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Chapel Anniversary

Photo from 10 years ago!
Taken at the site of Zion Methodist Church, West Street




Sunday 20 October 2019

Church Anniversary and Gift Day


  Worship led by Reverend Ann Lett

Bible:  Genesis 28:10-19 (p30); 1 Peter 2:4-10 (p1218)


Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service


Church Open Week concludes

 Saturday 19 October

Many thanks to all those people who have volunteered.

Sun 20 Oct


Church Anniversary and Re-dedication of Pastoral Visitors at Zion

Mon 21 Oct


Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter at Zion

Mon 21 Oct


Badminton at Zion; newcomers welcome!

Tue 22 Oct


Crossroads Lunch Club at Restore Church

Wed 23 Oct


Short mat bowls at Zion; new members welcome

Thu 24 Oct


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 24 Oct


Sausage and mash at Swineshead, followed by free film

Thu 24 Oct


Eastside House Group

Fri 25 Oct


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

Sat 26 Oct


Men’s Breakfast; Hospital Bridge; Roger Welberry (Lincolnshire Dialogue); please call Malcolm to confirm attendance

Sat 26 Oct


Board Games Night and Supper at Zion; £5 per person, including sausage and mash supper; Stephen/Irene for tickets

Annual Gift Day Appeal:

Sunday 20 October

It is a tradition at Zion to have an annual gift day, to which monies received will go towards Church funds, which enables us to keep a presence in this area.

Board Games Night at Zion


Saturday 26 October


Tickets £5 per person, including sausage and mash supper. Money raised for Zion. Speak to Stephen / Irene for tickets. Everyone welcome. Come and learn a new game or play some old favourites.



Safer Space Update Training

There is a list of names of people who need to do the Safer Space update training near the door of the church, along with dates it is available. Would those on the list please indicate which date they will attend. If you are not on the list but would like to attend the training, or if you have any questions, please speak to Irene.

Thank You

Macmillan Coffee Morning – thank you!

Thank you to everyone for supporting us on Friday 24 September. We raised £367 for the MacMillan Fund. Thanks again! Celia, Margaret and Marlene.

Centrepoint - 13/10/19: £44.40 (made up to £50 by the Church Council)


Rotary Shoebox project

The 2019 Shoebox campaign is gathering momentum. Four primary schools have joined, as has the Stump which is acting as a distribution and collection point for the town.  In addition, churches in the Circuit are also taking part. Can we beat last year’s total, 40 for Zion, 393 altogether?  Your boxes are waiting in the coffee lounge. When you have filled your box, bring it back to Church by 3 November when the whole collection will be blessed.

Big Fellowship Bible Study at Zion

Monday 28 October


Zion Big Fellowship continues to look at ‘Pointers in Christ in the Old Testament’. This session we will be looking at ‘The Tabernacle’



Zion Christmas Fayre

Saturday 30 November


As time moves on collection boxes for items for the Christmas Fayre will soon be appearing on the landing by the sanctuary doors. Lainey is looking for mugs and especially cups and saucers to be filled with small gifts such as individual sachets of coffee, wrapped chocolates and small travel size toiletries, like miniature bath bombs, face cloths and scrunchies. We also need tombola prizes, any unwanted new gifts, anything Christmas (no electricals), bric a brac, toys and games, jigsaws, hand crafted items or craft kits, books, potted plants. Cakes and pastries for sale on the day, also sausage rolls and mince pies for coffee time. Donations of cakes etc can be dropped off at church anytime Friday onwards. We are seeking a volunteer to make and weigh a fruit cake for guess the weight of the cake game. The boxes will be available from the 1st week of November. Thank you in advance for any donations you may make. Lyn and Lainey.




Real Advent Calendar

Orders for Real Advent Calendars are now being taken at Centenary bookshop. Belgian Fairtrade Chocolate and The Real Christmas Story by The Meaningful Chocolate Company. £3.80 each.

Last orders by Wednesday 20 November.







Letter from Rev Neil Vickers and family

Updating on how the family are settling in and thanking everyone for their support and friendship.



To all our friends in Boston,
We write this on another sunny morning in Grimsby, we have been here a month and feel like we have settled in and although we haven’t yet got to the end of ‘box city' we are mostly sorted and have made good friends with the people at the local tip. 
We wanted to thank you for your support and friendship over the last thirteen years. We felt touched by all the people who came to our two leaving services and by all the generous gifts, cards and good wishes we received. The atmosphere and singing was wonderful and we know God is with us in this move. Thank you too, to the people who made the journey to be with us at our welcome service, it was lovely to see you all.
Neil has started work here and is getting to know his way around. His first major task was to organise synod where I am sure he saw some of you.  L seems to have settled into her school and looks very smart in her new uniform. She has started her GCSE options and managed to get into the school netball and football teams. E is still coming back to Boston at the moment to do various photo shoots but will look at developing links with nurseries and children's centres here. J has been busy unpacking and getting the house organised and then she will be looking for work here.
We hope that all the exciting new developments you planned are coming along.  We think especially of Ann and Julie as they settle in to their new roles and of Kirton with its new families worker and all the building plans, of Zion’s Bible journaling group, the leadership team and everyone involved in the Churches in Boston.
May God bless all you do, and remember we are only just up the road
Neil, J, E and L x

Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge


  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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