All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Timothy 3:16-17 

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Children, Youth, & Adult Education at Advent

Advent offers opportunities for life-long growth in the knowledge and love of God to all. From our Godly Play program for our youngest parishioners to weekly adult Bible study, Advent offers a variety of programs for seekers of all ages and stages in one’s spiritual journey. Please contact the church office at 610-444-4624 for information on joining any of these programs:

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Children & Youth Programming Fall 2021 (all ages welcome!)

Each Sunday, we'll be offering programing for our children and youth although it may look a little different than normal. Some Sundays we'll have traditional Sunday School with a Bible Lesson, some we'll have the kids do a service project (Giving Back Sundays), and some we'll host a Stay & Play Sunday where we would like kids to all sit together for the 9 am service and stay for fellowship after (outside or in the Youth Room depending on weather).

Please CLICK HERE for the Fall 2021 Calendar which gives you an idea of what we'll be doing each week.

All activities will run from 9:30 - 10:15 am unless otherwise noted.

We know that families are very busy so we hope you will join us on the Sundays that fit your schedule. There is no homework or prep needed! We would appreciate it if you register your children so that we have emergency contact information for everyone. Please CLICK HERE to register.

Preschool –2nd grade: Godly Play

PreSchool-2nd Sunday School: The weekly Godly Play video is available on Advent's YouTube page or sign up to receive weekly Godly Play emails and schedule a time to visit the Godly Play Library by calling the office: 610-444-4624

Take me to Godly Play

3rd grade – 6th grade: Bible Study and Fellowship

3-6th Grade Sunday School: This great group of kids meets once a month LIVE in Fellowship Hall from 10-11am. Our goal is for the kids to come, connect with their church friends, have lots of fun, and spend some time learning about how much God loves them. Questions to Michele Pepe 302-373-4778, [email protected]

Email Michele Here

6th grade – 12th grade: God, Church & Me

Youth are growing up in challenging times. They are ready to start developing a more mature faith that will sustain and guide them through the teen years and into adulthood. This program not only prepares youth for confirmation, but also equips youth for a faithful adult life.

Email Emma Here

Highlight of Upcoming Youth Events

Nov 6th-- Bowling with the Bishop <-- get tickets here! All ages!

Nov 14th-- Dinner Church at St. James Collegeville @4pm. Come and enjoy food and fellowship with youth from across the diocese

Nov 20-21st-- Youth 14+ Dismantling Racism Training. Watch the video here.

Dismantling Racism Training Video

Virtual & In Person Adult Education and Spiritual Growth

Advent offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Advent supports you and welcomes your participation in any of our adult education offerings. You are welcome to join our weekly Bible study, our monthly On Being discussion group, or any of our occasional programs.

In Person Coffee Hour 9am-10am Sundays

Join our Coffee Hour for an informal opportunity to say hello and chat with fellow parishioners. No agenda, just a friendly chat. Please drop in! Questions: contact Celia Kaucic at [email protected] or Mary Nichols at [email protected]

On Being
Second Sunday of each month

Join the "On Being" Discussion Group to talk about issues raised by "On Being" interviews that feature deep and thoughtful discussions with contemporary thinkers. Jay Hummel leads this group which meets on the second Sunday of the month. E-mail Jay if you would like to receive his e-mails about the next "On Being" discussion topic and the Zoom meeting login information. [email protected]

Bible Study
Wednesdays 10am – 11:30am

This small group meets on Wednesday mornings. All are welcome to read and discuss. The group is currently reading “Beyond Belief” by Elaine Pagels. This discusses the Gospel of Thomas and other writings of early Christian groups and what influenced the decisions of the early church to include or exclude these writings.

Women’s Bible Study September 30 through November 16 Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm in the St Jude Room

Join Us and Bring a Friend!

“Anxious" Video Bible Study Overview: We live in a broken, sad, scary place. We don’t need to watch the natural disasters and political unrest in the news to know what our bodies already know. Our bodies get sick. Our minds are fragile. There’s plenty to worry about, and the world is full of faulty solutions for our anxieties.

But true peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. The Bible tells us we can rest, knowing that Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary places to rescue us and love us.

Join this 8-session study to learn how we can practically take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our communities of faith.

There is a regular book or an e-book to purchase for $19.99 online. Both the regular book and e-book give access to the videos online. Here is the link: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/anxious-bible-study-book-with-video-access-P005829921

We will try to set up the videos for viewing as a group from someone’s computer. We’ll test it before our first meeting. If it doesn’t work, we will all watch independently before we meet.

Contact Michele Pepe with any questions at 302-373-4778 or [email protected]

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Safe Church

The safety of our children and youth is of utmost importance. All volunteers, clergy, and staff who work with children and youth must completed Safe Church training. Please call the church office for details on specific requirements at 610-444-4624

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Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers are required to complete current background checks and Safe Church training before working with children or youth. Please call the church office for details on specific requirements at 610-444-4624

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