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Sunday 17 February 2019


  Worship led by John Hewitt

 Jeremiah 17:5-10 (p776); Luke 6:17-26 (p1034); 1 Corinthians 1:13 (p1153)

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service



Mon 18 Feb


Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter at Zion

Mon 18 Feb


Badminton at Zion; open to anyone over 16 years

Tue 19 Feb


Crossroads Lunch Club at Restore Church, Liquorpond Street

Wed 20 Feb


Short mat bowls; newcomers welcome

Wed 20 Feb


Wednesday Fellowship at Punchbowl Lane

Thu 21 Feb


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion

Thu 21 Feb


Holy Communion service at Mayfields; all welcome

Fri 22 Feb


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

Sat 23 Feb


Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge; Mike Jessop

Sat 23 Feb

10am-12 noon

Evangelism training at Kirton Methodist Church – session 1

Sun 24 Feb


Messy Church at Gipsey Bridge – see 'Weekly Notices'


Energy Saving Project To Improve The Community Hall

Zion Methodist Church now have an energy saving project to improve the Community Hall at the Church. The plan is to replace the original metal framed windows and doors with 28mm UPVC, plus renewing the lighting with LED tubes. LED lighting will also be provided in the other rooms used by the community as part of the project. This is estimated to cost approx. £6600. Boston Methodist Circuit Meeting has kindly agreed to provide a grant from the Circuit Advance Fund of £2,000. A bid for a grant for £2,000 has been submitted to the East Coast Community Fund and the Church will be able to meet the balance from its own funds. A decision on our bid is expected in mid-April. These improvements will help considerably with our heating and energy costs, but also be a big asset to the community groups that use the premises.


Message from Jean Haigh

“I was surprised and delighted to receive birthday wishes from so many people at Zion – it was lovely to hear from you.  I enjoyed an afternoon party with residents at Windsor House and still have a family party to look forward to next weekend.  You are often in my thoughts.”



RoadHoG News - February 2019

See noticeboard and online http://roadhogbus.org.uk/ for the latest newsletter. This month it includes an interview with Christine Senior, a member of the Fishtoft team, explaining in her own words why she braves the elements twice a month to serve God in this way.


The next prayer meeting will be on Friday 10 May, 7-8pm, at Zion.


  Please pray for Kev and John, LYM Directors, as they support the God Pod, another mobile youth ministry based in Lincoln.

  Give thanks for the new team members and those waiting for training

  Give thanks that in October, RoadHoG will celebrate 10 years on the road. Pray for wisdom as to how best to mark this special occasion.

  Pray for the new team at Boston Baptist Church as they prepare to begin on 12 March and as they publicise the stop to the local community.


Action for Children collection boxes

It’s time for the Action for Children collection boxes to be emptied. Please bring them in a soon as possible. Many thanks, Celia.



Holy Communion at Mayfields

Thursday 21 February


There will be a short service of Holy Communion at 1.30pm at Mayfields on Thursday 21 February. Please support our friends there who cannot get out to Church. All are welcome.



Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge


  23 February: Mike Jessop (Streets of Darkness)

  30 March: Elizabeth Hopkins (Centrepoint)

  27 April: Stan Naylor (Life on the Marsh)

  25 May: Alan Bycraft (Foraging)

  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.



Evangelism Training at Kirton Methodist Church

Session 1: 10am to 12 noon – 23 February

Session 2: 10am to 12 noon – 2 March

Using the ‘Journey to Faith’ Course by Germinate (who specialise in Rural Mission)

If you wish to book a place contact Jenny  


Messy Church at Gipsey Bridge

Sunday 24 February


Theme: ‘Come – everything is ready!’ Learning about Slovenia from this year’s World Day of Prayer. Crafts and games with story & 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 – 01205 316524 / Julie.doddrell@btinternet.com



‘Big Fellowship’ Bible Study at Zion

Monday 25 February


A new course of Bible study will start on Monday 25 February at Zion. This will provide an in depth look into the life of Christ, author & perfecter of our faith, the reasons for his coming, his death and resurrection together with the prophets forthtelling and his significance today. We will start at 2pm on the 4 th Monday in each month and it will last around 90 minutes. 

