Andover Congregational Church October News

By Sandra Miller

Fall is here.- shorter days and cooler nights!  Soon we’ll all be able to see more of God’s beauty as the trees begin to turn their magnificent colors.  What a joy and privilege it is to live in this beautiful part of the country!

“Second Saturdays for Guys” (men’s breakfast) resumed again on September 8th. The next one will be on October 13th.  It begins at 8:30 AM in the Grange Hall and is open to all men at no charge for the delicious meal. It is followed by an inspiring guest speaker.  We would love to have new men join us.

For the month of September, our mission project has been the Anglican Relief Development Fund (ARDF) .  Our collection will help poor Christian families in Pakistan by providing a safe place for them to come to in times of turmoil, and also help support a Vocational School where students can learn a trade to help them become more independent.  A gift of $250 will pay for a student’s tuition for one year. So far we have raised over $400 to help out with this endeavor.

The Church will hold a special meeting concerning affiliation with the Anglican Diocese of New England.  Several informative sessions have been held to provide members of the Church an opportunity to gather information and ask questions, discussing the pro’s and con’s of making this move.  

The last Flea Market and Bake Sale for this year will be held on Saturday, October 27th.  from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Grange Hall. Contact Donna Thompson, 744-6858, if you have items to donate.  We continue to raise money for the Grange Hall repairs and restoration, If you would like to donate towards this 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.  

Just a “head’s up”- On Saturday, November 3rd, we will be holding a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” event at the Grange Hall.  There will be clothing as well as all kinds of articles for those who might have a need of same. There is NO charge for anything. Just take what you need.  Please come and shop. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided also FREE of charge. Our Christmas Fair and Bake Sale will be held on December 1st. More on this next month.

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:  The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood it’s ground.  (Read Proverbs 12:3)