Sunday Worship Service - Every Sunday at 10am
Hop river chamber music series
For the 39th year, the Hop River Chamber Music Concert Series will be held at our historic church on Thursdays: July 13th, July 20th, and 27th. There is a poster on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall with full concert listings. These all begin at 7:30 pm. Suggested donations at the door are $10.
Brown bag lunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crafters for our Winter Craft Fair will meet to make table runners on July 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Let either Cathy Campen or Shirley know ahead of time if you plan to attend. We’re also looking at a ‘field trip’ to Marden’s in Sanford, Maine (that’s a store similar to Ocean State Job Lot but with an INCREDIBLE fabric department) on Friday, July 14 as that’s when they put out their Christmas fabrics. We can pick up fabrics in preparation for the July 25 daytime workshop.
Regular ongoing events - july and august
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: July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30. 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 12 & 26 and August 9 & 23. Please bring your own bags.
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 sponges, dish towels and dish soap.
SERVICE BY THE LAKE – AUGUST 13TH
The outdoor worship service will be at Priscilla Bronke's again this year at 14 Lakeview Drive in Andover on Aug. 13th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a pot luck picnic following the service. Hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, paper goods and drinks will be provided. We are asking people to bring a side dish or desert to share. If anything needs to be kept cool, please bring a cooler to keep it in. Bring a bathing suit and towel if you want to go swimming. (parents will be responsible for their own children)
Homecoming - Rally Sunday
Church School Registration and 1st Sunday School classes resume.
Crop Walk - October 1st
Our Church is once again hosting the annual crop walk. Walkers, donors, and kitchen angels are all needed. More info to follow in the September Spire.
Winter Craft Fair
Our group has been working diligently for the past few months getting things ready for the craft fair. We have been learning how to make all kinds of new things and having a great time doing it!
We’ll meet the evening of July 6 at 6:30. That will be our only Thursday evening for the month as the Hop River Concert Series takes place the other days. In addition to the ‘church made’ products, we will be opening up our space to local crafters so if you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass that information on to Cathy Campen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the church office. Spaces will be approximately 6’ x 8’ and will cost $25.
First Congregational of Andover found its roots in 1747 with the forming of the Andover Ecclesiastical Society.
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