November 8, 2017
Thanks-Giving Video Series
This Thanksgiving season, hear different Advent members talk about gratitude and how God is at work in their lives through this faith community. If you missed our first episode with Abby, watch it here.

In our second episode, Adolfo talks about how his life has been transformed by this faith community.
Celebration Sunday: Thanks-Giving
Mark your calendars for a day of thanks-giving as a faith community on Sunday, November 19.

Join us for worship at 9am, 11am, or 12:45pm (Spanish), and a Thanksgiving potluck and pie auction at noon! Sign up to bring a potluck dish, drink, or a pie >
Thanks-Giving Photo Challenge
The Challenge: take one picture of something you are grateful for every day till Thanksgiving.

Use it as a personal exercise of reflection, or spread the spirit of thanks-giving by sharing your daily photos with friends through email or social media. We'll be sharing daily thanks-giving pictures of our own and from Advent members on our Instagram and Facebook: @adventnyc
A Reflection on Gratitude and Abundance
By Pastor Gary Mills

When it comes to gratitude and abundance, we aren't so different from the disciples Jesus talks to in Matthew 25:14-30 . . . Read more >
A Bonus Food Pantry!
Thanks the outstanding grants we received this year for our Food Pantry, we get to add an extra Food Pantry date the week before Thanksgiving on Wednesday evening, November 15!

We need volunteers to help distribute food on this extra day, so please consider helping us share holiday foods with our neighbors next Wednesday. Sign up here >
Help Others Learn English
We're seeking volunteer conversation partners for our new English as a Second Language class, starting next Tuesday!

Many people, speaking a variety of languages, who live in the neighborhood have signed up for the class, so you'd be helping us to meet a real need in the community. The class will be at 3-5pm on Tuesdays from November 14 to December 19th. All volunteers will get trained from 3-4pm during the first class meeting next Tuesday, November 14.

If you're interested in volunteering as a group leader or conversation partner, we need you! Sign up here >
Why Bother? Part 3: Greeting
A reflection on the who, what, where, and why of worship, by Pastor Danielle.

Some of us gathered have been worshiping our entire lives and some of us are rather new at it, but when God is present, as God is in worship, there is always room for all of us to grow. Read Pastor Danielle's 3rd entry about the greeting in worship >

Join us for a further discussion of this topic, led by Pastor Danielle, at this Sunday's Adult Conversation at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall.
Christmas Tree Fundraiser
Can you believe it's less that 4 weeks away?!

Our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is going to come up fast, so we're getting the word out now so we can have plenty of volunteers and have a wonderful, merry time raising money for a cause.

Can you help us sell Christmas trees to raise money for a ministry or cause on one of these Saturday mornings, December 2 or 9? Sign up today >

Last year we raised money for our food ministries. We'll announce this year's ministry/cause soon!
Full Ministry Calendar
What ministry or group will you be involved in this month? There are even more ways to connect in fellowship and service!
View our full Ministry Calendar
This Sunday
Gospel | Matthew 25:1-13
Preaching | Deacon Ross Murray at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Jim at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | Meets at 10:10am for a conversation on the topic "Why Worship?" led by Pastor Danielle. If you've been reading the "Why Worship?" articles on our website (Here's part 1, part 2, & part 3) this conversation will deepen and expand the discussion
20s/30s Brunch | Meets at 12pm at the back of the sanctuary
Youth Group Mural Project | Meets at 12-3pm downstairs
Adventurous Adventonians Poetry Slam | Meets at 12pm in the basement fellowship hall
The Table | Our downtown college student gathering with The Vine NYC meets at 5:30-7:30pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church on East 23rd Street.
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