November 16, 2017
 
 
 
Join us in giving thanks together as a faith community
this Sunday!
 
 
 
 
Celebration Sunday: Thanks-Giving is this Sunday, and we'll have special worship services and fun activities for all!

Join us this Sunday for a special Thanks-Giving worship service at 9am or 11am in English, and 12:45pm in Spanish.

Then from 10am-11am, you're invited to an intergenerational Sunday School activity centered on the theme of thanks-giving!

And at 12pm, join us for a thanks-giving meal and celebration with this community. This is a multicultural Lutheran potluck, so you're invited to bring whatever kind of food feels like Thanksgiving to you. And this will include a pie auction. Please enter a pie into our pie auction if you are able! Or come ready to bid on a Thanksgiving pie made by a friend at Advent.
 
 
I Can Bring a Potluck Item or Pie
 
 
 
Thanks-Giving Video Series
 
 
 
 
From the example set by her parents in Zimbabwe, to a black history month rally in Boston, to the sermons here at Advent every Sunday, in this video Blessing traces how God is continually inspiring her to do more for her neighbors here in New York City and in her childhood home in Zimbabwe.

This one's a bit longer (8 min), but the life story Blessing weaves is a moving and inspiring response to God's love and being part of this Christian community.
 
 
 
 
 
Stewardship Commitment
 
 
 
 
As we use this time to grow in our awareness of and gratitude for everything God has given us, we also take this time to respond in generosity. Everyone who is part of this faith community, please take some time to discern your stewardship commitment of your financial gifts, time, and talents to God's mission at Advent in 2018.

More information about our mission, impact, ministry growth in 2018, and our online stewardship commitment form can all be found on our website.
 
 
View Stewardship Details
 
 
 
A Reflection on Gratitude and Abundance
 
 
 
 
By Pastor Gary Mills

When it comes to gratitude and abundance, we aren't so different from the disciples Jesus talks to in Matthew 25:14-30 . . . Read more >
 
 
 
 
 
Alice Warwick's Funeral Service
 
 
 
 
We will hold a memorial service for long-time Advent member, Alice Warwick, this Sunday at 2pm.
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday Singers
 
 
 
 
Singers of all levels and abilities are invited to join us in singing at 11am worship on Sunday, November 26! We'll meet that morning at 10:20am in the sanctuary to learn a simple, fun piece ("Reign of Christ") to share in worship.
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Tree Fundraiser
 
 
 
 
Can you believe it's less than 3 weeks away?!

Our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is coming up fast, so we're getting the word out now so we can have plenty of volunteers and have a wonderful, merry time raising money for our partners in urban college student ministry, LaMP!

Can you help us sell Christmas trees to raise money for a ministry or cause on one of these Saturday mornings, December 2 or 9? Sign up today >
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
Gospel | Matthew 25:1-13
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Sunday School | Intergenerational Thanks-Giving activity begins at 10:05am
Adult Conversation | Joins Sunday School for an intergenerational Thanks-Giving activity
Thanks-Giving Potluck | 12pm in the basement fellowship hall
 
 
 
 
 
Giving
 
 
 
 
Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online. Thank you for your faithful generosity.
 
 
Donate
 
 
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