December 6, 2017
 
 
 
Shocking Advent News!
 
 
 
 
We're changing our Sunday morning worship times for one day only on Sunday, December 24 -- Christmas Eve.

This Advent season, the fourth Sunday in Advent and Christmas Eve fall on the same day. In response to that, we are combining 9am and 11am worship into one Sunday morning English service at 10am, and moving worship in Spanish to 12pm. Please make a note so you are able to worship with us at the correct time on Sunday morning, December 24.
 
 
 
 
Worship Schedule on Sunday, December 24

Worship in English | 10am
Worship in Spanish | 12pm
Christmas Eve Family Worship | 5pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship | 8pm
Midnight Mass in Spanish | 10:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks-Giving Reflection Video: Laura
 
 
 
 
In this video, Laura talks about how participating in Community Lunch has changed her, and is connecting her to God's mission of caring for all people. (Length: 1:35)
 
 
Watch Laura's Reflection
 
 
 
Christmas Tree Fundraiser (Part 2!) this Saturday
 
 
 
 
We have a second phase of our Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser this Saturday, December 9 from 8am-2pm! If you were unable to make it last Saturday, or would like to join us again, come help us sell Christmas tree to raise money for our partner college student ministry, LaMP.
 
 
Volunteer
 
 
 
"Silent Nights" Advent Midweek Worship
 
 
 
 
7pm Wednesdays, 12/6 (tonight) & 12/13

Join us for two simple, meditative worship services on Wednesday evenings this Advent season. Come take a break from this busy season and center yourself on the heart of Christmas.
 
 
 
 
 
Las Posadas
 
 
 
 
2pm this Saturday, December 9

Join us for this Latino tradition of reenacting the Christmas story in worship. This special worship service will be in Spanish, but whatever your Spanish-language ability, this is a great opportunity to celebrate the season with Spanish-speaking members of our congregation.
 
 
 
 
 
Travelers Christmas Worship
 
 
 
 
7pm Wednesday, December 20

Traveling on Christmas Eve and Day? Come enjoy a Christmas worship service with your New York City faith community on Wednesday, December 20. This will look a lot like our 8pm candlelight worship on Christmas Eve, with carols, candles, and a Christmas message.
 
 
 
 
 
Council Nominations
 
 
 
 
Could you or someone you know serve on our Congregational Council next year?

Do you feel called to share your vision, ideas, and love for this congregation? We'd love to support and engage you as a leader in this community. At our Annual Congregational Meeting in January we will be electing several new members to our Congregation Council.

To learn more, speak to a member of the Nominating Committee: Tanya Kent, who can be reached at tanya.e.george@gmail.com, Adolfo Ramirez, Rose Tresgallo, Carlos Lopez or Damaris Maclean.
 
 
 
 
 
Tithing | Pastor Danielle
 
 
 
 
In this video, Pastor Danielle talks about her and her husband Joel's decision to tithe, which means giving 10% of your income to the church. Joel was in medical school. Pastor Danielle had just finished seminary and had student debt. And Pastor Danielle was looking for a job. So why and how did they do it?
 
 
Watch Pastor Danielle's Story
 
 
 
Make a Stewardship Commitment for 2018
 
 
 
 
As we use this time to grow in our awareness of and gratitude for everything God has given us, we also invite everyone who is part of this faith community to discern how you will give your financial gifts, time, and talents to God's mission at Advent in 2018.

We know it's a big decision. We ask you move forward in faith that God is bigger, knowing God's work is bigger. We challenge you to be generous, to be visionary, to trust that God will provide. Making a commitment now strengthens our ministry because our 2018 budget is based on these stewardship commitments.

You can fill out a commitment form quickly and confidentially online, using the button below or anytime on our website under "Giving." Thank you for discerning, for trusting, and for giving. We are going to do amazing ministry in 2018.
 
 
Complete a Commitment Card
 
 
or
 
 
Learn More about the Impact of Your Giving
 
 
 
More Upcoming Opportunities
 
 
 
 
Next 20s/30s Brunch will be this Sunday, December 10. Meet at the back of the sanctuary after 11am worship.

LaMP is hosting a Midnight Breakfast Study Break! We are looking for three volunteers on December 12 from 9:45pm-1am. Email Pastor Becca at pastor@thevinenyc.org if you can help out.

A winter retreat at Koinonia will include several members of our community the weekend of Dec 15-17. Interested in joining? Email Kathy at kathc89@gmail.com or visit www.koinoniany.org to learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
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: 2nd Sunday in Advent
 
 
 
 
Gospel | Mark 1:1-8
Preaching | Pastor Sudbrock at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Special | Lighting of the second Advent candle
Music Liturgy | Holden Evening Prayer (adapted)
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall to talk about the ministry of Seafarer's International House
20s/30s Bible Study | Meets at 10:10am in the downstairs office (next to the kitchen)
Youth Group Mural Meeting | Meets from 12-3pm in the youth room
20s/30s Brunch | Meet in the back of the sanctuary after 11am worship
 
 
 
 
 
Giving
 
 
 
 
Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online. Thank you for your faithful generosity.
 
 
Donate
 
 
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