NW Weekly for February 20, 2022

Sharon Metzger



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

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

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

                                         Parker Middle School, Reading, 5–6pm

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

Midweek Classes

This week we continue our midweek classes; adults alternate each week with family group meetings. On Wednesday, February 23, Zoom rooms open at 7:15; come early for fellowship, classes starts promptly at 7:30.

·       The Art of Intimacy, Northwest and Northeast Marrieds, with Dr Jennifer Konzen:
Meeting ID: 834 6055 0493
Passcode: 529190

·       Overflowing: Lessons of Faith, Northwest and Northeast Singles, Campus, anyone not taking the Intimacy class:
Meeting ID: 889 0631 2277
Passcode: 571433

Class notes and links to recordings: If you did not get emails with notes and links for the previous classes, contact Sharon Metzger (sharon.metzger@...).

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:


·       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.

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 today, 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.

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:                                                     $12,694
YTD variance:                                          – $22,797

Teen Winter Retreat

Registration is open for the 2020 Teen Winter Retreat for grades 9–12, March 25–27, at Camp Cody, Freedom, NH. More details are online. Cost is $130 per teen. The church does not provide a bus for the retreat; please plan your own carpools. Check-in Friday, 6–9pm; pickup Sunday, 12:30pm (parents are welcome to arrive early for worship at 10:30am).

Prayer Requests

Please keep Elizabeth Longacre (Peg Buske’s sister) and family in your prayers.  Elizabeth’s husband Jacob died of a heart attack February 9.

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.