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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.

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Notices & Events

The BPC walking group will be heading to Rostrevor on Saturday 30 May for a six-mile walk at ‘Fairy Glen’. Everyone very welcome. Meet at the church at 9am. For more info, email Vernon.
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Sun 10 May
Update on the Building Project

Sun 17 May
Innovista – developing young leaders across Europe to take the hope of Jesus to those around them

Sun 31 May
No more Traffik – update on human trafficking in Northern Ireland and round the world
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The Spring Garden event with Alan Chambers has had to be postponed due to ill health. Further details will follow.
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The 2014 edition of the BPC Yearbook is now available for download. This version of the yearbook contains only the year-end reports. For a full electronic version of the yearbook, including directory of addresses and financial information, please email us directly.
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We are still collecting coppers for Moldova. If you can help, please speak to Elizabeth or John or leave them with someone at the Welcome Desk.
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’Walkway Sundays' is a new kids venture that takes place 11.15 am every Sunday at Walkway Community Centre, Finvoy Street. Packed to the brim with quizzes, bible stories, songs and games, Sunday mornings will never be the same again! All P1–P7 kids are very welcome. For more info, please email Mandy.
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News & Views*

General Assembly
On Wednesday evening, June 3rd at 7.45pm everyone is invited to an Assembly Celebration in the Assembly Hall. Rev. John Woodside, minister of Drogheda Presb.Church, will speak on the theme, 'A Caring Fellowship'. This service is open to the public, no tickets are required. More info here.
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.
Bake me a Cake and Mark it with B (for ‘Bigot’)
The ‘gay cake’ ruling against Ashers Bakery is another example of double standards being imposed, say Free Church of Scotland moderator David Robertson. Read article here.
Does individual life really begin at conception?
Writing in the June edition of Premier Christianity, David Instone Brewer argued that an individual life begins 14 days after conception. Read David’s controversial article, and Peter D Williams’ response. Read article here.
Have we made an idol of the Bible? Brian McLaren & Andrew Wilson debate
Watch video interview here.
I still do
More than 28 years ago, Jim knelt beside me, fought back his tears, and read from Ephesians. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” He reached for my hands and held them tightly. “I could never be all the things that are in this passage, but … Read article here.
Christians Have to Stop Blaming Each Other
It can be embarrassing to identify as a Christian. Every time you turn on your smartphone, car radio, or cable TV, someone is mocking your antiquated, harsh, prudish religion. Read article here.
What does Jude 7 mean by ‘other flesh’
Among those who agree that the Bible prohibits homosexual practice, there is a disagreement about whether the story of Sodom and Gomorrah should be used in support of this conclusion. Read article here.
The Sneaky Progressivism of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
No movie has approached the post-apocalyptic genre quite as definitively as George Miller’s Mad Max series. Read article here.
11 recurring mistakes in the debate over the “historical Adam.”
The debate over the historical Adam continues in an entirely predictable manner: the theological needs of the evangelical system lead to patterns of responses that are aimed at protecting that system rather than addressing the serious theological issues introduced by evolutionary science and modern biblical scholarship on Genesis. Article available here.
Jesus, Drawing Muhammad, and the Idolatry of Free Speech
Read article here.
Great Ape Personhood and the Seventh Commandment of Animalism
A judge in Manhattan has ordered a hearing that will touch upon the continuing debate over whether caged chimpanzees can be considered “legal persons,” in the eyes of the law, and thus sue, with human help, for their freedom. Read article here.

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