Annual Meeting 2014 Budget Presentation
Did you miss the Annual Meeting? Your pledges are the main component of the budget. View the presentation from the Trustees to see where your giving will be going in 2014.
Building our Future Committee
Committee Information & Survey
2014 Pledge Card
Automatic Cash Transfer Form
Check Request/Reimbursement Form
By-laws of South Church in Andover
Boards & Committees
Deacon's Website (User Name & Password needed)
Officers, Boards & Committees 2014-2015
Opportunities Booklet 2013-2104 [Read Version] | [Print Version]
The Green Team's purpose is to promote good environmental stewardship in the church's
facilities, and also in our homes and the wider community. The committee works to reduce
energy consumption and promote the Three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at the church.
The committee also works to raise awareness and foster action in regard to the Climate
Change problem. Last year the Green Team was instrumental in promoting and
coordinating the installation of solar panels on South Church’s roof.
Come visit our Green Team webpage!
Committee for Open Dialogue
We currently have three sub-committees: Merrimack Valley PFLAG*, (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) a national support, education and advocacy organization for LGBTQ people, their families, friends and allies ; ONA Worship Service, a
group whose charge is to create a worship service celebrating our ONA status; Welcoming Faiths, an interfaith coalition designed to increase awareness and support LGBTQ people. While the Open Dialogue Committee's focus is on ONA issues, we believe that our work falls under the larger umbrella of social justice.
The Open Dialogue Committee reconvened in February 2010 to discuss action we could take to more widely proclaim our welcome as an ONA (Open and Affirming to LGBTQ people) congregation.
*PFLAG Meetings are held the
4th Tuesday of each month at South Church in Andover. For more information, email
Recap of mini-course on God's Extravagant Welcome
What the bible says about Homosexuality:
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(9/25/11 service by former pastor Reverend John Zehring)
The Fellowship Committee coordinates a wide range of activities within the church. They are the group primarily responsible for the "Fellowship Hour" after services throughout the year, offering coffee in the regular season and lemonade and cookies during the summer. In addition, the committee comes up with other activities that bring the church together ranging from church dinners, chili cook-offs and dances to outings to performances, fireworks, and whatever appeals to the committee that year. We also support other groups within the church when they plan activities such as an all-church picnic at the end of the church school year.
South Church Women's Union, 1912
This committee has the mission to inform the members of significant events and themes in our history as a congregation. Our history together is nearly 300 years long, since the congregation was "Gathered" in 1711. In addition, we organize, preserve and protect the historical documents and artifacts. The committee welcomes anyone who would like to participate. You can help in just one project, or several. Meetings are scheduled as needed. Additional historic information:
South Church: Abolitionism & Civil War,
South Church Visitor's Guide.
Visitation, Care & Calling
Along with the pastoral staff and the deacons, church volunteers will assist in reaching out to South Church members and friends who are in special need, shut-in at home, in nursing homes, rehab, or hospitals. Outreach may include visits, meal and flower delivery, notes, or other expressions of caring. Training and support will be offered to interested persons. The Users Guide to Pastoral and Deacon Care and Calling provides additional information.