Opening Our Doors

Last week, I let you know we were working on our plan to re-open the church. This plan is consistent with protocols established by our mayor and governor, as well as what makes the most sense for our church and the protection of our congregation. I am happy to inform you that Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Session approved this plan. This plan identifies June 14, 2020 as our first Sunday to regather for in-person worship on campus. Please understand that things will look and feel different. Our staff team is continuing to work hard to ensure that when we come back together for worship on campus, everything is in place for you, your family, and the guests you invite to have a safe, positive, and worshipful experience.
At Advent, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to be the church, while honoring our government and ensuring we provide a safe, clean environment for our congregation.
 
The following are restrictions, recommendations, and steps we have taken and are taking as a church, to prepare for your arrival and continued safety. We are making every effort to ensure we provide a clean and safe environment, where we are mindful of health needs and issues in preparation for a non-touch experience. 
 
Restrictions:
·        We will limit occupancy of worship services to maintain space for appropriate social distancing. To ensure adherence to these limits, we have reconfigured seating in the Sanctuary, Chapel and Lindsay Hall. These areas are only open to Sunday worship services. Lindsay Hall and the Chapel will have a live feed of the worship service from the Sanctuary. Ushers and greeters will assist congregants for seating to ensure your family is safe.
·        We have suspended all Sunday School classes until further notice.
·        Access to the second floor of the main building will be closed until further notice.
·        We have suspended all children’s worship, classes, and nursery until further notice.
·        We request that children sit with their families during worship services.
·        We have suspended all choir rehearsal and participation until further notice.
·        We have suspended all coffee and donut service until further notice.
·        We have suspended all facility use during the week until further notice.
·        The Christian Life Center (CLC) is closed until further notice.
·        If you are sick, do not feel well, or if you are symptomatic, have a fever, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have traveled internationally or to a domestic hot spot in the past two weeks, please stay at home.
 
 
Recommendations:
·        The most vulnerable population (65 years and older, people with disabilities, people with serious respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, people who are immunocompromised, and others) should consider staying home and watching our services live on Facebook or YouTube.
·        If you are normally a second service attender, please consider coming to the 9:00 am service. Due to occupancy restrictions, this will help accommodate seating restrictions in the Sanctuary and other areas. 
·        Wear a face mask to worship services.
·        Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds prior to coming to church, after leaving church, and after using the restroom.
·        Use hand sanitizer frequently.
·        Practice social distancing at all times.
·        Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
 
Steps we are taking:
·        We will continue to provide virtual services for those of you who feel safer at home.
·        We will complete a deep clean of the church prior to opening.
·        We will sanitize highly-touched surfaces after each service.
·        We will suspend production and distribution of bulletins.
·        We will post signs about not shaking hands, instead, doing non-contact greetings.
·        We will post signs about social distancing and other pertinent information you need to know.
·        We have installed touchless water faucets in all downstairs bathrooms.
·        Protocols for staff and volunteers include:
o  Require COVID-19 symptom and temperature check on all staff and volunteers.
o  Screen all staff and volunteers for COVID-19 symptoms before services with the following questions:
-Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
– Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
– Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
– Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
– Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
 We will direct any staff member or volunteer who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., answers yes to any of the screening questions or who is running a fever) to leave the campus.
·        We will provide hand sanitizer in multiple locations throughout the facility.
·        We will design and practice family worship that avoids touching or gathering until further notice.
·        We will provide containers to receive tithes and offerings at each entrance to the Sanctuary, Chapel and Lindsay Hall.
·        We ask that you use the north doors (direct doors to the Sanctuary will be open for entering) as designated entrances to maintain social distancing. All doors will be used as exits including the doors in the sanctuary. We will provide signage as well as have ushers and others directing you so it’s clear to everyone.
 
This is our initial plan for reopening. As we continue to move forward and things ease, we will phase in various aspects of the church. Please continue to watch your email and our social media for updates as we move forward. We are in unusual times right now, but our God is still the God of all, in all and through all. He is sovereign and still on the throne. Advent is still His church, and God is using these times to unify and mature us.
As we move through these unique times, I would ask that you continue to pray for our church and its leadership, our city, state, nation and world, as well as those that have been and are affected by the coronavirus. We are in this together! With God’s help and direction, we will get through this as stronger ambassadors for His kingdom’s sake. I love you all and look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In His Grip,
Alan
 

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Kids Sunday School | May 31st, 2020

Week 5 – May 31st, 2020

Bible Story:

Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)
 

Bible Story Focus:

The gift of Holy Spirit is for all of Jesus’ followers, including us.
 

