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Sunday 23 June 2019


  Worship led by Mr G Carter

 Lectionary: Galatians 3:23-29 (p1170); 2 Peter 1:3-11 (p1222); Luke 8:26-39 (p1038); 1 Peter 5:8-11 (p1221)

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service


Sun 23 Jun


Messy Church at Gipsey Bridge Chapel – see notice below

Mon 24 Jun


‘Big Fellowship’ Bible Study at Zion – see notice below

Mon 24 Jun


Monday Afternoon Fellowship

Tue 25 Jun


Crossroads Lunch Club at Restore Church; Ian Evans (367400)

Tue 25 Jun


The Way Fellowship; Brothertoft Road

Tue 25 Jun


Finance & Property meeting at Zion

Wed 26 Jun


Summer Season of Music at Centenary; Boston Choral Society

Wed 26 Jun


Wednesday Fellowship at Cooks Lock

Thu 27 Jun


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 27 Jun


Westside House Group; Hessle Avenue

Thu 27 Jun


Eastside House Group

Fri 28 Jun


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

Sat 29 Jun


Men’s Breakfast; Hospital Bridge;

Please call Malcolm to confirm attendance

Sun 30 Jun


Circuit Service at Wrangle – see notice below

Messy Church at Gipsey Bridge Chapel

Sunday 23 June


Theme: “Dazzling Disciples’. Crafts and games with stories and 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.


Fellowship Bible Study at Zion

Monday 24 June


We will begin to explore one of the most important sermons ever preached, the Sermon on the mount. It would be useful but not essential if you can read Matthew Chapter 5 in preparation. This will be our last ‘Big Fellowship’ before the summer break so don’t miss it. Let’s explore together. Room 1.

Summer Season of Music at Centenary


Wednesday 26 June


Boston Choral Society is a friendly group of people who simply enjoy making music! Their repertoire comprises a mixture of sacred and secular. They strive to perform at least three concerts per year. This concert consists of some of their favourite pieces – all well know words and music.


Every Wednesday from 5 June to 14 August; 7.30pm to 8.30pm

free admission (collection).


Circuit Celebration service at Wrangle

Sunday 30 June


Come and celebrate! Boston Methodist Circuit invites everyone to a Circuit Service for the Admission of our two new Local Preachers: Cherry Wilkinson and Clarice Royce. The service will be followed by a faith tea. Please bring some food to share! For help with transport from Boston, or any other queries please ring Rev. Julie.



Walk to Conference

President Designate of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, is currently walking 133 miles to Methodist Conference. You can follow her and the group's progress on Facebook. The group are fundraising for All We Can. Those attending Conference are invited to welcome the walkers at around 12pm on Saturday 29 June.




‘Knit and natter, sew and chatter’ summer break

‘Knit and natter, sew and chatter’ are having a summer break. They will begin meeting again on Monday 3 September at 2 pm.



Heckington Show Messy Tent

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Boston and Sleaford Circuits are hosting a ‘Messy Tent’ at the Heckington Show again this year and are looking for volunteers to help invite visitors into the tent, to help with craft activities and to chat with visitors. Volunteer numbers seem to be getting less and less each year so any help is greatly appreciated.


If you are willing to help, please contact Becky Guilliatt at Sleaford Circuit Office indicating when you are available (either a morning or an afternoon on the Saturday and/or Sunday and/or from around 5pm on Friday 26 July to help set up and decorate the tent). Telephone 01526 833571 (please note the new number) or email sleafordmethodistcircuit@gmail.com  as soon as possible so the rota can be drawn up and the volunteers advised of their time slots in good time. Thank you!



Action for Children

Sponsored walk/bike ride

Saturday 13 July


Join us at our local Step Out for Children sponsored walk / bike ride and help some of the UKs most disadvantaged and excluded children.

Meeting at Witham Tavern, Sluice Bridge at 2pm on Saturday 13 July.

To register, contact Sheila L.


