NW Weekly for Sunday, March 12 -- set clocks forward!

Sharon Metzger


Sun, Mar 12                Daylight Saving Time begins—set clocks forward one hour!

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


Wed, Mar 15                 Midweek by family group


Sat, Mar 18                   Teaching Day, Nevins Hall, 150 Concord St, Framingham, 10am

Sun, Mar 19                   Northwest, Northeast, and Downtown worship, 10am

                                           John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston

Wed, Mar 22                 Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Fri–Sun, Mar 24–26   High School Spring/Winter Retreat, Camp Cody, Freedom, NH

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

Wed, Mar 29                 Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Sun, Apr 2                      Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Apr 5                    Midweek by family group


Sun, Apr 9                      Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Apr 12                  Midweek: men and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Fri–Sun, Apr 14–16    Campus Retreat, Plymouth, NH

Fri–Sun, Apr 14–16    Teen Senior Trip, Portland, ME

Sun, Apr 16                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Apr 19                  Midweek: women and teens, Butler Middle School, 7:30pm


Fri–Sun, Apr 21–23    Singles Retreat, Attitash, Bartlett, NH

Sun, Apr 23                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Apr 26                  Midweek by family group

Is God Inclusive?

Next weekend, Guy Hammond of Strength in Weakness and Ellen Radcliff of Heart Set Above will be presenting a series of teaching on “Is God Inclusive?” about sexuality, gender identity, and the gospel.

·       Friday, March 17, 7:30pm, Arlington building, for high school juniors and seniors and their parents, campus, and singles

Devotional and Q&A with Guy and Ellen addressing God's heart of being inclusive, and his desire for all to have an opportunity to come to a relationship with him.


·       Saturday, March 18, 10am–1pm at Nevins Hall, 150 Concord St, Framingham

All BCC Teaching Day and Q&A: A deeper dive into God’s perspective on the issues of homosexuality and the transgender community.


There will be a kids’ program for 1–10 year olds at the Framingham building (214 Concord St), a block away. Please pre-register your children if possible, to facilitate planning (no one will be turned away that has not registered).

·       Sunday, March 19, 10am worship with Northwest, Northeast, Downtown, John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston

People of All Nations

The Boston Church Social, Cultural, and Diversity team (SCUAD) is excited to bring you People of All Nations: a Christ-centered, biblically based unity in diversity training course. Our church eldership, staff, and regional SCUADs have already participated. And now this course is being offered 2 times a year.

This program will progress through three 2-hour sessions about how we can better achieve God’s dream of being a People of All Nations. Those who enroll in the program will watch video content on their own before they gather to discuss the materials in 2-hour large and small groups on three Saturdays in April/May. The videos consist of history, teaching, preaching, and moving testimonies from 60 different speakers from Boston and around the country. They are Bible-based, academic, spiritual, and heart moving. All materials are in English and Spanish.

God has blessed us with a multicultural, multiracial church with disciples from many different backgrounds and viewpoints. We encourage each of you to participate. You’ll grow in your understanding of how to better connect with people who have different stories than you. And you’ll learn how to process and navigate crucial, sensitive, and controversial topics of race and culture in a righteous way.

Registration opens March 12.

Alan Roscoe Celebration of Life

Anne Marie and the whole Roscoe family wish to deeply thank all the family of God in the Northwest Mission Center for the amazing love and support for them during this difficult time of grieving Alan’s loss. Thank you! Thank you for the meals, visits, donations. You have refreshed the hearts of the saints. God is faithful and listens to our prayers.

We would like to invite you to celebrate his life with music and sharing Saturday, March 25, 75 Pleasant St, Arlington, MA

5–6:30pm sharing & honoring Alan
6:30–8pm dinner by invitation only

Please come and support us in honoring this incredible man.

Worship Concert

Julie Kinscheck is directing faculty and students in Berklee Worships, a concert on Wednesday, March 29, 7pm, at Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St, Recital Hall 1A (Alma Berk Hall), Boston.

The concert is free, includes several styles of Christian music from classic to contemporary, and features 14 student vocalists and a slammin’ band of mixed students and faculty (including Ralph Kinscheck and Jim Peterson).

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,395
Collected:                                                     $17,486

Prayer Requests

Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for earthquake recovery in Türkiye and Syria, 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.