Email Bulletin for Bon Accord Free Church

 

 

 

 

 Sunday Services – 5th June 2022

 

 

We would love to welcome you to our worship service this Sunday morning.

 

 

11am - ‘Prepare to be Hated’ –  John 15: 8- 16:15 – Joe Hall

 

6pm – ‘Adam’s Family’ - Genesis 5:1-6:8 – Joe Hall

 

 

If you are unable to attend in-person you can find both services live-streamed here:

 

 

live.bafreechurch.org.uk.

 

During the morning service there will be a creche for those aged 0-3 years.

 

Today there is Sunday School for children in Pre-School to P7 and Bible Class for young people in S1-S4. They will leave for their classes during the second singing. Just follow the crowd.

 

Tea and coffee will be served after both services. We would love you to come and join us.

 

 

 

 

The Week at a Glance

 

 

Wednesday 8th            

 

 

The Well Drop-In Café - 2pm – 4pm in the Foyer.

 

 

 

Neighbourhood Fellowships – various locations.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 9th

 

 

Guys Bible Study – 7pm - Speak to Ian Macleod for more information.

 

 

 

 

Friday 10th                

 

 

Little Lambs Parent and Toddler Group – 9:30am – 11:30am. Meets in the large hall downstairs.  All parents and grandparents welcome.

 

 

Teens Scavenger Hunt – 7:30pm -9:30pm. Meets in the large hall downstairs.

 

 

 

Sunday 12th          

 

 

 Morning Worship 11am – Joe Hall

 

 

 Evening Worship – 6pm – Joe Hall

 

 

 

 

Additional News Items

 

 

 

 

 

Take a seat, make yourself a coffee and pull up your diary. This week’s news bulletin is jam packed!

 

 

 

 

Accord

 

We have a new group starting up for our 20’s - early 30’s called Accord. The aim of it is to encourage friendship and fellowship. It will generally be on the first Saturday of the month.

 

The first event is on Saturday June 4th at 10:30am and will be brunch at the Manse.

 

 

Joe and Susy’s address is: 45 Quarry Road, Aberdeen, AB15 9TP

 

 

 

All twenties and early thirties are very welcome! If you would like to come along, please let Susy Hall, Anne MacDonald or Katie Morison know you will be there.

 

 

 

Some dates for your diary:

 

 

 

2nd July - BBQ at the MacDonalds'

 

 

 

6th August - Footdee and Coffee by the beach 

 

 

 

3rd September - Dinner in a restaurant 

 

 

 

 

New Song – Christ Is Mine Forever More by CityAlight

 

 

We are going to be singing a new song this Sunday morning. Please take a moment to listen to it to familiarise yourself with the tune and lyrics.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Suite

 

 

We would love everyone who is part of Bon Accord to be included in our new updated church directory.

 

 

If you have not received an email with a form to fill in with your contact details please speak to Judy or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Holiday Club – 10th - 12th August

 

We are thankful to once again be able to run a joint Holiday Club for children in P1 – P7 from the 10th -12th August.  More information for parents will be coming soon.

 

 

For now, we are looking for volunteers. We need volunteers for crafts, games, small group leaders, drama, creche, music, sound and lunches.

 

 

Please speak to Anne or Judy by the 12th June if you would like to be part of the team.

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy

 

 

LEGACY will be running from Wednesday 10 August to Friday 12 August, 7:00PM-10:00PM, drop off and pick up at Bon Accord Free Church. Teens ENTERING S1 in the autumn, up to teens ENTERING S6 in the autumn, are very welcome to join us for epic games in the dark!

 

 

CALL FOR LEGACY LEADERS for this three day, teens Holiday Club LEGACY! Have you been a leader for years and are itching to get back out into the field? Were you a teen the last time Legacy happened, and are looking forward to putting on, at last, a BLACK Leader shirt and showing us how it is done? Have you never done teens ministry before, but are interested to see what you can learn about reloading Nerf Guns and taking out Scavengers?

 

 

Then get in touch with Cassia and David Boyd to see how you might fit in to our talented and committed team.

 

 

Explore Daily Bible Readings

 

 

The current edition of Explore finishes at the end of this month. I am happy to order up the next edition which covers the next three months. You will be able to collect your copy from me in church. The cost remains at around £4.50 and you can pay by bank transfer. The cost will be confirmed along with the collection details.

 

 

 

Please respond to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1500 on 10 June if you wish to continue ordering your copy of Explore. This would also apply to anyone who wishes to begin receiving a copy for the first time.

 

 

Rob Grant

 

Midsummer Evening Hillwalk – Clachnaben – June 17th

 

 

 

On Friday 17th June a few of us are hoping to do an evening hill walk up Clachnaben to enjoy the sunset and hopefully stunning views of Aberdeenshire!

 

 

The hill walk will take around 3 hours and is around 9km in length.

 

 

 

We will meet at the Glen Dye car park at 7pm and finish up around 10pm.

 

 

 

Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on the lead during certain sections of the walk due to the sheep.

 

 

If you would like to come please let Angus (07843172313) or Judy  (07449775270) know by 12th June so we can arrange lifts and car shares if necessary.

 

 

Please bring with you sturdy walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a torch, water, snacks and a flask of something warm to enjoy at the top.

