NW Weekly for Feb 26

Sharon Metzger


Fri–Sun, Feb 24–26    Northern Marriage Retreat, Portland, ME

Sat, Feb 25                    Thankful Worship Concert, Arlington, 7:30pm


Sun, Feb 26                   Northwest/Northeast worship, Coolidge Middle School, Reading, 5pm

Wed, Mar 1                    Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Mar 5                     Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 8                    Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm

Wed, Mar 8                    International Women’s Day


Sun, Mar 12                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 15                 Midweek by family group


Mar 17–19                      Teaching Weekend with Guy Hammond, “Is God Inclusive”

Sun, Mar 19                   Northwest and Downtown Worship, 10am

                                           John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston


Fri–Sun, Mar 24–26   High School Spring/Winter Retreat, Camp Cody, Freedom, NH

Sun, Mar 26                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 29                 Midweek by family group


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

Wed, Apr 5                    Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


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

Wed, Apr 12                  Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Fri–Sun, Apr 14–16    Campus Retreat, Plymouth, NH

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


Fri–Sun, Apr 21–23    Singles Retreat, Attitash, Bartlett, NH

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

Thankful: Worship Concert

We are excited to announce the “Thankful” worship concert on Saturday, February 25, 7:30–9:30pm at the Arlington building (75 Pleasant St), led by young worship leaders around the Boston Church. This will be a night of moving worship and a celebration of God's divine nature as we raise money for a great local charity. Doors open at 7pm, Tickets are $10 (at the door, cash or card); additional donations encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States.

February 26 Worship

For those who are not going to the marriage retreat, there is a combined worship service with the Northeast Region on Sunday, February 26, 5pm, at Coolidge Middle School, 89 Birch Meadow Dr, Reading. (There is no service at Butler School that day.)

Is God Inclusive?

Guy Hammond of Strength in Weakness and Ellen Radcliff of Heart Set Above will be presenting a weekend of teaching about “Is God Inclusive?” about sexuality, gender identity, and the gospel.

·       Friday, March 17, 7:30pm, Arlington building, for high school juniors and seniors, campus, and singles

·       Saturday, March 18, 10am–1pm at Nevins Hall, 150 Concord St, Framingham

·       Sunday, March 19, 10am worship with Northwest, Northeast, Downtown, and Central, John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston

People of All Nations

The Boston Church Social, Cultural, and Diversity team (SCUAD) is excited to bring you People of All Nations: a Christ-centered, biblically based unity in diversity training course. Our church eldership, staff, and regional SCUADs have already participated. And now this course is being offered 2 times a year.

This program will progress through three 2-hour sessions about how we can better achieve God’s dream of being a People of All Nations. Those who enroll in the program will watch video content on their own before they gather to discuss the materials in 2-hour large and small groups on three Saturdays in April/May. The videos consist of history, teaching, preaching, and moving testimonies from 60 different speakers from Boston and around the country. They are Bible-based, academic, spiritual, and heart moving. All materials are in English and Spanish.

God has blessed us with a multicultural, multiracial church with disciples from many different backgrounds and viewpoints. We encourage each of you to participate. You’ll grow in your understanding of how to better connect with people who have different stories than you. And you’ll learn how to process and navigate crucial, sensitive, and controversial topics of race and culture in a righteous way.

Registration opens March 12.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,395
Collected:                                                     $15,688

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Chet and Ilona Sewell’s grandson Henry, who is in the hospital with a serious infection.

Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for earthquake recovery in Turkiye and Syria, for those affected by COVID-19, and for Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Michael Lamb, Hans Riemer Jr, Mary Jo Roche, Rafe Shropshire, and Vicki Yib.

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

Chemical Recovery Groups
    Men: Peter Hirmer, 978-888-3534
    Women: Rowena Hirmer, 978-888-3535

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.