Weekly News

BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH

Sunday worship on 27th October at 11am with Revd Kevin de Beer leading worship, suitable for all.
At 6.30pm our next Big Sing takes place in aid of Project Gambia. All welcome. Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Sunday 3rd November at 6.30pm we open our doors to all for a TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE at which you will have the opportunity to remember a loved one you’ve recently lost, a loved one lost some time ago, or a difficult situation or circumstance. Feel free to come along and simply participate by your presence there.

Heart and Sole walking group meets Sunday 3rd November leaving the church at 1pm. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy with tea and coffee from 12.15pm. We’re looking to tackle the Strathclyde Park loop!

Advance Dates

Saturday 2nd November 6pm to 9pm is our annual cheese and wine with seasonal stalls event. In the church hall. Tickets/entry is £5. Non alcoholic drinks are available too.

Monday 4th November at Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre is Anne Guys clothes show with Taylor Fashions. Tickets priced £2 for the night, starting at 7.30pm, are available in advance or on the night.

Remembrance Sunday Services are at 10.45am at the Cenotaph then 11.30am at Central Church for Town Centre Worship.

Saturday 30th November – Advent Eve!
12.00noon a Christingle Service in the church, for all ages. Come and build your very own Christingle and sing some lovely carols.
1.00pm our Christmas teas and celebration in the halls. A special visitor will make an appearance too!

Ongoing activities take place Monday to Friday in the church. Please check out our website and social media for details. We warmly welcome all to the church on Main Street…. Your Town Centre Church for All. #comeasyouare

Central Church weekly round up

Bellshill Central Parish Church is YOUR town centre Church of Scotland presence. We’ve been here at 346 Main Street proclaiming the Good News for over 143 years and we’d love to have you join with us. We meet weekly for worship every Sunday at 11am where adults and young folks meet together. And also at various points throughout the week during the day and in the evenings.


This coming Sunday Rev Kevin de Beer conducts our service and our Young Church a ti ities begin for a new session. The readings are from Psalm 139 & Romans 11:29-36. The hymns are I to the hills will lift mine eyes, He’s got the whole world, You are before me and Christ be our Light. Straight after the service our monthly tea and coffee is served in the hall and we encourage all ages to enjoy fellowship together.
The service will be live streamed Via our website and YouTube channel for those wishing to take part live or later on catch up. If you would like a tape, CD or dvd of the service these can be made available by speaking to Drew Aitken.

Young Church resumes on Sunday 1st September for anyone of school age. We also have creche facilities for the youngest of visitors. Our activities promote an atmosphere of learning teaching and growing. We believe this is simply the best start you could give your children and young adults. Simply meet in the church. Sit with the kids at the front or you’re welcome in the pews with the adults you came along with. After the second hymn you go through to the hall for young church.
On Saturday 31st August from 10am to 1pm there is a breakfast coffee morning at the church, where you can have the world famous Bellshill Central roll and sausage along with fine company. You won’t be beaten on quality or price anywhere else on the Main Street!
Heart and Sole, our walking group meets on Tuesday 3rd September at 7pm at the church. This is an open group and anyone is welcome to come along. We enjoy a brisk 45minute walk followed by tea back at the hall. Two legged and four legged creatures equally welcome!

The funeral service for the late Nan Orr takes place in Bellshill Central Parish Church on Wednesday 28th August at 3pm. Please remember the family in your prayers.

The funeral service for the late William Cameron (Bill) has still to be finalised. Please look at the Church website and Facebook pages for details. Pleaser remember his daughters Seonaid and Morag, and their husbands and children in your thoughts and prayers.

