Christmas Carols from Bellshill Central Parish Church

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As we enter the week leading to Advent Sunday, here are some Christmas Carols to put you in the mood. Half an hour of Christmas Carols, with some pictures of our lovely Church with it’s rich wood, soaring arches and glorious stained glass windows here at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland, Bellshill’s Town Centre Church. Our Church Organist plays our superb pipe organ, a 1930 two manual and pedal Hilsdon organ. https://bellshillcentral.church/about…

The Carols are:

  • Angel Gabriel
  • As with gladness
  • Away in a manger
  • Coventry Carol
  • O Come, all ye faithful
  • O Come, O Come, Emanuel
  • Of the Father’s love begotten
  • Lord you were rich
  • Still the night
  • The First Nowell
  • While humble shepherds

Central Church, weekly news round-up

Sunday worship continues at 11am each Sunday morning at 346 Main Street – Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our church is Central to Christ, Central to Bellshill and Central to YOU! For 143 years we have shouted out the Good News of Jesus Christ and of His love for one and all. We offer a warm and generous welcome to all, on Sundays or throughout the week at any of our week day activities and groups. Our minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, loves being in our Faith Family and reaching outwards into the communities of Bellshill Town Centre, Mossend and Orbiston. As the Church of Scotland Parish for Central Bellshill, including the Town Centre, we want to you be part of what is a wonderful community of fellowship and faith. Please simply #comeasyouare!  

This Sunday morning, 17th November, join us at 11.00am (our usual time) at the church at 346 Main Street right at the Centre of our town.  Our minister, Rev’d Kevin leads us in worship.  Our theme is All things work out in the end and readings are Amos 9:11-15 and Revelation 22:1-11, read by a church member.    Songs include the modern version of Be thou my vision, Shine Jesus Shine, and Praise to the Lord the Almighty.  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. 

On duty this Sunday and looking forward to welcoming you are: C Bryden, C Jarvie, J Hargrave, S Cook, J Cook and J Mackie.

There is the usual barrel in place at the front doors of the Church for the next few weeks for donations towards our Christmas Teas. We’re looking for gifts for the tombola, and boxes of treat items for Santa, such as selection boxes, chocolate boxes, sweets, biscuits etc.  Tickets on sale soon, speak to Jane Aitken in the first instance if you need more information. THANKS IN ADVANCE

WE LIT UP RED FOR OUR PART IN POPPY SCOTLAND’S REMEMBRANCE CAMPAIGN.  FROM FRIDAY 8TH TO MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – CHECK OUT THEIR INTERACTIVE MAP TO LOOK FOR US. #LightUpRed 

Yesterday, we were gathered together for Remembrance at the Cenotaph and at the Church. Thanks go to Mr Tom Taylor for organising the Cenotaph service and for handling the arrangements at the church making sure the youth organisations were able to take part with dignity and respect.  He was responsible for the scattering of poppies from the gallery of the church during the 2 minutes silence, making a very moving gesture.  #wewillrememberthem #LightUpRed. Our minister led a very moving service, preaching on the theme Faith without works is dead. We were very pleased to have with us visitors from our local community, along with representatives from 1st Bellshill & Mossend Scouts, the Army Cadets – 4 PIatoon Scots Guards (Bellshill), and our own Guiding units.

THIS WEEK @ CENTRAL

  • Tuesday Rainbows 6pm
  • Wednesday Music Makers (all morning); Bowls 7pm
  • Thursday Brownies 6pm; Guides 7.45pm
  • Friday Choir 7.15pm and Friday Club 7.30pm
  • Sunday 11.00am Morning service
  • Monday Guild 1.30pm have a Scottish Quiz planned. Get your thinking caps on! Men and women are both equally welcome. 

AS THE CHURCH FOR THE TOWN CENTRE HERE IN BELLSHILL, OUR OUTREACH THIS NOVEMBER INCLUDES OUR COMMUNITY CHRISTINGLE SERVICE. 

The CHRISTINGLE SERVICE takes place on Saturday 30th November at 12noon and is for all ages, particularly families. At the start of Advent we discover the Christingle and its meaning of the light of Christ that we can take with us throughout December towards CHRISTmas day.   Please look at our eventbright link on the website and register your families’ attendance so we have enough oranges, candles etc prepared for to make your Christingle.  THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. 

CHRISTMAS DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • Saturday 30th November 1pm to 3pm Christmas Teas and celebrations.  Including some fun Carol singing and a visit from Santa Claus.  Tickets available soon.
  • Sunday 8th December – Communion Service, with a retiring offering for Stroke Support Group.
  • Sunday 15th December – 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight
  • Sunday 22nd December – 11am Choir Service with Music and Carols
  • Tuesday 24th December – 7pm Christmas Eve Family Service

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. Our Church Hall is equally suited to dance classes, coffee mornings or birthday parties. We have a spacious and functional kitchen with ample room to prepare food etc. 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. 

Clothes Show on Monday last week was a great success.  Anne Guy thanks all the helpers, and those attending for making it a success.  Cheese & Wine last Saturday was also a great success.  Jane and the team did a fantastic job.  Between these two events around £1,000 was raised for the church. Both were great community and social nights.

