Bon Accord Bulletin 24th October 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 the minister, Rev. Joe Hall.

The Scripture passage for the morning service will be John 4:1-42 ('The Saviour of the World'), and the passage for the evening service will be Psalm 40 ('The Redeeming King').

 

Next Sunday 31 October, our preacher for both morning and evening services will be John Macpherson. It will be a great opportunity to hear from John about his work and training in St Andrews and studies at ETS, and to catch up with Hilary.

 

There will be neighbourhood fellowships this week. Meeting details will be circulated by group leaders during the week.

 

BA Contact details:

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

 

 

Crèche and Sunday School:

Creche and Sunday school will both run downstairs during the morning service.

 

Activities for Teens:

There is Bible class this week for those in secondary school.

 

Guys Bible Study:

Guys Bible study meets on a Thursday evening at 7.00pm. Please ring the bell at the back door for entry. For further information speak to Chris Campbell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Girls’ Bible Study:

Girls’ Bible Study will take place on Thursday at 7.00pm in the church foyer.

 

Little Lambs:

Little Lambs will restart on Friday starting at 9.30am. All parents and grandparents with toddlers are welcome.

 

Saturday Football:

There is a 5-a-side football game organised on a Saturday morning. It costs around £3.30 per person and starts around 9am for an hour usually. If anyone is interested please contact Ewan via phone or email.

 

 

 

Ladies Book Study:

We will meet via zoom on the 25 October at 7.30pm to study Psalm 63 verses 3-5, from the book Tumbling Sky by Matt Searles.

 

Bon Accord Weekend Away:

The Bon Accord weekend away for young people will take place at the Windmill Centre, Arbroath from 12-14 November. If you can either make sticky toffee pudding or do a tray bake (or both!) please speak to Beth.

 

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal:

Boxes need to be filled and back to the church by next Sunday at the latest. Some boxes and bags are still available at the church door for filling if you require them.

 

Safeguarding Training

A reminder about the Safeguarding Training sessions being offered online by the Free Church. Everyone who works with young people and vulnerable adults in the Free Church should attend one of these training sessions at least every three years. The next available dates are Wednesday 27 October 7.30pm, Thursday 18 November 7.30pm (the latter date particularly for office bearers) and Friday 10 December 2pm. 

To book a place, go to the link below asap as spaces fill up quickly. If none of these dates suit, please check the website for future dates. Any queries, don't hesitate to contact Margaret Ferguson or Catriona MacLeod.

https://freechurch.org/safeguarding-training/

 

Opportunity to Share your Views on the Assisted Dying Bill:

The Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill is now open to public consultation. I (Joe) highly recommend reading the pieces on this issue in this month's Record, and praying for our nation and leaders as we face this question. If you would like to respond to the public consultation, CARE for Scotland have put together a guide on how best to register your views with Holyrood, which can be found here: Consultation on Assisted Dying For Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill - Guide | CARE