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First United Methodist Church of North Andover, MA

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

Please note :
The church cookout is rescheduled until September 20th

Sunday Worship Services
July & August 9:30 a.m.
September - June 10:30 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

Backpack & School Supply Drive

backpacks Starting July 5, we will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for the United Methodist Economic Ministry (UMEM) in Salem, Maine. UMEM is an agency of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. It works to create and sustain healthy individuals, families, and communities in
western Maine.

UMEM accepts any size backpack and nearly any school supply that might be used by children from preschool to high school. Notebooks, pens, pencils, binders, crayons, markers, erasers, and more are all welcome. Their one request is that we do not send liquid school glue. Please purchase glue sticks instead. They also need ear buds for students using computers and tablets.

Please shop the summer sales and donate what you can to help the children in Maine. Our collection will end on August 2 so that the backpacks and school supplies can be delivered to UMEM before the start of the school year.

National Night Out – August 4

On Tuesday, August 4 our church will be participating in North
Andover's National Night Out. This annual event is sponsored by local law enforcement and Neighborhood Watch. It is held from 6-8 pm at Hayes Stadium, behind the North Andover Middle School. We will have games for kids, plus hand out information about our church. If you have ideas for games, thoughts on what we should handout, or would like to help that night, please contact a member of the Mission and Outreach Committee: Karen Bacchi, JoAnn Carlotto, Paul Carlotto, Susan Lewis, Paul Rabs, Lynn Satriale, or Andrea Vannett. Even if you can't help, consider bringing your family to National Night Out. The entire event is free, including free food, and it is a great opportunity for all of us to get out into the community and get to know our neighbors better. We hope to see you there.

"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.
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