COMING SOON – the BIG Hymn Sing!

The Big Sing (Hymns Old & New) takes place on Sunday 27th October at 6.30pm in the Church with organist Alan Mathew, Presenter Hugh Ainsley and the augmented Bellshill Central Choir.  We are raising funds for Project Gambia: People Feeding People.    We invite everyone to come along and be part of this evening of wonderful singing.   Hymns include: old favourites – I will sing the wondrous story, O for a thousand tongues, And can it be, Who is on the Lord’s side, Guide me o thou great Jehovah and I to the hills will lift mine eyes; and more contemporary songs – Be still, Sing of the Lord’s goodness, See what a morning, The Lord’s my shepherd I’ll not want and In Christ Alone.   

About our Charity – Project Gambia: People Feeding People is a Scottish Charity which functions to support St. John’s School for the Deaf in Serrekunda, in the West African state of The Gambia. They now also support St. Patrick’s Lower Basic School and St. Joseph’s Nursery School in The Gambia. The Gambia is one of Africa’s poorest countries, ranking 173rd out of 188 countries in the U.N. Development Programme’s 2016 Statistics for Human Development.

One of the songs we will sing…. a wonderful new song
Another great Hymn of the Church in the 21st Century. A firm favourite here at Bellshill Central

What’s on at Central Church, 28th February 2018

If you’re looking for a church that this Central to Christ, Central to you and Central to Bellshill then look no further! Here you will find a church and a people with a real heart and soul for worship, who enjoy fellowship and socialising throughout the week. We’re on a journey together, come and join us.

 

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This coming Sunday’s service, Sunday 4th March 2018, is at 11.00am when our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, leads us in morning worship for All Ages.   This is the first Sunday of the Month so we have our regular refreshments after the service in the hall.  Please do stay behind for tea/coffee and biscuits.   The theme for this week is Aggression – and also the 3rd Sunday in Lent

Our hymns this week include Sing for God’s Glory, Give thanks with a Grateful Heart & The Heart of Worship.   Our bible readings are Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 (Call to worship), 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 & John 2:13-22.  Crèche facilities are available every Sunday for the youngest of Children. We would be delighted to welcome you. Let us build a house where all can dwell – All are welcome in this place!

48DC625C-DB4E-4503-AEDA-996CFF47F08B-COLLAGEA huge thanks to everyone who supported the Lanarkshire Organists/Bellshill Central and Dalziel St Andrew’s songs of praise in Sunday 25th February.  The service was held at Dalziel St Andrew’s Church – and thanks to Rev’s Derek Hughes and Kevin de Beer, and organists Eric Geddes and Alan Mathew.   Over five hundred pounds was raised for St Andrew’s Hospice on the night – well done everyone. 

Saturday 10th March at 2.30pm our Church hosts a concert organised by Lanarkshire Organists.  It is a choral concert with Schola Benedicti.   The choir are really quite accomplished.   They sang in the Vatican last year for His Holiness The Pope.   Tickets are £5, available from the Church, or simply pay at the door.

img_0154Next week we celebrate communion (Sunday 11th March) at 11.00am. All are indeed welcome.    

During this service we will present long service certificates to members of the Kirk Session and Young People’s team.   This is a major occasion for the people who have service this and other churches over the past decades.

Our elders receiving certificates have 260 years service between them!  Young Church leaders have 120 years between them.  That’s 380 years service in one day to celebrate!

Our organisations meet this week on the following days and time – a warm welcome awaits you:

  • Wednesday at 10am Movers and Shakers, 1pm Probus CLub and 7pm Carpet Bowls.
  • Thursday at 6pm the Brownies and 7.45pm the Guides
  • Friday at 7.30pm Church Choir in Church Hall
  • Saturday at 10am Crazy toes dance school
  • Sunday at 11am Young Church and our fabulous Crèche, with Sunday worship for All Ages
  • Monday at 1.30pm the church guild meet and  remember this group is open to both men and women – all welcome.   Peggy Walker will offer our weekly devotions.
  • Tuesday at 6pm Rainbows
  • Other dates are on our Diary Dates page on the website. Please go online to check.

