NW Weekly for October 30


Sharon Metzger
 

WHAT’S COMING UP?

Sun, Oct 30                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

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

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:                                                     $12,838

Northwest missions goal                    $155,000
Collected/pledged:                                 $147,454 

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

Prayer Requests

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.