For people who haven't been to a church they often wonder what actually happens in a service. When you see a church on television more often than not it's in a dedicated building and they may be officials in robes, sometimes speaking in a very antiquated way. Meeting in a school the services at HPCC are somewhat more simple.
Sunday Morning Service
You will see from our Service Times that we begin with a time of worship. This is where a person or group of people who have been set aside and are gifted with the capability will lead the congregation in songs and hymns. All of are freely called to worship and you won't be expected to stand at the front and lead us in a rousing rendition of some hymn or worship song. Chairs are set up for the service and you are free to be seated wherever you want or feel comfortable.
At some point there may be a collection. This is entirely voluntary and there is no compulsion. No-one will be offended if you don't put anything in!
There will also be some notices regarding events and news. May be interesting for you, then again maybe not.
As is common in all Christian churches there will be a time that the Word of God will be shared, This will usually be by the Pastor, a visiting speaker or someone from the congregation who has been called to preach. As a church we adhere to Biblical principles and believe that the Word of God in His Bible is relevant and living for today and our circumstances.
There will also be time of prayer. This will usually be lead from the front and is often spontaneous in who prays.
And once a month we will extend the service so we can share a cup of tea and some biscuits after the service.
Wednesday Evening Service
You may be aware that we also meet on a Wednesday evening at the school. These meetings are open to all but they often focus on the internal workings of the church like finance and event planning. They may or not be useful for you so please check our Events page beforehand.
We do hope that you will feel led to join with us and look forward to seeing you, there is a warm welcome waiting!