Weekly news from Central…..

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.

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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.

This coming Sunday, 26th May 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s theme is “Esther saves the Jews”. The bible readings are Esther 4:6-17 and Ephesians 1:3-14, our hymns Jesus name above all names, Give thanks, Amazing Grace My chains fell off, and Fight the Good Fight.


GIVE YOUR KIDS A GOOD START! OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS EACH SUNDAY MORNING. CHILDREN FROM P1 TO S6 ARE WELCOME TO COME ALONG TO CHURCH, AND EITHER GATHERS IN THE FRONT PEWS OR IN THE HALL. YOU’RE GUARANTEED A WARM WELCOME, PERHAPS SOME HOT CHOCOLATE AND FUN ACTIVITIES.

All welcome. #comeasyouare ** 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.

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Some June dates at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland……. it is going to be a busy month!

  • June 9th is our summer communion service but is also Pentecost when we celebrate the gift of the Holy spirit. This means that our annual Wear Red to Church Sunday is back. Wear something red to church to signify the flames of the Holy spirit.
  • Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm is the Guild Summer Rally at Bellshill Central. All welcome – not just Guild folks!
  • Sunday 16 June at 11am there is a Baptism and at 2.30pm we host a service for the Orange Order. Again all welcome to come along and attend.
  • Sunday 23 June is young church service followed by the BBQ.

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Our regular activities continue in the church and halls throughout the week.

  • Rainbows on Tuesday evenings, Brownies and Guides on Thursday evenings, and Wednesday is our busiest day by far with Music Makers three classes in the morning, and the Church bowling club in the evening. https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk
  • Church choir meets on Friday 7.15pm in the Church.
  • Friday night Club are on this week in the Hall in the evening.  All are most welcome.

Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/

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CHURCH WEBSITE

Our church website has had a Spring Makeover! http://www.bellshillcentral.church – Please update your bookmarks and browsers – and have a look at all the activities that take place. Please visit the updates which happen regularly, including News Items, details of our worship services, and the Church tour. There are links to our #YouTube channel, #Facebook and #Twitter pages where even more information and insights can be found. Nip online to look at what’s happening.

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

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.

Weekly news from Central Church….

Our Big Sing on 12 May was in aid of Christian Aid. We enjoyed a really good afternoon or praise on a lovely sunny day. Were you there? If not, you missed an excellent afternoon. We had visitors from Christian Aid Scotland branch taking pictures and videos, as we will feature as part of a Scotland wide campaign for what went on during Christian Aid Week 2019. Over £350.00 was raised on the day which will support Christian Aid projects, this year Sierra Leone. Visit our church website and go to Catch up and you can take part online via YouTube.

Come along to Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland this Sunday morning at 11am where you will find a really warm welcome awaiting you. This Sunday we think about Solomon asks God for wisdom. Our bible readings are 2 Chronicles 1:7-17 and James 3:13-18. Hymns include There is a longing in our hearts, All my hope on God is founded, and Spirit of Holiness. The choir sing our last anthem from Stainers Crucifixion “Cross of Jesus”

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Please join us online via live stream channel each Sunday morning – just click here

A massive thank you to everyone who has supported our recent fundraising events. The clothes show organised by Anne guy, the Cabaret night organised by Ian Gibb and the Race Night organised by Susan mcgleish and her team. A tremendous show of support and generosity has been shown for which we are truly thankful.

This week is Christian Aid week and we wouldurge you to pay a visit to the Christian Aid website and if you are able to donate an amount to their work in Sierra Leone supporting pregnancy and mum’s. #CAWeek2019 #standup4mums

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Some June dates at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland……. it is going to be a busy month!

  • June 9th is our summer communion service but is also Pentecost when we celebrate the gift of the Holy spirit. This means that our annual Wear Red to Church Sunday is back. Wear something red to church to signify the flames of the Holy spirit.
  • Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm is the Guild Summer Rally at Bellshill Central. All welcome – not just Guild folks!
  • Sunday 16 June at 11am there is a Baptism and at 2.30pm we host a service for the Orange Order. Again all welcome to come along and attend.
  • Sunday 23 June is young church service followed by the BBQ.