Wonder Together:

How does it make you feel to know God is always with you through the Holy Spirit?

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Cordova Prayer List | 5/10/2020

Praises:        

  • For the safe arrival of Randy and Valerie Young’s grandson, Monroe Young
  • Jeni Barney, Dave Schieber’s niece
  • John Hercher’s brother-in-law, Jim Key

 

Prayers for Our Community, Nation and the World:

  • Those affected both physically and financially by Coronavirus
  • Wisdom for our President and other state/local leaders on when to relax restrictions
  • Essential workers on the front lines (listed by name in weekly email)
  • Comfort for all who have lost loved ones due to Coronavirus

 

Prayers for Our Church:

  • Pastor Search Committee –
  • God to grant us wisdom to choose the right person.
  • God to give him/her a love for Advent and the strength to leave his/her current location
  • Unity within our church family in 2020
  • Wisdom in planning for future ministries and missions at Advent

 

Prayers for Members and Friends:

  • Those who are unable to be with loved ones in facilities that are on lockdown due to virus
    • Those who are waiting for procedures and medical care during pandemic
      • Holly Hair
      • Richele Villamil
      • Patti Potter
      • Amy Barnes
      • Bob Barnes
      • Maryann Chandler
      • Carolyn Allen (sister of Debi Frease)
      • Kenny Louallen, Jane Blankinship’s son-in-law
      • Doug Wolfe (friend of Tracy James)
      • Jack Parry (father of Ryan Parry)
    • Those who are grieving:
      • Sandy Fort and family on the loss of her husband, Tommy
      • For the family & friends of Gene McCullar upon his death
      • Rick Pashby & family on the loss of his father, Charlie Pashby
      • The Honduras Mission Team since they cannot go this summer
      • High school and college graduates who cannot have graduation ceremonies
    • Those with health issues:
      • Jamison Miller, son of Kait and Taylor Miller
      • James Turner, Mary Burke’s father
      • Candace Mondie
      • Judy Peebles
      • Oliver Rudolph, son of Stephen & Anna
      • Jennifer Bates, sister of Judi McGuire
      • Greg Tuggle
      • Amber Stone’s boss, Norma Harmon
      • Anna McNeill’s pastor at Trezvant – Rev. Julie & Greg McKenna
      • Harry Jamerson’s sister, Betty McLaughlin
      • Carolyn Randall’s daughter, Casey Borchart
      • Linda Romero’s son, Erik Romero
      • Joy Karel’s brother & John Hercher’s friend, Benjamin Clement
      • Amy Barnes’ grandson, Jared Burns
      • Sharon Kelso’s brother, John Simpson
      • Saprina Bowman’s brother Brad, his wife Amber, and 2 year old Jayd
      • Nancy Chop
      • Wallis Dumas
      • Trip Malouf, friend of Leslie McKinney
      • Katie Badgett, cousin of Kevin Daniel
      • Jim Brake
      • Tom & Mali Nunley
      • Karen Silinsky
      • Irma Marks
      • Tip O’Connor, Pam O’Connor & those with disabilities
      • John Hercher’s cousin, Patricia Shollmier
      • John Hercher’s friend, Chuck Haslebacher
    • Other Concerns
      • Erika Dean
      • Jayne Jackson, sister of Amy Jackson
      • Nina & Bob Clark
    • Community Prayer Requests
      • Rob R
      • Sheri Sines

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Kids Sunday School | March 29th, 2020

Week 5 – March 29th, 2020

Bible Story:

Jesus Prays
 

Bible Story Focus:

When Jesus was scared, he prayed. We can follow Jesus’ example and pray about our concerns.
 

Wonder Together:

Who can you pray

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Kids Sunday School | March 22nd, 2020

Week 4 – March 22nd, 2020

Bible Story:

Jesus Breaks the Bread
 

Bible Story Focus:

When we take communion, we remember Jesus and this time he shared with his disciples.
 

Wonder Together:

When have you had a special meal with your friends?

