Andover Weekly News for May 22, 2016

Worship, Grow, Serve

Sunday, May 22
9:00 Worship Service
10:05  Sunday School
11:10  Worship Service
5:00 Youth- End of Year Bash
Tuesday, May 24
7:30 Bible Study Breakfast (First Watch, Rich Rd)
Wednesday, May 25
9:30 Work on Crafts for Craft Fair
        7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 26
         5:00  9-hole golf league at Picadome
5:30 Suicide Survivor Support Group
Called Charge Conference
There will be a called charge conference to approve the purchase of a parsonage and request funding from our endowment fund on Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM at the Downtown campus.

Senior Sunday
This Sunday we will be recognizing our graduates. High school – Kurtis Brown, Jack Henderson, Maddie Hils, Corrie Thomas. UK – Liz Frodge and Asbury Theological Seminary -Shannon Duck. There will be an insert in Sunday’s bulletin with more detailed information on each of these. Please join us in congratulating these students for their hard work and accomplishments!
youth group news

End of Year Bash
The Youth Groups of First UMC will be having our annual
 End of Year Bash this Sunday on May 22nd from 5-7 PM at the Andover Campus.  Come dressed ready for some fun and messy games. Also: ALL 5TH GRADERS are invited to join us!!
Interested in Hosting the Youth?
We are in need of adults to host the youth group at their home for one evening in the summer. Please contact John Duff if interested.
Mission Trip
June 27 – July 1 we will be joining other Youth Groups in Lexington and staying in Wilmore Ky at Asbury University. Contact John Duff for more information and to let him know if you would like to attend.
Vacation Bible School “Surf Shack”
Registration MUST be turned in by this Wednesday, May 25. You can use our sign-up table in the Sanctuary or follow the link on the Facebook page for easy registration. Looking forward to a fun-filled week with all!!

June 5-9 from 6-8:30pm

There are a few surf boards left. Please help out with the supplies that are needed by taking a surf board off the bulletin board, sign your name on the sheet and bring your “item” no later than next Sunday.
(If you took a surf board from the bulletin board and forgot to sign the sheet, please do so…. in case we need to contact you. THANKS!)
Summer Dinners together
We are planning to have our Thursday evening dinners in the month of June beginning June 2 at 6:30pm. Meat and drinks will be provided. You are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. So get out your calendars and plan to join us the first 4 Thursdays in the month of June. Good food, good fellowship!
Common Good

Serve- Can you help with  

just one Thursday?
Common Good , which is a part of Embrace, has asked us to help with the Thursday summer program meals for their students.  This is a six week summer program and runs from June 6 to July 14.  Tom Eblen  is the point of contact.  The time frame will be from 11:30 to 1:30.
ALL of the students gather at 12:30 to eat lunch  together.  It’s our understanding we will be serving chicken breasts, mac and cheese, etc.  
Tom Eblen-

craft fair

Have you started your craft yet?
Do you want to get started? Some of the women from the Rachel Circle will be meeting on the 4th Wednesday of every month to work on crafts. Bring your own or just come to help, perhaps get some ideas.
November 6 has been set for our 2016 Fall Festival and Crafts Fair. The goal this year is to help fund appliances for our new kitchen!
You are invited to participate to help make this a success.
Pastoral Changes
Rev. Todd Nelson will become co-Sr. pastor serving at the downtown campus along with Dr Mike Powers, co-Sr. pastor.
 Rev Jim Nichols, Associate Pastor will be the new pastor serving at the Andover campus effective June 26. 
Look for more details on this appointment in the upcoming Celebrations publication. Please hold the Nichols family in your prayers as they become a part of our First Church family and ministry team.
Upcoming Dates:
Thurs. June 2- dinner at Andover- 6:30
June 5-8 -Vacation Bible School – 6:00
Thurs. June 8 – Dinner at Andover – 6:30
Thurs. June 16 – Dinner at Andover – 6:30 Pikeville UMC youth group joining us
Thurs. June 23 – Dinner at Andover – 6:30
Sun. July 3 – Introducing Rev Jim Nichols and his family
Sun July 24 – Good Wishes for the Nelsons- dinner on the grounds
Sun July 31 – Welcome Rev Jim Nichols to Andover campus
Downtown Meeting Dates:
June 28 – Missions Team – 6:00
Stay Connected:
Facebook: First United Methodist Church – Andover Campus 
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