Bon Accord Bulletin 25th October 2020

 

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 Clive Bailey from Stirling. Next weekend the services will be taken by Iver Martin.

The evening service this week is followed by a time of fellowship over Zoom. Details for joining this meeting are circulated through the weekly Bon Accord intimation email, otherwise please send an enquiry through the web site. Neighbourhood fellowships will take place this week. Log in information will be distributed by the leaders of each group.

 

 

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

Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday

10.00am

Guys’ Bible study

Thursday

8.00pm

Girls’ Bible study

Thursday

7.30pm

 

These meetings all take place using Zoom.

 

Return to worshipping in Bon Accord’s building:

The church building capacity is still restricted to 50 people, therefore registering in advance is essential. An online form will be sent out each week via email.

 

Updated information on changes to the church building layout and operating procedures for people in the building is available on the church website. Included in this information is the recent update in Scottish Government guidance stating that it is now mandatory for members of the congregation to wear a face mask at all times when in the church building.

 

Sunday Evening Prayer Meeting:

A prayer meeting is held every Sunday before the evening service. This takes place using Skype. It will now meet at 4.30pm to allow those going to the evening service time for travel. If you would like to join this meeting contact Rob.

 

Youth Fellowship:

YF will be meeting downstairs after the evening service from 7.30-8.30pm. All students and young adults are very welcome!

We will be adhering to social distancing and masks will need to be worn. For more details check out the student and young adult FB page or speak to Anne or any of our Student Team.

 

Blythswood Christmas Shoebox Appeal:

Please consider taking part in this year’s shoebox appeal to make a difference to someone in need this Christmas. All details are to be found in this month’s Newsletter so go on, get involved! Some wrapped boxes were dropped off in the Foyer at the beginning of the week so are safe to take away now. You can fill a box, or donate essential/suggested items or give a donation towards buying items for further boxes. Shoeboxes are in short supply this year (I normally wrap around 50 but this year I only have 25 so far), so have a hunt about and please drop off any suitable sized boxes you can find. If we can’t get enough boxes I have drawstring bags which can be used so please let me know if you need some. Leaflets and further information can be found at https://blythswood.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-SBA-checklist.pdf. Please note the latest date for drop off at the church is Sunday 1st November.

 

Free Church of Scotland Covid 19 Call to Prayer:

More information is on the Free Church web- site https://freechurch.org/news/covid19-a-call-to-prayer and the prayer points are listed below

Prayer Points:

1.  Pray to Almighty God for merciful intervention to suppress the coronavirus

2.  Pray God would give recovery and good health to those who suffer

3.  Pray God would comfort those who have endured loss

4.  Pray God would turn the hearts of our people in repentance to the Lord our    God

5.  Pray the Spirit of God would bless the preaching of the gospel