NW Weekly for Sunday, February 27, 2022
WHAT’S COMING UP?
Sun, Feb 27 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Mar 2 Midweek by family group
Fri–Sun, Mar 4–6 Marriage Retreat, Westin Portland Harborview
Sun, Mar 6 Worship for those not going to the marriage retreat
Parker Middle School, Reading, 5–6pm
Tues, Mar 8 International Women’s Day, day of prayer and fasting
Wed, Mar 9 NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm
Wed, Mar 9 NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 13 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Sun, Mar 13 New Christian Orientation, 4–6pm
Wed, Mar 16 Midweek by family group
Sun, Mar 20 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Wed, Mar 23 NW/NE midweek, marrieds, Zoom, 7:30pm
Wed, Mar 23 NW/NE midweek, campus/singles, Zoom, 7:30pm
Fri–Sun, Mar 25–27 High School Winter Retreat
Sun, Mar 27 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am
Black Heritage Sunday
This Sunday we are thrilled to honor Black heritage by welcoming Van Owens, a teacher in the Downtown Region, to speak to us today, in addition to hearing from some of our own Northwest members.
Marriage Retreat—Next Weekend!
Friday–Sunday, March 4–6, married couples are invited to gather at the Westin Portland Harborview (Portland, Maine), with couples from Northern New England for a weekend of inspiring and practical lessons, great fellowship, and time to focus specifically on connecting as spouses. John and Arlene Markowski will invite us into the very real, ridiculous, and sometimes heart-wrenching aspects of their twenty-year love story. We look forward to our own self-discovery, refreshing marital tools, and inspiration with “This Is Us.”
For complete information and to register:
Saturday, March 5
12 noon, Registration table opens
Sunday, March 6
11am–1pm Worship Service
Next Sunday Worship
Next Sunday, there will be a combined worship service with Northeast Region for those who aren’t going to the marriage retreat (in person or online). Sunday, March 6, 5pm, at Parker Middle School, 45 Temple St, Reading. (There is no service at Butler School.)
International Women’s Day: Knit Together
Sisters! On Tuesday, March 8, as a global sisterhood, we plan to unite in a day of prayer and fasting to be one in heart and purpose, both locally and globally. We will also have a prayer chain for the week leading up to and including March 8 for the women of the Boston church. If you can participate, please sign up for one or more slots starting Wednesday, March 2; this prayer chain and focus will be a unifying way to connect with each other. Watch your email for a quiet time series.
Sign up for the prayer chain (google sheet)
Teen Winter Retreat
Registration is open for the 2020 Teen Winter Retreat for grades 9–12, March 25–27, at Camp Cody, Freedom, NH. More details are online. Cost is $130 per teen. The church does not provide a bus for the retreat; please plan your own carpools. Check-in Friday, 6–9pm; pickup Sunday, 12:30pm (parents are welcome to arrive early for worship at 10:30am).
Women’s Grief Recovery
Jennifer Radl is starting a Saturday grief recovery group for women, starting at the end of April on Zoom for six weeks, probably 9–11am. Participants use the book Grief Journey in Motion by Dr. Timothy Sumerlin to guide them on the grief journey in a way that seeks to imitate Jesus’ engagement in grief, builds faith in a loving compassionate God, and resolves relationship issues. Contact Jen (radl@...) if you are interested; friends are welcome.
Online Support Groups
Contact a leader for schedules and links.
Men’s Freedom Group
Women’s Partners in Freedom Group
Women’s Chemical Recovery Group
Men’s Chemical Recovery Group
Lazarus Group, Saturdays
Northwest budget: $15,500
Please pray for peace in Ukraine. To get updates from
churches in the area and join a daily prayer time (2pm EST), follow Shawn Wooten’s
While there are still many
disciples located across Ukraine, Terry and Joanna Troutt and other disciples
from the Ukrainian churches have evacuated to Chișinău, Moldova, where the Chișinău
Church and the RevivEE team (including Ben Metzger) are safe and receiving
those seeking refuge. They are coordinating relief efforts with the European
Mission Society and HOPE worldwide. You can donate to the relief work via EMS’s
Ukraine Emergency Relief and/or
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.