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Kids Sunday School | March 15th, 2020

Week 3 – March 15th, 2020

Bible Story:

Jesus Washes Feet
 

Bible Story Focus:

Jesus washed the disciples’ feet to teach them, and us, the importance of serving one another.
 

Wonder Together:

How can you serve like Jesus?

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Kids Sunday School | March 8th, 2020

Week 2 – March 8th, 2020

Bible Story:

Mary Anoints Jesus
 

Bible Story Focus:

Mary shows honor to Jesus by doing something gentle, kind, and meaningful.
 

Wonder Together:

When have you done something special for someone?

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Kids Sunday School | March 1st, 2020

Week 1 – March 1st

Bible Story:

Jesus Teaches (Matthew 5:1-9)
 

Bible Story Focus:

The Beatitudes are well-known teachings of Jesus. “Beatitude”means blessing. They help us live in peace together.
 

Wonder Together:

How can you be a peacemaker?

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Advent Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2020

Download the PDF | CLICK HERE

Contact us at the Cordova Campus:

Phone: (901) 755-6290

1879 N Germantown Pkwy

Cordova, TN 38016

www.adventpres.com

Contact us at the Arlington Campus:

Phone: (901) 483-7295

6176 Chester Street

Arlington, TN 38002

www.adventarlington.com

Wow! It’s hard to believe but 2019 is history and 2020 is here! We have seen
God do many and mighty things as He continues to have His hand and favor
on Advent. As we move into the New Year our 2020 theme is unity. Jesus,
praying asked this of the Father:
20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me
through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me,
and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that
you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to
them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in
me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that
you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.   John 17
Unity is the prayer Jesus prayed, empowering us to be the conduit to the
Father for those who need to believe and experience God’s love. Join with us,
as we in unity, endeavor to move God’s Kingdom forward.
INFORMATION:
Our sermon series for January, is entitled “RESOLVE; 2020 Vision.” We are
going to take a unique and in-depth look at what it means to RESOLVE to be
who God has called us to be individually, as a family, in our community and
as a church. We will explore together, through God’s Word, how God is
leading us in 2020 and beyond.
In February our Sermon series, “GOD IS.” will focus on the attributes of God,
His faithfulness and His consistency. This will be a great time of exploring the
character of God and how He relates to each of us. This will be a “can’t miss”
series.
-Alan
 

Advent’s Mission:

 

As disciples, to cause God great joy by  sharing His love with others as we have experienced it in

Jesus Christ.
 

Alan Bugg

Executive Director
 

Rev. Dr. Don Kerns

Campus Pastor, Arlington
 

Rev. Greg Aydt

Assistant Pastor

Are you new?

Welcome to Advent. We’re glad to have you here with us! Whether you’ve been to Advent many times or have never been to church before, you can anticipate an encouraging and enlightening experience. We’d like to get to know you and help you connect to the Advent family. On Sunday morning, come to the welcome center to receive a welcome gift. If you’d like to talk to someone directly, contact Leslie McKinney.

lmckinney@adventpres.com

What about my children?

We believe they are the church right now! So we place an emphasis on ministry for and by children and teenagers by having them gather to connect with each other and Christ. We have plenty of fun and vetted, trusted, and enthusiastic staff and volunteers in various settings. Children and teenagers get together in authentic community to discuss real truths, to change their lives and the world bit by bit. You can find out more about Advent Children’s Ministry by contacting Kimberly Munafo and Advent’s Youth Ministry by contacting Greg Aydt.

kmunafo@adventpres.com   |    gaydt@adventpres.com

UPCOMING FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE DATES:

 
  • January 3, 2020
  • February 7, 2020
  • March 6, 2020
 
Find out more and register online at:
adventpres.com/FNL/
Childcare @ 9 am
(Birth– Kindergarten)
 
Sunday School @ 10 am
(PreK-3 – 5th Grade)
 
Children’s Worship @ 11
(PreK-3-3rd grade following the children’s blessing)
 

During the 1st Sunday of the month, we experience family worship where children take an active role in the service, through ushering, greeting, offering, and playing sermon BINGO.

Childcare is offered in the nursery for children birth thru PreK during these family worship opportunities.

