Bulletin 12/31/17

Announcements for our Church Family

Wonderfully Made Event – February 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.

Intentionally Andover for New Year
Next Sunday morning, join us for a time to celebrate the season of Epiphany and we will take a look at the State of the Union of Andover. In addition to updating on ongoing areas across the church, we are excited to begin the year with some very intentional ways. You won’t want to miss the exciting things God is inviting us to be a part of. That evening, we will have our Prayer and Praise night that will be structured around praying for the days to come (6pm).

End of the Year Gifts
2017 Financial Gifts: Thank you for all of your support for the ministry of First Church and the Andover community. All 2017 gifts must be received by Today, and a strong December is always important to our budget. Our Finance team will be in the office to receive contributions today from 1:00 – 5:30 PM. If you have questions, please contact Chad Foster, chad@1stumc.org.

Youth Ministry – Parent Meeting Updates
On January 7 at 4 pm, all parents of our youth (grades 6-12) are invited to a parent meeting to discuss 2018 plans. The meeting will take place here at the church.

Church Calendar

Sunday, DECEMBER 31, 2017

8:30 AM Communion Worship, Sanctuary
11:00 AM Traditional Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, JANUARY 1, 2018

Tuesday, JANUARY 2, 2018

7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Breakfast (First Watch, Richmond Road)
11:00 AM Service of Celebration for Sam Edwards (Camden’s dad)

Wednesday, JANUARY 3, 2018

7:00 PM Andover Choir Practice


Pastor: Rev. Jim Nichols
Liturgist: Brad Rudolph
Director of Music: Janell Hamilton
Organist: Betsy Taylor
Accompanist/Pianist: Savannah Etter
Choral Scholars: Greta Rosenstock
Lauren Martin
Ben Boutell
Prayer Intercessor: Ruthie Sims
Children’s Ministry Moment: Hannah Wittenberg
Children’s Ministry Helpers: Nichols


Director of Connections: Vicki Lanham
Youth Director: Wilson Newell
Children’s Director Hannah Wittenberg
Nursery Workers: Anna Smith & Angela Roberts
Organist: Betsy Taylor
Faith Community Nurse: Donna Thompson
Andover Fellow: Mike Rudzinksi
2017 Lay Leader: Jill Mahan
Campus Pastor: Rev. Jim Nichols


Next Week: Andover’s State of the Union
1/14 – Give it a Rest – Why the Sabbath
1/21 – Give it a Rest – Sabbath Promises
1/28 – Give it a Rest – Sabbath Opportunities
2/4 – Family First – Expanding our Definition
2/11 – Family First – Changing the Game


December 24, 2017
Total Worshipping at First Church 519
Total for Both Worship Services, Andover 148
Andover Sunday School 35
Andover Giving YTD $318,902.36
Remaining Needed for 2017 Budget $45,511.48
Needed weekly Andover $7,007.24
Received last week at Andover $7,290.00


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