The Small Church with the Big Heart!

June 15, 2017, Vol. 121

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 18
Choir practice: 8:30a
Holy Eucharist:  10:00a
The Rev. Martha Kreamer to celebrate and preach.
Monday, June 19
Contemplative Prayer Group: 11:00a
Wednesday, June 21 
DOK Meeting  : 11:00a
HE and Healing Service:  12:00p

June 17 through June 27
Father Mark's Vacation

Sunday, June 25
Marshall Craver to Preach and Celebrate at Eucharist

Wednesday, July 5
Hosting lunch at Camp Happy Sands
(details below)

Advent's Calendar of Events
Financial Update through May 31. 

May Actual
May Budget
Ytd Actual
Ytd Budget
82, 381

Fund Balances on May 31, 2017
Operating Fund:                                          $17,799
Thrift Shop Fund:                                        $10,934
*Mortgage Fund:                                          $15,639
**Special Events Fund:                               ($1,038)
Memorial Fund:                                             $8,535
Building Maintenance Fund:                        $3,401
ECW Fund:                                                   $12,983
Outreach Fund:                                              $2,710
Total Fund balance:                               $70,963

* Previously named Building Fund which was used exclusively to pay Advent's Mortgage. The Name was changed to Mortgage Fund in order to more accurately reflect its purpose. 
**The BBQ smoker was purchased for $2,200 and was taken out of the special events funds.  

Endowment Fund                          $15,000.00
  The Endowment Fund was seeded with a $15,000 gift from a parishioner.  It is currently invested in a CD.  It is the goal of the Vestry to Establish the Fund for the long term benefit of Advent. The Money in the Endowment Fund cannot be spent until its value reaches $200,000.  At that point, the vestry may choose to spend a certain percentage of the interest only thus allowing the fund to grow as per Episcopal Church Foundation Guidelines.   

If you are thinking of leaving a bequest to Advent, please consider giving it to the Endowment fund to insure your gift will be used for the long term benefit of the Church.

Click her for the approved Minutes of April's Vestry meeting:  We did not have a meeting in May. 
COTA Hosting Lunch at Camp Happy Sands
Wednesday, July 5

It has become an annual tradition -providing lunch for the campers at Camp Happy Sands.
If you are not familiar with this camp, it is for under-priviledged children to get away and experience camp life and the beach - an experience they may not otherwise have.

We encourage you to make a donation to fund the lunch, as well as volunteering to help serve the lunch.  Checks may be made out to COTA and marked for Camp Happy Sands.  Volunteers may contact the office or call Carolyn Eiland at 251-962-4999.

We greatly appreciate your support!
Please keep in your prayers:
Our Congregation:  Carol & John Waller, Charlotte Befay, Jeanne and Charley Keenan, Hank Mudgett, Margaret Scott, Joe Dorsett,  Dan Olsen, Priscilla Condon. 
Our friends: Nancy Dickerson, Bryan Rider, Jerry Gogdell, Rylee Hale, Bruce Teare, Kay Clapp, Hoyt Massey, Daniel Rosson, Sara Jane Mitchell, Kimberly Morton, the Fishburn family, Scott and Casey Ellyson, and the Cubbages.

(Note:  As a new month comes in, please review the Prayer List and advise the office of anyone who can now be removed, or of anyone you would like to add.)
Birthdays and Anniversaries
June Birthdays:
Janet Gilmore (06-01)
Jean Ray (06-07)
Doug Howie (-6-09)
Carolyn Vokes (06-17)

June Anniversaries:
Joni & Mark McDonald (06-04), 
Jean & Gerald Ray (06-09)
Elaine & Albert Christiansen (06-14)
Cheryl & Warren Josephson (06-15) 
Leslie & Kenny Lomers (06-24)

If you have a birthday and/or anniversary that you would like us to recognize, please get the information to the office.  Just call 251-961-2505.
Ministry Schedule 

June 18
June 25
Greeter & Usher:   
Linda & Bill Alumbaugh
Kay & Buzz Lohmiller
Eucharistic Minister
John Corbett
Cheryl Josephson
John Corbett
Warren Josephson
Prayers of the People:
Jean Ray
Kathy Cunningham
Marilyn McGuane Kathy & Billy Cunningham

Please note:  If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please find a substitute.
A Bit of Humor from Rachael

Every body loves kissing frog jokes, right?

A guy is 81 years old and loves to fish. He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say, "Pick me up."
He looked around! and couldn't see any one. He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say again, "Pick me up." He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog.
The man said, "Are you talking to me?"
The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up. Then, kiss me and I'll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen."
The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully, and placed it in his front breast pocket.
Then the frog said, "What, are you nuts? Didn't you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I will become the most beautiful woman you've ever seen!"
He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said, "Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog."

The Mission Statement of the Episcopal Church of the Advent is to provide opportunities for worship, fellowship, joy, spiritual growth and community service, all for the love of God.

Vestry, Church Staff and Diocese

Jean Ray - Sr. Warden
Kenny Lomers - Jr. Warden
Kathy Cunningham - Vestry Clerk
Don Lewis
Gloria Sims
Sandy Dorsett

Church Staff and Treasurer
The Rev. Mark W. McDonald - Vicar

Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
The Rt. Rev. J. Russell Kendrick

Episcopal Church of the Advent | 12099 County Road 99, Lillian AL 36549  | 251-961-2505 | |
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