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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

May 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!

March 2018

Wherever you are, and whatever season of your life, may God grant you courage and patience on your way.  

February 2018

Lent will invite us to slow down and notice what is going both within ourselves and outside ourselves. 

January 2018

New Year's can be a wonderful time to reflect on the year past and the year ahead, both to give thanks to God for what is good, and to resolve to act for what needs more goodness. 

December 2017

The light that shines in the darkness! The town, hushed in the night, with a profound stillness. The hopes and fears of all humanity, gathered by starlight, met by a child.