ADVENT IS READY FOR SUMMER
COME BE A PART OF IT ALL!
Swoop in Service Day
May 5, Various Locations
Advent’s youth will be available to help you with your spring cleaning around the house on May 5th. Some of the jobs we have done in the past include: mulching, pulling weeds, picking up sweet gum tree balls, cleaning a garage, cleaning out a basement, helping to pack for a move, painting a fence, removing a tree, and cleaning out an attic. There is a suggested donation of $10/hr. If you would like our youth come give you a hand, please click the link.
1st Sunday Fellowship
May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 - Fellowship Hall
Come for the free donuts. Stay for the fellowship! Chat with old friends. Meet new people.
Mother's Day! Need we say more? Bring Mom to church and do your best to show Mom you thank God for her!
May 20, Please wear RED to show the Spirit!
On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church’s birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism. Ezekiel’s vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people. Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us “with sighs too deep for words” when we do not know how to pray.
Prayer Buddy Banquet
May 20 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
Throughout the school year our younger youth have been paired with Older, Wiser, Lutherans (OWLs) to take time together - talking, praying, questioning, and enjoying each other's company. As the school year comes to a close we celebrate this intentional time together!
Southern Ohio Synod Assembly
A synod assembly is an event in which nominated representatives of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America go and vote on how to run the Synod, elect in Bishops, and elect representatives to the ELCA's churchwide assemblies.
The 2018 Southern Ohio Synod Assembly will take place on June 1-2 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center at 100 Green Meadows Drive South in Lewis Center, Ohio.
The theme for assembly is Being Church Together: What does the Lord require of us? Our focus scripture is Micah 6:8.
Music Appreciation Sunday
Sunday, June 3
We have multiple musical ministries at Advent and as their season comes to a close for the summer break we want to celebrate their ministry and say thank you! Join us in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and rejoicing!
Youth Cedar Point Trip
Contact Matt Pittman for details.
Confirmation Camp / Pathfinders Camp
Lutheran Memorial Camp, June 10-15
Spend a week away from home experiencing nature, swimming everyday, playing games and learning more about Jesus. During your week a camp counselor will be with you the entire time, along with 5-6 other cabin mates. Together you will walk through a creek, cook a marshmallow over a fire and sleep in the same lodge or cabin. Sit next to your new friends at a campfire as you sing songs, pray and hear about Jesus. Laugh together while making a fun craft, play a silly camp game, or join your cabin mates on a hike through the woods. Each day there will be a Bible study with your cabin group, plenty of time to write letters home, and new adventures for youth just like you.
June 10, 9:45 a.m.
This is a meeting for all members of Advent to talk about where we are in our mission, give updates on projects, and vote on Council members and our next budget.
June 15 & 16
Members and friends of Advent ELC have donated gently used items. This is an important event, not only for the ministries of Advent, but also to serve the community. The Tag Sale is also a major community recycle/reuse effort! In addition, local area residents, some of limited means, have a chance to get needed household items at a much reduced rate. Our Tag Sale Team has also proven to be a valuable resource for those families in the church struggling with what to do with leftover items from an estate sale. Finally, all items left after the tag sale are contributed to the VOA (Volunteers of America).
ELCA Youth Gathering
June 24 - July 3 | Houston, Texas
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.
An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.
Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage
July 23-27, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Get ready for an action-packed VBS adventure!
Rolling River Rampage invites children on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!
Old Time Gospel Sunday
Sunday, July 29 - ONE SERVICE ONLY - 10:30 a.m.
When you come to church on this Sunday, you will leave really feeling like you went to church!
We are taking it back, old-school style -- back to the hymns and music of that old time religion that feeds your soul and gets your foot tapping!
Church Picnic & Ice Cream Social
July 29 - Following the Old Time Gospel Sunday worship service
There is nothing like a Sunday summer afternoon with good food, great ice cream, fellowship and friends! All are welcome! More details to come.
July 30 - August 9 - New Carpeting at Advent
We will be sprucing up the floors at Advent! We are planning on having new carpeting installed. Call the church office if you are coming to Advent to make sure that someone is in the office due to limited availability of the church.
Blessing of the Backpacks
August 12 at both Worship Services
Kids of all ages are asked to bring in their backpacks as they begin their new school year. Pastor Aaron will
bless the backpacks (and the kids) as they begin all things new for 2018
Youth / Parent Kick-off Meeting
August 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The Confirmation and Sr. High Youth along with their parents come together to
discuss the upcoming year.
Adult Choir Kickoff
August 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Come One, Come All! If you are interested in singing, please join us for the Adult Choir Kickoff.
We will be singing a little, eating a little and enjoying each other's company a lot! Bring a dish to share!
"God's Work, Our Hands"
September 8 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Advent members and friends participate in ELCA sponsored Community Projects.
We do work around the church and around the community. Come help us as we help our neighbors.
September 9 at 9:45 a.m.
This is beginning of the new Sunday School year. We RALLY together and START fresh!
Join us in the Sanctuary as we begin FALL.