Some advance dates:

  • Tuesday 13th March 7.30pm Board and Session meetings in the Church Hall.
  • Sunday 18th March straight after morning worship – our annual stated meeting.  All members of Bellshill Central are urged to stay behind to hear our annual report and accounts for 2017, to give thanks for our achievements and plans for 2018.
  • Sunday 25th March straight after the morning service – our annual Hot Cross Bun event in the Church halls.  We have the usual selection of Hot Cross Buns, lashings of luscious butter and plenteous supply of tea and coffee.
  • Sunday 1st April – Easter Sunday – check back for more info on Easter Day services and holy week joint worship with all Bellshill Churches being involved.

PRAYER & COMMUNITY
Please visit our new Prayer page on our website- 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

WORD ON WEDNESDAY
Our minister, Revd Kevin December Beer, continues in his weekly “Word on Wednesday” via his own YouTube Channel.   These are shared via our Facebook page, but the best way to keep in touch is to subscribe to Kevin’s channel.  These short 5-10 minute videos focus on a  reflection, bible passage and prayer. Kevin launched his “First Steps” book. Please look this up on Amazon, or contact Kevin for a copy as we hope to spread the Gospel message that little bit further in Bellshill and Mossend.

COMMUNITY HALLS AVAILABLE FOR USE
Our hall and facilities are available at other times during the week and are available to be hired for one-off occasions or longer term lets. Please get in touch with us if you need a space to hire. We have now installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls.

CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Our website, Facebook and our YouTube channel are updated weekly. Links are available on the links section of this site. 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. These are usually streamed via YouTube, and links are available from our Facebook and website

Sunday 17th December at 11.00am

A Service of Lessons and Carols, led by our Church Choir and Readers

 

A warm invitation is extended to all to participate in our annual service of lessons and carols where we re-tell the prophecy, promise and story of the birth of the Christ Child, who was born for our salvation.

The service commences at 11.00am

Please download the order of service by clicking the picture below

Choir 2017 OoS

New Church CD: Sounds from Central 

Bellshill Central Parish Church is pleased to announce that our church CD, featuring what is arguably one of Lanarkshire’s finest pipe organs, is now on sale. 

SOUNDS FROM CENTRAL 

The CD has the following items of music:

This would make a great Christmas gift for anyone connected with Bellshill Central Parish Church, anyone with a love of church music, organ music or a gift of something that little bit different. 

The CDs are only  £5 each a real bargain –  for an original and collectable collection of Advent, Christmas and General music. 

They are on sale each Sunday before or after worship, available on Sunday 17th December after the Candlelit Carols at 6.30pm and finally after our Christmas Eve family service at 7.00pm.    If you wish to reserve a copy, would like to order one for postal delivery or ask any questions please do get in touch – either through the contact button above or via our Facebook page.

Many Thanks,

Alan Mathew
Organist

Weekly news round up!

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Sunday worship takes place at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, on Sunday 19th March 2017 at our normal time of 10.45am, when our Minister Rev’d Kevin de Beer will conduct worship and our Young Church and children’s activities will be available.    Our bible readings are from 1 Corinthians 7:1-7, 25-31 and 1 Corinthians 14:26-35, and our sung praise includes All things bright and beautiful, O perfect love and This is the day!. The theme is “Paul’s teaching on sexuality”. Visitors are always welcome to come along.

Our Stated Annual Meeting, as the congregation of Bellshill Central Parish Church, takes place on Sunday 19th immediately following the Morning Service.   All are welcome to this annual meeting where we look back, give thanks for the year ended and look forward with anticipation to new possibilities in 2017.  We also go over the accounts for 2016.

Lent – Prayer in Lent – #prayerinlent – our Minister is leading prayerlentthe Community in prayer and reflection throughout the season of Lent, please check out facebook – look at our page or look up the hashtag #prayerinlent to catch all the activity.  This is our second online initiative with our minister, we hope that the daily updates will reach out to everyone.

63a127d07e7e5d94994501d03a9e158b_empty-tomb-clip-art-easter-sunday-christian-clipart_637-341We are starting to prepare for our Easter Passion Play taking place on Easter Sunday.   It will once again involve all ages and anyone is welcome to take part.  We need people to play our roles, be part of a crowd, and to join our Jerusalem Singers!  Contact us at the church if you want to take part.   Easter Sunday is one of our major services to which we welcome anyone from our town to take part in the day we celebrate the Lord Jesus raising to life.

