January 2, 2019
A New Year at Advent
From all of us Advent, young and old, we wish you a very happy new year. May this time resonate with the joy of Christ entering our world. May it brim with renewal, hope, and momentum.

For us, the new year brings the exciting possibilities and energy of our upcoming visioning process starting with our Vision & Mission Retreat on Saturday, January 12. If you missed our big e-letter that went out about this on Sunday, catch up here >

But that's not all happening at Advent as we enter the new year. Scroll down for more ways to engage, celebrate, learn, and grow.
Food Pantry this Saturday
Volunteers at 9am |  Distribution at 10:30am

Help us give a bag of groceries to 150+ individuals and families this Saturday. 

Three Kings Celebration
This Sunday, January 6 | 12pm | The Community Hall

Join us this Sunday for a celebration of the three wise kings visiting the baby Jesus. We'll have a traditional Three Kings celebration lunch, and piñata for the kids, and a visit from the three kings themselves!
Help Shape Our Future: Vision & Mission Retreat
Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 10am-2pm

We are beginning an inclusive, collective, Holy-Spirit-led visioning process inviting our congregation to collaboratively shape our vision and mission. As a member of our community, your participation in this process will be vital to our success, and presents an exciting opportunity to engage your faith in community.

The first important opportunity to engage in the process is our Vision & Mission Retreat on Saturday, January 12 from 10am-2pm. Please save the date, and make every effort to join us.

Faith Formation at Advent
Sunday School
10:05-10:55am | Every Sunday
Sunday School rooms (downstairs)

Sunday School starts up again this Sunday, January 6. Join us!   Learn more about Sunday School >
Sunday Faith Formation
Sundays | 10:10-10:55am | Community Hall (back half)

We'll be off in January due to our annual congregational meetings, and return with a series on The Confessing Church in February!
Sermons & conversations, anytime on your phone

Catch up on Sermons and Conversations from Christ the King and the Advent Season, in addition to 50+ sermons and conversations from this year. Learn how to listen >
Coffee Hour
Our Coffee Hour at 10am and 12pm seeks to be the ideal place to get to know new people at Advent. Come join us for coffee, baked goods, and conversation before or after worship every Sunday, and get to know more people at Advent.
Congregational Meetings: 3 Sundays in January
Following the Vision & Mission Retreat, we have more important dates in January: our regular annual meetings. Join us for a ministry update, financial update, and our Annual Congregational Meeting.

Ministry Update | Sunday, January 13 | 10am & 12pm
Financial Update | Sunday, January 20 | 10am & 12pm
Annual Congregational Meeting | Sunday, January 27 | 12pm*

*11am Worship on Sunday, January 27 will be bilingual to enable Latino participation in our Annual Congregational Meeting.

Our Impact in a Year
God’s love is unmeasurable. And yet, there are signs along the way, signs that God is at work through us and in spite of us. As we look back on 2018, this Budget of Ministries gives us a roadmap, marking our journey, and pointing to the ways that God is at work.

Thank you for your commitment to God’s mission and ministry here at Advent Your discipleship to Jesus Christ makes a difference in the world and in the lives of very real people.
Stewardship & Our 2019 Budget
As Advent prepares for 2019, we have begun working on our budget. It is especially helpful to have a sense of what our income will be in the new year.

If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully fill out a commitment card with your level of giving for 2019. Commitment Cards can be found on the back table or podium in the entryway of the church or can be filled out online at www.adventnyc.org/stewardship.

Thank you for your faithful generosity!  

FAQ Binder
A FAQ Binder compiling all questions and answers from our September congregational meetings is available to view at Advent upon request to any Council member. See our full roster of Council members and contact information here >
Volunteer Opportunities
Our next Food Pantry is this Saturday, Jan 5 at 10:30am. Volunteer > 

Our next Trinity/Advent Community Dinner is January 17 at 5:15pm.  Volunteer >

Our next Community Lunch is this Saturday, Jan 26 at 12pm. Volunteer >
Ministry Calendar & Directory
What ministry or group will you be involved in this month? There are even more ways to connect in fellowship and service!

This Sunday, January 6
Gospel | Matthew 2:1-12
Preaching | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Coffee Hour | At 10am and 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs 
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05-10:55am downstairs in the Sunday Schools rooms
Three Kings Celebration | Begins at 12pm downstairs in the Community Hall
Communications Internship | Meets from 3-6pm in the Intern Office
Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online. As we near Christmas, consider giving a Christmas gift to Advent's ministries this year.  Thank you for you for your faithful generosity.  
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