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!

 

Sunday 25th August at 11 o’clock Rev’d Kevin De Beer continues our worship which takes place at 346 Main Street. Our doors are open and welcoming. Kevin’s theme is – Jonah and the Whale. Come along for to hear about SOME BIG FISH! Readings are from Jonah 1:17-2:10 and Matthew 12:38-45. Hymns include The Lord of Heaven confess, Come listen to my tale of Jonah and the whale (we just couldn’t not have this one!), and Rock of Ages Cleft for Me. As usual this service is live streamed via our church’s YouTube channel.

 

NEXT WEEK (Sunday 1st September) our service is again at 11am and our Young Church resumes.  We also share in tea and coffee after the service.  All are welcome.

 

Our Annual Sponsored Walk and Run took place last week. 18 folks took part this year, plus Baxter the lovely 4-legged walker.   We have a lovely lunch in the hall, and were looked after by Lesley, Robyn and Stanley.   Sponsor money should be handed to Alan Mathew as soon as possible.   Grateful thanks to everyone who took part.  It was a great social, healthy and get together.

 

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!

 

YOUNG CHURCH

Resumes on Sunday 1st September. Children and young folks are welcome to gather in the Church itself or through in the Hall. We worship together for 20minutes then young folks go through to Young Church in the Hall. The leaders look forward to welcoming all the returners and any new folks coming along for the first time. We have a COSY atmosphere in the hall, with activities for all ages, and treats and hot drinks. The service is relayed into the hall so full interaction is available. Give the youngsters in Bellshill the best start, by coming to Central’s Young Church – at the heart of the Town. Susan, Drew, Emily and the gang are ready – are you?

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES.

  • Our Rainbows, Brownies and Guides start back this month – if you want to join in please register at https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/
  • 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/
  • 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. Next walk takes place on Tuesday 27th. It’s a great night, and even some 4 legged friends join in, anyone is welcome.

 

ADVANCE DATES

  • Sunday 8th September is our Communion Service. All welcome.
  • Friday 13th September – Church Choir resumes at 7.15pm. New members always welcome.
  • Sunday 15th September morning worship with our Church Guild, they take the whole service and tell us more of their current guild projects.

 

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.

 

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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