Andover Campus Weekly 1/28/18

Andover Campus Weekly  1.28.18
Sunday, Jan 28
8:30 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service
5:00 Youth group

Tuesday, Jan 30
7:30 Men’s Bible Study Breakfast (First Watch, Richmond Rd)
10:00 Bible Study at the church
6:00 Trustees (downtown)

Wednesday, Jan 31
7:00 Chancel Choir practice

Lord of the Sabbath


The scripture for this Sunday is Matthew 12:1-8.
Please join us as we continue to enjoy this series on the Sabbath. As you read this and prepare your hearts for worship- what does the Sabbath mean to you? How can you strive to keep the Lord’s day holy?

Sunday schoolI think we still need one more
We have some awesome 4th and 5th graders at Andover that are looking for a new Sunday School teacher. Pastor Jim has been teaching this class, but needs to step down in order to take care of other things during the Sunday School hour.

We have 3 volunteers as of Tuesday. Thanks to those who immediately stepped up!!! If you are interested in serving in this way or want more information, please talk to Hannah Wittenburg or Pastor Jim.

Youth – Sunday evening Snack Suppers
If you would like to support our youth by providing a snack supper, most of the Sunday evenings are available – Feb 11,25 Mar 4,11,18,25 Apr 8,15,22,29 May 6.
For more information and/or to sign up, go to


Valentine’s Banquet – February 13
Interested in a meal with your sweetie and your church family? Make plans to join us Tuesday, February 13, starting at 5:30 for a catered meal right here at Andover. 
If you are interested in this event, please sign up in the back of the sanctuary. The cost is $12 per person and will include the meal and the evening entertainment. Money can be put in the offering with “banquet” noted. If you can’t pay right now, but are definitely interested … go ahead an sign up so we know how to plan.
Child care will be provided for an additional $5. (includes their meal)

wonderfully made

Wonderfully Made Event – Feb 9 and 10

Help preteens learn they are wonderfully made with this faith and sexuality education program. The Wonderfully Made retreat is a fantastic resource that will help children ages 10-12 understand their bodies, the changes they are going through, and how God loves them now and always. First Church is sponsoring this incredible moment and will be partnering with our District and several other churches in the area. See Joy Nichols for more information.

altar flowers Altar flowers
 We have needs for altar flower sign ups. If you enjoy the flowers in the front of the sanctuary and would like to contribute, please check the poster(s) in the back of the sanctuary. As always you can honor or remember someone. The cost is $55. You can pay by check and place it in the offering plate. Please write altar flowers on the memo line.

NOTE: Pastor Jim sent out the Monthly Andover Update for February on Thursday. If you didn’t receive it, please let me (Vicki Lanham)know so I can update that database. You can email me at or see me on Sunday.

Upcoming Dates:
February 9-10  – Wonderfully Made
February 13 –  Valentine Banquet
February 14 – Ash Wednesday service – 6PM
February 15- 24  – Trip to the Holy Land
March 4 – Holy Land Recap – 6 PM
May 18-19 – Marriage Enrichment

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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