Weekly Update, what’s happening at Central? 14th 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.


This coming Sunday’s service, Sunday 18th 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 Wilderness – and also the First Sunday in Lent.

Join us for Worship

Our hymns this week include Give to our God Immortal praise, Blessed be the name of the Lord, Forty days and forty night and Lord speak to me that I may speak.   Our bible readings are Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15.  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!

Straight after the service there is a Church Choir practise for around 40 minutes.  Choir members should stay behind in the sanctuary.


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

  • Wednesday 14th Feb at 10am Movers and Shakers, and 7pm Carpet Bowls
  • Thursday 15th Feb at 6pm the Brownies and 7.45pm the Guides
  • Friday 16th Feb please note that there is no choir meeting.
  • Saturday 17th at 10am Crazy toes dance school Sunday 18th at 11am Young Church and our fabulous Crèche, with Sunday worship
  • Monday 19th at 1.30pm the church guild meet and have guest speaker: Elspeth Russell talking on “Making Quilts for Babies”.  This group is open to both men and women – all welcome.   Helen Clark will lead devotions and Helen Daly provide a vote of thanks.
  • Tuesday 20th at 6pm Rainbows
  • Other dates are on our Diary Dates page on the website. Please go online to check.

poster Feb

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.    Joint choir practise is on Wednesday 21st Feb at 7.30pm within Dalziel St Andrew’s Church, Motherwell.



Sunday 11th March at 11.00 o’clock is our Spring Communion service where all of our members are invited and encouraged to come along and take a seat at the table of our Lord, where we eat the bread and drink the wine in memory of Him.   You don’t have to me a member of our church to take part.   All who love the Lord are welcome to join us in communion, or indeed any Sunday morning.


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.


Church 3d twoWe are a Parish Church – set right at the heart of the Community – and we 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



The Rev Kevin de BeerOur 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.


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.



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.



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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