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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!

Sat., Jan. 25th High School Rock-a-Thon Overnight 4pm-7:30am

Bring your rocking chairs, bean bags and more to turn Fellowship Hall into the ultimate hang out space for movies, games, outdoor adventures and meaningful conversation. Fun includes the Chili Cook Off. Sign up here!

Sat., Jan. 25th Chili Cook-Off 5:30-7pm

Have you been perfecting your chili recipe? Or are you better suited for eating and critiquing? Come and serve your chili or come and eat everyone else’s chili! In Fellowship Hall.

Sun., Jan. 26th ABC’s of South Church finances 11:15am

Have you ever sat through the financial presentation at the South Church Annual Meeting and wondered, “What are they talking about?” or “What does this all mean to me?”  Or maybe you’re just curious about where all the money comes from and where is it spent.

Joanne Smith will offer an informal discussion where you can sit and take it all in or you can ask all the questions you want in a “no judgment zone!”  The bonus is that you’ll be ready for the February 9 Annual Meeting! in the church library

Sun., Jan. 26th 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

Tues., Jan. 28th Theology on Tap 7pm

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!

Wed., Jan. 29th 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

Fri., Jan. 31st Pulpit Exchange and Shabbat Dinner 6:30pm

RSVP required by Thursday, Jan. 23rd This year, Temple Emanuel invites the members of South Church to RSVP for a traditional Shabbat dinner following the 6:30pm service on Jan. 31st. It will be an opportunity for our two communities to break bread together and celebrate our many years of a very fruitful and meaningful friendship. Details and RSVP here.

Sat., Feb. 1st Habitat 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.

Fri., Feb. 7th. 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

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

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.

More Upcoming Events

TBA Newcomer Gatherings 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.

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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