Weekly News review…

cropped-header.jpgSunday worship takes place at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, on Sunday 21st May at 10.45am, when Mr Sam Clark will conduct worship and our Young Church and children’s activities will be available. Our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer is in Edinburgh as a Commissioner to the Church of Scotland General Assembly. Our hymns include ‘Be still, for the presence of the Lord’, ‘The King of Love my Shepherd is’ and The Spirit Lives to set us free. The bible lessons come from John 14: 15-21 and Peter 3: 13-22. Our choir lead us in an introit with an African origin – ‘We are Marching in the Light of God’.

Visitors are always welcome to come along. 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!

Some of our services are Live Streamed on some Sundays but all services are available on Catch up to view at your leisure on our church website and YouTube channel.

Many thanks to those who came along on Wednesday 10th May to our Beetle Drive and Bingo Afternoon. A special thanks to Liz and Sheena for all their hard work in organising the afternoon. A great deal of fun was enjoyed by all who came along, raising around £200 for church funds.

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.

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

  • The Church Choir normally meets on Friday evenings at 7.30pm, we next meet on Friday 19th May in the Church Hall. New members are always welcome, and we invite anyone who like to sing to come along. We’re a friendly bunch, who don’t bite, and encourage anyone to try out the choir. We are coming towards the end of our term and from June we start our ‘Summer Choir’ on Sunday mornings. Anyone can join in some easy songs from 10am in the hall.
  • 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.
  • Our Rainbows meet on Tuesday nights at 6pm 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.
  • 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.
  • Our Friday Night ALL-AGE Club meets on Friday nights at 7pm in the Church Hall, next meeting on Friday 19th May. 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.

Advance dates for your diary

  • Sunday 28th May after our morning service, we are having a bit of a Birthday Bash for our Minister, Rev Kevin de Beer who turns 50yrs old, and for Jim Mackie, our Senior Elder who will be 80yrs old. All of the church family are invited to take part in our worship at 10.45am that day then for the Party in the hall afterwards. We delight in these two special milestones for Kevin and Jim.
  • Friday 2nd June sees the Church Guilds annual outing – this year to Musselburgh. Seats are still available on the bus should you wish to go along. Estimated cost is around £25.00. Please speak to Sheena Bowman if you want to reserve a place.
  • Pentecost Wear RedSunday 4th June at 10.45am is our June Communion service. Please note the date; as it is one week early so that we can celebrate Pentecost with Communion. This particular Sunday we encourage folks to wear red. This signifies a) the work of the Holy Spirit and b) to remind us of the fire of the Spirt. In addition, the congregation with many dressed in RED is colorful. And perhaps most of all, it is fun. Also, this being the 1st Sunday of the Month we will hold tea and coffee in the hall after the service.
  • Sunday 19th June at our 10.45am morning service we delight in the Sacrament of Infant Baptism. We are privileged to be part of such an important part of young children’s early Christian upbringing. ‘Suffer the little Children who come unto me’
  • On Sunday 25th June we will have our Young Church prize giving service with participation from the young folks followed by their annual Young Church BBQ. (please pray for good weather)
  • We are also holding a Summer Big Sing in the Church on Sunday 25th June at 6.30pm featuring our fine Pipe Organ and lots of hymns and songs. We will be raising funds for “Toilet Twinning” a charity that seeks to raise funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a basic toilet, and to learn about hygiene – a vital combination that helps end generational poverty. The Best Bellshill Tea will be served for refreshments after the Big Sing in the Hall.

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.

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Catch up with services on YouTube

Check out our online activities – our website at http://www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com, http://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. 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.

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