NW Weekly for Sunday, February 12

Sharon Metzger


Sun, Feb 12                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Wed, Feb 15                  Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Feb 19                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Feb 22                  Midweek by family group


Fri–Sun, Feb 24–26    Northern Marriage Retreat, Portland, ME

Sat, Feb 25                    Thankful Worship Concert, Arlington, 7:30pm

Sun, Feb 26                   Northwest/Northeast worship, Coolidge Middle School, Reading, 5pm

Wed, Mar 1                    Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Mar 5                     Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 8                    Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Mar 12                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 15                 Midweek by family group


Sun, Mar 19                   Northwest and Downtown Worship, 10am

                                           John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston


Sun, Mar 26                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Mar 29                 Midweek by family group

Marriage Retreat, Registration Open

Friday–Sunday, February 24–26, 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. Chip and Ruby Mitchell are our guest speakers this year. We look forward to our own self-discovery, refreshing marital tools, and inspiration for our “Legacy of Love.”

For complete information and to register:


·       Registration: $55 per couple (For in-person or online attendance)

·       Room Rate: $139 per night (includes all taxes, fees, and parking for one car per room)

·       Registration includes Saturday evening dance with desserts and beverages

·       Breakfast buffet: $50 (all inclusive) per couple.

Hotel reservations may still be available.

Thankful: Worship Concert

We are excited to announce the “Thankful” worship concert on Saturday, February 25, 7:30–9:30pm at the Arlington building (75 Pleasant St), led by young worship leaders around the Boston Church. This will be a night of moving worship and a celebration of God's divine nature as we raise money for a great local charity. Doors open at 7pm, Tickets are $10 (at the door, cash or card); additional donations encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States.

February 26 Worship

For those who are not going to the marriage retreat, there is a combined worship service with the Northeast Region on Sunday, February 26, 5pm, at Coolidge Middle School, 89 Birch Meadow Dr, Reading, 5pm. (There is no service at Butler School that day.)

Welcome New Sister!

We rejoice with our heavenly Father as Aliya Kaufman-Daniel was baptized on Saturday, February 4! Aliya is in the UMass Lowell campus ministry.

Welcome New Baby!

Congratulations to the Farris (and Radl) family! Annie and Steve have a new baby girl, Aubrey Rose Farris, born Tuesday, February 7, 7 lb, 12 oz, 20 in.

Grief Recovery Group

Sign up by February 24 to join a grief recovery group for six Saturdays starting March 4, 9–11am on Zoom. Participants use the book Grief Journey in Motion by Dr. Timothy Sumerlin (available from the Radls, $15/copy) to guide them on the grief journey in a way that seeks to imitate Jesus’ engagement in grief, builds faith in a compassionate God, and resolves relationship issues. Contact Bruce and Jennifer (radl@...); friends are welcome.

Prayer Requests

Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for those affected by COVID-19, and for Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Michael Lamb, Hans Riemer Jr, Mary Jo Roche, Alan Roscoe, Rafe Shropshire, and Vicki Yib.

Encourage Alan

Dan and Gail Key are collecting short (2-minute) videos for Alan Roscoe. You can share a word of encouragement, a prayer, a scripture, a poem, a godly quality you’ve seen in Alan, or a verse or two of a song. You can record it on your phone and send it to Dan and Gail, who will compile the videos for Alan to watch. As Alan has been in the hospital a long time, this would be very encouraging for him. Email videos to Gail (gailscottkey@...) by Feb 12, or call Dan (603-943-3656) with questions.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,395
Collected:                                                     $11,260

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.