Hello folks, and greetings from Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland. If you’re looking for a church that this Central to Christ, Central to you and Central to Bellshill then look no further! Here you will find a church and a people with a real heart and soul for worship, who enjoy fellowship and socialising throughout the week.
This coming Sunday’s services are both carol services. At 11.00am our Organist and Choir lead us in Nine Lessons and Carols, with many readers from the congregation taking part also. At 6.30pm we invite the WHOLE TOWN to come join us in Carols by Candle Light, where members of our church share what Christmas means to them interspersed by carols and Christmas readings. Refreshments are served after the 6.30pm service. We would be delighted to welcome you. Let us build a house where all can dwell – All are welcome in this place!
Church Choir meets tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm in the Church for final preparations for Sunday 17th’s nine lessons and carols. There will also be a short practise again on Sunday morning in the Church at 9.45am.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
At 11.00am our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, leads us in morning worship for Christmas Eve, with seasonal readings and carols. His theme for that day is ‘Saying yes to God’ with bible readings from Psalm 89: verses 1-4 and 19-26 & Luke 1:26-38
Then at 7.00pm our Young Church leads us in Christmas Eve All Age Worship with a Nativity Play from the Angels point of view! Come early as this is always a busy service. Wear your Christmas Jumpers, Ties, Hats and Head-wear! Refreshments are served after the 7.00pm service. All are warmly invited.
Our organisations have now almost stopped for the Christmas break, but return in 2018 to which all are invited. Meeting on Monday 18th for Christmas Carols and Mince pies is the Church Guild at 1.30pm.
Those resuming early in January 2018 are:
- Monday 8th at 1.30pm – The Guild
- Wednesday 10th at 10am Movers and Shakers, and 7pm Carpet Bowls
- Friday 12th at 7.30pm Church Choir
- Wednesday 17th at 1pm the Bellshill Probus Club
- Other dates are on our Diary Dates page on the website. Please go online to check.
CHURCH CD NOW ON SALE
Bellshill Central Parish Church is pleased to announce that our church CD, featuring what is arguably one of Lanarkshire’s finest pipe organs, is now on sale. The CD is called SOUNDS FROM CENTRAL
This would make a great Christmas gift for anyone connected with Bellshill Central Parish Church, anyone with a love of church music, organ music or a gift of something that little bit different.
The CDs are only £5 each – a real bargain – for an original and collectable collection of Advent, Christmas and General music.
They are on sale each Sunday before or after worship, available on Sunday 17th December after the Candlelit Carols at 6.30pm and finally after our Christmas Eve family service at 7.00pm. If you wish to reserve a copy, would like to order one for postal delivery or ask any questions please do get in touch – either through the contact button on the website or via our Facebook page.
Alan Mathew, Organist
Please visit our new Prayer page on our website- there is an online prayer request form which will send your prayer direct to our minister, Rev Kevin.
Our prayer book continues to be available in the main vestibule of the church. We offer prayer for those asking for specific people and circumstances each week during worship. 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. 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 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. We’d encourage you to look us up (Kevin De Beer and Bellshill Central Parish Church) to keep up to date. Kevin launched his “First Steps” book. Please 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
ADVANCE DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 21st January at 6.30pm in Dalziel St Andrew’s the joint choirs or Bellshill Central and Dalziel St Andrews Churches will help lead a service in the week of prayer for Christian unity. This is jointly run with the Lanarkshire Society of Organists and a donation will be taken to support St Andrew’s Hospice. Please mark the date in your diary and come along!
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,www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurchand our YouTube channel. You can find out more information on Sunday Services, Weekly activities and catch up with our services from our uploaded videos. We are LIVE on the internet most Sunday mornings, and occasionally with other events, we hold. These are usually streamed via YouTube, and links are available from our Facebook and website.