Our regular activities continue in the church and halls throughout the week. Rainbows on Tuesday evenings, Brownies and Guides on Thursday evenings, and Wednesday is our busiest day by far with Music Makers three classes in the morning, and the Church bowling club in the evening. Church choir meets on Friday 7.15pm in the hall.
Please check our regular activities page for links and more info. https://bellshillcentral.church/regular-activities/

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Weekly news review…..

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 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.

This coming Sunday, 12th May 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s theme is “David & Bathsheba”. This proves to be an interesting service as Bathsheba’s relatively short story is packed with scandal and intrigue. The bible readings are 2 Samuel 11:1-11 and James 1:2-18, our hymns include Take this moment sign and space, Just as I am and Lord Jesus think on me. We have a beautiful solo from Susan, come along to hear it.

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Give your kids a good start! Our Sunday school meets each Sunday morning. Children from P1 to S6 are welcome to come along to church, and either gathers in the front pews or in the hall. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, perhaps some hot chocolate and fun activities.

All welcome. #comeasyouare ** 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.

In the afternoon of Sunday 12 May at 3.00pm we host Bellshill’s Big Sing in aid of Christian Aid. The Big Sing will feature hymns old and new, with some bible readings and a talk about singing and praising God. Tea and coffee are served afterwards in the hall. All the words will appear on the Big Screens so no need to bring along your hymn books this time. More information about who we are supporting can be seen in this short Christian Aid video.

ORGANISATION INFORMATION

  1. Wednesday at 7.00pm the church bowls club meets. Experienced player or not, you would be welcome to come along.
  2. Wednesday mornings the Music Makers and Shakers Classes continue at 10.00am and 11.00am. Please check out their own website for more details. They meet each week in our Church Hall. https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk/info/659
  3. Thursdays – the Brownies and Guides meet. The Brownies meet at 6.15pm an the Guides meet at 7.45pm. All existing girls are welcomed back. Any new girls need to register via the website.
  4. The Friday night club meets this Friday at 7.30pm. They meet fortnightly in the church hall, and have activities for ALL AGES and interests. Crafting, table games, table tennis, toys for the youngsters, Wi-Fi enabled hall. Copious amounts of tea/coffee and goodies! A warm welcome to all.
  5. The next choir meeting is Friday 10th of May at 7.15pm. in the Church. Choir members should bring their music for Stainer’s Crucifixion
  6. Rainbows continue on Tuesdays at 6.00pm in the church hall. All existing girls are welcomed back. Any new girls need to register via the website.
  7. Board and Session meet on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm.

CHURCH WEBSITE

Our church website has had a Spring Makeover! http://www.bellshillcentral.church – Please update your bookmarks and browsers – and have a look at all the activities that take place. Please visit the updates which happen regularly, including News Items, details of our worship services, and the Church tour. There are links to our #YouTube channel, #Facebook and #Twitter pages where even more information and insights can be found. Nip online to look at what’s happening.

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

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.

Christian Aid Week 12 – 18 May 2019

Christian Aid Week: ‘All mums should live’

Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a clinic which has no electricity and only two delivery beds.

Jebbeh is heavily pregnant but as her baby grows, it’s not joy that fills her heart, but fear. When Jebbeh’s sister Fatmata went in to labour, there were so few ambulances that Fatmata had no choice but to walk for three hours under the baking sun, to the nearest hospital. The journey was long and with every step Fatmata struggled to keep walking.

Jebbeh told us: ‘My sister was crying out with hunger. She died on the side of the road. She never gave birth.’

This Christian Aid Week, together, we can make childbirth safe for mums and babies. Through our gifts and prayers, we can help give the world’s poorest mums a chance to live.

