Weekly news from Central….

Sunday worship takes place at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, on Sunday 25th of June 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.  This service will include the Our Young Church Prizegiving followed by Church Family BBQ. Our hymns include “O worship the King”, “A new commandment” “Our God is a great big God” and “Love Divine”.  The bible lessons come from Luke 18:9-14 and Matthew 5:1-20.  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!    

THIS WEEK –  At 6.30pm on Sunday 25th we have our Summer Big Sing featuring our fine Pipe Organ and lots of hymns and songs.  We will be raising funds for “Toilet Twinning” a charity that seeks to raise funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a basic toilet, and to learn about hygiene – a vital combination that helps end generational poverty.   Elyse Kirkham Fundraising Manager will speak to us on the night to give as an insight to the charity.  Hugh Ainsley will host the night telling us about some of the songs and keep us all in order!  The Best Bellshill Tea will be served for refreshments after the Big Sing in the Hall.  Please do come along – check out our Facebook event for a video on Toilet Twinning

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.    If there is something that you think your local church could be doing to offer services and/or support to our local community please get in touch via the Minister, Session Clerk, Facebook or website – we are Central to BELLSHILL, Central to CHRIST and Central to YOU.

SUMMER FUNDRAISER – Church members are taking part in the £2 summer fund raiser scheme again, making £2 grow for the church.  Look out for various things taking place – such as coffee mornings, car washes, sponsored runs etc.   AS well as being a good source of funds for our ongoing work these ideas always end up being great social and fellowship events to which all are welcome. Again, watch out on facebook, our website and verbal notices on Sunday mornings. 

Our weekly organisations are now all winding down for the Summer and all groups, leaders and members are looking forward to the summer break, but looking forward to resuming the fun, activities and friendship in the autumn.   Please check out our facebook, our website and verbal notices on Sunday mornings for details of any extra activities during the summer.   

Summer Choir meets each Sunday morning at 10am in the Church Hall for anyone interested in helping lead our praise each Sunday.   Depending on who is there we will look at a quick fun easy piece for use in that Sunday’s service.  

CORBETT MEMORIAL: In our sanctuary we have a special floral display in place, in memory of James Brownlie Corbett who was killed in action during WW2 whilst serving in the RAF. His parents, members of the then Macdonald Memorial Church, gifted a stained glass window in his memory and a fund to provide flowers each year to this day at the end of May.  Please remember James and his memory, and all service men and women who have served our country – past, present and future.  

Advance dates for your diary

June 27th (Tuesday) at 7.30pm our Board and Session meet for business before the summer break.  A good turn-out of members of the Session and Board is requested.  A reminder that these church meetings are open to all Central Church members and you are encouraged to come along to see what happens at our meetings. 

July sees the start of our Summer joint services.  These will take place at 11am in rotation among the three town centre churches, led by the ministers and representatives of each congregation.  We look forward to this time of combined worship meeting up with friends from St Andrew’s and West Churches.   Sunday 2nd July at the West, Sunday 9th July at Central, Sunday 16th July at St Andrews, Sunday 23rd July at the West and finishing on Sunday 30th at Central which includes Communion.  Teas and Coffees will be served after each service at Bellshill Central.   

As we go into Summer Services we pray, “Lord God, We put ourselves into Your hands, and pray that You will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer. May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.   May we be generous and considerate, not thinking only about ourselves, but helping others enjoy the blessings of summertime.  We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”

Advance notice to members of Bellshill Central Parish Church that from Sunday 6th August (when the summer services have stopped) our morning services will start at 11 o’clock for a trial period up to the end of the year.   Details are also included in our church magazine and on posters outside the church. 

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.

Check out our online activities – our website at www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com, 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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