November 7th, 2019
Issue No. 44
Service of Ordination for
Andrew Harris

This Sunday, Nov. 10th at 3:00pm
at South Church

All are welcome!
Sunday Worship

This Sunday we’ll hear the story of Jesus and God’s great surprise of love. What might it mean for us? We’ll also lift up and remember some of the saints of God among us who have gone on to glory in the past year, as we light a candle in their honor. As always, we’ll sing, pray, and be church together. Pastor Alex preaching.
The Sanctuary Choir will sing Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré.
4 Week Ecclesiastes Bible Study
8:45am in the library

Faith Forum will study Ecclesiastes, by Molly Baskette, a UCC pastor and author. Ecclesiastes is a short book, considered curmudgeonly and cynical, telling it like it is, pain and overwork, fear, and reminds us of the joys found in the simple life, friends, sunlight, and the good things that come from God. Details here.
Andrew Harris Ordination and gift
3:00pm in the Sanctuary

After Andrew's ordination, we will celebrate at a reception in Fellowship Hall and give him a gift certificate for a new robe. (Don't worry - it's not a surprise.) If you'd like to contribute, click here. Or write a check with "Ordination Gift" in the memo. Questions? Contact Pastor Alex.
Thankful for Home Dinner
Sat. Nov. 16th at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall

Join us for supper and games! Meet our new Lupine Road neighbors. We are thankful for you and thankful for home. RSVP by 11/13 to Amie Hellauer.
Acolyte Training (grades 4-7)
Sunday, Nov. 17th at 9:00am in the Sanctuary

Acolytes bring the light of Christ into the Sanctuary to begin our worship service and carry it out to the community as the service concludes. It is not an "every Sunday' commitment and acolytes only need to arrive a few minutes before worship begins. At training, parents and children will learn responsibilities, meet with Pastor Alex, and children will practice lighting candles. For more info, contact Betsy Hopkins.
5th Annual High School Friendsgiving
Sun., Nov. 17th at 4:30pm

Get ready for our 5th annual Friendsgiving with Hancock Church! We'll join Hancock Church, the UU Church of Haverhill and a local UU Church in Lexington to worship, break bread, play games and connect with friends old and new. Get more information and sign up here!
Share-A-Meal Volunteers
Monday, Nov. 25th at South Church

We are in need of volunteers to help from set up at 2:00pm to clean up at 7:00pm while the food donations are dropped off. The clients of Neighbors in Need count on South Church so they can celebrate the holiday. Email Kate Jagger if you can help out for any or all of the time needed.
Office Hours

The office will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of U.S. Veterans day. The office will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00am-2:00pm next week. 
Green Bee has good news about the Town of Andover!

On Monday night the Andover Board of Selectmen voted to hire Dr. Joyce Losick-Yang as the Andover's  first Sustainabiity Director. She begins November 25 reporting to Town Manager Andrew Flanagan. Dr. Losick-Yang is an accomplished scientist (with a PhD  from MIT) and an inspiring public speaker. Green Bee will keep you informed about making Andover more sustainable community!
Do you have the urge to rip up a bathroom?

Please join us in doing some demo and remodeling of two of our baths, no skills or tools needed! We will be taking out the existing sinks and toilets, re-tiling, painting and putting in new fixtures. Email Brenda Bryan or call 603-234-2352 for more information.
  • Fri., Nov. 15th Men's Breakfast
  • Sun., Nov. 17th New Members Joining Sunday
  • Wed., Nov. 20th  Middle School Friendsgiving
  • Sat., Nov. 23rd Apple Pie Bake Extravaganza!
  • Sun., Nov. 24th Interfaith Service at Christ Church
  • Mon., Nov 25th Share-a-Meal donation collection
  • Sat. Dec. 7th Hand-to-Hand craft fair
  • Sun. Dec. 1st Advent is for Everyone workshop (wreath-making)
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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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