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Sunday 29 May        10.30am

Worship led by Rev Julie Doddrell


Lectionary:  John 17:20-26; Acts 16:16-34; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21

Plant Sale at Kirton Methodist Church

Saturday 28 May

11am to 2pm

A wide selection of plants ready for the garden.

Drinks and light lunches available.

Cakes for sale, various stalls.


Thy Kingdom Come

Thursday 26 May to Sunday 5 June

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. https://www.thykingdomcome.global/


Daily prayer meetings on Zoom

Churches Together in Boston (CTiB) invite people to join in prayer during the nine days of Thy Kingdom Come between Ascension Day and Pentecost each evening for ½ an hour, praying in and for our area.


The meetings will run from 9:30pm to 10pm each evening from Friday 27 May to Saturday 4 June 2022. All are welcome.


Circuit Coffee, Chat and Prayer

Wednesday 1 June


Join the Zoom coffee, chat and prayer on Wednesday mornings at 10am. Everyone is welcome to join in, bring their own tea/ coffee and we are only sorry we can't pass the biscuit tin round . . .There will be a time to chat together, catch up on news etc. . . then a time of led prayer and reflection. We hope to see you there!


Any resources will be screen shared.

Volunteers needed please  

In order to promote next Saturday's Jubilee Fun Day, and also as part of the consultation on our Mission Plan, 600 leaflets have been produced. The idea is to deliver them in 6 batches of one hundred each, in different parts of our area, in the early part of this week. Three volunteers have already come forward, but three more are needed. So if you are able to deliver 100 leaflets in an area near to you by Wednesday, please speak to Stuart Birkett after today's service.





Jubilee Craft Competition

  Make an item using any medium

  Must cost less than £10 to make

  Red, white and blue, or purple and silver. Or have a royal connection.


All entries in place by 12 noon on 4 June, or may be left with Lyn Johnson.





Summer Season of Music at Centenary

Wednesday 1 June


The Summer Season kicks off with a gala concert featuring:

 Boston Community Choir

 Heckington Singers

 Centenary Singers

 Swineshead Silver Band

 Admission free - a collection will be taken.


Queen's Jubilee Gala Fete at Zion

Saturday 4 June

11am to 3pm

This is our chance to meet the local community on our grounds but we need support and help to make it a success. Stalls, Competitions and BBQ. Best Decorated Cake competition and Fancy dress. Make it a date in your diary. If you are able to help out in any way, then it would be much appreciated.



Jubilee Tea at Centenary

Sunday 5 June

2pm to 4pm

Enjoy scones and tea in Centenary gardens (£2.50)






Recruitment – Safe Families

Please share details of these two recruitment opportunities and please pray that they find the right people for these crucial Christian roles.


Community Volunteer Manager based from the Lincoln office. Closing date Tuesday 31 May: https://safefamilies.uk/lincolnshire-community-volunteer-manager-2/


Family Support Manager based from the Grimsby office. Closing date Friday 10 June:  https://safefamilies.uk/north-east-lincolnshire-family-support-manager/


If anyone would like to know more about the roles or has any questions, please ring Dale Newman, Senior Community Volunteer Manager for Safe Families, on 07341 560663.


Zion Thursday Bible Study Group

Thursday 9 June




RoadHoG News: June 2022




Thank you for all your prayers for RoadHoG. Despite all its problems, the Bus keeps going – Praise God! Please continue to pray for the Project and for the young people – at the last 8 Stops alone, a total of 116 young people visited, thanks in no small part to all your prayers.


Please pray for the events planned in June, and if you can, please do visit too:

V  Thursday 2 June: Fishtoft Jubilee Celebration

V  Saturday 4 June: Kirton Fun Day Celebration

V  Saturday 25 June: Boston Baptist Church Jubilee Celebrations


Please pray for the fantastic Team Members who have volunteered to staff all of these extra events as well as the regular Stops.


If you believe that God may be calling you to join the Bus Team or the Prayer Team, please email kevin.smithbone@btinternet.com for more information. It would be especially helpful to have a co-ordinator for the Prayer Ministry.




Dates for your diary

Summer Season of concerts


Every Wednesday from 1 June to 31 August

7.30pm to 8.30pm

at Centenary

Admission free – a collection will be taken.

Once again, we need volunteers to help with our Summer Season of Concerts which runs every Wednesday evening from June 1 until the end of August. We are looking for volunteers to help with front of house, meeting and greeting, collecting donations etc. It will mean arriving around 6.45pm to help open up the building and being able to stay till all have left. It would be very much appreciated if you can help. The more people we have the better! Please contact Jean with any Wednesday dates you can do as soon as possible so that a rota can be compiled.

