February 21, 2018
Carbon Fast
Our Carbon Fast and daily devotion for Lent has begun! This week our 80+ participants are finding ways to use less water to reduce their carbon footprint. Catch up on the daily devotions anytime on our website, or sign up for the daily emails anytime here.
Continuing in Sunday Worship
Sundays at 9am & 11am in English, 12:30pm in Spanish

Over the five Sundays in Lent, we will explore Jesus’ experience fasting in the desert for 40 days, looking into this account in the Gospel with greater depth, from a variety of perspectives, and drawing connections to other parts of the Bible. Join us on the journey in Sunday worship throughout Lent.

Bible Studies Begin This Week
Mondays at 6pm | Worship and Bible Study in Spanish
Wednesdays at 7pm | Bible Study in English

Follow the Israelites through the wilderness in Exodus in our weekly Lenten Bible study. We’ll explore the significance of this journey, its connections to Jesus’ 40-day fast in the desert, and its connections to our Lenten practice today. Come join us!

Can't make it to Advent one of these evenings? We'll be opening up the opportunity to participate from home using Facebook Live. Follow us on Facebook and check in at the time of the Bible Study to join us!

Sunday Conversations | Devotional Practices
Sundays at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall. This Sunday's topic: "Psalms as Devotion."

During Lent, our Sunday morning adult conversation will explore various devotional practices rooted in wilderness scripture. Join us in the basement fellowship hall between 9am and 11am worship to learn and discuss a new devotional practice each week.
Lunch & Community
Thank you to all who joined us for our bilingual, vegetarian lunch on Sunday!

We had a great time eating healthy, playing checkers and chess, and getting to know new friends. If you can't get enough of board games at church, you're in luck! The Adventurous Adventonians will be hosting an intergenerational board game gathering this coming Sunday at noon.
Opportunities to Serve
Community Lunch this Saturday, February 24

Help share a homemade meal, and God's unconditional love and acceptance with 180+ people in our community this Saturday. You can help serve the meal from 12-1pm, or help with setup or cleanup. Learn more on our website, or sign up for a shift here >

Food Pantry on Saturday, March 3

Help assemble and distribute 150+ bags of groceries to individuals and families in the community. We also strive to create a warm, community-like atmosphere here. Many of our guests have also become volunteers. Learn more on our website, or volunteer now >

We are always looking for new volunteers in both ministries. Come join us!
Pastor Gary on TV Last Week
Pastor Gary officiated a wedding vow renewal for 100,000 viewers on Univision last week for Valentine's Day!

He was selected out of the all Protestant clergy in New York to officiate one of Univision's annual televised weddings on Valentine's Day. This one was actually a wedding vow renewal. The couple could not afford a wedding when they got married 20 years ago. Now they got one on TV, with the Manhattan skyline behind them. Pretty cool!

After the wedding, Pastor Gary came right back to Advent to lead worship for Ash Wednesday.
New Interim Bishop for our Synod
The Rev. Donald J. McCoid has been called as the new interim bishop for our synod, following the resignation of Bishop Rimbo. Keep Rev. Donald in your prayers as he oversees this transition for our synod. You can learn more about him here.
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 | Feb 25
Gospel | Matthew 4:1-11 (focus on Vs 1-4)
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
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | "Psalms as Devotion." Led by Pastory Gary. Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall.
Adventurous Adventonians | Meets for intergenerational board games at 12pm in the fellowship hall
20s/30s Brunch | Meets after 11am worship at the back of sanctuary to head to a local brunch spot
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