Andover Weekly News – January 10, 2016

Worship, Grow, Serve

Sunday, Jan 10
9:00 Worship Service
10:05  Sunday School -All Adults together in Sanctuary
11:10  Worship Service
5:00 Youth Group
 
Monday, Jan 11
7:00 Home Meeting, Pierce and Sandy Hamblin’s
Wednesday, Jan 13
6:00 Prayer Meeting
           7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, Jan 14
          5:30 Suicide Survivor Support Group
Sunday, Jan 17
9:00 Worship Service
10:05  Sunday School
11:10  Worship Service
5:00 Youth Group
6:00 Home Meeting, Eric & Jean Ezell’s
 
Worship Plans for 2016 and Beyond
In 2016, the Andover Campus will begin weekly Holy Communion in both services. Details are on the Information Table in the back of the Sanctuary. We do this for two reasons primarily: 1) to allow for a time of response,  and 2) to more regularly offer a Sacrament (sacred moment) imparting God’s grace.
Everyone is invited to participate in our second session learning about Communion January 10th during the Sunday School hour at 10:05 in the sanctuary. Additionally, we will discuss why we are going to weekly Communion.  There will be time to answer any questions you may have. Coffee and donuts provided!
Act II: Eager
We are entering a time of discernment as to the next steps for developing the building at the Andover Campus.
  • Please sign up to attend a home meeting. It is during these get togethers that we will have time to answer your questions as well as give you the latest updates on cost projections, timeline, and potential usage.
  • We will meet to pray each Wednesday evening at 6:00pm   in the Sanctuary at Andover.  If you are unable to make it to Andover, we still invite you to pray at 6:00pm each Wednesday.
  • We will be publishing a Scripture reading and devotional  thought throughout the three weeks. Please sign up.
  • There will be sign up sheets in the back of the sanctuary or you can email Vicki Lanham – vicki.lanham@yahoo.com or vicki@1stumc.org
Timeline:
January 10 – Kickoff Sunday
January 11 – Home Meeting (7PM) – Pierce and Sandy Hamblin, 3150 Combs                            Ferry Road
January 13 – Prayer Meeting (6PM)
January 17 – Home Meeting (6PM) – Eric and Jean Ezell, 2201 Mansfield Place
January 20 – Prayer Meeting (6PM)
January 27 – Prayer Meeting (6PM)
January 28 – Home Meeting (7PM) – Jason Rothrock and Kit Hornback, 4608                              Woodcreek Court
January 31 – Commitment Sunday

SIS Circle
will meet Friday, January 22, 6pm at Andover. We will take this time to replenish our lasagna supply and discuss our upcoming plans for the New Year. Please bring 1-2 lbs of cooked/seasoned hamburger meat and a container or two of cottage cheese!
ZIP LOCK BAG MINISTRY
Embrace has asked that the $2 placed in the bag be put into an envelope along with the personal note so it cannot be seen in the bag. They are leaving them at the homeless shelters and the $2 is a draw for people to open the bag and take it out. THANK YOU so much for you participation!
Missionary Moment

Keeping up with the Goshorns in Peru. See the attachment for their January newsletter. Goshorn’s Jan News

Also read the newsletter from Bethany Tennent
“Thank you all so much for your prayers for Bethany!
Attached is her new year newsletter –

blessings, Julie Tennent”

 Altar Flowers Poster

The altar flowers are not only beautiful but also a meaningful way to honor a loved one. We are taking reservations for placing flowers on the Altar through 2016. Please see the sign-up boards in the back of the sanctuary or in the hallway to the left as you enter the sanctuary. The cost is $50 per week which can be placed in the offering plate with the designation “Altar Flowers” on your check.
Hearing Devices are now available for use during our services. They are located in the back of the sanctuary.
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