However, our first session will look at the life of one man whose faith in Christ has become a legend of our time. We will be showing a full feature film telling the story of Eric Liddell after his Olympic athletics success that became the basis of the film 'Chariots of Fire'. It follows his service as a missionary in China and follows him into the Japanese POW camp that tested his faith to the full. This will lead us into future studies as we appreciate the demands of our faith in Christ. 


Our 'Big Fellowship' will deepen our faith as we follow Anne Calver's study guide and enjoy worship together. Please support this new opportunity.


We will have tea and coffee together giving us time to chat and reflect on our study.



World Day of Prayer at Centenary and Langrick

Friday 1 March


‘Come – Everything is Ready!’ Praying for Slovenia – a service for everyone. Services on the same date and time at Centenary and Langrick Village Hall. All welcome. For more information, contact Rev Julie – 01205 316524 / Julie.doddrell@btinternet.com



Boston Mosque Open Day

Sunday 3 March

10.30am to 4pm

You are cordially invited to explore the Beautiful Islamic Exhibition, ask questions, clear misconceptions, watch live prayers and exchange of factual based information in a frank, open and honest environment. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.



Zion Board Games Night

Saturday 23 March


Come and play your old favourite games or learn a new board game along with other people. Entry £5 per person, including a sausage and mash supper. Please ring Stephen on 01205 822899 for more details or to book a place. Final date for entries is Sunday 17 March.


Black Dyke Band, Centenary

Saturday 30 March


Rotary and the Butterfly Trust are presenting a concert by the famous Black Dyke Band in aid of Rotary charity work and the Butterfly Trust. The Black Dyke brass band is known internationally so the concert is something to look forward to, presenting as it will, classical as well as modern and traditional brass band pieces. Tickets £15 are available from Butterfly shops, the Stump or Centenary.


Mini-Easter Extravaganza!

I am willing to organise an Extravaganza for families at Easter.  This will be based on the events of Holy Week through crafts and activities. I have provisionally booked the hall for Wednesday 17 April 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Please could you let me know, or sign up on the board by the entrance door, if you are available and willing to help.  Lesley



Dates For Your Diary

  Church AGM - Sunday 17 March after morning service - this is our annual meeting for all to attend if they wish

  Pastoral Visitor Training - Session 1: Monday 25 March at 7pm at Zion. Session 2:  Monday 1 April at 7pm at Zion.  For all our pastoral visitors and those who may be thinking about taking on this important work in the church 

  Communion - change of date from 3 March to 31 March


Spring Harvest at Skegness

15 to 19 April

Spring Harvest is a teaching and worship event for everybody. It’s a unique break for all the family: holiday, festival, conference, and an encounter with God.




Food Bank

The Church Council has decided to restart the collection of non-perishable food for the Food Bank. The collection box will placed at the church entrance as in the past.  Is there anyone who would like to volunteer to take the food to St. Christopher’s on Tuesday mornings? If so please see Jean


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Zion Methodist Church cares about your privacy and your trust is important to us. Our Privacy Notice explains how Local Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain collect, use and protect your personal information. It also provides information about your rights (paragraph 9 of the Privacy Notice) and who to contact (paragraph 1 of the Privacy Notice) if you have any questions about how we use your information.


You can find our Privacy Notice online (www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection/managing-trustees-privacy-notice) or displayed on the church noticeboard in the coffee lounge. Rev. Neil Vickers, Geoff (treasurer) or Jean (church secretary) will try to deal with any questions as a local point of contact.



Open Doors World Watch List 2019


  Please pray for Christians in North Korea – the most difficult and dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. Lord Jesus, strengthen and encourage North Korean believers and help them to live out the truth of your Kingdom. Protect Open Doors underground workers as they smuggle vital aid and Bibles into the country. Amen.



Ready to go flat out against UK poverty in 2019?

The Flipping Marvellous Pancake Party is back for a second year! You can host a pancake party in your church or at home, on Shrove Tuesday (that’s 5 March) or any other date that suits you. Simply get together with friends, eat lots of tasty pancakes and have fun, all while raising stacks of cash to support the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP).


To help you plan your perfect pancake party, order a fun resource pack online, including a handy guide book, invitations, collection box, photo props and more. https://capuk.org/get-involved/you/raise-money/flipping-marvellous-pancake-party

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