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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: 25 October 2014

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Notices & Events

Would you like to adopt a student, and commit to pray and keep in contact with them? If yes, please take an envelope containing a student's name and address from the noticeboard. For further details, contact Heather.
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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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If you're shopping online this Christmas, why not set up an account with easyfundraising.org and help raise funds for the BPC building project.
easyfundraising.org.uk
How it works
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10.00am – 1.00pm Saturday 29th November. Christmas Garden Event (in Frackelton Hall). Proceeds in aid of Building Fund
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Thank you to everyone who prepared a Christmas shoe box. This year, 179 shoe boxes were collected, up from 140 last year. The shoe boxes will be going to Bosnia. Many thanks
for your continued help.
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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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News & Views*

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Really, it's OK to be single
In order to protect marriage, we should be careful not to denigrate singleness. Read article here.
Power in the Name. 10 great 90s worship songs we must bring back
I became a Christian in the early 1990s. It was a boom era for evangelical Christianity: churches were falling over themselves to employ full-time youth workers, each year's Spring Harvest would sell out quicker than a Take That tour, and the pop music charts were being ripped up* by a Littlehampton worship band called Delirious?. Read article here.
The 90s worship songs I don't think we should bring back
Twenty five years ago, we were the songwriters for a new worship movement in the UK. Every movement has a musical soundtrack and gives birth to songs. Those referred to in Martin Saunders' recent article were forged in the theological framework of that period. Read article here.
Being a Christian Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Should
Christian subcultures are an entertaining phenomenon. Multiple brands of Christianity claim the same Lord and read the same Bible, and yet they promote a set of values sometimes as different as apples and orangutans. Read article here.
Why Every Christian Needs Doubt
'The End of Our Exploring' by Matthew Lee Anderson is worth reading. In fact, it’s worth getting the book just to read the last nine pages of his final chapter that beautifully and poignantly describes a Christian life well questioned. Read review here.
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Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'
Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' from 3–6 December, St Bartholomew's Church Stranmillis. Flyer here.
Popcultured: Thinking Christianly About Style, Media, and Entertainment.
The weekend I wrote this review included two activities so regular in our household they are almost liturgical. On Saturday, my wife and I ordered takeout from our usual Chinese restaurant and settled down to watch the finale of X-Factor, the British version of American Idol. On Sunday, we passed through the door of our local Baptist church where we are members. This pattern is so typical that our two-month-old daughter knows of no other kind of weekend. Read article here.
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
here.
Five reasons Lord Sugar would fire Jesus
As a fresh set of candidates battle for Sir Alan's approval in The Apprentice this autumn, Justin Brierley reflects on how Jesus would have fared. Read more here.
Conservative Christians are losing the argument: here's why
There was a time, not so long ago, when Rob Bell was seen as the great hope of the evangelical church. His Nooma DVDs had captured the imaginations of a generation of Christians who'd finally found something different to do in their small group. Read more here.
Indelible Grace – Jesus, I my cross have taken
Watch video here.
Words
here.
From the album 'The Hymn Sing: Live In Nashville' Available from
iTunes and Amazon.

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