NW Weekly for May 1

Sharon Metzger


Sun, May 1                  Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

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?

  1. 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.
  2. Make a donation to HOPE worldwide Massachusetts.
  3. Create a fundraising page through the HOPE worldwide Massachusetts website and ask friends and family to donate: www.hopeworldwidema.org
  4. Consider volunteering at a local food pantry.

Thank you for your support and compassion!
Northwest Walk for HOPE Team

Guiding our Children Through the LGBTQ+ Maze
with Love and Truth

Presented by the NextGen Ministries of the Boston Church of Christ

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.

Mother/Daughter Tea

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

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.

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 UMass Lowell.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $22,959
YTD variance:                                         – $20,244

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Marc Lamkin’s brother, Jim Rainville, who has cancer and is expecting surgery to remove his stomach in the next couple weeks.

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 Facebook page:

You can donate to relief work via HOPE’s Global Disaster Response fund and/or EMS’s Ukraine Emergency Relief

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.