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Advent has a variety of activities and ministry opportunities and we invite you to check out what is coming up next. Feel free to call and find out more about involvement and inviting others to be involved,

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Cordova Prayer List | 4-14-19


  • DNow Weekend
  • Confirmation Class of 2019

Prayers for Our Church:

  • Spring programs and studies
  • EPC Presbytery Meeting hosted at Advent in May

Prayers for Members and Friends:

  • Family and friends of David James on the death of his father
  • Bobby Bartlett, Patricia Prather’s father
  • Brenda Funk
  • Carolyn Randall
  • Marilyn McKenzie
  • Mary Watkins
  • Family and friends of Larry Teroy on his death
  • Mary Nicklas, friend of the Riffe’s
  • Diane Evans
  • Elsie McLemore
  • Jennifer Hanks
  • Lynne Lichtermann
  • Bitsy Siano
  • Polly Schrimper
  • Sheryl Silva, Don Frease’s sister
  • Jim and Becca Brake
  • Jeanne Carnes, Patty Tidwell’s sister
  • Bob Stewart
  • Bob Mink, friend of the Phelps family
  • Sandi Shettles
  • Sandra Hurley, Gloria Thomas’s sister
  • Betty Scott
  • Prince McLemore
  • Casey Hoeft, friend of Leslie McKinney
  • Mali Nunley


Arlington Announcements & Prayer List | 3-31-19

Advent Arlington Prayer List Church

  • Family of Nathan Gray
  • Praise: Our 10th Anniversary!
  • Andrea Sireci’s mother

Missions and Missionaries

  • Richard Uher, Honduras
  • Sean and Angie, Southeast Asia
  • David and Lisa, Central Asia
  • Aspen Grove Church Planting Network
  • Shepherd’s Haven
  • Soup Kitchen and Clothes Closet, First Presbyterian Church of Memphis
  • Food Closet and Benevolences

Advent Arlington Staff

  • Dr. Don Kerns, Pastor
  • Donna Wolfanger, Preschool Director
  • Randy White, Community Engagement
  • James Weir, Youth Director
  • Dana and Kelly Blevins, Worship Directors
  • Jennifer White, Financials
  • Our Preschool Teachers
  • Lyle Conley and Custodial Staff

Site Leadeship Team

  • Kent Miller, Elder
  • Chris Normand, Elder
  • Becky Bunker, Elder
  • Tommy Brannon, Trustee
  • Nancy Myers, Trustee
  • Adam Sireci
  • Aurora Wright

Advent Arlington Church Calendar

Need Prayer?
Persons are available to pray with and for you. Ask for one of our Stephen Ministers: Becky Bunker, Larry Myers, and Duane Gardner, or Pastor Don.
Mon., April 1st  James Weir Book Release
Our very own Youth Director, James Weir, has written a novella which is being released this day. Undaunted Warrior is a work of Christian fiction about spiritual warfare and seeing yourself as God sees you. It is available on and will soon be available in a number of local bookstores.
Mon., April 1st  NA Group Meeting
7:00 pm
We host an NA recovery group. They meet weekly in our Fellowship Hall. NA is open to people recovering from all types of addictions: drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, etc.
Wed., April 3rd  Mom’s Bible Study
9:15 am
Open to all mothers. Contact: Amy Kerns ( Childcare is provided.
Wed., April 3rd  Ignite Youth
6:00-7:30 pm
Ignite is a weekly youth group gathering. Prepare for God to ignite your faith. They meet in the Fellowship Hall every Wednesday. Join them for food, music, prayer, and discussion about following Jesus. Invite a friend. Contact: James Weir (
Sun., April 7th   Groups for All Ages
9:15 am
We have four age-differentiated classes which meet in the Christian Education Building on Sunday mornings. We have the Route 66 adult class, Ignite for students in grades 7-12, ACTS Jr. for the 4th-6th graders, and an early elementary class. We also always have a nursery available for toddlers and infants. All groups are open to guests and newcomers. Come join us!
Thurs., Apr. 18th  Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm
This time of worship is to reflect upon the Last Supper. His sacrifice will be commemorated with Holy Communion.
Fri., Apr. 19th   Easter Egg Hunt
6:00 pm
Somebunny is having an Easter Egg Hunt! Come on out and learn the story of Jesus while hunting through thousands of eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there along with face painting and games. We will be serving pizza, salad, and lots of desserts for dinner. God loves HIS peeps!
Sun., Apr. 21st Easter Worship
10:30 am
Advent Arlington celebrates the resurrection of our Lord. Invite others to join us on this wonderful day.
Sun., Apr. 28th  ACTS
11:45 am   
ACTS is for students in 7th-12th grades. They eat lunch together then go out to serve others or just to do something fun together. This month they are going to Shelby Farms. Contact James Weir (901-486-6440) to learn more.
Sun., Apr. 28th  ACTS Jr.
11:45 am
ACTS Jr. is for students in 4th-6th grades and their families. They will go out to lunch then perform a service project or go out for a fun activity for the afternoon. All are welcome!
Apr. 25th-28th   Men’s Great Banquet Weekend
You are invited to a wonderful, spiritual weekend called The Great Banquet. Join men from churches across the Midsouth to grow deeper in discipleship and experience the depths of God’s grace. Contact Wade Bunker or Dana Blevins to learn more.
May 2nd-5th   Women’s Great Banquet Weekend
Women are invited to a wonderful, spiritual weekend called The Great Banquet. Join women from churches across the Midsouth to grow deeper in discipleship and experience the depths of God’s grace. Contact Kelly Blevins to learn more.


Newsletter | April 2019

Download the NewsletterMarch 2019 Church Newsletter
No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn. Check out everything that is coming up this season including all of the Holy Week services and events.


Honduras Interest Meeting

Sunday, February 17th at 2:00pm
Share in the joy of connecting with our beloved friends in Honduras this July
This is a meeting for anyone who wants information about our mission trip to Honduras July 19th-26th. Meet in the Library.
Contact Greg Chewning ( for more information


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