Additional Ministries

Acolytes: assist during worship services by carrying the flags and cross in procession and by assisting the Rector during the reading of the Gospel and Holy Communion. Fifth graders and older are welcome. Ongoing training is provided. Please contact Mtr. Laurie.

Altar Flower Delivery: delivers flowers to shut-ins, the ill, the bereaved and, at times, to celebrate service to the parish, a birthday or an anniversary. This is a lovely way to remind our shut-ins that they are not forgotten, express appreciation, remember a departed family member, or celebrate a special occasion. Please contact Lenora Rentfro.

Altar Guild: prepares the sanctuary for worship services, cares for sacred vessels and linens, maintains altar supplies, and decorates the church for special services and seasons. Volunteers typically serve once a month at one of the 5 weekly services. Please contact Carolyn Parker or Ginger Pawkett.

Bilingual Study Group: Every Thursday evening, the Asst. Rector leads Evening Prayer followed by a Bible study in Spanish.

Daughters of the King: is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church who reaffirm the promises made at Confirmation and pledge themselves to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. Please contact Betty Swantner.

Eucharistic Ministers: assist the Rector during Holy Communion with preparing the table and bearing the chalice. Please contact the rector.

Funeral Receptions: are offered in the Parish Hall, after the service, for family and friends. Those who enjoy cooking and providing light refreshments, such as cookies and sandwiches, are greatly appreciated. Please contact Carolyn Parker.

Greeters: welcome newcomers after the worship service, introduce them to other members, gather contact information, and encourage them to attend coffee hour and future services. Volunteers are scheduled once a month. Please contact Betty Swantner.

Home Eucharistic Visitors: bring the Eucharist to parishioners unable to physically be in Church, due to short or long-term illnesses or temporary set-backs. This ministry lets them know that as part of “The Church Family” they are in the prayers of the entire congregation. Please contact the rector.

Balanced Life Home Group: Twice a month, a group studies the Daily Office, The Rule of St. Benedict, and closes with Compline. This group was started to bring balance to hectic lives.

Hot Meal Sunday Supper: is prepared and served in Advent’s Parish Hall on the second Sunday of each month at 3pm to approximately 100 persons in need. Those who can help set up, cook, serve, supervise, and clean up are always appreciated. Please contact Kay Williamson.

Lectors: from the congregation enhance worship by reading the lessons, psalms, and prayers of the people. Please contact the rector.

Music: Advent’s Choir performs weekly at the Sunday 10:45 service. The Advent Grace Band performs contemporary praise music twice a month at the Sunday 10:45 service. Both are open to any teenagers and adults, and new singers and instrumentalists are always welcome. Please contact Lindsay Irwin. Youth Minister Kevin Armstrong coordinates a guitar-based group of musicians for the 8:30 Spanish service.

Office Helpers: assist the Parish Secretary in accomplishing her tasks by answering and making phone calls, taking messages and prayer requests, answering the door, and assisting with clerical tasks as needed. Office helpers volunteer from 9am-12pm or 1-4pm on a given day. Please contact Parish Secretary Vicky Conner.

Prayer Partners: began as a result of the desire of parishioners who wanted someone to pray with or for them individually, whether or not the reason of the need is disclosed. “Pray-ers” are available at the back of the church during communion. Please contact Susan Klein.

Prayer Shawls: and their recipients are blessed during worship and a prayer card included when presented. This ministry continues to be a blessing for the one who crochets and for the one who receives. If you crochet or would like to learn, please contact Yolanda Payne.

Ushers: welcome and assist parishioners, pass the collection plate, and bring forward the wine and bread to the altar. Volunteers are scheduled approximately every 3 months. Please contact John Williamson.

Vestry: works with the rector to attend to the church’s financial affairs, personnel issues, grounds and maintenance issues as well as communicates the vision and mission of the church. Please contact the rector.

Women’s Book Study: is hosted by Daughters of the King each Monday at noon in the Guild Room and is open to all women and their friends. Please contact Betty Swantner.