NW Weekly for January 2, 2022

Sharon Metzger



Sun, Jan 2               Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                    Or online: www.youtube.com/c/BostonChurchNorthwest

Wed, Jan 5              Northwest midweek (2022 kickoff), Zoom, 7:30pm


Sun, Jan 9               Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Jan 12           NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm

Wed, Jan 12           NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm


Sun, Jan 16             Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Jan 19           Midweek by family group


Sun, Jan 23             Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Jan 26           NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm

Wed, Jan 26           NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm


Sun, Jan 30             Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Feb 2             Midweek by family group

Welcome 2022!

The 2022 theme for the Northwest Mission Center is ACTS 2022! We will focus on prayer in January. Please join our midweek Zoom this Wednesday, January 5, 7:30pm, to learn more about our plans.

After the kickoff midweek, midweek meetings will alternate between family group and large midweeks. Watch email for this week’s Zoom link and for more information about the prayer theme and midweek plans.

MLK Event: A Joyful Noise—A Heritage of Gospel Music

HOPE worldwide MA and the Boston Church SCUAD are producing a gospel concert on Saturday, January 15, 6pm, at the Arlington building. This inspiring and uplifting event will highlight gospel music and the stories behind the songs. Many talented singers have created a show you will not want to miss. Up to 200 in-person tickets will be available for $10. Others will be able to watch the performance via livestream. All donations will be given to the Hope House, a new initiative after school program in Boston. Stay tuned for more details about online ticket sales.

Marriage Retreat—Save the Date

Friday–Sunday, March 4–6, married couples are invited to gather with couples from Northern Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for a weekend of inspiring and practical lessons, great fellowship, and time to focus specifically on connecting as spouses. Our guest speakers will be John and Arlene Markowski from New York City. Registration details TBA.

HOPE worldwide Volunteer Corps

Registration for 2022 HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open. We are excited to offer a variety of life-changing trips all over the world throughout 2022. Many of our most popular sites fill up quickly, so make sure to apply early! Most of our programs are open to all—teens, campus, singles, families, empty-nesters, etc. Some sites have specific age restrictions. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine status very carefully. We want to ensure the safety of all participants as we follow all health guidelines. For more information see www.hopeww.org/hvc

Online Support Groups

Recovery Groups

Contact a leader for schedules and links.

Men’s Freedom Group
Dan Key, 603-943-3656

Women’s Partners in Freedom Group
Gail Scott-Key, 978-996-0694

Women’s Chemical Recovery Group
Rowena Hirmer, 978-888-3535

Men’s Chemical Recovery Group
Peter Hirmer, 978-888-3534

Lazarus Group, Saturdays

The Lazarus Group is a support group for those with various disabilities. Contact Ron DiBerto (ronalddiberto@...) for meeting times and other information.

2021 Contribution Report

Our 2021 weekly contribution and special missions numbers were very encouraging! Thank you for your generosity and faithfulness!

Weekly: We exceeded our yearly budget by $23,966 at the end of the year! 

Missions: Our NW goal was $145,940. By the end of 2021, we donated $161,525; with pledges, the total is $163,525


We rejoice with our heavenly Father and the Poirier family as Rudy Poirier was baptized into Christ on December 19!

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the family of our brother Ron Gibb who passed away on December 27. Stay tuned for memorial details.

Please pray for Ross Stinson, our brother in the Northeast Region, who is in ICU awaiting open heart surgery on Monday, January 3. Ross and Joanne’s daughter Shayla is having ACL repair surgery on the same day.

Please pray for a miraculous 2022.

Continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19, and for Conor Banks, Rebekah Cox, Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Mary Jo Roche, Alan Roscoe, and Rafe Shropshire.