A movement of students in 6th-12th grade

 
Connect Groups / Sundays at 10 am
Teaching, discussion, and prayer
Huddle / Sundays from 5-7 pm
 
Live music, fun, exciting games, FREE dinner, relevant teaching centered on the Gospel in a welcoming environment! Come early or stay late for open gym time. Meets during the school year.
 
 
Important Dates
Jan. 5 – The Great Advisor Hunt of 2020
4:30-7pm
Jan. 5 – Honduras Mission Trip Deadline
Jan. 8 – Confirmation Begins
Jan. 18, 19, 20 – Awakening
Mar. 27-29 – Disciple Now
6th-12th grades, $50
Sign up online at adventpres.com/epic/
Don’t miss the EPIC fun we will have this winter!
Starts January 15!
Parents Day Out & Preschool
OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, Jan. 28th 5:30-7pm
Call for more info. 901-755-5637

Our welcome team includes ushers, greeters, welcome desk volunteers, and the courtesy team. Interested in joining this team? Contact Leslie McKinney.                     lmckinney@adventpres.com

Mexico Water Mission Trip
Mar. 24-31

Interested in more info?

Contact Gary Pennel
gpennel@adventpres.com

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sundays at 10 am
 
 
Bible Discovery
55-95 y/o, lecture, discussion
 
Barnabas
lecture format
 
Christianity 201
video, lecture & discussion
 
Faith Weavers
45+ lecture, video & discussion
 
Strands of Faith
30s & 40s, singles & couples
discussion format
 
Foundations (Meets at 9am)
open to all, lecture & discussion
 
Men’s Class
men of all ages, discussion
 
Women of Worship
women of all ages, discussion
 
Higher Grounds
20’s and 30 somethings,
connection and discussion
 

GROUPS AND CIRCLES

 
Ironman Groups
Men’s spiritual formation.
Mondays
Club Windward, 6:30 pm
Youth Room, 6:30 pm
 
Wednesdays
Library, 6:00 am
Room 206, 7:00 pm
 
Thursdays
Library, 6:30 pm
 
Circles
Larger monthly gatherings
 
Gold Circle
Cordova area
2nd Sunday of the month, 6:30 pm
 
Dorcas Circle
Ladies study in the library
(does not meet in summer)
1st Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am
 
Better Together Circle
Cordova area
3rd Sunday of the month, 6:00 pm
 
Aqua Circle
Arlington/Cordova areas
2nd Sunday of the month, 5:30–8 pm
 
Circle of Many blessings (COMB)
Cordova area
2nd Sunday of the month, 5:30 pm
 
Circle at the Lake
Lakeland/Arlington area
2nd Sunday of the month, 6 pm
 
Dogwood Circle
Germantown/Collierville area
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm
 

Small Groups & Bible Studies

Bible study and spiritual formation
 
Adventurers Meeting & Lunch
Grand adults time to connect
Lindsay Hall
2nd Thursday of the month, 10 am
 
Doorkeepers Reunion
Men’s Bible study
Library
Saturdays, 8:45am
 
Pebbles and Boulders
Women’s weekly Bible study
Rm 203 (does not meet in summer)
Mondays, 9:45–11:00am
 
Advent’s Book Club
Library
3rd Thursday of the month, 10 am
 
re|engage
Marriage enrichment small group
Library (does not meet in summer)
Wednesdays, 5:45-7 pm
 
The Parables
Bible study for all
Fireside Room
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
 
The Middle
Young couples
Rm 205
Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30 pm
 
Women’s Bible Study
Women of all ages
Library, Wednesday, 9:30 am
Room 203, Wednesday, 5:45 pm
 
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Meets Fridays at 6:45 am
 
Advent’s Book Club
3rd Thursday of every month
at 10 am
 
Moms Book Club
Moms of newborns to college students
Sundays 5:00-7:00 pm
Next session-Lent 2020
Garden Club
Sign up at the welcome desk
See Kimberly Munafo
 
Senior Adventurers
2nd Thursday, Lunch & Program
4th Thursday, Day Trip

SUNDAY MORNING MINISTRY

 
 
Audio/Visual Team
Running slides, video, camera and sound are a vital part of Sunday morning.
 
Children/Nursery Volunteers
Our team of volunteers is looking to grow. Come be a part of the team.
 
Choir and Praise Team
Have a gift for music? We’re always looking to add to our team.
 
