We are a family-focused, evangelical Christian fellowship in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, whose worship is biblical and contemporary. We have a strong emphasis on using the gifts of our members and expressing God’s love both within the church family and in the wider community.

Feel free to explore our website, where you will learn more about who we are, what we do and why we do it. If you’re free on Sunday, why not drop in to one of our worship services? Dress code is casual and you’re assured of a warm welcome!

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Updated: 4 October 2014

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This Sunday @ BPC

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No Child Taken

TearFund Lunch – 12.30pm Sunday 19th October
Trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world, ravaging the lives of 1.2 million children across the world every year. That number is set to rise, unless we stop it in its tracks. The good news is ... we can.

After our morning worship service on Sunday 19th October, you're invited to our annual bread and cheese lunch. This year, we're supporting TearFund's 'No Child Taken' campaign, which aims to protect 50,000 children who are at high risk of being trafficked. You can find out more about Tearfund's campaign

We'd love you to join with us for lunch this Sunday afternoon. With your help, we can help Tearfund protect the lives of vulnerable children.

Notices & Events

Walking group outing to Glenariff Forest Park on Saturday 25th October. Everyone very welcome. Please meet at the church at 9am. For more details, email Vernon.
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In: Cross Section, 6-8 Finvoy Street

On: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, starting 16th September 2014

From: 3.30 – 5.00pm

Contact 028 9059 5858 for more details
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BPC Home groups start back 8pm Wednesday 17th September. For more details, please see our Home Groups page.

If you would like to join a home group, please contact
Alastair Giffen.
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M14 Mens’ Conference
Saturday 8th November 10.00am in the Spires. Tickets £35 from
Geoff Gordon

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Covered shoe boxes are available to buy for 50p each at the welcome desk. Please
leave shoe boxes in the Howard Lewis room by Sunday 26th October. For
further information, please contact
Vivienne Spence or Elizabeth Lewis
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'Taking the Lord's name in vain'
BBC Radio Ulster
Thought for the day
Frank Sellar
24th Sept 2014
Read the article on the
BPC blog page.
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News & Views*


Evangelizing to People Who Have Heard it All Before
Within a society where people know the gist of what Christianity teaches but words such as “converts,” “evangelism” and “proselytize” are increasingly associated with religious zealots, abusive cults and violent terrorism, it’s becoming more difficult to communicate faith-based ideas without being offensive or perceived as a close-minded bigot. Read article here.
Brian Cox: 'It's naive to say that there's no God'
Professor Brian Cox, the rock star turned scientist, is an unlikely defender of the faith. But in a Telegraph interview today, the physicist and distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association said: "there is naivety in just saying there's no God". Read article here.
U2's Songs of Transcendence
Sunday evening I did something I haven't done in close to 30 years: I went to an actual record store and bought a brand-new U2 album on vinyl, took it home, pulled out the turntable, put on my headphones, sat on the floor, and stayed up way too late reading the liner notes and listening to the songs over and over again. Read article here.
And That Is Grace ...
It’s interesting how the word “grace” gets used a lot, even by those who don’t necessarily consider themselves religious. Read article here.
Here's my heart, Lord
David Crowder / 'Here's my heart, Lord', from the album 'Neon Steeple. Watch video here.
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It’s Biblically Impossible to Be Biblical
There is a holy grail that evangelical Christians have been seeking. It’s a quest that has consumed much time and left many battered believers by the side of the road. I’ve sacrificed my share of time to this pursuit over the years. Read article here.
Why Christianity doesn't work
Shame about Christianity, isn’t it. Promises so much, offers a huge amount, but it just doesn’t work. Read article here. By Adrian Plass
Breaking the chains: a poem
My first escape bid
came at the age of nought.
Nine months in mummy's tummy—
no more room in the womb.
Read more
Why we need another sexual revolution
What does your sex life say about God? Read more here.
How the church portrays the beauty of Christ
10 quotes from the book 'Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ', by Ray Ortlund. Read more here.
Matt Maher - Lord, I Need You
Lord, I Need You is the first single on Matt Maher's new album, 'All The People Said Amen'. Listen here.

* Views and opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect those held by BPC or its members.