Announcements

Even though we may not be physically together - West Parish continues to be a Church Family!   See some of our most recent announcements and activities below! 


Outdoor Worship - October 25

This Sunday, we will gather outdoors while also streaming the service on Zoom. So we welcome you to join us outside, or to worship with us from your home! If you plan to attend outdoors, you must sign up or call the church office. By signing up you agree to the safety protocols listed in the signup link. 


If you have missed any services, please note you can watch them here!

Outreach Ministry

 

One of the cornerstones of our faith is to serve others and care for the vulnerable. In this unprecedented time, our Outreach Ministry has curated a list of ways that we can make a difference in our communities! See the full list at our church website, and contact any member of the Outreach Ministry for more information, questions, or if you have other ideas for how we might contribute.   

 

Embracing Spirtual Awakening:  Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 and 22


Together with best-selling author, speaker and scholar Diana Butler Bass, we will explore how, both culturally and spiritually, we are in the midst of another of history's "great awakenings" by discussing how Christianity may look “beyond religion and beyond the church.” Sundays from 2:00 - 2:45 pm on Zoom.  Hosted by Domenik. The order of weekly program topics is: Waking Up, Believing, Behaving, Belonging and Awakening.

Merrimack Valley Food Drive:  Thru October 25

 

The Outreach Committee is requesting food donations from now until October 25.  Drop off items in the alcove at the Fellowship Hall door.  Please note that this is a non-contact drop off; there will not be someone there to take the food from you.


Non-perishable food items are requested, including but not limited to: Cereal (high need item), Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Spaghetti O’s, Oatmeal, Tuna, Coffee/Tea, Canned Chicken, Fruit cups, Granola bars, Chicken Noodle Soup (No tomato or cream of), Beans, Boxed meals (Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc.), Ramen Noodles, 100% juice. 


Food for thought: Consider asking your employer for a donation.

Message from Smith Purdon 

 

Are you familiar with programs supporting children, youth, low income families, immigrants or mentally or physically limited residents of the Greater Merrimack Valley?  The Smith Purdon Board is in the process of reaching out to organizations which might be interested in applying for a Smith Purdon grant.  We are particularly interested in supporting new programs with creative ideas or existing programs trying new approaches. If you are familiar with groups which you think might be good applicants, please send contact information for the organization to Pat so that the Board can communicate with them.

Music Meditations

 

 

Coming on Wednesdays in mid-November: Music and prayer in the sanctuary! Join Mila and guest musicians for beautiful music and prayers. You will be able to sign up to be in-person (limit of 15) or watch from home on zoom.

 

Affordable Housing in Andover: An Update & What's Next

 

Join us online, Monday, November 9 at 7:00 pm for a panel discussion on affordable housing in Andover. Learn why affordable housing is critical in town, where affordable housing exists in Andover, what Andover is doing today and what more can be done. The moderator will be Andover Community Trust Board member, Dara Obbard. The panelists are: Sindy Davila, Andover Community Trust homeowner; Denise Johnson, Executive Director, Andover Community Trust; Lisa Schwarz, Senior Planner, Town of Andover; Dana Allen Walsh, Senior Pastor, South Church, Andover. Sponsored by Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library. Register

Men's Club College Scholarships 


Due to COVID-19, the Men's Group had to cancel our annual Yard Sale that usually takes in approximately $4,500 towards our college scholarships for the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. To help fill this void, the Men's Group is asking for donations of items to be sold online on either eBay or Craigslist. Please note that the items should be well worth the effort of taking the time to list. For smaller items, they also must be easily boxed and worth more than the shipping costs. Larger items that are difficult to ship will be listed for local pickup on Craigslist and may need to be picked up by the buyer at your location. All interaction with the buyer will all be through Jon.   Please contact him if interested.