Bellshill Central Church News

Sunday worship on 18th September will be led by our minister the Revd Kevin de Beer at 11am in the Church at 346 Main Street. 

The service will be live streamed for those not able to worship in person. 

Our Sunday School meets at 10.45am in the hall. They join us for the first bit of the service then continue their fun in the hall. 

A book of condolence will be available after worship on 18th September following the death of HM The Queen.  It is located in the Church just outside the vestry. 

We will live stream the State Funeral of HM The Queen at the church so those wishing to see this sad but historic event can do so together with other members of the community, friends and family. The Church will be open from 10am and afterwards, allowing more people to sign the Book of Condolence.  

People have been leaving flowers and messages at the church entrance, and this visible tribute us testimony to how respected and loved HM The Queen was. Please add more if you wish. 

The church will be open between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 15th September to allow people to sign the Book of Condolence.  

Please note that some meetings during the National Period of Mourning may be cancelled at short notice, please check with group leaders of any changes. 

Looking ahead: Carpet bowls resume on 21st September at 2pm in the hall.  

Church Choir resumes 21st September at 7.30pm in the hall. 

Rainbows, Guides and Brownies meet each week and if you want your daughter to come along please register on the Guiding website. 

Tuesday walkers will meet on 20th September at 7pm. Please email hello@bellshillcentral.church if you are coming so we can let you know where we’re beginning from! We walk for around an hour then enjoy a cuppa and a chat. 

Monday prayer group will not meet on 19th Sept due to the State funeral, but will reconvene via Zoom the following week. 

Kirk Session and Congregational board will meet on Tuesday 27th Sept at 7.30pm. This is an important meeting, a full attendance is requested. 

The 100th episode of the Organist entertains will be produced during September. We have a special message from the current Moderator of the Church of Scotland and will include some music as a memorial to people who have meet us. If you want to be included email Organist@bellshillcentral.church 

Bellshill Central Parish Church is here for you. We are your church of Scotland presence in the town centre, Orbiston and Mossend areas. 

Our minister Revd Kevin de Beer would be extremely pleased to hear from you if you are needing any support. 

Join our Church Choir…

We are looking for singers to join our church choir!

Have you missed singing regularly in a group?

New to Bellshill?

Looking for a choir to join?

Music is central to the life of Bellshill Central Church, inspiring us and enriching our worship.

We are fortunate to have a wonderful acoustic in our building and a great musical tradition.

We have an enthusiastic choir for all voice parts.

Our repertoire ranges from the traditional to more modern items of music.

The choir sings at the 11am Sunday church service. We also sing at the occasional special service or wedding.

The choir sing introits and anthems as well as leading the congregation in hymn singing. We rehearse once a week in the church on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

We are a friendly group and new members will be warmly welcomed. If you are interested in joining, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch

The new choir session is scheduled to start on Wednesday 14 September.

Weekly Church News

Due to holidays there was no Motherwell Times & Bellshill Speaker news this week, so please see below this week’s church family news.

Sunday worship this weekend (Sunday 31st) is a joint service with Bellshill Central and Bellshill West Churches beginning at 11am at Bellshill West Church.

Live stream will be via Bellshill West Parish Church facebook page.

Rev Kevin leads the joint service, and hospitality is offered in the West church hall afterwards.

Things happening in the week from Central Church are:

  1. Monday evening prayer group has resumed via Zoom on Monday’s. Remember you can get in touch with Kevin anytime if you need prayer. If you want the zoom codes to join please email hello@bellshillcentral.church
  2. Tuesday our Walking Group “Heart and Sole” meets at the church for some time together walking and talking. Tea is available at the end. Bring comfortable walking footwear and a jacket in case of some rain! We meet at 7pm.
  3. If you are interested in learning some new worship songs please get in touch and we will arrange some singing sessions over the summer.  Singing is good for you! It releases all sorts of good feelings and endorphins.  It’s good for your breathing and a good way to meet new people. Contact organist@bellshillcentral.church if you’re interested.
  4. Grant and Sharon Malone along with Grant’s sister and a few others are doing the Ring of Steall on Saturday (today). It’s in memory for their mum and doing it for st Andrews hospice. This is a link to the just giving page Lynsey has done, and Sharon also has a sponsor form. If you can support them please use the link or contact Sharon for the sponsor form. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SteallTeam

Sunday 7th August regular weekly worship resumes at Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our services are at 11am and streamed live via facebook if you can’t come in person.

Our theme for Sunday 7th August 2022 is What does it mean to be created in the image of God? Our Reading is Genesis 1:26-31 and read by Cathie Bryden. The additional reading, within wthe message, is Psalm 8.

Our hymns include Be still, Speak O Lord and For the fruits of all creation.

Tea and coffee are served after the service on Sunday 7th August when we are back at Central Church.

Episode 100 of the organist Entertains is fast approaching. Please let Alan know of any special requests for this milestone event. If you’d like to send in a video saying hello, or what these 100 episodes have meant to you that would be great.

Sunday 14th August will be a minj songs of praise service service led by members of Bellshill Central Parish Church, since Rev Kevin is leading worship at Wishaw St Mark’s where he is interim moderator. Our main reading that week comes from Acts chapter 3.

Advance notice, Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 11th September in church and live streamed. We will include a time of remembering for 9/11. There will be a retiring offering also. More details on the beneficiary next week.

Grateful thanks to our willing group of property folks, particularly Drew ane Jane Aitken and Robert and Chemaine Jarvie, for the upgrading of the church vesty. This will make the space more usable and organised space.

Catch up with worship via Facebook or YouTube. Worship with us 24/7 you’re welcome in our midst. 

You can also catch up with our Organist entertains series via YouTube. If you’d like something included contact organist@bellshillcentral.church 

If you need to speak with Rev de Beer you can contact him via the Manse 01698 841176 or email kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk

Bellshill Central is your Town Centre Church with a warm and welcoming Church Family waiting to say hello. Our Sunday School meets during morning worship so we look forward to welcoming families along to our time of worship

Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre Donations – The box will remain in the vestibule each week if you want to drop off non-perishable food stuffs for the Neighbourhood Centre.

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