Partnerships in Mission (Formerly Outreach

Partnerships in Mission is Advent’s way to reach out to the community locally and beyond to support worthy causes that make a difference to those who have less than we may have. Support can be monetary or through volunteer activities that make the world a better place.

Our congregation provides support to many organizations locally and beyond. I won’t list all the work we support. You can read about this on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. I will however list a few projects recently approved by the committee:

1. Heart of Hope - The Caralynn Titter Foundation - The foundation supports families of children receiving transplants at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington.

2. Project Warm - Provides winter coats to needy children.

3. Kennett Area Community Services - Summer snack program for children attending summer school or the extended school year program in the Kennett School District.

4. Compass Rose Society - A worldwide project to assist with needs in developing nations.

Future projects may include committing Advent to participate in the “Orphan Grain Train”. The Orphan Grain Train is a project based in Jennersville to repackage bulk food items to serve those in need. The need may be due to a natural disaster such as flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes etc. This would be a big volunteer undertaking for Advent. Information on the Grain Train can be found on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

Are you interested in helping the PIM Committee identify and support worthy causes in the community? Please come to a meeting to see what it is all about. The Committee meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the St. Jude room. No experience necessary. Just show up and join in this very important mission.

George James