Sunday Worship Service - Every Sunday at 10am
Annual Spaghetti Supper - march 2nd 5:30 pm
The Annual Spaghetti Supper with the Columbia Congregational Church (at their church) will be held on Friday, March 2 from 5:30-7:00. Tickets are $10 per adult, $9 per senior, $8 per child under 12 and proceeds benefit WAIM. If you have any questions contact Betsy Houle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Patrick's day POT LUCK DINNER - march 9th 6 pm
Bring your favorite dish to share (and if it happens to be corned beef and cabbage that would be great!). There will be lots of activities for the kids and fun for everyone!
WEAR YOUR GREEN!!
one great hour of sharing - sunday march 11, 2018
One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, lives are literally changed in 138 countries daily. Your support provides clean water, food, medicines, shelter, healthcare and education as well as responds to disasters in both the US and Internationally. This offering will be collected on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
palm sunday - march 25, 2018
On Palm Sunday, we will be coloring Easter eggs during coffee hour. Please bring either a soup or tray of sandwiches and your own hard-boiled eggs to color.
Maundy Thursday service Thursday march 29, 2018 7:00 pm
This will be a Tenebrae Service and will include Holy Communion.
good friday service - friday march 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Due to unusual circumstances our Maundy Thursday Service was cancelled, and instead we will have a Good Friday Service, in its place. SEE NOTE ABOVE!
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 month of March 2018, we are asking for kitchen sponges and 7 ounce cold cups.
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 March: 14 & 28. 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. Food Pantry needs for the month are:
Mar. 4 toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex Mar. 11 juice, canned fruits and vegetables
Mar.18 canned meat and tuna Mar. 25 soap, shampoo, toothpaste, dish soap
Pet Food is always appreciated
Good news, FoodShare has given us a computer with a keyboard and mouse. One of our volunteers donated a monitor. A program designed for food pantries will be given to us by FoodShare in March.
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 March 7 & 21. Please bring your own bags.
save the date - june 2, 2018
Plans are afoot by 2 of our members – Priscilla Bronke and Julia Haverl – to have a garden tour fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Rain date will be Sunday, June 3. This will be the first garden tour held in Andover and will feature six gardens in town, each beautiful and unique, reflecting the personality of the owners. Tickets will be available from the church in advance as will as on the day of the tour. There is a plan to have boxed lunches available (with prior reservations) on the day. There will also be a plant sale (coordinated by Linette Harlow) and Shirley Brown has agreed to handle the publicity. We will need volunteers to be greeters at each garden as well as helpers with the box lunches (Joan Soucy is coordinating that) and the plant sale. Please call Priscilla Bronke at 860-742-8666 or Julia at 860-498-1188 with questions or to volunteer. We are talking with local businesses to get them involved. Andover Country Gardens has already expressed an interest.
Holiday Fair Update…
The crafters have decided to continue making items together and working towards a fair for December of 2018. All are welcome to attend and if you'd like to be included in the group email list please write a note to Cathy Campen at email@example.com and let me know you're interested. The crafters have decided to meet on Thursday afternoons between two and four o’clock in the parish hall. People are welcome to join if they’d like to help make crafts for the holiday fair and if they would like to be added to the email list for the group they can contact Cathy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations and changes for meeting location or times will be posted via the email group
First Congregational of Andover found its roots in 1747 with the forming of the Andover Ecclesiastical Society.
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