January 23rd, 2020
Issue No. 4
Annual Chili Cook-Off!
This Saturday, Jan. 25th
5:00pm to set up your station (your chili in a crockpot/toppings encouraged)
5:30pm to come, eat and vote.

Desserts and salads are welcome too!
Sunday Worship

It's hard to deny the divisiveness and discord in our country today. Regardless of where we fall on the political spectrum, we can feel disillusioned when witnessing the animosity among our country's political leaders. The Apostle Paul was facing a very similar issue of schisms and quarrels within the church at Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:10-18). Paul points us to Jesus who will not be divided, who will not take sides in the quarrel, who cannot be found among the various identity markers. Pastor Dana preaching. Childcare available.
Final Sunday for January loose offerings

Loose change collected in January will be sent to the Ti Palmiste Children’s Home in Haiti. Please consider helping the Board of World Service. Bring loose change to worship on Sunday or text GIVETOSOUTHCHURCH to 73256 and use the drop-down menu to select where your gift is going.
Faith Forum
8:45am in the church library

We continue discussing racism using the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Click here for what to read this week. Led by Mary Pritchard and Chris Ouimet. Come and be warmed by this community of faithful seekers. Child care available.
ABC's of South Church Finances
11:15am in the SC Library

Does the financial presentation at Annual Meeting make you think, “What does this all mean to me?” Do you wonder where the money comes from and where it goes? Joanne Smith invites you to ask the questions you want in a “no judgment zone” or just sit and take it all in. You’ll be ready for the February 9 Annual Meeting!
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Green Team will have a table in fellowship hall after worship, with information about how both you and  Massachusetts can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Pulpit Exchange and Shabbat Dinner 1/31
RSVP TODAY by Thursday, Jan. 23rd

Last call to RSVP for a traditional Shabbat dinner following the 6:30pm service on Jan. 31st. RSVP here.
High School Rock-a-Thon Overnight
Sat., Jan. 25th-26th from 4pm-7:30am

Bring your rocking chairs, bean bags and more to turn Fellowship Hall into the ultimate hang out space for movies, games, outdoor adventures and meaningful conversation. Fun includes the Chili Cook Off. Sign up here!
Theology on Tap
Tues., Jan. 28th at 7:00pm at Caffè Nero (#dryjanuary)

We’ve got a hot topic for a cold night…do you believe in Hell? Who’s the judge? We have discussed Heaven before so let’s head south for the winter! All people and perspectives are welcome! 77 Main St, Andover. Based on this piece in the NY Times.
Let's Get Cozy and Knit!
Wed., Jan. 29th at 7:00pm at Caffe Nero

Please join us as we knit by a cozy fire, drink a hot beverage, and chat about knitting and life.
Calling all Handy People!
Sat., Feb. 1st from 9:00am-noon

We are renovating the bathrooms behind the kitchen and need help! The lady's bath Demo Day is Sat. 2/1, then we will work Saturdays and February school break (2/17-21) to put it back together. Contact Brenda Bryan 603-234-2352 if you’d like to help!
2019 Giving Statements
Final 2019 Giving Statements will be available at the end of January. If you have an email listed in Realm , you’ll receive an email from South Church Andover with a link to your final statement. If you don’t have an email listed, you’ll receive a paper statement. Please open your statement!
Women's Habitat Build Day is Coming: March 7th!

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers have come together to build stronger, safer communities. No experience necessary. Ages 18 and up. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience. Come alone or bring a friend. Are you ready to build with us?
Annual Meeting Help Needed!

Our Annual Meeting is approaching and we are looking for a few people to help out with child care, meal clean-up and dessert donations. Click here for details and sign-up.
 Green Bee hopes you will pay attention to this...
"Either you do this or you’re going to have to explain to your children why you are giving up on the 1.5-degree target." (Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum at Davos.) Read her speech here or read about it here.
  • Sun., Feb. 2nd Middle School Fun Day
  • Sun., Feb. 9th Annual Meeting & Lunch
  • Sun., March 1st Youth Cabaret
  • Sat., May 9th Deeper Than The Skin presentation
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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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