Villagers are hoping to save their only public hall after the church announced plans to sell the building.
The Church of Scotland wants to offload Marnoch Church Hall in Aberchirder, which has served as a gathering place for generations of residents.
The committee in charge of the building will stage a meeting tonight to investigate ways of preserving it for the community.
By forming an association or trust, they could access funding and purchase the hall for less than the market price.
Group chairwoman, Alison Mackie, said: “The trustees of the Church of Scotland want to pass the asset on so they will value it for the market, but if the community manages to form a trust then we could get it for a better value than in a public sale.
“All of the organisations that use the hall are invited, as are the public.
“There would be nowhere to go if this isn’t kept as a hall.”
Concerns have been raised that the venue could be bought by a private firm as soon as February if villagers can’t organise a takeover by then.
Local councillor, Glen Reynolds, added: “Through the generations, people have sat down, drunk tea and coffee and eaten soup and sweets in this community asset.
“By going on the market, it could be sold to a private buyer who will turn this into a home or flats.”
The meeting will be held tonight at 8pm in the hall.