Shaw Hall is good for bridal and baby showers, birthday and anniversary parties. We have meeting rooms for smaller groups and we also offer our sanctuary for rentals. If you would like information about our rental space and availability, for an event or an ongoing meeting, contact us. Church (978) 475-2506, Ballard Vale United Church, 23 Clark Road , Andover, MA 01810
Ballard Vale United Church is an active participant in the Nicaragua Covenant of the New England United Methodist Church. In 2008 and 2010 we sent a delegation to Nicaragua for a week to learn more about the people there and discern how we can be of help. Since that time, the church has been actively involved in sending material aid, sponsoring teachers for schools, supporting a sewing education program by providing sewing machines, and paying for delegates from Nicaragua to attend Annual Conference and worship with us. A personal connection is worth the time and effort involved.
In 2014 went had a mission trip to the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky. On July 20th, 2014, our group of 8 adults and 8 youth traveled to this area of Appalachia where saw firsthand the extreme poverty that exists in our country. They worked to improve the homes of some of the poorest of the poor.
The mission trip for 2015 was to Salem Township, Maine. Thirteen people stayed at the United Methodist Economic Ministry and worked to help clean out, organize and make safe, a local man’s home. Folks old and young worked together on this project.