Here at Bellshill Central, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship, which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place!
The next service within Bellshill Central Parish Church is on Sunday 27th August 2017 led by Rev de Beer at 11am. Kevin’s theme is “I want to keep moving……”. The bible readings are taken from Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 15:11-32. Our hymns include ‘Blessed be the name of the Lord’, ‘Just as I am’, and God who sets us on a journey. The final summer choir practice for 2017 will take place at 10am within the Church hall for anyone taking part. Activities for Children and Young Adults activities will be available during the service. We would be delighted to welcome you in the LORD’s name. If you are a visitor to our church, do make yourself known to one of the welcome team. 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!
A massive thank you to all who took part in and supported our Parish Sponsored Run and Walk. It was a fun event, through the parish, raising funds for the church, encouraging activity and healthy well-being and a great way to meet people in our community. Any sponsors still outstanding please pass to June Cook or Jane Aitken. Once again many thanks. A final total will be available next week.
We Live Stream our Sunday Services via our YouTube Channel – please join our online congregation from 11am if you are not able to come to church and worship with us online.
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 to be 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 – Our church email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our weekly organisations are looking forward to resuming the fun, activities and friendship in August and the new sessions. Please check out our facebook, our website for full details.
All sections of Bellshill Central’s Girl Guiding units start back in August, with places available for girls in all sections in the Church hall at 346 Main Street.
- Rainbows start back on Tuesday 29th August at 6pm
- Brownies start back on Thursday 24th August at 6.15pm
- Guides start back on Thursday 24th August at 7.45pm
Girlguiding is dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women. We empower girls, we give them space to grow and we ensure that each one of them can get involved – no matter what their background or ability. From the youngest girls (aged 5-7yrs), the in-betweeners (7-10yrs) and the older girls (10yrs plus) the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides offer a warm welcome and a balanced programme of activities, badges and challenges to inspire and ignite girls’ imaginations.
Calling all carpet bowlers, Bellshill Central Parish Church carpet bowling club restarts on Wednesday 6th September. All welcome, come along and join us, just bring a pair of slippers, we will supply the rest, including the jokes.
The Friday night club resumed on Friday the 18th at 7.00pm in the church hall. This is a family club for all ages, taking in loads of different crafts like card making, knitting, cross stitch, painting and lots more, we also play Table Tennis and drink tea. Come and join us. We meet fortnightly and next meet on Friday 1st September at 7.00pm. All welcome.
Church Choir resumed on Friday 18th August. We next meet on Friday 25th August at 7.30 in the hall. We’ll look at recording some music for a forthcoming Music from Central CD, featuring the Choir, Congregation and Organ. All welcome.
Young Church restarts on Sunday 28th August. We meet in the church for the start of the service (11am) when we take part in the first section of the service, after which we go through to the Church Hall for activities, learning and discussion. At Bellshill Central we firmly believe in giving our children and young folks a good start, so we warmly invite and actively encourage you to bring your kids and young folks along – learning together on a journey.
We are pleased to welcome back Music Movers and Shakers to our hall on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. Also on Saturday’s between 10am-1pm, we have the Crazy Toes School of dance using our premises. Please visit our website (Regular activities page) for details and links. The groups would welcome your support.
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.
ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Friday 8th September our Annual Church Quiz takes place under the watchful eye of Quizmaster HUGH AINSLEY. Tickets are on sale at £5 each. Players are invited to come along in teams (inventive names are a MUST!). The usual rounds will take place – Sport, TV, Films, Music and many more! We invite our Friends from St Andrew’s, West, EU churches and other local churches to come along too.
- Sunday 10th September 2017 at 11 o’clock – Holy Communion with a retiring offering for the Moira Anderson Foundation (a National Charity dedicated to supporting those affected by childhood sexual abuse. They support children and adults of both genders in whatever way they can).
- Tuesday 12th September – board and session meetings at 7.30pm.
- Monday 2nd October – Church Guild resumes at 7.30pm with a rededication and communion service. Open to both men and women.
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 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.