Weekly news and announcements – week commencing 20th February

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, 24th February 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s theme is “MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS”. Kevin conducts an act of Adult Dedication as part of our worship.

The bible readings are Exodus 20 vs 1-7 and Matthew 19 vs 16-30. Our hymns include two biblical hymns Gods law is perfect and gives life & I have brought you out of Egypt. Other hymns are Be stilland know that I am God and I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold. Multimedia duty this week by Hugh Ainsley.

Sunday school children 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.

ORGANISATIONS MEET AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES (beginning week commencing Wednesday 20th February)

  • Wednesday at 7.00pm the church bowls club meets. Experienced player or not, you would be welcome to come along.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Church Choir meets for weekly practise on Friday (22nd) at 7.15pm in the Church. We have Easter and Holy week to prepare for, so are starting early! New members welcome. Love of Music and Singing – we’ll supply the rest! **PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WEEKS PRACTISE IS ON WEDNESDAY 27Th FEBRUARY. **
  • The Friday night club meets at 7.30pm (22nd February). 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.
  • Monday afternoon (Monday 25th February) The Church Guild meets — Open to both ladies and gents — at 1.30pm. This week is a speaker from the sailors society, the Rev Becky Haldane ring. Devotions by Helen Clark. Vote of thanks by Peggy Walker.
  • 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

  • Friday 1st March is World Day of Prayer. Services at 3pm at the Salvation army and 7.30pm in Burnhead Church, Uddingston.
  • Sunday 3rd March – Baptism service and tea after church.
  • Sunday 10th March – at 11.00am is our next Communion service. All who love the Lord are invited to share in this simple meal. Retiring offering for Scottish Autism.
  • Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm, the Kirk session and Church board meet for their monthly meetings. Remember these meetings are open to all church members.
  • Saturday 30th March – DAFFODIL TEA – more details to follow!
  • Sunday 14th April straight after church, Palm Sunday with Hot Cross Bun Lunch after the Service. No Charge. A special thank you to all our loyal and generous church members
  • Monday 15th April – 7.00pm Special service at Bellshill Central to start Holy Week, with a combined choir presenting portions of STAINER’S CRUCIFIXION with readers telling the Holy week story. ALL WELCOME.
  • Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday. 9.00am Early Morning Service outdoors in the Church Garden followed by Breakfast in the Church Hall. 11.00am All Age Family Service with Communion.
  • 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 a new address – 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, with his current journey called #21words. 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 of Now, Nowhere or is it Now Here, Named, and Affirmed. Some videos have had nearly 300 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 evening’s, Friday mornings and afternoons, most Saturday’s 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.

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

Coming up: Another Big Sing!

Big SUMMER Sing 2017

Coming up on Sunday 25th June 2017 at 6.30pm we are holding our BIG SUMMER HYMN SING in aid of Toilet Twining (www.toilettwinning.org).

Our Organist, Alan Mathew, will lead some well chosen hymns and songs all with a Summer theme and we will have a speaker from Toilet Twinning and refreshments in the hall afterwards. Entry is free, but an offering donation will be uplifted for Toilet Twinning.

All the words will be projected onto our Big Screen, no need to worry about hymn books or song sheets.

All are indeed welcome!

Sunday 2nd October 2016 @ 7pm

Big Hymn SingThe Big Sing Poster

Rejoice the Lord is King
Colours of Day – Light up the Fire
Salvation belongs to our God
By cool siloam
O God of Bethel
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
In Christ Alone
Tell out my soul
Amazing Grace
At the Name of Jesus
King of Kings, Majesty
Will your anchor hold
Ye servants of God
The day You Gave us

Raising much needed funds for St. Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie.

If you’re a choir singer please come along and form part of our huge BIG SING choir.   Just bring along a copy of CH4 (Church Hymnary 4th Edition) or Hymns of Glory Songs of Praise and you’ll find most of the music there.  

THE NOW FAMOUS BELLSHILL CENTRAL CUPPA WILL BE SERVED IN THE HALL AFTERWARDS.  

Fashion Show

Bellshill Central Parish Church Fashion Show

Friday 20th May 2016 at 7:30pm

within the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre
Busby Road, Bellshill, ML4 2BW

TICKETS PRICED £2.00
Available from Anne Guy at the Church, or contact bellshillcentral@outlook.com to order

Tea and refreshments served after the show.

Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:45am

Preacher: Rev Kevin de Beer

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit
Call to worship:
Hymn 7 All creatures of our God and King
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 242 Hosanna, hosanna…
Offering uplifted by duty team
Offering dedicated by minister, then children leave for ‘young church’
Reading/s (read by a church member) Numbers 22:22-35 and Luke 19:28-44
Hymn 13 All hail the power of Jesus’ name
Sermon
Hymn 455 Make me a captive Lord
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 51 Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Join with us after the service in the Church Hall for a Fundraising and Fellowship event – toasted Hot Cross Buns for Easter.  ALL WELCOME.