January 24, 2019
Annual Congregational Meeting this Sunday
Annual Congregational Meeting | Sunday, January 27 | 12pm

Come join us at the Annual Congregational Meeting this Sunday at 12pm! We will be voting on the proposed 2019 budget, and council member nominees.  Earlier this month, the Ministry Update Meeting offered us a chance to talk more about Advent's ministries and the Financial Update offered us a chance to talk more about the proposed budget.  We appreciated hearing all the feedback and ideas about Advent's ministries - thank you for joining us.

If you missed the ministry update, you can still explore our Ministry Annual Reports to learn more about all the ministry happening at Advent.  If you missed the financial update, copies of the proposed budget are available at the Advent office and at this Sunday's meeting.

The 11am Worship on Sunday, January 27 will be bilingual to enable Latino participation in our Annual Congregational Meeting. There will also be babysitting during the meeting for all parents participating.  Join us for worship and then head down to the meeting!

Visioning Process: Next Steps
Our immediate next steps are focused on growing from and responding to our Vision & Mission Retreat, and bringing in those who could not be at Advent on Saturday. Our Vision Team met on Monday, and will be sharing more about next steps at this Sunday's annual meeting and in next week's e-letter.

Vision Board | Our Vision Board on the north wall brings together the responses of all the retreat participants to 4 big questions prompting 4 different perspectives of Advent's vision and mission.

If you were at our retreat on Saturday, take some time this month to explore the Vision Board on the north wall of our sanctuary to see how other participants responded. Does anything stand out to you? Do you see any themes and patterns?

If you missed our retreat, add your answer! The questions, materials, and post-its are all there with our Vision Board on the north wall of the sanctuary, so you can add your responses. We invite you to add your responses before or after worship one of the next two Sundays.

Small Groups | If you couldn't be at Advent on Saturday, we'd like to help facilitate some small group meetings in the next 2 weeks to catch you up. If you're interested, let us know some potential times that could work for you >

Annual Congregational Meeting at 12pm on Sunday, Jan 27 | Please save the date for our Annual Congregational Meeting, which will include the next congregational opportunity to engage and learn more about our visioning process.
A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer
Friday February 8, 7:30pm
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.

Tickets are now available for a recommended donation of $15+ supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Get your tickets to our fundraiser performance >
Faith Formation at Advent
Sunday School
10:05-10:55am | Every Sunday |
Sunday School rooms (downstairs)

Join us January 27 as we learn more about the Faithful Folks in the Bible!   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.
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 27
Gospel | Luke 4:14-21
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
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Coffee Hour | At 10am and 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs (front half)
Annual Congregational Meeting | At 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am-10:55am downstairs in the Sunday Schools rooms
Communications Internship | Meets from 3pm-6pm in the Intern Office
Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online. As we begin this new year, consider how you can help fund the growth and expansion of Advent's Ministries.  Thank you for you for your faithful generosity.  
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