As the Church of Scotland in Bellshill we extend a warm welcome to any of our activities. People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. 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 next section of our Virtual Prayer Walk, takes us to Thorn Rd, Noble Rd, Warnock Crescent and Sandy Park. Bellshill Police Station is located here, please pray for the officers who help uphold the Law. The Scottish Bible Society are making available activities if you are able to walk in the great outdoors. You may wish to use these activities for #bellshillprayerwalk in 2021
Please if you are out a walk this week think of this area of our town and the people who live, play, visit or care for people in these streets.
If you are not able to physically walk in this area please take part in a virtual walk.
We invite you to focus your prayers this week………………..
Thank God for the ways he is working on this town
Invite the Holy Spirit to flow across the town
Pray that people in our town would know the love of God
Pray for all you live, visit play, care for people in this area of our town.
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.
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.
Check out our Facebook page with a lovely heartfelt testimonial from. Grace about her journey of faith to Baptism
Organist Entertains provided by our own organist and maestro, Alan Mathew. The Golden Special Bumper Episode (50th) instalment is available tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm. Tonight‘s episode has dual cameras so you can see the maestros hands and feet! To date we have surpassed 25,000 views! http://www.bellshillcentral.church/organist-entertains. We have special messages from right around the world.
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.
Quiz night, 26th February
Please get in touch to get the zoom joining codes for our Annual quiz, led by Hugh and Nicky as we enjoy some grey cell exercises and fun, bring together as we can do best at the moment. Join us from 7pm for some chat, then questions begin at 7.30pm!
During Lent we are hosting an online Lent prayer group. Just half an hour once per week. If you’re interested get in touch. These take place on Mondays at 7pm via zoom. Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org for the joining codes.
Our choir is having fun with a virtual choir setting. We’ve already produced item #1 and #2. We are aiming to produce one item per month to see how it progresses. Its not as fun as real choir but its keeping us singing the only way we are allowed! We’re preparing an item for this weeks service If you want to take part contact Alan at email@example.com
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 streets this week are Noble Road, Warnock Crescent, Sandy Park and Thorn Road. 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 think we could be doing, organising or focusing on, please tell us!
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT Fairtrade fortnight runs from 22nd February – 7th March
As the church buildings are currently closed, due to COVID-19, we haven’t been able to support Fairtrade this year, but you might like to host something like a fairtrade breakfast at home to support the work of Fairtrade
Many of our local shops all have Fairtrade good you might like to buy : from bananas and cereal to tea and coffee. If you’re looking for something for a little later in the day they also have Fairtrade chocolate and Fairtrade wine – and Fairtrade flowers too