Courtesy Team
Be part of the team that helps people in the parking lot, answers front desk questions and helps others navigate the building.
 
Greeters
Be a friendly, welcoming face and offer assistance to guests and
members on Sunday morning.
 
Ushers
Hand out bulletins and take up offering, while smiling, hugging and loving on people.
 
Welcome Desk
Be a friendly face at the Welcome Desk!
 

BEYOND SUNDAY

Adopt a College Student
Adopt a college student so you can be a blessing and send them encouragement through the school year.
 
Care Team
Volunteers who reach out to individuals on weekly prayer list. They pray for each person individually and coordinate any further sharing of care needs as appropriate.
 
Hospital Visitation Team
Volunteers who visit members in the hospital. They update Church office and Care Team for coordination of any other care needs as appropriate.
 
Stephen Ministry
Trained individuals who volunteer to “walk along beside you” during
a life-changing event or time of
crisis. All information is confidential.
 

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

 
David and Lisa
East Asia
Evangelism and Discipleship
Nick and Amanda
Middle East
Church Planting and Education
Shawn and Lisa Stewart
United States and Abroad
EPC Mission Recruiter
Advent in Honduras
Advent teams partner in Honduras ministry

LOCAL MISSIONS

 
Advent Food Pantry
Pantry items donated, organized & distributed to those in need.
 
Burrito Ministry
Serving burritos to homeless in downtown area.
 
Career Transition
Providing free professional counsel and connections for the
unemployed.

 

 

 

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Serving and supporting local high school athletes.
 
First Presbyterian Church
Assist with meals, birth certificate documentation, and new clothes for the homeless. (downtown)
 
One by One
Sharing the love of Jesus by mentoring young, single mothers.
 
Riverwood Elementary School
Support students, teachers, and administration in their pursuit of high educational standards.
 
Shepherd’s Haven
Assist adults with developmental disabilities who live in Christian community.
Youth Leadership Memphis
Helping at-risk youth through teaching, mentoring, and economic development.
 
Jon Shober Scholarship
Assisting students of Advent with college expenses.
 

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Advent Newsletter | Dec 2019

Download the PDF | CLICK HERE

Contact us at the Cordova Campus:

Phone: (901) 755-6290

1879 N Germantown Pkwy

Cordova, TN 38016

www.adventpres.com

Contact us at the Arlington Campus:

Phone: (901) 483-7295

6176 Chester Street

Arlington, TN 38002

www.adventarlington.com

Old Things, New Again
 
My son Ezra played his first season of hockey this Fall and had a great time. I
grew up playing hockey so it was fun to watch Ezra gain enthusiasm for
something that I’ve enjoyed for over half of my life. Perhaps the neatest thing
was being able to enjoy the game in a new way. Not as a participant, or even as a
fan of the game, but as a dad and supporter of a new, young player.
I think that we have the same opportunity every December during the Christmas
season. We sing a lot of the same songs. Attend the same types of parties: work,
church, family, and friends. We hang the same Christmas lights and decorate
Christmas trees with the same ornaments. Ginger’s family even has the same
food for Christmas morning.
 
For whatever reason, though, we repeat the same things with a new and different
energy each Christmas. Events don’t seem to be rote repetitions of the previous
year. We’ve all changed a bit from Christmas to Christmas and so each year
seems so new. That’s what so powerful about this Christmas story. The New
Testament only has a bit of information about the arrival of Jesus. Some New
Testament authors add a bit more information about what Jesus’ arrival means
for us and for the whole world. Even though there is not a volume of information
about this world-changing events, there is an incredible depth to them for
forming the worshipping community year after year.
 
So let’s not be surprised if we are overwhelmed at some moment by a familiar
story or the predictable words of a well-known song. Let’s be ready to learn
something new about the life of Joseph or the significance of the Magi visit from
the East. The first Christmas was full of startling surprises. Let’s do our best to be
open to new ones this Christmas season.
 
Cheers- JOE
 

Advent’s Mission:

 

As disciples, to cause God great joy by  sharing His love with others as we have experienced it in

Jesus Christ.
 

