Bon Accord Bulletin 13th June 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 Rev. Tom Muir, Esk Valley Free Church. Next weekend the services will be conducted by Rev. Innes MacSween, assistant minister, Smithton Free Church. This will be a family service to mark the end of Sunday school term.

As Aberdeen is now in Covid level 1 the congregation is now permitted to sing in church with masks remaining on.

 

The mid-week meeting will take place this week. Details for joining this meeting is circulated through the weekly Bon Accord intimation email, otherwise please send an enquiry through the web site.

 

Update on Bon Accord Vacancy and Congregational Meeting:

The Vacancy Committee has met on several occasions since the beginning of the year to discuss the qualities and suitability of possible candidates. As a result of these discussions, the committee would now like to bring a unanimous proposal to the congregation, and, in consultation with the Session, have arranged to hold a congregational meeting on June 13 following the morning service. This meeting will be held in the church building but can be accessed via Zoom for any member or adherent who is unable to be there in person. The zoom details have been issued separately.

 

 

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

 

These meetings all take place using Zoom.

 

 

Updated Rules for Gathered Worship at Bon Accord:

The church building is now open for gathered worship.  The 50-person cap has been lifted/modified as from Monday 26 April 2021. The numbers allowed are  determined by the size of the building and the ability to maintain 2m social distancing.  By using the gallery, the numbers can be significantly increased subject to careful stewarding of the congregation.  In this regard it is anticipated that those in the gallery will exit the building at the end of the service by way of the north tower door. The legislation states ‘that places of worship are not eligible to apply reduced distancing of 1m’.

Registering in advance remains essential for Test and Protect and the additional requirement has been introduced for every worshipper’s details to be collected rather than just a lead contact.  This will be reflected in the online form that will be sent out each week via email.  These should be completed and submitted by the requested time (Wednesday at 9pm) to allow for processing.

Information on changes to the church building layout and operating procedures for people in the building is available on the church website and this will be updated to reflect the above changes. Included in this information is the Scottish Government guidance stating that it is mandatory for members of the congregation to always wear a face mask when in the church building.

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Sunday School and Crèche:

Sunday School and creche will be held downstairs in the halls during the morning service.