Aug
19
11:15 AM11:15

New Confirmation Class Information Session

Confirmation is an important sacrament in the Episcopal Church where young adults take responsibility for the faith commitments made at their baptisms. This fall we are opening up a new confirmation class for all rising seventh and eighth graders.

There will be an information session for parents and you who are signed up or interested after the 10:15 service on August 19. 
Please contact Reverend Gred at revgregwilson@gmail.com to RSVP

Thank you!

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Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Family Bowling Event - for Families with Younger Children

We invite all Families with younger children- ages 5th grade and younger- to join use in a bowling event!

We will meet at Timber Lanes on Baltimore Pike in Oxford. 
All members of the family are welcome! Let's all get together, have fun and fellowship together!

Please help us by signing up for this event on or before August 17, so we can  reserve enough lanes! Click on this sign up link: bowling event.
Thank you

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Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

Mushroom Festival Parking Fundraiser for Youth Group

September 8-9 is the Mushroom Fest in Kennett Square.  For the past several years our youth have raised money by selling parking slots at Advent.  We will be doing this again and need your help!  Funds from the parking go to offset the Good Neighbors Camp in the For this year's Good Neighbor's trip, participants only paid $75 when full tuition was $200.

 Please consider parking your car (if you drive to the festival) and pay the donation to help our Youth participate in this very worthy experience. 
We also welcome anyone who wishes to help with the parking. 
 

 

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Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

Mushroom Festival Parking

September 8-9 is the Mushroom Fest in Kennett Square.  For the past several years our youth have raised money by selling parking slots at Advent.  We will be doing this again and need your help!  Funds from the parking go to offset the Good Neighbors Camp in the For this year's Good Neighbor's trip, participants only paid $75 when full tuition was $200.

 Please consider parking your car (if you drive to the festival) and pay the donation to help our Youth participate in this very worthy experience. 
We also welcome anyone who wishes to help with the parking. 
 

 

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Handbell Workshop

There will be a handbell workshop conducted here at Advent in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. until noon. It will be the inaugural meeting of the Advent Handbell Choir, the newest offering of our celebrated music ministry. All would-be ringers (or those who are just plain curious) are encouraged and invited to attend! 

 

The chief workshop clinician will be Ron Bellamy. With almost 40 years of handbell experience, he has been a performer and clinician for Handbell Exploration and the Handbell Musicians Of America (formerly known as AGEHR, American Guild Of English Handbell Ringers). He has conducted numerous handbell festivals including those in Hudson Valley, PA and Hockessin, DE and was featured soloist for the HMA Area 2 Seminar in 0swego, NY. Ron is also a member of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble and currently directs handbell choirs in three churches in the Lancaster (Pa.) area. Assisting Ron will be his wife, Linda Lorgus who is currently the Music Director/Organist at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. She is registered with HMA as a handbell clinician with experience teaching beginning to advanced ringers and is a member of both Bell Amis and the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble. Linda also serves as accompanist for the Brandywine Valley Chorale. 

 

So that we can provide the best possible training experience, please contact the church office to let us know if you plan to attend. All are welcome. This seminar is certain to be awesome! 

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Sep
16
10:15 AM10:15

Welcome Back Picnic

You are all invited to our Annual Welcome Back Picnic

We will:

Start it all off with the return of our wonderful choir at the  10:15 AM Service
Provide the hot dogs, burgers, and drinks
Ask for donations of salads, sides, and desserts
Have lots of fun connecting and catching up
Enjoy meeting new Parishioners and seeing familiar faces

And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
— 1 Samuel 25:6

 

 

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Salt Shaker Dinner

A Salt Shaker dinner is a communal dinner. The goal for the Salt Shaker Dinners is to meet new people and strengthen our fellowship. These informal dinners take place at the volunteer hosts’ houses.

Host: Guests will be randomly assigned to you. As host, you will provide the main dish.

Guest: The goal is for you attend Salt Shaker dinners with different families. You bring drinks,  side dishes, or dessert. If for some reason you cannot attend the dinner, just let the host know.

Please contact our Church Office at 610 444 4624 to sign up or look out for our sign ups during services on Sunday!

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Salt Shaker Dinner

A Salt Shaker dinner is a communal dinner. The goal for the Salt Shaker Dinners is to meet new people and strengthen our fellowship. These informal dinners take place at the volunteer hosts’ houses.

Host: Guests will be randomly assigned to you. As host, you will provide the main dish.

Guest: The goal is for you attend Salt Shaker dinners with different families. You bring drinks,  side dishes, or dessert. If for some reason you cannot attend the dinner, just let the host know.

Please contact our Church Office at 610 444 4624 to sign up or look out for our sign ups during services on Sunday!

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Oct
25
12:00 PM12:00

Rummage Sale Drop Off

While you are packing away your summer items and unpacking your fall and winter items, look through them and see if you have any fall or winter items you no longer need and would like to donate. We are accepting fall and winter items that are gently used. 

We will be accepting:
-  toys
-  household items
-  clothing
- furniture

There will be a Christmas room (ornaments, wreaths, Christmas trees & decorations) along with our book room.

