Sunday worship at HLBC
Our gathered church is made up of many cultures and backgrounds, and worship on a Sunday reflects this – with a preaching and worship team of diverse styles and ministries who serve our community.
The morning service begins at 10am with worship and preaching at its centre. The first part of the service is ‘altogether’ worship time before young people leave for Sunday Club. There is usually a sermon, and also time for prayer, reflection and worship. The service finishes around 11.20am for drinks and biscuits!
Occasionally we may have an all-age service, where the children stay in and we worship and learn together – for example on holiday Sundays. Communion is shared once a month as part of morning worship.
Children go out to Sunday Club (our Sunday school classes) after 20-30 minutes of worshipping together. We currently run groups based round school year for ages 4 up to around 14. Provision for teenagers varies depending on the current age range of our young people. There is no group provision for under 4s, but we have a Creche room at the back of the main church hall with a sound feed, and also offer a quiet toy space in the church itself
We have an open prayer room that is available for prayer in solitude or with someone from the church community throughout Sunday worship. The room is usually available from around 9.10am for those wanting prayer time before the service.
Our evening service is a smaller gathering with a similar ethos to that of the morning. The word of God has a strong focus along with praying for each other. It begins at 6.30pm and is usually held in the Green Room. Please note that Sunday evening service do not occur every Sunday – please check events listings or contact the Office to find out if there is one this week.
As well as worship and teaching, evening meetings may be: community celebrations, featuring reflection, prayer and discussion on some of life’s big questions; healing meetings centred around communion and Jesus’ power and authority to bring healing to broken lives; and relaxed Bible-study discussions around a shared meal.