Andover Congregational Church News for May

By Sandra Miller

HAPPY SPRING (??) TO ALL!  Our Easter services went well with many people worshipping with us during this Holy season.  Flowers decorated the alter and were given in memory of loved ones by Bernice Nowell, Irene Jewett, Brenda Dubois, Darlene Tilton, Lorna Rogers, John and Amy Wagner, and Beth Bellows.

The monthly Flea Market and Bake Sales will once again be held at the Grange Hall starting on Saturday, May 26th, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  They will be held the last Saturday of each month through October. Contact Donna Thompson, 744-6858, if you have items to donate. We are trying to raise money for the Grange Hall repairs, beginning with the cupola which is in desperate need of attention.  If you would like to donate towards GH restoration work, you may do so by sending a check of any amount to the ACC, (memo – GH restoration,) PO Box 211, E. Andover NH 03231.

Almost $300 was collected for Samarian’s Purse “Give a Goat” mission in March.  Monies collected will be used to purchase cows, goats, chickens, fish, etc. to make people in third world countries more self sufficient by raising their own food.

The  Mother’s Day Plant and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 12th, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the Grange Hall in East Andover.  Ginny Newton is in charge of this event and there will be a wide variety of annual and perennial plants at very reasonable prices. Home baked goods will also be available for purchase. Call Ginny at 934-3171 if you need further information.

You are always welcome at the Andover Congregational Church. A “healing team” is available to pray with you and for you every Sunday after Church service. This team is headed up by Linda Wickstrom (2886-8695).  Feel free to call the Church office (735-5160) to speak with Pastor John Wagner for more information on what’s going on at the Church or if you need help in any way. Our Church service and Sunday School begin at 9:30 AM every Sunday.

Thought for the day: “Many a good man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.”  (Read Joshua 1:9)