 Due to health regulations, we cannot accept any pharmaceuticals or cosmetics even if they are factory sealed.

Drop off dates and times are: Thursday, 10/25, from noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, 10/26, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

We need volunteers to make the Rummage Sale a success. Please consider signing -up on the sheet in the foyer or Fellowship Hall (which will be posted on Sunday, 9/2) to help set up, help the day of the sale and cleaning up.

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Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

Rummage Sale Drop Off

While you are packing away your summer items and unpacking your fall and winter items, look through them and see if you have any fall or winter items you no longer need and would like to donate. We are accepting fall and winter items that are gently used. 

We will be accepting:
-  toys
-  household items
-  clothing
- furniture

There will be a Christmas room (ornaments, wreaths, Christmas trees & decorations) along with our book room.

 Due to health regulations, we cannot accept any pharmaceuticals or cosmetics even if they are factory sealed.

Drop off dates and times are: Thursday, 10/25, from noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, 10/26, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

We need volunteers to make the Rummage Sale a success. Please consider signing -up on the sheet in the foyer or Fellowship Hall (which will be posted on Sunday, 9/2) to help set up, help the day of the sale and cleaning up.

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Oct
27
7:00 AM07:00

Rummage Sale

While you are packing away your summer items and unpacking your fall and winter items, look through them and see if you have any fall or winter items you no longer need and would like to donate. We are accepting fall and winter items that are gently used. 

We will be accepting:
-  toys
-  household items
-  clothing
- furniture

There will be a Christmas room (ornaments, wreaths, Christmas trees & decorations) along with our book room.

 Due to health regulations, we cannot accept any pharmaceuticals or cosmetics even if they are factory sealed.

Drop off dates and times are: Thursday, 10/25, from noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, 10/26, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

We need volunteers to make the Rummage Sale a success. Please consider signing -up on the sheet in the foyer or Fellowship Hall (which will be posted on Sunday, 9/2) to help set up, help the day of the sale and cleaning up.

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

5th Annual Artisan Fair- Evening for Adults

Advent members and their guests are invited to shop  for one-of-a-kind creations. Meet the talented artists whose specialties include:  jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fused glass, textiles, photography, painting and much more.  Enjoy a fun evening with friends as you bid on fantastic silent auction items while you enjoy complimentary wine, beer and light fare.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Artisan Fair- 5th Anniversary!

Open to the community.  Pre-holiday shopping at its finest.  More artists this year so the Artisan Fair will be even bigger and better!  Plan on coming back Saturday and bring your friends.  Get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Come meet our local artisans and view a variety of specialty wares and creations. The artists will be available  to discuss their work. Admission is free - mark your calendars now. 

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1Peter 4:10

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Nov
11
10:15 AM10:15

Veteran's Day Service

We are inviting military veterans, retirees, reservists & active duty men and women to join us at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, 11/12 for Advent's Veteran's Day Service. 
 
Special Veteran's Collection


Each month, the Church of the Trinity in Coatesville hosts a brunch that is open to all veterans. The VA in Coatesville buses veterans to the church on the last Sunday of each month to participate. The buffet of food varies and includes breakfast foods along with lunch foods.  The Vets appreciate this opportunity to enjoy home cooking and that someone is taking the time to share a meal with them.  They are now serving between 60-70 Vets each month and have 20-26 volunteers.  The average cost to Trinity is approximate $260 per month, depending on donations of food and the cost of the ingredients for the menu.


Thank you for honoring our veterans! 
 

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Jul
15
to Jul 20

Good Neighbors Work Camp

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Our Youth will be participating in the Good Neighbors Work Camp from July 15- July 20. We welcome donations of treats for approximately 20 people. Anything cold (water, ice Gatorade, popsicles) or cookies, brownies, granola bars, etc- are greatly appreciated. No treat is needed on 7/15 or 7/18. 

Please contact our office at 610 444 4624 if you can donate- Thank you!

For more information on the amazing work our youth do during this program, please click on this link to the Daily Local News. Thank you!

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Jul
15
10:15 AM10:15

Good Neighbor's Send off

Please join us during our regular 10:15 am Service to send off our Youth and Chaperones to the Good Neighbor's Work Camp. 

We are so grateful to our Chaperones for assisting and we are so proud of our many youth who signed up to participate in this important community service! 

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Jul
1
7:45 AM07:45

Operation Baby Bottom- Diaper Drive

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Diaper need in Southern Chester County is real. KACS helps to provide families with diapers but can usually give no more than 20 diapers at a time. The average baby will use 6-12 diapers per day. 

Please help us ensure that all babies have clean diapers by donating a box of diapers - any size will be fine, be we currently need size 5 and 6 more- and a pack of wipes.

All donations will go to KACS. 

Thank you!

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Jun
3
9:15 AM09:15

Town Hall Meeting- What's going on with the PCOC

The Vestry is beginning a new initiative! We will have Town Hall Meetings to give our Parishioners information on important topics impacting the Church and give you, Our Parish Family, the opportunity to ask questions. The Vestry plans on doing this new initiative quarterly--

This quarter, the Vestry wishes to provide information about the renovations, move, and rental of the current PCOC. 

