Bon Accord Bulletin 10th 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 3:1-12 ('Born Again to Believe'), and the passage for the evening service will be Psalm 32 ('The Repenting King').

 

There will be neighbourhood fellowships this week. Group leaders will send out further information during the week.

 

BA Contact details:

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

 

New hymn for this Sunday:
In our service on Sunday evening, we will be singing this hymn for the first time as a congregation ('Flee from Sin, Run to Jesus'). Feel free to give it a listen ahead of the service to familiarise yourself.
https://youtu.be/7yIWv887VTw

 

Activities during the week:

See below for details.

 

Crèche and Sunday School:

There will be no Sunday school this Sunday and next Sundays but there will be creche and activities for children under 7 during the morning service.

 

Activities for Teens:

There will be no Bible class for the next two Sundays due to school holidays.

 

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.

 

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal:

Just a wee reminder that the Christmas Shoebox Appeal is just round the corner. Please hold onto any average shoeboxes that you may have and drop them off at the church for wrapping up. Leaflets for suggested shoebox items are available now and the deadline for dropping off boxes or donated items is Sunday 31 October. Go on….do it.

 

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