Centenary Singers: Friday 25 June
Centenary Singers is a new community singing group meeting
every Friday in the Little Chapel at Centenary at 5pm and 5.50pm. £5 per
singer. Book via email.
Rev. Bruce Thompson will be hosting two very special
webinars on Zoom.
The Church and the Holocaust webinar: Wednesday 30
A Conference Fringe event
that will address some of the key issues so often overlooked by the Church in
the 76 years since the war – how we as churches have engaged, or not, with the
Holocaust. How far were the churches
complicit? And what have we done to address the lessons that should be drawn
from the fact that 6 million Jews, and many others were rounded up, transported
in cattle trucks, selected and murdered by, in the main baptised Christians?
Revd Dr Peter Howson and Dr Carolyn Sanzanbacher will be speaking on this
important topic. If you would like to attend you will need to register for this
event. Booking via email.
60 minutes at Noon webinar: Monday 5 July, 12 noon
Rev. Bruce Thompson will be hosting another 60
minutes at Noon event, this time with friends from the St Philips Centre, Imam
Imran Sulaman, Revd Dr Tom Philips and James Blackhall. The event will be considering how Muslims and
Christians view the prophets. Book via email.
Online Bible Month Book Club: Monday 5 July, 2.30pm
Every Monday in July 2.30pm to 4pm on Zoom with
half-time cuppa and cake! Take time to relax in great company with a gripping
Gospel this Summer! Mark is the book for Bible Month this year, and we’d like
to read it together with fresh eyes and simply share stories of how it connects
with real life. Join Bible Book Club on Zoom.
Mon 5 July: chapters 1-4. Great to read the
chapters in advance if you can.
Email for Zoom details.
Zion Church Flowers
If you would like to mark an anniversary or special occasion
by putting flowers into the church for the Sunday service, this would enhance
the worship and would be gratefully received by Irene and/or Gill. The church
is cool and we usually manage to make flowers last for two weeks. You could
either put the flowers in yourself or let someone else do it for you. For
further details please contact Irene or Gill.
Warning: If you get an email purporting to be from Rev Ann
Lett please, before you open any attachment, check the sender email address and
make sure it is actually from Rev Ann. There have been emails sent from an
unknown source making it look like they are from Rev Ann. Her correct email
address is on the front of the Circuit Plan and in the Circuit Directory.
Please do not open any attachment and report it as 'phishing email' where
possible and then delete it. Thank you Stephen.
Boston Circuit are seeking to appoint one/maybe two further Circuit Stewards.
At the present time, the Circuit Stewards are me Lynn (Senior Circuit
Steward), Stephen C (who will be stepping down in September after many years
faithful service), Elizabeth H, Jenny B, and Carol L.
meet as a Circuit Leadership Team along with Rev. Julie, Rev. Val, and Rev. Ann
roughly every 6 weeks and for the last year this has been via zoom. We meet to
discuss the work already taking place within our Circuit and to plan its future
role description is available from the office and if you are interested to find
out more about this role before putting yourself forward, please contact me for
an informal chat.
Lynn - Senior Circuit Steward
Summer Season Concerts at Centenary - stewards needed
It is wonderful that we shall have the Centenary Concerts
taking place over the summer on Wednesday evenings from 7 July through to 22
September from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. However, we do need stewards x 3 for each of
the Wednesdays and are asking for support with this. Stewards will need to arrive early and stay
afterwards to help close up.
If you feel able and willing to steward, please let us know with
Wednesday date(s) you can offer by 23 June please. A rota will be arranged in due
course. Many thanks in advance for your help.
7 July: Kate Witney (Soprano Soloist)14 July: Stamford Stompers (Dixieland Jazz)21 July: The BIZ Boston (Screen & Stage Songs)28 July: The Settlers (60s Pop Band)4 August: Pat Campbell (Vocal Hits from 50s to 2000s)11 August: DreamBelles (1940s Wartime Songs)18 August: Trumpet & Organ25 August: John Lyon (Organ)1 September: DreamBelles (ABBA Tribute)8 September: Coastal Community Choir15 September: BUGS (Ukulele Band)22 September: Boston Community Choir
More details of the concerts here.
