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!
This coming Sunday, 16th June 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s Service includes the Baptism of little Josh and we welcome all family and friends to this special day. The bible readings are Psalm 119:1-8 and Acts 9:1-19, our hymns Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Baptised in Water, Will you come and follow me and our new blessing at the end “May the Lord, mighty Lord”
Guild Summer Rally was held in Bellshill Central Parish Church on Thursday 6th June for the Hamilton Presbytery Guilds and members from North and South Lanarkshire were in attendance. It was great to see soo many ladies and gentlemen in Central Church for this occasion. Marge Patterson former National Guild Convenor spoke to those present and a large offering was taken for the work of the ongoing Guild Projects.
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
The Funeral service for the late Betty Patrick will take place on Friday 14th June at 3pm in Linn Crematorium, Glasgow. All most welcome to come to pay their respects.
Details of the three Churches united summer services for July are available from the Church Website https://bellshillcentral.church/upcoming-events/
SOME JUNE DATES AT BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND……. IT IS GOING TO BE A BUSY MONTH!
- 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.
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
- Choir meets on Sunday mornings at 10am in the Hall to run over items for that day’s service. This is an ideal chance to come and try us out – no pressure and all welcome.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow this link to go straight to our Prayer Page https://bellshillcentral.church/prayer-requests/
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.