NW Weekly for January 15

Sharon Metzger


Sun, Jan 15                    Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Wed, Jan 18                  Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Jan 22                    Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Jan 25                  Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm

Sat, Jan 28                    NextGen Volunteer Training, Framingham, 1pm


Sun, Jan 29                    Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Feb 1                    Midweek by family group

Sat, Feb 4                      EMS Cultural Mixer


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

Wed, Feb 8                    Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 11                    Father/Daughter Dance, Arlington, 6pm


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

Wed, Feb 15                  Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Feb 19                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Feb 22                  Midweek by family group


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

Sun, Feb 26                   Northwest and Northeast worship, TBA

BCC NextGen Volunteer Training and Policy Meeting

On Saturday, January 28, 1–3:30pm, at the Framingham building (214 Concord St), we will be meeting with Boston Church members who serve (currently or plan to in the future) in children’s ministry, preteen ministry, and teen ministry. During this important time together, we will share the vision for these ministries and how they work together, and then break out by ministries to cover the policies for working with children and teenagers. 

Cultural Mixer

On Saturday, February 4, 10am, the European Missions Society is sponsoring a Cultural Mixer on Zoom. This is an opportunity to create connections between US and European churches, and is open to everyone no matter your life stage. There will be sharing from European church members, and breakout rooms to meet, fellowship, and pray for Ukraine. Register at www.euromissions.org > What’s New.

Father-Daughter Dance

Please join us for “A Night Among the Stars” on Saturday, February 11, 6–8:30pm, at the Arlington building (75 Pleasant St). This is a special event for our daughters to be celebrated by their dads or a special adult role model in their life (grandfather, uncle, close family friend) and is open to all ages. The evening includes dessert, crafting, games, and dancing. Please register by February 4 at fdd.bostonchurch.org. Cost $10/person, $30 max/family.

Hosted by the NextGen Ministries of the Central, Northeast, Northwest, and Spanish North Regions.

Marriage Retreat, Registration Open

Friday–Sunday, February 24–26, 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. Chip and Ruby Mitchell are our guest speakers this year. We look forward to our own self-discovery, refreshing marital tools, and inspiration for our “Legacy of Love.”

For complete information and to register:


·               Registration: $55 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: $50 (all inclusive) per couple.

Hotel reservation deadline is February 5.

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.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $13,190

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Grant Wiedemer and family; his mother passed away this week. You can send cards to him at:
36 Mount Pleasant St #28N
N. Billerica, MA 01862

Please pray for Hans and Anne Riemer’s son Hans, whose health challenges continue; recent labs show no improvement.

Please pray for Pam Edwards, who is recovering from knee surgery in rehab. She would appreciate encouraging cards:

Care One
750 Woburn St
Wilmington, MA  01887
ATTN: Pamela Edwards, room 108

Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for those affected by COVID-19, and for Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Michael Lamb, Mary Jo Roche, Alan Roscoe, Rafe Shropshire, and Vicki Yib.