NW Weekly for October 30
WHAT’S COMING UP?
Sun, Oct 30 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Nov 2 Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 6 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Nov 9 Midweek by family group
Sun, Nov 13 Northwest/Northeast Teaching Day, Reading High School, 9:30am
Wed, Nov 16 Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 20 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
International Day of Giving, International Potluck
Sun, Nov 27 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Nov 30 Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 4 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Dec 7 Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 11 Congregational Christmas worship, Lowell Auditorium, 11am
Wed, Dec 14 Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 18 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Dec 21 Family group Christmas parties
Sun, Dec 25 House church worship services
Day of Teaching
Sunday, November 13, 9:30am–12:30pm, the Northwest Mission Center will meet with the Northeast Region at Reading Memorial High School (62 Oakland Rd, Reading) for a teaching day/worship service. This year’s theme is “Hear His Voice, Proclaim His Name, and Write the Future” and will be taught by Valdur Koha and Mike Van Auken. There will be children’s classes; please pack a larger than usual (nut-free) snack for them.
International Day of Giving and Potluck
HOPE worldwide’s annual church giving campaign – the International Day of Giving – is a day when churches around the world come together to raise money to support the work of HOPE worldwide. Our donations provide the foundation of resources to operate HOPE worldwide, strengthening vital programs in over 60 countries through a global network of love and compassion.
On Sunday, November 20, we will celebrate the diversity and cultures that God has created in a time of worship together, followed by an international potluck. We hope to have a delicious assortment of food representing as many cultures and regions as possible. More details coming soon!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! We are working with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank to bring Thanksgiving meals to the poor, elderly, and homebound people in our communities. Please stay tuned for more details!
Service Project: Gift Packages for Rosie’s Place
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our Ignite Singles Ministry is partnering with HOPE worldwide Massachusetts to support Rosie’s Place through gift card and essential-item donations. Note that everyone is welcome to participate and donate, not just the singles ministry!
Rosie’s Place is a multi-service community center that offers women emergency shelter, meals, housing, wellness care, legal assistance, and much more. This is an incredible opportunity for the generous hearts of our ministry and church to come together this month and imitate the attitude and heart of Christ in serving others in need.
Rosie’s Place has set up an Amazon wish list for us with desired essential items. This includes new personal care items and toiletries. Our goals are to be able to make 200 care packages for women in need and give 100 $25 gift cards so women can provide a good Christmas for their families.
This Wish List and donation page: www.hopeworldwidema.org/carepackages
All purchased items will be shipped to one central location and then packaged to be delivered in person to the shelter. If you wish to purchase items directly from another store, please keep in mind we are only collecting new personal care items limited to this list:
· Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant, soap, body wash, lip balm, face cream, hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, wipes
· Gift cards only in $25 amounts from these retailers: Target, Old Navy, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens.
This donation drive will take place for the month, ending on Sunday, November 27.
Online Support Groups
Contact a leader for schedules and links.
Men’s Freedom Group
Women’s Partners in Freedom Group
Chemical Recovery Groups
Lazarus Group, Saturdays
Northwest budget: $15,500
Northwest missions goal $155,000
Pure & Simple XIII
The annual Pure and Simple conference is coming up November 11–13, at the Long Island Hilton, Melville, NY. The Purity Restored Ministries (led by Dave and Robin Weidner) organize the Pure and Simple conference, a shame-free, confidential conference devoted to sexual purity. You will hear inspiring keynotes and attend classes designed to give you practical tools, and leave seeing God’s glory more clearly through purity of heart. For registration and more info, see https://nyccoc.regfox.com/purity-conference-pure-and-simple-xiii---desired
Please pray for Ralph Kinscheck, who is suffering from a painful skin condition. Please pray for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
Please pray for Ken Lowey, who is being treated for lung cancer.
Please pray for a miraculous 2022.
Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for those affected by COVID-19, and for Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Michael Lamb, Mary Jo Roche, Alan Roscoe, Rafe Shropshire, and Vicki Yib.