NW Weekly for Sunday, April 24

Sharon Metzger


Sun, Apr 24                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

Wed, Apr 27                Midweek by family group

Fri, Apr 29                    Northwest Devotional, Butler Middle School, 7pm


Sun, May 1                  Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Fri, May 6                     Teen Devotional, Parents of teens devotional, Arlington, 7:30pm

Sat, May 7                   Parenting devotional for parents of infant–grade 6, Arlington, 10am


Sun, May 8                  Northwest Mother’s Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Sun, May 15               Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Sat, May 21                Mother/daughter tea, Bedford Old Town Hall, 11am

Sun, May 22               Walk for HOPE


Sun, May 29               Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


July 8–10                      Weekend Family Vacation Bible School

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp

Walk for HOPE

As many of you know, the primary church-wide fundraiser for the poor is the annual Walk for HOPE, coming up May 22. This year’s funds will be distributed to 10 food pantries and a donation for food insecure refugees in Ukraine.

Please pick up your fundraising packets in the lobby and help our neighbors locally and the many hurting people in Ukraine. You can set up a fundraising page and find lots of ideas online: www.hopeworldwidema.org/walk-for-hope-resources

The weekend of the walk will include many special events. Many dearly loved brothers and sisters from all over the US will be in town for the HOPE worldwide national board meeting: they will share good news and inspire our community outreach.

Northwest Devotional/Ice Cream Social this Friday

Join us this Friday, April 29, 7pm, at Butler Middle School for a Northwest Mission Center devotional entitled “Let Them,” followed by an ice cream social. Kids are also invited!

Guiding our Children Through the LGBTQ+ Maze
with Love and Truth

Presented by the NextGen Ministries of the Boston Church of Christ

Join us as Guy Hammond and Kathy McBrien from Strength In Weakness Ministries speak to us about how to help our children and teenagers navigate their questions and understanding when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues as they deal with their own feelings, the experiences and perspectives of their friends, and the strong messages they receive from the world around them.

Parents of teens and preteens: Friday, May 6, 7:30–9:30pm, at the Arlington Masonic (19 Academy Street, Arlington). There is a teen devotional at the same time at the Arlington building (75 Pleasant St).

Parents of children ages birth through preteen: Saturday, May 7, 10am–1pm, Arlington Building. Childcare will be available.

Mother/Daughter Tea

Celebrate the special relationship between mothers and daughters at the Northwest Mother/Daughter Tea on Saturday, May 21, 11am–1pm, at the Bedford Old Town Hall (16 South Road, Bedford). The event is for daughters in pre-K through high school with their mothers and/or grandmothers. Registration is $10 per person. Register by May 16 in the lobby after church or via email to NWMissionCenter@...

Welcome New Baby!

Congratulations to Nic, Melody, and big brother Titus Petre—Kaia Leona was born April 21 at 9:21pm, 7lb 3oz and super cute!

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

Women’s Chemical Recovery Group
Rowena Hirmer, 978-888-3535

Men’s Chemical Recovery Group
Peter Hirmer, 978-888-3534

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:                                                     $13,288
YTD variance:                                          – $27,702

Personal Care Collection

Tia Poirier is working on her BSA Eagle Project, leading a collection effort to help provide essential personal care and hygiene products that will be distributed to needy families through the Wish Project.

Tia will have a donation box in the lobby at Butler through May 8 to collect items such as backpacks, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, laundry detergent pods, dish soap, hand soap, cleaning spray, toilet paper, paper towels, and wipes. You can also donate funds by May 15 via Venmo: troop511@...

Prayer Requests

Please pray for peace in Ukraine. To get updates from churches in the area and join a daily prayer time at 2pm ET, follow Shawn Wooten’s Facebook page:

You can donate to relief work via HOPE’s Global Disaster Response fund and/or EMS’s Ukraine Emergency Relief

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.