Andover Weekly News for February 21, 2016

Worship, Grow, Serve

Sunday, Feb 21
9:00 Worship Service
10:05  Sunday School
11:10  Worship Service
5:00 Youth Group
5:00VBS meeting @ Lynn Elderkin’s
Tuesday, Feb 23
10:00 Bible Study
Wednesday, Feb 24
           7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, Feb 25
          5:30 Suicide Survivor Support Group

The 10:00AM Tuesday morning Bible Study will start up this week!! We had to cancel last week because of the weather, so we will try again to continue with our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome!
Vacation Bible School
The first VBS meeting will be held at the home of Lynn Elderkin, 1077 Andover Forest Dr., on Sunday, February 21 at 5pm. This meeting is open to any new or veteran VBS volunteers looking to be a part of this year’s program. We are excited to officially start kicking things off, and looking forward to seeing you there!!

The dates for this year’s VBS is June 5-9. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the church for opportunities to help out.

Easter Candy
Easter is just around the corner! And along with Easter, comes an egg hunt! We are in need of non-nut, non-chocolate candies to be stuffed into the eggs. Please leave donations in the basket in the “children’s wing” or see Kristen Schill if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm on Palm Sunday, March 20. Come ready to spend time with friends, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and fill your baskets with goodies as we enjoy an afternoon of fun together!!
Easter Lilies
It is time to order Easter lilies to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection and help beautify our sanctuary . The envelopes are available starting today and are due March 13. The cost is still only $10 per plant. Place the completed envelope in the offering plate or give to Vicki Lanham. Thank you.
Serving a meal at Embrace 
We will be buying and preparing a dinner for the outreach program at Embrace Church on Monday, Feb. 29. About half of the 100+ people we will feed that night are probably homeless. It is always a blessing to be part of this ministry at Embrace. If you would like to join us that nightto help cook and clean up, please contact Randy Greenup at
                         Altar Flowers (note price change)
The altar flowers are not only beautiful but also a meaningful way to honor a loved one or special day. The posters to sign up are located in the hallway to the left as you enter the sanctuary. We have several vacant dates in 2016. Please note the cost has been increased to $55 per week. Please place your payment in the offering plate  with the designation “Altar Flowers” on your check.
Churchwide Meetings
Mar 8 – Vision Team (downtown)
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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