NW Weekly for Sunday, July 31

Sharon Metzger

No formal bulletin next week, August 7; I'll be in Orlando, but we can send out timely announcements as needed.



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

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

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

Intern Housing Needed

Kolade (pronounced “Koliday”) Ajuwape will be joining us as a COAL (Chance of a Lifetime) intern from late August until May, serving to build up the campus ministry at UMass Lowell. (He prefers Kolade to his middle name Alex, which he has also been called.) After his time of training here with us for 9 months, he will go abroad for 3 months to serve other churches. If you can offer or suggest housing or a car, contact Glenn (glennppetruzzi@..., 617-777-6696).

World Discipleship Summit—Virtual Access

If you aren’t going to Orlando this week, register for virtual access for the 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 $150. Details and registration online:

Virtual and in-person attendees can download the “ICOC Events” app from mobile app stores and see the roster of speakers and schedule of sessions.

Walk for HOPE Update

It’s been two months since our annual Walk for HOPE event and we want to follow up and thank everyone one of you for participating, fundraising, and praying.

We are thrilled to announce that we raised just over $150,000 which will help support 10 food pantries across Massachusetts. The past two years have been record-breaking, and this year was no different. We’ve again surpassed both our goal and prior year’s fundraising amounts. This is entirely due to your generosity and fundraising efforts. Thank you! 

Sisters Seeking Roommate

Erin Deloge and Anjali Kapur are looking for a third roommate for a sisters’ apartment in the Greater Lowell area. Erin and Anjali hope to find a spacious apartment to host Bible studies and campus events. They would love to live with an encouraging sister who likes cats and does not mind guests every now and then. Rent would be $800 in order to find a place which meets these needs. For information, please call Erin Deloge (978-606-6535).

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.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $13,883

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Tom Jones, Amy Black, Bethany Smith, Corrie Jones, and their family. After several years of illness, Sheila Jones finished her race last Sunday, July 24. The Jones family was a much-loved part of the Boston Church and Northwest ministry for many years before moving to Tennessee 17 years ago. There will be a memorial service in October. Obituary: https://www.simplecremationtn.com/obituary/sheila-jones

Please pray for Gisela Kinscheck (Ralph’s mother), who fell and broke her wrist and shoulder. She is currently in rehab and will remain there for at least another week. If you would like to visit her, contact Julie Kinscheck (617-686-7075)

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.