Methodist Youth President promises a year of courageousness
Jasmine Yeboah was inducted as the new Youth President of the
Methodist Church with a service at St Mark’s Methodist Church, Tottenham,
London on Saturday 1 September.
is with real sadness that we have to announce the death of Jessie Legge on
Wednesday morning this week, following a short period of serious ill health.
The funeral will be on Thursday 6 September at Perth crematorium at 1pm for
immediate family and friends, followed by a service of celebration for Jessie's
life at Dunblane Cathedral at 2.15pm. Our thoughts are with Ray and the family
at this sad time.
You may not be aware that at the moment Zion has only ONE Church Steward – Ian Harwood, our Senior
Steward! From September, Lyn Johnson will be taking up her role as a Church
Steward and we are in desperate need of others to take on this role so that
there can be shared responsibility for the running of the church.
We also need a Cradle Roll Secretary to help when there is a Baptism and Jean
continues to wait for more Pastoral
Please do ask yourself if you could take on
any of these roles. For more information, speak to Neil, Irene or Jean who will
be happy to give you further details and a job description.
Food Bank Statement
Zion Methodist Church regrets the decision
of the PCC through the Steering Committee to replace the Project Manager of
Boston Food Bank and the way in which the decision was communicated to him. The
Food Bank today is the result of 5 years of dedicated work by the Project
Manager and his team of volunteers, many of whom have now decided to withdraw
their support. As a consequence of this decision I have to advise you that Zion
Church has decided, at its Church Council, to temporarily withdraw support both
in the financially and in food donations.
We need some more door stewards to assist in the Sanctuary on
Sunday mornings. At present the duty comes round once every ten weeks but some
time ago it was about once a quarter. The job is important but not
onerous. Can you help? If so then contact John W by email or at church.
Door Stewards’ Duties:
† Be present on Sunday
morning as soon as possible after 9.50 am.
† Greet worshippers and
assist the on-duty Sunday Steward as necessary
† Check that there is fresh
water in the pulpit, distribute Church notices, take up the offering.
† Tidy up afterwards; this
includes collecting up any hymn books, bibles etc. that have been left
Praise God that the bus has passed its MOT - no mean feat for an
old bus! Thanks to John Cropley and his team for maintaining the
bus so well.
Please come and join us in prayer as we start the new academic year
with RoadHoG at St Andrews Parish Church, Butterwick on Friday 31 August
from 7-8pm. Hope you can make it.
Thank you once again for your
Holland Places of Worship Festival
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September
Holland Places of Worship Festival gives
you the opportunity to explore some of the rich variety of places of worship in
our area. This is the first year of opening our churches and other worship
spaces to the public so please support it if you can.
See the brochure in the coffee lounge and
the website for a short profile written by each participating place. There is
also a map so you can plan your time and find your way around and details of what's
on at each place. So grab a coffee and come on in!
Saturday 4 August
Remembrance 100 launches on 4 August 2018 with 100 days of Peace
and Hope, leading up to the centenary of Armistice Day. On 4 August 1918 King
George V called a National Day of Prayer. One hundred days later the war ended.
100 Days of Peace and Hope features contributions from members
of the Methodist family and others, alongside Bible readings, prayers,
reflections and peace-making activities. The resource is available to download
Holiday @ Home
Come and enjoy a time of fun at Zion for
your Italian Holiday at home. Starting at 10am and finishing approx. 3pm each
day. For further details contact Lesley and pick up a programme.
One of our aims for the venture is to
create something for the community, allowing people living on their own and
those that are unable to have a holiday to be able to come along, join in with
activities and feel they have had a break from their normal routine. To help
this happen we are asking if anyone is coming on their own in a car, to bring
at least one more person with them that will benefit from the venture.
morning at the museum – Italian glassware, maps, pictures, holiday memories
al Fuso – a game similar to lawn bowls
time with the ice cream van in the interval!
theme Crazy Golf
crafts – make a souvenir to keep, or give away as a holiday present
of Pisa game
the Italian Scooter outside in the car park
If you know anyone that has an Italian car (Alfa
Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati,
Pagani) that would be willing to come along on the Wednesday at some point for us
to have a look at and have a chat would be fantastic.
Lincolnshire Youth Mission Open Day and AGM
Saturday 8 September
Youth Mission (LYM) invite you to their Open Day and AGM on Saturday 8
September from 10.30am to 2pm (AGM at 1pm). This will take place at Lincoln
Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4PN.
LYM is the “parent
group” of RoadHoG so please do go along if you can. RoadHoG may be able to
offer transport from the Boston area if sufficient people are interested.
Please let Kev know if you’d like transport by calling him on 0790 9094038.
Visit the RoadHoG and Godpod buses, hear teams from all 3 projects talk about
Find out more ~ Facebook
Methodist Church, Boston – a page for Zion Methodist Church where you may share
and comment on the posts about what is happening on a daily basis.
And on the subject of Facebook… Our
Facebook Page has 90 Followers. If you use Facebook please follow/Like the page
to help us reach 100. The more people that follow the page, the more people we
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
Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October
South Holland Methodist Circuit is excited to announce a Big
Sing Weekend with Alison Adam, a member of the Iona Community who has presented
worldwide encouraging folk to sing. There are three events:
Saturday 13 October: a ‘Little
Sing’ – an event for Primary Aged children. 2.30pm to 4pm
Saturday 13 October: a ‘Big
Sing’ – whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chorister, you’ll be more
than welcome. There’s sure to be plenty of ideas for you to take back to your
choir or church, or just enjoy having a good sing in good company! 7.30pm to
Sunday 14 October: Circuit
Celebration – starting at 10pm – all welcome
All events to be held at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding
and free to attend. There will be an opportunity for donations to be made.
Further details in the Summer but book the