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.
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.
Ballardvale Yard Sale & Bake Sale
We're hosting another community yard sale & bake sale this year! If you'd like to sign up to sell, we are still accepting reservations but space is limited so don't wait! Church members who would like to donate saleable items in good condition can contact Wendy deLemos.
Andover Juneteenth Celebration
Summer Joint Worship with other UCC Churches in Andover
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 an Open & Affirming Congregation
(that means really welcoming and LGBTQIA+ affirming)
of 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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