Rev. Dr. Joe Skillen

Senior Pastor

 

Rev. Dr. Don Kerns

Campus Pastor, Arlington

 

Rev. Greg Aydt

Assistant Pastor

 

*Remember… December 22 and 29*

Sunday School at 9:30, One Worship Service at 10:30

 

As we close out the year and look to 2020, we recall  the words from 1 Peter 4:10,   

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”

What are your gifts?
Are you ready to use those gifts to serve?
 
Robin would love to help you find the right place for you to plug in & serve at Advent!
 

rballou@adventpres.com

Are you new?

Welcome to Advent. We’re glad to have you here with us! Whether you’ve been to Advent many times or have never been to church before, you can anticipate an encouraging and enlightening experience. We’d like to get to know you and help you connect to the Advent family. On Sunday morning, come to the welcome center to receive a welcome gift. If you’d like to talk to someone directly, contact Leslie McKinney.

lmckinney@adventpres.com

What about my children?

We believe they are the church right now! So we place an emphasis on ministry for and by children and teenagers by having them gather to connect with each other and Christ. We have plenty of fun and vetted, trusted, and enthusiastic staff and volunteers in various settings. Children and teenagers get together in authentic community to discuss real truths, to change their lives and the world bit by bit. You can find out more about Advent Children’s Ministry by contacting Kimberly Munafo and Advent’s Youth Ministry by contacting Greg Aydt.

kmunafo@adventpres.com   |    gaydt@adventpres.com

UPCOMING DATES:
  • December 6, 2019
  • January 3, 2020
  • February 7, 2020

 

Find out more and register online at: adventpres.com/FNL/

Childcare @ 9 am                                                                    (Birth– Kindergarten)

Sunday School @ 10 am                                                        (PreK-3 – 5th Grade)

Children’s Worship @ 11                                                   (PreK-3-3rd grade following the children’s blessing)

During the 1st Sunday of the month, we experience family worship where children take an active role in the service, through ushering, greeting, offering, and playing sermon BINGO.

Childcare is offered in the nursery for children birth thru PreK during these family worship opportunities.

A movement of students in 6th-12th grade

 
Connect Groups / Sundays at 10 am
Teaching, discussion, and prayer
 
Huddle / Sundays from 5-7 pm
Live music, fun, exciting games, FREE dinner, relevant teaching centered on the Gospel in a welcoming environment! Come early or stay late for open gym time. Meets during the school year.
 
 

Important Dates

Dec. 8  –  Christmas Dinner
Jan. 5  –  Honduras Deadline
Jan. 8  –  Confirmation Begins
Jan. 18, 19, 20  –  Awakening

 

Sign up online at adventpres.com/epic/
 
Don’t miss the EPIC fun we will have this winter!
 
Starts January 15!

 

December 22 and 29

Sunday School 9:30am

One Worship Service 10:30am
 

Saturday, December 14th 10 am-12 pm
 
Travel through Bethlehem to hear the Christmas story, play games, make crafts, eat snacks, sing karaoke, and so much more! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, too! It’s All Free!
 
Sunday, December 22nd
 
10:30 in the morning
 
Join us for a joyful celebration of the birth of Christ as we worship through song
 

 

Let’s gather in Lindsay Hall to honor the Skillen family!

Mexico Water Mission Trip

 
Mar. 24-31
 
Interested in more info?
 
Contact Gary Pennel
gpennel@adventpres.com
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sundays at 10 am
Bible Discovery
55-95 y/o, lecture, discussion
 
Barnabas
lecture format
 
Christianity 201
video, lecture & discussion
 
Faith Weavers
45+ lecture, video & discussion
 
Strands of Faith
30s & 40s, singles & couples
discussion format
 
Foundations
(Meets at 9am)
open to all, lecture & discussion

 

 

 

Men’s Class
men of all ages, discussion

 
Women of Worship
women of all ages, discussion
 
Higher Grounds
20’s and 30 somethings,
connection and discussion
 
 
GROUPS AND CIRCLES
 
Ironman Groups
Men’s spiritual formation.
Mondays
Club Windward, 6:30 pm
Youth Room, 6:30 pm
Wednesdays
Library, 6:00 am
Room 206, 7:00 pm
Thursdays
Library, 6:30 pm
 
Circles
Larger monthly gatherings
 
Gold Circle
Cordova area
2nd Sunday of the month, 6:30 pm
 
Dorcas Circle
Ladies study in the library
(does not meet in summer)
1st Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am
 
