Andover Weekly News for February 7, 2016

Worship, Grow, Serve

Sunday, Feb 7
Commitment Sunday
9:00 Worship Service
10:05  Sunday School
11:10  Worship Service
5:00 Youth Group
Wednesday, Feb 10
6:00 Ash Wednesday Service (downtown)
           7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, Feb 11
          5:30 Suicide Survivor Support Group
Friday, Feb 12
6:00 Andover & Downtown Youth Guys’ Night Lock in
(downtown, youth wing)
Eager logoAct II: Eager
Commitment Sunday has arrived! It is this Sunday!
 These are definitely exciting times! We are hoping you have had a chance to prayerfully consider your pledge amount to our building campaign for the next 3 years.
Information was sent out earlier this week to encourage you, to show gratitude and to realize the need for everyone to participate.
To repeat a statement from Todd:
I give thanks to God for the obedience of these persons who are being used by God to grow my faith and I pray yours too.
Eager to see what God has in store for us next!
 
Ash Wednesday is February 10th.
All campuses will be together at our downtown location for our service at 6PM. If you would like to come for dinner, it is $5 per person / $20 max per family. Dinner begins at 5PM. The menu for the dinner is chicken nuggets, baked potato bar and ice cream bar. RSVP – 233-0545 by 4PM, Feb 8th.
Vacation Bible School
The first VBS meeting will be held at the home of Lynn Elderkin, 1077 Andover Forest Dr., on 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.

Youth/ Guys Night
is this Friday, Feb 12 for middle and high school ages. This is a lock in with the First UMC Downtown guys at our Downtown Campus. Plan on lots of fun playing awesome games. Bring a friend or two!
Youth Group needs
Interested in providing a snack for our Youth Group for one of their Sunday evening gatherings? Here is a list of the dates that are vacant:
2/21, 3/6, 3/13, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/15 and 5/22. If you have questions, you can contact Angie Brewer , ahbrewer@hotmail.com or John Duff, john.duff@1stumc.org.
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
Feb 16 – Administrative Council (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.
Have you checked out our Online Giving Option? 
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