District Vision Day: Saturday 4 September - save the date!
“A child shall lead them” – hearing the voices of young
people. A day for anyone working with children, young people and
families AND anyone NOT working with children, young people and families. Don’t
RoadHoG – new “Stop” at Fenside Community Centre
At Churches Together in Boston's AGM, this appeal
formed part of the RoadHoG report. I thought it was worth
sharing, especially as it relates to work at Fenside.
Please pass it around and think about possible volunteers - not necessarily
from Zion's own membership - but through your other Christian networks locally
too perhaps? Even if you've had this message before, it won't hurt to put it
out there again and give it some extra prayer in hope of responses. Thanks very
much. Locum Rev Val!
We hope to open a new “Stop” at Fenside Community Centre as
soon as possible. We have received a grant to
fund this and we have volunteers from both St Botolph’s Church and Hospital
Bridge Methodist Church, willing to be trained to staff the Bus there – however
we do need more volunteers! If there is anyone in your Church Fellowship
willing to be used of The Lord in this extremely needy area of our Town, find out more here.
On Sunday 9 May, Anne and Stuart Birkett went up to Leeds to
be at their son, Andrew's, preacher accreditation service. They took with them
a card, gift and greetings from Andrew's first church, Zion. Andrew has
responded as follows:
"Thanks to COVID restrictions, I had a long wait
between qualifying as a Local Preacher and my accreditation service, but the
day finally arrived recently, and I was thrilled to receive a gift to mark the
occasion from my “home church”, Zion, a beautiful NIV study bible. The very
first thing my mentor said to me at the start of my training was “buy a new
bookshelf”, and it was good advice – a preacher can never have enough
commentaries, bibles and other books, and the study bible you sent me will be
really helpful as I prepare services, thank you.
With blessings and good wishes on behalf of everyone in the
Leeds North and East Methodist Circuit, particularly at Christ Church in
Halton. Andy Birkett''
Thank you messages are still arriving and this was received last
week from one of our CAMEO ladies who says 'everything in the box with its
meaning was a joy to receive'. Her son
and family were finally able to visit her from Kent last week and 'were touched
by the very thoughtfulness of it all'.
from Rev Ann
you probably all will have heard by now, I begin my sabbatical on 1 May,
returning back to duty on 1 September.
During my sabbatical I am looking at resources I brought back from Yad
Vashem (World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem) specifically with the
aim of creating some assemblies to share with school children age-appropriate
material about the Holocaust.
I go though, I'd like you to make a date in your diary for 26 September
2021. This is the date we have set aside
for the Annual General Meeting. At this
meeting, we will be discussing much more than business. With everything that hasn't happened because
of Covid, we need to try and work out what Zion's vision is for the next few
years. If we're allowed, it would be
good if you brought a packed lunch so we can eat together and enjoy fellowship
before we talk of Zion's future. Please
come prepared to discuss and share your thoughts as to what you think Zion can
do for its local community, and what you think our priorities should be.
look forward to seeing you all when I return back to duty, but in the meantime,
be assured of my continued prayers.
Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
church council, as managing trustees, is responsible for ensuring that a review
of GDPR takes place over the next few weeks and reports back to the District by
the end of May.
personal information (name, address, telephone & mobile numbers, email
addresses etc) held by any officers of the church, leaders of groups etc. must
be current and up to date. Any old
lists, past circuit plans, pastoral or church directories should be
destroyed/shredded. If you no longer
hold any office and have given up a church role, please ensure that any
personal information/old paperwork is destroyed. Likewise, the same applies to any old
documents/lists etc. held on computer and these should also be deleted. Thank you for your help.
pray for Celia’s Great Granddaughter Scarlett and her family. Scarlett is 4
years old and has been diagnosed with epilepsy and Angelman-like Syndrome. She
has very limited communication skills and her family have been told that she
may never walk. There is currently a 4 year wait for Disabled Facilities Grants
so her family are fundraising to adapt their home.
You can find out more and
give online at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/scarlettsjourney