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!
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.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4 pm.
Church of the Advent
401 N. Union St.
Kennett Square, PA
Suggested Donation: $20
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!"
"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.
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.
Ages 4 - elementary school
In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians may receive communion at any age. Whether your child currently receives communion, you are considering their participation, or you want them to have a "refresher," you are invited to have them join us for first communion preparation.
In this child-oriented time, we will talk about what to do at communion, what Eucharist is, and why we do it the way we do. We will also offer all participants the opportunity to receive communion. If you are interested, please sign up HERE by March 9.
Please join us as we gather at 5:45 to share a potluck supper.
Just bring a dish to share (entree, salad, vegetable, or dessert) so we can enjoy a quiet evening together.
After supper, a member of the Congregation will share something about their spiritual journey. We will then have a simple Eucharist together.
All are welcome!