desperately needs some stewards. Please seriously consider this rewarding post
which helps ensure the smooth running of the Church life. Anyone interested or
just needing more information please speak to Irene, Darryl or Neil Vickers
well before the Church General meeting in April. We ideally need 4 or 5 and
currently have 3 with one due to step down in April leaving only 2 to carry on.
Thank you to all who
have responded to the appeal for gloves for the Food Bank clients, they have
been very well received and we are very grateful for the speed with which you
all responded. Many thanks, Shirley Evans.
‘Messy Easter’ at Gipsey
Sunday 25 March, 3-5pm
Fun, crafts, story and songs for children and their families,
followed by a party tea. ALL children must be accompanied by an adult. No
charge – all welcome – just turn up! For more information, contact Rev Julie –
01205 316524 – firstname.lastname@example.org
A Service of Quiet Reflection
for Holy Week:
Wednesday 28 March, 7pm
Gipsey Bridge Chapel, led by Rev Julie Doddrell – ALL welcome.
Spring Extravaganza at
Wednesday 11 April, 9.30am to 12.30pm
If you wish to help at this Extravaganza please sign on the list
by the door.
Sunday 25 March
For anyone who wants to help on the holiday club on Wednesday 11
April. Quick meeting after church service on 25 March to talk about the crafts.
Saturday 14 April
Robin and Maureen invite
everyone to join them at Zion Church hall for afternoon tea to celebrate 60 years
of happy marriage. Please put your name on the sheet in the coffee lounge by 8
April. We kindly ask for no gifts please but should you wish to donate it will
be given towards Zion sound system fund.
Do you have any spare
towels you would be willing to donate to Zion please to replace the existing
ones? Even though we have the hand dryers, it is always useful to have towels
An evening with John Wesley by Mark Topping
Saturday 21 April at 7pm
At Spilsby Methodist
Church. Tickets £5. Written applications for tickets to Gwen Mundy, 101 Marina
View, Dogdyke LN4 4BF (01526 345051). Please remember to include a Stamped
Addressed Envelope with your application. Payment by cash or cheque (payable to
Mid Lincolnshire Methodist Circuit).
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
30 Days of Prayer for
the Muslim World:
27 May to 25 June
free resource online at:
Use 30 Days of Prayer
and join with Christians around the world in praying for the Muslim world
during Ramadan. It contains useful facts and information about Muslim practices
and beliefs, stories of how God is at work in the lives of Muslims today and a
daily focus on different countries and people groups across the Muslim world.
Come and See:
Saturday 5 May, 10am
Exploring God’s call on
your life. A day of prayer, discernment and discovery. With time to explore lay
ministry, pioneer ministry and ordained ministries. Wootton Trinity Methodist
Church, 45 High Street, Wootton, Northampton NN4 6LP. For more information or
to book your place email: email@example.com
Holiday @ Home (Italy)
Tuesday 4 September to Thursday 6 September
Please put these days in
Everyone really had a good relaxing holiday last year and hopefully
this year’s will be as enjoyable and relaxing.
Zion members financial and voluntary support
The Leadership Team are
putting together a list of organisations that are supported by Zion members to
put up on the noticeboard to celebrate the breadth of support. This could be
time offered in volunteering or financial support. Please let the stewards know
about any organisations you are involved in – welfare / friendship / financial
/ health or similar groups. They do not need names of individuals, just the
organisations that are supported financially and in other ways include: Andrew
Woodliffe’s Ministry in Kuala Lumper; Boston Food Bank; Boston Centrepoint
Outreach; All You Can (Methodist Relief and Development Fund); Christian Aid;
Tearfund; Barnabas Fund; Release International (working with persecuted
Christians across the world); Compassion; RoadHoG.
organisations that members work voluntarily with include: Boston Scouting;
Boston Macular Society; Citizen’s Advice (Mid Lincs-Boston); Fibromyalgia
Relief; Boston Food Bank; Boston Street Pastors; Boston Night Shelter; Boston
Centrepoint Outreach; Probus in Boston; Rotary in Boston; Willoughby Road
Allotment Society; South Holland Singers.
SU is committed to
ensuring that the gospel is proclaimed to thousands of children and young
people across England and Wales through the 95 Campaign (targeting the 95% who
aren’t in church). They have employed five new regional workers to help to
share the good news through a wide range of activities.
Matty Hawthorne is one of those regional workers. This is his story:
“I’ve recently been involved in a secondary school mission
across Calderdale, West Yorkshire called ‘Fuse’. Working alongside Youth for
Christ (YFC) Calderdale, several local churches and our mission partner
Christians in Calderdale Schools (CICS), we decided to get the Christian band
Twelve24 into local secondary schools, and then to put on an event at the local
nightclub for the young people we had connected with in schools.
Through a youth club tour, and in local schools, we were able to
see around four thousand young people face-to-face; the team and band members
ran lessons on self-worth, purpose and anti-bullying. Tragically some of the
schools had recently seen a few of their pupils commit suicide, and so these
subjects seemed very relevant.
Following the schools week, we booked a huge local nightclub
called Atik, and with dozens of volunteers from local churches helping out, we
saw hundreds of young people come along to a great evening, where they got to
listen and party to the music of Twelve24 as well as hearing the gospel. It was
a beautiful moment at the end of the gig when dozens of young people raised
their hand in response to the gospel message.
Of course, you can never be quite sure what a response like this
means to each individual. However, after the gig we got a message from a young
person saying that they had been planning on taking their own life before we
came to their school, but had decided to wait to come along to the gig, and
after responding to the message had changed their mind. Thank God that he
placed us there just at that time. It's incredible to think that when we step
out and reach The 95, we can bring new life in all sorts of ways.
Following the schools week and the nightclub gig, we booked a
huge local Costa Coffee to run a follow-up event each Wednesday evening. Having
done two of these evenings so far, it’s such an encouragement to be able to
connect with 40-50 young people starting their journey of discipleship.”
If you would like to
find out more or to give a gift to support this important work, go to: www.scriptureunion.org.uk