Church Life

Children & Youth

Sunday School

Our Sunday School operates on Sunday mornings during the church service, giving our children an opportunity to meet together and take part in age appropriate teaching. Children leave during the service to go to Sunday School.

There are three Sunday School sections:

Beginners (Pre School)
Primary (P1–P3)
Junior (P4–P7)

Our Sunday School is held in the church halls.

BB

The Boys’ Brigade is a Christian youth organisation for boys of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. A varied programme of fun activities is offered, designed to educate, challenge and inspire young boys in a safe environment of Christian teaching.

UNITE

UNITE is for all young people in years 8 to 14, meeting on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday night from 7:30 in HRPC halls – come and hang out with your friends, play some football, Wii, or chill in the coffee bar.

Sunday morning is especially for young people in years 8 and 9. We meet from 10:00am to 10:45 in the coffee bar, have some breakfast and spend some time reading and thinking about a story in the bible.

Sunday night from 8:00pm in HRPC halls after the close of the evening service.. Come and hang with your friends, enjoy some food and spend some time discussing God’s Word and how it applies to every aspect of our lives.

Tots & Co

Tots & Co is a group for mums/dads/grandparents and carers to bring their newborns and toddlers.

The group gives children/babies the opportunity to socialise with other children in a safe environment. While the children are playing, adults can make new friends and enjoy chatting over coffee.

Mornings are informal and the children are free to choose between the climbing frame, ride on toys, dress up, play dough, and much more. There is a safe baby area for those too young to toddle. Toast and fruit are available all morning.  Mornings end with ball games, bubbles, and singing time for both adults and children.

During the year outings are arranged and social evenings for adults.

Adults must supervise their child/children.

Tots & co meet during term–time, on Thursdays between 10.30am and 12noon in the Millar Craig Halls.

GB

The Girls’ Brigade‘s motto is to help girls to “Seek, Serve and Follow Christ” and our aim is to “help girls to become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We do this in a variety of ways each week; through Bible class, lots of fun with crafts, games and outings, as well as good times with friends made.

Adult

MOPS

MOPS provides an opportunity for mums to get together for breakfast, discussion and lots more, while their children (newborn to nursery age) are cared for in a safe, fun environment.

We aim to provide a bit of much needed “time–out” for every mum, to encourage friendship and offer support.

All our MOPS leaders are Christians and our hope is that every woman who comes along will feel welcome, accepted, important and valued.  All our creche helpers are Access NI checked.

MOPS meets fortnightly on Monday mornings at 9:30am.

Ladies Friendship Circle

Ladies Friendship Circle offers ladies within the Church Family an opportunity to come together to enjoy fellowship within a wide ranging programme, picking up on various topics of particular interest to women. 

Meeting on the third Tuesday of every month in the Multi Purpose Room, join us for friendship, fellowship and fun.

Blokes’ Breakfast

The pace of modern life means many men find it difficult to attend mid–week meetings within the life of HRPC. With this in mind we have run a monthly group called ‘Blokes’ Breakfast’.

Meeting in Creme Bakehouse on High Street from 7.30am–9.00am on the last Saturday morning of each month, these breakfasts provide an opportunity for the deepening of friendships over breakfast and time together around God’s Word.

Fellowship Groups

Making the big church small, fellowship groups meet on alternate weeks in homes across Bangor.

PW

Prebyterian Women (PW) provides a unique opportunity for ladies to enjoy fellowship and encouragement with a particular emphasis on mission at home and overseas. At PW we seek to encourage women to become Disciples of Christ.

In HRPC we have two Presbyterian Women’s groups:

The afternoon group meets at 2:30pm in the David Burke Room and the evening group meets at 7:45pm on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Multi Purpose Room.

Mens Fellowship

The Men’s Fellowship meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September to May. 

We extend a warm welcome to all men in the congregation, and their friends, to come along and enjoy our interesting programme of speakers and topics, which we hope will interest you. Enjoy a cup of tea and a scone, and have fellowship with your friends.

Prayer

Jesus said ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.’
John 15:5

This statement is black and white – we can do nothing apart from Jesus. Nothing, absolutely nothing. As a church and as individuals we are dependent upon God for everything. The way in which we show this dependence is through prayer. The only way our church will grow, the only way we will sense God’s presence in our Sunday services, the only way our organisations will flourish is through a prayerful dependence upon God.  We, therefore provide two opportunities for our congregation to gather and pray for the life and ministry of the church.

Prayer gatherings are currently held every Wednesday evening at 7:45pm in the Upper Room. (Enter by either door at the rear of the main church building, then head upstairs).
Early morning prayer takes place weekly on Friday mornings, in the David Burke room at the rear of the main church building. There is one slot during the summer months, 7:00am – 7:30am.
Prayer for young people and youth work takes place monthly on the first Sunday in the month in the Welcome Centre multi–purpose room at 10am.

We are also dependent upon God for everything in our lives as individuals. We encourage and seek to foster prayer support for each other through fellowship groups. You can also submit prayer requests or meet with a member of staff for prayer at our Sunday services.

You can submit a prayer request now by emailing prayer@hrpc.org.uk

Recreation

Mens’ Indoor football is held on Thursday evenings 7:00pm – 8:15pm.

Badminton is held on Thursday evenings from 8:15pm for men and women.  New and former members are very welcome.

The Horizontal walking group goes for a gentle stroll each month. For more information, please contact Martin Brown (9146 0459, or martin.oldcross@btinternet.com)