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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.

Parenting Seminars

Being a parent is one of the best, most rewarding and most chal- lenging things we can do. Raising a child in a Christian environment in the 21st century can be particularly daunting! HPC as a community wants to support and encourage par- ents of young children in every possible way. As a start, we have asked Ruth Bromley who is the Children's Development Officer in PCI to run a series of 6 seminars on some of the main challenges for parents. These include: 1. The best that we can be—perfectly posi- tioned to influence our children; 2 Communication—it’s good to talk; 3 Discipline, rule setting and learning to parent with elastic; 4 Praying and reading the Bible—introducing children to faith basics; 5 Sharing our faith with our children—creating windows into a life of faith; 6 It takes a village—the role of the whole church in parenting. The seminars will start on Thursday 23rd February at 7.30pm. In the meantime, please register your interest with Dawn in the Church Office 9268 3502 or dawnburnside@btinternet.com

Warmbank

Warmbank meets every Tuesday 9am to 12noon. An open invitation to everyone in the community. If you are feeling the chill, come along to the Welcome Area and warm up with tea, coffee, books, board games and good company!

Happy Stitchers

Happy Stitchers meet on Wednesday 1st February at 7.30pm in the Art & Craft Room.

Antiques and Collectibles Fair

Date for your diary—Antiques and Collectables Fair will take place on Saturday 11th March. The Church will be having a stall and any items for it would be very much appreciated.

Youth Development Worker

Contact details Michael Anderson, our new Youth Development Worker - michaelhpc@btinternet.com and phone 07548 462896.

Prayer Time

Prayer Time meet on Wednesday 1st February at 7pm in the Quiet Room. The theme is ‘The Environment’.

PW

The PW meeting which was postponed on 17th January will now take place on Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm in the Downshire Room. Special speaker is Mike Crooks. This meeting is open to everyone.

Flower Rota

The Flower Rota for 2023 is now on the main table in the Vestibule. If you have a preferred date to provide flowers in the church please fill in your name and phone number as soon as possible or contact Dawn in the Office on 9268 3502. All contributions greatly appreciated.

Car Boot Sale

Next Car Boot Sale is on Saturday 4th February.

Reading & Prayer Rota

Reading and Prayer Rota for Sunday Worship - we are looking to reintroduce the practice of having members read Scripture and lead prayers at public worship. If you feel called to serve in this way, please contact Dawn in the office email dawnburnside@btinternet.com or 92683502, so that we can draw up a list for each of these ministries.

SPARK Youth Club

SPARK meet on Friday 3rd February at 6.30pm.

Personal Prayer

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.

Committee Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Church Committee after worship on Sunday 5th February.

Play It By Ear

Play It By Ear are a Christian Drama Company, who love sharing their faith and telling stories from the bible in the form of Drama. They run workshops, run Church Services alongside performing at many Christian Festivals and so much more. They will be with us on Sunday 5th February to lead part of our Sunday morning service and then to lead our children and young people at Flare. This will be a great experience for us as a Church Family and especially for our children and young people that morning, please come along and support Play It By Ear.

Men's Group

Men’s Group - Thursday 2nd February at 7.30pm (note change of time). Speaker Simon Walker who will talk on the History of Hillsborough and Hillsborough Old Guard.

LCCC Logs

HPC received logs from LCCC with the request that they should be made available to low income families or indeed pensioners. If you know of anyone in your locality who fits the above criteria could you pass their name/names to me and I will arrange with you when the bag of logs can be delivered. We have 15 bags and of course the recipients must have log burning facilities. Thank you. Contact Dawn in the Office on 9268 3502.

English Classes

English Conversation classes for Ukrainian speakers are on Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm in

the Welcome Area. Contact Maurice Arthur on 07900 607290 for more information.

4 Corners Festival

4 Corners Festival runs from 29th January to 5th February. This year's theme is "Dreams : visions for Belfast". To view the programme, please see: https://4cornersfestival.com/2023-programme-overview/

HOST AGM

HOST AGM after worship at 12noon in the Downshire Room.

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