Welcome to VOICES, an occasional blog reflecting the diverse perspectives and experiences from some of those involved with HLBC…
On saturday, after months of hard work from Graeme and his fellow God Squad members, God’s Garage Pennines will be opening for visitors to have a look round. They welcome God Squad President and Founder John Smith to Dewsbury from Australia. God’s Garage Pennines is an emerging church community on… » Read more
In the first week of November we were delighted to open our new side entrance! This was the completion of Phase One of our buildings development project.
We started looking into ways we could improve the use of our buildings about ten years ago. The focus was guided particularly to our building entrances, and, after a few years of exploring, praying and wondering if we could afford it, we were ready to take the plunge. … » Read more
In January we began a new series of evening services called BIG QUESTIONS. These services happen once a month, on the first Sunday evening, and have a strong ‘outward’ focus – we want anyone, and everyone, to feel comfortable and welcomed at these sessions, especially if they don’t usually come to church.
So what BIG questions are we talking about? … » Read more
Here are a set of prayers written by Steve and used in a recent Advent service. They were well-received and we thought others might like to read them.
PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY 4 DEC 2011
Heavenly Father, as once again we prepare for Christmas, help us to find time in our busy lives for quiet and thought and prayer, that we may reflect upon the wonder of your love and allow the story of the Saviour’s birth to penetrate our hearts and minds. So may our joy be deeper, our worship more real, and our lives worthier of all that you have done for us through the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.… » Read more
In the coming year Harehills Lane Baptist Church will be studying John’s gospel in each of their Sunday services and in small group settings. So what’s the attraction? Why study John’s Gospel? Why now, and why a year?