At HPC, we believe a healthy community is an active community. Take a look at our many opportunities to volunteer, to participate in social events and to take part in learning and growing together.
Tea & Coffee
No tea/coffee after the service this morning due to the lunch.
Lisburn Foodbank - Shopping List
• Pasta ‘n’ Sauce
• Kids Snacks
• Instant Porridge Sachets
• Long Life Milk
• Small Diluting Juice
• Tinned Tomatoes
• Washing Up Liquid
• Nappies (size 6)
NO SPARK Youth Club on Friday 1st December.
Helping Hands Knitting Group meet on Tuesday 28th November at 2pm in the Welcome Area.
24 hour PRAYER VIGIL for PEACE
In response to the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territory of Gaza, as well as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and many other places throughout the world, we are holding a 24 hour PRAYER VIGIL for PEACE, in The Cromlyn Room, from 8am on Saturday 9th December until 8am on Sunday 10th. Resources will be available for private prayer and reflection, so please feel free to call in at any time during this 24 hour period. We also need 48 volunteers to be present to welcome people (2 for each hour) to the Prayer space. If you can assist in this way, please sign up on the sheet in the vestibule or speak to Grace Davin (Mob: 07756476416).
Please leave items in the basket in the vestibule. Special items for the Christmas Hampers should be left at the Church by Tuesday 29th November. These items are - sweet tins, stuffing mix and Pringles.
Car Boot Sale
The Car Boot Sale takes place on Saturday 2nd December. As always items are required for the Cake, Bric-a-brac, Plant and Nearly New Stalls. Volunteers are also needed to staff the Church stalls. Come along to help, browse the stalls, enjoy the company of friends and have tea/coffee and refreshments
Prayer Night for Downshire PS
We are hosting a Prayer Night for Downshire Primary School on Thursday 30th November at 7pm in the Kilwarlin Room. Mr Poots (DPS Principal) is coming to share some items for us to pray for and we will take some time to pray for the school, the staff and the pupils. This is a shared Night of Prayer with local churches. If you plan on attending can you let Michael Anderson know.
PW members who are going to the Pantomime on 5th December please meet at the Church at 6pm. If you are going independently please inform Thelma on 07742920643.
If you would like to place a new order for the Presbyterian Herald please contact Norma McCabe on 07734 877799 or Dawn in the Church Office by 3rd December. Cost for 2024 is £20.
Personal prayer after church. If you would like someone from our prayer team to pray with you after morning worship in a quiet confidential setting please go to the Quiet Room after the service where a member of the team will be glad to share with you in prayer.
Open Day @ Union Theological College
Saturday, 2 December from 10.00-12.30. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in exploring a theology degree to come and visit the College, meet current students, staff and faculty, have a tour of the building, and find out more about the undergraduate degree programme. Teachers, family members, and friends are also welcome.
HPC Youth will be holding a soup lunch this morning after the service. All proceeds to Cancer Fund for Children and everyone is very welcome. Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free Options Available.
Bowl 'n' Bap
Bowl ‘n’ Bap soup lunches continue on Thursday 30th November 12pm—2pm. If anyone would be willing to contribute to Bowl ‘n’ Bap by making an occasional pot of soup, please sign up using the sheet in the vestibule indicating your availability and your preferred type of soup.
Prayer Time meet on Wednesday 6th December at 7pmm in the Quiet Room. Theme Mission: Overseas and at Home.
Our series concluded on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm in the Downshire Room. The topic is Formulating : the Role of Doctrine.
Could PW members who wish to donate a new or unused item for the PW Stall at the Car Boot Sale please leave them in with Dawn in the Office before Thursday 30th November.
Christmas Tree Festival
Over 20 trees by church organisations and Downshire Primary School. Friday 1st December 6.30pm – 9pm. Saturday 2nd December 9am-2pm. Music and Festive Refreshments provided. Entrance Free, Donations to Disaster Emergency Committee. Santa arrives on Friday at 7pm and children can visit him & Mrs Claus in their living room. (Friday Only)
Anyone interested in the new 25’s-45’s group starting up please register using the online form available via the website or Facebook. The inaugural group meet up will be on Friday 29th December starting at 11am with a visit to Hillsborough Castle Gardens including the Snowman Trail. Individuals and families all very welcome and children can come along too.
Being Presbyterian Advent Service
Being Presbyterian Advent Service takes place on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm in Garnerville Presbyterian Church, East Belfast.