Andover Campus Weekly 12/10/17

Andover Campus Weekly  12.10.17
Sunday, Dec 10
8:30 Worship Service – Cantata
9:45  Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service – Cantata
12:30 Andover Staff meeting
5:00 Youth group
Tuesday, Dec 12
7:30 Men’s Bible Study Breakfast (First Watch, Richmond Rd)
studying the book “40 Days with Wesley”
10:00 Bible Study
Wednesday, Dec 13
6:00 Andover Leadership Team
6:00 Children’s Program practice
7:00 Chancel Choir practice


Preparing for Worship
All of our Sundays are special, but this Sunday the choir will be performing a Cantata, “Invitation to a Miracle” for both services. We are in for a special treat!!! Our sermon series continues on the “Lights of Advent” with the lighting of the second candle representing “Love”. The scripture is from Matthew 1:18-25.
Please read and prepare your hearts for worship.

Donkey in the Living Room

The Children’s Christmas Program
 The children are working hard as they continue their practice at 9:30 on Sunday morning. The last 2 practice dates for the Christmas program are this Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm and this Saturday, December 16th at 10am.  The children will share what they have prepared at the 11am service on December 17th.


Some props are needed !!:


 If you have a portable fireplace, a large area rug, a small table, and a rocking chair could we borrow it? Please contact Hannah Wittenberg if you can help us out (


Angel Tree
If you chose an “Angel tree” card, remember the gifts should be wrapped and labeled with the red card and returned to the church by December 10. When you bring your gift(s) to the church, please put a check mark beside your name in the book in the return column. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful participation.

The orders for poinsettias are due this Sunday, Dec 10th.We invite you to participate in decorating the Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas by purchasing a poinsettia(s) in honor or memory of someone. The cost is $10.00 per plant. The ushers will have the envelopes or you can pick up one in the back of the sanctuary. Place completed envelopes in the offering plate or give to Vicki Lanham. Plants may be picked up after the Christmas eve service.


Attention all Youth:
 We are having an Andover Youth Christmas party at the Mulders’ house on Friday, December 15 at 5pm!  There will be dinner, games, caroling, a Christmas movie, and more!  You won’t want to miss it!  Save the date!


Memory Tree
The beautiful tree in the left front of the sanctuary is our Memory Tree. You are encouraged to place an ornament on the tree in memory of someone special that has passed. We also have a Memory Book to record the information also located up front.


Give, and it will be given to you.  They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.  For by your standard of measure will be measured to you in return.    Luke 6:38


God has given Andover FUMC a staff that pours devotion, theology, warmth, knowledge, truth and integrity into our Church.  The love that these 10 individuals have for us runs deep within their hearts and provide us with what we need on a weekly basis.  They GIVE their all to us.


It is time for our church family to give back to the staff of Andover during this Christmas season and thank them for their loyalty, labor and love.


Give, and it will be given to you.


Through December 17, please place your love offering in the offering plate (designate “LOVE OFFERING” on an envelope or memo line).  You may also give your offering to Jill Mahan, Brad Rudolph or Bill Mattingly.


Let us return to our Pastor and staff what they have given to us.


Merry Christmas,
Your Andover Leadership Team
Upcoming Dates: 
Sunday Dec 10 – Christmas Cantata at both services!
Sunday Dec 10 – Poinsettia orders are due
Sunday Dec 17 – Children’s program at 11AM service
Sunday Dec 24 – Christmas Eve services – 5PM & 8PM
February 15- 24, 2018 – Trip to the Holy Land


This newsletter is not meant to replace the Sunday bulletin, but to enhance communication. The announcements may not always be the same, so make sure to continue to check your bulletin for additional information.


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