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Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street continues to be physically closed to all in person face to face meetings, including Sunday morning worship 

However, we are continuing to be the church locally in the community of Bellshill and Mossend by being active online, with Kevin’s continuing pastoral work and being a family of faith. Our groups and church members are in daily contact with each other. 

How are we doing this?

  • Our website at www.bellshillcentral.church is continually updated and refreshed.  Have a look. Services and other outreach online is available here. 
  • WhatsApp groups for our church family and most vulnerable folks. Our church chat of 50+members keep upto date, sharing important news, moments of humour and prayers. There are also separate WhatsApp groups for our choir and guild. 

Online worship is our main focus, with Sunday worship online at 10.45am and midweek Young church on Wednesday at 12noon. 

This coming Sunday, the 2nd May, we share in online worship once more.  Kevin’s theme is called Dwell, with readings focusing on Psalm 22, 1 John 3 and Acts 9. As usual we will have members “old and young” taking part. 

These have growing “viewer” numbers each week reaching out beyond our building in ways we’d never have imagined. www.bellshillcentral.church/watch-live.

Organist Entertains provided by our own organist and maestro,  Alan Mathew.  The latest episode (number 58) is available tonight at 8pm. Tonight’s episode has dual cameras so you can see the maestros hands and feet! To date we have surpassed 30,000 views! www.bellshillcentral.church/organist-entertains.

LOCKDOWN FUNDRAISING – An organ marathon takes place this Saturday, 1st May, from 9am to 5pm.  Our organist, Alan Mathew, is attempting to play as many hymns as possible from Church Hymnary 4th Edition. You are invited to sponsor Alan, make a donation or “buy” a particular hymn.   Find our more at www.bellshillcentral.church/hynnathon-2021 

Here you will find the donation links, a link to Church Hymnary 4th Edition and the live stream via YouTube so that you can watch, listen and sing along at home! 

Next Sunday, we host our monthly coffee catch up Via Zoom after our online service.  The codes are available from Alan and the church WhatsApp chat group.  If you’re not a member of that group contact us via bellshillcentral@gmail.com 

Looking forward our existing activities will continue online and we hope that you can join us when you can.  That’s the wonder of online church, you can worship where and when you are able. 

Our church railings are once again full of colour.  There are Easter pictures, crosses of Daffodils, new hearts of hope and Colourful wreaths.  We invite you to make a prayer intention and tie a ribbon.  The ribbons are a visible sign of the volume of prayers spoken.  Let’s see prayer ribbons fluttering int the breeze. 

We are hosting an online prayer group. Just half an hour once per week.  At this time in our world when things seem to be out of control time talking to God in prayer is even more important! If you’re interested get in touch. These take place on Mondays at 7pm via zoom. Contact us via email bellshillcentral@gmail.com for the joining codes. 

Updated this week…… The virtual prayer walk around the town of Bellshill continues.  We will choose three streets and ask you to pray and remember all who live and work there.  Look up #bellshillprayerwalk on Facebook and Twitter to follow our journey. The prayer walk will be available on the website also. Check out https://bellshillcentral.church/bellshill-prayer-walk/

As your Church in Bellshill we are looking out beyond our four walls – we are the Church Without Walls! Join us during COVID19. If there’s something you thing we could be doing, organising or focusing on, please tell us! 

If you need the help and support of the church in Bellshill then please get in touch.  Rev Kevin de Beer can be contacted viw the website https://bellshillcentral.church/contact/, via email kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk or by phone 01698 841176. 

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