The Settlers at Centenary

Wednesday 3 July


The Settlers ‘live’ in concert launching their brand new album. Do you remember a children’s TV show called “Follyfoot” with the Settlers theme song, The Lightning Tree? Two members from the 80’s line-up have now re-formed the group to create again those wonderful harmonies. Playing their own hits, plus songs from The Seekers, Peter Paul and Mary, John Denver, The Beatles… Free admission (a collection will be taken). www.thesettlers.co.uk


Conference: ‘A Bright Succession’

from Friday 12 July

This conference entitled ‘A Bright Succession’, referencing the hymn sung at Methodist ordinations, will explore the legacy of Susanna Wesley. It will touch on a range of issues linking gender, heritage and faith. 'A Bright Succession' takes place from 12 to 14 July at the University of Lincoln. Guest speakers include Professor Charles Wallace and the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson. To book your place please visit the Methodist Church website.



'Action for Children'

Afternoon tea in New York

Saturday 13 July


Celebrate 150 years of Action for Children with afternoon tea in New York; £15 for two; at New York Lecture Hall, LN4 4YD.

For further information, contact Sheila.


Stamford Stompers


Wednesday 17 July


The Stamford Stompers are back again (a year older, but not any wiser!) Last year they received a standing ovation (from at least one member of the audience!) for their unique style of Dixieland Jazz. They play tunes with proper melodies from the 20’s and 30’s. Free admission (a collection will be taken).


Dates for your diary: RoadHoG

  Saturday 27 July, 2pm; Summer BBQ; Fishtoft Playing Field

  Friday 4 October; 10th Birthday Celebrations; Holy Trinity Church



Poster making workshop at Zion

Sunday 28 July

Bring a packed lunch along and there will be a small presentation about poster making before you get to work!  The aim is to produce, between us, enough posters to be able to change the front noticeboard on a regular basis.  Themes and ideas will be given. Card and craft materials will be provided. You do not have to be an artist or creative to join in. It will hopefully be an afternoon of fun and fellowship and hopefully at the end we will have enough posters to last the whole year.  Work together or on your own.



‘Holiday @ Home’

from Tuesday 3 September

‘Holiday @ Home’ will have a Scottish theme this year.  Tuesday 3 September to Thursday 5 September. Please put the dates in your diaries and invite your friends and neighbours along.  Programmes will be ready shortly.


Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Jack and Adrian have posted a few photos on our Facebook page of their time in Sudan working with Mission Aviation Fellowship. This gives an insight into the work they are involved in.


Greetings from MAF Uganda:

We are about half way through our 6 weeks as Relief Operations Manager with MAF in Uganda. Adrian is working with the MAF staff at the new airport office. We are organising flights every day. We regularly carry staff for churches, missions and humanitarian organisations working with refugees, churches and hospitals in Northern Uganda, Ebola patients and churches in East DR Congo and churches and missions in South Sudan.


This week we had a request for an emergency flight to bring an injured man from Moroto to  Kampala. He had been in a motorcycle accident and was unconscious still after 3 days. He is a driver for a church project working with aids patients and their families. He has a large family who would really value your prayers please for his recovery please. Moroto is a small and remote town of about 15,000 people living in settlements in the Karamoja area of Uganda. This is an area where we fly to several times each week. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes to fly from Kampala. By road it would be around 10 hours.


Pray for all the refugees from South Sudan living in Uganda and the people from many churches, missions and other organisations working with them. Many have suffered loss of family members and all have lost their homes when they fled the conflict.


Please pray for the situation surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Congo. There has been a lot of conflict and violence in the area causing thousands of people to flee from their homes. This makes it even more difficult for the health staff to prevent the Ebola from spreading. We have already had 3 cases confirmed in the Kasese area of Uganda - about 180 miles from us in Kampala. It has also meant the authorities have have closed Bunia Airport to flights from Uganda. This makes it very difficult for us to get staff and supplies quickly to where they are needed as we have to do indirect flights to get people there. Please pray that there would be a change in the authorities mind to allow us to resume direct flights. Please also pray for the health workers we work with, who are dealing with the very hard situations they face.


