Christian Education
Church Camps
Contact Us
North Andover UMC Home
Pastor's Message
Photo Gallery
The Beacon



YouTube Channel for First Methodist Church

Like us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook



First United Methodist Church of North Andover, MA

Please Join Us Sunday. All are Welcome.
We are a Reconciling Congregation.

Sunday Worship Services
10:45 a.m.

Intercultural Service

Christian Ed all ages 9:15 a.m.

Pastor Deborah Shipp   978-682-5305 Church Office

Current Mission and Outreach Activity

Human Relations DayOn Sunday, January 18 there will be a special collection for Human Relations Day. This is one of the six Special Sunday collections of the United Methodist Church. Money collected on Human Relations Day strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth. Funds are distributed to the Community Developers Program, the United Methodist Voluntary Services Program, and the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program. For more information or to donate online, visit

Bread and Roses Lawrence MAFirst United Methodist Church prepares dinner at the Bread & Roses soup kitchen in Lawrence every time there is a 5th Saturday in a month. Our next opportunity to help is Saturday, January 31. We always welcome new volunteers to join us. We meet at 2 pm in the Bread & Roses kitchen at 58 Newbury Street to prepare the meal of American chop suey, garden salad, bread, and dessert. We also need donations of food to prepare the meal (pasta, pasta sauce, tomato soup, bread, salad makings, Italian dressing, and dessert) and money to purchase hamburger. A signup sheet for helpers and food donations will be on the table near the front door of the church, or contact Susan Lewis.

Souper Bowl of SharingOn Sunday, February 1 we will be participating in the Souper Bowl
of Caring. Held to coincide with the NFL's Super Bowl game, the Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement to alleviate hunger by donating money and cans of soup to local charities. Over the last 25 years, more than $100 million has been donated. Please do your part by bring cans of soup or a cash donation on February 1. All donations will be delivered to Neighbors in Need.



"The members of First United Methodist Church of North Andover, MA are committed to living out our faith by practicing love, embodying hope and  doing justice.  We believe this part of our mission statement calls us to  embrace Jesus' message of grace, love and reconciliation for all people. Our  welcome knows no boundaries of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, economic  reality, family status, sexual orientation, diverse ability, faith history or social standing.

We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known  the pain of exclusion and discrimination within the church. At the same time, we  recognize that there are differences among us.  We do not seek to erase our  differences and believe that we can love alike even though we may not think  alike.   We celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and  dignity of all people.  We welcome everyone in our journey together toward  greater love, understanding and mutual respect.

We are a Reconciling Congregation committed to the full  inclusion of all people in the life, mission and ministry of our church .  We pledge ourselves to love and support one another and to be a safe sanctuary  for everyone.  We will work actively to change general church policies and  practices to allow the full participation of lesbian, gay,  bisexual, transgender and questioning people, in the ministry and life of the  global  United Methodist Church."

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
© 2006-2014 First United Methodist Church, All Rights Reserved




Mission Statement for First United Methodist Church

Vibrant Worship & Music, Spiritual Growth, and Stewardship

TEAM logo-Together Embodying Active Ministry
  [Directions] [Services] [Christian Education] [Pastor's Message] [Outreach] [Meetings] [The Beacon]
[Church Camps] [Links] [MAPA] [Music Program] [Virtual Tour]
The DesignWard