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Welcome!

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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Notices & Events

Click here to download information for the Week of Prayer.
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Anchor boys: 6.30pm Mon 14 Sept

Tuesday 8 Sept
Rainbows: 6.45–8.00 pm
Brownies: 6.45–8.00 pm
Guides: 8.00 – 9.30pm

CHARIS: 1.45–3.30 pm Sat 5 Sept (under 16yrs); 3.30–5.00pm (6 yrs & under)

Submerge
7.15–8.30 pm Fri 11 Sept
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Closing event of the EastSide Arts Festival and a truly unique experience not to be missed by fans of ‘Van the Man’. Cyprus Avenue is associated across the world with Van Morrison’s song of the same name. Not only will Van be performing in one of the most iconic places mentioned in his music, he will also be celebrating his 70th birthday (31 August). More info here.
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News & Views*

When Doing Church Becomes a Burden
Last week I was feeling irritable. I was busy. I had a lot of things to do and places to be and I didn’t like it. My soul wanted to rest. Read article here.
Worth watching?
UK TV programmes during the past week.
The Real Noah's Ark: Secret
Sunday Morning Live
Women’s Day Conference
Theme: ‘Holding on to Hope’ Speaker: Nancy Guthrie. Saturday 17th October, Cost £17 (Students £12). We have pre-bought 20 tickets – this event is always sold out so speak to Claire Sellar or Jill Simpson for more info or to buy a ticket.
3 Things to Look for in a Youth Minister
Needless to say, in all this time spent around the church, I’ve seen a heaping ton of youth ministers. Read article here.
Biblical name confirmed by inscription on 3,000-year-old jar
Archaeologists in Israel have pieced together a 3,000-year-old clay jar and found that it bears the same name as a biblical character from the time of King David. Read article here.
3 Ways Christians Turn People Off
I came to God from a completely unchurched, non-Christian background. Ever since, I have been giving my life to helping other people come to know God. Read article here.
Five atheists who lost faith in atheism
Atheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Read article here.
For the sake of the gospel, drop the persecution complex
Did you hear about the pastor who was arrested for not marrying a same-sex couple? What about the publisher that got sued for refusing to censor anti-gay verses from the Bible? Read article here.
N.T. Wright’s Paul — the Short Version
I don’t care how good it is, for many (if not most) pastors I know, N.T. Wright’s mammoth ‘Paul and the Faithfulness of God’ is still too long. Read article here.
Does God Change?
Chapter 4 of Walter Moberly’s book ‘Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture’ is, for many of us, a challenging read. Article available here.
Still Thinking about the Atonement
The latest in a series of articles from leading theologians on the topic of atonement. Read article here.
Why the charismatic Church needs introverts
Mark Tanner explains why a noisy, celebratory charismatic Church could be overlooking one of its best assets: the introvert. Read article here.
A Call to Teenagers to Be Free
I am writing for the liberation of teenagers. I write to challenge teenagers to “live as people who are free” (1 Peter 2:16). Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity. To put it another way, I am calling teenagers to a radical, wartime lifestyle. Read article here.


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