Weekly news from Central

cropped-header.jpgSunday worship takes place at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, on Sunday 30th April at 10.45am, when our Minister Rev’d Kevin de Beer will conduct worship and our Young Church and children’s activities will be available. Bible readings are from Daniel 7:15-22 and Matthew 28:16-20, this is our second week looking at the words from Daniel. Our hymns include I will sing the wondrous story, Tell out my soul and Christ whose Glory fills the skies. Our choir lead us in a continuation of exploring the Psalms with a setting of 119 with “How can I ever thank the Lord”. Visitors are always welcome to come along. We are a warm and welcoming church at the heart of our town — Central Church is Central to Bellshill, Central to Christ and Central to YOU!


Monday 1st May at 7.30pm in the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre sees another Anne Guy Clothes Show. Tickets are on sale priced £2.00. Refreshments will be available along with the usual raffle prizes. Please do come along to this popular event, which raises funds for Bellshill Central Parish Church.

Our Minister is lead the Community in prayer and reflection throughout the season of Lent, and these are available to read by looking for #prayerinlent on our Facebook page. This is was our second online initiative with our minister, and we hope that the daily updates reached out to many.

Looking towards the Summer months we are proposing to pilot a weekly end of say service (Sundown Services) in our Church to which all are warmly welcomed to attend. The services may take place mid-week on Wednesday’s around 7.30pm/8.00pm and last around 40minutes. Being led by different people/ministers and leader’s means that these Sundown services will offer a theme, a song and a mood to suit everyone. Tea/Coffee and refreshments would be served either before or after. We think that this quieter time of the year calls for a way of coming together as a community to share stories, faith journeys and time of fellowship together. If you would be keen to see this pilot take place please let us know. Either through our facebook page or via the button on our website’s home page.

We are a Parish Church, and are here for you in times of joy and sadness. Our minister, Rev Kevin de Beer, is available to the local community to offer spiritual support or to simply offer prayer. Each week in our Sunday Service we offer prayers for those needing remembered. If you would like to add names to our prayers, or require the services of your local Parish Church please get in touch – contact details are available on our website and our church notice board.

weekly-groupsOur organisations give a warm invitation, and you are warmly welcomed to come and join in:

The Church Choir normally meets on Friday evenings at 7.30pm, we next meet on Friday 5th May in the Church. New members are always welcome, and we invite anyone who like to sing to come along. We’re a friendly bunch, who don’t bite, and encourage anyone to try out the choir.

Our Brownie Pack meets on Thursdays at 6.15pm, and all girls aged 7-10 years are welcome to come along. The Brownie Adventure is about trying new things that teach girls about themselves, their community and their world. The Brownie programme deserves to be called an Adventure. The name reflects the world of new opportunities, challenges and fun that girls become part of when they join.

Our Rainbows meet on Tuesday nights at 7pm for all girls aged 5-7years. Rainbows – it’s all about learning, it’s all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, getting in touch with nature and playing games – it’s all about learning by doing. Rainbows follow a diverse and engaging programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

The Church Guides continue to meet on Thursday’s from 7.45pm for girls aged 10-14 years. The Guide programme is simply what you’ll do as a Guide – from taking part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings, to special events and trips away. What you do is up to you. You will choose from different badges and awards which will help you learn new skills and try new challenges. You can do some programme independently, and others in small groups of Guides known as Patrols.

The Bellshill Probus club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm in the church hall. This is an open club for all local men. Come along and ask for Mr Conquer who will be only too pleased to welcome you to the group.

Our Church bowling club meets on Wednesdays in the Church hall at 7 pm. This is a group for all abilities. Here you’ll find a group of friendly competitors, who offer a friendly and supportive environment. A weekly treat of tea and cakes are served up in-between ends.

Our Friday Night ALL-AGE Club has returned for 2017 on Friday nights at 7pm in the Church Hall, next meeting on Friday 5th May. This bi-weekly club has activities for all ages, table tennis, crafts, games, and refreshments served. Adults, Children and Families come back time and time again.

Advance dates for your diary

Monday 1st May Anne Guy’s annual clothes show takes place in the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Anne at the church, members of the fund raising team or by paying on the door on the night. It has been asked….”just how many spare rooms does Anne have, or indeed how many wardrobes does she possess, as she holds at least an Annual Clothes show once a year and has a different array of clothes available each time!” Come along and ask, and put this great Bellshill mystery to rest!!!!

Sunday 7th May – morning worship at 10.45am – conducted by Rev de Beer, with special guest Alan Spence who will talk to us about Barnabus Aid – the theme is Persecuted Church. This being the 1st Sunday of the month we will have tea and coffee fellowship in the hall after the service.

Wednesday 10th May – Beetle Drive and Bingo Afternoon in the Church Hall with Sheena and Liz, with tickets available at £3.00 which includes your afternoon tea. Please get your tickets asap as they usually go quite quick. Always a good fun and friendly afternoon.

Tuesday 16th May – our Board and Session meetings take place from 7.30pm. These are open meetings remember, and any member of the congregation is welcome to come along and see and hear the discussions your trustees have.

Friday 2nd June sees the Church Guilds annual outing – this year to Musselburgh. Seats are still available on the bus should you wish to go along. Estimated cost is around £25.00. Please speak to Sheena Bowman if you want to reserve a place.

Our hall and facilities are available at other times during the week and are available to be hired for one off occasions or longer term lets. Please get in touch with us if you need a space to hire. We have now installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls.hall-for-hire

Check out our online activities – our website at http://www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com, http://www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurch and our YouTube channel. You can find our more information on Sunday Services, Weekly activities and catch up with our services from our uploaded videos. We are occasionally LIVE on the internet with events we hold. These are usually streamed via YouTube, and links are available from our Facebook and Website addresses.

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