Weekly News update, from Central Church Bellshill

Sunday worship continues at 11am each Sunday morning at 346 Main Street – Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our church is Central to Christ, Central to Bellshill and Central to YOU! For 143 years we have shouted out the Good News of Jesus Christ and of His love for one and all. We offer a warm and generous welcome to all, on Sundays or throughout the week at any of our week day activities and groups. Our minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, loves being in our Faith Family and reaching outwards into the communities of Bellshill Town Centre, Mossend and Orbiston. As the Church of Scotland Parish for Central Bellshill, including the Town Centre, we want to you be part of what is a wonderful community of fellowship and faith. Please simply #comeasyouare! 

THIS WEEK @ CENTRAL

  • Monday Guild 1.30pm – Mackinnon Mills trip
  • Tuesday Rainbows 6pm
  • Wednesday Music Makers (all morning); organ tuning (all afternoon),
    Bowls 7pm and Christmas Decorations go up! (evening)
  • Thursday Brownies 6pm; Guides 7.45pm
  • Friday Choir 7.15pm and 7.30pm Friday Night Club/Hall Set up for Saturday
  • Saturday 12noon Christingle Service; 1pm-3pm Afternoon Teas
  • Sunday 11.00am Morning service followed by tea/coffee

The CHRISTINGLE SERVICE takes place this Saturday at 12noon and is for all ages, particularly families. At the start of Advent we discover the Christingle and its meaning of the light of Christ that we can take with us throughout December towards CHRISTmas day.   Please look at our eventbright link on the website and register your families’ attendance so we have enough oranges, candles etc prepared for to make your Christingle.  THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT.

Our Christmas Afternoon Tea with Santa takes place straight after the Christingle Service, in the Halls on Saturday from 1pm-3pm. Our famous Christmas spread of goodies and cakes, with Tea/Coffee and fellowship. Christmas goods will be on sale, a tombola and Christmas Hamper. Tickets £5 available from the Church, and some available at the door. Santa will visit and EVERYONE gets a gift!!!

This Sunday morning, 1st December, join us at 11.00am at the church at 346 Main Street right at the Centre of our town.  Our minister, Rev’d Kevin leads us in worship.  THIS IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Our theme is PREGNANT WITH HOPE and the bible readings are Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44 , read by a church member.    Songs include All are welcome, Light of the world, Come thou long expected Jesus and O Come o Come Emmanuel. 

The service will be live streamed via our website and YouTube channel for those wishing to take part live or later on catch up. If you would like a tape, CD or DVD of the service these can be made available by speaking to Drew Aitken.

AFTER THE SERVICE JOIN US FOR TEA AND COFFEE IN THE HALL.

On duty this Sunday and looking forward to welcoming you are: J Mathew, T Taylor, F Kyle, J Kyle, LB Kyle, T Mills. Serving tea/coffee are: P Walker, J Young, M Whyte and C de Beer.

AS THE CHURCH FOR THE TOWN CENTRE HERE IN BELLSHILL, OUR OUTREACH THIS CHRISTMAS CONTINUES WITH OUR OUR ANNUAL SING A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS CHARITY NIGHT AND COMMUNITY TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE WITH OUR PARTNERS FOSTER’S FUNERAL DIRECTORS.

The SING A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS takes place on Wednesday 11th December at the church beginning at 7pm.   We will have our usual Christmas Carols and songs, and look forward to hearing the children from Lawmuir and Mossend Primary Schools.  We’ll have some “funny jokes”, games and interaction.    All are welcome, families especially.  OUR CHARITY IS CHRIS’S HOUSE a very worthwhile cause locally for us – Centre for Help, Response & Intervention Surrounding.   We will have refreshments afterwards.

COMMUNITY TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE is on Wednesday 18th December at 7pm here in Bellshill Central Parish Church. This  is  a  community  event where  you  can  remember  a  loved  one  lost  recently,  or  some  time  ago.  Afterwards you are invited to Foster’s offices (a few doors away) for a tea or coffee.

  • CHRISTMAS DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
  • Saturday 30th November 12noon Christingle Service; 1pm to 3pm Christmas Teas and celebrations. Including some fun Carol singing and a visit from Santa Claus. Tickets available at the church.
  • Sunday 8th December – Communion Service, with a retiring offering for Stroke Survivors Support Group.
  • Wednesday 11th December – 7.00pm Sing a Song for Christmas at the Church with Lawmuir and Mossend Primary schools. Supporting Chris’s House local charity.
  • Sunday 15th December – 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight, followed by Mulled Wine and Mince pies.
  • Wednesday 18th December – 7pm Community Time to Remember Service
  • Sunday 22nd December – 11am Choir Service with Music and Carols
  • Tuesday 24th December – 7pm Christmas Eve Family Service

CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING – We have on sale lovely professionally printed Church Calendars at £3.50, Church “Christmas” CDs featuring the choir and organ at £3.50, Tea Tickets for our afternoon teas with Santa (30th November) and the Choir a fun Church Quiz on sale at 50p from Choir Member Anne Guy. IF YOU WISH ANY OF THESE PLEASE CONTACT US VIA THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK OR BY EMAIL to bellshillcentral@gmail.com

Our church buildings are available to hire for the whole community. Whether you’re after a large hall, a small office or the church itself, we have spaces available to suit. Our Church Hall is equally suited to dance classes, coffee mornings or birthday parties. We have a spacious and functional kitchen with ample room to prepare food etc. We have a fully accessible disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. Our halls and church are fitted with WiFi. The church has large screens and sound system suitable for meetings and presentations. Our hall has portable audio visual equipment available upon request.

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