Nov
26
7:45 AM07:45

Holiday Hope Chest- Bring In Your Gift!

Please bring in the gifts you bought, so Chester County families in financial need can enjoy a day of free holiday shopping. This program is sponsored by the Technical College and High School at the Pennock Bridge Campus. All unwrapped gifts must be returned by November 27.


Thank you so much for your support!

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Ladies Christmas Tea at St. Michael's Lutheran Church

Did you know we have a partnership with St. Michael's Church? 
We work together with our youth groups and created a confirmation class together!
Let's expand our relationship by participating in their annual tea!

This year's Tea is on Saturday, 12/2 at 2 pm. Tichets are $12 and now on sale! Feel free to email Renee at rlkeiser72@gmail.com to book seats. Tickets will be issued upon receipt of money. Bring your friends and family!

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Dec
17
9:15 AM09:15

All Church Event: Wassail Party

Wassail (/ˈwɒsəl/, /-eɪl/; Old Norse "ves heil", Old English was hál, literally: be hale) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.

We celebrate the concept of Wassail now as a Christmas Party to celebrate the coming of Christ and Christmas. Come and enjoy fellowship and family as we gather with good food, cider, and fun!

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Dec
17
1:30 PM13:30

Christmas Pageant on the Road to Crosslands!

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 Christmas Pageant on the Road to Crosslands

December 17, 2017

Once again, we are taking our Instant Christmas Pageant to the Crosslands Community so our parishioners and their fellow residents could enjoy some Christmas spirit!

Lunch will be provided to participants!

We will meet at 12:00 p.m. at the church on Sunday, 12/17 to dress in costume and eat. We will head over to Crosslands (in costume) around 1 p.m. for our 1:30 p.m. performance and then gather the costumes afterwards before we depart for home. 

All are welcomed to join! 

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Nov
12
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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Nov
12
7:45 AM07:45

Holiday Hope Chest- Choose Your Tag!

The Holiday Hope Chest event will continue this year.  We buy gifts so Chester County families in financial need can enjoy a day of free holiday shopping. This program is sponsored by the Technical College and High School at the Pennock Bridge Campus. On Sunday, November 5 and 12, tags may be signed out in the lobby and unwrapped gifts must be returned by November 27.

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

4th Annual Artisan Fair

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
5
7:45 AM07:45

Holiday Hope Chest- Choose Your Tag!

The Holiday Hope Chest event will continue this year.  We buy gifts so Chester County families in financial need can enjoy a day of free holiday shopping. This program is sponsored by the Technical College and High School at the Pennock Bridge Campus. On Sunday, November 5 and 12, tags may be signed out in the lobby and unwrapped gifts must be returned by November 27.

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Nov
4
7:00 AM07:00

Rummage Sale

The Rummage Sale is an almost 50 year Advent Tradition!

It is time to start putting aside items for the Fall Rummage Sale!

We need:

- Winter Clothing for Men, Women and Children including: Coats, Jackets, Boots, Hats and Mittens.

- Household items

-Small electronics

- Furniture

- Books

-Games

- Toys

 We are once again having the Christmas Room which was great last year! Please bring in: 

- Decorations

- Holiday dishes

- Holiday linens

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Oct
29
11:30 AM11:30

How to Answer God's Call- with Bill Cruse

God called the disciples alongside the sea. They didn't know where they were going. They didn't know what would come, but they followed. God is calling us at Advent to explore how we might engage with our community, to enhance the wellness of those around us, and to find others seeking Christ. 

On October 29, Bill Cruse from the Kaleidoscope Institute will join us to explore our observations about community wellness (from our 10/1 event).  How might we cultivate those observations into community relationships and growth for Christ's ministry? Please join us to help with the conversation.

"How To Answer God's Call" - October 29, 11:30 (with light lunch) in the Fellowship Hall.

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Oct
29
9:15 AM09:15

All Church Event- Women of the Bible

On Sunday, 10/29 during Formation Hour (9:15 - 10:15 am), join us in Fellowship Hall to learn about some of the wonderful women of the Bible! Each Sunday School class will be presenting a 5 - 8 minute lesson on a different woman (or women) that they've been learning about in class including: Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mary & Martha, Queen Esther, and more! All are welcomed to attend! 

