NW Weekly for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022
WHAT’S COMING UP?
Sun, Apr 17 Northwest Easter worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Apr 20 Midweek by family group (men, women), “Pure in Heart” discussion
Sun, May 22 Walk for HOPE
July 8–10 Weekend Family Vacation Bible School
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. You can set up a fundraising page and find lots of ideas online: www.hopeworldwidema.org/walk-for-hope-resources
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.
Thanks to the Freedom Ministry and the Eldership, we are devoting two midweeks in April to holiness, specifically sexual purity. These lessons and discussions can apply not only struggles with sexual sin but also to all idols and sins in our lives.
This week’s midweek, April 20, as family groups (separate men and women, teens at the Lambs’) we will have an opportunity to be open and help each other be pure in heart. If you have not had a chance to see last week’s Pure in Heart lesson, please watch it online before your family group meeting. See Glenn’s email from earlier this week for more details. Find the lesson and other resources here:
Global Day of Prayer for Peace
Please join us for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine on Thursday, April 21. The war continues to rage; millions are out of their homes and thousands have lost their lives. Our Ukrainian spiritual family is scattered all over the country and Europe, and they need prayers and support at this hour. Shawn Wooten is hosting five prayer times on Thursday on http://www.facebook.com/shawnrevive—you can join any that fit your schedule.
· 2am Boston (EDT) / 9am Moldova (Eastern European Time)
· 5am Boston / noon Moldova
· 8am Boston / 3pm Moldova
· 11am Boston / 6pm Moldova
· 2pm Boston / 9pm Moldova
We rejoice with our heavenly Father as Isaiah Andrade, a freshman at UML, was baptized on Tuesday, April 12!
We also rejoice with our Father and the Arsenault family as Shae Arsenault, a high school sophomore, was baptized Saturday, April 16!
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 speak to 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.
Personal Care Collection
Tia Poirier is working on her BSA Eagle Project, leading a collection effort to help provide essential personal care and hygiene products that will be distributed to needy families through the Wish Project.
Tia will have a donation box in the lobby at Butler for the next four weeks to collect items such as backpacks, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, laundry detergent pods, dish soap, hand soap, cleaning spray, toilet paper, paper towels, and wipes. You can also donate funds by May 15 via Venmo: troop511@...
Northwest budget: $15,500
Online Support Groups
Contact a leader for schedules and links.
Men’s Freedom Group
Women’s Partners in Freedom Group
Women’s Chemical Recovery Group
Men’s Chemical Recovery Group
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.
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
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.
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