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

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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

Meet & Potatoes

Hi Advent families,

Are you and your family looking for a fun, family way to "give back" during this month of Thanksgiving? Consider decorating some paper bags for Meet and Potatoes. This is a do-it-yourselves project that kids love. It also helps us get our bags ready for potato packing on December 5 2021. We need 600 bags ready to go!

Follow these easy steps:

Go to the St Elizabeth room at Advent. On the table, you will see plain bags, some stickers, markers, and a sign-out sheet. Take as many bags and stickers as you’d like.

Fill out the sign-out sheet so we know how many people have taken bags.

Decorate only one side of the bags and leave a 1-2” space clear at top for folding and hold punching. Decorate using whatever you’d like - crayons, markers, stickers, etc.

Return to the St Elizabeth room by Wednesday, December 1.

Then join us on Sunday, December 5, between 9:30-10:30am for Meet and Potatoes.

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who might enjoy this kind of family project.

Thanks everyone!

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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

We are currently reading the introduction to “The Nag Hammadi Scriptures.” This serves as an introduction to the many early Christian writings discovered in the past two hundred years and now being studied to learn what they can teach about the early Christian movement(s).

Envisioning Advent’s Future Together

Imagining Advent’s Future: Book Discussion Continues December 5th and 7th

Join us as we continue our conversation on The Post-Quarantine Church by Thom S. Rainer.

This month’s discussion will cover Challenge 3: Reconnect with the Community Near Your Church and Challenge 4: Take Prayer to a New and Powerful Level.

Even if you missed the first session last month, or even if you haven’t read the book, you will easily participate in this discussion. Your input is important as we enter a new, transformative year at Advent.

Zoom and in-person options available!

In-person discussion on Sunday, December 5 at 11:15, after the 10:15 service

Or Zoom meeting on Dec 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 897 1024 9190 Passcode: 003960 

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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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