NW Weekly for Sunday, February 19

Sharon Metzger


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 Next Weekend!

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:


Saturday, February 25

11am, Registration table opens
1pm, Retreat begins
5pm, Dinner break
7pm, Dance (desserts and beverages)

Sunday, February 26

11am–1pm Worship Service

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. (There is no service at Butler School that day.)

Alan Roscoe Services

Alan Roscoe passed peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Tuesday, February 14. He was a special brother to so many of us in the Northwest. We will miss him dearly. 

Obituary of Alan Roscoe

Wake: Sunday, February 19, 2–5pm
McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth St, Lowell

Funeral: Friday, February 24, 12 noon service at the chapel
St. Joseph's Cemetery, 96 Riverneck Rd, Chelmsford

Celebration of life: TBA
More information to come. This will be an opportunity to share about Alan and celebrate his full life.

Welcome New Brother!

We rejoice with our heavenly Father as Jaden Cadasse was baptized on Wednesday, February 15! Jaden is in the UMass Lowell campus ministry.

Welcome New Baby!

Congratulations to the Duran (and Roscoe) family on the birth of Aleyna Renee on February 2, 7lb 13oz 20 ¼ 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.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,395
Collected:                                                     $16,171 

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Roscoe/Duran family as they mourn the loss of Alan. You can send cards to:

Roscoe family (Anne Marie and Brittany)
18 Ludlam St, Lowell, 01850

Adam Roscoe, 56 Weed St, Lowell 01852

Nicole, Yovanny, Aleyna Duran
816 Princeton Blvd, Lowell 01851

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, Rafe Shropshire, and Vicki Yib.

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.