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Bon Accord Bulletin 4th July 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. Jeremy Ross, Edinburgh Presbytery Next weekend the services will be conducted by Rev. N. Lachie Macdonald, Ullapool Free Church.

 

The morning service will be conducted as a meeting of Presbytery (Free Presbytery of Edinburgh and Perth) for the purpose of moderating in a Call for filling the vacancy at Bon Accord.  Jeremy will preach and preside at this meeting.  To support the call, members must be present at the congregational meeting either physically or linked in over Zoom.  Zoom details have been circulated to the congregation.

 

Neighbourhood fellowships will take place this week. Joining details are sent out by the group leaders during the week.

 

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.

 

Crèche and Activities for children under 7:

Over the summer there will be creche and activities for children under 7 downstairs in the hall during the morning service.