NW Weekly for Sunday, April 10

Sharon Metzger



Sun, Apr 10                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

Wed, Apr 13               Congregational midweek, “Pure in Heart,” Zoom


Sun, Apr 17                 Northwest Easter worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Apr 20               Midweek by family group (men, women), “Pure in Heart” discussion


Sun, Apr 24                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Sun, May 22               Walk for HOPE

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp

Walk for HOPE

As many of you know, the primary church-wide fundraiser for the poor is the annual Walk for HOPE, coming up May 22. This year’s funds will be distributed to 10 food pantries and a donation for food insecure refugees in Ukraine.

Please pick up your fundraising packets in the lobby and help our neighbors locally and the many hurting people in Ukraine. Thank you!

The weekend of the walk will include many special events. Many dearly loved brothers and sisters from all over the US will be in town for the HOPE worldwide national board meeting: they will share good news and inspire our community outreach.

Pure in Heart Midweeks

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.                  —Matthew 5:8

Although we have made Jesus Lord, been washed in the blood of the lamb, and desire to be holy, holiness takes focus and effort in our walks with God and fellowship with one another. During pandemic isolation we have all been tested in holiness. Statistics indicate that drug addiction, porn addiction, domestic violence, depression, and many other ailments have plagued our world in increasing measures.

Thanks to the Freedom Ministry and the Eldership, we will devote two midweeks in April to holiness, specifically sexual purity. These midweeks will apply not only struggles with sexual sin but also to all idols and sins in our lives.

April 13: Pre-recorded midweek with brothers and sisters teaching and sharing how they have stayed pure in heart for God through fellowship and walking with Christ. We’ll zoom together as the Northwest and watch together:

·       Zoom link for midweek:


Meeting ID: 816 2821 5695
Passcode: 432079

·       Some resources for holiness: www.bostonchurch.org/freedom

April 20: Discussions in family groups (separate men and women) for an opportunity to be open and help each other be pure in heart.

Parenting and Teen Events

Friday, May 6, 7:30pm, there is a congregational teen devotional at the Arlington building (75 Pleasant St) and a simultaneous devotional for parents of teens at the Arlington Masonic (19 Academy St). Kathy McBrien from Strength and Weakness will be speaking to the parents.

Saturday, May 7, 10am–1pm, Guy Hammond and Kathy McBrien will lead a workshop for parents of kids age 0–grade 6 at the Arlington building.

More details will be sent next week.

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.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $15,101
YTD variance:                                         – $23,296

Prayer Requests

Please pray for peace in Ukraine. To get updates from churches in the area and join a daily prayer time at 2pm ET, follow Shawn Wooten’s Facebook page:

You can donate to relief work via HOPE’s Global Disaster Response fund and/or EMS’s Ukraine Emergency Relief

Please pray for a miraculous 2022.

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