Better Together Circle
Cordova area
3rd Sunday of the month, 6:00 pm
 
Aqua Circle
Arlington/Cordova areas
2nd Sunday of the month, 5:30–8 pm
 
Circle of Many blessings (COMB)
Cordova area
2nd Sunday of the month, 5:30 pm
 
Circle at the Lake
Lakeland/Arlington area
2nd Sunday of the month, 6 pm
 
Dogwood Circle
Germantown/Collierville area
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm
Small Groups & Bible Studies
Bible study and spiritual formation
Adventurers Meeting & Lunch
Grand adults time to connect
Lindsay Hall
2nd Thursday of the month, 10 am
 
Doorkeepers Reunion
Men’s Bible study
Library
Saturdays, 8:45am
 
Pebbles and Boulders
Women’s weekly Bible study
Library (does not meet in summer)
Mondays, 9:45–11:00am
 
Advent’s Book Club
Library
3rd Thursday of the month, 10 am
 
re|engage
Marriage enrichment small group
Library (does not meet in summer)
Wednesdays, 5:45-7 pm
 
The Parables
Bible study for all
Fireside Room
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
 
The Middle
Young couples
Rm 205
Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30 pm
 
Women’s Bible Study
Women of all ages
Library, Wednesday, 9:30 am
Room 203, Wednesday, 5:45 pm
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Meets Fridays at 6:45 am
 
Advent’s Book Club
3rd Thursday of every month 
at 10 am / June 20
Moms Book Club
Moms of newborns to college students
Sundays 5:00-7:00 pm
Next session-Lent 2020

 

 

Garden Club
Sign up at the welcome desk
See Kimberly Munafo

Senior Adventurers
2nd Thursday, Lunch & Program
4th Thursday, Day Trip
LOCAL MISSIONS
 
Advent Food Pantry
Pantry items donated, organized & distributed to those in need.
 
Burrito Ministry
Serving burritos to homeless in downtown area.
 
Career Transition
Providing free professional counsel and connections for the
unemployed.
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Serving and supporting local high school athletes.
 
First Presbyterian Church
Assist with meals, birth certificate documentation, and new clothes for the homeless. (downtown)
 
One by One
Sharing the love of Jesus by mentoring young, single mothers.
 
Riverwood Elementary School
Support students, teachers, and administration in their pursuit of high educational standards.
 
Shepherd’s Haven
Assist adults with developmental disabilities who live in Christian community.
 
Youth Leadership Memphis
Helping at-risk youth through teaching, mentoring, and economic development.
 
Jon Shober Scholarship
Assisting students of Advent with college expenses.
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
 
David and Lisa
East Asia
Evangelism and Discipleship
 
Nick and Amanda
Middle East
Church Planting and Education
 
Shawn and Lisa Stewart
United States and Abroad
EPC Mission Recruiter
 
Advent in Honduras
Advent teams partner in Honduras ministry
SUNDAY MORNING MINISTRY
 
Audio/Visual Team
Running slides, video, camera and sound are a vital part of Sunday morning.
 
Children/Nursery Volunteers
Our team of volunteers is looking to grow. Come be a part of the team.
 
Choir and Praise Team
Have a gift for music? We’re always looking to add to our team.
 
Courtesy Team
Be part of the team that helps people in the parking lot, answers front desk questions and helps others navigate the building.
 
Greeters
Be a friendly, welcoming face and offer assistance to guests and
members on Sunday morning.
 
Ushers
Hand out bulletins and take up offering, while smiling, hugging and loving on people.
 
Welcome Desk
Be a friendly face at the Welcome Desk!
 
BEYOND SUNDAY

Adopt a College Student
Adopt a college student so you can be a blessing and send them encouragement through the school year.
 
Care Team
Volunteers who reach out to individuals on weekly prayer list. They pray for each person individually and coordinate any further sharing of care needs as appropriate.
 
Hospital Visitation Team
Volunteers who visit members in the hospital. They update Church office and Care Team for coordination of any other care needs as appropriate.
 
Stephen Ministry
Trained individuals who volunteer to “walk along beside you” during
a life-changing event or time of
crisis. All information is confidential.

*Remember… December 22 and 29*

Sunday School at 9:30, One Worship Service at 10:30

 


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