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!

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The next service within Bellshill Central Parish Church is on Sunday 13th August 2017 led by Rev de Beer at 11am.  Kevin’s theme is “SEARCHING FOR WISDOM”.  The bible readings are taken from Matthew 14:13-21 and Luke 12:13-21.   Our hymns include ‘As we are gathered’, ‘We are here to praise you’, ‘Send forth the gospel’ and ‘O God of Bethel’.  A summer 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.  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 are delighted to have as part of our morning worship, next week Sunday 20th, a sacrament of baptism.

Sunday 20th August is our Sponsored Run and Walk around the Parish – see below for more info.

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.

Thanks to Airdrie Cairnlea Parish Church for the generous offer of surplus choir chairs from the former Broomknoll Church.   Our choir members are very pleased with the new seating arrangements, and the chairs certainly enhance the choir box in the church – the blue cushions blend in very nicely.

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

All sections of Bellshill Central’s Girl Guiding units start back in August, with places available for girls in all sections in the Church hall at 346 Main Street.

  • Rainbows start back on Tuesday 29th August at 6pm
  • Brownies start back on Thursday 24th August at 6.15pm
  • Guides start back on Thursday 24th August at 7.45pm

Girlguiding is dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women. We empower girls, we give them space to grow and we ensure that each one of them can get involved – no matter what their background or ability. 
From the youngest girls (aged 5-7yrs), the in-betweeners (7-10yrs) and the older girls (10yrs plus) the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides offer a warm welcome and a balanced programme of activities, badges and challenges to inspire and ignite girls’ imaginations.

SPONSORED PARISH WALK AND RUN – Our organist is organizing a sponsored event on Sunday 20th August straight after the morning service.  A four mile route through the parish of Bellshill: Central has been chosen and you can walk or run the route.   Sponsor forms are available from the church, from Alan Mathew or get in touch online or by email.   Teas/coffees will be served in the hall after the morning service for those not taking part but who wish to welcome back our intrepid explorers!  This is an excellent way to keep fit and to let people know we are folks of Bellshill Central Parish Church.

 Join the event on Facebook!

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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.

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • Sunday 20th August – Sponsored Walk and Run around the Parish.
  • Sunday 20th August – Sacrament of Baptism
  • 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).
  • Tuesday 12th September – board and session meetings at 7.30pm.
  • Monday 2nd October – Church Guild resumes at 7.30pm with a rededication and communion service.  Open to both men and women.

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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CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES – our website at www.bellshillcentral.wordpress.com, 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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