Weekly news from YOUR Town centre Church

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.

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 18th August we have Rev’d Kevin De Beer conducting worship which takes place at 346 Main Street. Our doors are open and welcoming. Kevin’s theme is – Daniel in the Lion’s Den. Readings are from Daniel 6:1-16 and Luke 1:46-56. Hymns include Give thanks with a grateful heart, Hallelu (a lively all age song!), Tell out my soul and Dare to be a Daniel. As usual this service is live streamed via our church’s YouTube channel.

Our Annual Sponsored Walk and Run takes places straight after the service. Remember to be prepared for wet weather – it is still the Scottish Summer after all. Sponsor sheets are available from Alan Mathew or online at https://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!!

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

We delighted last week in the baptism of baby Jaxx Robert Lee Coulter, who was very well behaved during the service, and visited Young Church during the service, before coming back into the church for the end of the service.

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!

YOUNG CHURCH

Resumes on Sunday 1st September. Children and young folks are welcome to gather in the Church itself or through in the Hall. We worship together for 20minutes then young folks go through to Young Church in the Hall. The leaders look forward to welcoming all the returners and any new folks coming along for the first time. We have a COSY atmosphere in the hall, with activities for all ages, and treats and hot drinks. The service is releayed into the hall so full interaction is available. Give the youngsters in Bellshill the best start, by coming to Central’s Young Church – at the heart of the Town. Susan, Drew, Emily and the gang are ready – are you?

Other activities.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/
  • 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. Next walk takes place on Tuesday 20th It’s a great night, and even some 4 legged friends join in, anyone is welcome.

ADVANCE DATES

  • Sunday 1st September our Young Church resumes during the morning service from p1 to s6. All youngsters are VERY welcome.
  • Sunday 8th September is our Communion Service. All welcome.
  • Friday 13th September – Church Choir resumes at 7.15pm. New members always welcome.
  • Sunday 15th September morning worship with our Church Guild, they take the whole service and tell us more of their current guild projects.

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.

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.

A School Prayer

As a new school year approaches we are mindful of the preparations being made by teachers, admin staff, parents and children and all the other support and maintenance staff.  We ask blessings on them all.  We are blessed to be involved in the lives of Mossend, Lawmuir and Bellshill Academy pupils and staff. 

We give you our school. 

We give you all the teachers and staff who work here,

We give you all the children who study here.

We pray our school would be place of great discovery, adventure and creativity. 

May it be a place where we love to learn and where we learn to love, 

A place where every one is respected and all are deeply valued. 

We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Sunday 18’th August 2019 @ 11am

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit Salvation belongs to the Lord (CH4 131)
(Bible is placed in pulpit)
Call to worship
Hymn Rejoice in God’s saints (CH4 742)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with the children
Hymn Hallelu, Hallelu (JP 67)
Offering
Anthem – The Lord’s my Shepherd (Townend)
Reading/s Daniel 6:1-16 and Luke 1:46-56
Hymn Dare to be a Daniel (Screen)
Sermon Daniel survives the lion’s den
Hymn Give thanks (CH4 180)
Prayers of intercession
Hymn Tell out my soul (CH4 286)
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung) (May the Lord mighty Lord)

Your town centre Church news

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 11th August sees a Baptismal Service at our weekly worship taking place at 346 Main Street. Our doors are open and welcoming. Rev Kevin de Beer leads us in worship at 11am and the theme is – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Readings are from Daniel 3:8-18 and Mark 1:9-13. Hymns include God sent His son, Who is on the Lord’s side and a lovely son sung to Scarlet Ribbons called “Shout with joy to God all the nations”.  We look forward to seeing all the family and friends join us for the special occasion of baptism. As usual this service is live streamed via our church’s YouTube channel.

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

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!

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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!

Our Sponsored Walk and Run takes place NEXT SUNDAY, 18th August after the service. Sponsor sheets are available from Alan Mathew or online at https://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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/
  • 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. Next walk takes place on Tuesday 13th It’s a great night, and even some 4 legged friends join in, anyone is welcome.

ADVANCE DATES

  • Sunday 1st September our Young Church resumes during the morning service from p1 to s6.  All youngsters are VERY welcome.
  • Sunday 8th September is our Communion Service.  All welcome.
  • Friday 13th September – Church Choir resumes at 7.15pm.  New members always welcome.
  • Sunday 15th September morning worship with our Church Guild, they take the whole service and tell us more of their current guild projects.

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.

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.

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Sunday 11’th August 2019 @ 11am

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit CH4 636 Baptised in water
(Bible is placed in pulpit)
Call to worship
Hymn: Down by the Jordan (Screens)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
HYMN CH4 631 verses 1-3 ‘A little child the Saviour came
Baptism (with The Lord bless you and keep you CH4)
HYMN CH4 631 verses 4-5 I give thine Angels
Offering uplifted by duty team
Reading/s Daniel 3:8-18 and Mark 1:9-13
Hymn God sent his Son they called him Jesus (MP)
Sermon Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
Hymn Shout with joy to God all the nations (Screens)
Prayers of intercession
Hymn Who is on the Lord’s side? (MP)
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung) (May the God Mighty God CH4)

Young Church starts back….

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We’re all looking forward to Young Church resuming on Sunday 1st September during our morning service.   All are indeed welcome.

Remember ……

GIVE YOUR KIDS A GOOD START! THE CENTRAL WAY IS BEST. 

Summer news (3) from Central Church…..

The churches on Bellshill’s Main Street continue in their joint summer services on Sunday 21st July when worship will be at St Andrew’s UF Church, with the congregations of Central Parish and the West Church being guests.   The service will be at the usual time of 11am and refreshments served afterwards.   The summer services end with a joint communion service at the West Church on Sunday 28th July, again at 11am. During the joint services, please note that Revd de Beer is available for any pastoral needs by contacting the manse on 01698 841176 or emailing kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk.

