Morning worship on Sunday 27th November takes place at 10.45am at Bellshill Central Church, 346 Main Street. This is the first Sunday of Advent. Our minister, Rev Kevin de Beer, will lead worship when we celebrate with the Guild when they join with Kevin to lead a service appropriately called “We need each other”. Our readings are taken from Matthew 2:1-12 read by Sheena Bowman, Matthew 10:1-10 read by Helen Daly and Matthew 28: 16-20 read by Cathie Bryden. Our hymns include Thou whose almighty word, See him lying on a bed of straw, and Come thou long expected Jesus. As it is the 1st Sunday of Advent, we light our first advent candle. Like a Candle Flame is our Candle Song this year, and the choir will sing Make Way for Christ the King. Activities for children and young adults are available in our Young Church groups that meets during the service. All are warmly welcome to our service of worship. We’re a warm and welcoming church family at the heart of Bellshill. We would love to see you join us.
Thanks to everyone who supported Anne Guy’s clothes show which took place on Friday, 18th November, in the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre. It was extremely busy and well supported, a great evening of friendship and fundraising. The total amount raised for church funds will be available next week.
Our church guild continues meeting weekly. This coming week on Monday 28th November we have a St Andrew’s Celebration in the Church Hall at 1.30pm. All ladies and gents are welcome to come along to a warm and welcoming group, full of fellowship. Full event details for the year are available online. The guild will take our church service on Sunday 27th November which starts the advent season.
Our indoor bowling club has also resumed on Wednesday nights in the Church Hall. Bowlers of all ages and abilities are warmly welcome to come along. You are guaranteed a cheery welcome and some friendly competition. Just who will be the best bowler this season? You will have to come along to find out!
Both our Brownie (7-10yrs) and Guide (10-14yrs) packs have resumed on Thursday nights in the Church Halls. Brownies meeting from 6.15pm-7.30pm and the Guides from 7.45-9.15pm. Any girls interested should come along to the church hall to join in the fun and be part of the Guide Family. More information can be found at http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies or http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/guides
Our Rainbows (5-7yrs) have also resumed on Tuesdays in the Church halls at Bellshill Central. The Rainbows meet from 6pm-7pm. Any girls interested are invited to come along to the church hall to join with other girls from the local area. Information online at http://www.rainbows.girlguiding.org.uk
Church choir next meets on Friday 25th November at 7.30pm in the Church. All are welcome to come along. We are currently working towards our involvement in Christmas Services and the Sing a Song for Christmas Concert.
The Friday night club has resumed at 7pm on alternate Friday evenings. Next meeting is on Friday 1st December. Table tennis, crafts, open to all ages all welcome, to this family friendly activity night.
SING A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS – Bellshill Central’s Annual Christmas Concert takes place on Thursday 8th December in the Church at 7pm. We are supporting the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre this year with all donations received going there. Mossend Primary School Choir, SoundSational Community Choir, our Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Church Choir and the super Fiona MacDonald are all headlining acts to wow you with Christmas Music and Songs. Of course there are Carols for all – it wouldn’t be Christmas with no Carols would it? Alan Mathew, organist at the church says “Please do come along and support us as we once again come together in song at Christmas. It is important that we do so as a church and community, where we support the Neighbourhood Centre which is an integral part of Bellshill. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing all the different acts that are taking part, and we will have our usual Best Bellshill Cuppa” afterwards”
Advance notice of December dates:
Saturday 3rd December – 12noon til 1pm – Shopper’s Carol Service – the whole town is invited to sing favourite carols and hear the Christmas story re-told.
Saturday 3rd December – 1pm – 3pm – Christmas Afternoon Teas (with a visit from Santa) – tickets available soon
Thursday 8th December – 7pm – Sing a Song for Christmas – raising funds for Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre. Guest acts include SoundSational, Mossend Primary School Choir, Church Brownies, Guides and Rainbows, the Fabulous Fiona MacDonald (female vocalist) and our own Church Choir. Come along for festive fun and cheer.
Sunday 18th December – 7pm – Carols by Candlelight. The Church will be candle lit and you are invited. Bring your torch along or simply use your camera phone as a torch to add to the atmosphere.
Saturday 24th December – 7.30pm (please note correct time) – Christmas Eve – All Age Nativity Service.
Sunday 25th December – 10.30am (please note the earlier time) – Christmas Day – All age service.
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