Invitation to worship

Worship is for everyone who longs for God – believers and seekers. Worship is about honouring and praising our Lord and Saviour. It is a time when we gather together to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit, and express our joy and gratitude. The power of God’s word touches those who are hurting and awakens hope for the hopeless. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary worship, we invite you to celebrate the good news in Jesus Christ!

Sunday morning worship every week at 11am. You’re always welcome.

You will find a warm and friendly welcome here at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland. We invite you to join us in a celebration of worship, christian fellowship, study and service. When you become a part of our exciting journey of faith, you will be encouraged, challenged and rewarded with renewed spirituality.

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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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Summer news (2) from Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland

Our summer services with Bellshill Central Parish Church, St Andrews UF Church and The West Church take place during the month of July. All the services start at 11am and are followed by refreshments. The service on Sunday 14 July is at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, and will be conducted by Revd Kevin de Beer. There is a joint churches choir at Central Parish Church at 10am sharp. Next week we worship together at St Andrew’s Church at he Cross (Sunday 21st July).

During the joint services, please note that Revd de Beer is available for any pastoral needs by contacting the manse on 01698 841176 or emailing kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM CENTRAL CHURCH?

We are a congregation of folks of all ages. We live our faith by our actions. You’ll see that we are a warm and welcoming church, and you’ll find information about our activities and some of the services we offer via our website. However, as the Church community for Central Bellshill we want to know what do you want from us? What other services or activities can we help host, organise or promote? Do you want more activities during the day, in the evening, or at the weekend? Should it be geared towards young folk, older folk or families? You tell us how we can be Central to YOU!

Our new summer walking group – Heart and Sole walking group – continues each week. We have now met twice and numbers attending are very encouraging. We have an enjoyable jaunt around Bellshill/Mossend and finish with tea and coffee afterwards. We next meet on 16th July at 7.00pm. Remember, wear suitable shoes and clothing – it might rain! Bring a bottle of water, and make sure you’ve brought some contact details (for that just in case moment! )

Our parish prayer system is in full operation during the summer period. Our dedicated prayer page on our church website will gather the information needed for to add someone, or a situation, to our parish prayers. https://bellshillcentral.church/prayer-requests/

Throughout the summer our church and halls are suitable, and available most days, for conferences, meetings, dance classes or parties. The church is equipped with large screens and hall has portable facilities. Check out the church website for some pictures of the facilities. We have competitive hourly rates, which can’t be beaten for a town centre location. Contact us via Facebook, Twitter or email: bellshillcentral@gmail.com

For those that can’t manage along in person to church remember that we have our YouTube channel with recordings of our recent church services. Our joint service on 14th July will, as all of the Bellshill Central services, be live streamed. Just visit our website for the live link.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break. May God’s Blessings be with you. Normal Sunday services return to the churches in Bellshill on Sunday 4th August. A warm and heartfelt invitation is extended to all to come to Bellshill’s Town Centre FAMILY Church to join us where we can journey together in our relationship with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

  • Sunday 4th August – normal services resume at Bellshill Central at 11am. Refreshments served after the church.
  • Sunday 11th August – articles and news items to Lawson Kyle for the September issue of the Church Magazine. Please pass to Lawson or send to the Church email address – bellshillcentral@gmail.com
  • Sunday 18th August – our Annual Sponsored Walk/Run around and through the Parish. Sponsor forms are available from Alan Mathew, or by downloading from the church website http://www.bellshillcentral.church/sponsored-walk

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