Sep
9
8:30am 8:30am

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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Sep
10
10:15am10:15am

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
13
11:00am11:00am

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
17
9:15am 9:15am

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
24
9:15am 9:15am

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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Oct
1
9:15am 9:15am

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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Oct
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Blessing of the Animals

Please join us- with your special pet - for our annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis. 

Please be sure your pet can come with a leash, carrier, or cage. If they are not able to travel, please bring a picture of your pet for blessings!

 

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Oct
8
9:15am 9:15am

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
15
9:15am 9:15am

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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Nov
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

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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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
9:15am 9:15am

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
11:15am11:15am

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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Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Senior Recognition Sunday

Each year, we recognize those students among us who will be graduating High School and moving on to the next phase of their lives. Join us as we prayerfully send these wonderful young people on their way, knowing they have a Church Community to love and support them!

All are welcome!

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May
29
10:00am10:00am

Memorial Day Fair

Church of the Advent Coridially Invites the Entire Kennett Community to our Annual Memorial Day Fair!
Monday, May 29 from 10 am - 2 pm

Please join us on as we celebrate our community!

We will have fun games for children!
We will have food and beverages!
We will have family friendly activities!

Our goal is to share our beautiful campus right after the Annual
Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade! 
We will have reasonable prices that ensure a good time for all and help us raise funds for our Community Outreach and Youth Programs. 
 

All are welcome! Bring friends!

 

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
— Ecclesiastes 8:15

 

 

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May
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Music of Venice, Italy

Please  join us on Sunday, May 21 at 4 pm for
The Music of Venice, Italy

This will be a special performance Performed by the Tatnall Concert Choir
 with the Advent Chancel Choir
Accompanied by world class instrumentalists

A free-will offering will benefit the National Episcopal Relief and Development

For a sneak  peak of some of the other music performed by this amazing group of people click here.  

For information regarding the life saving work of the Episcopal Relief and Development click here. 

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May
21
9:15am 9:15am

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

Installation of the Reverend Nancy T. Hauser as Rector of Church of the Advent

Please join us as the Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

performs a Service to Install our beloved

Reverend Nancy T. Hauser

as Rector of Church of the Advent

May 13, 2017 at 2 pm 

Reception to follow immediately after the service

Babysitting will be available

Transportation for seniors will be available, please call the Church Office at 610 444 4624 to sign up for a ride. 

All are welcome!

 

Reverend Nancy requested that all collections taken in honor of this day will benefit repairs to our Pastoral Care and Office Center.

Thank  you!

Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!”
— Psalm 47:1
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May
7
7:45am 7:45am

Thank you to the Visitation Ministry!

Did you know Church of the Advent has a group of dedicated volunteers that visit our elderly and sick individuals? They serve the people who cannot come to church and take their time and talent on a regular basis to reach out and form relationships with people in our community who desperately need companionship.

Today, when you see someone wearing a red rose, please reach out and thank them for their service to some of the neediest members of our community!

If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please contact the church office at 610 444 4624 for details.

Thank you!

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May
6
7:00am 7:00am

Spring Rummage Sale

It's time for our Spring Rummage Sale! This year, we have a special room dedicated to kitchen items! 

We welcome all donations and help to this wonderful community outreach event! Please call our Church Office- 610 444 4624 if you are interested in assisting in any way!

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May
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Special Outreach Meeting!

Colin Johnstone will be joining the Outreach Committee on May 1st at 7:00 p.m. to share his story of Mission.

Colin Johnstone has been invited to meet with Advent's Outreach Committee on May 1st to discuss how pivoting to a more global outlook for mission might be an important part of helping Advent move toward a more vital, mission-oriented parish. Colin began worshipping at Advent some15 months ago and preached the homily on the last Sunday in Epiphany, also known as World Mission Sunday in the Episcopal Church.  Colin comes to us from the parish of All Saints Brookline in the Diocese of Massachusetts where he was part of the vestry group instrumental in using the 5 Marks of Mission to discern the reorientation and re-visioning of outreach to include robust local and global mission ministries. In the diocese of Massachusetts, Colin served as a deanery representative and lay convener, delegate to the diocesan convention, member of the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee during the untimely death of Bishop Thomas Shaw SSJE and the election and transition of Bishop Alan Gates. Perhaps most importantly, Colin worked with Bishop Shaw beginning in 2007 to nurture and develop the companion relationship between the Diocese of Massachusetts and the Anglican Diocese of Tanga, Tanzania. His recent trip to Tanga, in February was his tenth visit.

Currently, Colin is serving on the Global Mission Commission in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.  We are blessed to have Colin offer his experience and first-hand knowledge of mission-oriented ministry.

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Apr
30
11:15am11:15am

Annual Meeting, Vestry Elections, and Brunch

Please join us int he Fellowship Hall for our very important Annual Meeting! 

Copies of the Annual Report can be found on the shelf in the Narthex or by clicking here.

Vestry Candidate bios can be found on the shelf in the Narthex or by clicking here. 

Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer if you plan on attending Brunch, so we know how much food to provide. 

Thank you very much!

