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Weekly News and Updates

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Advent is hosting the 2021 Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday November 21st at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. This will be an ecumenical gathering of local churches including music and the spoken word.


Representatives from KACS, the Maternal and Child Health Consortium and Young Moms will each share a “witness of thanksgiving” as the featured speakers.


Please join us for this celebration of thanks for God’s many blessings! Masks must be worn.

Click here for the Thanksgiving service songs
Click here for the Thanksgiving service bulletin
Click here for the Thanksgiving service livestream
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Invitations coming soon.....

Additionally, we are collecting a purse for her as she and Ed begin their next chapter in Vermont. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to: Episcopal Church of the Advent and send your check into the church office with “Rev. Nancy” on the memo line by Friday, December 17th OR via our online giving below and be sure to select "Nancy's purse." We wish Nancy the absolute best as she begins this new part of her journey.

Contribute to Rev. Nancy's purse
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Did you receive or maybe even buy more calendars than you can use for 2022??Pocopson Home is in need of calendars for their residents. So, if you are receiving calendars for 2022 and would like to help, please bring them to church and put them on the table inside the side opening of church. They will be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Kym Dyer

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Meet and Potatoes

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:

1.       Go to the St Elizabeth room at Advent. On the table, you will see plain bags, some stickers, markers, and a sign-out sheet.

2.       Take as many bags and stickers as you’d like.

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

4.       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. 

5.       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! Michele Pepe

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Thanks to YOU, our Stewardship Campaign has reached 87% of our goal!! We are sincerely grateful for your pledge and encouraged by the responses that continue to come in. 139 pledges have come in thus far bringing us to $454,432...that's 139 families who have answered the call to meet the needs of the church! As we enter into the fourth week after Celebration Sunday, we ask that if you haven't yet made a pledge for 2022, please go to our website or call the church office to do so today. The vestry will be meeting next week to propose a plan for next year and these pledges provide a foundation to grow as we seek a new rector. ~Stewardship Committee Click here for our online pledge card

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Sunday 11/21 10:15am bulletin
Prayer List 11/21
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Click here for Livestream

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When we gather together indoors to worship, we will continue to wear masks and maintain a healthy distance. Please remember we are wearing masks because we care about one another ~ young, old and in-between. Blessings upon us all. Nancy+

Click Here for the Parish Calendar for this week

Call Process Update for This Week:

The Prayer Team's daily prayer initiative is on the website and will be distributed at church on Sunday.


Imagining Advent's Future conversations began on Tuesday via zoom. Join us in person on Sunday at 9:30 or 11:15.


The Diocese is still accepting applications for interim priest.

Visit our website for more details

As we approach Thanksgiving and the season of multiple gatherings of family, friends and “even those we might consider ‘other,' read or listen to Brother Curtis’ piece on gathering together at the table. He is a member of the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It may help you rethink the meaning and importance of hospitality. Blessings, Nancy+

Read or Listen Here

Advent and Christmas Resources - The Episcopal Church

The Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message Coming Christmas morning Journeying the Way of Love: Advent Curriculum For the season of Advent, "Journeying the Way of Love" offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.

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Sunday Service Helpers Needed

Sunday Service helpers needed for 7:45am, 9am, and 10:15am services. Seeing faces and hearing voices of our friends, family, and neighbors as we again worship together. We are seeking volunteers to assist in the service as ushers, lay readers, and weekly flower delivery. For those interested in Altar Guild volunteering, please contact Sarah@adventks.org.

Sign-up Here
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Here's what's happening this Sunday!

Looking forward to 11/21 we will be decorating "Positivity Rocks" to place around the church grounds and around public spaces in Kennett. Keep your eyes peeled for some good rocks to paint and be sure to bring them with you on 11/21 along with clothes that can get paint on them! ~ Emma


Save the date(s) for this summer's Good Neighbors Youth Camp which will be July 24-29, 2022!

Here's their website if you want to check it out and see pictures:

https://www.goodneighborshomerepair.org/youth-camp-2021.html

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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.

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Bible Study - Online

Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am 

The Wednesday morning Bible study will not be meeting on November 24. 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). 

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/230419739?pwd=ZXNvTFdzZFJWeVBoOUxNdWVnMVhOQT09

Meeting ID: 230 419 739    Password: 875589

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On Being - Online

Second Sunday of each month

Join the "OnBeing" 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 (times vary). E-mail Jay if you would like to receive his e-mails about the next "OnBeing" discussion topic and the Zoom meeting login information.  

JayHummel@me.com

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Join us as Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry discusses the year ahead for The Episcopal Church with:


+ The Rev. Cn. C. K. Robertson, Ph.D., Canon for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church

+ The Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation

+ The Rev. Cn. E. Mark Stevenson, Canon for Ministry Within the Episcopal Church


December 9, 2021 at 6pm

Click here to register.

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Book Discussion to Begin This Month!

Join us in conversation over The Post-Quarantine Church by Thom S. Rainer. This month’s discussion will cover the Introduction, Challenge 1: Gather Differently and Better, and Challenge 2: Seize Your Opportunity to Reach the Digital World. Zoom and in-person options available!


Rainer writes:

The world has changed significantly. The pre-quarantine world and the post-quarantine world are not the same. Churches cannot minister effectively using methods for a world that no longer exists. View the pandemic as a wake-up call. The post-quarantine era is an opportunity to make the necessary positive changes to move our churches forward. Be excited and encouraged, and act with hope, promise and enthusiasm.

In person : Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 9:30am and 11am

Link to purchase : Audiobook, Kindle, or Hardcover version via Amazon

Advent 2: Preaching Luke 3:1-6 and Canticle 16,... by Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community

Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community explores where that dialogue intersects with our faith.

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Upcoming Blood Drives :

Advent will be hosting a blood drive from 1 to 6 pm each of the following dates :

November 19 &

December 16


Click here for more information & scheduling

E-Giving

If you would like to make your contribution payments online by credit card or debit card, please go to www.adventks.org/giving and click on the green E-Giving button. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Diana in the church office – 610-444-4624 or diana@adventks.org.

Auto Debit

Contact Diana Schneider at diana@adventks.org if you are not currently participating in Auto Debit and would like to set that up. Funds will be transferred directly from your bank account into the church’s account either weekly or monthly.