Please join us. 

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May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Schubert Mass in G and other Sacred Works

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4 pm.

Church of the Advent

401 N. Union St.

Kennett Square, PA

Suggested Donation: $20

 

Featuring: 

Combined Choirs of Advent and Members of the Tatnall Concert Choir.

Soloists: Soprano, Marian Healy

Tenor: Dana Robertson

Bass: Jerry Polman

Wilson Somers, conducting

Freewill Offering to benefit Episcopal Relief and Development  
 

To find out  more about Episcopal Relief and Development- click here

 

 

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May
20
11:30 AM11:30

Pentecost Picnic


This is our annual parish picnic. Please call the office at 610 444 4624 to let us know you are coming and what you would like to bring (side dish, salad, or dessert) or if you are able to help! We  supply the drinks, burgers, and hotdogs...all are welcome- bring a friend! 

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
— Romans 15:13
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May
20
9:15 AM09:15

Come Thank A Teacher!

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall on May 21 at 9:15 am for a celebration honoring our Sunday School Teachers and Children's Chapel leaders. They are wonderful examples of giving one's time and talent to the Church. Our children are blessed to have them! 

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May
13
8:30 AM08:30

Mother's Day Appreciation Brunch

Please join us as we celebrate our Mothers! 
A brunch in their honor will be in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. 

Families are all welcome! 

Please contact our office, or look for the  sign up in the Narthex to RSVP- this is so we know how much food to provide.

Thank you!

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May
12
7:00 AM07:00

Rummage Sale

It is time to get ready for the annual Spring/Summer Rummage Sale, to be held May 12, 2018 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Church Fellowship Hall.

We need donations of gently used clothes and seasonal items, books, CD's, DVD's and kitchen items

We will not be accepting: Fall and Winter items, toys, games and large electronics such as: TV's, printers, scanners, computers etc. Any items not sold will either be re-donated to another local charity or disposed of, at our discretion.

Donations can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall (ONLY) Thursday May 10 from 12-5 and Friday May 11 from 9-6.

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May
6
11:15 AM11:15

Music Appreciation Sunday Reception

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall Following the 10:15 AM services as we celebrate the wonderful talent shared with us each Sunday at Advent! 

Choir, children's choir, musicians, and our music director all deserve recognition and praise for their time and talent! Our services would not be the same with out them!

All are welcome!

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Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

Earth Day Clean Up Celebration!

WHO: All members of Advent.  -- Wear your work clothes to Church!

WHAT:  Grounds clean up and lunch at Advent

Where:  Church gardens and grounds

When: Sunday, April 22nd immediately following the 10:15 service, about 11:30 a.m.

Why:  The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 ~ 48 years ago!  The purpose was to draw attention to the need for good stewardship of our Earth.  We want to honor this day by taking care of our grounds at Advent and in the process enjoy each others company.  Wear your work clothes to church!  Bring work gloves, rakes, shovels and pruning shears.  We will provide lunch, snacks and water to drink.  

All we ask is that you sign up on the sheet in the foyer or Fellowship Hall so we can estimate our food.

 

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Apr
1
9:15 AM09:15

Easter Egg Hunt

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter tradition at Advent! Children from pre-school to elementary school ages are invited to come come to the lawn adjacent to the memorial Garden for an Easter Egg Hunt (Weather permitting). 

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Great Vigil of Easter

The first celebration of Jesus' Resurrection occurs on Easter  Eve, the Saturday evening prior to Easter Sunday. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for The Great Vigil of Easter!  We will begin outside as dusk begins to fall, and enter a darkened church with lighted candles, singing, 'The Light of Christ!'  Standing together by candlelight, Good Friday's darkness is broken to the strains of an ancient, chanted Hymn, the Exsultet.  After Scripture is read and our Baptismal promises renewed, we explode with Easter joy as we shout out for the first time:  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Bring bells to ring as organ and percussion ring out the Good News!   With special Gospel and jazz music, we will celebrate the First Holy Eucharist of Easter.  "Join us in this celebration of EASTER JOY!"

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday

Services are held at Noon and at 7:00 PM

The church, being stripped of its usual decorations, now represents the Lord's tomb. Bare and stark, the church is called to watch and be present, as the power of fear and death do their worst to define life. 

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday

Services are held at Noon and at 7:00 PM

The church, being stripped of its usual decorations, now represents the Lord's tomb. Bare and stark, the church is called to watch and be present, as the power of fear and death do their worst to define life. 

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday

"Maundy" comes from the Latin for "mandatory," referring to our Lord's commandment to 'do this in remembrance of me.' The day's liturgy contains a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the Footwashing, which is the expression of loving neighbor as God has loved us through the sacred meal, and the stripping of the alter. For as the Maundy Thursday liturgy ends, we enter the darkness of Good Friday. 

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Wednesday of in Holy Week: Tenebrae

Derived from the Latin for 'darkness,' Tenebrae is a special form of worship that uses sequential reading from scripture with candles to express Christ's presence and how the events of Holy Week seek to extinguish his light. After each scripture reading, one candle is extinguished, until at the end of the service only one candle's light remains. 

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