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Oct
15
9:15 AM09:15

What's Happening At Advent Series

Welcome to the new "What's Happening At Advent Series! We want to take the time, each Sunday for the next several weeks, to present and communicate with our Church Family about all the wonderful ministries, opportunities, and blessings we have in our Church. Please join us in the St. Nicholas room  during the formation/sunday school time 9:15-10:05. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the room for everyone's comfort and enjoyment!

Week Five Topic: Service-Servicing God By Serving others
Join us to find out the exciting and innovative changes that have been happening in our Outreach Ministry! You will be truely moved and amazed!

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Oct
8
9:15 AM09:15

What's Happening at Advent Series

Welcome to the new "What's Happening At Advent Series! We want to take the time, each Sunday for the next several weeks, to present and communicate with our Church Family about all the wonderful ministries, opportunities, and blessings we have in our Church. Please join us in the St. Nicholas room  during the formation/sunday school time 9:15-10:05. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the room for everyone's comfort and enjoyment!

Week Four Topics: 

Education- Learning About God
What programs are we offering our Children, Youth, and Adult to further their understanding and appreciation of Christ? Join us as we discuss the elements of our Children's Formation program, our new Youth Ministry Partnership with St. Michael's Lutheran Church, and the Adult Formation opportunities.

Evangelism- Living the Talk, Inviting, and Engaging
We all love to welcome new members to our Parish. But, what do we need to do to help people feel welcome to come to Church for their first visit? How do we plan on helping people settle into becoming a member of our Parish? How do we communicate that we have a parish here? Join us as we answer these questions. 

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Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

Advent- Exploring Our Community

Tell Us What You Notice….

We need your eyes and wisdom to explore making Advent a vital and supportive force in our communities - within our parish, within our local neighborhoods and municipalities. Help us by taking notes on what you notice within our community and join us on October 1 from 11:30- 12:45 to share. A light lunch will be served.
 

In our meeting, we will…


- Harness our collective wisdom and experience.
- Come together to prayerfully explore and take notes upon where they saw wellness and un-wellness within their communities (please bring these notes to the October 1 event). - Share and listen to each other’s notes and experiences in a non-judgmental way.
- Seek to discern the trends of wellness and un-wellness that come up most frequently.
- Understand that we are called to further listening within our communities in order to fully understand trends we have identified.
- Form teams to explore and listen within our communities about specific issues we have identified.
- Ground our discussion in prayer and the witness of the gospel.

 

In our meeting we will not….

- Debate political issues.
- Seek to start new Advent-driven ministries.
- Seek to solve or place blame for complex social issues.
- Ask for money or time from members who do not want to commit to more than attending the October 1 meeting.

For this event, we remember the biblical image of God’s heart being stirred by needs of the Israelites as they lived under the bondage of slavery in Egypt. We seek to understand the needs and struggles of our community in faithful and authentic ways so that we might explore how God calls us to respond as a congregation.
 

This event is jointly sponsored by Partners in Mission (formerly Outreach) and the Missional Ministry Team.

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Oct
1
9:15 AM09:15

What's Happening at Advent Series

Welcome to the new "What's Happening At Advent Series! We want to take the time, each Sunday for the next several weeks, to present and communicate with our Church Family about all the wonderful ministries, opportunities, and blessings we have in our Church. Please join us in the St. Nicholas room  during the formation/sunday school time 9:15-10:05. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the room for everyone's comfort and enjoyment!

Week Three's Topic: Presentation By our Missional Ministry Team
 

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Sep
24
9:15 AM09:15

What's Happening at Advent Series

Welcome to the new "What's Happening At Advent Series! We want to take the time, each Sunday for the next several weeks, to present and communicate with our Church Family about all the wonderful ministries, opportunities, and blessings we have in our Church. Please join us in the St. Nicholas room  during the formation/sunday school time 9:15-10:05. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the room for everyone's comfort and enjoyment!

