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Christian Aid Week

Sunday 15 May to Saturday 21 May

For the first time in a generation, global poverty is rising. Donate, and help turn hunger into hope. Envelopes available at Zion or find out more online: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week

Organ Recital @ Centenary

Monday 23 May


Organ recital - Gordon Stewart (Huddersfield)

No booking required.

Admission free, retiring collection


Zion Mission and Outreach Committee

Monday 23 May



Circuit Coffee, Chat and Prayer

Wednesday 25 May


Join the Zoom coffee, chat and prayer on Wednesday mornings at 10am. Everyone is welcome to join in, bring their own tea/ coffee and we are only sorry we can't pass the biscuit tin round . . .There will be a time to chat together, catch up on news etc. . . then a time of led prayer and reflection. We hope to see you there!


Any resources will be screen shared.



Jubilee Teapot at Swineshead

Thursday 26 May


Join us for afternoon tea. Admission free (a collection will be taken).

Thy Kingdom Come

Thursday 26 May to Sunday 5 June

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. https://www.thykingdomcome.global/


Plant Sale at Kirton Methodist Church

Saturday 28 May

11am to 2pm

A wide selection of plants ready for the garden.

Drinks and light lunches available.

Cakes for sale, various stalls.




Huge congratulations to Ian H in his new role as Mission Port Officer for the Fisherman’s Mission.




Could I please remind people of the calendar on the table just inside the door for people to use who wish to do flowers for the Sunday services. At the moment there are only about 3 or 4 Sundays with names on for the rest of the year.


If you would like flowers in the church for a special date or would just like to volunteer to provide the flowers occasionally, please fill in your name. Flowers will usually last for 2 weeks. Thank you. Irene.



Dates for your diary

Summer Season of concerts


Every Wednesday from 1 June to 31 August

7.30pm to 8.30pm

at Centenary

Admission free – a collection will be taken.

Once again, we need volunteers to help with our Summer Season of Concerts which runs every Wednesday evening from June 1 until the end of August. We are looking for volunteers to help with front of house, meeting and greeting, collecting donations etc. It will mean arriving around 6.45pm to help open up the building and being able to stay till all have left. It would be very much appreciated if you can help. The more people we have the better! Please contact Jean with any Wednesday dates you can do as soon as possible so that a rota can be compiled.

  1 June: Gala Concert featuring Boston Community Choir, Heckington Singers, Centenary Singers & Swineshead Silver Band

  8 June: DreamBelles, ABBA Tribute

  15 June: Nigel Morley, Concert Pianist

  22 June: Steven Moore, Marimba

  29 June: The BIZ Boston, Stage & Screen

  6 July: The Salvation Army, Brass Band

  13 July: Haruko Seki, Concert Pianist

  20 July: Coastal Community Choir

  27 July: BUGS, Ukulele Band

  3 August: Tennessee Stud, Trad. Country

  10 August: Pat Campbell, Vocal Hits

  17 August: Louth Male Voice Choir

  24 August: Stamford Stompers, Dixieland Jazz

  31 August: Swineshead Silver Band, Proms

Jubilee Fun Day at Zion

Queen's Jubilee Gala Fete at Zion

Saturday 4 June

11am to 3pm

This is our chance to meet the local community on our grounds but we need support and help to make it a success. Stalls, Competitions and BBQ. Best Decorated Cake competition and Fancy dress. Make it a date in your diary. If you are able to help out in any way, then it would be much appreciated.

Jubilee Tea at Centenary

Sunday 5 June

2pm to 4pm

Enjoy scones and tea in Centenary gardens (£2.50)

Zion's Annual Gift Day

Sunday 5 June - Pentecost

Meeting Mr Wesley

Remaining Tour dates:

Tuesday 7th June


You are invited to explore this Lincolnshire lad’s connections with Boston on a 2-hour historical experience.  Starting at Centenary Church the event continues with a short walk, containing a whole host of stories and fascinating facts about John Wesley.  Home-made refreshments are also included.


Tickets are £8 or £12 for two.

To book your place, please contact Jonathan

Zion’s Thursday Bible Study Group


  Thursday 9 June 2022

  Thursday 14 July 2022

  Break for August

  Thursday 8 September 2022

  Thursday 13 October 2022

  Thursday 10 November 2022

  Thursday 8 December 2022



MWiB Garden Party and Afternoon Tea

Saturday 11 June

2pm to 5pm

The event includes a short service of thanksgiving for Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB), a special guest speaker, MWiB anniversary exhibition and guided tours of the Epworth Old Rectory.

