May 28, 2023
Church this Week
Our gatherings are family friendly (with Godly Play up thru grade 6). You will be warmly welcomed and invited to stay for fellowship after the service in the Grange Hall. We are excited that you'll be visiting.
Please let us know who you are, and how we can join you in your journey with God.
If you'd like more information about the church, or a pastoral visit from one of our staff, please fill out the visitor's card in the pew,
or contact us through our website here.
PIZZA AND PAINT DAY: SATURDAY JUNE 3
Come out for a couple of hours to paint and eat pizza on Saturday June 8 from 9:00am - 12:00om. We'll be staining the back stairs to the Grange Hall and the front iron railing leading into the church. See Larry Sunday for what you can bring, or email him HERE.
CEMETARY CLEAN UP
A group of volunteers will be cleaning stones in the cemetery behind the church on Saturday June 3rd from 9-12. Anyone who would like to join is welcome. Items to bring: a soft brush, a short plastic snow windshield scraper, or a spray bottle for water if possible.
INVITATIONS NEW COMERS CLASS
DATE CHANGE: NOW JUNE 17
Those interested in becoming members of the church asked to contact the church office.
NEW CHURCH BROCHURE
Cheryl P and Fr. B have designed a new church brochure (which we gave out to many at Franklin Days). If you'd like to download it and share it with your friends, click here.
Those involved in the preparation and handling of food for fellowship, coffee houses, and other public functions are required to adhere to the guidelines HERE. Please look them over and assure our guests of safety and good health.
GODLY PLAY SEEKING TEAM MEMBERS
Do you have a heart for kids? A mind towards story-telling and creativity? A desire for children to experience God's love in tangible ways that they will forever remember? If so, speak with Rita about the possibility of being trained as a part of the Godly Play team.
If you are interested in seeing the work our tremendous vestry has been doing, be sure to check out the Vestry Business page of the website here.
PEABODY HOME SEEKING VISITORS
Visits are made the second Thursday of the Month. If you would like to be a part of the team to visit the nursing home, see Fr. Bill.
Commitment is once a month, on the second Thursday.
HOW CAN I HELP AROUND THE CHURCH?
There are numerus opportunities to develop your passion around the church. Current opportunities include:
Sunday Sound (EQ-ing sound levels during the service)
Tech Support (screens, projector, ZOOM, and presentation)
Gardening (making our grounds spectacular)
Hospitality (assisting with food and cleanup on Sunday mornings)
Music: Bass player
See Father Bill, or Rev. Cinnamon this week!
FR. BILL IN THIS MONTH'S DISPATCHES NEWSLETTER
Dispatches is a monthly update that seeks to keep you advised of news, developments, and resources that support our church and the diocese.
Read it here.
WHAT'S UP AT THE HUB?
The Andover Hub is a great place to meet members of the community and participate in interesting classes, gatherings, and celebrations. Our own Fr. Bill has been known to attend the Bone Builders class on Thursday Mornings! For a detailed run down of classes and events click HERE.
The Twin Rivers Food Pantry always looking for items of interest. Items can be placed in the box in the foyer. For specific information on how to donate, check out their website HERE.
THIRD FRIDAY ANDOVER COFFEEHOUSE OPEN MIC AND SPECIAL GUESTS
Ever third Friday of the month the Andover Coffeehouse opens it's doors for a light dinner and refreshments provided by the Andover Community Church (proceeds to the Grange Hall Restoration Fund).
Sign-ups for open mic also begin at 6:00PM and then the show starts at 7:00PM.
To find out who's playing this month click HERE.
Stuff This Month
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality | Adult Discussion Course Begins in May
Rummage Sale with Food | May 27, 8:30a - 2:00p
New Members Gathering | June 17, 8:45a - 11:30a
Vestry Meeting | June 20, 6:30p
Birthday and Anniversary Blessings | First Sunday of Each Month
Prayer Hive | Tuesdays 8:00a - 9:00a
Franklin Outreach Ministry | Wednesdays 4:00p - 5:30p
Music Team Rehearsal: Thursdays 6:30p - 8:00p
Prayer Ministry Training | First Thursday 7:00p - 8:30p
Peabody Nursing Home | Second Thursdays 10:15a - 11:30p
Men's Breakfast | Third Thursdays
Andover Coffee House | Third Fridays
Monthly Rummage Sale w/Food | Last Saturday of the Month, 8:30a - 2:00p