What’s on at Central Parish this week, 27th June 2018.

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 1st July 2018 – Sunday Service takes place at 11.00am, with Rev’d Kevin de Beer leading worship which is the start of the month of shared worship between Central Church, St Andrew’s Church and the West Church. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to these joint summer services.

This Sunday we focus on ‘the Resurrection’ with bible readings taken from Psalm 23 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Hymns include The Church is wherever God people are praising, I serve a risen saviour, My Jesus My Saviour and Thine be the Glory. Activities for young folks are available. After the service tea and coffee will be served in the hall and everyone is invited to join with us in further fellowship.
The combined choir will sing Brother James’ Air – a version of the 23rd Psalm.

SPECIAL THANKS- are expressed to our fantastic Young Church leaders who organised a great weekend of activities – Jane, Drew, Susan and Lesley. Some 57 people travelled by bus and others by car to Kelburn Castle by Largs. It was a fabulous day and the weather was great. The BBQ before heading home was very much enjoyed. The traditional water fight proved to be a competitive event, with some interesting tactics being deployed. Our Minister Kevin was the target of just one or two water pistols! Sunday saw the Young Church prize giving and all age service. The children took part by reading the lessons, helping the duty team and leading our prayers. Kevin’s all age message was much enjoyed by everyone present. After the church Iain and David cooked up a treat on the BBQ in the church garden – and there was a wonderful supply of cakes. Thank you to such a wonderful team. Central Church is blessed by your commitment to the church and young folks.

Important dates for this week are:
• Wednesday– Music Makers and Shakers meets with classes at 10am and 11am.
• Saturday– Crazy Toes School of Dance
• Sunday – Summer choir meets at 10.00am in the Church hall.

SUMMER FUNDRAISERS – It’s that time of year again, when the Summer Fundraisers commence. You are invited to come and see Jane Aitken, our fantastic Fundraising leader, to collect £2 and during the summer months organise fun and interesting events, where you are able to grow your £2 into funds for our church. Last year included, Beetle Drives, Fun Runs, Cakes and Candy, Car Washes and much more. Please let us know what you are organising so we can publicise and share new among our friends and members.

POST CARDS TO CHURCH – As we approach the summer holidays send us postcards from your travels or just send us pictures to the Facebook page and we’ll share your messages each Sunday morning.

PRAYER & COMMUNITY – Please visit our Prayer page on our website (look for the prayer button at the top) – there is an online prayer request form pwhich 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 bellshillcentral@gmail.com

All services start at 11.00am in each church. Tea will be served after each service that is held in Bellshill Central Parish Church.
· Sunday 1’st July – Bellshill Central Parish Church (joint Summer choir meets at 10am)
· Sunday 8’th July – St Andrews UF Church
· Sunday 15’th July – Bellshill West Parish Church
· Sunday 22’nd July – Bellshill Central Parish Church (joint Summer choir meets at 10am)
· Sunday 29’th July – St Andrews UF Church (Communion service)

ONLINE MINISTRY – Check out Kevin’s very own Youtube Channel where he reaches out to our local community sharing insight, thought and reflection, starting with #FirstSteps, #Wordonwednesday and now with #21words. A link to his channel is available from our website, or simply look up Kevin de Beer. Subscribe and continue to follow his inspirational messages.

COMMUNITY BUILDINGS 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 installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls. Visual display screens are fitted in our sanctuary and are ideal for conferences and presentations. Portable visual equipment can be made available for use in the Halls and Vestry. Please ask.

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 http://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.

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