We are inviting military veterans, retirees, reservists & active duty men and women to join us at 10 a.m. on Sunday, 11/13 for Advent's
Veteran's Day Service.
There will be a reception following the 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.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, led by its many Veterans has been providing significant key financial support for the past three years. This past weekend at convention, we were mentioned by the Priest at Trinity, The Reverend Sherry Deets, as contributors to the success of this program. Veterans from our parish have visited the Brunch from time to time.
In addition to members of Trinity, non-member friends and family regularly join the Brunch Bunch. St. Andrews Episcopal Church of West Vincent has provided financial support and their youth group regularly joins the Brunch Bunch. Wegman’s Downingtown regularly provides desert baked goods along with varieties of breads.
Coincidentally with the Pilgrimage visit in July of our new Bishop Daniel Gutierrez and his son Jude a new high was established for Veteran attendance (84) and workers (34). Also in the serving line for July was Officer Ollis of the Coatesville Police.
Please consider making a special donation to this project. Please: make your check payable to Church of the Advent, and write Veteran's Collection on the memo line of your check, and mail it in or place it in the collection plate. We will send Trinity a check to support their program soon after Veteran's Day. Call the church office [610-444-4624] with any questions.
Thank you for honoring our veterans!