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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!

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Fri., Sept. 20th 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

Sun., Sept. 22nd Faith Forum 8:45am

Interesting, thought-provoking, empowering, caring! Coffee & friendship served! All are welcome! We are reading “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz Webber, books available, $7. 9/22 chapters 1-5, 9/29 chapters 6-10. First Sunday of every month – we focus on climate justice. in the Library

Sun., Sept. 22nd Acolyte Training 9:00am

Calling all 4th – 7th graders! You are invited to be an acolyte! This is a special moment during worship and we’d love to get as many people involved as possible! If you plan on coming please sign up here. in the Sanctuary

Sun., Sept. 22nd Congregational Care Training 11:15am

Sun., Sept. 22nd Congregational Care Training All are welcome as Alex leads this brief but informative 45 minute session covering best practices around visitation and congregational care. following worship

Sun., Sept. 29th Punch at the Parsonage 11:15am

Everyone is welcome (even if you’re new or visiting!) to the parsonage after worship. Follow the chalk on the sidewalk to 44 School Street. If you can donate baked goods, snacks, or drinks, please email Kerianne. There will be plenty of toys and a swing-set.

Sun., Sept. 29th Social Justice Coalition (SJC) of Andover 11:15am

The SJC works to “…do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God,” Micah 6:8. We welcome you to gather to respond to injustice through discussion, prayer and planning for church/community events. The SJC aims to educate and advocate. To be on the SJC mailing list contact jan.holden13@gmail.com or sjc01810@gmail.com

Wed., Oct. 2nd Children's Music Classes Begin

Registration is now open for our Children’s Music Ministry. There is a place for everyone! Cherub Choir (ages 0-5) meets Wednesdays 4-4:45PM and Thursdays 11-11:45AM (pick one), the Carol Choir (grades K-5) meets Wednesdays 5-5:45PM, and the Youth Choir (grades 6-12) rehearses Thursdays 4:30-5:30PM. Each group has a lot of fun singing, playing musical games and instruments. To register, click HERE

Sat., Oct. 5th Habitat Build Day! 8:30am

Contact Ellen Arvidson for more information. on Lupine Rd.

Sun., October 6th Pedals, Pipes & Pizza 3:00pm

Organ demo and tour, a chance to play, and pizza! Geared for grades 3-8, but all are welcome. Participants must bring a responsible adult. $5 per participant scholarships available. Register here. 3:00-5:00pm

Sun., Oct. 27th Halloween Organ and Light Show 5:00pm

Join us for a family-friendly, 40 minute program of spooky Halloween music & fantastic light show! Wear a costume or come in your jammies! Bring your stuffed animals and blankets. Suggested donation $20/family. Co-sponsored by the MVAGO. Cathy Meyer & Maggie Marshall, organ. in the Sanctuary

More Upcoming Events

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.

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. This month we continue a dialogue on what we do and don’t believe. The topic is creationism vs. evolution. Is the book of Genesis to be taken literally? Click here to read more. 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 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

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