Our weekly news

You will always find a warm welcome from a group of faithful and joyous Christian people at Bellshill Central Parish Church.  We’re found at 346 Main Street opposite Bellshill Academy.  Parking is available opposite also. 

You’ll find worship services each week that incorporate a blend of both the traditional and the new, with passionate preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. If you want a Church that is Central to Christ, Central to you and Central to Bellshill then look no further. We would be delighted to welcome you. Let us build a house where all can dwell – All are welcome in this place!

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The next service within Bellshill Central Parish Church is on Sunday 8th October 2017 led by Rev de Beer at 11am.    In our services in October we continue an exploration of the gift that is the elderly. The Bible offers many insights into the gift that is ‘maturing years’. We explore some of these gifts as we move toward November, which proves a month of Remembrance.

The theme is “Remembering and Reconciling” and our bible readings are 1 Samuel 16 vs 1-13 and 2 Corinthians 5 vs 16-21. Our sung worship lead by our choir and our enthusiastic congregation will include My song is love unknown, We cannot measure how you heal (tune Ye Banks and braes) and All are welcome.  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 Jane, Lesley, and the whole fundraising team who put on a marvelous Harvest Soup and Sandwich lunch after last week’s service. A great time of fellowship and social interaction between all ages was enjoyed. It was also a fundraiser for our church funds to let us continue our outreach into Mossend and Bellshill.

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Coming up on the social and fundraising diary are 13th October at the Orbison neighbourhood centre is Anne Guy’s autumn clothes show. Tickets are £2 and available from the church or pay on the door. You’re guaranteed a great night.

Then on Saturday 14th October at 3pm in the church hall we have a  treat in store with a scalectrix and pizza afternoon for all budding racers and F1 fans.  There will be circuits, heats and podium prizes.   Check out our Facebook ad to say you’re coming.  An afternoon for the whole family.

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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 bellshillcentral@gmail.com

 

Our minister, Revd Kevin December Beer, continues in his weekly live “Word on Wednesday” via Facebook. These involve a short 5-10 minute reflection, bible passage and prayer. His broadcasts have continued to receive over 3000 views and was shared by the national Church of Scotland Facebook page, and numerous local churches including our friends at Holy Family Mossend. We’d encourage you to look us up (Kevin De Beer and Bellshill Central Parish Church) to keep up to date. Kevin has also launched his “First Steps” book and we would encourage you to look this up on Amazon, or contact Kevin for a copy as we hope to spread the Gospel message that little bit further in Bellshill and Mossend. Look up the hashtag #wordonwednesday

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Our weekly organisations are almost in full swing, looking forward to enjoying the fun, activities and friendship. Please check out our Facebook, and this site for full details.

 All sections of Bellshill Central’s Girl Guiding units have started back with places available for girls in all sections in the Church hall at 346 Main Street.

  • Rainbows meet on Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Brownies meet on Thursdays at 6.15pm
  • Guides meet on Thursdays 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.

The church guild meets on Monday afternoons at 1pm in the church hall.  Interesting speakers and projects are arranged each time we meet.   We welcome both men and women.  Please do come along.

Calling all carpet bowlers, Bellshill Central Parish Church carpet bowling club meets on Wednesday night’s at 7pm All welcome, come along and join us, just bring a pair of slippers, we will supply the rest, including the jokes.

The probus club meets in our church hall on Wednesday afternoons at 1pm. All welcomed to come along. Speak with Mr Conquer when you come along.

32The Friday night club meets weekly on a temporary basis on Fridays nights 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 are looking at making lots of craft items for the festive season – so many hands make light work! Drew and Jane Aitken are the guys in charge. Message us on Facebook to say you’re coming and we’ll look out for you.

Church Choir next meet on Friday at 7.30pm in the church. We’ll look at items for our forthcoming services including harvest and remembrance. Our chosen Anthem for Remembrance this year is a lovely setting of “For the Fallen” the historic words written by Laurence Binyon. We’ll also record some music for a forthcoming Music from Central CD, featuring the Choir, Congregation and Organ. All welcome.

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Young Church meets 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.

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • Friday 13th October 2017 at 7.30pm anne Guys Clothes Show at the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre. Tickets available from Anne Guy at Bellshill Central.
  • Saturday 14th October at 3pm. A scalextric and pizza afternoon in the church hall. Relive your childhood in Bellshill Centrals own Grand Prix afternoon. There will be heats, prizes and podium presentation! For more info contact Lesley.
  • Sunday 12th November our Sunday service is at 11.30am for remembrance Sunday.    The town act of remembrance takes place at the war memorial beforehand.   All invited back to Bellshill Central after the act of remembrance for our morning service and wreath laying ceremony.

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.comwww.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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