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Community Element - Rob speaks to Tracey Leybourne who gives a users impression of food provision in Aberdeen

Friday, September 15th, 2017 Community, Community Element, Food, Service Users Impression, Food Provision | Comments


with information from CFINE.



Community Element - What’s Ons to 15 September 2017

Friday, September 8th, 2017 Community, Whats On, Community Element | Comments


What's On's from NE Scotland Christian Diary

Brian’s Good News 8 September 2017

Friday, September 8th, 2017 Community, Brians Good News, Community Element | Comments


In this Week's edition, Ellon Community First Responders get a car given for their work,  Motorbike Challenge down under for Buy Bennaiah Campaign for Teen CHallenge,  24 year old Scoops World Champian Dancing Trophy at Highland Gathering.


The news is from the Evening Express.

Community Element Sean McVeigh -Development Worker from CFINE shares his passion for this growing work to tackle Food Poverty

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 Community, Hope, Family, money go further, Community Element, Challenge, Appeal, Food | Comments


To find out more about this great work visit.

If you can help, CFINE need stocks of non perishable items to boost their Foodbank.  Recently they had a run on the foodbank and gave out 119 parcels in 1 day.  The average is about 50.

You can find them in supermarkets across Aberdeen.   They will be at Tesco on Wellington Road, Torry Friday 8th September about 9 am - 5 pm with their food drive. Do think about giving even a tin of beans or  tin of fruit. 

Each food parcel lasts 3 days.



2 Poynernook Rd
Aberdeen AB11 5RW
P:01224 596156



Community Elements - 1 September 2017

Friday, September 1st, 2017 Community, Whats On, Brians Good News, Community Element, Encouragement | Comments


Brian's Good News - Abseils down Royal Aberdeen CHildren's Hospital,  Tumour patient fights back to normality after operation to remove tumour,  Stetsuns to be ready for Dandara 5 K in Hazlehead Park. News from https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk

Churches Offering Community Help.

Space for prayer - St Anddrews Parish Church, Inverurie.  www.standrewschurchinverurie.org.uk

Community Visits and  a listening ear:  Macduff Parish Church  www.macduffparishchurch.org.uk

Request Prayer: Elgin Baptist Church. www.elginbaptist.org/whast-we-do/prayer/


Other Organisations mentioned:

The Allotment Market Stall : www.theallotmentmarketstall.org.uk

CFINE: www.cfine.org/

Seafarers Centre: www.aseafarer.com

The Fishermens Mission:  http://www.fishermensmission.org.uk


What's On's: 

Torry St Fitticks Church: www.torrystfitticks.org

Macmillan Nurses : www.macmillan.org.uk/

NE Scotland Christian Diary: www.christiandiary.com



Community Elerment - interview with Kenny Brandy new Supt of Fisherman’s Mission Aberdeen

Friday, August 25th, 2017 Community, Community Element | Comments


The interview was recorded as part of a live Gospel Cafe show at St Columba's Church of Scotland coffee mornings held on the last Friday of every month 9 am - 11 am.  You will also hear appreciative people coming up to Kenny Brandy the guest speaker after his address.

Kenny Brandy became Supt at the Aberdeen Branch of Fisherman's Mission which is based on Market Street in Aberdeen.  He works closely with Rev Howard Drysdale who heads up The Seafarers Centre - just door.

Kenny has a fishing background from the Fraserburgh area.  He knows just what it is like on fishing boats out in the N sea 8-10 days at a time in heavy seas so can empathiase with fishermen and families where there have been accidents and bereavements.

Kenny can be found at

Address: 196 Market St, Aberdeen AB11 5PQ

Kenny and the Fishermen's Mission Volunteers need both prayers and financial support.

To help financially, pray or sign up to volunteer -  please visit



Community Element - Services and What’s On’s

Friday, August 18th, 2017 Community, Hope, Service, Family, Whats On, Personal Impact, Life, Community Element | Comments



A creative church - Fetteresso Church in Stonehaven- Connect with 'Paint and Pray', 'The Haven', 'Heart For Art'  - http://www.fetteresso.org/

A proactive community church - City Church (Aberdeen)meeting in Mackie Academy - 'One Church, Many places'   http://citychurchaberdeen.org/

What's on's from www.christiandiary.com



Community Element - Allotments

Friday, August 18th, 2017 Community, Aberdeen City Council, Community Element | Comments


Allotments are a good way to grow food for family and community.


You can buy fruit and veg from the Allotment Market Stall in Seaton Park and Duthie Park Fridays from July 10.30 am to 3 pm


Find out how to volunteer and get involved.

Brian’s Good News 18 August 2017

Friday, August 18th, 2017 Community, Family, Brians Good News, Community Element | Comments


In this edition - beach poniy rides give joy to disabled children, meercats attract visitors to Pets Corner, kangaroo pouches givern to Aberdeen Materity neo natal Hospital to promote skin to skin contact for babies and their parents.

Brian’s Top Ten

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Community, Family, Brians Good News, Community Element, Encouragement | Comments


Brian presents his choice of Top 10 News Stories from the past year.  He had a choice of 579, whittling it down to 84 then to his Top 10. 

Be encouraged.

Many of Brian's Good News Stories come from Aberdeen Journals - Evening Express