Partnerships In Mission What Does that Mean?
At Church of the Advent, we support a wide variety of community organizations and groups.
Our goal is to help as many people in our community as possible through forming partnerships where we can work together to provide for those in need.
Sometimes we offer space within our building. Sometimes we offer funds. And sometimes, we offer volunteers.
Whatever it is, we are blessed to be able to work together and make a difference.
Time of giving
Suddenly it seems it is "that time of year."---already?!
Our Partnerships in Mission (PIM) here at Advent is committing to helping the following organizations whether through our time, our talents, or our financial support.
If you could donate a tube a toothpaste, a bag of rice, a toy for a child, or an adult puzzle book...our church community will make a big difference in the greater community locally and beyond.
Please see the full list of ongoing needs below.
Kennett Food Cupboard is currently seeking :
Nescafe tea or coffee
Pinto Beans - bags
Black Beans - bags
White Rice - bags
Church Farm School
Griffin Clothes Closet
Daily Student Living Needs: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes Combs Soap Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheets Men's Sweaters & Blazers (S, M, L) Dress pants (34, 36, 38, 40) Belts (32, 34, 36, 38 - brown or black) Warm jackets, hats, gloves Socks, shoes Underwear Ties
For Outpatient Veterans, many are able to go home after being discharged from the hospital. When they return for medical check-ups a shockingly high percentage are found to be malnourished and underweight.
They can use some support with additional supplemental food———something easy to make, but would make a big difference in their health.
For Inpatient Veterans still needing time to heal in the hospital, day to day items that make life easier are often hard to attain without the help of community support.
We will be collecting, on an ongoing basis, items that our team can take to the VA as baskets are filled.
Some suggested items for OUTPATIENT:
soup, box of mac and cheese, spam, applesauce (jar or 6 packs), peanut butter, baked beans, canned potatoes, Chef Boyardee-type meals, hearty soups, HORMEL Compleats (single-serve, shelf-stable meals), canned fruit (mixed, mandarins), canned vegetables (collards, peas, carrots), toilet paper, and paper towels.
Some suggested items for INPATIENT:
Personal Care Body-care products: Shampoo, Bodywash, lotion-shea butter, deodorant. Hairbrushes, straight combs, hair pic, stiff bristle brush Blankets (twin and full size) Brand-name disposable twin razors Reading glasses Men’s Boxer Briefs, Undershirts - Size - small to 3x Sweatpants, sweatshirts – Size - small to 3x Hard Soled Slippers - all sizes New Sneakers Gently used Jeans, gently used belts Gift cards for gas, groceries, Walmart/Giant increments of $10 to $25 each card Chess and Checkers sets Disposable cups, napkins, plates, forks, and spoons Puzzle books
Larry Hess is supporting this endeavor. Please contact Larry Hess or Kym Dyer for any questions concerning this outreach mission.
This year's Holiday Hope Chest (AKA Angel Tree) was a great success!
Thank you to everyone who participated by donating gifts for children or making a monetary contribution to the Technical College High School's holiday gift event.
The Church of the Advent donated a total of $2700 in gifts to the program.
The Holiday Hope Chest event will be on Saturday, December 3rd.
For the past few years we have been working to change our perspective on the work we do in the world from “Outreach work” to “Mission work.” The word mission is derived from the Latin verb mittere, meaning, “to send.” It also means “purpose.” As disciples of Jesus we are sent out into the world to serve God’s purpose. This understanding is reflected in our congregational mission statement, “To make Christ visible; changing lives and making a difference, together as the Body of Christ.”
There are two components to mission, the spiritual component of evangelism and the outreach or development component. Without the spiritual component, the work can be done by any agency. Often, at the checkout counter in the grocery or drug store you are asked if you want to donate extra money to be given to different charitable organizations. This is outreach/development without the spiritual component. For this reason we have renamed our former “Outreach Committee” as Partnerships in Mission, or PIM. We want to be sure that we honor both aspects of mission. True mission work is transformative for all who are involved.
PIM Ministry Leadership • Kymber Dyer
Here are some of the many groups we currently support or have supported in the past:
Church of the Advent Volunteer Opportunities
We are an active and vibrant parish! Please look over the many ministries we work with to contribute our time, talent, and treasure. If you see something that interests you, let us know and we can connect you with someone to find out more information.
Thank you!Please feel free to contact the church office at 610-444-4624.