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.
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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:
Children & Youth Programming
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).
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.
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]
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.
A Message from Emma
Our last Sunday School Class will be THIS SUNDAY following the 9:00 service. Hope to see you there! If your child would like to usher or read during the 9:00 service Please sign up here if your child would like to usher or read!
Our last class will be May May 24th from 6:00-7:15. Don't forget to be completing your sermon notes/religion in the world! Our St. Michael cohort will be confirmed on Sunday, June 5th at 9:30AM. We invite you to attend to support our fellow classmates!
June 5th--Burn the "books" bonfire! We invite our 6-12 grades to join us in the evening at St. Michael for an end (or almost end) of the school year bonfire. Bring any papers you want to burn!
Good Neighbors July 24th-29th ~ There are still spots open for Good Neighbors Youth Camp this summer, so email Emma if you would like to be a part of it!
LaMancha Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers over the summer. The volunteer age is 10-14 with a parent and 15+ without a parent. There are morning shifts available from 8-11:30, and afternoon shifts available from 4-6. Find more information on their website!
Save the Date!
Summer Youth Jam June 11th from 1-4 @St. Peter's in the Great Valley
Vacation Bible Study will be Monday-Friday, August 1-5, from 9 am until Noon. Children ages 4 years old thru rising 5th graders are invited to learn and play with us.
We also welcome volunteers from rising 6th graders to Adult.
Please contact Emma ([email protected]) with questions regarding the status of your clearances or how to request them.
Calling all acolytes!
The Acolyte Program welcomes school-aged youth who are interested in serving as Acolytes for the 10:15 service. All levels are needed from Banner Bearer up through Team Leader.
No experience needed, just a willingness to learn!
If you would like to learn more about serving as an acolyte, please contact Nancy Smith at [email protected] or the church office at [email protected].
Visit Camp Arrowhead website ~ The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, Lewes, DE
Visit Crossroads Camp and Retreat Center website ~ The ecumenical camp and retreat center of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the NJ Synod of the ELCA (Lutheran Church). Port Murray, NJ.
Visit Mount Luther website ~ The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania partners with this Lutheran Camp in Mifflinburg, PA for a "Lutherpalian" Experience!
Visit Claggett Center website ~ The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, Adamstown MD
Email Emma with questions
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.
Bible Study ~
Exploring of our Christian Roots; Growing our Christian Lives
Wednesdays 10am – 11:30am
We have returned to Marcus Borg in our current reading of “The Heart of Christianity – Rediscovering a Life of Faith.” In this Borg is helping us see how the 21st Century world view can be compatible with belief in God and with seeking a spiritual life.
The Episcopal Church defines Scripture, tradition and reason as the cornerstones of our faith (https://www.epicenter.org/the-episcopal-faith/episcopal-faith/scripture-tradition-and-reason/). These are often described as the legs of a stool. A three legged stool may not have a level seat, but it won’t rock.
What our group is doing is strengthening our appreciation of Scripture and tradition when our reason was telling us “that makes no sense.” The effect is to make the seat more level without letting our faith be rocked.
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/230419739?pwd=ZXNvTFdzZFJWeVBoOUxNdWVnMVhOQT09
Meeting ID: 230 419 739
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