Welcome back, 

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

Please see our COVID-19 page for more details about current mitigation practices.


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 Church 

Good 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

We are Christians earnestly seeking God’s will in the world. 

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.

Our vision is to help realize, in partnership with God, the kingdom on earth.

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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