NW Weekly for Sunday, May 22 -- Walk for HOPE Day

Sharon Metzger


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

                                         Walk for HOPE/food drive collection

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest

Wed, May 25              Midweek/activity by family group


Sun, May 29               Northwest worship, Asian/Pacific Islander honoring, Butler, 10am

Wed, Jun 1                  Midweek/activity by family group


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

Wed, Jun 8                  Midweek/activity by family group


Sun, Jun 12                 Northwest Family Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Wed, Jun 15                Midweek/activity by family group

Fri, Jun 17                    Fellowship mixer, Butler Middle School


Sun, Jun 19                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

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


July 8–9                        Weekend Family Vacation Bible School

Sun, July 10                Congregational worship, Bridgewater State University

Fri, July 22                   Outdoor fun and games

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp

Walk for HOPE

Sunday, May 22, we will meet at Butler School to worship together, collect items for our MVFB food drive, and have the opportunity to Walk for HOPE together around the Butler campus. Wear 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.

·       Bring food items to church on Sunday, May 22, when all donations will be transported to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

·       Bring your donations for HOPE worldwide Massachusetts.

·       Dress for the heat and the walk. There will be cold water available.

How else can I help?

·       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.

Graduate Honoring

On Sunday, June 12, 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 9. Please include this information, as applicable:

·       Name

·       Picture

·       High school, college, graduate school

·       Degree/ major

·       Honors/awards/distinctions/activities

·       Future plans

NextGen Lessons

Recently, parents of children of all ages gathered in Arlington to hear Guy Hammond and Kathy MacBrien from Strength In Weakness Ministries teach on Guiding our Children & Teens Through the LGBTQ+ Maze with Love and Truth. If you missed these lessons (one for parents of preteens–teens, one for parents of infants–preteens), you can watch them on YouTube (Boston Church of Christ NextGen channel).

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.

If there is any chance at all that your teen will go to camp, please register with deposit by June 1. (These fees are fully refundable until August 1.) 

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.

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.

Pray and Fast for Ukraine

This month’s day of prayer and fasting for Ukraine will be May 24, three months after Russian invaded Ukraine. Let’s come together globally and petition our Father to bring peace! Please consider giving to www.hopeworldwide.org to provide humanitarian support, or www.euromissions.org to provide support for our ministers serving around the clock.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Lamkin/Gath family. Danielle’s grandfather/Lori’s father passed away recently; the family gathered for services in Florida last weekend. You can send cards:
Danielle and Marc Lamkin and family
74 Boylston Street, Lowell 01852

Please pray for Carl Fiore, whose mother Elsie passed away on May 14. You can send cards to Carl:
380A Great Rd #101, Acton 01720

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.