Andover Campus Weekly – August 21, 2015

Worship, Grow, Serve

Sunday Schedule
9:00  Worship Service
10:05  Sunday School
11:10  Worship Service
Blood Pressure screening after both services
4:00  Youth Parent meeting
5:00 Youth Group
 
Wednesday, Aug 26
7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 
Thursday,  Aug 27 
5:30 Suicide Survivor Support Group
A new Church Pictorial Directory is coming!
Life touch Family Photography will be taking photos for our Church Directory from September 29 thru October 10. It is simple to schedule your photo session. Log-on to our church website: www.1stumc.org. Click on the link “Sign up for a photo session at Andover Campus” and follow the prompts. For those without internet access, please sign up at the table at the back of the church. Each family receives a complimentary 8×10 portrait and a directory for participating!
Kroger Rewards can help our youth group –You need to Re-enroll during the month of August to continue your support. Supporters that do not re-enroll in August will drop from the program on Sept.1. If you haven’t enrolled, this is your chance.  Re-enroll or enroll at www.Kroger.com/communityrewards. Need additional help, call 1-800-KROGERS, option #3. Please register with the Organization name: FUMC Andover Youth Number 12459
 
Blood Pressure Screening this Sunday
Plan to have your blood pressure checked and meet a member of our Health Ministry team led by Donna Thompson, our Faith Community Nurse. She will be available after both services.
Also, flu shots will be available September 27th.  Mark your calendars.
This Sunday is the day to Support the High Street Neighborhood….
Purchase a Macy’s shopping pass for $5.00. All of the money goes directly to the High Street Neighborhood daycare. The shopping passes are good for 20% off of every purchase you make on Saturday, August 29th. See Lila Fleming this Sunday, Aug 23.
SIS Circle will start up again on Thursday, Aug 27 at 6PM. The meeting will be at the church. This would be a perfect time to join as they make their plans for a new year.
ABC Training – August 30th 
On Sunday, August 30th after church there will be training for the Acolytes, Bible bearers and Crucifers. For more details, contact Angela Davis – angelapdavis@yahoo.com.
A light lunch will be provided.
Sunday School class – Christian History made Easy
Join the Sentinel Sunday School class beginning September 6th as they kick-off a new study entitled “Christian History Made Easy”.  The 12 sessions cover 2,000 years of events and topics from early church history, monasticism, medieval conflicts, the Protestant Reformation, the Great Awakening through modernity.  All are welcome!  Contact Dick Dedic at rpdedic@gmail.com for more information.
Andover Website Updates
If you haven’t been to our church website lately (andover.1stumc.org) you will be in for a pleasant surprise.  The site is now a portal for all of our points of connection on the web and a great resource for people new to Andover. Check it out.
 

          Interested in Tutoring?

 I would like to invite `people to get involved in the Woodhill Tutoring program.  We serve 1st. through 5th. grade students from Breckinridge Elementary School. on Mon. – Thursday. from 2:45 – 4:30.  We ask volunteers to choose ONE of these days and hopefully they will tutor the same one to two  students all through the year.  This allows the tutor to build a good relationship with the student and the parent (or other adult) who picks up the student. A very good working relationship is established with the school social worker and teachers who refer the student and they are grateful for this kind of support. If you are interested call Kathie Beach at 299-4227 or send an email to kathrynbeach99@gmail.com for more information.
 
 Ministry opportunities that need you
1) How about being a “grace bearer”. This means that once a month you take communion to one of our home bound members. The sacraments and liturgy sheets are provided. 
 
2) How about participating in the flower ministry? If 4 people volunteer, this would also be once per month with at least one person taking the lead.
 
3) How about being part of a team that straightens the sanctuary each week? 
 
These are a few of our immediate needs at Andover. If you are interested in any of these, even if you want to just try for awhile, please contact Vicki Lanham – vicki.lanham@yahoo.com or 608-0563.

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