NW Weekly for January 22, 2023

Sharon Metzger


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, 10am


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.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the family of Gerson Colón, who passed away this week after a battle with peritoneal cancer. Services:

·       Wake: Tuesday, January 24, 5–8pm, Dracut Funeral Home (2159 Lakeview Ave, Dracut)

·       Celebration of Life: Wednesday, January 25, 11am at Lenzi’s (810 Merrimack Ave, Dracut). RSVP to Michael Lamb (mike_lamb@...) by Sunday evening if you plan to attend on Wednesday so that the family can plan for the food.

You can send cards to Kristen Coburn, Lydia, Natalie, Matthew, and Jacob Colón:
24 Navy Yard Rd
Dracut, MA 01826

Please pray for the family of Mark and Karen Potter; Elijah McKay, the father of Potter grandkids Nikolai and Skyla, passed away last week. You can send cards to:

Mark and Karen Potter
232 Hillsborough Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Noelle Potter, Nikolai and Skyla McKay
551 Cottage Oak Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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

Grief Group

Bruce and Jennifer Radl would like to facilitate a grief recovery group if there is interest, for six weeks starting in March on Saturdays, 9–11am on Zoom. Participants use the book Grief Journey in Motion by Dr. Timothy Sumerlin ($15/copy) to guide them on the grief journey in a way that seeks to imitate Jesus’ engagement in grief, builds faith in a compassionate God, and resolves relationship issues. Contact Bruce and Jennifer (radl@...) if you are interested; friends are welcome.

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:                                                     $12,847