Andover Congregational Church News

By Sandra Miller

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!  Our Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will be held at 6:15 AM on Maple Street at the Graves’ homestead overlooking Highland Lake and the village of East Andover. This will be followed by an Easter breakfast held at the Grange Hall at 7:00 AM.  There is no charge for the breakfast, and we encourage you to come regardless of whether or not you attend the sunrise service. A special resurrection celebration will be held at the Church at the regular service time – 9:30 AM. All are welcome.   

We recently enjoyed a “Game Night” at the Grange Hall with several people attending.  Light refreshments were served and games from cribbage to chess were played. It is hoped to continue doing this from time to time.

“2nd Saturday for Guys” continues to be held – the next one being April 14, beginning with a delicious breakfast at around 8:00 AM.  This is followed by a guest speaker who gives an uplifting message. This program is free and open to all men. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship. Call Bob Grover at 470-7248 for further information.

The Missions Committee collected almost $400. for “LOVE 146” in February.  This organization deals with the abolition of child trafficking & exploitation.  For the month of March, we will be collecting for “Give A Goat” which comes under “Samaritan’s Purse”. 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.

I would like to acknowledge that we are very fortunate to have our Praise Band and choral group with us every Sunday.  Don Towle is our musical director and he and his group of 8 to 12 people do an excellent job of providing worship music for the services held at the Church.  Thank you one and all!!

You are always welcome at the Andover Congregational Church.  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: “Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.”  (Read Galations 5:22)