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Sunday 23 September 2018

at 10.30am

  Worship led by John Hewitt

 Bible: Psalm 19:1-2,7-10; Proverbs 1:20-33; Mark 8:27-38; James 3:1-12

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service



Sun 23 Sep


Messy Harvest at Gipsey Bridge Chapel

Mon 24 Sep


Monday Afternoon Fellowship

Mon 24 Sep


Badminton at Zion has resumed; open to anyone over 16 years; if anyone would like to play please see Lesley

Tue 25 Sep


MacMillan Coffee Morning at Blenkin Memorial Hall

Tue 25 Sep


The Way Fellowship at Zion

Wed 26 Sep


Short mat bowls; newcomers welcome

Thu 27 Sep


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 27 Sep


Westside House Group

Thu 27 Sep


Swineshead Harvest Teapot

Thu 27 Sep


‘Freedom in Christ’ course at Zion

Thu 27 Sep


Eastside House Group

Fri 28 Sep


MacMillan Coffee Morning at Kings Avenue

Fri 28 Sep


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

Sat 29 Sep


Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge

Sat 29 Sep


Tea for “MD” at Zion

Sat 29 Sep


Harvest Supper Evening at Wrangle Chapel; traditional harvest meal plus entertainment; by ticket £7.50 from 870490

Sun 30 Sep


Footprints Memory Walk at Jenny’s Wood


MacMillan Coffee Morning at Blenkin Memorial Hall

Thursday 25 September

10am to 12 noon

Proceeds shared between the Walking Group and MacMillan

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 28 September


Celia and friends are hosting a coffee morning on Friday 28 September for Macmillan from 10 til 12. Raffle and greeting card stall. Everyone welcome.


Tea for “MD” at Zion

Saturday 29 September

3pm to 5pm

Entertainment by the Spalding Ukulele Orchestra. Teas, Sandwiches, Savouries, Cakes, Raffle & Tombola. Tickets £6 from Gill Wright or Pam Francis – proceeds to Macular Disease Research.



Footprints Memory Walk

Sunday 30 September

2pm to 4pm

Have you lost a loved one?

Join us for a Footprints Memory Walk and remember your loved ones in the tranquil surroundings of Jenny’s Wood, West End Road, Boston PE21 7LP.

Minimum sponsorship £5 per family.

For information: 01205 357396 or email


Thank You

  •    to Lyn for the harvest display
  •    to Gill and the team for the planning and   organisation of the harvest tea
  •    to all who helped raise £73.00 for Centrepoint Outreach during the Harvest Celebrations 



A BIG THANK YOU to all that helped during ‘Holiday @ Home’ earlier this month. From the shoppers, the furniture removers, the preparation for the meals and the clearing up and washing up. The drink making and for those who led the thought for the day. But a special thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed themselves. And an extra special thank you to Lesley for organising the whole thing.



Coach Trip to the WW2 Homefront Museum

Monday 8 October

2pm to 4pm

Free coach trip to the “We’ll Meet Again WW2 Homefront Museum” at Freiston Shore for talks, tea, coffee and cake and the Blitz experience.

Coach pick up times confirmed on booking.

To fit the funding criteria you must be over 50 and live in the Central, Witham, Staniland North, Staniland South or Fenside wards of Boston. Booking essential.

Contact Gemma Moore on 07834 653 361 / gemma.moore@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk


Fairtrade Pre-Christmas Sale Day

Thursday 11 October

10am to 4pm

Wilf and Ronnie invite you to Fernleigh Way, Boston PE21 9QF. Free coffee, tea, soft drinks and cake. All items ordered 10% off and post free. Christmas cards and gifts, Fairtrade tea, coffee, biscuits, sweets, chocolate, cereal, cleaning products, etc.



Sleaford Keswick Bible Ministry 2018/19

Friday 12 October


At Riverside Church, Southgate, Sleaford. Speaker: Phil Webb, pastor and Bible teacher.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/sleaford-keswick/home.

Further details from the Chairman: Jack Marris, 01526 833176.

Email: jack.marris@talktalk.net.






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New Methodist Youth President promises a year of courageousness

Jasmine Yeboah was inducted as the new Youth President of the Methodist Church with a service at St Mark’s Methodist Church, Tottenham, London on Saturday 1 September.