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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!

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BBC’s Songs of Praise – The programmes that will be featuring a hymn from the Glasgow Cathedral recording will be broadcast on 21/07/19 and 04/08/19.  Please do tune in and spot some familiar faces from the Bellshill Central Church Choir, who went along to the recording.

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Sunday 4th August regular weekly worship returns to Bellshill Central at our usual time of 11am. Tea and coffee will be served after this service.

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

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During the summer holidays, we invite all our members, friends and Bellshill Community so send us pictures and messages from wherever you travel.

  1. Simply take a photo and make sure you have a sign (a simple piece of A4 paper will do) saying “holiday hello to Bellshill Central” 
  2. Download and print the Jesus drawing and hold in your picture. Click here to download the pdf 
  3. Remember to tell us where you are!

Either send your holiday pictures and messages to our email address bellshillcentral@gmail.com or send via messages to Facebook or Twitter

Our Sponsored Walk and Run takes place on Sunday 18th August after the service.  Sponsor sheets are available from Alan Mathew or online at https://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!

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Our new summer walking group – Heart and Sole walking group – continues each week. We have now met for three weeks and numbers attending are very encouraging. We have an enjoyable jaunt around Bellshill/Mossend and finish with tea and coffee afterwards. We next meet on 23rd July at 7.00pm. Remember, wear suitable shoes and clothing – it might rain! Bring a bottle of water, and make sure you’ve brought some contact details (for that just in case moment!)

Our parish prayer system is in full operation during the summer period. Our dedicated prayer page on our church website will gather the information needed for to add someone, or a situation, to our parish prayers. https://bellshillcentral.church/prayer-requests/

Throughout the summer our church and halls are suitable, and available most days, for conferences, meetings, dance classes or parties. The church is equipped with large screens and hall has portable facilities. Check out the church website for some pictures of the facilities. We have competitive hourly rates, which can’t be beaten for a town centre location. Contact us via Facebook, Twitter or email: bellshillcentral@gmail.com

For those that can’t manage along in person to church remember that we have our YouTube channel with recordings of our recent church services. Our joint service on 14th was recorded and live streamed – Just visit our website for the YouTube channel archive.

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

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We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break – May God’s Blessings be with you. Normal Sunday services return to the churches in Bellshill on Sunday 4th August. A warm and heartfelt invitation is extended to all to come to Bellshill’s Town Centre FAMILY Church to join us where we can journey together in our relationship with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

OUR ONLINE ADDRESSES ARE:

http://www.bellshillcentral.church

http://www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurch

http://www.twitter.com/bellshillchurch

Email bellshillcentral@gmail.com

Summer news (2) from Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland

Our summer services with Bellshill Central Parish Church, St Andrews UF Church and The West Church take place during the month of July. All the services start at 11am and are followed by refreshments. The service on Sunday 14 July is at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, and will be conducted by Revd Kevin de Beer. There is a joint churches choir at Central Parish Church at 10am sharp. Next week we worship together at St Andrew’s Church at he Cross (Sunday 21st July).

During the joint services, please note that Revd de Beer is available for any pastoral needs by contacting the manse on 01698 841176 or emailing kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk.

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!

Our new summer walking group – Heart and Sole walking group – continues each week. We have now met twice and numbers attending are very encouraging. We have an enjoyable jaunt around Bellshill/Mossend and finish with tea and coffee afterwards. We next meet on 16th July at 7.00pm. Remember, wear suitable shoes and clothing – it might rain! Bring a bottle of water, and make sure you’ve brought some contact details (for that just in case moment! )

Our parish prayer system is in full operation during the summer period. Our dedicated prayer page on our church website will gather the information needed for to add someone, or a situation, to our parish prayers. https://bellshillcentral.church/prayer-requests/

Throughout the summer our church and halls are suitable, and available most days, for conferences, meetings, dance classes or parties. The church is equipped with large screens and hall has portable facilities. Check out the church website for some pictures of the facilities. We have competitive hourly rates, which can’t be beaten for a town centre location. Contact us via Facebook, Twitter or email: bellshillcentral@gmail.com

For those that can’t manage along in person to church remember that we have our YouTube channel with recordings of our recent church services. Our joint service on 14th July will, as all of the Bellshill Central services, be live streamed. Just visit our website for the live link.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break. May God’s Blessings be with you. Normal Sunday services return to the churches in Bellshill on Sunday 4th August. A warm and heartfelt invitation is extended to all to come to Bellshill’s Town Centre FAMILY Church to join us where we can journey together in our relationship with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

  • Sunday 4th August – normal services resume at Bellshill Central at 11am. Refreshments served after the church.
  • Sunday 11th August – articles and news items to Lawson Kyle for the September issue of the Church Magazine. Please pass to Lawson or send to the Church email address – bellshillcentral@gmail.com
  • Sunday 18th August – our Annual Sponsored Walk/Run around and through the Parish. Sponsor forms are available from Alan Mathew, or by downloading from the church website http://www.bellshillcentral.church/sponsored-walk

Our online addresses are:

Sunday 14th July 2019 at 11 o’clock

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit | Alleluia (x2) (CH4)
Call to worship – Hebrews 4:14-16
Hymn | You’ve called us together
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with the children
Hymn | Seek ye first (CH4 641)
Offering
Anthem | Beauty for Brokenness
Reading/s | Mark 10:17-31 and Luke 16:19-26
Hymn | Will you come and follow me (CH4 533)
SERMON | Who then can be saved?
Hymn | Jesus calls us o’er the tumult (CH4 509)
Prayers of intercession
Hymn | Your Hand O God has guided (CH4 511)
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung Amen)
Recessional | May the Lord, Mighty God (CH4)