Sunday Evening: Our evening worship service commences at 6:00pm and usually ends at 6:50pm. We begin with a short welcome followed by an opening prayer. Two songs are sung and there is a reading from Scripture.
Music: The music we sing at HBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the hymns and choruses of the twenty-first century. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
Sermons: Preaching at HBC is expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. The evening sermon is between 20-25min long,packed with material for reflection. Generally the evening sermons are run on a series following a particular theme. All preaching is gospel-driven.
After a Sermon: We sing a hymn encapsulating the theme of the sermon and then take our seats once more for a brief moment of silent reflection. A typical service concludes by 6:50pm. We provide a free light supper in the Hall immediately after the service to encourage fellowship. An hour later, you might still find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week.