Weekly news and announcements from Bellshill Central Parish Church

Sunday worship continues at 11am each Sunday morning at 346 Main Street – Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our church is Your Church and 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, 15th 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 95 and John 4:5-42 (focusing on verses 7-26). The theme is
Jesus Christ as living water.

Our hymns include: Come now is the time to worship, Come Children join and sing, Be still and know that I am God and As water to the thirsty.

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:

Saturday 28th March – Daffodil Tea 1pm to 3pm and tickets on sale at the church, email us to reserve, or 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

Saturday 18th April – open doors day, see our lovely stained glass, see behind the doors at 346 Main Street, hear our mighty pipe organ being put through its paces by our Church organist. Home baking and tea/coffee available. Doors open 11am to 3pm.

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; 7.30pm choir practise
Thursday – Brownies 6pm; Guides 7.45pm
Friday – 7.30pm Friday night club.
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 the National Guild Convenor speak on the work of the Guild.
Tuesday – Rainbows 6pm

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