Christmas news from Bellshill Central Church

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 Sunday morning, 22nd December, join us at 11.00am at the church at 346 Main Street right at the Centre of our town.  We light our Fourth Advent Candle. Our church choir presents a service of Carols, The Christmas Story through narration and Christmas Music.   The theme is FOLLOW THAT STAR.  Hymns will include, As with Gladness Men of Old, Away in a Manger, Hark the herald angels sing and It came upon the midnight clear.    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.

Tuesday 24th December – we invite Bellshill and the wider community along to our CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY SERVICE.  The service is suited for all ages.   We will sing Christmas Carols old and new, and look at the Christmas Story through the eyes of the Shepherds.  The offering on Christmas Eve is given to Chris’s House and we hope you can support this through your presence with us.  Refreshments are served in the hall afterwards where we can wish each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS before going home.  For those looking for a Watchnight Service, our friends at the West Church have a service to bring in “the bells”.  

Out activities are winding down for the Christmas Holiday but there are still things going on at Central Church!

  • Wednesday 18th – Music Makers (all morning); Memorial Service 7pm
  • Thursday 19th – Mossend School Service 11am; Choir 7.15pm
  • Sunday 22nd – 11.00am Choir Service.  Young Church and Crèche
  • Tuesday 24th – Christmas Eve Service 7pm (offering for Chris’s House)

On duty next week: R Walker, P Walker, L Marshall, S McKeown, Z Swan and T Taylor

TONIGHT – MEMORIAL SERVICE – A BLUE CHRISTMAS A SERVICE OF HOPE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

We are hosting a Memorial Service in partnership with Fosters.  Please join us at 7pm tonight to remember a loved one, either lost recently or some time ago.  This is safe and quiet space.   Please pass on the news of this service into our community. Tea/Coffee served afterwards at Fosters (a few doors away)

SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER

Our choir (and some friends from the West) are busy practicing for our Choir Christmas Service at 11am, presenting a musical called FOLLOW THAT STAR with fun songs and narration.

THANK YOU – SING A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS was an amazing night for all ages, Mossend and Lawmuir schools were both on excellent form.  We raised an amazing £450 for Chris’s House.  A recording is available online via the Church’s YouTube channel.

CHOIR PRACTISE DATES: next meet on Thursday  19th December at 7.15pm.

THE CHURCH CHOIR VISITED HIGHGATE CARE HOME ON THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER TO SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS MUSIC. YOU CAN SEE THE SINGERS WERE ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND EVEN WORE THE FAMOUS BELLSHILL CENTRAL CHRISTMAS JUMPERS. THE RESIDENTS AND STAFF WERE REALLY GRATEFUL WE COULD COME TO VISIT.

CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING – Christmas CDs with organ music and carols are available priced at £3.50.   See Alan or choir members.

PEWS NEWS – there will be no weekly sheet on Sunday 29th December.  Please pass on any news by Thursday 20th by 7pm to bellshillcentral@gmail.com

Bowls, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Friday Night Club have all finished for the Christmas Break. The Guild and Choir finish this coming week.  We wish everyone involved a well-earned rest and we look forward to their new sessions in 2020.

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.

Visit us online at

www.bellshillcentral.church

www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurch

www.twitter.com/bellshillchurch

email us at bellshillcentral@gmail.com

Photo by Jameel Hassan on Pexels.com

We wish all of Bellshill a very Merry Christmas.

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