We have planned with our friends at Queen's Cross Church a vigil for Sunday evening. This will take place starting at 5 p.m. at Queen's Cross Church, Albyn Place, Aberdeen with a time of gathered worship, an agape meal of bread and wine, and an opportunity for quiet reflection to remember all those who have lost their lives or live in fear as a result of hatred.
We originally planned this after the Orlando mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, though ensuring the vigil had a focus on all hate crime. The murder in the UK of Jo Cox, MP, tragically reminds us of the many forms of hate that exist in our world. This vigil is open to all, of whatever faith or none, that we might stand in solidarity.
Come to affirm the human dignity of all people,
to make a stand against hate crime in all its forms,
to remember the victims of bigotry,
to recognise that love endures all things
and love will win.
Please note that due to this joint vigil for all Aberdeen, our usual Sunday night communion service will not be taking place at Ferryhill Kirk.
If you would like to promote this event at your church or organisation, a poster is available for printing yourselves.
The Summer Club Team is hard at work preparing an amazing week for primary school children during the school holidays.
Zefi's Zoo Summer Holiday Club is based around a zoo theme with the children working their way to receiving their zookeeper badge on the final day. We will have a fun mixture of games, drama, bible stories, crafts, songs, live animals and many more activities.
The holiday club will run from Monday 1 August to Sunday 7 August, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a small charge of £1 per day per child.
Please sign up for what will be another brilliant week. You an go direct to the registration page here. There you can find out more information, download a poster or print out flyer/registration forms. However, it is a great help to us if you register your child(ren) using the online registration.
This summer you are invited to attend the first showing of UBALE a new film telling the story of the partnership between Aberdeen Presbytery in Scotland and Blantyre City Presbytery in Malawi. This will take place in Rubislaw Church Centre on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
The film includes images from recent trips to Malawi, interviews from those who have been involved in setting up and running the partnership, and stories from congregations that are involved in twinning agreements with congregations in Malawi.
Snacks and refreshments will be available. For more details, download the flyer here.
Back by popular demand, the next Indoor Car Boot Sale will be Saturday 25th June 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Join us in the church halls for shopping, home baking, coffees/teas and raffle prizes. The entry fee is 20p and all proceeds are in aid of the Manse Appeal Fund.
No alcohol, tobacco or electrical goods to be sold.
Charity Number SC010756
Join us Friday 17th June at Dyce Church, Victoria Street, AB21 7BE, at 7:30 p.m. for a city-wide gathering to pray for our community and world. All will be made most welcome and are invited to stay for tea and coffee after a time of prayer and reflection.
"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
Young people from P7 up to S6 ages are very welcome to join us, meeting in the foyer and hall of the church on Sunday evenings (2nd and 4th Sundays) at 6:30 p.m., finishing around 8:30 p.m.
You will find more information here.
You may have taken advantage of our excellent Coffee Shop at Ferryhill Church over the years. It is open every morning (Monday to Saturday) of the year with a break over Christmas. The Coffee Shop provides an excellent space to catch up with friends over a cuppa or to get a bite to eat.
The Coffee Shop is made possible because of teams of volunteers who are on duty once a fortnight. You do not need to be a church member to be involved in one of these teams. If you are interested and would like to find out more about joining one of the teams, please contact Edna Sainsbury on 01224 572477.