February 2, 2017
This Week at Sunday School: Salt and Light
Take a look around you right now. What different sources of light do you see? Is there sunlight? Moonlight? Ceiling lights? Lamps? The backlight on your cell phone?

In our world, light comes from sources as big as the sun and as small as a lightning bug. It comes from lamps and bulbs of all different shapes and sizes. So we know that when Jesus calls us the "light of world," we are each called to shine in our own unique way.

Join us at Sunday School this Sunday starting at 10:05am in the sanctuary, where we'll learn what it means for each of us to be the "light of world" and "salt of of the earth."
Upcoming Sunday School Lessons
Sunday, February 5th – Salt and Light
Sunday February 12th – Jesus Teaches about Anger
Sunday, February 19th – Love Your Enemies
Sunday, February 26th – Do Not Worry Sunday
March 5th – Transfiguration Sunday
Youth Group: Ski/Snowboard Retreat
Our first ever Youth Group Ski/Snowboard Weekend Retreat is this weekend! Any last minute joiners? We have room for you. Contact me ASAP at 805-390-1021 or kevin@adventnyc.org

  • Location: We will ski/snowboard at Windham Mountain about 2 hours upstate. Visit their website here. We will stay at the house of Advent members Dart Westphal and Ellen Pollan in Windham Mountain Village on Friday night, and do a lock-in at their upstate Lutheran church in Oak Hill on Saturday night.
  • Itinerary: Meet at Advent at 5pm Friday. 2hr 15min drive upstate. Stay at Dart and Ellen's place in Windham Mountain Village (within walking distance to the ski lifts) Friday night. Ski and snowboard all day Saturday. Evening programming and lock-in at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Oak Hill. Overnight "lock-in" at St. Paul's. Worship Sunday morning, lunch, service project, and back to Advent. Expected return around 5pm.
  • Cost: $150
  • Who's this for? Advent's Youth Group, consisting of any high school youth and our youth who have been confirmed but are still in 8th grade. Friends from school are also welcome to join us on this trip! I will just need to have a medical release form on file for every person who attends. We have a simple online form that's quick to fill out.


Youth Night
Because of the Ski/Snowboard Retreat, our next Youth Night, previously scheduled for Sunday, February 5, will move back one weekend to Sunday, February 12. We'll meet from 6-8pm in the Youth Room (next to the kitchen) at Advent for food, fellowship, and discussion.
Special Youth Group Event in March
We're partnering with Pinecrest, a Lutheran youth ministry program encompassing the whole New York metro area, to offer a special youth event on Friday, March 3 from 7pm to 9:30pm here at Advent.

At the event, leaders from Pinecrest will lead mixers, games, and a Refugee Simulation activity they've developed just for teens, which I hope will be as engaging as it is timely. Pinecrest will also reach out to their own network of high school youth to join us, and provide information about their awesome program and summer camp. Please keep this on your calendars. Hopefully many can come!
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