News Bulletin for Bon Accord Free Church

 Sunday Services – 3rd July

We would love to welcome you to our worship service this coming Sunday.

11am  'The Great Exchange' – John 6:35-40  – Joe Hall

6pm  'This is Still My Father's World' - Genesis 11:1-26 – Joe Hall

If you are unable to attend in-person you can find both services live-streamed here:

live.bafreechurch.org.uk.

During the morning service, there will be a supervised creche for those aged 0-3 years.

Over the summer holidays, there will be no Sunday School or Bible Class. Instead, there is a Holiday Sunday School for children aged 7 and underduring the morning service.  Head to the downstairs hall during the second singing.

For older children who will be staying in church throughout the service, there is a printed sheet on the table at the back of the church with some questions and ideas to help them listen to and understand the sermon. Please help yourself to the sheet and a pencil.  

Tea and coffee will be served after both services. We would love you to come and join us.

 

The Next Three Weeks at a Glance

This news bulletin is a bumper edition! The next bulletin will be sent out on Friday 22nd July.

You can also keep up to date with all that is happening in Bon Accord in the ChurchSuite app. 

Wednesday 6th July    

The Well Café - 2pm – 4pm in the foyer.

Neighbourhood Fellowships – various locations around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Please speak to Joe if you would like to join your local group.

                                                                     

Sunday 10th July                   

Morning Worship  11am – Joe Hall

Evening Worship and Communion Service – 6pm – Joe Hall

 

Monday 11th July 

Sole Mates - Bon Accord Walking Group - for all ages and abilities. 

1:30pm – Girdleness Lighthouse and St. Fittick's Church.

Meet at Catherine Anne and Ian Smith's house. Please see the ChurchSuite directory for their address and for more information in the Calendar.


Wednesday 13th July

The Well Drop-In Café - 2pm – 4pm in the foyer.

Prayer Meeting – 7:30 pm in the downstairs hall for Bible Study and Prayer. We will be continuing our series in 'True Friendship'

Sunday 17th July

Morning Worship and Baptism – 11am - Iver Martin

Evening Worship – 6pm - Joe Hall

 

Wednesday 20th July 

The Well Drop-In Café - 2pm – 4pm in the foyer.

Neighbourhood Fellowships – various locations around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Additional News Items

Funeral of Jim Burnett

The funeral of Jim Burnett will take place at Bon Accord on Friday 8th July at 12pm. All from the congregation are welcome to attend.

 

Communion Service 

Communion will be served during the evening service on the 10th of July. If you are considering becoming a member of Bon Accord or would like to know more about what becoming a member means, please speak to Joe or one of the Elders. 


Inter-Church Holiday Club and Legacy – 10th to 12th August

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Registration for Holiday Club and Legacy is now live!

Holiday Club will run from 10am until 12:30pm on the 10th-12th August at the YMCA on Summer Street and is for children entering into P1 – P7. Please read more information and register your child here:

www.hebronaberdeen.org.uk/kidsclub

Legacy will run from 7pm until 10pm on the 10th -12th August at Bon Accord Free Church and is for children entering into S1 – S6.

Please read more information and register your teens here:

www.hebronaberdeen.org.uk/legacy

Team Lunch at Holiday Club

Bon Accord is providing lunch for the Holiday Club Team members on Wednesday 10th August. We are looking for 2/3 people who can assist with this. Please could you let Judy know if you are able to help.

Prayer Meeting

The zoom details are below for anyone who cannot join us in-person on Wednesday 13th at 7:30pm : 

Meeting:             Wednesday Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study

Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87107933130?pwd=NlQvUGtRYmV1RERNT2tCeDdlQ2srZz09

Meeting ID:        871 0793 3130

Passcode:          018965

Church Day Out

A date for your diaries! We will be having our annual Church Day Out on 27 August from 2pm until 5pm at Hillview Community Church. This is a wonderful opportunity for the church family to have fun, have fellowship and enjoy delicious food together.

There will be refreshments, home-baking, games, a bouncy castle, BBQ and more. The outing is for EVERYONE! Whether you are yet to have your first birthday or have had more than 80 birthdays...you are invited, and we would love to see you there. There is something for everyone.

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Gazebo Needed

We are looking for a gazebo to borrow for the afternoon of the Church Day out. We normally have an afternoon tea for the Senior Citizens and a gazebo would be helpful to shield them from the worst of the wind/rain/sun…..whatever the Scottish weather throws at us that day.

Would anyone have a gazebo willing to lend it to us for that afternoon?

If so, please speak to Judy.

 

Prayer Points for the Week Ahead

Our Church

  • Give thanks for the life and faith of Jim Burnett. Pray for Christina and the family to know the Lord with them and upholding them. Thank God for his free gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

 

  • Pray for Ruairidh & Rhiannon and Jadon & Olivia as these couples prepare to be married in August. Give thanks for their relationships and pray the Lord would bless all their preparations and draw them near to himself and to each other in these formative and life-changing days.

 

  • Give thanks for the opportunity summer brings to rest and recuperate. Pray for those away from Aberdeen on holiday or at home with family, that the Lord would refresh them in body, mind and spirit. Pray that we would stay devoted to him while out of normal routines.

 

  • Pray for the Elders as we consider how we pastorally care for and disciple those in our congregation over the coming months.

 

City & Nation

 

  • Pray for the Holiday Club and Legacy being run in the summer, for team members who will be able to serve and children and teens to come and hear the gospel perhaps for the first time.

 

  • Pray for Jonny, Fi and their children as they prepare to move and begin ministry at Hebron in the summer. Pray the Lord would bless Hebron and grow their ministry in maturity and scope over the coming year.

 

  • Pray for the Gala Church Plant and Craig, Amy and the family moving in August to begin planting. Pray for good connections with local Christians and churches, as well as God's help to lay deep roots into the life of the community. Pray the Lord would open doors for the gospel early on.

 

  • Pray for Ciaran Kelleher as he begins his new ministry in Montrose this Sunday. Give thanks for his call to that church and community, and pray he would know God's blessing as he preaches his word this Sunday. Pray God would build his church there, and save the lost in Montrose.

 

  • Pray for Geoff Murray, Israel Guerrero and Robin Silson who were licensed by Edinburgh & Perth Presbytery this week. Pray the Lord would direct them as they take their next steps, and that he would use their ministries mightily in the building up of his kingdom.

  • Following the retirement of Rev Norman Mackay, the work goes on in Govan. Please pray for the congregation, that we remain united, for Jonathan De Groot, our interim moderator, and for workers that many in Govan will come to know the Lord Jesus.  Pray for the folks struggling with addiction issues who come to church, that they may experience release and find grace to help in their time of need.

 

World

  • Pray for persecuted believers in Iran, that house churches will continue to powerfully equip believers for serving Jesus. Ask God to continue to grow His church in Iran—and give courage to leaders. Pray for believers who are in prison because of their faith. Ask God to give them hope and peace.

 

  • Pray for those suffering in Ukraine, and refugees from Ukraine who are settling in other countries. Pray that the Lord would restrain the violence and bring peace. Pray especially for Christians in Ukraine not to lose faith, but to cling to Christ in their loss.

 

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