Belong

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!

Fri., Dec. 6th. Men’s Breakfast 6:30am

Men of South Church! 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. in the Library

Sat., Dec. 7th Habitat Build Day! 8:30am

Drive by and check it out! No experience needed. Contact Ellen Arvidson for details or click here to provide lunch for our volunteers! 8:30am on Lupine Rd.

Sat., Dec. 7th Hand-to-Hand Craft Fair 9:30-2:00pm

Shop local ● Shop Handmade ● Original Art & Crafts – Your holiday shopping will be a breeze with local artists showcasing their talents! Jewelry, pottery, local honey, quilted/sewn items, greeting cards, portraits, luxury jams, hand knit items, antique tableware…and much more! Proceeds benefit Youth Mission Trip. at South Church

Sun., Dec. 8th Ecclesiastes Bible Study 8:45am

Dec. 8, 15 Faith Forum will study Ecclesiastes, by Molly Baskette, a UCC pastor and author. Make this commitment to come and join in a fun Bible study.  Study books available, free, ask Alex or in the office. Details here.

Sun., Dec. 8th Advent Potluck Brunch

Come join your church family for a festive holiday brunch! Bring a dish. Suggestions include crockpot items, casseroles, egg bakes, salads, hearty side dishes, sweet breads, fruit and cheeses. If your dish is warm, please make sure it’s fully cooked. We can keep it warm in our new warming ovens! The Fellowship Committee looks forward to creating holiday magic with you and we need folks for set-up, clean-up and serving. Email Mary with questions or if you’d like to help.

Mon., Dec. 9th/ Honk Musical Auditions

South Church Players are pleased to announce this year’s musical…HONK!  Audition materials are on the board outside the office. Click here for more information. at South Church

Tues., Dec. 10th Blue Christmas Worship

Joy isn’t the only emotion of the holiday season. Alongside joy can be feelings of sadness, regret, loneliness, and grief.

If Christmas feels like a complicated time, you’re not alone. Join us at South Church for an intimate and contemplative worship service where we’ll make space for all the emotions of the season. In the 3rd floor chapel

Tues., Dec. 17th/Wed., Dec. 18th Beer and Carols

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season by joining other Andover folks for a night of beer drinking and caroling at Oak and Iron. A portion of this year’s $5 ticket will help support the four new affordable housing units on Lupine Road.
Click here for TUESDAY (Night 1) tickets

Click here for WEDNESDAY (Night 2) tickets

More Upcoming Events

TBA Knitting Group It’s that time again–please join us as we knit by a cozy fire, drink a hot beverage, and chat with friends old and new about knitting and life. at Caffe Nero

TBA Theology on Tap 7:00pm Theology isn’t only the stuff of dense books and dead theologians – it happens any time we name God at work in the world. All people and perspectives are welcome!

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 Mental Health Support Group gathering is confidential and no one will be forced to share. If you have any questions, reach out to Pastor Alex.

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