Weekly News from Central Church

EASTER IS NEARLY HERE! WE ARE GEARING UP FOR A BUSY EASTER SUNDAY WHICH STARTS AT 9.00AM AND THEN 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!

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Our 9.00am service is outdoors in the church grounds (weather permitting) when we think of that first Easter Garden, and what that means and how we can use the image of new resurrected life in our own daily lives.  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.

Our 11.00am service includes All Age worship, with Drama, Songs and Communion.   Our songs and hymns are both New and Old – including Come people of the risen King, Jesus Christ is Risen today, This is the day, As we are Gathered and You Shall go out with joy.   Our bible readers come from all corners of our congregation – Helen, Joan, Sarah, Michael, Lawson and Cheryl.  We look forward to Adults and Children taking us through in Drama and Song the Holy Week and Easter story.   On the Multi-media duty is Peggy Walker.

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.

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, however the Church Choir meets on Wednesday night at 7.15pm for a quick practise ahead of Easter Sunday.

Anne Guy’s clothes show returns to Bellshill on Monday 6th May at 7.30pm in the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre.  Tickets on sale now from Anne Guy, and you can get these on Sunday mornings, or you can pay at the door on the night.  These shows always prove to be a really good and entertaining night, and the company and fellowship of friends really do make the night a success.  Please come along if you can.

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Monday 6th Mat at 7.30pm – The Clothes Show at Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre.
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.

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LOOKING TO HIRE A HALL OR ROOM? We have spaces on Monday & Tuesday evenings, Fridays (morning & afternoon), most Saturdays (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 bellshillcentral@gmail.com

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