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Sunday 15 October at 10.30am

Reverend Marie Greenwood; Café Church

Lectionary: Exodus 32:1-14; Matthew 22:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service

Sunday 22 October at 10.30am

Revd Neil Vickers

Chapel Anniversary and Gift Day

Lectionary: Exodus 33:12-23; Matthew 22:15-22; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service




Mon 16 Oct


Church Open Week – see notice; Mon 16 to Sat 21 October

Mon 16 Oct


Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter at Zion

Mon 16 Oct


Badminton at Zion; open to anyone over 16

Wed 18 Oct


Wednesday Fellowship at  Punchbowl Lane

Thu 19 Oct


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 19 Oct


Fairtraid Pre-Christmas Sale Day; 15 Fernleigh Way PE21 9QF

Thu 19 Oct


Meet & Eat at Zion – booking essential

Thu 19 Oct


Healing and Wholeness Service at Swineshead; all welcome

Fri 20 Oct


Study Day at The Olive Tree led by Norman Huntingford; £10

Fri 20 Oct


Come And Meet Each Other (CAMEO); suggested donation £1

Sun 22 Oct


Zion Chapel Anniversary and Gift Day


Church Open Week:

16 to 21 October

9am to 6pm

Our 'Open Week' begins tomorrow and we hope to see visitors coming through our doors for the first time. Much publicity has been achieved through the press, radio, website, social media and banners and posters. However, we also know that often the most effective means of publicity is 'word of mouth', so please remember to mention 'Open Week' to the people you meet over the coming few days. Also, we still have some sessions which are not covered by volunteers, so please consider helping out on one of these three-hour sessions. A briefing for all volunteers will be held in Room 1 immediately after today's service, when written notes will also be handed out.


Messy Church at Gipsey Bridge:

Sunday 29 October

3pm to 5pm

Theme: ‘Light up the darkness!’ Fun, crafts, story and songs for children and their families, followed by a party tea. ALL children must be accompanied by an adult. No charge. All welcome, just turn up! For more information, contact Rev. Julie – 01205 316524.


Remembrance Sunday at Wrangle:

Sunday 12 November

There is a change to the current quarterly plan for Wrangle Methodist Church.  Please note that on Remembrance Sunday, 12 November, the plan is now to meet outside the Parish Church at 10.45am instead of at the Chapel.  Two weeks later on 26 November Rev. Julie will be leading the service at the Chapel and this will include Sacrament.



Methodist Women in Britain District Day:

Wednesday 15 November


At Moorland Park Methodist Church, Lincoln. Lunch £3.50 per head. ‘Darkness and Light’, act of worship led by Diane Patrick. Contact Margaret with numbers for catering and any special dietary requirements: margaret.houtby@btinternet.com. For further details contact Diane Patrick – 01469 573638 – pdiane15@yahoo.co.uk


Illuminate Parade:

Thursday 23 November


Transported are looking for community groups in and around Boston to take part in some free lantern making workshops where people can come together and have some fun and create their own spectacular light up lanterns for the Illuminate Parade in Boston on 23 November. The lantern procession will take place between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Market Place. Last year’s parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQSy1Jpb1-o


The workshops will take place at Geoff Moulder Activity Room between 10am and 3pm on Saturdays 15 October, 21 October and Sunday 22 October and at The Guildhall in Boston between 11am and 3pm on Saturdays 28 October and 18 November. If interested in taking part, please give your name to Lesley who is happy to co-ordinate on behalf of Zion.



Christmas Tree Festival at Centenary:

Thursday 30 November

We have agreed that Zion will do a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival at Centenary on 30 November. The theme of our tree is to be the church activities we do at Zion. If anyone wishes to help organise or make decorations on the theme and help set up the tree, please contact Jean Burgess.

More details to follow…



‘Healing and Wholeness Service’ at Swineshead

Thursday 19 October


Swineshead Methodist Church is holding a 'Healing and Wholeness Service'.

All welcome.


Rotary Shoebox Appeal

Sunday 22 October

I brought 30 boxes into Zion last Sunday and they disappeared like snow in summer! Thank you. So an additional 20 boxes have been put in the coffee lounge for those who need them. Filled boxes can be left by the sanctuary doors and I will then put them near the altar table. It would be good to have all the boxes in for a Blessing on Anniversary Sunday (22 October) but if you can’t manage that, don’t worry. Blessings...........John



Zion Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November

This year the Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 25 November. To make the raffle a success WE NEED PRIZES. Last year the raffle took £267. If anyone regularly frequents a local business and feels they could ask for a prize it would be very much appreciated. A list will be near the Church door in the foyer for you to write down who you are asking so businesses do not get repeatedly asked.

There will be a list for those wishing to help to sign and boxes out nearer the time. Many thanks in anticipation of your help, Christmas Fair organisers.



