January 12, 2019
Thank You, and onward we go!
Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our Vision & Mission Retreat launching our visioning process at Advent! Today was a special moment for Advent, bringing together 70-80 members from 3 worship services, speaking English and Spanish, to engage with Advent's history, our community, the Gospel, and each other.

We were moved and inspired by the engagement we saw today and the conversations we heard. We are looking forward to using all the energy, excitement, and insight from today to launch us into our visioning process!

As an immediate follow-up, we invite you into a moment of further feedback and reflection to capture the inspiration and momentum of the day. Please complete a brief Retreat Reflection Survey while the spirit and ideas are still fresh >

If you weren't able to be at Advent today for our retreat, there will be plenty of opportunities to jump on board! To begin with, we'll have retreat packets available tomorrow after worship for you to take home, so you can engage with the same information, themes, and questions we discussed at today's retreat.

This is only the first step of our visioning process. Our Vision Team will be having deep conversation about the responses and experiences shared today, create more opportunities to engage the congregation's faith and perspective around vision and mission, and share a road map into our "Listening" phase, and beyond, in the coming weeks.

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

The next opportunity to continue engaging in vision and mission is tomorrow! Join us for worship to praise God and celebrate the baptism of Christ, and then for our Annual Ministry Update at 10am and 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs. This will be an opportunity to learn more about all Advent's current ministries, developing ministries, and new opportunities -- equally exciting and important to know about as we embark on this visioning process.

THANK YOU again for your open hearts and faithful participation. May the Holy Spirit guide us forward!

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. 

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 (tomorrow)
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
2504 Broadway at 93rd Street New York, New York 10025  |  Phone: 212.665.2504