Current Mission and Outreach Activity
Backpack & School Supply Drive
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
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
"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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