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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Social Justice Coalition of Andover brings this nationally acclaimed music, song, and storytelling presentation about race in America to Andover.
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!
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
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
Visit our Church Calendar for detailed information about upcoming events.