NW Weekly for 13 February 2022


Sharon Metzger
 

WHAT’S COMING UP?

 

Sun, Feb 13                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

                                         MLK Scholarship Celebration

Wed, Feb 16               Midweek by family group

 

Sun, Feb 20                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Feb 23               NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm

Wed, Feb 23               NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm

 

Sun, Feb 27                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 2                 Midweek by family group

Fri–Sun, Mar 4–6      Marriage Retreat, Westin Portland Harborview

 

Sun, Mar 6                   Worship for those not going to the marriage retreat, TBD

Wed, Mar 9                 NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm

Wed, Mar 9                 NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm

 

Sun, Mar 13                Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 16               Midweek by family group

 

Sun, Mar 20                Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 23               NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm

Wed, Mar 23               NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm

Fri–Sun, Mar 25–27 High School Winter Retreat

 

Sun, Mar 27                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 30               Midweek by family group


MLK Scholarship Celebration

We are privileged to focus a portion of today’s worship service on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, and a key theme of his life: “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” (Matthew 23:11)

This morning we are honoring four students who have served their communities in a variety of ways, and who are winners of this year’s essay contest based on their service to others. Please welcome:

·       Stephanie Cassano, Adolescent Program Supervisor for MA DCF

·       And especially our four scholarship winners, based upon their submitted essays and their lives regarding greatness through service. All are outstanding representatives of the DCF foster care program and all are seeking to advance their life journey by higher education with a service focus.

o   Jacob Robinson, 1st place winner ($1500)

o   Nyssa Lewis, 2nd place winner ($1000)

o   Serennity Figueroa, 3rd place winner ($750)

o   Samir Muhamed, 3rd place winner ($750)

Thank you to HOPE Worldwide Massachusetts and the Northwest Mission Center of the Boston Church of Christ for their generous support of this program, now in its 14th year.

Marriage Retreat—Register Now!

Friday–Sunday, March 4–6, married couples are invited to gather at the Westin Portland Harborview (Portland, Maine), with couples from Northern New England for a weekend of inspiring and practical lessons, great fellowship, and time to focus specifically on connecting as spouses. John and Arlene Markowski will invite us into the very real, ridiculous, and sometimes heart-wrenching aspects of their twenty-year love story. We look forward to our own self-discovery, refreshing marital tools, and inspiration with “This Is Us.”.

For complete information and to register:

https://calendar.time.ly/jgzyhab0/event/69417143/20220304193000

·       Registration: $45 per couple (For in-person or online attendance)

·       Room Rate: $139 per night (includes all taxes, fees, and parking for one car per room)

·       Registration includes Saturday evening dance with desserts and beverages

·       Breakfast buffet: $40 (all inclusive) per couple.

Register as soon as possible due to limited space; please reserve hotel rooms by Sunday, February 13.

Teen Family Lunch

Northwest parents of teens and teens are invited to our first NW teen family luncheon. The event will be held right after church next Sunday, February 20, in the cafeteria at Butler.

This will be a time for teen parents to fellowship, be encouraged, and be inspired.  As you know, it takes a village to raise children, and we are grateful to take this journey together. We strongly encourage all parents of teens to join us. Siblings of teens are also welcome to join us for lunch and hang out in the gym.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 18, to Karen (kearsenault@...) with the number of family members.

 


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:                                                     $15,181
YTD variance:                                         – $19,991

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Marcia Lamb’s brother, Mel Marks. Mel had a heart attack this week, and is being treated for a brain tumor.

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.