Church news…

cropped-header.jpgSunday worship takes place at Bellshill Central Parish Church at 346 Main Street, on Sunday 28th May at 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 hymns include What a friend we have in Jesus, Lo he comes with clouds descending and I’ve found a friend. The bible lessons come from James  1:2-18 and Luke 11:1-13. Kevin’s theme is “The Lord’s Prayer”. Our choir lead  us in an arrangement of Angel voices by Christopher Tambling and their final anthem for the term of “How deep the father’s love”. 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!

8a8be372716fd52208a80439eb512282After our morning service on the 28th, we are having a bit of a Birthday Bash for our Jim Mackie, our Senior Elder who will be 80yrs old. All of the church family are invited to take part in our worship then stay behind for the Party in the hall afterwards. We delight in this special milestone for Jim.

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.

bellshill-town-centre-13Saturday 27th May is the Bellshill Street Fair. As usual Central Church will  host 2 stalls. There will be the fun and friendly Tombola Stall with excellent  items to be taken away, and the Best Bellshill Baking on the home-baking stall. Donations for both stalls are needed, and tombola goods can be handed into the church up to Friday 26th and home baking is requested to be handed in on Friday night (26th) or on the morning itself to the stall. Looking forward to some Street Fair fun folks!

big-brekkie-teaserMany thanks to those who came along on and supported our Christian Aid Big Breakfast on Saturday 13th at the Church. On the day over £150 was raised.   Money from donation envelopes and music quiz sheets have still to be added.   Thanks to the team who prepared and served the food and organised.

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.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the Guild trip planned for Friday 2nd June as had to be cancelled.

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Our 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 26th May at the church. This is our last Friday night practise for this term. Friday nights resume August/September. 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 2nd June 2017. 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 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 Spirit.
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 at 10.45am 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.

– July sees the start of our Summer joint services. These will take place at 11am in rotation among the three town centre churches, led by the ministers and representatives of each congregation. We look forward to this time of combined worship meeting up with friends from St Andrew’s and West Churches.

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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 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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Catch up with services on our YouTube channel
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