November 27th, 2019
Issue No. 47
Sunday Worship

You don't want to take a Thanksgiving break from worship this weekend because it's the first Sunday of Advent! We'll light the advent candle of "hope" and hear the story of John the Baptist.The South Church Ringers will open worship with Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus and the Sanctuary Choir will sing Prepare Ye! by Marc Robinson As always, we'll sing, pray and be church together. Pastor Alex preaching.
Advent is for Everyone workshop (wreath-making)
11:15am in Fellowship Hall
Come and make your advent wreath as a family and discover how there is something in Advent for everyone – whether you are very young or just very young at heart.
Gifts That Grow
after worship

Do you struggle to find the perfect Christmas gift for someone who has everything? Are you part of the 'buy nothing' movement? Consider choosing  one of a selection of missions, make a donation, and receive a beautiful Christmas Gift-card  that you can give to that tricky person on your list. You gift will enrich an other's life, and you will model a spirit of charitable giving this holiday season. Visit the table in Fellowship Hall after worship each Sunday during Advent to  purchase these special gift cards.
Christmas Photo Booth
in the Fellowship Hall

Don’t have the Christmas family photo done yet? We’ve got you covered!  Come take a photo with your family during Advent right here at church.
Last Sunday to Order Your Poinsettia!
after worship

To decorate during the Christmas season, it is a tradition to grace the sanctuary with poinsettias. To do this, we need your help! Order in person after worship or through email. Details here.
"Honk" Musical Auditions
Mon., Dec. 2nd/Wed., Dec. 4th

South Church Players are pleased to announce this year's musical...HONK!  Audition materials will be on the board outside the office. Click here for more information.
  • 12/2   7 pm - 9 pm:  try-outs (Fellowship Hall)
  • 12/4   7 pm - 9 pm:  try-outs (Chapel)
  • 12/9   7 pm - 9 pm:  call-backs (room TBD)
Theology on Tap
Tue., Dec. 3rd, 7 PM at Caffe Nero in Andover

Join others for a faithful and open conversation about life and faith. This month's topic: How much of the Christmas story has to be real for you? All of it? None of it? Which parts do you easily accept? Which parts are more difficult? All people and perspectives are welcome!
Hand-to-Hand craft fair
Sat., Dec. 7th from 9:30am-2:00pm

Shop local ● Shop Handmade ● Original Art & Crafts – Your holiday shopping will be a breeze with local artists showcasing their talents! Jewelry, pottery, local honey, quilted/sewn items, greeting cards, portraits, luxury jams, hand knit items, antique tableware…and much more! Proceeds benefit the Mission Trip.
Parents' Day Out
Sat., Dec. 7th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Youth Space

Drop your kids (ages 2 & up) off for some fun and fellowship in the Youth Space while you have an afternoon to yourself! You can stop by the craft fair, grab lunch with a friend, do some holiday shopping, or sit in your quiet house all by yourself – choose your own adventure! While you’re gone your kids will be learning about Advent, making a Christmas gift for you, playing games and wrapping up the afternoon with a Christmas movie! Sign up here.
Star Help Wanted!
Sunday December 22 during worship

We are looking for a volunteer to take responsibility for the  Christmas Star during the Sunday family pageant worship service, if it is to happen.  Please contact Jenn Murray asap. 
Habitat Build Day
Saturday December 7 at 8:30am at Lupine Road
Come join us! We meet on-site. No experience needed.  Be a part of building affordable homes in Andover while working alongside your South Church friends! Contact Ellen Arvidson for details or click here to provide lunch for our volunteers
  • Fri., Dec. 6th Men's Breakfast
  • Tues., Dec. 10th Blue Christmas Worship Service
  • Sun., Dec. 14th Caroling
  • Sun., Dec. 15th Cookie Sale
  • Sun., Dec. 15th Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
  • Sun., Dec. 15th Giving Tree Deadline
  • Sun., Dec. 15th High School Christmas Party
  • Wed., Dec. 18th Middle School Christmas Party
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Pastor Dana and Pastor Alex take Fridays as a Sabbath day off. If a pastoral issue arises on a Friday or Saturday, please call or text the Pastoral Emergency number, 978-710-8711 to directly connect with the on-call pastor.
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