Pre Christmas News from Bellshill Central Parish Church

As the Church of Scotland in Bellshill we warmly invite you to our final set of Christmas Services, beginning on Sunday 23rd December at 11.00am when our choir and organist, with the help of Rev Jim Grier, will lead us in a service of lessons and carols. The choir have prepared 5 special anthems, which interspersed with carols for all and readings will form the service.
Our next service is Christmas Eve at 7.00pm when our fantastic Young Church and some adult helpers will present our Annual Nativity play. There will be a retiring offering at this service for a charity. Mince pies and tea/coffee served afterwards.
Sunday 30th December at 11.00am we round off the Christmas season and 2018 with a songs of praise service, during which Kevin (our minster) will use the Try Praying material to lead us in prayer. All welcome to have a good old sing of some favourite and requested hymns and carols.
All welcome. #comeasyouare ** Please do come and take part in our worship our doors are always open and a warm welcome awaits you. The service is live streamed as usual via our YouTube channel just visit our website to take part.
SING A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS
Thank you to Mossend and Lawmuir schools for taking part in Thursday’s concert. The kids were brilliant and sung two lovely songs each. The combined churches choir sang two items and led everyone in O Holy Night. The speaker from Women’s aid told us briefly how our donations would help those in need this Christmas. We raised (to-date) £260.00 for the charity. Thank you to all who took part, and came along on the night.
On this week:
1. Music makers and shakers classes are every week during term time. Wednesday mornings in the church hall at 10am and 11am. NB: Music makers and shakers have details of their current term available on their own Facebook page.
2. The Church choir meet today (Wednesday 19th) in the Church and Hall at 7.30pm. If you hear the strains of Away in a Manger or O Holy night don’t worry – we’re just busy getting ready for all the carol services.
CHURCH GROUPS:
Are taking a rest until the new year. Start dates will be printed next week. Please do look out for something to do and be part of at Central.
CHURCH WEBSITE
Our church website has been updated with a new address – http://www.bellshillcentral.church
Please update your bookmarks and browsers – and have a look at all the activities that take place. Please visit the updates which happen regularly, including News Items, details of our worship services, the Church Tour that continues this week with a look the Christmas Window.
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 bellshillcentral@gmail.com
ONLINE MINISTRY – Check out Kevin’s very own YouTube Channel where he reaches out to our local community sharing insight, thought and reflection, with his current journey called #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. Kevin’s latest video blogs include themes of Now, Nowhere or is it Now Here, Named, and Affirmed. Some videos have had nearly 300 views – help spread the news of Kevin’s online ministry far and wide.
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 and 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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