NW Weekly for January 29, 2023

Sharon Metzger


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

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

Sun, Feb 26                   Northwest and Northeast worship, TBA


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


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

Wed, Mar 15                 Midweek by family group

Cultural Mixer

This 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.

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.

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 Rosies Place, the first womens shelter in the United States.

Encourage Alan

Dan Key is collecting short 2-minute videos of encouragement for Alan Roscoe. You can share a word of encouragement, a prayer, a scripture, a poem, or a godly quality you’ve seen in Alan, or even sing a verse or two of a song. You can record it on your phone and send it to Dan. He will compile the videos for Alan to watch anytime he wants. As he has been in the hospital a long time, this would be very encouraging for him. Email videos to Dan (daniel.key@...) by Feb 12, or call with questions (603-943-3656).

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:                                                     $13,930

Prayer Requests

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.