First United Methodist Church of North Andover, MA
Join Us Sunday. All are Welcome.
We are a Reconciling Congregation.
Pastor Deb Shipp
Sunday Worship Services
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Current Mission and Outreach Activity
Share the Love, Save Lives for Mother’s Day
Every 60 seconds, malaria kills someone in Africa. Eighty-five to ninety percent of the victims are women and children under 5. Through the Imagine No Malaria campaign, the people of The United Methodist Church are putting faith into action to end preventable deaths from malaria in Africa. By providing medical infrastructure, education, and communication resources to empower the people of Africa, deaths from malaria have been cut in half in just a few short years.
Please consider honoring or memorializing your mother or another nurturing woman in your life by making a donation to help save the lives of mothers and children in Africa. A donation envelope will be included in the morning bulletin on the Sundays leading up to Mother’s Day. If you cannot make it to church and would like to donate, you can text MOM to 27722 or go here to donate: http://bit.ly/11K9S16. An acknowledgement card is available that can be given to the woman honored. Please contact a member of the Missions Committee for this card. Donations will also be listed in the bulletin on Mother’s Day.
Change the World, May 18 10 am – 2 pm
On Saturday, May 18 we will join with United Methodists around the country and around the world who are committed to showing God’s love in real and tangible ways. Change the World is a weekend of church-led service organized to make a positive difference in the world beyond the church doors. Join us as we work to beautify our corner of North Andover. We will be picking up litter along the roadways near the church and heading toward the Common. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Work gloves and trash bags will be available. Trash pick-up will happen from 10 am – 1 pm, followed by a cookout on the church lawn from 1 – 2 pm. Please RSVP to the church office by May 16 so we have enough supplies and food for everyone.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the annual Lenten Diaper and Underwear Drive in support of Communities Together. The clothesline and laundry basket in the narthex were overflowing. We collected 171 pairs of underwear, 753 diapers, 98 disposable training pants, and one package of 3 cloth training pants! This is an amazing testament to the ongoing generosity of our congregation. These items will be distributed across the Merrimack Valley through agencies such as Bread & Roses, Lazarus House, and 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
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
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:30
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