Please pray for the MAF team who are working with the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority on 2 July when they will be carrying out an annual inspection to renew our licence to fly here. We would ask for a good meeting with them and for us to be able to maintain a good relationship.


Pray for all the staff organising our flights and the pilots flying the aircraft to the many remote places where our Christian partners work bringing help and hope to isolated people.


“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 NIVUK


Many thanks for your support and prayers which we appreciate very much. God bless. Adrian - RELIEF MANAGER



General Data Protection Regulations

Under the Regulations, Zion Methodist Church must obtain your consent to hold your personal data (name, address, phone numbers, email address etc.). If you receive an annual membership ticket from The Methodist Church you have already given your consent by this very fact.


If you DO NOT RECEIVE an annual ticket of membership please would you complete the

CONSENT REGISTER as soon as possible. It will be placed on the table at the back of the North Aisle. Please do take the time to read the front cover before signing and complete the first four columns. Should you wish to withdraw your consent please complete the first two and final column. Thank you for your help.


Dates for your diary: RoadHoG

  Saturday 27th July, 2pm

Summer BBQ; Fishtoft Playing Field

  Friday 4 October;

10th Birthday Celebrations; Holy Trinity Church




RoadHoG News: June 2019

Please see the noticeboard or online at www.roadhogbus.org.uk for the latest newsletter.

  •   Praise God for the many people (300-350) who visited the bus at Carrington Steam Rally recently and pray that many more will visit at Pinchbeck on 8 June
  •   Pray for the many schools visits that Tony is making this month
  •   Pray for the ongoing work to develop more stops for RoadHoG and other bus ministries in Lincolnshire


The RoadHoG BBQ will be held on Saturday 20 July and the next RoadHoG Prayer Meeting will be on Friday 6 September at 7pm – more details to follow nearer the time.




Summer Season of Music at Centenary

from Wednesday 5 June


Every Wednesday from 5 June to 14 August; 7.30pm to 8.30pm; free admission (collection).


  5 June: Swineshead Silver Band

  12 June: Nigel Ogden, Organist

  19 June: BUGS Ukulele Band

  26 June: Boston Choral Society

  3 July: The Settlers-60s Pop Band

  10 July: Coastal Community Choir

  17 July: Stamford Stompers

  24 July: Pat Campbell – Vocalist

  31 July: The BIZ Boston

  7 August: Kings Palace Steel Band

  14 August: Swineshead Silver Band Proms Concert








Please do take a look at the 3Generate Manifesto for 2019 (coffee lounge noticeboard and online at https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/3generate/manifestos-and-resources/) and see what the children and young people of the Methodist Church are concerned about!  Do they differ in the things that are a concern to you?

22 to 24 November – register now!

This year 3Generate is from 22 to 24 November at Pontins, Southport and registration is now open. Ticket prices for children and youth (8 to 23 years old) will be £120 per person, with accompanying leaders, free.


Brexit discussions

The Westminster Parliament continues to struggle with the Brexit process. Like no other issue of our time, Brexit has divided our politics, our society and our communities. The coming days and months harbour uncertainty and even fear.


We know that faithful Methodists hold a spectrum of views on Brexit, as they do on many other issues that shape our country and world. We do not minimise the challenge of responding to this hugely emotive issue. Yet we believe that, as Christians, we are bound to one another in Christ, whatever our differences. And we are called serve to our communities even, perhaps especially, in these troubling times.


Churches around the country have been providing safe spaces of welcome, reflection and conversation. Places where name-calling and abuse are not acceptable, but where differing views can be heard. Offering such a gift of welcome to our communities is not always easy. We hold each other in prayer as we try to serve others at this time.


We also pray for the politicians and civil servants, in this country and in the EU, who are at the centre of this storm and must make important decisions. We pray for those with whom we disagree as much as those who share our personal views.


While we may feel at sea, blown about by a chaotic political process, we believe that we have an assurance that flows from the faithfulness of God. And therefore we can offer love, practice compassion and speak justice to the communities we serve.


Rev Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Conference

Mr Bala Gnanapragasam, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference



Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge


  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

Please confirm attendance with Malcolm S.


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