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!

Sun., Feb. 16th Faith Forum 8:45am

We start a new discussion topic this week – Racism – using the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.  We will view a video introduction by the author. Led by Mary Pritchard and Chris Ouimet. Come and be warmed by this community of faithful seekers. Child care available. in the church library

Wed., Feb. 19th Knitting Group 7:00pm

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

Sun., Feb. 23rd/Mar. 1st Newcomer Gathering 11:15am

South Church may be over 300 years old, but our thinking isn’t. We believe that loving God with all your heart doesn’t mean you can’t use all of your head, too. If you agree, we’d love to see more of you. We hope to see you for a Newcomer’s Gathering. in the Library

Sun., Feb. 23rd Summer Camp Showcase 11:15am

Getting ready for summer yet? There are many wonderful ways to engage in your faith! Representatives from local UCC camps will share what makes their programs so special. Folks from Silver Lake in CT and Star Island in NH as well as VBS and SOS here at South Church and more will be in attendance! in the Chapel

Sun., Mar. 1st South Church Community Cabaret 3-5pm

The youth groups are holding an event for the entire congregation called “South Church Community Cabaret: A Celebration of Faith, Friendship and Mission Trip Magic.” This is a family-friendly event that we hope people of all ages – from age one to one hundred – will feel welcome to attend! March 1st, 3-5pm. in Fellowship Hall

Fri., Mar. 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

Fri., Mar. 6th Orangetheory/Habitat Fundraiser 6:45pm

Orangetheory North Reading and Danvers will host simultaneous 60 minute classes to support the first ever Habitat for Humanity build in Andover. Whether you’re a fitness junkie or just getting used to the treadmill, Orangetheory coaches are trained professionals, adept at helping people of all skills and ages feel safe yet challenged. Details and sign up here.

Sat., Mar. 7th Habitat Women's Build Day! 8:30am

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

Sat., Mar. 14th Kids' Questions Dinner 5:30-7pm

If you’ve ever been stumped by a question that your child has asked you, bring them along and join us for dinner! Do your children, grandchildren, neighbor kids, ever ask you questions that you don’t know how to answer? Each of us contain multitudes and that’s definitely true for the little ones among us. in Fellowship Hall

Fri., Mar. 20th-Sun. Mar. 22nd South Church Players present HONK!

Separated from the farm, and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking journey, he not only discovers his true beauty, but finds love and acceptance in all its forms. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the “Just Say Whoa to Bullying” program at Lifting Spirits (Miniature Therapy Horses). Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. 2pm. Tickets are $12/advance or $15/door with a family max of $48/$60.

Sun., March 29th Lord's Prayer Experience 4:00pm

This uplifting musical journey is an inclusive interfaith gathering of universal peace dedicated to bringing Jews, Christians, Muslims and people of faiths together to share common roots while honoring each other’s path and affirming the power of LOVE and INCLUSION to heal the world of its brokenness.

Sat., May 9th Deeper Than The Skin presentation

The Social Justice Coalition of Andover brings this nationally acclaimed music, song, and storytelling presentation about race in America to Andover.

Mon., June 22nd-26th Vacation Bible School

For ages 2-18. Monday through Friday from 8:45am-12:15pm. Mark your calendars and register here.

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. All people and perspectives are welcome!

TBA Game Night! 4-8pm

Calling all gamers! Join your South Church friends for a fun evening of board games, card games, and strategy games. We’ll have multiple tables set up with games for all ages and skill levels. If you are interested, please reach out to David Strong or Jim McQuade

More Upcoming Events

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