As a verb, to fellowship simply means to spend time with a community or company. God designed the Church to be a fellowship—not just a community, but a family of faith who share God's ideals and beliefs (Ephesians 2:19-22). Being around others at church can help us improve ourselves—for "as iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend" (Proverbs 27:17, New Living Translation).
Go Getter's Dinner
An energetic group of Empty Nesters, Singles and Retirees on the quest to find local foods in the Columbus area. The group meets monthly at local restaurants for fun, food and fellowship. It is a great way to meet other Advent members in a casual environment. Guests are welcome.
The Annual Live Nativity
The Annual Live Nativity is held on the 1st Sunday in December from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We are known to have the oldest Live Nativity in Columbus. Members and friends are invited to come and experience the life of Mary and Joseph after the birth of Jesus. Live animals and a chance to participate in the Nativity scene are a highlight of many visitors. Refreshments and live music are performed inside the church. Everyone is welcome. Contact person is Matt Pittman.
These three groups meet once a month to eat, socialize and play cards. Three tables of four people play with rotating partners.
Group 1 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Friday all year long. Snacks are shared.
Group 2 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday (Not during summer). Meals are shared.
Group 3 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Monday of each month.
Contact person for Group 1 is Larry and Sandra Carpenter.
Contact person for Group 2 is Becky Beck.
Contact person for Group 3 is Christy Habermehl.
The Annual Blessing of the Animals
The Annual Blessing of the Animals is held on the 1st Sunday in October at 4:00 p.m. Animals of all types come together with their human companions for a special blessing by the Pastor. In the past, we have had everything from snakes and rabbits to the common dogs and cats. We request a donation of animal food to be donated to different agencies. Everyone is welcome.
Contact person is Jennifer Parker.
Do you like to play bridge but hate it when people get upset with a bad bid? This is the group for you. We are a FRIENDLY bridge group which meets on Monday afternoons at 1:30 in the church Narthex. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to long time player. There is always fun and fellowship and of course – grace and forgiveness. This is contract bridge at its best!! Contact person is George Zaebst.
First Sunday Fellowship
Advent offers coffee and conversation between services on a weekly basis but the First Sunday of every month is special -- lots of goodies. Advent’s Parish Life Team supplies the donuts but individual congregational members also often offer home baked specialties as well.