If you’re looking for a church that is 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.
Sunday 22nd April – Sunday Service takes place at 11.00am, with Rev’d Kevin de Beer leading worship. The bible readings are taken from Psalm 23, Acts 4:5-12 and the gospel of John 10:11-18. Kevin’s sermon is entitled ‘The Good Shepherd’. Hymns include ‘The Lord’s my shepherd’, ‘Loving Shepherd of thy Sheep’ and ‘There is a Green hill far away’. Our choir sings the old Scottish Psalm tune Orlington and also the favourite anthem Lead me Lord by Wesley. Sunday School and Crèche facilities are available each week.
PRAISE IN THE PARK – took place last Saturday in Strathclyde Park and was a huge success. Over 150 people attended throughout the day with various churches and groups from across Hamilton Presbytery taking part. Our own church led the final session of singing and worship. Thanks to our Organist, Alan Mathew, and the singers from Bellshill Central, West and Motherwell St Mary’s who made up the Praise Singers.
Groups meeting this week are:
- Church Choir meets on Friday 20th April at 7.30pm in the Church.
- Friday Night Club meets in the Hall on Friday night at 7.30pm
- Probus Club meets Wednesday 18th April in the Church Hall.
- Music Makers and Shakers meets on Wednesday 18th April with classes at 10am and 11am.
- Rainbows, Brownies and Guides sections meet at their usual times, now that the schools have started back. Tuesdays Rainbows at 6pm, Thursdays Brownies at 6.15pm and Guides at 7.45pm.
- Bowls continue this week on Wednesday 18th April at 7.00pm.
- Crazy Toes School of Dance meets on Saturday mornings from 10am – 1pm
MAY CLOTHES SHOW – Anne Guy’s legendary Clothes Show returns to the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre on Monday 7th May at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale soon, but please do mark the date in your diary as these events are a real treat. Along with the chance to buy some new clothes, you can take part in the raffles and win prizes.
PENTECOST SUNDAY – We celebrate Pentecost (the church’s birthday) on Sunday 20th May with our Annual WEAR RED TO CHURCH event with the sacrament of Holy Communion, served in an informal and family service. Be Bright, Be Bold and be Passionate as we celebrate in colour and in song the coming of the Holy Spirit!
PRAYER & COMMUNITY – 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. Prayer Requests – Our church has provided a Prayer Book which is situated in the main vestibule for anyone to pop in a note of concern or anxiety they would like prayer for. We are a Parish Church and are here for you in times of joy and sadness. Kevin 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
NEW ONLINE MINISTRY – April is the month where we consider the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Remember you can always subscribe to our minister’s YouTube channel if you are wanting to be reminded of new videos that are being uploaded. This is the final month of #wordonwednesday as Kevin prepares for a new ministry from the 23’rd May 2018 #21words. The current video on the Holy Spirit is the fourth video in a sequence of ten videos celebrating the gift of knowing our faith, living our faith, and sharing our faith. #FirstSteps – Kevin launched his “First Steps” book last year. 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.
SURVEY – The Mission and Discipleship Council need your help to shape how we nurture and care for the young people in our church over the next few years. It needs to hear from you, your views and your thoughts! Please take a few moments before 31st March to visit www.churchofscotland.org.uk/youthworksurvey where you can find a series of surveys that will help give a clear picture about what is required. This is your chance to have your voice heard, don’t let it slip away!
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.
CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES – Should you be unable to attend worship but would like to share in the recorded services, you can do so LIVE each Sunday from 11:00am via the Church’s website www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com – also our Facebook and our YouTube channel are updated regularly. 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.