 

 

 

The walk has some uneven parts and some steep sections. However, it is suitable for most people of moderate fitness, older children and teenagers.

 

 

 

Here is the link to the walk on the Walk Highlands website:

 

 

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/aberdeenshire/clachnaben.shtml

 

 

 

Church Lunch – 19th June

 

 

There will be a Church Lunch on Sunday 19 June after the morning service. All are welcome!

 

 

 

It will be wonderful to spend time together and share a meal. There will also be a short information and training session on using our new church app called ChurchSuite.

 

 

 

Please speak to Wilma N or Isobel regarding helping with puddings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Service

 

On the 26th June there will be a Family Service followed by gift-giving to the children of the church. We would love as many families as possible at this service. We would encourage them to sit downstairs so they can receive their gifts easily.

 

 

 

 

 

Church Day Out

 

A date for your diaries! We will be having our annual Church Day Out on 27 August from 2pm until 5pm at Hillview Community Church. This is a wonderful opportunity for the church family to have fun, have fellowship and enjoy delicious food together.

 

There will be refreshments, home-baking, games, a bouncy castle, BBQ and more. The outing is for EVERYONE! Whether you are yet to have your first birthday or have had more than 80 birthdays...you are invited, and we would love to see you there. There is something for everyone.

 

 

If you would like to help in anyway, please speak to Judy.

 

 

 

 

Evangelism – Why and How?  - An Evening with Rico Tice

 

 

You are warmly invited to an evening with Rico Tice, at Deeside Christian Fellowship, on Tuesday 14th June, 7:30-9pm.

 

 

 

Rico is Senior Minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place in London. He is founder of the Christianity Explored course, which is run in over 110 countries worldwide. Rico is coming to Aberdeen to equip us for the vital task of personal evangelism, and will speak on the theme ‘Evangelism – why and how?’

 

 

 

Click on the link below to book your place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Biblical View of Depression

 

On Tuesday 28th June at 7:30pm at Hebron Evangelical Church,  Dale Johnson from the Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors (ACBC) on the subject of Depression. The talk will answer the question, what are the causes of Depression and how can God help

 

 

Here is the link to the Event on Facebook if you wish to register your interest and read some more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Points for the Week Ahead

 

 

 

Our Church

 

  • Pray for those who are new to our congregation, that they might settle, grow in relationships quickly and feel at home at Bon Accord.

 

 

 

  • Pray for The Well, that good connections would be made in the local community and people would come in and see the outworking of God’s love in those who volunteer week by week.

 

 

 

  • Pray for the Elders as we consider how we pastorally care for and disciple those in our congregation over the coming months.

 

 

 

  • Pray for Accord, that new friendships might grow and existing friendships might be strengthened through the time of fellowship this Saturday.

 

 

 

  • Give thanks and pray for the children of our church, our Sunday School and Bible Class and the upcoming Family Service.

 

 

 

 

Our City and Nation

 

 

  • Give thanks for the General Assembly last week, and unity, love and vision that was shared. Pray that the Lord would work through the decisions that were made for his glory and the Christian good of Scotland.

 

 

 

  • Pray for the Holiday Club and Legacy being run in the summer, for team members who will be able to serve and children to come and hear the gospel perhaps for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

  • St Peter’s Free Church
    Give gratitude to God for the recent professions of faith within the congregation. Give thanks to God for the General Assembly’s approval of a new Assistant Minister (Rev. Will Lind) to the congregation. 

 

 

 

  • Winchburgh
    Pray the community in Winchburgh. It is a rapidly expanding area and has a mixture of new people moving in and people native to the area. Pray for opportunities and courage to share faith so that many would come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Pray also that the Lord would send labourers for the harvest in order to grow our team with locally committed believers.

 

 

 

  • Free Church Youth Camps

 

Give thanks for all the leaders and campers going to camps this summer. Pray that these would be good for the spiritual growth of our young people – especially leaders and campers going from Bon Accord.

 

 

 

  • Give thanks for Rhiannon and her work with the students at RGU over the past year. Pray the Lord would equip and prepare her as she begins her new work as a Mission Coordinator with the Free Church this month.

 

 

 

  • Give thanks for Her Majesty the Queen, for her long life and the stability and security her 70-year reign has brought to our country. Give thanks for her faith in Christ, and pray the Lord would bless her and keep her in the coming year.

 

 

Our World

 

 

  • The Persecuted Church – Pakistan

 

Pray for any believers who are accused of blasphemy. Ask God to soften the hearts of Pakistan’s leaders, that they would allow different religions to peacefully worship. Pray for the women and girls who are kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslim men.

 

 

 

  • Pray for the families of the children and adults killed in Texas last month, and the family of the shooter, as they grieve. Pray that through the ministry of his Spirit, of churches and Christians, these families would know the peace of God that surpasses all understanding in the coming weeks.

 

  • Pray for the situation in Hong Kong where liberties are shrinking, not least for Christians and the church. Pray for the Hong Kongers living in Aberdeen, that they might find a home in Christ and in his church here.

 

 

 

  • Pray for those suffering in Ukraine, for peace to return and their loss to be limited. Pray that the Lord would restrain the violence. Pray especially for Christians in Ukraine not to lose faith, but to look to Christ and cling to him in their loss.

 If you have any news items or prayer points please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Thursday.