What do you believe?
We are a church that believes in covenant, not creeds. This means that you don’t need to pass a test or profess particular beliefs to join. Instead, you are welcome to come and explore your faith in community with others. You will find a diversity of beliefs at South Church, and you will have the opportunity to explore your beliefs more deeply. We take the Bible seriously but not literally. We are a Christ-centered church, and in the spirit of Jesus, we welcome everyone into fellowship.
Where do I go?
Our church is located at 41 Central Street in heart of Andover. We recommend that visitors park on the street or in the larger parking lot to the right of the church. If you enter through the large doors facing Central Street, you will be met by greeters who will direct you to the sanctuary. If you come after the greeters have been seated, just go straight up the stairs and into the sanctuary.
What is the service like?
Here are words our members have used to describe worship at South Church: “vibrant”, “inspiring”, and “spirit-filled.” Our service includes a mix of traditional and contemporary elements, from an organ anthem and acolyte candle-lighting (except during the summer) to a gregarious passing of the peace, to sharing joys and concerns aloud during prayer time. In all, a service typically lasts from 60 to 75 minutes. Audio recordings of recent sermons are available under worship, and are also listed on the right side of this page.
What should I wear?
We’re a real mix. You’ll see everything from coat and tie to t-shirts and jeans. Most people find themselves somewhere in the middle. Please wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Do you offer childcare or Sunday School?
Yes! Children are a cherished part of our community, and we welcome the babbles and giggles of little voices. A special “Time with the Children” takes place about 15 minutes into the service, after which children from Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to attend Sunday School. Nursery care is available for younger children, or you are welcome to keep them with you.
Is the church handicap accessible?
Handicapped Access is available from the parking lots on both the North and South sides of the Church. Look for “Handicapped Parking” signs adjacent to the door. An elevator inside will take you to the Sanctuary (S) level, where you will find a pew that accommodates wheelchairs, accessible from the South aisle. For those who need help hearing the Sunday worship service, please take advantage of the hearing receivers available on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Please call the Church Office if you need additional information.
What if I still have questions?
Do you want to be in conversation with a real person before your first visit? Contact our Church Office or minister with any and all questions. Also check out our calendar, upcoming events, and our monthly newsletter for more information.