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 8th July 2018 – Sunday Service takes place at 11.00am at St Andrew’s UF Church which is the 2nd of the town centre churches joint summer services. Please note that there is no service at Bellshill Central or Bellshill West Parish Churches on the 8th July. We look forward to worshipping with friends old and new to these joint summer services.
Our first joint service had a great turnout from all three churches and Rev de-beer spoke to us about the Resurrection, how Christ is Alive within us, and is present everywhere. Some sounds bites from Kevin’s preaching included … Glory, Grace, Gratitude. The Resurrection as God’s ‘Yes’ to the world’s ‘no’ and thus offering (by God’s grace) the reconstruction of a disordered, divided and dis-eased world. And so we say Yes to life… So don’t just stand there – Do something: Sing, write, paint, care, protest, thank, pray, love, hope, trust, listen, laugh, share, build… The Resurrection of Christ is truly the Event that invites us to believe and act – Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.
CHRISTIAN AID – the final total for Bellshill Central Parish activities raising funds for Christian Aid was £413. We had collections and a Church Breakfast helping raise these much needed funds. There is gift aid to be included so the actual total will be in excess of £500.
Activities this week
• Wednesday– Music Makers and Shakers meets with classes at 10am and 11am.
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 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
ADVANCE NOTICE OF JULY JOINT SUMMER SERVICES
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 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.