Jan 13, 2019
Squad at Worship
Series: Squad
Colossians 3:15-17
The Christian community gathers together to worship. Worship services give us a chance to return praises back to God, to be inspired in our faith, and to draw others into the life of the church.
If you're in town on Sunday, try to be at worship. A regular practice of praise helps to keep one's life devoted to God and aware of our opportunity as Christians.
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  • Jan 13, 2019Squad at Worship
    Jan 13, 2019
    Squad at Worship
    Series: Squad
    Colossians 3:15-17
    The Christian community gathers together to worship. Worship services give us a chance to return praises back to God, to be inspired in our faith, and to draw others into the life of the church.
    If you're in town on Sunday, try to be at worship. A regular practice of praise helps to keep one's life devoted to God and aware of our opportunity as Christians.
  • Jan 6, 2019Squad – In the Faith
    Jan 6, 2019
    Squad – In the Faith
    Series: Squad
    2 Corinthians 13:5
     
    A key word that we’ll focus on for 2019 at Advent is Connection. The local church is a collection of Christians, on mission together. Within a church, there are different sizes of communities that serve different purposes. Our goal is to steer people into three different communities: a worship community, a learning community, and a practicing community.
     
    Although we enter into Christianity by God’s invitation and call, we are also encouraged to examine our faith. We start out 2019 with a chance to do some personal examination.
     
    Are we genuine in our Christian practice today?
  • Dec 24, 2018Opening the Green Box
    Dec 24, 2018
    Opening the Green Box
    At Christmas, may we realize that we have buried our own potential into our own green boxes.
    May we believe that the world is not rigged against us, but for us.
    For unto us a Child is given and a Son is born.
    May we have the faith to see it.
  • Dec 24, 2018Enjoying Christmas Gatherings…From Scratch
    Dec 24, 2018
    Enjoying Christmas Gatherings…From Scratch
    Matthew 2:1-12
     
    The first Christmas drew an interesting guest list. Jesus promised that his sacrifice would draw all sorts of people to himself. Our orientation to Christianity should open us up to all people instead of closing us off to a certain, like-minded few.
  • Dec 20, 2018Theology Thursday | Incarnation
    Dec 20, 2018
    Theology Thursday | Incarnation
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a truth that we hold to in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we’re talking with Greg Chewning about the incarnation of Christ.
  • Dec 16, 2018Giving Gifts from Scratch
    Dec 16, 2018
    Giving Gifts from Scratch
    Matthew 2:1-12
    Gift giving has changed from buying things to "Giving things that truly have great meaning and show great love for the individual." - Cara David
    The Magi gave a gift because they saw who Jesus was. May our gift giving result in our loved ones "being seen" No matter what is given, may it create sacred moments of friendship and love.
  • Dec 12, 2018Who Are You Wednesday | Linda Aycock
    Dec 12, 2018
    Who Are You Wednesday | Linda Aycock
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week’s guest is our Cordova Preschool and PDO Director, Linda Aycock.
  • Dec 9, 2018Singing Christmas Songs…From Scratch
    Dec 9, 2018
    Singing Christmas Songs…From Scratch
    Luke 1:46-56; 1:67-80
     
    Christmas' gift brings joy; we respond with singing faithful songs filled with hope and love.
  • Dec 4, 2018Testimony Tuesday | Sydney Grayson
    Dec 4, 2018
    Testimony Tuesday | Sydney Grayson
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we’re talking with Sydney Grayson.
  • Dec 2, 2018Being Christmas People…From Scratch
    Dec 2, 2018
    Being Christmas People…From Scratch
    Ezra 3:10-13
     
    The new temple brought an array of responses: crying (it didn't resemble the past) and cheers (it was a sign of potential for the future). Advent is at a similar crossroads. Advent celebrates a birthday by honoring the past without being held captive by nostalgia, we have a chance to imagine a bright future.
     
    Jesus' first appearing brought great hope and profound upheaval. A community shaped by Christmas brings both peace and disruption.