Getting to write this “Checking In” article at Thanksgiving feels like winning the lottery! We all have so much to be thankful for. Advent’s facilities are beautiful and conducive to worship and fellowship. Our clergy are caring and inspirational. Our Vestry is skilled and dedicated. Our staff and volunteers are helpful and friendly.

You may not feel directly responsible for these blessings, but none of this is possible without the free will offering of your time, talents and/or treasure. YOU matter! So I am mostly thankful for each of YOU and our entire church family. Thank YOU for being present at this time in this congregation. Thank YOU for financially supporting our church community.

This is also the time of year to reflect on 2018 and plan for 2019. Your pledge contributions have allowed us to fully fund our programs this year. We have consolidated parish operations in the Church building, allowing future rent from the PCOC to be put toward capital maintenance projects. If you know of anyone seeking to rent a house, please have them contact Collis Townsend.

Thank YOU for your prayerful consideration of your pledge for 2019. If you have not yet made your pledge for next year, please do so right away to assist final approval of our 2019 budget. Remember that your pledge can be changed at any time. Thank YOU for your continued support!