and Welcome Home to
Ballard Vale United church
Worship is on Sunday mornings at 10:30am in-person in our sanctuary and streamed live on our Facebook page.
LENT & HOLY WEEK 2023
Our theme for this season is "Seeking," using materials from A Sanctified Art LLC sanctifiedart.org
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday, 4/2 10:30am in our sanctuary
Holy Wednesday, 4/5 6:30pm Holden Evening Prayer in our sanctuary
Maundy Thursday, 4/6, 7:00pm at West Parish ChurchGood Friday, 4/7, noon in our sanctuary
Easter Sunday, 4/9, 8:00 at West Parish Cemetery & 10:30am in our sanctuary
See full series details on our Worship page.
Every donation enables us to support our church's bold voice
for LGBTQ-affirming, justice-seeking Christianity,
and many local, national and international community efforts and charities as well.
Please prayerfully consider a donation to aid in our endeavors.
Community Pantry & Fridge
In September 2022 we launched Andover's first 24-hour self-serve community pantry and fridge. Learn more about it on our page.
Psalm 23 Project
In Spring 2021, members and friends of our church community recorded videos reading Psalm 23. Here we bring back this video for sharing again!
Our Mission & Vision
As an inclusive community, we strive to develop our Christianity through worship, study, prayer, love and celebration.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we witness to our faith through caring, nurturing, justice-making and stewardship.
We are a Reconciling, Open & Affirming Congregation
(that means really welcoming and LGBTQIA+ affirming)
of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Our Welcome Statement
We, as members of the Christian community known as the Ballard Vale United Church, believe that all persons are recipients of God's love and grace.
We try to follow Jesus's example of seeking to bring all to accept this love, forgiveness, and grace, and so direct our lives. We affirm the need to proceed compassionately and justly with each other.
Therefore, we welcome and affirm all persons who wish to participate in the fellowship and spiritual growth of this reconciling congregation and open and affirming church without regard to age, disability, economic status, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, or social standing. By this statement we anticipate becoming an even stronger and more loving Christian community.
Adopted April 17, 1994, revised April 25, 2004
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