This week at 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 147 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, 23rd February, at 11am our minister, Rev’d Kevin, continues his 7 week series of Jesus in Samaria – this week ‘THE RASCAL!’

Just come along and join us at 11.00am at the church at 346 Main Street right at the Centre of our town. The readings are Genesis 35:1-15 and Luke 16:1-13. Our hymns include: How Great is our God, O Jesus I have promised, Jubilate, Come and find the quiet centre.   Our choir sings a lovely anthem “As Water to the Thirsty”.

Last week we delighted in an infant baptism, so if you would like to have your child baptised into the fellowship of the Church, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Rev de Beer who will be more than happy to speak with you. 

Our Sunday services are live streams via our Church Website and YouTube Channel and are uploaded for viewing later at your leisure. Services are able to be reproduced on Tape, CD and DVD. Portable DVD players are also available. Please just get in touch with Drew Aitken at the Church.

FROM THE FUNDRAISING TEAM – Upcoming events include the Daffodil Tea which has been very popular in the past on Saturday 28th March. Then our Hot cross buns on Palm Sunday – 5th April after church.

HEART AND SOLE – Our Church Walking Group – this Sunday (23rd Feb) after the Church.  Please bring along a sandwich to have (or to share) over a cuppa in the hall.   We will likely walk Strathclyde Park stopping for a cuppa before heading home.  Remember to dress appropriately!

PASTORAL CARE is important in our Church Family.   Please let the minister, session clerk or any office bearer know of anyone who is ill, struggling, or simply just in need of a visit.  We do try and regularly keep in touch with folks, but in times of need we can be there.   Contact details are on our weekly Pews News, but please use the contact option on the website too.

Dates to note:

  • Sunday 1st March – Tea and Coffee after Church
  • Sunday 8th March – Communion Service with Adult Baptism, at 11am with a retiring offering
  • Saturday 28th March – Daffodil Tea
  • Saturday 4th April – Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion, organised by the Lanarkshire Organists (12pm rehearsal, 4pm performance)
  • Sunday 5th April – Palm Sunday Service, Hot Cross Buns served afterwards.

The Church, Hall and rooms/kitchens are available to hire to the community. They are ideal for group activities, parties, lectures, coffee mornings, meetings etc. The Church has multimedia facilities. The Hall has portable Audio and Visual equipment available. Competitive rates available. Please just get in touch. We are open to the community. 

Other activities/groups taking place in Bellshill Central Parish Church this week are:

  • Wednesday – Music Makers and Shakers (all morning); Bowls Club 7pm;
  • Thursday – Brownies 6pm; Guides 7.45pm
  • Friday – 7.15pm Church Choir
  • Sunday – Morning Service 11am, Young Church and Crèche 11am;
  • Monday – Guild 1.30pm meeting. The Guild Meetings are open to all, and we welcome both Men and Women; and you don’t have to be member of a church to come along.
  • Tuesday – Rainbows 6pm

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER service takes place at St Andrew’s Church on Friday 6th March at 3pm.  The theme this year is “Rise, take your mat and walk”

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