Bulletin 2/4/18


Valentine’s Banquet
This is the final week to sign up for our Family Valentine’s Banquet that will be held on February 13. The cost for this event will be $12 per person and child care will be provided (additional $5). To attend, sign up in the back of the sanctuary and see Mike Rudzinski for details. Payments can be placed in the offering with “Banquet” in the memo line.

Prayer and Praise Night
Something exciting is happening on the first Sunday of every month at Andover. In the last 6 months people of all ages and prayer backgrounds have gathered to experiment and experience God in Prayer. We have colored our prayers, spent time in small groups, had extended times of silence, and sang some prayers. Due to the Super Bowl, we are going to meet next Sunday evening, February 11th at 6 pm. Join us for a night of Prayer centered around “Experiencing the Heart of God.”

Scout Sunday
We will be celebrating Scout Sunday next week. If you are currently in scouts, we would love for you to come in uniform next Sunday and participate in the service. Please sign up in the back after worship today, or send an email to Pastor Jim (jim@1stumc.org).

The Lenten Season begins on Wednesday, February 14 with our Ash Wednesday Service at 6pm. This year we will be exploring the idea of the redemption that comes through the cross. The Series is titled “Voices That Cry Out”. You can also join us on Tuesday morning for our study series titled “Restored”, which begins on Tuesday, February 13.

Israel Trip
On February 15, 12 individuals from across our First Church Family (including Pastor Jim, Vicki
Lanham, Holly Mattingly, Randy Greenup, and Alex Nichols from Andover) will join Bishop Fairley and several other pilgrims from across Kentucky on a trip to Israel. Each day we will be posting pictures on our Facebook site and you can follow Alex’s experience as he uploads his daily thoughts to Pastor Jim’s Blog (revjimnichols.wordpress.com). Then on Sunday March 4 at 6 pm, come and hear the team give a recap, show additional pictures and hear stories from the trip.


Sunday, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

8:30 AM Communion Worship, Sanctuary
9:45 AM Sunday school, all ages
11:00 AM Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
4:30 PM Andover Youth Ministry, (pre-Super Bowl Party)

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Breakfast (First Watch, Richmond Road)
10:00 AM Tuesday Morning Bible Study
6:00 PM Finance Meeting (Rokeby)

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

6:00 PM ALT (Andover Kitchen)
7:00 PM Andover Choir Practice

Wonderfully Made – Friday and Saturday (Downtown Campus)

The Altar flowers this morning are given by: Larry & Junius Crosthwaite in memory of Winford & Carolyn Crosthwaite.


Pastor: Rev. Jim Nichols
Liturgist: Mike Rudzinski, Andover Fellow
Director of Music: Janell Hamilton
Organist: Betsy Taylor
Accompanist/Pianist: Savannah Etter
Choral Scholars: Greta Rosenstock
Lauren Martin
Ben Boutell
Scripture Reader: Gigi Wells
Prayer Intercessor: Sarah Sanderlin
Children’s Ministry Helpers: Schnabel
Next Sunday: Whitsell


Campus Pastor Rev. Jim Nichols
Director of Connections: Vicki Lanham
Youth Director: Wilson Newell
Children’s Director Hannah Wittenberg
Nursery Workers: Anna Smith & Angela Roberts
Faith Community Nurse: Donna Thompson
Andover Fellow: Mike Rudzinski
2018 Lay Leader: Jill Mahan


Next Week: Family First – Changing the Game
2/14 Ash Wednesday – Voices that Cry Out
2/18 Lent: Those Who Cry Out (Rev. Todd Nelson preaching)
2/25 Lent: Those Who Cry Out – Self Destructive Choices

ATTENDANCE January 28, 2018
Total Worshipping at First Church 583
Total for both Worship Services, Andover 160
Andover Giving YTD $20,619.25
Received last week at Andover $6,240.00
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