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Apr
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Apr
14
12:00pm12:00pm

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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Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Apr
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Apr
8
8:30am 8:30am

Spring Fling (Also Known As The Spring Grounds Clean Up)!

We invite everyone to join us on Saturday, April 1 for our annual Spring Fling Grounds Clean Up as we prepare our campus for Holy Week and Easter!

We will provide fellowship, rakes, leaf bags, and other garden equipment...attendees just need to bring their favorite pair of garden or work gloves! 

We will start on time and end on time. 

We will not ask you to do more work than you are comfortable doing! 

We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any questions, please call the Church Office at 610 444 4624

"I am the vine and my Father is the Gardener" - John 15:1

 

 

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Apr
4
5:45pm 5:45pm

Lenten Supper

Lenten Suppers – Tuesdays: Dinner at 5:45, Discussion 6:15-7PM, Simple Eucharist at 7PM

Please join us as we present a discussion on Currency of Money and Currency of Time and Place. All are welcome to our Lenten Suppers during this season of reflection and sacrifice.

In our Lenten discipline we will:

* Seek to uphold the blessings of our past.

* Seek to discern where God is calling us as community in the future.

* Learn new tools for our community life.

* Explore realities about our local community

* Honor concerns and constituencies.

* Work together in love for the wellbeing of our entire parish

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Mar
28
5:45pm 5:45pm

Lenten Supper

Lenten Suppers – Tuesdays: Dinner at 5:45, Discussion 6:15-7PM, Simple Eucharist at 7PM

Please join us as we present a discussion on Currency of Wellness and Currency of Gracious Leadership. All are welcome to our Lenten Suppers during this season of reflection and sacrifice.

In our Lenten discipline we will:

* Seek to uphold the blessings of our past.

* Seek to discern where God is calling us as community in the future.

* Learn new tools for our community life.

* Explore realities about our local community

* Honor concerns and constituencies.

* Work together in love for the wellbeing of our entire parish

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Mar
25
9:00am 9:00am

Diocesan Lent Day: "Hope in Dark Places"

Save the Date
Diocesan Lent Day: "Hope in Dark Places"
Knowing and Proclaiming Christ Crucified
with Fleming Rutledge

March 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli
 

Come and join me with the clergy and laity from across the Diocese as we engage in a day of reflection with Fleming Rutledge. Fleming is one of the best known and respected preachers in the Episcopal church; one of the first women ordained to the priesthood; and a prolific writer and respected thinker. It is a great honor for us to be able to host her. Someone recently described her as '"the Bono of the Episcopal Church."
 
"Hope in Dark Places" is a day of teaching, reflection and workshops as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter. It is an opportunity for our Diocese to set aside time at the beginning of Lent to think about the message of the cross in the 21st century and prepare for the preaching, devotional and formational work of Holy Week.

It is important to me that we gather as a community and as a Diocese. I strongly encourage you to come and bring a good group from your parishes for what I am sure will be an excellent day of building us together as the family of God.
 
More information and registration to follow.
 
With blessing, 
The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez
XVI Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

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Mar
21
5:45pm 5:45pm

Lenten Supper

Lenten Suppers – Tuesdays: Dinner at 5:45, Discussion 6:15-7PM, Simple Eucharist at 7PM

Please join us as we present a discussion on Currency of Relationship and Currency of Truth. All are welcome to our Lenten Suppers during this season of reflection and sacrifice.

In our Lenten discipline we will:

* Seek to uphold the blessings of our past.

* Seek to discern where God is calling us as community in the future.

* Learn new tools for our community life.

* Explore realities about our local community

* Honor concerns and constituencies.

* Work together in love for the wellbeing of our entire parish

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Mar
21
9:00am 9:00am

Conference of Healing/Interactions with Veterans

Conference of Healing/Interactions with Veterans

March 21, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Philadelphia V.A. Medical Center
3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
{Multipurpose Room on 3rd floor, next to the chapel}


This workshop will build the capacity of faith leaders to more effectively minister to the veteran community and support veterans through appropriate referral. Participants become familiar with the services provided by the VHA and how to help veterans access VA resources. You will begin to understand the hidden wounds and moral conflict experienced by many veterans, recognize the clinical constructs of "PTSD" and "moral injury" as well as criticism of those constructs; and appreciate the contribution clergy and faith communities are making in addressing hidden wounds and moral conflicts.

Lunch will be provided. Parking available at lot and on the street.

Please register online at this link:
https://diopa.wufoo.com/forms/conference-of-healinginteractions-with-veterans/

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Mar
14
5:45pm 5:45pm

Lenten Supper

Lenten Suppers – Tuesdays: Dinner at 5:45, Discussion 6:15-7PM, Simple Eucharist at 7PM

Please join us as we present an Introduction to the Cycle of Blessings. . All are welcome to our Lenten Suppers during this season of reflection and sacrifice.

In our Lenten discipline we will:

* Seek to uphold the blessings of our past.

* Seek to discern where God is calling us as community in the future.

* Learn new tools for our community life.

* Explore realities about our local community

* Honor concerns and constituencies.

* Work together in love for the wellbeing of our entire parish

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