from Jean Haigh
“I was surprised and
delighted to receive birthday wishes from so many people at Zion – it was
lovely to hear from you. I enjoyed an
afternoon party with residents at Windsor House and still have a family party
to look forward to next weekend. You are
often in my thoughts.”
RoadHoG News - February 2019
See noticeboard and
online http://roadhogbus.org.uk/ for the latest
newsletter. This month it includes an interview with Christine Senior, a member
of the Fishtoft team, explaining in her own words why she braves the elements
twice a month to serve God in this way.
The next prayer meeting
will be on Friday 10 May, 7-8pm, at Zion.
Please pray for Kev and
John, LYM Directors, as they support the God Pod, another mobile youth ministry
based in Lincoln.
Give thanks for the new
team members and those waiting for training
Give thanks that in
October, RoadHoG will celebrate 10 years on the road. Pray for wisdom as to how
best to mark this special occasion.
Pray for the new team at
Boston Baptist Church as they prepare to begin on 12 March and as they
publicise the stop to the local community.
Children collection boxes
It’s time for the Action
for Children collection boxes to be emptied. Please bring them in a soon as
possible. Many thanks, Celia.
Communion at Mayfields
Thursday 21 February
There will be a short
service of Holy Communion at 1.30pm at Mayfields on Thursday 21 February.
Please support our friends there who cannot get out to Church. All are welcome.
Breakfast at Hospital Bridge
February: Mike Jessop (Streets of Darkness)
30 March: Elizabeth Hopkins (Centrepoint)
27 April: Stan Naylor (Life on the Marsh)
25 May: Alan Bycraft (Foraging)
29 June: TBC
27 July: TBC
No meeting in August
28 September: David Boberton (Scams)
26 October: Roger Welberry (Lincolnshire Dialogue)
30 November: David Parkinson (Singing)
No meeting in December
attendance with Malcolm S.
Training at Kirton Methodist Church
1: 10am to 12 noon – 23 February
Session 2: 10am to 12
noon – 2 March
Using the ‘Journey to
Faith’ Course by Germinate (who specialise in Rural Mission)
If you wish to book a
place contact Jenny
Messy Church at Gipsey Bridge
Sunday 24 February
Theme: ‘Come –
everything is ready!’ Learning about Slovenia from this year’s World Day of
Prayer. Crafts and games with story & songs. For children and their
families, followed by a party tea. Children – please bring an adult with you!
No charge, all welcome, just turn up! For more information, contact Rev Julie –
01205 316524 / Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship’ Bible Study at Zion
Monday 25 February
new course of Bible study will start on Monday 25 February at Zion. This
will provide an in depth look into the life of Christ, author &
perfecter of our faith, the reasons for his coming, his death and
resurrection together with the prophets forthtelling and his significance
today. We will start at 2pm on the 4 th Monday in each month and
it will last around 90 minutes.
However, our first
session will look at the life of one man whose faith in Christ has become
a legend of our time. We will be showing a full feature film telling the story
of Eric Liddell after his Olympic athletics success that became the basis of
the film 'Chariots of Fire'. It follows his service as a missionary in China
and follows him into the Japanese POW camp that tested his faith to the
full. This will lead us into future studies as we appreciate the
demands of our faith in Christ.
Our 'Big Fellowship'
will deepen our faith as we follow Anne Calver's study guide and enjoy worship
together. Please support this new opportunity.
We will have tea and
coffee together giving us time to chat and reflect on our study.
World Day of Prayer at
Centenary and Langrick
Friday 1 March
‘Come – Everything is Ready!’ Praying for Slovenia – a service for
everyone. Services on the same date and time at Centenary and Langrick Village
Hall. All welcome. For more information, contact Rev Julie – 01205 316524 / Julie.email@example.com
Boston Mosque Open Day
Sunday 3 March
10.30am to 4pm
are cordially invited to explore the Beautiful Islamic Exhibition,
ask questions, clear misconceptions, watch live prayers and exchange of factual
based information in a frank, open and honest environment. Refreshments available.
Saturday 23 March
Come and play your old favourite games or learn a new board game
along with other people. Entry £5 per person, including a sausage and mash
supper. Please ring Stephen on 01205 822899 for more details or to book a
place. Final date for entries is Sunday 17 March.
Black Dyke Band,
Saturday 30 March
Rotary and the Butterfly Trust are presenting a concert by the
famous Black Dyke Band in aid of Rotary charity work and the Butterfly Trust. The
Black Dyke brass band is known internationally so the concert is something
to look forward to, presenting as it will, classical as well as modern and
traditional brass band pieces. Tickets £15 are available from Butterfly shops,
the Stump or Centenary.
I am willing to organise an Extravaganza for families at
Easter. This will be based on the events
of Holy Week through crafts and activities. I have provisionally booked the
hall for Wednesday 17 April 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Please could you let me know, or
sign up on the board by the entrance door, if you are available and willing to
Dates For Your Diary
Church AGM - Sunday 17 March after morning service - this is our
annual meeting for all to attend if they wish
Pastoral Visitor Training - Session 1: Monday 25 March at 7pm at
Zion. Session 2: Monday 1 April at 7pm at Zion. For all our
pastoral visitors and those who may be thinking about taking on this important
work in the church
Communion - change of date from 3 March to 31 March
Spring Harvest at Skegness
15 to 19 April
Spring Harvest is a
teaching and worship event for everybody. It’s a unique break for all the
family: holiday, festival, conference, and an encounter with God.
The Church Council has decided to restart the collection of
non-perishable food for the Food Bank. The collection box will placed at the
church entrance as in the past. Is there
anyone who would like to volunteer to take the food to St. Christopher’s on
Tuesday mornings? If so please see Jean
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Zion Methodist Church cares
about your privacy and your trust is important to us. Our Privacy Notice
explains how Local Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church
in Great Britain collect, use and protect your personal information. It also
provides information about your rights (paragraph 9 of the Privacy Notice) and
who to contact (paragraph 1 of the Privacy Notice) if you have any questions
about how we use your information.
You can find our Privacy
Notice online (www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection/managing-trustees-privacy-notice) or displayed on the
church noticeboard in the coffee lounge. Rev. Neil Vickers, Geoff (treasurer) or Jean (church secretary) will try to deal with any
questions as a local point of contact.
Open Doors World Watch List 2019
Please pray for
Christians in North Korea – the most difficult and dangerous place in the world
to be a Christian. Lord Jesus, strengthen and encourage North Korean believers
and help them to live out the truth of your Kingdom. Protect Open Doors
underground workers as they smuggle vital aid and Bibles into the country.