WHAT’S COMING UP?
Sun, May 1 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, May 4 Midweek/activity by family group
Fri, May 6 Teen Devotional, Parents of teens devotional, Arlington, 7:30pm
Sat, May 7 Parenting devotional for parents of infant–grade 6, Arlington, 10am
Sun, May 8 Northwest Mother’s Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, May 11 Midweek/activity by family group
Sun, May 15 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, May 18 Midweek/activity by family group
Sat, May 21 Mother/daughter tea, Bedford Old Town Hall, 11am
Sun, May 22 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Walk for HOPE food drive collection
Wed, May 25 Midweek/activity by family group
Fri, May 27 Worship night, Butler Middle School, 7pm
Walk for HOPE
What is the Walk for
HOPE? A fundraising event to help support 10 local food pantries, Ukraine
relief support, and HOPE worldwide.
Why is this event
occurring? Food insecurity is a very serious and growing problem in our local
communities. This event has been occurring for 16 years, and last year the
Boston Church raised over $135,000.
As part of the NW
Region, how can I help?
- Conduct a food drive in your neighborhood or
among your friends to support the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell. Bring
food items to church on Sunday, May 22,
when all donations will be transported to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
- Make a donation to HOPE worldwide Massachusetts.
- Create a fundraising page through the HOPE
worldwide Massachusetts website and ask friends and family to donate: www.hopeworldwidema.org
- Consider volunteering at a local food pantry.
Thank you for your support and compassion!
Northwest Walk for HOPE Team
Children Through the LGBTQ+ Maze
with Love and Truth
Presented by the NextGen Ministries of the Boston Church of
Join us as Guy Hammond and Kathy McBrien from Strength In
Weakness Ministries speak to us about how to help our children and teenagers
navigate their questions and understanding when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues as
they deal with their own feelings, the experiences and perspectives of their
friends, and the strong messages they receive from the world around them.
Parents of teens and preteens:
Friday, May 6, 7:30–9:30pm, at the Arlington
Masonic (19 Academy Street, Arlington). There is a teen devotional at the same
time at the Arlington building (75 Pleasant St).
Parents of children ages
birth through preteen: Saturday, May
7, 10am–1pm, Arlington Building. Childcare will be available.
Celebrate the special relationship between mothers and
daughters at the Northwest Mother/Daughter Tea on Saturday, May 21, 11am–1pm, at the Bedford Old Town Hall (16 South
Road, Bedford). The event is for daughters in pre-K through high school with
their mothers and/or grandmothers. Registration is $10 per person. Register by May 16 in the lobby after
church or via email to NWMissionCenter@....
Online Support 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
Group is a support group for those with various disabilities. Contact Ron
for meeting times and other information.
Personal Care Collection
Tia Poirier is working on her BSA Eagle Project, leading a
collection effort to help provide essential personal care and hygiene products
that will be distributed to needy families through the Wish Project.
Tia will have a donation box in the lobby at Butler through
May 8 to collect items such as backpacks, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant,
toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, laundry detergent pods, dish soap,
hand soap, cleaning spray, toilet paper, paper towels, and wipes. You can also
donate funds by May 15 via Venmo: troop511@...
We rejoice with our heavenly Father as Howdy Liu was baptized on Sunday, April 24! Howdy is a student at
Northwest budget: $15,500
YTD variance: –
Please pray for Marc Lamkin’s brother, Jim Rainville, who
has cancer and is expecting surgery to remove his stomach in the next couple
Please pray for Vicky Yib, who
is hospitalized with several health challenges.
Please pray for peace in Ukraine. To get updates from
churches in the area and join a daily prayer time at 2pm ET, follow Shawn Wooten’s
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.