There will be a congregational walk on Saturday 25th May, meeting at Balmedie beach main car park (next to the swing park) at 1pm with the walk starting at 1.30pm.
There will be various levels of walks arranged depending on age, or how energetic you feel on the day.
Tea/coffee and cake will be available afterwards at the Buchanan's house.
Please sign the sheet at the front door or at the kitchen hatch to note your interest, including your phone number so that we can notify you if there is any changes or cancellation due to the weather.
On the evening of Saturday 18th May, there will be a Curry & Quiz Night to raise funds for Free Church Youth Camps. Lest there be any doubt, the event is aimed at the entire congregation - if you're reading this, you and your family/friends are invited and we'd love to see you there!
The evening will commence at 7pm with dinner, when you will be able to enjoy the finest curry available in town, following which we will move swiftly on to the quiz. In terms of categories of questions, there should be something for everyone (or nearly everyone!). Teams will be selected on the night, so there's no need to start putting together an elite squad in advance.
As there's food involved, it would be useful to have a very rough idea of likely numbers. So, if you can make it, please let me know between now and the night itself or stick your name on one of the sign-up sheets situated at the front door of the church and at the tea hatch.
Opportunity will be provided on the night to donate to the work of the camps programme. If, however, you cannot make it along and would wish to make a donation, please place it in the collection plate in a suitably-marked envelope any time between now and Sunday 19th May.
This coming August, Bon Accord will once again be involved in the running of a holiday club for primary school children. A joint venture with Gilcomston Church, Hebron Evangelical Church and the YMCA, the club is aimed at children of the three churches' families as well as kids from the local community.
The club itself will run on the mornings of Monday the 12th to Friday the 16th of August, with a joint family service to be held on Sunday the 18th. In terms of venues, the main club events will be held in the YMCA, food and cafe facilities will be located in Hebron and Bon Accord will be home to Little Lambs (running all week) and Wee Monsters (provision for the children of helpers at the holiday club). The theme this year is Space Academy and is based on the book of Daniel.
The club is a huge, but very worthwhile, undertaking. With this in mind, much hard work is required... although a lot of fun will be had too! For example, help will be required with games, teaching, crafts, music, administration, preparing snacks and lunches, decorating the hall, creche facilities etc etc.
If you would be willing to assist in any way at all, please speak to Rachel Stewart or Michael Mackenzie by Sunday 28th April. We would be delighted to hear from you! For the avoidance of doubt, it would be helpful to hear from folks who have been involved in previous years and are happy to take part again.
The Parenting Course will run weekly for six weeks from Friday, the 17th of May. There is a limit on numbers for this course so it is best to sign up quickly to ensure a place. Contact David MacPherson to reserve a place.
Christianity Explored will run weekly for seven weeks starting on Thursday, the 25th of April. The course is suitable for both Christians who want to have a better grounding in their faith and for those who simply want to explore more what it is all about. To find out more, click here.
As spring approaches come along and be inspired by one man's determination to succeed and also help to raise funds for the 2013 WFM appeal. Our own Hamish Macdonald has kindly agreed to share some of his experiences in the stunning beauty of Nepal and the challenges of elite marathon running. Meeting starts at 19:30hrs in Bon Accord main hall with puddings, tea, coffee and cakes provided. Please bring friends along.
Donations for this years WFM Appeal are for Project Africa - Bikes & Bibles for the Congo (WEC Appeal) and Computers for Dumisani Theology Institute.
The bookstall has a new selection of books for February and March. You can browse a selection of them online or at the bookstall following the Sunday morning services. There is a wide range of books including children's books, doctrinal/theological books and biographies, as well as books by popular authors such as Max Lucado and Philip Yancey.
We will be having our annual Ladies meal at the Atholl Hotel, on Friday 1st of March.
For a 2 course meal including tea/coffee the cost will be £21. A signing up sheet for the evening will be at the front door of the church and at the tea hatch. If you are able to come to the evening could you give Shirley or Wilma the money by the 24th of February. Look forward to seeing you all on the 1st.
In preparation for the start of January, the new study guide is now available.
Priced at £3.00, Zechariah: God's Big Plan for struggling Christians is now available from the bookstall.
The Scottish Reformation Society exists to uphold the doctrines of Grace and to maintain a witness against the unbiblical teachings of the Church of Rome. As well as organising public talks and lectures the Society publishes a quarterly full colour magazine The Bulwark.
A warm invitation is extended to friends in Bon Accord to attend the following meetings which have been arranged over the winter (D.V.)
- Friday 26 October Rev. John MacLeod (Tarbat) 'Alexander Cruden and his Bible Concordance'
- Friday 30 November Rev. Prof. John Mackintosh (Free Church College) 'Modern Interpretations of the Scottish Reformation'
- Friday 22 February 2013 Rev. Neil Ross (Dingwall) 'John MacDonald of Calcutta'(son of MacDonald of Ferintosh)
- Friday March 29 Dr. Neil Angus MacDonald (Edinburgh) 'James Begg of Newington'
All meetings are to be held in the Dunbar Street Hall, Old Aberdeen (off St. Machar Drive), commencing at 7.30 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments.