Weekly News from Central Church

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Coming back to church, or coming for the first time, is never easy. But Bellshill Central Parish Church is a place where you will meet a friendly face, a neighbour you’ve not seen for a while, or maybe even a family member. Our buildings presence on the Main Street has been here for over 143 years serving God and we believe we have something amazing to tell you. It’s not about a religion. Its about a relationship. A relationship with Jesus. If you’re thinking about coming back, or coming along for the first time, please get in touch and we’ll help you along the way.

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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, 9 June 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the Holy Spirit. The bible readings are Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-13. The hymns are a true celebration of the Holy Spirit – Lord the Light of the Love is shining, Spirit of the Living God, O for a thousand tongues.
We also celebrate Holy Communion and all who love the Lord are welcome to take part in a Family Meal of bread and wine. “Do this in Remembrance of me”.

This is our ANNUAL WEAR RED TO CHURCH day as Red signifies the Flames of the Holy Spirit. So we ask you to wear something Red to Church.
There will be a retiring offering in Aid of multiple sclerosis.

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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

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Tomorrow (Thursday 6th June) at 7.30pm is the Hamilton Presbytery Guild Summer Rally at Bellshill Central Parish Church. We will welcome Guild Members from all across Lanarkshire to look back and look forward to sessions ended and sessions about to begin! Their chosen hymns are “We want to walk with Jesus, Take my life and let it be, and All are welcome (Let us build a house)”. Tea and Coffee served afterwards. All welcome – not just Guild folks!

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Our Guide Pack meets this Thursday in the Salvation Army Church Hall for their last meeting for this current session. Guide Leader Emily looks forward to seeing all Guides for fun and games.  Our Brownies also meet on Thursday evening in the Salvation Army Church Hall for the last night before Summer Holidays, Brownie leaders have lots of fun planned. 

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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.
Sunday 23th June is young church service followed by the BBQ.

Details of the three Churches united summer services for July are available from the Church Website https://bellshillcentral.church/upcoming-events/
Sunday 7th July at 11am Bellshill West Parish Church
Sunday 14th July at 11am Bellshill Central Parish Church
Sunday 21st July at 11am St Andrew’s UF Church
Sunday 28th July at 11am Bellshill West Parish Church (includes Communion)

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

Friday night Club meets this 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

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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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