Jessie Legge

It is with real sadness that we have to announce the death of Jessie Legge on Wednesday morning this week, following a short period of serious ill health. The funeral will be on Thursday 6 September at Perth crematorium at 1pm for immediate family and friends, followed by a service of celebration for Jessie's life at Dunblane Cathedral at 2.15pm. Our thoughts are with Ray and the family at this sad time.




Church Vacancies

You may not be aware that at the moment Zion has only ONE Church Steward – Ian Harwood, our Senior Steward! From September, Lyn Johnson will be taking up her role as a Church Steward and we are in desperate need of others to take on this role so that there can be shared responsibility for the running of the church.


We also need a Cradle Roll Secretary to help when there is a Baptism and Jean continues to wait for more Pastoral Visitors.


Please do ask yourself if you could take on any of these roles. For more information, speak to Neil, Irene or Jean who will be happy to give you further details and a job description.


Food Bank Statement

Zion Methodist Church regrets the decision of the PCC through the Steering Committee to replace the Project Manager of Boston Food Bank and the way in which the decision was communicated to him. The Food Bank today is the result of 5 years of dedicated work by the Project Manager and his team of volunteers, many of whom have now decided to withdraw their support. As a consequence of this decision I have to advise you that Zion Church has decided, at its Church Council, to temporarily withdraw support both in the financially and in food donations.



Door Stewarding

We need some more door stewards to assist in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. At present the duty comes round once every ten weeks but some time ago it was about once a quarter. The job is important but not onerous. Can you help? If so then contact John W by email or at church.


Door Stewards’ Duties:

  Be present on Sunday morning as soon as possible after 9.50 am.

  Greet worshippers and assist the on-duty Sunday Steward as necessary

  Check that there is fresh water in the pulpit, distribute Church notices, take up the offering.

  Tidy up afterwards; this includes collecting up any hymn books, bibles etc.  that have been left out.


RoadHoG update

Praise God that the bus has passed its MOT - no mean feat for an old bus!   Thanks to John Cropley and his team for maintaining the bus so well.


Please come and join us in prayer as we start the new academic year with RoadHoG at St Andrews Parish Church, Butterwick on Friday 31 August from 7-8pm. Hope you can make it. 

Thank you once again for your prayers.



Remembrance 100

Saturday 4 August

Remembrance 100 launches on 4 August 2018 with 100 days of Peace and Hope, leading up to the centenary of Armistice Day. On 4 August 1918 King George V called a National Day of Prayer. One hundred days later the war ended.


100 Days of Peace and Hope features contributions from members of the Methodist family and others, alongside Bible readings, prayers, reflections and peace-making activities. The resource is available to download for free:



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Zion Methodist Church, Boston – a page for Zion Methodist Church where you may share and comment on the posts about what is happening on a daily basis.

And on the subject of Facebook… Our Facebook Page has 90 Followers. If you use Facebook please follow/Like the page to help us reach 100. The more people that follow the page, the more people we can reach.



1000 Letters

Write a letter to the young people attending 3Generate and encourage them to be courageous in their faith by sharing your own faith story. The letters will help children and young people feel connected to, and part of, the wider body of the Methodist Church.



Methodist Women in Britain podcast

Sandra Goodwin, Methodist Women in Britain President 2017-2019, talks with Mike Ivatt about Methodist Women in Britain and the place of women within the worldwide Church.



Methodist Church: Our Calling

The Methodist Church reaffirms the nature of its mission, ‘Our Calling’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWeMRKtL6MQ




The Big Sing

Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October

South Holland Methodist Circuit is excited to announce a Big Sing Weekend with Alison Adam, a member of the Iona Community who has presented worldwide encouraging folk to sing. There are three events:


Saturday 13 October: a ‘Little Sing’ – an event for Primary Aged children. 2.30pm to 4pm


Saturday 13 October: a ‘Big Sing’ – whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chorister, you’ll be more than welcome. There’s sure to be plenty of ideas for you to take back to your choir or church, or just enjoy having a good sing in good company! 7.30pm to 9pm


Sunday 14 October: Circuit Celebration – starting at 10pm – all welcome


All events to be held at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding and free to attend. There will be an opportunity for donations to be made.

Further details in the Summer but book the date now!


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