NEWS

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.

In-Person Worship

Please continue to contact Dawn by Friday 12noon if you wish to attend the Service on Sunday.

Car Boot Sale

The Car Boot Sale takes place on Saturday 4th December from 8am to 12noon.  The usual church stalls will be available. 

 

With the Annual Craft Fair cancelled, it is proposed to have a Church Craft Stall at the Car Boot Sale.  Any items will be greatly appreciated and can be left at the Church on Friday 3rd December. 

Together Again

A programme being organised by HOST over the autumn/winter months.

More details can be found here.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Annual Craft Fair planned for 20th November has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the very low uptake of stallholders.  This is understandable given the current COVID situation.

Presbyterian Herald

The last issue of the Presbyterian Herald for 2021 can be collected from the vestibule this morning or the church office.  Orders can now be placed for 2022.  Contact Dawn in the Church Office to order your copy.

Lisburn Foodbank

Lisburn Foodbank aims to give out approx. 400 hampers this Christmas season.   Each church is asked to donate specific items towards the hampers.  HPC has been asked to provide Sweet Tins, stuffing mix & Pringles. Items can be left in the plastic box in the Welcome Area by Friday 26th November.

Food Bank is also extending the Pyjama Appeal for a second year and will be glad to accept pyjamas for all ages. The food bank cannot except spend local vouchers but if you wish your card can be used to purchase meat vouchers from Williamson Butchers 25 Smithfield, B&C Butchers 156 Longstone Street or Greens supermarket. These vouchers would then be included in the Christmas Hampers.

Accredited Preacher Scheme

For those interested in applying for the Accredited Preacher Scheme (and associated intensive teaching week 4-8 July 2022).  Please note that the closing date is Monday 6  December 2021.  Application forms are available from Union Theological College, Belfast (+44 (0) 28 90205080;  ministry@union.ac.uk).

Kirk Session

The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 30th November at 7.30pm in the Church.

Church Grounds Tidy Up

A major tidy up is planned around the church grounds on Saturday 11th December 9am/9.30am. If you have some spare time please come along all help will be very much appreciated.

Study Group

The Study Group concludes on Wednesday 1st December at 8pm in the Downshire Room. Our series is called “Earth-Honouring Faith” and the theme this week is ‘Good Theory’.

Books

There is a very large selection of books for sale on display in the Link from now until the next Car Boot Sale on Saturday 4th December.  Due to storage space these have to be substantially reduced. Any donations for books appreciated some of which could make ideal Christmas gift.

PW Members

PW members are asked to leave any outstanding Mission Boxes with Dawn in the office on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning or Friday all day before the end of November.

Tree Planting Scheme

Tree planting scheme to plant 150,000 trees at Glas-na-Bradan Wood is underway and there is an appeal for energetic members of the public to sign up, come along and make their mark on the Belfast skyline and help the fight against climate change, on Saturday 4th December. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please email michellemccaughtry@woodlandtrust.org.uk to reserve your time slot. Please include in your email: your first name and surname, number of tickets needed, a mobile phone number and name for each person you are booking for. This is required for NHS Test and Trace purposes. Tree planting will be taking place in line with current NI COVID 19 restrictions. Please do not attend if you are displaying symptoms.