Weekly Church News

Here at Bellshill Central, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship, which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place! 

The next Sunday  service  at Bellshill Central Parish Church is on Sunday 30th July led by Rev de Beer at 11am.  This will be the last of our summer joint services with St Andrew’s and West Churches.   This service also includes the sacrament of Communion, celebrated in an informal style.   The bible readings are taken from Deuteronomy 24:10-22 and Mathew 20: 1-16.   Our hymns include “Christ Triumphant, ever reigning”, “Tell me the stories of Jesus” and “I want to serve the purpose of God in my generation” A joint choir practice will take place at 10am within the Church hall for anyone taking part.   Activities for Children and Young Adults activities will be available during the service.  Tea and coffee are served after the service.   We  would be delighted to welcome you in the LORD’s name. If you are a visitor to our church, do make yourself known to one of the welcome team.  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 Live Stream our Sunday Services via our YouTube Channel – please join our online congregation from 11am if you are not able to come to church and worship with us online.

From SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST our MORNING SERVICES WILL START AT 11 O’CLOCK for a trial period up to the end of the year.   Details are also included in our church magazine and on posters outside the church.   Sunday 6th August is also our monthly tea and coffee after worship – a great way to start August don’t you think.  The theme of the minister’s sermon on 6th August is “I feel like I am from another planet” and we explore the readings from Psalm 22:1-11 and 22-28 and Matthew 6:25-34.

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.    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

SUMMER FUNDRAISER – Church members are taking part in the £2 summer fund raiser scheme again, making £2 grow for the church.  Look out for various things taking place – such as coffee mornings, car washes, sponsored runs etc.   AS well as being a good source of funds for our ongoing work these ideas always end up being great social and fellowship events to which all are welcome. Again, watch out on facebook, our website and verbal notices on Sunday mornings.

Our weekly organisations are looking forward to resuming the fun, activities and friendship in August and the new sessions.   Please check out our facebook, our website and verbal notices on Sunday mornings for details of any extra activities during the summer.   Church Choir resumes in a few weeks on Friday 18th August at 7.30pm in the Church.

We are pleased to welcome back Music Movers and Shakers to our hall on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.   Also starting this summer, on Saturday 19th August 10am-1pm, we have the Crazy Toes School of dance using our premises.   Please visit our website (Regular activities page) for details and links.  The groups would welcome your support.

SUMMER CHOIR meets each Sunday morning at 10am in the Church Hall during the rest of July and August for anyone interested in helping lead our praise each Sunday.   Depending on who is there we will look at a quick fun easy piece for use in that Sunday’s service.

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 8th September our Annual Church Quiz takes place under the watchful eye of Quizmaster HUGH AINSLEY.  Tickets are on sale at £5 each.   Players are invited to come along in teams (inventive names are a MUST!).   The usual rounds will take place – Sport, TV, Films, Music and many more!   We invite our Friends from St Andrew’s, West, EU churches and other local churches to come along too.

Sunday 10th September 2017 at 11 o’clock – Holy Communion with a retiring offering for the Moira Anderson Foundation (a National Charity dedicated to supporting those affected by childhood sexual abuse. They support children and adults of both genders in whatever way they can).

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.comwww.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.    We are occasionally LIVE on the internet with events we hold.  These are usually streamed via YouTube, and links are available from our Facebook and Website addresses.

Sunday 26th February 2017 @ 10.45am

We prepare to Worship God
Entry of choir & minister
Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – Light of the world (Here I a to worship)
Call to worship: Php 2:1-4
Hymn 640 The Church’s one foundation
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
The Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism including the Sung Blessing “The Lord Bless you”
Hymn 225 He’s got the whole world in His hands
Offering
We listen to God’s word
Anthem – How beautiful upon the mountains
Reading/s 1 Corinthians 12:12-18 and 27-31a and Philippians 4:4-9
Hymn 804 Awake my soul and with the sun (Part One & Doxology)
Sermon – Paul extends the call to community
We respond as Christ’s folk
Hymn 746 What a friend we have in Jesus
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 224 He who would valiant be
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
We go out to Love and to Serve

Sunday 5th February 2017 @ 10.45am

We prepare to worship God
Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – CH4 198 All are Welcome
Call to worship: 1 Corinthians 2:6-7
Hymn 55 Beneath the cross of Jesus
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
We worship with the children
Time with Children
Hymn 272 I have decided to follow Jesus
Offering
Anthem – Dear Lord and Father, of mankind
We listen for God’s word
Reading/s Galatians 2:1-10 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-10
Hymn 31 Amazing Grace
Sermon “Paul, an introduction”
We respond as Christ’s folk
Hymn 69 Change my heart O God
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 486 Now thank we all our God
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
We go out to love and to serve

Tea and coffee are served after our service today in the hall to which all are invited to participate in.

Weekly update, what’s going on at Central…

Sunday service takes place on 1st January 2017 at Bellshill Central Parish Church, 346 Main Street at 11 o’clock – please note the change of time.  This is a joint service at Bellshill Central with St Andrews UF Church and the West Church.   We look forward to sharing New Year greetings and having many first footers at this special morning service.  Our readings will be taken from Luke 4:16-30, 2nd Timothy 3:10–4:5 and 2nd Corinthians 9.  Hymns will include As we are gathered and Go forth and Tell.   Anyone wishing to take part in a joint choir should come along for 10.15am and meet in the Church Hall.

Sunday worship on 8th January takes place at St Andrews UF Church, again at 11 o’clock, and is a joint service with Bellshill Central and Bellshill West Churches.   Worship on 15th January returns to our own churches with Bellshill Central meeting at 10.45am.

Church Choir resumes on Friday 6th January at 7.30pm in Bellshill Central – all are most welcome to come along.

Our church guild next meets on Monday 9th January at 1.30pm.  All ladies and gents are welcome to come along to a warm and welcoming group, full of fellowship. Full event details for the year are available online.

Friday night club – a club for all ages – including crafts, games, table tennis and refreshments – resumes in the Church Hall on Friday 13th January from 7pm in the church halls. Families welcomed

Our Christmas Eve service on Saturday 24th December took place with grateful thanks to our Young Church who led us in their Christmas Nativity play involving the children and some adults from the congregation. Special thanks to our Young Church leaders who spent time and energy with the kids in preparation for the service and to those who served Christmas refreshment afterwards.

All of our Christmas services are available online at our website and YouTube channel.  Please look us up online and share in some of our services and events.

Please check out our website and Facebook page for details of when our Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Carpet Bowls, and other groups start back in the New Year.

Our Church YouTube channel is now live! We are now uploading our worship services online and please visit and worship with us. We are especially pleased to see people worshipping with us when they can, using their PC or tablet or mobile device. Please like our videos and send us a message. Whether you worship with us in person or online you are part of our church family.

Check out our Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurch – like us on Facebook to keep up to date with other info and news. Our website is at http://www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com

Finally, all from Bellshill Central Parish Church, hope that you have had a blessed and peaceful Christmas and wish you well in 2017.