Week Two's Topics:
Worship- Keeping our Focus on God
What goes into making our services run smoothly? Who are the people who  make our Church look so prepared an sacred for our services? What are the parameters the Episcopal Church requires us to follow for a sacred service? Join us and find out!

Pastoral Care- We are all Ministers of God
What ministries do we run for the benefit of our Church Family? How can we access them when our own family is in need? Find out about the dedicated souls who volunteer to help each of us when we need it and how you can help!

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

End of Life Planning Seminar

On Sunday, September 17th at 12 noon, we will hold an End-of-Life Planning Seminar in the St. Nicholas Room. The purpose of this seminar is to educate parishioners on end-of-life questions and concerns, including endowment giving to the church. We will review funeral service planning, important documents and papers, wills, obituary, living will, Power of Attorney, and endowment for the church. Pre-registration for this event is necessary. We need you to sign up ahead of time, so we know how many materials to prepare and we will provide lunch. Call Ann at the church office @ 610-444-4624 or email
advent-secretary@comcast.net

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Sep
17
9:15 AM09:15

What's Happening At Advent Series

Welcome to the new "What's Happening At Advent Series! We want to take the time, each Sunday for the next several weeks, to present and communicate with our Church Family about all the wonderful ministries, opportunities, and blessings we have in our Church. Please join us in the St. Nicholas room  during the formation/sunday school time 9:15-10:05. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the room for everyone's comfort and enjoyment!

Week one topic: Stewardship: the Caring for and Sharing Our Blessings

This week, we plan on providing and overview of how we apportion our building, staff, and time to all the wonderful things we have and do in our community!

 

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Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

Bible Study and Holy Eucharist

Bible Study & Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, 11am 

St. Nicholas Room

Beginning Wednesday, September 13 at 11am, we will convene a weekly Bible Study in the St. Nicholas Room.  No prior experience is required!  This is meant to be a relaxed time of fellowship and formation.  It will be followed by a service of Holy Eucharist in the chapel at noon.  Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Reception Area and Fellowship Hall if you are interested.  We want to have an estimate on how many will be attending.  Contact Nancy with any questions.

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Sep
10
10:15 AM10:15

Welcome Back Picnic- Blue Grass Mass - Blue T-Shirt Day!

You are all invited to our Annual Welcome Back Picnic

We will:

Start it all off with  our wonderful Blue Grass Mass 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

We are asking everyone with Advent BLUE T-shirts to wear them on that day.  If you would like an Advent BLUE T-shirt but have not ordered one,  call the church office
@610-444-4624.

We will not be upset if you don't have a T-Shirt, we'll just be glad you are with us!

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
9
8:30 AM08:30

Mushroom Festival Parking Fundraiser for Youth Group

September 9-10 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. 
Please click below to sign up. Thank you!

Sign up to help with parking.

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Jul
16
to Jul 21

Good Neighbor's Work Camp

The Good Neighbors Program has operated for the past 25 years through the efforts of many volunteer high school students.  Each summer our youth have offered a week of their time to help repair homes in the Kennett area.  This summer, from July 16-21, our young people will once again be participants in this program. We are offering this opportunity to you and any of your friends who may want to participate.  Any high school student entering 9th grade in the fall of 2017 is welcome to participate.  We are also in need of adult volunteers to supervise.  Please join us!  Call the office at 610-444-4624 and we can give you more information.   This is a great way to serve your community this summer, learn important repair skills and meet some great people.  Call today!

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Jun
11
9:15 AM09:15

Ushers and Greeters Meeting

Our ushers and greeters are the front line for our hospitality.  It is important to meet periodically and review procedures and answer any questions that any one has.  We are hoping to gather as many as possible on Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 9:15 am in the St. Nicholas Room.  Please let us know if you cannot come.  Thank you for your time and ministry as an usher or greeter.  

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Jun
4
11:15 AM11:15

Pentecost Picnic

Please join us to celebrate the birthday of the Church- the power of the Holy Spirit!
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)--- we will 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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