This event is free, but you must reserve a place by 1 June 2022.

For more information and to book, go to www.mwib.org.uk or email events.mwib@gmail.com

CTiB celebration service

Saturday 25 June


Churches Together in Boston (CTiB) are looking to hold a celebration service on Saturday 25 June at 6.30pm at Centenary. It would be great to support this event – there was a fantastic turn out for the Walk of Witness from our community churches and it would be good to support this special service too. Please put this date in your diary.

Holiday @ Home

Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 September 2022

Dates for your diary for this year’s Holiday @ Home at Zion.



Thank You

Easter Offering Envelope proceeds from Zion amounted to £230 in aid of Methodist Church World Mission Funds.


Centrepoint Outreach Retiring Collection in April was £36 (made up to £50 by the Church Council).



General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Currently Zion is undergoing its data protection annual review which is mandatory and the checklist form has to be returned to the District Office by the end of this month.


For anyone holding personal data on behalf of the church/church groups please check the following:


§  Any privacy information that is no longer required needs to be destroyed – shredded or deleted from computers

§  All contact information should be correct

§  All personal information must be held securely


Latest version of ‘Managing Trustees’ Privacy Notice’ is on the noticeboard in the coffee lounge.



Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Have you ever encountered something so complicated, that you never thought you would pull it off? Like everyone else, MAF has moments like these but they know that ‘with God, all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26).


Whether it’s moving a small plane from one side of the world to the other, distributing thousands of mosquito nets in the middle of nowhere or transporting an endangered animal in the hope that they might reproduce, MAF – with God’s power – has done it all.


As you read their latest news round-up (https://www.maf-uk.org/how-we-help/news) know that whatever complexity you face, God has got your back!

Volunteer Drivers

There may on occasions be times when our church folk may need help with transport to get to medical/hospital appointments. If you would be willing to help with this scheme, please contact Jean.


RoadHoG News: May 2022



RoadHoG are planning to distribute 450 copies of the Scripture Union “It’s Your Move” books again this year which help children move up to secondary school. If this is something you feel you can help to fund, please go to the website: https://roadhogbus.org.uk/support-us/its-your-move-books/


Please pray for:

V  funds to become available for the Bus

V  for the Team to know God’s leading as to where to seek funding

V  for folk to find it in their hearts to give

V  for large funders to respond favourably to requests for help

V  for Tony Coe’s continuing work with schools



Volunteer Opportunity: BEAM Café

The BEAM café (Building Engagement Around Mental health) aims to offer a safe space for anyone in the community, who is experiencing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, and could benefit from a listening ear, peer support and links to other groups or services if appropriate. To support this as best we can within the community, we are looking for volunteers that are caring, empathetic and non-judgmental.


At present the café is running 12-3pm on Tuesdays and 4-8pm on Wednesdays at St Botolph’s Church however we would love to expand this further and are looking for volunteers to support a Friday evening, 4-7pm at Centenary Church.


A training and ongoing support package will be offered as part of this opportunity. For further information, you can contact Heidi Freeman, Community Connector on 07833 786816.



Circuit Vacancies

The Boston Circuit currently have vacancies for Circuit Stewards, Synod Reps, Mission representatives for World Mission, JMA and All We Can, Youth and Children's work. Please prayerfully consider whether any of these roles are something you could undertake to support the Circuit at this exciting time of change. If you are interested to find out more about any of the roles, please contact the Circuit Office.

Trip to Auschwitz and Krakow

26 to 30 September

District Event led by Revd. Bruce Thompson.

For more information or to register your interest please email chair@lincolnshiremethodist.org.uk.



New Place for New People

The District are putting together a team to develop New Places for New People (NPNP) projects in the Lincolnshire District. For further information, or to express an interest, please contact Mrs Alison Godfrey on 01522 370126 or email PA@lincolnshiremethodist.org.uk



Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing helpline

Lincolnshire has a confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline.  It is available 24/7, is free and can provide emotional support, advice and guidance for anyone feeling low, anxious or stressed. Call 0800 001 4331 if you would like to talk to someone. Please remember it's ok to ask for help - these are difficult times for us all.


Also... If you need support and are unable to call on members of your household or friends and family members to help for food or supplies, you can still get help. Call 01522 782189, 7 days a week.




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