Our activities are starting up after the summer.
  • Music Makers and Shakers have classes on Wednesday mornings and you are promised a fun time if you come along, Arlene looks forward to seeing you. Book your place at https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk

    • Friday Night club are once again meeting in Fridays at 7.30pm in the church hall on a fortnightly basis. Bring your crafts. Table tennis is available for the more energetic and card making and various projects for Christmas take place. Next club is on 6th September.
  • Friday Night club are once again meeting in Fridays at 7.30pm in the church hall on a fortnightly basis. Bring your crafts. Table tennis is available for the more energetic and card making and various projects for Christmas take place. Next club is on 6th September.
Advance dates:
  • Sunday 8th September at 11am, communion service. There will be a retiral offering as you leave.
  • Tuesday 10th September at 7.30pm board and sessions meetings.
  • Friday 13th September at 7.15pm, church choir resumes
  • Sunday 15th September at 11am, the church guild lead our service.
  • Friday 20th September at 7.00pm, our annual Church quiz. Tickets available. Get your teams organised.
Our church buildings are available to hire for the whole community. Whether you’re after a large hall, a small office or the church itself, we have spaces available to suit. We have a cuy functional kitchen with ample room to prepare foodetc. We have a fully accessible disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. Our halls and church are fitted with WiFi. The church has large screens and sound system suitable for meetings and presentations. Our hall has portable audio visual equipment available upon request.

Finally, we invite you to join with our minister in his weekly YouTube podcasts. Look up Kevin de Beer on YouTube. His inspirational and thoughtful messages are watched all around the world. You can also look at some of his archive videos from his Word on Wednesday series, or 21 words.

Sponsored walk…. This Sunday!

#bellshillchurch #getactive #walk #run #community

This year’s Sponsored Walk and/or Run takes place on Sunday 18th August after the morning service.

Download this years sponsor form here.

A 4-mile route leaving the Church after morning worship. The route (below) is a moderate route with a steeper section once you cross Motherwell Road at the Calder Bridge along Community Road.

Refreshments served in the hall for those wishing to stay behind to welcome the runners and walkers back.

If you want to take part also let us know and we’ll send you a sponsor form. If you want to sponsor a participant, again please let us know.

Central’s weekly news is back!

For 143 years the “Church at 346 Main Street” has been a constant presence working in our community, we extend a warm welcome to any of our activities. Our message for these 143 years has been that God cares about you and that you matter! While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church at 346 Main Street” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the greatness of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.

We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.

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Our Sunday services continue each week at 11am at 346 Main Street, where we encourage you to #comeasyouare to worship and experience the warmth and love of a Christian family on a journey of faith together. Check out our hashtags #BellshillChurch and #comeasyouare to find us quickly on Facebook and Twitter!


Sunday 4th August sees a return to weekly worship at 346 Main Street. Our doors are open and welcoming. Rev Kevin de Beer leads us in worship at 11am and the theme is – Daniel interprets the king’s dream. Readings are from Daniel 2:1-3 and 17-23. Hymns include King of Kings Majesty, Immortal invisible God only wise, Come let us dream (to the tune O Waly Waly). Tea and coffee served after the service with BBC songs of praise shown on the Big Screen. As usual this service is live streamed via our church’s YouTube channel.

Please do come and take part in our worship our doors are always open and a warm welcome awaits you. The service is live streamed as usual via our YouTube channel just visit our website to take part. Recordings of Church services are available whenever you need them on YouTube, but they are also available on DVD, CD or old fashioned cassette tapes. Please let Drew Aitken know if you need a copy

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM CENTRAL CHURCH?

We are a congregation of folks of all ages. We live our faith by our actions. You’ll see that we are a warm and welcoming church, and you’ll find information about our activities and some of the services we offer via our website. However, as the Church community for Central Bellshill we want to know what do you want from us? What other services or activities can we help host, organise or promote? Do you want more activities during the day, in the evening, or at the weekend? Should it be geared towards young folk, older folk or families? You tell us how we can be Central to YOU!

BBC’s Songs of Praise – The final programme that will feature a hymn from the Glasgow Cathedral recording will be broadcast on 04/08/19. Please do tune in and spot some familiar faces from the Bellshill Central Church Choir, who went along to the recording.

