Weekly Update, what’s happening at Central? 7th February 2018

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. We’re on a journey together, come and join us.

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This coming Sunday’s service, Sunday 11th February 2018, is at 11.00am when our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, leads us in morning worship for All Ages.
The month of February continues in our exploration of Mark’s Gospel as part of the lectionary Year B. The theme for this week is The Transfiguration of Jesus, marking the end of the season of Epiphany.

The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16–18). It has also been hypothesized that the first chapter of the Gospel of John alludes to it (John 1:14).

In these accounts, Jesus and three of his apostles, Peter, James, John, go to a mountain (the Mount of Transfiguration) to pray. On the mountain, Jesus begins to shine with bright rays of light. Then the prophets Moses and Elijah appear next to him and he speaks with them. Jesus is then called “Son” by a voice in the sky, assumed to be God the Father, as in the Baptism of Jesus. The Transfiguration is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels. This miracle is unique among others that appear in the Canonical gospels, in that the miracle happens to Jesus himself.

Our hymns this week include Christ whose glory fills the skies, How lovely on the mountains – Our God Reigns, My faith looks up to thee and All heaven declares. Our bible readings are 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 9:2-9. Crèche facilities are available every Sunday for the youngest of Children. We would be delighted to welcome you. Let us build a house where all can dwell – All are welcome in this place!

Join us for Worship

AN update on the Burns Lunch at the end of January – we are pleased to have raised £200 pounds for Church funds.   THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AND MAKING IT SUCH A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON.  Here are some pictures. 

 

Our organisations meet this week on the following days and time – a warm welcome awaits you:

  • Wednesday 7th Feb at 10am Movers and Shakers, 1pm Probus Club and 7pm Carpet Bowls
  • Thursday 8th Feb at 6pm the Brownies and 7.45pm the Guides
  • Friday 9th Feb at 7.30pm Church Choir meeting in the CHurch, and 7.30pm the Friday NIght Club meets in the Hall.
  • Saturday 10th at 10am Crazy toes dance school
  • Sunday 11th at 11am Young Church and our fabulous Crèche, with Sunday worship
  • Monday 12th at 1.30pm the church guild meet and have a Bring and Buy and Catch up afternoon. This group is open to both men and women – all welcome.
  • Tuesday 13th at 6pm Rainbows, 7.30pm Board and Session Meetings. (Minutes for these meetings should have been emailed, if you havent received them please see the minute clerks – Cathie (Board) and Sheena (Session)
  • Other dates are on our Diary Dates page on the website. Please go online to check.

** JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE has been rearranged **

The Joint Lanarkshire Organists, Bellshill Central and Dalziel St Andrew’s songs of praise (postponed due to the weather) has now been re-scheduled to Sunday 25th February in Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church commencing at 6.30pm. The joint choirs of Bellshill Central and Dalziel St Andrew’s look forward to leading the singing. We are raising funds for St Andrew’s Hospice and a speaker from the Hospice will speak on the night about their capital campaign and on going developments.

PRAYER
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.
https://bellshillcentral.wordpress.com/prayer-requests/
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 bellshillcentral@gmail.com

WORD ON WEDNESDAY
Our minister, Revd Kevin December Beer, continues in his weekly “Word on Wednesday” via his own YouTube Channel. These are shared via our Facebook page, but the best way to keep in touch is to subscribe to Kevin’s channel. These short 5-10 minute videos focus on a reflection, bible passage and prayer. 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.    FOLLOW THIS LINK TO KEVINS CHANNEL

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COMMUNITY HALLS AVAILABLE FOR USE
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.

ADVANCE NOTICE OF CHORAL CONCERT
The Lanarkshire Society of Organists host a concert in Bellshill Central Parish Church on Saturday 10th March at 2.30pm with the Choral Scholars of the Schola Benedicti. This is is highly acclaimed group consisting of mainly young singers, who have recently returned from the Vatican and sang for the Pope. Tickets are priced £5 and are available from Alan Mathew (our organist) or can be purchased at the door on the day. Refreshments served afterwards. ALL WELCOME.

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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 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


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