RoadHoG update

See the latest RoadHoG newsletter on the noticeboard and online at: www.roadhogbus.org.uk. All visits have resumed with good numbers of young people coming on board.  Please pray concerning the possibility of appointing a part-time schools worker as part of the bus ministry.



Jacqui Vickers – 25 years!

Sunday 22 October

Jacqui Vickers has been a Local Preacher for 25 years. Family pressures prevent her being active on our current Plan so we do not see her in the pulpit very often. In acknowledgement of her service and her roots at Zion she will be presented with a long service certificate at our Chapel Anniversary service on 22 October. Well done Jacqui!



Boston & South Holland Talking Newspaper

Being able to see the printed word is something a lot of us take for granted. Visually impaired people are unable to do this but still like to keep up with the local news. We can help by providing a free weekly audio recording on a memory stick and a simple to use player for those who are eligible.


If you know someone – a relative, neighbour or friend – who is visually impaired but wants to keep in touch with local news and events, please tell them about their local Talking Newspaper.


The Talking Newspaper always needs help to maintain quality of service and share the workload of running a small charity, which is why it regularly needs, and welcomes, new volunteers.


Supporters of The Boston and South Holland Talking Newspaper Association can also raise free donations simply by shopping online using Give as you Live. Shop at over 4,100 leading online stores including Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat and Booking.com to name but a few! https://www.everyclick.com/bashtn/info


For more information on becoming a volunteer or receiving the Talking Newspaper please contact us: Boston & South Holland Talking Newspaper, The Len Medlock Voluntary Centre, St Georges Road, Boston PE21 8YB. E: enquiries@bashtn.org.uk; W: www.bashtn.org.uk


Spend a little time helping those who feel alone

The British Red Cross is looking for people to spend a little time helping those who feel alone. They are introducing a brand-new service to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. By joining the national team of up to 500 volunteers you can help change the lives of people in Boston.

To find out more contact: Annabel Bradley, 0345 054 7171, ConnectBoston@redcross.org.uk

See the Church noticeboard and leaflets in the coffee lounge for more information.

Disaster relief for the Caribbean

The Methodist Church in Britain is raising money to support the humanitarian aid and relief work following the heavy rains and winds causing disaster across the Caribbean:



The Church is working with its humanitarian aid and relief partner in the Caribbean, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which is supporting affected communities as soon as their needs are assessed. You can read more details, including the effects of Hurricane Maria, on the Methodist Church website: http://www.methodist.org.uk/



This Halloween, spread God’s love for children…

All over the world, there are children facing things that children just shouldn’t face; children who through no fault of their own find themselves in the darkest situations – famine, conflict, child labour, forced marriage and violence. The mock horrors of Halloween that so many mark each year are nothing compared to the real, daily horrors that the most vulnerable children face.


And yet. Halloween is a time for us as Christians to declare that ‘the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’ (John 1:5 NIV). Christ himself is the light that breaks through the darkness; the hope that overcomes despair; the love that compels us to pray that every child might be free from fear, no matter where they are in the world.


This Halloween, why not commit to praying and sharing God’s love for children all around the world? Why not help and encourage the children in your life to pray for those who are just like them even when they might be far away and living lives that are totally different from their own? They may be continents apart, but Christ’s love stretches to the ends of the earth.

Chris McDonald, Head of Christian Influence & Engagement, World Vision


This Halloween World Vision has launched a set of children’s resources to equip and empower UK churches. Pumpkin Heroes captures the fun and excitement of this popular festival whilst bringing God’s love to life.

Get your free Pumpkin Heroes kit at www.worldvision.org.uk and help children become heroes in their local community as they discover how to spread God’s light and love.

(Taken from UCB Word For Today)


Olive Tree

Christmas stock is being displayed now, we have a large range of charity cards including tearfund, Compassion, Leprosy Mission and Traidcraft.


Friday 20 October, 11am to 3pm - study day - The Tabernacle, its meaning and relevance - led by Norman Huntingford. Cost £10 which includes tea/coffee and lunch. Please book in advance.


Tuesday 31 October, 6.30pm-8pm - All Hallows Eve Service, preacher Rev Ivor Haythorne. All welcome.

From 1 December until 24 December we will have our nativity scene displayed. Please bring groups up and spend time around the nativity and enjoying our homemade mince pies. Please book in advance. Linda, Olive Tree, High Mill, Kirkby Hill, Old Bolingbroke PE23 4HP. 01790 763627


A chance to serve: training session

19 October

Churches Together in All Lincolnshire (CTAL) work with Lincolnshire County Council Emergency Planners to train “Interfaith Chaplains” who can be deployed in an emergency situation. The next training session will take place on 19 October at Bishop Grosseteste University from 9.30am to 12 noon.

Please contact John Rose at Churches Together in All Lincolnshire on 01427 271141 or admin@ctal.org.uk for an application form.
























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