Central’s weekly news is back!

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.

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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!


Sunday 4th August sees a return to weekly worship at 346 Main Street. Our doors are open and welcoming. Rev Kevin de Beer leads us in worship at 11am and the theme is – Daniel interprets the king’s dream. Readings are from Daniel 2:1-3 and 17-23. Hymns include King of Kings Majesty, Immortal invisible God only wise, Come let us dream (to the tune O Waly Waly). Tea and coffee served after the service with BBC songs of praise shown on the Big Screen. As usual this service is live streamed via our church’s YouTube channel.

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

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM CENTRAL CHURCH?

We are a congregation of folks of all ages. We live our faith by our actions. You’ll see that we are a warm and welcoming church, and you’ll find information about our activities and some of the services we offer via our website. However, as the Church community for Central Bellshill we want to know what do you want from us? What other services or activities can we help host, organise or promote? Do you want more activities during the day, in the evening, or at the weekend? Should it be geared towards young folk, older folk or families? You tell us how we can be Central to YOU!

BBC’s Songs of Praise – The final programme that will feature a hymn from the Glasgow Cathedral recording will be broadcast on 04/08/19. Please do tune in and spot some familiar faces from the Bellshill Central Church Choir, who went along to the recording.

OUR Summer Choir continues on Sundays at 10am until Sunday 25th August. Anyone wanting to come try out the choir will be made more than welcome!

Sunday 11th August our morning service includes the sacrament of Holy Baptism. All most welcome to share with our regular church community and the extended family and friendsof the baptismal party.

Our Sponsored Walk and Run takes place on Sunday 18th August after the service. Sponsor sheets are available from Alan Mathew or online athttps://bellshillcentral.church/sponsored-walk/. The route taking us through the Parish will be this year’s walk/run, but for those looking for a shorter route, don’t worry as one will be available!!

Other activities.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/
  4. Heart and Sole walking group meets each Tuesday at 7pm at the Church for a 30-45 minute walk around the town returning to the church for tea and coffee.

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

Follow this link to go straight to our Prayer Page https://bellshillcentral.church/prayer-requests/

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.

Church Magazine – articles and news items to Lawson by Sunday 11th August please, for the September edition.

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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