July 10, 2017
Summer Suppers Registration
With Summer Suppers in just two days, we want to make sure everyone is signed up. Summer Suppers is a celebration of community and all are welcome, the old and the young, Spanish speakers and English speakers, the seeker and the faith-filled. Whatever your level of comfort or experience with another language, it is a place to learn and understand God safely in your community.

Come as you are to Summer Suppers and experience a meal and laid back service that will fill you up (literally and figuratively). At Summer Suppers you don't need to bring forth your faith, it comes and sweeps you away. At Advent there aren't many opportunities that make us totally united, but Summer Suppers brings every age and language to engage fully together.

Summer Suppers will run Wednesdays from July 12 to August 16. Be sure to stop by one night, 4:30pm for Toddler Time, and 5:30 pm for the meal. 

You can view the full schedule and register online on our website, or pick up a registration form on the back table in the sanctuary.

¡Nos vemos ahí! (See you there!)
Register Online
El Salvador Delegation
Yesterday we had the sending of our El Salvador delegation. ​​​​​​​The current and past delegations stood in the center hallway as everyone blessed them. Ours hands and hearts reached out to them, sending prayers of solidarity, safe travels and good times.

In about a week, members of our Advent community will be traveling more than 3,000 miles to travel, worship, and celebrate El Salvador. Some will be going to a new place, while others look forward to reuniting with old friends. It's an exciting and big step into a different world. 

They'll be gone July 18-25, and you can share in their experience through their daily blog reflections, which will be shared through our e-letter and Facebook page. Be sure to check in as they tour El Salvador and visit our sister church in Calderitas.
Perspective: Confronting my Biases
In this short reflection, Diane Hochhalter discusses race, gender, and how facing people's differences can lead to amazing, unimaginable outcomes.

"This is not the Lutheran church I grew up in. It is so much more beautiful."

Read her whole reflection here.
Hiring: Event Coordinator
Do you love hosting events such as parties and meetings? Then this job is great for you! Talk to Zachary for more information. You can reach him at admin@adventnyc.org.
Annual Congregational Retreat this August
Road trip to Koinonia! Damaris is excited to go on the retreat because "my most memorable conversations and strongest friendships have happened during the retreat." She loves getting her kids to know more people in the congregation, the fresh air, lake, and bonfires.

Enjoy the weekend of August 4-6 in picturesque landscapes while spending time with people who love you as you are. There are boats, goats, campfires, s'mores, hikes, early morning coffee, late-night board games and even more. Sit by the lake reading your book or chatting with a new friend. Spend a night with Advent. Gain a spiritual experience beyond Advent's walls and the New York City buzz. Experience God in nature. We want you there because we know how much you will love it.

We'd love to have you with us. Learn more about travel, costs, housing, programming, and registration on our website.
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Conversations on Advocacy All Summer Long
Through September 11, join us at our Adult Conversations from 10:10am to 10:50am for a series devoted to social issues and suggested advocacy actions. Here is the full schedule of upcoming topics:

July 16 | Welfare
July 23 | Volunteer Training/Ministry Scheduler
July 30 | Environment
August 6 | Immigration
August 13 | Augusta Victoria Hospital
August 20 | LGTBQ Rights
August 27 | Climate Change
September 3 | (no conversation)
September 11 | Disaster Response
How to Volunteer at Advent: A Training Session
Next Sunday, July 23 we're hosting a Ministry Scheduler training session at 10:10am to 11am. This training session will teach you how to sign up for and manage your volunteer opportunities using Ministry Scheduler online.
Summer Choir
While the Advent Chorale takes a break for summer, there are still opportunities to sing in worship! Summer Choir provides a more laid-back opportunity to sing at 11am worship with just one rehearsal the same morning at 10:15am. Summer Choir will sing on July 30, and August 13. All are welcome to join!
Altar Guild Volunteers
Sign up for Altar Guild! We'd like to thank Lauri, Lynne, Michael and Lauren for setting up for worship on Sundays. Please help them out by signing up for a Sunday or two. Thank you for all you're doing! Talk to Zachary about joining. You can reach him at admin@adventnyc.org.
In-Church Picnic
Our in-church picnic returns this Sunday, July 16 after 11am worship in the basement fellowship hall. It will run 12:15 to 3pm and is open to everyone from all three services. Come enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, fun and fellowship, games and prizes for all!

The picnic is being sponsored by the Adventurous Adventonians but we are looking for help in setting up and cleaning up! Talk to either one of the "two Kathys" to volunteer (Kathy Matson, katdotmat@gmail.com/Kathy Carpenter, kathc89@gmail.com). 
Spanish Mass and Backyard Cookout (New Date)
On Sunday, July 30, you're invited to join our Spanish worship service as it migrates outside to bask in the summer sun. Instead of at Advent, it will be held in the backyard of a nearby congregant, and followed by a cookout. This special outdoor worship service will begin at the regular Spanish worship time, 12:45pm, nearby Advent at the home of Dolores. For the address email Pastor Gary at pastormills@adventnyc.org.
A Persuasive Opportunity for Jane Austen Fans
For all you book fans out there, we'd like to put this on your radar so you can start reading now. Next Sunday, July 23, the Adventurous Adventonians are hosting a discussion of Jane Austen's Persuasion and viewing of the 1995 classic film of the same name. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share (Jane Austen-era foods especially desirable). If you have never read the book or haven't read it in a long time, now is the time to pick up a copy as the discussion will be more enjoyable for those familiar with the story.
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 13:1-9, 18-23
Preaching | Pastor Sudbrock at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Adult Conversation | Meets from 10:10-10:50am in the front half of the basement fellowship hall. This Sunday's topic will be welfare -- part for our summer series on social justice and advocacy.
Are you traveling this summer? You can still support the ministries of Advent. Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online, or manage your recurring automatic online giving. Thank you for your faithful generosity.
The Mission of the Month for July is Equipo El Salvador. Equipo El Salvador is  our group that visits our sister church in El Salvador each year, and maintains our relationship through prayer and accompaniment.
Donate to our MOTM
Did you know that we provide two different offering envelope plans to help you manage your giving to Advent? A bi-monthly plan that provides weekly giving envelopes and all of the special holidays and missions of the month (for regular weekly givers), or a quarterly plan that provides just the special holidays and missions of the month (for electronic or annual givers). Would you like to receive envelopes from Advent or change your envelope plan? Contact our Financial Secretary, Linda Kelly at finance@adventnyc.org.
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