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Rev Katrina featured in Sojourner's 100 Sermons

To raise awareness on domenstic and sexual violence, Sojourners featured 100 sermons from pastors and parishioners all over the country.    Rev. Katrina's sermon can be found by searching - or scrolling down to about the 20th of the page.   

West Parish awards 18 college Scholarships

Join us in congratulating 18 very deserving and motivated youth as they were awarded college scholarships!  6 high school seniors and 12 current college students were awarded scholarships - huge congratulations to them as they pursue their educational dreams!

ACT President John Pearson to receive award

Join us in congratulating Andover Community Trust President John Pearson as he receives 2018 Andover Chamber of Commerce
Annual Community Service Award.  John and ACT serve as great examples of what the Town of Andover is at its very best – selfless, collaborative and generous in deed and spirit

38th Annual Outdoor Christmas Pageant

Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus arrived at the historic West Parish Garden Cemetery Arch once again as West Parish Church, United Church of Christ, presented their annual reenactment of the Christmas story!

Scholarships get Yummy with Chocolate Fair

Check out a yummy chocolate dessert after supper on September 30th !  This dessert buffet features chocolate everything while helping a local scholarship program.

Rainbow flag at West Parish

The rainbow flag is an expression of what we believe.  "West Parish church has been welcoming for a long time," said Rev. Katrina Weunsch.  It's about welcoming and about love and welcoming all people."  

Family moves into new ACT house! 

West Parish members Jon Pearson and Joan Johnson are key leaders of the Andover Community Trust team enabling a family to move into a new house on Haverhill street in Andover! 

Jon and Kim Glesmann

2017 Citizens Who Care Honorees 

Jon and Kim recognized for their extraordinary volunteer efforts at the Greater Lawrence Boys and Girls Club!

Andover Community Trust builds the dream!

Andover Community trust recently celebrated 25 years of providing affordable housing.   West Parish member Joan Johnson was recognized for her incredible efforts, along with President Jon Pearson who detailed the building of the seventh ACT home.

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West Parish Newsletters

December  2018

Advent allows us the space to feel the depth of this season, with its contradictory emotions, with it’s memories and hopes!

November 2018

We give to West Parish for so many reasons - May God bless our ministry and our giving as we go forward!

October 2018

Our ultimate purpose is to grow closer to God. And to bring wholeness to the world.  And to find healing and hope, and embody that in all that we do.

September 2018

Each Sunday we gather up our light to shine even more brightly.  We center ourselves in God's love so together we might radiate hope.  Join us! 

June 2018

June will be a very full month here at our church!  I am so very grateful to be serving in such a vibrant and energetic place, with all of you who are open to new things while being rooted in our traditions!  Thanks be to God!

May 2018

A church is a community!  A church is a group of people gathered together by something greater than themselves, whether that be a desire for God, a desire for meaning, or a passion to make the world a better place!

April 2018

What a glorious month April is going to be!  On Easter morning, we will gather to sing and rejoice!