Current Mission and Outreach Activity
Advent Collection of Baby Food
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we remember that Christ was born as a poor infant in a lowly stable. We can honor his humble beginnings by ministering to the smallest and most vulnerable members of our community. In this spirit, First United Methodist Church will again be collecting baby food for Neighbors in Need during Advent. Starting Sunday, December 1 and continuing until Sunday, December 22, we will be collecting infant cereal, small containers of fruits and vegetables for babies, and formula with iron. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our mission and outreach efforts.
Thanksgiving Food Collection Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Thanksgiving food collection for Neighbors in Need. Once again, we filled the area in front of the altar with food for hungry families. This year we invited New England Montessori School, which occupies our lower level, to join us in the food drive. Together we collected and donated over 560 lbs. of food to Neighbors in Need! Thank you for your generosity and for helping to make holiday meals more special for those in need in our community.
"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."
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