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, 8th March our minister Rev’d Kevin continues 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 121 and John 3:1-17. Our hymns include: I’m not ashamed to own my Lord, Baptized in water, I to the hills, and two lovely hymns from the USA – Remember me & God we long for our own comfort.
The service this week sees two Sacraments being celebrated. The sacrament of adult Baptism and the sacrament of Holy Communion. We have a retiring offering for British Heart Foundation.
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.
MINISTERS BLOG – our minister Revd Kevin de Beer blogs via YouTube each week, with reflective and inspirational messages, designed to make the Word of God relevant in a modern world. Look up Kevin de Beer or visit our Church Facebook. If you like what you hear why not subscribe.
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:
- Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm, our board and session meetings
- Saturday 28th March – Daffodil Tea 1pm to 3pm and tickets on sale very soon, also pay at the door. Easter gifts, cards, yellow themed tombola and lovely home baking and goodies.
- 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
- Sunday – Morning Service 11am, Young Church and Crèche 11am;
- Monday – Guild meets at 1.30pm in the hall. Come along to meet the members, enjoy a cuppa and hear about the visit of the National Convenor the following week.
- Tuesday – Rainbows 6pm; Board and Session meetings 7.30pm
- 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”