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A Message from Emma, Director of Youth and Children Ministries :
I am so excited for our upcoming Confirmation Classes and to meet everyone interested in being Confirmed. Some logistics are still being worked out but I wanted to send you what I have so you can save the date(s)!
2 upcoming events!
THIS SUNDAY (9/19) from 6:00-7:15 we are having a bonfire at St. Michael's.
Saturday (10/2) from 9-3 we are planning a day retreat at Camp Tel Hai.
Both of these events are so the confirmands can get to know one another and us before we start classes on 10/17.
We hope that everyone can make it! It would be amazing if everyone could fill out this google form to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd77sRxj_eIPKMt2CzoroBoxOuHclFRzh9n7kwgHIkr61bPSQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
I have attached a copy of the syllabus and the schedule for classes. Feel free to reach out with any questions! My cell is 717-368-4607.
Also--please let me know if you don't wish to continue receiving emails about confirmation or if there is anyone who is not on this list that should be!
Emma Di Pace
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Children & Youth Programming
Fall 2021 (all ages welcome!)
It's almost that time of year again!
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 will start our year on Sunday, 9/19.
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.
Finally, we also have a library of Godly Play materials available to check out. Last year, we recorded 45 videos of Bible stories from the Godly Play curriculum.
You can find them all on one playlist on our YouTube page. If you would like to "check out" and materials so you can watch the videos with your children, please contact the church office.
Preschool –2nd grade: Godly Play
PreSchool-2nd Sunday School: The weekly Godly Play video is available on Advent's YouTube page or call the office to sign up to have the video emailed to you. You may borrow Godly Play materials to work with at home by calling the office to arrange a time to visit.
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.
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.
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]
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 18 Thursdays 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]
This is important to everyone!
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
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