NW Weekly for Sunday, March 19

Sharon Metzger


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

Sat, Apr 15                    EMS Cultural Mixer, 10am


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

Fri, Apr 28                      BCC Devotional for parents of teens, Arlington 7:30pm

Sat, Apr 29                    BCC Devotional for parents of infants–preteens, Arlington, 10am

Is God Inclusive?

This Sunday, Sunday, March 19, 10am, join us in worship with Northwest, Northeast, Downtown, John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston. Guy Hammond of Strength in Weakness is preaching to close out an amazing teaching weekend.

Parenting devotionals—save the date: Ellen Radcliff will return in April for parenting devotionals about stewarding our children’s hearts toward God through their gender and sexual identity development.

·       Friday, April 28, 7:30–9:30pm, Arlington, for parents of teens

·       Saturday, April 29, 10am-noon, Arlington, for parents of children (infant–preteen)

People of All Nations

The Boston Church Social, Cultural, and Diversity team (SCUAD) and HOPE worldwide Massachusetts are 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 Saturdays, April 1, 15, and 22 at the Framingham building ( 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.

Space is limited. Register online. The minimal cost is $20 per individual, $30 per couple, and $10 for campus students which will go toward the lunch on the third and final session.

Cultural Mixer

Save the date! Saturday, April 15, 10am, the European Missions Society is sponsoring a Cultural Mixer on Zoom. This is an opportunity to create connections between US and European churches, and is open to everyone no matter your life stage. There will be sharing from European church members, and breakout rooms to meet, fellowship, and pray for Ukraine. Register at www.euromissions.org.

Alan Roscoe Celebration of Life

Anne Marie and the whole Roscoe family would like to invite you to celebrate Alan’s 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:                                                     $15,029

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.