Sunday Worship Service - Every Sunday at 10am
Hop river chamber series returns
For the 40th year, the Hop River Chamber Music Concert Series will be held at our historic church on July 12, 19 and 26 at 7:30 pm. The Hop River Chamber Music Inc. is most grateful to the many people who have made donations since 2013 to fully fund the commissioning of a musical work. Fall in New England, by noted composer, pianist, and professor at Wesleyan University, Neely Bruce, will have its world premiere performance at the third concert. Scored for 13 musicians, it is a companion piece to the original version of Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring, which will also be performed. Dr. Bruce will speak about his work at the concert.
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Suggested donations at the door are $10.
Reservations required for the lunches.
snack bags due on or before july 22nd
Remember "Snack Bag" items are due on or before July 22nd. If you need a bag or list of items please contact Betsy Houle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly & Monthly Activities - food pantry and supply Sunday
Supply Sunday Continues
Supply Sunday takes place on the last Sunday of each month. We ask people to bring a certain item once a month to help keep the church supplied with basics like paper goods, plastic wrap and the like. This helps to stretch our budget and keep the church supplied with the necessities. For the summer months we are asking for regular coffee (not decaf) and 8 oz. coffee cups (not Styrofoam), and toilet paper.
The food pantry hours are held on Monday evenings (5-7pm). There are additional hours for Senior Citizens at 9 am on the following Wednesdays in August: 1st, 15th, & 29th. Your donations can be left in the box in the foyer leading into the Parish Hall. To find out what items are needed for the food pantry, or to arrange another time to access the food pantry, please talk with Joan Soucy (860) 208-3226.
The Mobile Foodshare Van continues to come every other Wednesday with fresh produce and other grocery items for everyone, regardless of income. They will be here from 9 – 9:30 am on Wednesdays July 11 and 25, and August 8th & 22nd. Please bring your own bags.
1. Crafters won't be meeting on a regular basis for the summer
- 2. Our next WAIM work day is September 15, 2018 from 9 until noon or whatever time you can give.
- 3. September 30, 2028, our church will once again host the Annual CROP Walk with the Gilead and Columbia Congregational Churches. Please save the date and plan to walk (easy walk on the Rail Trail), donate, and sign up to bring food for the Pot Luck afterwards. There will be a food item sign up: appetizers, main dish or dessert.
First Congregational of Andover found its roots in 1747 with the forming of the Andover Ecclesiastical Society.
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