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Sunday 18 November 2018


  Worship led by Mrs E Holland

  Café Church

 Lectionary: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; Mark 13:1-8; Hebrews 10:11-25

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service




WW1 memorial display at Zion

Last day to view the memorial display. It will be taken down on Thursday 22 November.

Sun 18 Nov


Churches Together in All Lincolnshire Remembrance Service at Riverside Church, Sleaford, NG34 7RY – remembering those who have lost their lives on Lincolnshire’s roads

Mon 19 Nov


Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter at Zion

Mon 19 Nov


Badminton at Zion; if you would like to play please see Lesley

Tue 20 Nov


Mission and Outreach Group meeting at Zion

Wed 21 Nov


Short mat bowls; newcomers welcome

Thu 22 Nov


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 22 Nov


Eastside House Group

Fri 23 Nov


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

Fri 23 Nov


Set up stalls for Christmas Fayre

Sat 24 Nov

10am – 2pm

Zion Christmas Fayre

Sat 24 Nov


Military Wives Choirs Digby at Centenary

Sun 25 Nov


Westside House Group Christmas Meal; New England Hotel


Churches Together in All Lincolnshire

Remembrance Service

Sunday 18 November


Riverside Church, Sleaford

A service for everyone, remembering those who have lost their lives on Lincolnshire’s roads. Riverside Church, Sleaford, NG34 7RY. Speaker: Ven Mark Steadman, Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey. Service led by Rev Robert Brumby, minister of Riverside Church.


Mission and Outreach Group

Tuesday 20 November

There will be a meeting of the church's Mission and Outreach Group on Tuesday (20 Nov). at 7.30pm. Everyone is most welcome to attend, especially those who have ideas as to how we can forge better connections with our neighbours and the local community.


Zion Christmas Fayre

Saturday 24 November

10am to 2pm

There is a list on the board near the door for you to sign up if you would like to help at the Christmas Fayre. For all donations of items please place in the correct box that you will find at the top of the stairs.


  Fresh produce including jams and preserves, flowers, fruit and veg.

  Cakes - please bake!!

  Books and cds



  New gifts



  Toys and games

  Gift bags

Also requested – individually wrapped tea, coffee and hot chocolate sachets and small packets of biscuits, kit kat type bars and sweets for Ian and Elaine. Thank you!



Entertainment this year is:

  1. Boston West Choir/Singers   - 10.30am
  2. BUGs (Boston Ukele Group) - 12.30pm
Do invite people along.


THANK YOU to the following businesses /companies that have donated a prize:

  • Crumbs Cafe
  • Co-Op - Argyle Street
  • Johnson's Garden Centre
  • Bycroft's Butchers

We are still looking for volunteers. Please let Lesley know, or sign on the sheet by the door, if you are willing to help.

Setting stalls up from 6pm on Friday 23 November.


Military Wives Choirs Digby

Saturday 24 November


At Centenary Methodist Church, Boston.

Tickets £8 or £10 at the door (includes tea/coffee and biscuits).

Contact Centenary Circuit Office on 355543.



Thank You

  Joan wishes to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and wishes, many prayers and all her get well cards. She is making a good recovery and making progress day by day.


Swineshead Church Christmas Tea Pot

Friday 7 December


Christmas entertainment and festive tea. Everyone welcome. Book early as it is usually a sell out!! Tickets £6. Phone Jenny on 01205 821300 to book.



Choir for Christmas

Friday 7 December


We will be forming a choir for the Carol and Crib service on 23 December. The choir will be presenting a couple of new songs by Stuart Townend and Graham Kendrick and there will be three practices starting at 7pm on the 7, 14 and 21 December. So all you singers, please do sign up on the notice on the white board near the church entrance. Any questions, to Stuart please.



Bible reading notes for 2019

Please let Barbara know if you wish to order them from Centenary.



Welcome Service at Centenary

Saturday 2 December


You are invited to the Welcome Service for our new minister, Rev Dr Val Ogden – with uplifting music, inspirational words and prayers for the future – followed by a Faith Tea.

Everyone warmly welcome.

We look forward to seeing you.




Olive Tree events

  From 1 Nov to 24 Dec, 10am-5pm: Nativity Tableau in Stable 4

  From 1 Nov to 24 Dec: Homemade soup and Mince pies available in Tea Room

  Saturday 1 December, 10am-3pm: Craft Workshop; £5 for 2 hours

  Thursday 6 December, 6.30pm-8pm: Carols and supper in the Library; £5pp

  Thursday 13 December, 6.30pm-8pm: Carols and supper in the Library; £5pp

  Thursday 20 December, 6.30pm-8pm: Carols and supper in the library; £5pp

Ring Olive Tree on 01760 763627 for information or to book on an event.




Real Advent Calendar

The Real Advent Calendar communicates the real story of Advent and Christmas to all generations, including Fairtrade chocolates and a 24-page activity booklet. A great way to share the Christmas story!

Available online:






RoadHoG news  - November 2018

See noticeboard and online for latest news: www.roadhogbus.org.uk

Please remember the volunteer drivers and teams in your prayers and all the young people.

The next Prayer Meeting will be on Friday 11 January 2019 from 7pm – details to follow nearer the time.




Private Tour – Weston Super Mare

Monday 22 to Friday 26 April

Details on noticeboard. 5 days by coach from £389 per person, half board. Departing from Boston and Kirton.

The Smiths Hotel, Weston Super Mare (3*).

This is the group started by Pearl Kennedy.

If anyone is interested in going please email zionmethodistchurch@live.co.uk for details and booking form.





Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

CAP are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, they are bringing hope to over 21,500 families every year.


If you haven’t seen the BBC2 documentary yet then you can catch up online: https://capuk.org/debtsaviours


An independent report from the London School of Economics (LSE) has reviewed the wider social impact of Christians Against Poverty and its partnering churches – and valued it at £32M a year. They carried out more than 100 interviews with staff and clients and worked through more than 12,600 client records to find out just how they work and the social impact on society. The report, called Never Just a Number, says CAP provides 'crucial' face-to-face support which goes far beyond simply debt advice. It describes the debt help as 'intensive and holistic' which is 'highly professional'. https://capuk.org/connect/keep-up-to-date/latest-news/caps-invaluable-debt-help-praised-in-lse-report


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1000 Letters

Write a letter to the young people attending 3Generate and encourage them to be courageous in their faith by sharing your own faith story. The letters will help children and young people feel connected to, and part of, the wider body of the Methodist Church.



Methodist Women in Britain podcast

Sandra Goodwin, Methodist Women in Britain President 2017-2019, talks with Mike Ivatt about Methodist Women in Britain and the place of women within the worldwide Church.



Methodist Church: Our Calling

The Methodist Church reaffirms the nature of its mission, ‘Our Calling’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWeMRKtL6MQ



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