† Centrepoint Outreach Collection 08/04/18: £36.00
(made up to £50 by the Church Council)
† Maureen & Robin's
Diamond Wedding Anniversary Gifts 14/04/18: £245.00 for Zion's Audio Visual Resources Fund.
We congratulate them
both on this happy occasion and send our thanks to them for supporting the
Church in this way.
† CAMEO: A grant of £991.64 has been gratefully received
from Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd to support our Friday CAMEO Group.
Spring Extravaganza! A BIG THANK YOU to
all that helped in anyway with the Spring Extravaganza on 11 April.
We had 65 people sign in + the helpers. Approx. 80 people altogether. Some of the
photographs are on the photo gallery for you to see.
Salsa session at Zion
Wednesday 25 April
Are you 50+ and fancy
trying salsa? Join us for a cuppa, chat and a chance to meet new people at our
free, fun salsa event. Absolutely no experience needed. For more information or
for help with transport please contact Gemma Moore on email@example.com / 07834 653 361 or Anna
Kusztyb on Anna.Kusztyb@lincs-chs.nhs.uk / 07976589822
prayer for ME/CFS sufferers in ME Awareness Week:
7 to 13 May 2018
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as CFS (Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome), is a chronic illness which affects over 250,000 people in
the UK. At this present time there is no known cure for ME/CFS and the NHS
guidelines for treatment are currently under review. The findings will not be
published until 2020, leaving those who suffer from ME/CFS in what can seem
like a hopeless situation.
But as Christians and ME/CFS sufferers we do have hope and faith
in our Heavenly Father. We know He has the answer. We believe that we need to
come alongside other ME/CFS sufferers and cry out with them for God to heal
this illness. We are requesting that you please join together with us as we
pray for an end to this suffering. To that end, during ME/CFS Awareness week,
we are asking that you please remember us in prayer.
† for ME/CFS sufferers and
† for their carers
† for healing
† for a cure and effective
† for those carrying out
† for funding for research
Christian Aid Week
13 May to 19 May
The aim this year is to raise funds for the people of Haiti, to
enable them to rebuild their lives and communities following the natural
disasters which have so badly affected this area.
Christian Aid Humber Bridge Crossing: 12 May
A six mile walk across the bridge and back
Ask family and friends to sponsor you
All money raised will go to Christian Aid to help Refugees and
Bus leaves Centenary Church, Boston at 12 noon, returns 7pm
Cost £5 per sponsored adult. Free for sponsored under 18s. Cost
for those not sponsored £10.
For sponsor forms and further information contact Trevor Baily,
8 Oakham Terrace, Boston PE21 8PZ, tel: 01205 311575, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer for Revival
Tuesday 15 May, 7pm
join us for a relaxed evening of worship and prayer for God’s work in our
churches and communities at Centenary… part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer
between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Offers of cake and requests for
information to Rev Julie Doddrell 01205 316524. All welcome! Just turn up.
Organised by Methodist Circuit Leadership Team.
Celebrating 60 Happy Years
Sunday 20 May
Ann & Derrick would
like you to join them to celebrate their Diamond Wedding. David Taylor will be
taking the Morning Service followed by a salad lunch in the hall. A
presentation “Our Holiday Romance” will take place in the Sanctuary after the
meal. We kindly ask for no gifts please but should you wish to donate it will
be given to the Methodist Charity “Action for Children”. Please put your name
on the sheet in the coffee lounge by Sunday 13 May.
Thy Kingdom Come
10 to 20 May 2018
This is a global prayer movement. The Archbishop of Canterbury
is inviting people around the world to join the movement, and the World Methodist
Council is also encouraging Methodists across the world to take part.
The aim of Thy Kingdom Come is that Christians pray that people
might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost
from 10 - 20 May 2018. To take part, you can sign up and 'pledge to pray' on
the Thy Kingdom Website; www.thykingdomcome.global
Download prayer and worship resources online:
‘Waiting in Wonder’ book of reflections:
Or order hard copies from Christian Publishing and Outreach Ltd:
Online video series: https://www.youtube.com/thykingdomcome
April 2018 www.roadhogbus.org.uk
Please pray for the Project Management Team and the team leaders
as they meet on 5 May
Please pray for sufficient volunteers to staff the Bus at the
Carrington Steam Rally on 27 and 28 May, at Pinchbeck Village Fete on 9 June,
and at Gosberton District Fair on 10 June
Please pray for Tony Coe and his work with local schools
Please do pray for the financial needs of the RoadHoG project to
Freedom in Christ
In living a Christian
life, people often tell us that doing good is pointless, or there will be
problems attached. This passage from the Freedom in Christ course is an answer:
'People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior
Do good anyway
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by
the smallest people with the smallest minds.
People favour underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for the underdog anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help, but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you've got and you'll get kicked in the
Give the world the best you've got anyway.'
leaders united in the House of Lords on Tuesday 17 April to challenge
government inactivity on tax justice reforms and to demand immediate tough
action by launching “Church Action for Tax Justice” (CAT).
Our Religious Freedom
UK Sunday Schools could still be hit by
new inspection plans for out-of-school settings
Proposed new legislation
in the UK to regulate out-of-school education settings including Christian
Sunday schools has been dropped but replaced by a package of measures achieving
the same effect.
An Evening with Graham
Friday 18 May, 7.30pm
An Evening with Graham
Kendrick will take place at the New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford NG34
7JP, on Friday 18 May 2018 at 7.30 pm. The evening is an ideal
opportunity for people outside of the church to hear the good news of the
Gospel through modern contemporary worship songs. Tickets are £13 each – 01529
413063 – www.nlcm.org.uk