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We long for moments to reconnect with ourselves and one another. We believe that God works within us when we’re in relationship with one another – sharing our joys and concerns, wrestling with doubt, and challenging one another to grow. Caring for those in our church who are grieving, hospitalized, ill or dealing with a major life crisis. Every time we gather together and lead with our hearts, leaning in with vulnerability and intention,  we form our faith here at South Church. Consider yourself invited to everything!

Thur., June 20 Women’s Sunset Cruise We will carpool to Salem, MA, where we will board the Finback at 6:45. We will share food, drinks & laughter, while enjoying views of Salem & Marblehead. Tickets are $23. Scholarships are available confidentially. Just email Diane Morris. Sign up here or call the office if you prefer to register over the phone. Questions? Contact Robin Gendron. Come join the fun! Meet at South Church at 5:30pm, cruise 7-9pm

Fri., June 21 Men’s Breakfast Men of South Church! Are you interested in getting to know your fellow men in the congregation? Join us for coffee and a donut/bagel breakfast. Topics range and input is welcome. Interested? Reach out to David Strong and Christopher Price. 1st & 3rd Friday of each month. 6:30am in the Library

Sunday, June 24-28 VBS Experience God’s love through fantastic activities, games, sports, crafts…a week of fun while learning about the rich history of Boston! Details and registration here. 8:45am-12:15pm

Sunday, June 30 Worship at Andover Town Park Join us as we take our Sunday worship outside! All are welcome! Note: no Pomps Pond sticker is needed for the Aug 18th worship service. 9:30am

Mon-Fri, July 8th-26th Summer of Service (FULL) Award-winning hands-on service program for kids entering grades 7-12. Participants engage projects in Lawrence, Lowell, Boston, and the greater Merrimack Valley.

More Upcoming Events

TBA Habitat Build Day! Contact Ellen Arvidson for more information. 8:30am at Lupine Road

TBA Mental Health Support Group If you are a parent caring for a child of any age living with mental health concerns, you are invited to join with others on the journey for a time of sharing and support. The gathering is confidential and no one will be forced to share. If you have any questions, reach out to Pastor Alex. 7:00pm in the Library

May date TBA Caregivers We’ll gather to check in with one another and reconnect. Contact Alex for more info. All conversation held confidentially. 7:00pm in the Library.

June date TBA Theology on Tap
Theology isn’t only the stuff of dense books and dead theologians – it happens any time we name God at work in the world. Once a month, Theology on Tap gathers at a local establishment to engage in that holy work over a drink – whether alcoholic or not. All people and perspectives are welcome!

Annual Events

Spring: Musical, Youth Mission Trip, Confirmation
Summer: All Church Picnic, Women’s Harbor Cruise, Women’s Mid-Summer Potluck, Summer of Service
Autumn: Homecoming, Punch at the Parsonage, Harvest Dinner, Scarecrow Build, Trunk or Treat, Day of Service, High School Friendsgiving
Winter: Advent Wreath Making, The Giving Tree, Caroling, Family Christmas Pageant, Women’s Retreat, Cupid’s Cabaret Night Out, Chili Cook-off
Ongoing Groups & Events
Sunday morning fellowship hour, playgroup, quilting group, book groups, yoga classes, breakfast groups, caregivers’ group, fitness group, newcomer gatherings

Visit our Church Calendar for detailed information about upcoming events.

Interested? Questions? Contact Linda, Church Administrator