Easter is nearly here! We are gearing up for a whole set of special services, which start this Sunday, 14th April at 11.00am within the Church at 346 Main Street. We invite you to #comeasyouare to worship and experience the warmth and love of a Christian family on a journey of faith together. Our motto is Central to Christ, Central to Bellshill and Central to YOU!
Palm Sunday All Age worship includes the hymns Hosanna Loud Hosanna, Make way make way, Do not be afraid and Ride on Ride on in Majesty. We have a beautiful solo from Susan McLeish planned – When you believe, from the movie The Prince of Egypt.
Straight after the Service we have our Palm Sunday Hot Cross Bun Lunch with tea and coffee, as a special thank you for our hard working and generous congregation. Please stay behind to join us.
GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A GOOD START! Our Young Church meets each Sunday morning. Children from P1 to S6 are welcome to come along to church, and either gathers in the front pews or in the hall. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, perhaps some hot chocolate and fun activities.
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.
Monday 15th April at 7.00pm is the start of the town’s Holy Week services. The Monday service takes place within Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our organist and choirmaster, Alan Mathew, has formed a joint choir from Central and West Church’s and invited guests from Bellshill, Carluke and Lanark. Alan said “It has been really very rewarding to teach some 20 singers parts of Stainer’s Crucifixion. From the gentle and tranquil Jesu Lord Jesu to the shouts of Fling wide the gates. I’m really pleased to have Ciaran Cruise as our tenor soloist who will undoubtedly lift the whole evening. I would encourage anyone who is looking for that meditative and thoughtful start to Holy Week to come along.”
Tuesday 16th April sees an invitation to Dalziel St Andrew’s Church, Motherwell for their 7.30pm service which includes a wonderful hybrid of theatre and worship, depicting the final week of Jesus’ life. Service lasts about an hour and entrance is free. We are not spectators; we are part of the story. Be part of it!
Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th April all at Living Waters Church, the town church’s meet together for worship beginning at 7.00pm. Minsters from the town will take part, with Rev de Beer taking the service on Good Friday (19th) with words and music.
Our organisations take a break during Holy week and resume after the Easter Break.
We celebrate the joyful news of Jesus’ Resurrection on Sunday 21st April beginning at 9.00am for our Garden Service. This is a wonderfully refreshing service, which is both calm and peaceful. It includes bible passages, some hymns and a reflection on that Easter Morning Garden and the creation of an Easter Flower Cross. Please bring with you some flowers to decorate it. After this service we have breakfast in the hall.
At 11.00am we gather as a church Family for our regular service. This includes hymns old and new, along with an Easter Drama incorporating Easter Communion. We celebrate in word, song and action.
ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Sunday 12th May at 3pm – Start of Christian Aid week with a BIG SING for all – held at Bellshill Central Parish Church – raising funds for CHRISTIAN AID
- Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm, church board and Kirk Session meetings.
LOOKING TO HIRE A HALL OR ROOM? We have spaces on most Monday & Tuesday evening’s, Friday mornings and afternoons, most Saturday’s all day, and Sunday afternoon and evening. Competitive hourly rates for this central location with parking directly opposite.
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