Welcome, 

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.

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.

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.


BOOK STUDY

The pandemic has changed our lives and our church forever. Deep thinkers are already envisioning how we will move ahead and use the lessons learned to shape our future life together. Everyone is welcome to read the book Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World by Kay Kotan. We will then discuss on Sunday, March 19 from 9:00–10:00am. You can get a copy on your own or talk to Pastor Adam to order you a copy.


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.

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


Calendar 

Please see below for church & church-related events or click this link to open in your browser.