May 8, 2017
8 Questions for Pastor Danielle
Pastor Danielle Miller, our new Senior Pastor, will join us for her first Sunday this Sunday, May 14! 

Join us in welcoming her to Advent in worship at 9am and 11am in English, or 12:45pm in Spanish. We’ll also have welcoming receptions for Pastor Danielle after each service in the basement fellowship hall. Pastor Danielle and her family have moved into our parsonage in Morningside Heights, and she will begin her first office day the following day, Monday, May 15.

Since we're all eager to learn more about Pastor Danielle, we asked her to respond to a few questions, both theological and trivial, to share with you here.

What is your favorite place? 
My favorite life place: Wherever my family is. My favorite God place: Pinecrest Lutheran Leadership Ministries. My favorite vacation place: A mountain and a lake.

Do you like the Harry Potter series?

I adore the Harry Potter Series. Though, to be honest, there are very few fantasy/syfy novels that I don’t enjoy.

How do you take your coffee?

As tea.

What is your most strongly held life view? 
God’s love is for all people. The only barriers to God's grace are one's that we fabricate for ourselves and others. We must constantly be vigilant, identifying the obstacles that keep people from recognizing an encounter with God. My deepest hope is that all people might experience the profound, scandalous, inclusive grace and love of God. And in experiencing that grace, that we might become conduits for the radical heart of God.

In case you missed it, we shared four of her responses in last week's e-letter too. We hope you are excited to welcome Pastor Danielle and begin an exciting new chapter in the life of Advent! Thanks to our youth communications interns, Alex and Lily, for coming up with most of these questions.
Welcome Appeal for Pastor Danielle
We invite you to support this exciting new time at Advent with a special financial gift to Advent in honor of Pastor Danielle beginning ministry with us. Read the full invitation letter for the Congregation Council here. We invite you to contribute a gift of any size to this Welcome Appeal. You can give online here, or using a special envelope in worship.
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Annual Congregational Retreat this Summer
Relaxation, community, faith. Besides fun in the beautiful outdoors, our annual retreat at Koinonia Retreat Center two hours upstate has a great deal to offer. It's not only a way to get a faith-centered break from the city, but also a way to build friendships and feel more connected to the Advent community throughout the whole year. Everyone who joins our annual retreat leaves happy that they went, so consider joining us the weekend of August 4-6 this summer. Learn more about travel, costs, housing, programming, and registration on our website.
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Special Video: Advent Scholarship Fund
We made a special video featuring four past recipients of scholarships from Advent expressing their thanks. Check out the video, and consider making a special gift to our Scholarship Fund this month.
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Our Mission of the Month for May is our Scholarship Fund, which supports members of our congregation pursuing higher education or seminary. Scholarship applications are now open (due by June 2), so your contribution will directly support our five graduating seniors and many more continuing college students and seminarians in the coming school year. There are three ways to give: mark “Scholarship Fund” on your offering envelop in worship, use the special Mission of the Month envelops sent in the mail, or make a donation online.
Scholarship Fund Applications Now Open
First-year and returning college students and seminarians: Applications for our Scholarship Fund are now open, and are due by June 2. We welcome all applicants and are happy to support you in your pursuit of higher learning! Learn more and download the application here.
Big Clean Up Day
Join us for a day of church clean-up hosted by the property committee but inviting all volunteers as many hands will make the work lighter for all. We will do dusting, window cleaning, pew cleaning, and other woodwork. The big cleanup day will be Saturday, June 3 from 11am to 5pm. Sign-up for one or more of the two-hour cleaning shifts -- 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm or 3pm to 5pm.
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New Photo Directory Coming Soon
Our new photo directory of Advent members and friends will be arriving at our doorstep in a matter of weeks! If you came in for a photo here at Advent or submitted a picture, LifeTouch provides your directory for free! If you were unable to come in for a photo, extra directories cost only $5. We’ll have directories for all ready to hand out very soon!
Ministry Scheduler Made Easier
Worship leaders and volunteers: You can now login to Ministry Scheduler through our website! You can find our new "Ministry Scheduler" page under the Programs tab on our website,, anytime. Check it out.
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 this April and May!
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This Sunday
Gospel | John 14:1-14
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Mills at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Welcome Receptions for Pastor Danielle | After each worship service in the basement fellowship hall
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Our Mission of the Month for May is our Scholarship Fund. Advent's Scholarship Fund, founded by Dorothy Metzger, provides scholarships for members of our congregation pursuing higher education and seminary. Join us in supporting our college students this May by making a special contribution to the Scholarship Fund.
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