Weekly News from Central Church

For 143 years the “Church at 346 Main Street” has been a constant presence working in our community, we extend a warm welcome to any of our activities. Our message for these 143 years has been that God cares about you and that you matter! While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church at 346 Main Street” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the greatness of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.

We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.

Our Sunday services continue each week at 11am at 346 Main Street, where we encourage you to #comeasyouare to worship and experience the warmth and love of a Christian family on a journey of faith together. Check out our hashtags #BellshillChurch and #comeasyouare to find us quickly on Facebook and Twitter!

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This coming Sunday, 26th May 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s theme is “Job’s faith is tested”. The bible readings are Job 1:1-12 and James 5:7-19, our hymns In Christ alone, Chris Tomlin’s How Great is our God, and Blessed assurance. The choir finish their season with the lovely John Rutter anthem “A Clare Benediction”

This Sunday we have our monthly teas after the service so please stay behind for more friendship and fellowship.

OUR YOUNG CHURCH MEETS UNTIL 23RD JUNE SO THERE IS STILL TIME TO GIVE YOUR KIDS A GOOD START! Our young church meets each Sunday morning for children from p1 to s6 are welcome to come along to church, and either gathers in the front pews or in the hall – wherever you feel most comfortable. The young folks take part in the first two hymns prayer and address then leave for their own activities. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, perhaps some hot chocolate and fun activities.

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. Recordings of Church services are available whenever you need them on YouTube, but they are also available on DVD, CD or old fashioned cassette tapes. Please let Drew Aitken know if you need a copy

Details of the three Churches united summer services for July are available from the Church Website https://bellshillcentral.church/upcoming-events/

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SOME JUNE DATES AT BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND……. IT IS GOING TO BE A BUSY MONTH!

  1. Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm is the Guild Summer Rally at Bellshill Central. All welcome – not just Guild folks!
  2. Saturday 8th June in the grounds of the West Church is the Bellshill Community Fun Day. We have home baking stalls and Carrie will be selling her lovely bags and scarves. We will also have information leaflets about the church to distribute to the local community. Please do come along.
  3. June 9th is our summer communion service but is also Pentecost when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. This means that our annual Wear Red to Church Sunday is back. Wear something red to church to signify the flames of the Holy Spirit.
  4. Sunday 16th June at the 11am service there is a Baptism and then at 2.30pm we host a service for the Orange Order. Again all welcome to come along and attend.
  5. Sunday 23th June is young church service followed by the BBQ.

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OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ARE WINDING DOWN FOR THE SUMMER, BUT SOME ARE STILL ONGOING AT PRESENT.

  • Wednesday is our busiest day by far with Music Makers three classes (at 9.40, 10.35 and 11.30) in the morning https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk
  • Church choir meets this week on Wednesday at 7.00apm in the Church then again on Friday at 7.30pm in the Church Hall for a Social with the West Church Choir.
  • Friday night Club are on next Friday in the Hall in the evening. All are most welcome. There’s crafts, fun and table tennis. Lots to suit all ages.
  • Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/

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. 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 Gift of Teamwork, Noah and the Flood, Real hope in a real world. Some videos have had over 400 views – help spread the news of Kevin’s online ministry far and wide.

COMMUNITY BUILDINGS AVAILABLE FOR USE

LOOKING TO HIRE A HALL OR ROOM? We have spaces on most Monday & Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings and afternoons, most Saturdays all day, and Sunday afternoon and evening. Competitive hourly rates for this central location with parking directly opposite. 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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