WEEKLY NEWS FROM BCPC

Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street is now open for in person worship! 

Our in person services on Sunday Mornings begin at 11am ( just as they did pre-Covid).  Our doors open around 10.30am and we do not need any pre-booking beforehand. However, we ask that you call our Session Clerk to advise of your attendance so we can prepare the Trace and Protect sheets, as we need to keep a record of those in attendance, and by calling Stanley it will speed things up at the front door.  Stanley’s number is 01698 747144.  Or you can email bookings@bellshillcentral.church and we’ll make a note of your details and look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sunday worship will be live streamed from inside the Church (and recorded) so that those who are not able, or don’t feel comfortable yet with in person worship, to take part in the service virtually. Just go to www.bellshillcentral.church/watch-live to take part.  If the service isn’t available straight away it will be by Sunday afternoons on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

As Sunday worship is the only in person activity in the buildings at present, 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 midweek all age worship church on Wednesday at 12noon. 
  • Organist Entertains provided by our own organist and maestro,  Alan Mathew.  The latest episode (number 76) is available each Wednesday at 8pm. All your favourites in one place, played on a REAL PIPE ORGAN with your requests.  www.bellshillcentral.church/organist-entertains.

ZOOM COFFEE CATCH UP – Sunday, 3rd October, at 12.30pm for ½ an hour. Get your cuppa ready and enjoy a chat.  Please email hello@bellshillcentral.church for the Zoom link and joining instructions.

WALKING GROUP meets on Tuesday evenings.  We need to take details for Test & Protect, so it would be good to know if your coming beforehand.  Let us know via hello@bellshillcentral.church

When you shop at AmazonSmile, AMAZON will make a donation to Bellshill: Central Parish Church Of Scotland. Use this link to help us out while you shop. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC012556

WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE 2021 STAMP APPEAL – during COVID support for World Mission 2020 stamp appeal faced some challenges. The 2021 appeal will continue to benefit The Women’s Development Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Please hand in your used stamps on a Sunday morning at the Church (box in the table in the vestibule).

We continue in our 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. If you would like a person, family, situation remembered in prayer please let us know.  These take place on Mondays at 7pm via zoom. Contact us via email hello@bellshillcentral.church for the joining codes. Private prayer and support is available from Rev de Beer.

Updated this week…… The virtual prayer walk around the town of Bellshill continues.  We will choose an area of Bellshill 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 pleae 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. 

Check out our various social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – all with the @BellshillChurch easy to find.

Bellshill Central Church of Scotland

Registered Charity: SC012556

346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA

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