OUR Summer Choir continues on Sundays at 10am until Sunday 25th August. Anyone wanting to come try out the choir will be made more than welcome!

Sunday 11th August our morning service includes the sacrament of Holy Baptism. All most welcome to share with our regular church community and the extended family and friendsof the baptismal party.

Our Sponsored Walk and Run takes place on Sunday 18th August after the service. Sponsor sheets are available from Alan Mathew or online athttps://bellshillcentral.church/sponsored-walk/. The route taking us through the Parish will be this year’s walk/run, but for those looking for a shorter route, don’t worry as one will be available!!

Other activities.

  1. Wednesday is our busiest day by far with Music Makers three classes (at 9.40, 10.35 and 11.30) in the morning https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk
  2. Choir meets on Sunday mornings at 10am in the Hall to run over items for that day’s service. This is an ideal chance to come and try us out – no pressure and all welcome.
  3. Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/
  4. Heart and Sole walking group meets each Tuesday at 7pm at the Church for a 30-45 minute walk around the town returning to the church for tea and coffee.

PRAYER & COMMUNITY

Please visit our Prayer page on our website (look for the prayer button at the top) – there is an online prayer request form which will send your prayer direct to our minister, Rev Kevin. Prayer Requests – Our church has provided a Prayer Book which is situated in the main vestibule for anyone to pop in a note of concern or anxiety they would like prayer for. We are a Parish Church and are here for you in times of joy and sadness. Kevin is available to the local community to offer spiritual support or to simply offer prayer. If there is something that you think your local church could be doing to offer services and/or support to our local community please get in touch via the Minister, Session Clerk, Facebook or website – Our church email address is bellshillcentral@gmail.com

Follow this link to go straight to our Prayer Page https://bellshillcentral.church/prayer-requests/

ONLINE MINISTRY

Check out Kevin’s very own YouTube Channel where he reaches out to our local community sharing insight, thought and reflection. A link to his channel is available from our website, or simply look up Kevin de Beer. Subscribe and continue to follow his inspirational messages. Kevin’s latest video blogs include themes Gift of Teamwork, Noah and the Flood, Real hope in a real world. Some videos have had over 400 views – help spread the news of Kevin’s online ministry far and wide.

COMMUNITY BUILDINGS AVAILABLE FOR USE

LOOKING TO HIRE A HALL OR ROOM? We have spaces on most Monday & Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings and afternoons, most Saturdays all day, and Sunday afternoon and evening. Competitive hourly rates for this central location with parking directly opposite. We have installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls. Visual display screens are fitted in our sanctuary and are ideal for conferences and presentations. Portable visual equipment can be made available for use in the Halls and Vestry. Please ask.

Church Magazine – articles and news items to Lawson by Sunday 11th August please, for the September edition.

CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES

Should you be unable to attend worship but would like to share in the recorded services, you can do so LIVE each Sunday from 11:00am via the Church’s website and also our Facebook and our YouTube channel are updated regularly. You can find out more information on Sunday Services, Weekly activities and catch up with our services from our uploaded videos. We are LIVE on the Internet most Sunday mornings, and occasionally with other events we hold.

Sunday 4’th August 2019 (11am) at Bellshill Central

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)

Introit for all MP 1000 King of Kings majesty

Bible is placed in pulpit

Call to worship

Hymn Immortal, invisible, God only wise (CH4 132)

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Time with the children

Hymn King of kings and Lord of Lords (MP 398)

Offering

Anthem CH4 722 Spirit of God, come dwell within me

Reading/s Daniel 2:1-3 and 17-23 and Luke 1:67-80

Hymn Thanks to God whose word was spoken (CH4 605)

Sermon Daniel interprets the king’s dream

Hymn Come let us dream (Screen) (t. O Waly Waly)

Prayers of intercession

Hymn Lord in love and perfect wisdom (CH4 702)

Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)

Recessional May the Lord Mighty God (CH4)