Stand with mums

This Christian Aid Week, 12-18 May, our church is hosting Bellshill’s Big Sing on 12th May at 3.00pm you can support the work of Christian Aid by coming along.

Will you be a partner for change? If our church raised £300, it could help provide a new delivery bed so more mums like Jebbeh can deliver their babies safely.

Weekly News from Central Church……

 

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 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.

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This coming Sunday, 5th May 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s theme is “David slays Goliath”.  The bible readings are 1 Samuel 17:38-50 and Mark 8:1-13, our hymns include Jubilate, Lord I lift your Name on high, The Lord’s my Shepherd (Townends version) and Who would true valour see.  Our choir sings the beautiful “Jesus the Crucified” from Stainer’s Crucifixion.

Give your kids a good start! Our Sunday school meets each Sunday morning. Children from P1 to S6 are welcome to come along to church, and either gathers in the front pews or in the hall. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, perhaps some hot chocolate and fun activities.

Tea and Coffee are served after the service on 5th May so please do come through to the hall for friendship and fellowship.

All welcome. #comeasyouare ** 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.

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On Saturday 4th May at the Imperial Club there’s a Cabaret Night taking place in aid of funds organised to help raise some funds towards the church window replacement, which took place earlier in March. Tickets are £5.00 and available at Church or by seeing Ian Gibb.

ORGANISATION INFORMATION

  1. Wednesday at 7.00pm the church bowls club meets. Experienced player or not, you would be welcome to come along.
  2. Wednesday mornings the Music Makers and Shakers Classes continue at 10.00am and 11.00am. Please check out their own website for more details. They meet each week in our Church Hall. https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk/info/659
  3. Thursdays – the Brownies and Guides meet. The Brownies meet at 6.15pm an the Guides meet at 7.45pm. All existing girls are welcomed back. Any new girls need to register via the website.
  4. The Friday night club meets next Friday at 7.30pm. They meet fortnightly in the church hall, and have activities for ALL AGES and interests. Crafting, table games, table tennis, toys for the youngsters, Wi-Fi enabled hall. Copious amounts of tea/coffee and goodies! A warm welcome to all.
  5. The next choir meeting is Friday 5th of May at 7.15pm. in the Church.  Choir members should bring their music for Stainer’s Crucifixion
  6. Rainbows continue on Tuesdays at 6.00pm in the church hall. All existing girls are welcomed back. Any new girls need to register via the website.

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  1. Monday 6th May at 7.30pm in the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre – Anne Guy hosts her very popular Clother’s Show. Tickets available from church on Sundays. Or contact us via Facebook or our website.
  2. Saturday 11th May at 7.00pm we have a fund raising Race Night in the Bellshill Masonic Hall, helping raise funds for our Church Window replacement which took place in March. Tickets are £5.00 please come along.
  3. Sunday 12th May at 3pm – Start of Christian Aid week with a BIG SING for all – held at Bellshill Central Parish Church – raising funds for CHRISTIAN AID

CHURCH WEBSITE

Our church website has had a Spring Makeover! http://www.bellshillcentral.church – Please update your bookmarks and browsers – and have a look at all the activities that take place. Please visit the updates which happen regularly, including News Items, details of our worship services, and the Church tour. There are links to our #YouTube channel, #Facebook and #Twitter pages where even more information and insights can be found. Nip online to look at what’s happening.

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

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.

Funeral Service for Thomas Downie

Please remember in prayer the family and friends of the late Thomas Downie whose funeral service will take place on Wednesday 1st May at 9.30am within Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland at 346 Main Street,  Bellshill, ML4 1BA.

God of love and mercy, embrace all those whose hearts today overflow with grief, unanswered questions and such a sense of loss. Grant them space to express their tears. Hold them close through the coming days.



Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” I am mourning; send me Your comfort now. Wrap around Your arms around me and hold me tight. Send angels of mercy to me. Shower Your comfort on me through those around me, and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort.