NW Weekly for Mother's Day, May 8

Sharon Metzger


Sun, May 8                  Northwest Mother’s Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

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


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


Fri, Jun 17                    Fellowship mixer, Butler Middle School

July 8–10                      Weekend Family Vacation Bible School

Fri, July 22                   Outdoor fun and games

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp

Fri, Aug 26                   Sunset prayer and worship

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms who have tirelessly, fiercely, and tenderly loved us as they tended to our hurts, encouraged us, stayed up with us, defended us, labored over homework with us, listened to us, cried with us, laughed with us, prayed for and with us, and helped us grow—we love and appreciate you more than words can express.

Today is a day we honor our moms…those who are still with us, those whose memory we hold and cherish, and those who are our “spiritual mothers.”

Walk for HOPE

On Sunday, May 22, we will meet at Butler School to worship together, collect items for our MVFB food drive, and then have the opportunity to Walk for HOPE together around the Butler campus. Bring your walking shoes! You can also participate in the walking part on your own schedule or in small groups.

This information is an easy way to communicate the purpose and the goal of the Walk for HOPE when you are fundraising. Copies are available at the table in the lobby.

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

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@....

Calling All Campers!

Registration is open for teen and preteen camp at https://events.bostonchurch.org:

·       Northeast Teen Camp (NETC, August 13–20), register by June 1. Cost is $450, plus $65 for the bus.

·       Preteen Camp (August 15–20), register by June 1. Cost is $405, plus $65 for the bus.

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 to provide personal care and hygiene products to needy families through the Wish Project.

Tia will have a donation box in the lobby at Butler May 8 to collect items such as backpacks, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap, cleaning spray, toilet paper, paper towels, and wipes. You can also Venmo funds by May 15: troop511@...


We rejoice with our heavenly Father and the Ayala family as Nazaree Ayala was baptized on Saturday, May 7! Nazaree is a high school sophomore.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $14,383
YTD variance:                                         – $21,361

Prayer Requests

Continue to pray for Vicki Yib, who has been discharged to recover at home. You can send cards to her at:
277 B Stackpole Street, Lowell, MA 01852

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.