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Sunday 10th November 2019 at 11.30am

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit (Bible is placed in pulpit) We shall not forget…(Sheet)
Call to worship
Hymn CH4 161 O God our help in ages past (colours are presented)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with the children    
Hymn CH4 175 Praise, I will praise you God
Offering 
Anthem – Make me a blessing in every age (Sheet)
Reading/s Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and James 2:8-17
Hymn  CH4 712 What shall we pray?
Sermon Faith without works is dead
Hymn CH4 528 Make me a channel of your peace
Prayers of intercession
Hymn The Church of Christ in every age (screen) (colours returned)

Act of Remembrance
Invitation to remain standing
Last Post – Flags lowered
2 Minutes silence – poppies scattered
Reveille – Flags raised
Laying of the wreaths with They shall grow not old………
CHOIR – final verse of We shall not forget

Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
God save the Queen (Flags lowered)

Weekly news catch up

Sunday worship continues at 11am each Sunday morning at 346 Main Street – Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our church is Central to Christ, Central to Bellshill and Central to YOU! For 143 years we have shouted out the Good News of Jesus Christ and of His love for one and all. We offer a warm and generous welcome to all, on Sundays or throughout the week at any of our week day activities and groups. Our minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, loves being in our Faith Family and reaching outwards into the communities of Bellshill Town Centre, Mossend and Orbiston. As the Church of Scotland Parish for Central Bellshill, including the Town Centre, we want to you be part of what is a wonderful community of fellowship and faith. Please simply #comeasyouare! 


This Sunday morning, 3rd November at 11am our minister Rev’d Kevin preaches on “The Virgin Birth of Christ” with readings from Isaiah 7:7-17 and Matthew 1:18-25.  The hymns include Come sing the praise of Jesus (t. Battle Hymn), He walked where I walk, Jesus name above all names, Lord I lift your name on high, To the name of our Salvation and Crown him with many crowns. 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. 


AFTER THE SERVICE TEA AND COFFEE ARE SERVED AND EVERYONE IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO STAY BEHIND. 


Heart and Sole walking group meets this Sunday leaving at 1pm, please make sure you bring your walking footwear, and waterproof jacket.   We may look to tackle Strathclyde Park this time.   This isn’t just a church group.  All members of the community are welcome. #getactive #keephealthy #walking 


Saturday 2nd November we are pleased to be hosting the wedding of Megan and John.  At 6pm until 9pm we hold our ever popular CHEESE AND WINE EVENING in the Church hall.  Entry by £5 tickets and Christmas and Seasonal stalls are also available.   Pick up that early Christmas stocking filler or gift. 

As the church for the Town Centre, our outreach this November includes a Time to Remember Service and Community Christingle Service. 



The Time to Remember Service takes place on Sunday 3rd November at 6.30pm in the Church at 346 Main Street. Time to Remember Service is a new service for us here at Central. It aims to offer a quiet, contemplative space and environment for those who may be recently bereaved or needing time to pray for a particularly difficult situation. Please invite anyone you feel might benefit. An opportunity to come and remember your loved ones who have died, hear their names read out and to light a candle. Remember a time or difficult situation. If you would like to attend and wish a loved one’s name read out please email us on bellshillcentral@gmail.com or phone 01698 841176. You are simply welcome to come along and listen, if that will help you through a difficult time. 


CHRISTINGLE SERVICE on Saturday 30th November at 12noon, is for all ages, particularly families. At the start of Advent we discover the Christingle and its meaning of the light of Christ that we can take with us throughout December towards CHRISTmas day.   Please look at our eventbright link on the website and register your families attendance so we have enough oranges, candles etc prepared for to make your Christingle.  THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. 


Bellshill Central Parish Church invites the whole community and especially any ex service men and women to come on SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER to the town act of Remembrance at 10.45am at the cenotaph followed by the church service at Central Church beginning at 11.30am.  Youth and Uniformed organisations will take part and the poppies will once again be laid up at the War memorials.   



Our regular activities take place during the week: 


  • Wednesday – Music Makers and Shakers classes all morning; 7.00pm bowls club
  • Thursday – 6.00pm Brownies, 7.45pm Guides 
  • Friday – Choir 7.15pm; 7.30pm Friday Club. 
  • Sunday – 10.45 Choir, 11am Church Service, Sunday school, crèche. 12.15pm tea and coffee, 1pm heart and Sole walking group, 6.30pm Time to Remember service 
  • Monday  – 1.30pm the Guild have a speaker planned, jewellery making with Maureen Jackson. Tea and goodies are always available and men and women are both equally welcome.  There’s no need to be a member to come along. 
  • Tuesday – 6pm Rainbows 

The Bellshill Community Food Bank have ran out of carrier bags which are needed to give out the various food parcels. If you can help out the Food-bank with carrier bags, you can leave any carrier bags at Bellshill Central Parish Church anytime we are open. There is a box in the entrance to the hall, or you can pass to Lawson or Jean Kyle at the Church. You help is greatly appreciated in this important outreach program. 



ADVANCE DATES

  • Monday 4th November 7.30pm Clothes Show at Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre tickets £2 from Anne Guy. 
  • SUNDAY 10th November – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – Town Remembrance at the cenotaph followed by the church service here at Central at 11.30am- all very welcome. 
  • Saturday 30th November 12noon Christingle Service, 1pm Christmas lunch and celebrations, including a visit from the man in the red suit! 
  • Sunday 8th December Communion Service with retiring offering. 


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. Our Church Hall is equally suited to dance classes, coffee mornings or birthday parties. We have a spacious and functional kitchen with ample room to prepare food etc. 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. 


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