November Seminars – 18th & 25th

Heliopolis Community Church would like to invite you to their free Friday Fall Seminar Series. November features two lectures about, “Unprecedented Scale: An Introduction to Refugee Realities.”

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Where: HCC which meets at St. Michael’s and all Angels located at 10 Seti (City) Street Korba, Heliopolis
When: Friday from 6:00-7:00 pm on Nov 18 and 25

Week #1 Nov 18 features “63.9 Million: Worldwide Refugee Realties,” presented by Chris Eades & Kirsten Fryer

Week #2 Nov 25 features “187,000: Refugee Realities in Egypt,” presented by Sabine Larribeau & Kirsten Fryer

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The speakers represent StARS (St. Andrew’s Refugee Services) which is the refugee ministry of St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo. Chris Eades is the Executive Director of StARS, Sabine Larribeau is the Director of the Psychosocial Program at StARS, and Kirsten Fryer is the Pastor of St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo.

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Worship Evening Oct 14 – 6pm

You are invited to join with us for an evening of worship on Friday, October 14, starting at 6pm.
What a joyful time – to come and worship the LORD. We are blessed with this freedom here in Egypt, and we are very grateful for this. It is a significant time, when we gather in Jesus’ Name and unite to worship, pray, read the Word together. As we humble ourselves, come into agreement with the Grace and Truth that Jesus brought, and in agreement with each other in praising and rejoicing in the LORD, please consider these scriptures:
Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Romans 14:11 For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”

Fall Seminar Series: Oct 7 & 21

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Heliopolis Community Church would like to invite you to their free Friday Fall Seminar Series. October features two lectures by Prof. Steve Wunderink. He will ignite your interest in Ancient Egypt.

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Where: HCC which meets at St. Michael’s and all Angels located at 10 Seti (City) Street in Korba, Heliopolis
When: Friday from 6:00-7:00 pm on Oct 7 and 21

Week #1 Oct 7
• Did the Exodus really happen?
• An in-depth look at the Plague Narrative in the light of the Horus/Set Myth

Week #2 Oct 21
• Joseph and Egyptian Dream Culture
• Pyramids and Sphinx in the Bible
• What is a person? Or Why Mummification?

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Prof. Steve Wunderink

HCC Family Reunion Potluck – Sept 23

It’s almost like a new year here at HCC, when many new comers arrive during August and September. Also, many of those who traveled for the summer have returned.

Well, it’s more like a Family Reunion! Time to get caught up with what folks did during the summer, and also a great time to get to know our new arrivals.

We will meet in the church garden at 6pm. Please bring plenty of your favorite foods to share. This will be a special time of fellowship and getting to know each other.

Farewell Potluck – Friday, May 20th

What a bitter-sweet thing:
To be living in Egypt, which is the cross roads of the Middle East, and to meet so many wonderful people from around the world at our international church. This is so sweet: a taste of what the Word speaks of when all nations, tribes and tongues will worship together at the foot of our King’s throne.

But then, as people come to our ex-pat church, they also leave and move away. So every year we welcome newcomers with a “Welcome Potluck,” and then bless those leaving with a “Farewell Potluck,” And it’s that time again.

On Friday, May 20th, we are planning our Farewell Potluck (covered dish meal) and take the time to acknowledge, bless and pray for those who will be leaving or moving away. All are welcome (no pun intended) to share this precious time. We will meet in the garden in Cairo’s fresh air for fellowship and a shared meal. Please bring your favorite foods to contribute to the meal.

Note: more details will be in the bulletin.

HCC-ACC Family Retreat (April 22-25)

We are planning on our annual church family retreat on Aril 22 – 25. It will be for 3 nights this year, as April 25 is the Sinai Liberation Holiday. As usual, we will go to beautiful Beit El Salam beside the Mediterranean Sea.
New this year is that ACC (Alexandria Community Church) will be joining us. We will also have some special fun and faith-building activities for the youth group as well as a separate program for the children.
Please see the bulletin for more information

Easter Sunrise Service – March 27 at 6AM

Our Easter Sunrise Service which starts at 6am on March 27th. Come and join us as we celebrate the resurrection miracle of our Lord Jesus, and rejoice in all that this has provided for us who believe in Him. Look around at the many grave sites and consider that, “He is not here – in any of them. He is risen! He is risen indeed!!”
Please see the bulletin for more details.

BBQ & Movie – “Palm Friday” – March 18

As we meet on Fridays, we make mention of the final week of Jesus’ earthly life from Friday, March 18, rather than Sunday. We plan for our Friday morning worship service, which starts at 9AM.
In the afternoon, starting after the Youth Group meeting (which is from 4 – 6PM), we are looking forward to some family time together with a BBQ (not a Texas BBQ – but some simple outdoor grilling) and a shared meal in the garden. This will be topped off by a family style movie.
We are looking forward to sharing this lovely spring weather together. Invite you friends! Please see the bulletin for more information.

International Evening – February 26

Our annual International Evening is a favorite event for HCC when we are able to celebrate the diversity of the nationalities and cultures represented in the congregation. Knowing that we are unified in our belief in the LORD Jesus Christ, we enjoy the differences of how to express worship, share our national food specialties, and cultural traditions. It is encouraging to get to know each other better in this way and to recognize our varied backgrounds. All are welcome. And bring your friends.

Game/Fun evening on Friday, January 15

We are planning a Game/Fun evening for Friday, January 15, starting at 6pm. This is a time for fellowship and just having some fun with our HCC family! All are invited to join us: it will be refreshing to just have some good, clean-minded fun together.