Notices 15th May 2011
Yesterday we had the final morning of 2010 / 2011 session of the Free Church College Saturday course held here in Bon Accord.
Congratulations to John Clibborn, Jo George, and Chris George who successfully completed the Certificate in Theology programme. Some may be thinking... ‘I don't recognise those names'. There's a reason for that... they are all from Gilcomston South C of S! While I am delighted for and grateful to friends from Gilc for their involvement it is a little bemusing the lack of participants from our own congregation (I should say we do have a faithful handful from Bon Accord who have audited the course). We will have to consider whether we can continue providing this opportunity in the coming academic year, any expressions of interest from the congregation would serve as an encouragement in this regard.
On the subject of the Church of Scotland let's remember to pray for them as they meet in General Assembly next week. In particular may those who seek to remain faithful to Scripture be given wisdom and authority as they participate in the assembly. We must, of course, also pray for our own General Assembly meeting a week Monday. From Bon Accord we will have Bill MacLelland serving as a commissioner.
Tea and Coffee: Tea, coffee and biscuits are served downstairs in the hall after the morning and evening services. Everyone is very welcome to come downstairs and join us for this.
Congregational Lunch: There will be a congregational lunch served downstairs in the hall after the morning service. All are welcome
Welcome: Last weekend we were very pleased to welcome Jim & Christine Burnet and Ruth Durrant as communicant members of the congregation.
Youth Fellowship will be at the Smith's this Sunday. The topic is the Sword of the Spirit, with speaker Will Lind. Please speak to Murdo Morrison if you need a lift.
Holiday Club Meeting: at 7:30pm in the YMCA. It is important that all volunteers try to make it to this meeting where full details of the Club and the activities of each group will be organised.
Missionary prayer meeting: This will take place on Monday 16th at 8pm in Wilma's house
Senior Citizens: The senior citizens will meet on Thursday at 12.30pm in the church hall
Bookstall: Please note that there is a selection of new books now available at the BA Bookstall.
Now would be a good time to select something for your holiday reading and
students - don't forget the bargain basement for some Christian literature
to keep you going over your long summer break.
Ruth a devotional commentary by Iain D Campbell: If anyone would like to order a copy of - Ruth: a devotional commentary by Iain D Campbell please let Rob Grant know TODAY. The cost will be £5.50 including P & P
Sunday School Coffee Morning and Sale: The Sunday School will be hosting a 'Coffee Morning and Nearly New Sale' on Saturday the 18th June from 10am till 12 pm to raise funds for Dwelling Places in Kampala, Uganda. Dwelling Places is a Christ centred organisation that exists to provide an escape from poverty for street children, abandoned babies, and high-risk slum families. We like to welcome you all to come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and home baking and to bring a friend!
If you have any good quality second hand toys, books, dvds that you would like to donate please hand them to Judy Laing. We would also welcome any donations of home baking. Thank you.
Congregational Walk: There will be a walk to Glen Tanar on Saturday 28th May. We will leave from the car park at Glen Tanar at 1pm and the walk takes about 4hours (including plenty breaks). Please put your name on the list at the church door if you intend to come or would like to join for food afterwards. Speak to Wilma Nicolson for more details.
Live Sermons: The Bon Accord Sunday morning and evening services are also available live via the internet for those people who cannot come to church. You can find out more by visiting www.bafreechurch.org.uk and clicking on "Online Sermons" then "Live sermons" from the menu.
Ordering sermons: You can obtain a copy of a church sermon by doing any of the following:-
- Order a CD from the Bon Accord website by following on-line instructions
- Order a CD from the Bookstall
- Speak to Norman Buchanan or any office bearer at the door
- E-mail email@example.com with a request
- Download a sermon in MP3 format from the Bon Accord website for free