A Christian Community in the City Centre Seeking to Make Christ Known
Our Sunday morning services last for about an hour and tend to be a mixture of traditional and modern in style. They invariably include singing of both hymns and modern songs, prayer, Bible readings, a young folk's slot, and a sermon or talk. Video clips, responsive readings and 'audience' participation in quizzes are frequently involved!
Communion is included in the service twice a month (usually on the first and third Sundays and is open to all who love Jesus.
The last Sunday of each month is designed to be accessible to all ages and stages, and is less formal and a little shorter.
When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we have a Coffee and Croissants' service which is a more informal time of worship, and starts with coffee and croissants. The chairs in the Church Sanctuary are arranged around coffee tables to encourage conversation before the service.
Evening services are held occasionally at 6.30 pm and vary in style from traditional to informal with occasional discussion sessions as well as musical evenings.
Children usually join in the first 20 minutes of the morning service, then leave for crèche or Sunday School downstairs or in the church lounge. The Crèche (for pre-school children) is available downstairs every Sunday, for children of members as well as visitors. Sunday School (for school-aged children) offers a mix of activities during school term time, and throughout the holidays a less structured Holiday Club is organised instead.
Two Fellowship Groups are held fortnightly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, in the homes of members, and a third meets on a Wednesday at 1.00 pm in the church lounge. You can find the dates in our monthly diary. At these groups we study the Bible, discuss current issues, pray and chat over tea and biscuits. Fellowship Groups are open to every one, connected to the church or not.
Café B is held in the church lounge on Monday evenings, and is a meeting place for members and friends to meet informally and chat, have coffee, play games and generally relax.
SHARE, PRAYER & FARE
This group meets in the church every second Tuesday, to share lunch together, and have a time of prayer for whatever issues are on their hearts that day - personal, local or global.
At present we have a joint Youth Group with Aberdeen Christian Fellowship, which meets fortnightly on Sunday evenings following the evening service at ACF.
This is an outreach group for which we have recently taken over full control from Bethany Christian Trust, after running it jointly for some years. It is a drop-in Group for the vulnerable, and sometimes homeless, where they can come and have soup and bread, a sandwich and a hot drink on a Friday evening. They can also play pool, table tennis or air hockey, or chat with the volunteer staff drawn from our own church and from other fellowships. It meets in our large hall.
CROSBY HOUSE WORSHIP
We have taken on the responsibility of holding a short informal worship service at Crosby House Care Home, on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month. A group from the fellowship go along to sing, play an instrument, help residents find the words of a hymn or just chat with them.
This group is for (mainly older) ladies who are available thorough the day, and meets in the Church Lounge once a fortnight to chat over a cup of tea and a 'fine piece'.
This is a group of (mainly older) gentlemen, who meet fortnightly to relax together and chat at the Ferryhill Church Coffee Shop.
This group meets about once a month in the homes of its regulars, to discuss books they have previously chosen, to drink tea/coffee and to chat about life, the universe and everything else.
A number of men and teens from the fellowship - plus friends of friends - play 5-a-side football together on Friday evenings. Usually this is at Torry Sports Centre. All are welcome (girls have been known to attend too!)