NW Weekly for Sunday, July 3

Sharon Metzger


Sun, July 3                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Hudson Elks Park, 11am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

July 8–9                        Family Vacation Bible School and Fun Fair

Sun, July 10                Congregational worship, Bridgewater State University, 11am


Sun, July 17                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am

Fri, July 22                   Outdoor fun and games


Sun, July 24                Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am


Sun, July 31                Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando


Sun, Aug 7                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am


Sun, Aug 14                Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp


Sun, Aug 21                Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am

Fri, Aug 26                   Sunset prayer and worship


Sun, Aug 28                Northwest Mission Center worship, Courtyard Marriott, Billerica, 10am

This Sunday: Outdoors in Hudson

On Sunday, July 3, 11am, the Northwest Mission Center will enjoy an outdoor service under the pavilion at the Hudson Elks’ Park (99 Park St, Hudson, MA). (YouTube live streaming will also be available.) Plan meals in family groups, bring food, drinks, blankets, chairs, games, sports equipment… whatever you need to have a great time!

Plan to arrive early (10:30–10:45) to make your way to the pavilion for the 11am start—once at the Elks, please park in the parking lot as directed and follow the path through the trees to the pavilion.

July 10: Congregational Worship and Picnic

On Sunday, July 10, 11am, we’re worshipping together as the whole Boston Church for the first time since pre-pandemic, with an outdoor service at Bridgewater State University, Swenson Athletic Complex, 325 Plymouth St, Bridgewater. Bring a picnic or plan to purchase food. Come ready for ultimate frisbee, soccer, volleyball, and cornhole. Enjoy the kids’ carnival.

If you would like to represent Northwest in the kickball tournament, contact Yovanny Duran, 917-318-5809.

For the rest of July and August, Sunday worship will be at the Courtyard by Marriott, 270 Concord Rd, Billerica.

Family VBS and Fun Fair

Families with kids entering kindergarten (fall 2022) thru preteens! On Fri, July 8, 4–7pm and Sat, July 9, 10am–12:30pm, at the Arlington building, we are planning a special time filled with amazing worship, friendship building, activities, and games around the theme of HayDay: Growing in Friendship with Jesus. Parents are invited to worship with their kids and attend one activity together, then hang out in the parent fellowship area for some great conversation! Our Friday evening concludes with dinner together. After our Saturday program, there will be a Family Fun Fair from 1–4pm to continue the fellowship and memory making with music, a bouncy house, balloon animals, and a petting zoo.

Register this weekend at events.bostonchurch.org to attend the VBS program; no registration needed if you only attend the Fun Fair. For more info or to volunteer, contact Bridget Koha (bkoha@...).

World Discipleship Summit—Virtual Access

If you can’t make it to Orlando, register for virtual access for the upcoming World Discipleship Summit, July 31–August 7. Virtual Access includes:

·       All general sessions from the two main stages

·       Breakout sessions: selected class sessions from every conference track

·       Live broadcast plus on-demand viewing (for 6 months)

Cost is $125 ($150 as of July 24). Details and registration online:


Welcome New Babies!

Congratulations to Eric and Kristie Jones — new daughter Ellie Elora was born on June 28, 7lb, 8oz, and 19 inches long!

Also, Dakota and Diana Botello and big sister Melody (Metro Region) welcomed Cody Brooks on June 26!

Lowell Litter Krewe

Here are some opportunities to serve our community with Lowell Litter Crew this month:

·       Sat, July 2, 8–11am, meet at Butler School, Lowell

·       Sat, July 9, 9am–noon, Greeley Park, Nashua

·       Sat, July 16, 8–11am, Lowe’s, Lowell

·       Sat, July 23, 9am-noon, Mack Plaza, meet at Dutton St Traincar

·       July 29–31, Lowell Folk Festival, shifts available all weekend (617-201-9916)

For more information, contact Adam Roscoe (978-654-3255) or see the site linked above.


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.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Hans Riemer Jr (Hans and Anne’s son), who is recovering at home after being hospitalized this week.

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.