Andover Community Church August News and Events

Selling food at August 7 Old Time Fair

By Donna Thompson
Donna Thompson of the Andover Community Church volunteered to operate the cotton candy booth at the Fourth of July celebration this year, but got more than she bargained for when the wind picked up and dressed her in the sticky stuff. All in all, the day was fun and entertaining. Photo: Bill Blomquist

It is hard to believe we are in August already. We have been so blessed with the great weather we are having. The month of July was very busy.

At the Fourth of July celebration, Andover Community Church had two booths. One was for the Outreach Missions. There were games and prizes which all the children enjoyed. The other booth was our cotton candy. Everyone seemed to enjoy this sweet treat. We added an extra flavor this year – maple. 

The wind certainly made for a very entertaining day for everyone. We couldn’t have been blessed with a better day. Looking forward to next year.

The rummage/bake/pre-made meals sale continues to be very popular. It is awesome to see so many returning people every month. The money raised is going towards either painting or vinyl siding for the Highland Lake Grange Hall. Monies needed to reach our goal for this are $41,000. We invite you to stop in to say hello.

Here’s a bit of what’s going on in August:

We were asked by the Andover Historical Society to set up selling food during the Old Time Fair, which is being held on Sunday, August 7 this year. The Andover Community Church will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and chili. There will also be bake sale items, soda, and water. Whether or not we will add more items to the menu will depend on the number of volunteers we can get to help. The profit we raise for this will also go towards the Highland Lake Grange Hall.

On Friday, August 19, a group of us will be at the Andover Coffeehouse being held at the outdoor amphitheater by the Town Hall and AE/MS. Come for some food and listen to the great music. This starts at 6 PM. Praying for great weather.

On Saturday, August 27, we will be holding our rummage/bake/pre-made sales. If anyone would like to know what the menu is, you can give me a call at 603 744-6858 (home), or 603 393-5470 (cell phone). We have many people that do the pre-ordering – which is a great idea to assure we won’t sell out.

On Saturday, August 28, we will celebrate our annual Church Picnic on the grounds of the church. We’re praying for a beautiful day to gather, eat grilled food, play cornhole, and enjoy friends. All are welcome!

Each Wednesday you’ll see our outreach team on the streets in Franklin at the park giving away food, talking, and even praying with those who request it. This ministry has been ongoing for over four years. We are grateful for nice weather these days! We are there at the new waterside park every Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 PM. Swing by and say hi!

On Sundays, a study/discussion group on the Lord’s Prayer is currently happening after the service. In August, the study will shift to the Sunday morning Anglican Liturgy. In September, a class based on Max Lucado’s book, John 3:16, will begin.

If you are ever curious about what is going on at the church on the hill, visit our website at We’ve recently added a photo gallery with many pics from the Fourth of July. Check it out on the Community page – there may be people you know! 

Until next month, stay safe and healthy. Come join us on a summer Sunday at 9:30 AM.