NW Weekly for Sunday, May 15

Sharon Metzger


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

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

Wed, May 18              Midweek/activity by family group

Sat, May 21                EMS Cultural mixer, 10am

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

Sat, May 21                GospelFest, Arlington building, 6pm


Sun, May 22               Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

                                         Walk for HOPE/food drive collection

Wed, May 25              Midweek/activity by family group

Fri, May 27                   Worship night, Butler Middle School, 7pm


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

Sun, Jun 5                    Northwest Mission Family Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Walk for HOPE

Next Sunday, May 22, we will meet at Butler School to worship together, collect items for our MVFB food drive, and then have the opportunity to Walk for HOPE together around the Butler campus. Bring your walking shoes! You can also participate in the walking part on your own schedule or in small groups.

The Walk for HOPE is a fundraising event to help support 10 local food pantries, Ukraine relief, and HOPE worldwide. Food insecurity is a very serious and growing problem.

As part of the NW Region, how can I help?

·       Conduct a food drive in your neighborhood or among your friends to support the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell. Bring food items to church on Sunday, May 22, when all donations will be transported to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

·       Make a donation to HOPE worldwide Massachusetts.

·       Create a fundraising page through the HOPE worldwide Massachusetts website and ask friends and family to donate: www.hopeworldwidema.org

·       Consider volunteering at a local food pantry.

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@....

GospelFest: A Joyful Noise, A Heritage of Gospel Music

GospelFest is an evening of Gospel music featuring artists from around the Boston Church of Christ. This concert is a cooperative effort between the BCC SCUAD (Social, Cultural, Unity and Diversity) and HOPE worldwide Massachusetts. All proceeds will go to HOPE worldwide Massachusetts to be used for local programming.

Join us Saturday, May 21, 6–7:30pm, 75 Pleasant St, Arlington, in person or online ($10 donation requested, even for remote attendees). Register online: https://gospelfest.bostonchurch.org  

Graduate Honoring

On Sunday, June 5, we will honor this year’s high school and college graduates. We would like to include information about the graduates in the bulletin—high school and college graduates in our ministries, as well as other family members. Please send details to mike_lamb@... by Thursday, June 2. Please include this information, as applicable:

·       Name

·       Picture

·       High school, college, graduate school

·       Degree/ major

·       Honors/awards/distinctions/activities

·       Future plans

Welcome Home!

We rejoice with our heavenly Father as Seiha Im was restored to the fellowship last Sunday, May 8!

Calling All Campers!

Registration is open until June 1 for teen camp and July 1 for preteen camp at https://events.bostonchurch.org:

·       Northeast Teen Camp (NETC, August 13–20), $450, plus $65 for the bus.

·       Preteen Camp (August 15–20), $405, plus $65 for the bus.

Mark Buchholz Retirement

Join us Sunday, June 5, 3:30–6pm, at the Arlington building to celebrate our dear brother Mark Buchholz who is retiring after serving in the Boston Church for more than three decades.

Personal Care Collection

This is Tia Poirier’s last Sunday to collect items such as backpacks, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, detergents, soaps, cleaning spray, toilet paper, paper towels, and wipes for the Wish Project. Or Venmo funds by May 15: troop511@...

European Cultural Mixer

The next European Missions Society cultural mixer is Saturday, May 21, 10am. This is a virtual event to bring together brothers and sisters from the US and Europe for an incredibly inspiring time. We will hear from different churches in Europe, and pray and fellowship in breakout rooms. Register at www.euromissions.org

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $14,149
YTD variance:                                          – $22,712

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 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.