Bon Accord Bulletin 11th 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 Rev. Alex MacDonald, retired minister of Buccleuch Free Church, Edinburgh. Next weekend the services will be taken by Rev. David Court, minister in Christ Church, Edinburgh.

The evening service this week is followed by a time of fellowship over Zoom. The details for the fellowship log in are below. Neighbourhood fellowships will take place this week. Details will be sent out for individual groups by the leaders.

 

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.

 

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 G.

 

 

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.

 

Choices Aberdeen:

The information below has been sent out by Choices. 

The counselling side of our work continues by phone and online. There is a new leaflet about women and miscarriage ready to send out to GP surgeries. Pray that these leaflets will be used by GP's to refer women to Choices.

 

The schools work is still on hold at the moment with our staff furloughed until the beginning of November. Then it will be finding new ways of connecting with the schools to deliver workshops. Pray for our staff returning in November that they will be led by the Lord in adjusting to the new situation.

 

Street Pastors Aberdeen:

A short video will be played at one of the evening services in the next few weeks about the work of Aberdeen Street Pastors and how they have made slight changes over the last few months due to the covid19 restrictions. 

As you will hear, their work continues and they are still looking for volunteers for Street, School and Retail Pastors. The next training will be held in the early spring, 2021.