Looking towards the Summer months we are proposing to pilot a weekly end of say service (Sundown Services) in our Church to which all are warmly welcomed to attend.  The services may take place mid-week on Wednesday’s around 7.30pm/8.00pm and last around 40minutes.  Being led by different people/ministers and leaders means that these Sundown services will offer a theme, a song and a mood to suit everyone.  Tea/Coffee and refreshments would be served either before or after.  We think that this quieter time of the year calls for a way of coming together as a community to share stories, faith journey’s and time of fellowship together.  If you would be keen to see this pilot take place please let us know.  Either through our facebook page or via the contact button on our website’s home page. 

We are a warm and welcoming church at the heart of our town — Central Church is Central to Bellshill, Central to Christ and Central to YOU!

We are a Parish Church, and are here for you in times of joy and sadness.  Our minister, Rev Kevin de Beer, is available to the local community to offer spiritual support or to simply offer prayer.  Each week in our Sunday Service we offer prayers for those needing remembered.  If you would like to add names to our prayers, or require the services of your local Parish Church please get in touch – contact details are available on our website and our church notice board.

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Our organisations give a warm invitation, and you are warmly welcomed to come and join in:

 

  1. The Church Guild is open to both men and women.  Saturday 18th March sees our next Resource day being held in Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church, Motherwell.   Our next regular meeting takes place on Monday 13th March at 1.30pm.  Devotions and thanks will be given by Sheena and Reena.  The members of the guild thoroughly enjoyed on Tuesday 14th our trip to New Kilpatrick in Bearsden to visit our guild partners.   It is always nice to be guests in other guilds, sharing stories, fellowship and extending the welcome from our own church and guild.
  2. The Church Choir returns to a Friday Practice this week on Thursday 17th March at 7.30pm, in the church hall. We are a friendly bunch of folks who have fun and sing together. Tea time is always a highlight.  We are always looking for new members.   We’ve a few new Anthems and Worship Songs up our sleeves that we’re putting finishing touches to, and working towards music for Easter Sunday.
  3. Our Brownie Pack meets on Thursdays at 6.15pm, and all girls aged 7-10 years are welcome to come along. The Brownie Adventure is about trying new things that teach girls about themselves, their community and their world. The Brownie programme deserves to be called an Adventure. The name reflects the world of new opportunities, challenges and fun that girls become part of when they join.
  4. Our Rainbows meet on Tuesday nights at 7pm for all girls aged 5-7years. Rainbows – it’s all about learning, it’s all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, getting in touch with nature and playing games – it’s all about learning by doing. Rainbows follow a diverse and engaging programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.
  5. The Church Guides continue to meet on Thursday’s from 7.45pm for girls aged 10-14 years. The Guide programme is simply what you’ll do as a Guide – from taking part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings, to special events and trips away. What you do is up to you. You will choose from different badges and awards which will help you learn new skills and try new challenges. You can do some programme independently, and others in small groups of Guides known as Patrols.
  6. The Bellshill Probus club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm in the church hall. This is an open club for all local men. Come along and ask for Mr Conquer who will be only too pleased to welcome you to the group.
  7. Our Church bowling club meets on Wednesdays in the Church hall at 7 pm. This is a group for all abilities. Here you’ll find a group of friendly competitors, who offer a friendly and supportive environment. A weekly treat of tea and cakes are served up in-between ends.
  8. Our Friday Night ALL-AGE Club has returned for 2017 on Friday nights at 7pm in the Church Hall, next meeting on Friday 24th March. This bi-weekly club has activities for all ages, table tennis, crafts, games, and refreshments served. Adults, Children and Families come back time and time again.

 

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Holy Week services are due to start on Wednesday 12th April and will be held in Bellshill Central Parish Church.   These are town services and will be Led by Rev Darren Barlow, Rev Kevin de Beer and members of the Living Waters Church.  Look out for notices outside the church for details of each night.  Please do take this opportunity to share in these joint services preparing for Easter.

Our hall and facilities are available at other times during the week and are available to be hired for one off occasions or longer term lets. Please get in touch with us if you need a space to hire. We have now installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls.

Check out our online activities – our website at www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurch and our YouTube channel. You can find our more information on Sunday Services, Weekly activities and catch up with our services from our uploaded videos.