewart if you would like to help.
 
Crèche  - Helpers Required
 
We are very thankful to God for a growing crèche in Bon Accord with a fantastic, reliable team of volunteers. At the moment there are 3 volunteers weekly on a rolling rota on duty every 5 weeks, which has been working well as many volunteers are committed to taking turns on other rotas, so a huge thank you to you all for your continued support!
 
As the crèche is growing we need to have 5 volunteers weekly. This means I would be looking for at least another 5-10 volunteers. I would like to appeal to the congregation for help so that the current volunteers do not need to be on the rota more often than they are already and if possible to share the workload with more volunteers. So if you have been on the rota in the past and would like to serve in this way again, please speak to either myself or the safeguarding officers Margaret Ferguson and Catriona Macleod.
 
Also, if you have not been helping in crèche previously and have experience working with under 3s.  We can have a chat and discuss how to go through the application process.
 
Finally, I would urge you all to pray for ways you and others can serve God. Please also continue to pray for wisdom on how we can support parents throughout the many different stages children go through. As we know childhood experiences shape their future in many ways. 
 
Thank you in advance for your support. If you want to contact me for more details please text/ phone 07932 300510 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Wilma Morrison
 
Creche Coordinator
 
 
March/April 2022 Bon Accord Newsletter
 
Please can any items for the March/April 2022 edition of the Bon Accord newsletter be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by teatime on Monday 28 February or handed to Julie. 
 
 
Mission Fund 2022
 
As a church, we are thankful to God to be able to share our financial resources generously with our mission partners in Aberdeen, Scotland and around the World. The full list of our mission partners for 2022 can be found in the February newsletter.
 
In response to God’s grace given freely to us, we seek to give cheerfully and sacrificially, so that others too may know His grace.
 
If you would like to support the work of Bon Accord Mission Fund to help us reach our target of £30,000 in 2022 you can speak to Christine or Alastair (our church treasurers) or use the bank details below. You can choose to give regularly, via a standing order, or a one-off donation. Any cash donated on a Sunday evening is also allocated to the Mission Fund.
 
Bon Accord Mission Fund
 
83-15-31
 
17092678
 
Welcome Meal
 
Are you new to Bon Accord or thinking of making Bon Accord your church family? If so, we would love for you to join us for a Welcome Meal on the 6th March after the morning serviceWe will spend some time together sharing a meal together and getting to know one another better. Please speak to Judy or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to be there.
 
Marmalade
There are a few additional jars of marmalade available. Please speak to Isobel if you would like one.
 
 
Prayer Points for the week ahead:
 
Our Church
 
  • Pray for Anne, our student worker, as she meets with the students week by week for conversation and Bible Study. Pray that God would help her as she builds relationships with them and points them to Christ.
 
  • Little Lambs – Praise God for all the Mums, Dads, and Grandparents who come along to Little Lambs Parent and Toddler group week by week. Pray that friendships would be made and that opportunities would be given to share the love of Christ. Pray also that new helpers would be found to help with the running of Little Lambs week by week.
 
  • Pray for God's blessing on the Welcome Meal on 6th March, that those who come along would feel welcomed and it would be a time of good fellowship.
 
City and Nation
  • Cumbernauld
    Please pray for our leadership team during this time of vacancy, and for the Interim Moderator, Rev Ivor MacDonald, Coatbridge, as we go about filling this vacancy with the man of God's choice. Pray for those who supply, and the elders who take Prayer Meetings and some evening services.
 
  • Covenant Church Newmilns
    The shifting sands of the past two years have left us feeling like we’re just treading water and keeping afloat. Please pray for wisdom for the session, development group, and congregation as we consider what it will look like to regain some momentum and to be a healthy church in and for our community.
 
Bon Accord Mission Partners
 
  • Worthingtons – Training Leaders International (TLI)
Pray for Jonathan as he travels to Uganda at the start of March to train leaders in the book of Revelation. Please pray for the 40 men and women whom he will train in ‘Understanding and Communicating Apocalyptic Literature’ (Revelation). Pray also for Lynsey, Anya and Lydia at home in Minneapolis.
 
 The World
  • Ukraine
 Let us call on God in prayer to ask that the hostilities would end swiftly and that God will protect the people of Ukraine caught up in an unwanted war. Pray that God will watch over the church in both Russia and Ukraine and allow her to hold out the peace and hope of the gospel with great boldness amidst such awful events.
 
If you have any news items or prayer points please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday at 5 pm