January 10, 2019
You Are Invited to the Vision 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.

The Retreat will launch in the "Engage" phase our visioning process! At the retreat, you will have the opportunity to engage with Advent’s history, our community, the Gospel, and each other to see vision and mission from a variety of perspectives. You'll also have opportunities to reflect on and share on your experiences and insights from the day, and connect to further ways to participate in our visioning process. And this is just the first step!

There will be four visioning process phases in total -- Engaging, Listening, Distilling, and Empowering -- each with opportunities for your participation.

Ultimately, the process will lead us to a refined Vision and Mission that will connect and energize our community with a common purpose and guide us forward together.

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.

To find a copy of the ministry reports, click here.  

Advent/Trinity Community Dinner this Thursday
Volunteers shifts from 3:30 - 7pm |  Dinner at 5:15pm

Partnering with Trinity Schools, we are providing a free midweek meal to the community and could use your help!   We begin heating up food around 3:30pm.  Trinity volunteers show up at 4:15pm.  Service is 5:15pm.  And clean up ends around 7:00pm.  Come and volunteer and/or come and enjoy a hot meal and good company.  

A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer
Friday February 8, 7:30pm
Calling all budding actors (ages 18+) of all genders, Advent is performing A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer in an effort to raise awareness about relational/gender violence and funds for survivors of domestic abuse.  If you are interested in acting or volunteering in another capacity, please contact us here.

And everyone mark your calendars for this event.  
Faith Formation at Advent
Sunday School
10:05-10:55am | Every Sunday
Sunday School rooms (downstairs)

Join us January 13 as we learn about John the Baptist!   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.
Volunteer Opportunities
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 >

Our next Food Pantry is this Saturday, February 2 at 10:30am. 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 13
Gospel | Isaiah 43:1-7, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-22
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti 
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
Ministry Review | At 10am and 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs 
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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