October 4, 2018
We Are Advent, Together
Thank you for your faithful participation in our small group meetings last week, and congregational discussion meeting on Sunday.

Our Congregation Council and pastors have listened to your questions, thoughts, excitements, and concerns and had a special meeting this week to discuss how to address what we've heard. The conversations we are having about the importance of mission, community, inclusion, and process are vital to our Advent ministry.

As we gather this Sunday to contemplate the beginning of a journey, with multiple points for intentional reassessment and discernment to follow, we remember that we belong to each other, because we belong to God.  May we hold one another in prayer throughout our conversations and decisions and as we continue to minister together through the work of our Advent community.  
Congregational Meeting
This Sunday, October 7
Community Hall (downstairs)
Prep materials and meeting FAQs can be found at www.adventnyc.org/prepare
Ministry Stories
Check out these stories highlighting recent moments in our mission and ministry:
Faith Formation Sunday
October 14 | 10-11am | The Community Hall downstairs

Join us for an intergenerational hour of fun & faith formation kicking off a new year of our Sunday School and Adult Faith Formation ministries.
Christian Education Series
The Confessing Church: Resistance and Revolution
7pm Tuesdays at Advent, starting October 9

In this 6-week Christian education series on Tuesday evenings, we’ll learn about The Confessing Church — a Christian movement of resistance that developed in response to the rise of totalitarianism and nationalism in Nazi Germany. Learn more >

Alongside our Tuesday evening series, our Adult Faith Formation hour Sundays at 10:10am downstairs will examine more counter-cultural movements in the Christians faith.
500 Cans of Beans
Ongoing through October

This fall, join us in offering cans of beans at the altar in our sanctuary, to eventually be distributed at our Food Pantry. If we collect 500 cans, we’ll also get a $500 matching gift for our food ministries.
ESOL: English as a Second Language Class
3-4pm Tuesdays and 10-11am Thursdays

Last year, we began offering a free English as a Second Language class at Advent. We were surprised by the number of people who participated, and by the diversity of people who came. So this year, we are expanding the program.

This year we'll offer a conversational class from 3-4pm Tuesdays, for which we're looking for English-speaking conversation partner volunteers. We'll also offer an instructional class from 10-11am Thursdays.

If you'd be willing to volunteer as a conversation partner on Tuesday afternoons, email pastormills@adventnyc.org to join the volunteer training tomorrow.
Special Episode: Pastor Danielle on Being A Pastor
In a special episode, we talk with Pastor Danielle about why she became a pastor, what it was like going through seminary, the funniest thing she's ever seen happen at a wedding, and more. Coming soon: An interview with Pastor Gary!

Our Sermons & Conversations Podcast seeks to create further discussion, action, and outreach in response to the Gospel & Word each Sunday.

To listen: Search "Advent Sermons & Conversations" in the Podcasts app on your iPhone, or in Google Play on your Android phone to start listening! Or, listen on our website >
Sunday School Teachers
What: Help with our Sunday School program, and lead activities and lesson for small groups.

When: 10:05-10:55am Sundays, beginning October 14

Where: Meets in the sanctuary, continues downstairs

After-School Program Teachers
What: Assist children in grades K-6 with their homework, and help facilitate snacks and activities

When: 3-4:30pm Mondays, beginning September 17

Where: The Community Hall downstairs

ESOL Conversation Partners
What: Help people learn English through casual conversation

When: 3-4pm Tuesdays beginning October 9 and 10-11am Thursdays starting October 11

Where: The Community Hall downstairs

Food Pantry
What: Help assemble and distribute 150+ bags of groceries for the community

When: 9-11:30am the first Saturday of every month (Next: October 6)

Where: The Community Hall downstairs

Community Lunch
What: Help prepare and serve a home-cooked meal for 150+ people in our community

When: 9:30am-2:30pm (5 shifts/roles available) the first Saturday of every month (Next: September 22)

Where: The Community Hall downstairs

Music Mondays
What: Help host our Music Mondays concerts for the community

When: 6-9pm on Mondays, once a month (view schedule)

Where: The Sanctuary

Latinx Empowerment Event w/ Samuel Acosta
5-7pm | This Friday, October 5 | Advent Lutheran Church

Samuel Acosta, author of "Encuentro tu Destino" will lead a faith-based Latino empowerment event here at Advent. The event will be mostly in Spanish, but English and bilingual speakers are invited to participate as you are able.
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, October 7
Gospel | Mark 10:2-16
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 in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Congregational Meeting | Meets at 10:05am in the Community Hall downstairs
Congregational Brunch| Begins after the Congregational Meeting
Communications Internship | Meets from 3-6pm in the Intern Office downstairs
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