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, 1st March, at 11am our minister Rev’d Kevin starts a 5 week series for the season of Lent. 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 Psalm 32 and Matthew 4:1-11. Our hymns include: Praise my soul the King of Heaven, If you believe and I believe, Tree of life and Love will be our Lenten calling. Our choir lead us in some reflective time, before our bible readings, with a lovely Taize Song with some spoken words from Zandra and Cathie.
Tea and coffee and goodies are served in the hall after the service and we welcome everyone to come through to join us. This is a great time of fellowship and catch-up. Much enjoyed by all.
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.
HEART AND SOLE – Our Church Walking Group – next meet on 22nd March 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 8th March – Communion Service with Adult Baptism, at 11am with a retiring offering for the British Heart Foundation
- Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm, our board and session meetings
- Saturday 28th March – Daffodil Tea tickets on sale very soon, also pay at the door
- Sunday 29th March – Stated Annual Meeting with presentation of accounts.
- 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.
- Easter Sunday – 9am Garden Service, 9.30am Breakfast in the Church Hall, 11am All Age Service with informal communion
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 this week are:
- Wednesday – Music Makers and Shakers (all morning); Bowls Club 7pm;
- Thursday – Brownies 6pm; Guides 7.45pm
- Friday – 3pm World Day of Prayer Service at St Andrews Church; 7.15pm Church Choir, 7.30pm Friday Night Club
- Sunday – Morning Service 11am, Young Church and Crèche 11am;
- Monday – please note no guild on Monday this week.
- Tuesday – Guild trip to Bearsden New Kilpatrick Guild, bus leaves from outside the church at 1.30pm; 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”