July 17, 2017
Summer Suppers Registration
With Summer Suppers in full swing, we want to make sure everyone is signed up. Summer Suppers is a celebration of community and all are welcome, the old and the young, Spanish speakers and English speakers, the seeker and the faith-filled. Whatever your level of comfort or experience with another language, it is a place to learn and understand God safely in your community.

Come as you are to Summer Suppers and experience a meal and laid back service that will fill you up (literally and figuratively). At Summer Suppers you don't need to bring forth your faith, it comes and sweeps you away. At Advent there aren't many opportunities that make us totally united, but Summer Suppers brings every age and language to engage fully together.

Summer Suppers will run Wednesdays from July 12 to August 16. Be sure to stop by one night, 4:30pm for Toddler Time, and 5:30 pm for the meal. 

You can view the full schedule and register online on our website, or pick up a registration form on the back table in the sanctuary.

¡Nos vemos ahí! (See you there!)
Register Online
School Supply Giveaway!
10 years ago, some of the kids from the Food Pantry started asking for notebooks, pens, etc as the school season approached. Advent got together and collected tons of supplies to hand out to kids in need! This great tradition will continue for the rest of July, and your donations can be left in the back of the sanctuary. On Monday, August 7 supplies will be handed out to the children.
Accepted Supplies: Backpacks, pencils, composition notebooks, pens, spiral notebooks, filler paper, glue sticks, pocket folders, 3-ring binders, rulers, calculators, erasers, pencil sharpeners, pencil boxes/cases
Immigration Film and Panel Discussion
It is our pleasure to announce a special showing of the documentary, “Immigrants for Sale,” sponsored by the ALCU, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00pm in the Community Room of Advent Lutheran Church. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and general conversation. Please join us and invite your friends and neighbors. 
News from ELCA Advocacy
We were excited to see an article about The Vine NYC in Living Lutheran magazine this month:

"In March, students from The Vine NYC, a Lutheran and ecumenical campus ministry in New York City, traveled to Washington, D.C., on a spring break “faith in action” pilgrimage. While most of the students had participated in direct service to neighbors, this trip sought to effect change in a different way—through advocacy to elected officials."

The trip was run through Vine, and every participant came through LaMP, which is a ministry of Advent Lutheran Church, Broadway Presbyterian, and The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew Methodist. By supporting LaMP, we support all of these students in learning to speak their faith and advocate for others!

Read the full Living Lutheran story here. (After clicking the link, scroll to bottom of the page to find the story.)
Annual Congregational Retreat this August
Road trip to Koinonia! Damaris is excited to go on the retreat because "my most memorable conversations and strongest friendships have happened during the retreat." She loves getting her kids to know more people in the congregation, the fresh air, lake, and bonfires.

Enjoy the weekend of August 4-6 in picturesque landscapes while spending time with people who love you as you are. There are boats, goats, campfires, s'mores, hikes, early morning coffee, late-night board games and even more. Sit by the lake reading your book or chatting with a new friend. Spend a night with Advent. Gain a spiritual experience beyond Advent's walls and the New York City buzz. Experience God in nature. We want you there because we know how much you will love it.

We'd love to have you with us. Learn more about travel, costs, housing, programming, and registration on our website.
Register Online
El Salvador Delegation
Last week we had the sending of our El Salvador delegation. The current and past delegations stood in the center aisle as everyone blessed them. Our hands and hearts reached out to them, sending prayers of solidarity, safe travels and good times.

Tomorrow, members of our Advent community will be traveling more than 3,000 miles to travel, worship, and celebrate El Salvador. Some will be going to a new place, while others look forward to reuniting with old friends. It's an exciting and big step into a different world. 

They travel July 18-25, and you can share in their experience through their daily blog reflections, which will be shared through our e-letter and Facebook page. Be sure to check in as they tour El Salvador and visit our sister church in Calderitas.
Hiring: Event Coordinator
Do you love hosting events such as parties and meetings? Then this job is great for you! Talk to Zachary for more information. You can reach him at admin@adventnyc.org.
Conversations on Advocacy All Summer Long
Through September 11, join us at our Adult Conversations from 10:10am to 10:50am for a series devoted to social issues and suggested advocacy actions. Here is the full schedule of upcoming topics:

July 23 | Environment
July 30 | Volunteer Training/Ministry Scheduler
August 6 | Immigration
August 13 | Augusta Victoria Hospital
August 20 | LGTBQ Rights
August 27 | Climate Change
September 3 | (no conversation)
September 11 | Disaster Response
How to Volunteer at Advent: A Training Session
Next Sunday, July 30 we're hosting a Ministry Scheduler training session at 10:10am to 11am. This training session will teach you how to sign up for and manage your volunteer opportunities using Ministry Scheduler online.
Summer Choir
While the Advent Chorale takes a break for summer, there are still opportunities to sing in worship! Summer Choir provides a more laid-back opportunity to sing at 11am worship with just one rehearsal the same morning at 10:15am. Summer Choir will sing on July 30 and August 13. All are welcome to join!
Altar Guild Volunteers
Sign up for Altar Guild! We'd like to thank Lauri, Lynne, Michael and Lauren for setting up for worship on Sundays. Please help them out by signing up for a Sunday or two. Thank you for all you're doing! Talk to Zachary about joining. You can reach him at admin@adventnyc.org.
Spanish Mass and Backyard Cookout (New Date)
On Sunday, July 30, you're invited to join our Spanish worship service as it migrates outside to bask in the summer sun. Instead of at Advent, it will be held in the backyard of a nearby congregant, and followed by a cookout. This special outdoor worship service will begin at the regular Spanish worship time, 12:45pm, nearby Advent at the home of Dolores. For the address, email Pastor Gary at pastormills@adventnyc.org.
A Persuasive Opportunity for Jane Austen Fans
This Sunday, July 23, the Adventurous Adventonians are hosting a discussion of Jane Austen's Persuasion and viewing of the 1995 classic film of the same name. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share (Jane Austen-era foods especially desirable).
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 13:24-30, 36-43
Preaching | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Becca at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Adult Conversation | Meets from 10:10-10:50am in the front half of the basement fellowship hall. This Sunday's topic will be environmental advocacy -- part of our summer series on social justice and advocacy.
Are you traveling this summer? You can still support the ministries of Advent. Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online, or manage your recurring automatic online giving. Thank you for your faithful generosity.
The Mission of the Month for July is Equipo El Salvador. Equipo El Salvador is  our group that visits our sister church in El Salvador each year, and maintains our relationship through prayer and accompaniment.
Donate to our MOTM
Did you know that we provide two different offering envelope plans to help you manage your giving to Advent? A bi-monthly plan that provides weekly giving envelopes and all of the special holidays and missions of the month (for regular weekly givers), or a quarterly plan that provides just the special holidays and missions of the month (for electronic or annual givers). Would you like to receive envelopes from Advent or change your envelope plan? Contact our Financial Secretary, Linda Kelly at finance@adventnyc.org.
2504 Broadway at 93rd Street New York, New York 10025  |  Phone: 212.665.2504