May 1, 2017
8 Questions for Pastor Danielle
Pastor Danielle Miller, our new Senior Pastor, will join us for her first Sunday on May 14. On the weekend this congregation voted to extend a call to Pastor Danielle, we had the opportunity to ask the important questions at a Q&A on Saturday, and hear her preach in worship on Sunday. Now begins the journey of really getting to know Pastor Danielle as we walk forward in ministry and community together. 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 book or TV show? 
Choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite child, an impossibility. Favorite TV show however, that one is easy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

How do you think prayer translates to action? 
Richard Foster writes in Prayer: Finding the Hearts True Home, “The true prophetic message always calls us to a spiritual defiance of the world as it now is. Our prayer, to the extent that it is fully authentic, undermines the status quo. It is a spiritual underground resistance movement. We are subversives in a world of injustice, oppression, and violence.”

Prayer reorients the way we experience the world and in that new view, we are compelled, empowered and privileged to put hands, feet, and voice to the kingdom vision we’ve encountered. Prayer that does not translate to action is often prayer that does not listen.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

I’m fond of Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. I’d like to find myself one of those!

What's one of your family's favorite things to do together?

Impromptu dance parties and sing-alongs are always crowd pleasers! But more than anything, we enjoy simply being together.

We'll share 4 more questions and answers in next Monday's e-letter, as we anticipate Pastor Danielle's first Sunday at Advent on May 14. 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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Congregational Update This Sunday
This Sunday, May 7 at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall

The Congregation Council invites you to a congregational update this Sunday, May 7 at 10:10am to hear news about our financial position after the first four months of the year. This update will be a time for us to review our status before Pastor Danielle begins, as well as a time to learn how you can be of support with your time, talent, and possessions.

This is also Pastor Ann's last Sunday with us as Interim Senior Pastor, so please come join us this Sunday in worship with Pastor Ann, and in this important meeting with our Congregation Council.
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!
Scholarship Fund Applications Now Open
As many in our community are looking ahead to beginning their first year or a new year of higher education in the fall, applications for our Scholarship Fund are now open. Learn more and download the application here. The Scholarship Fund is also our Mission of the Month for May. Join us in supporting the members of our community pursuing higher education and seminary by giving to our Scholarship Fund.
Ministry Scheduler Made Easier
Worship leaders and volunteers: You can now login to Ministry Scheduler through our website! You can find it under the Programs tab at anytime. Check it out.
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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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 10:1-10
Preaching | Pastor Mills at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Ann at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Special Confirmation Leaders | Our Confirmation students will be assisting with 9am worship this Sunday to mark the end of their first year in Confirmation
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Education | Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall. This week is the Congregational Update by Council.
20s/30s Brunch | Meets at the back of the sanctuary after 11am worship to go out to a local brunch spot
Congregational Lunch | Starts at 1:45pm in the basement fellowship hall. Come enjoy a lunch hosted by our Latino community.
Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online, or manage your recurring automatic online giving.
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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