  1 June: Gala Concert featuring Boston Community Choir, Heckington Singers, Centenary Singers & Swineshead Silver Band

  8 June: DreamBelles, ABBA Tribute

  15 June: Nigel Morley, Concert Pianist

  22 June: Steven Moore, Marimba

  29 June: The BIZ Boston, Stage & Screen

  6 July: The Salvation Army, Brass Band

  13 July: Haruko Seki, Concert Pianist

  20 July: Coastal Community Choir

  27 July: BUGS, Ukulele Band

  3 August: Tennessee Stud, Trad. Country

  10 August: Pat Campbell, Vocal Hits

  17 August: Louth Male Voice Choir

  24 August: Stamford Stompers, Dixieland Jazz

  31 August: Swineshead Silver Band, Proms

Jubilee Fun Day at Zion

Queen's Jubilee Gala Fete at Zion

Saturday 4 June

11am to 3pm

This is our chance to meet the local community on our grounds but we need support and help to make it a success. Stalls, Competitions and BBQ. Best Decorated Cake competition and Fancy dress. Make it a date in your diary. If you are able to help out in any way, then it would be much appreciated.

Jubilee Tea at Centenary

Sunday 5 June

2pm to 4pm

Enjoy scones and tea in Centenary gardens (£2.50)

Zion's Annual Gift Day

Sunday 5 June - Pentecost



Huge congratulations to Ian H in his new role as Mission Port Officer for the Fisherman’s Mission.




Could I please remind people of the calendar on the table just inside the door for people to use who wish to do flowers for the Sunday services. At the moment there are only about 3 or 4 Sundays with names on for the rest of the year.


If you would like flowers in the church for a special date or would just like to volunteer to provide the flowers occasionally, please fill in your name. Flowers will usually last for 2 weeks. Thank you. Irene.

Thank You

Easter Offering Envelope proceeds from Zion amounted to £230 in aid of Methodist Church World Mission Funds.


Centrepoint Outreach Retiring Collection in April was £36 (made up to £50 by the Church Council).



General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Currently Zion is undergoing its data protection annual review which is mandatory and the checklist form has to be returned to the District Office by the end of this month.


For anyone holding personal data on behalf of the church/church groups please check the following:


§  Any privacy information that is no longer required needs to be destroyed – shredded or deleted from computers

§  All contact information should be correct

§  All personal information must be held securely


Latest version of ‘Managing Trustees’ Privacy Notice’ is on the noticeboard in the coffee lounge.



Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Have you ever encountered something so complicated, that you never thought you would pull it off? Like everyone else, MAF has moments like these but they know that ‘with God, all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26).


Whether it’s moving a small plane from one side of the world to the other, distributing thousands of mosquito nets in the middle of nowhere or transporting an endangered animal in the hope that they might reproduce, MAF – with God’s power – has done it all.


As you read their latest news round-up (https://www.maf-uk.org/how-we-help/news) know that whatever complexity you face, God has got your back!

Volunteer Drivers

There may on occasions be times when our church folk may need help with transport to get to medical/hospital appointments. If you would be willing to help with this scheme, please contact Jean.


RoadHoG News: May 2022



RoadHoG are planning to distribute 450 copies of the Scripture Union “It’s Your Move” books again this year which help children move up to secondary school. If this is something you feel you can help to fund, please go to the website: https://roadhogbus.org.uk/support-us/its-your-move-books/


Please pray for:

V  funds to become available for the Bus

V  for the Team to know God’s leading as to where to seek funding

V  for folk to find it in their hearts to give

V  for large funders to respond favourably to requests for help

V  for Tony Coe’s continuing work with schools



Volunteer Opportunity: BEAM Café

The BEAM café (Building Engagement Around Mental health) aims to offer a safe space for anyone in the community, who is experiencing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, and could benefit from a listening ear, peer support and links to other groups or services if appropriate. To support this as best we can within the community, we are looking for volunteers that are caring, empathetic and non-judgmental.


At present the café is running 12-3pm on Tuesdays and 4-8pm on Wednesdays at St Botolph’s Church however we would love to expand this further and are looking for volunteers to support a Friday evening, 4-7pm at Centenary Church.


A training and ongoing support package will be offered as part of this opportunity. For further information, you can contact Heidi Freeman, Community Connector on 07833 786816.



Circuit Vacancies

The Boston Circuit currently have vacancies for Circuit Stewards, Synod Reps, Mission representatives for World Mission, JMA and All We Can, Youth and Children's work. Please prayerfully consider whether any of these roles are something you could undertake to support the Circuit at this exciting time of change. If you are interested to find out more about any of the roles, please contact the Circuit Office.

Trip to Auschwitz and Krakow

26 to 30 September

District Event led by Revd. Bruce Thompson.

For more information or to register your interest please email chair@lincolnshiremethodist.org.uk.



New Place for New People

The District are putting together a team to develop New Places for New People (NPNP) projects in the Lincolnshire District. For further information, or to express an interest, please contact Mrs Alison Godfrey on 01522 370126 or email PA@lincolnshiremethodist.org.uk



Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing helpline

Lincolnshire has a confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline.  It is available 24/7, is free and can provide emotional support, advice and guidance for anyone feeling low, anxious or stressed. Call 0800 001 4331 if you would like to talk to someone. Please remember it's ok to ask for help - these are difficult times for us all.


Also... If you need support and are unable to call on members of your household or friends and family members to help for food or supplies, you can still get help. Call 01522 782189, 7 days a week.




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