What to Expect at Advent
What happens during a worship service?
Services change slightly throughout the year, but there are always readings from the Bible, songs, prayers, a sermon, and the celebration of communion.
can i RECEIVE communion?
Everyone is invited to receive communion and participate fully in worship. We do not turn people away because of age, denominational affiliation, religious background, or any other reason. There are no outcasts, no strangers, and no unwelcome guests.
How long do services last?
Services on Saturday evenings are normally about forty-five minutes long. Services on Sunday mornings are usually about an hour.
Are kids welcome?
Absolutely. Kids are always welcome to worship at Advent. During the school year, we offer Sunday school during the first half of worship, but kids are invited to stay in the sanctuary as well if they want.
Do you have a nursery?
We do not have a nursery. Kids are invited to be in worship or Sunday school during services. If your kids get squirmy or impatient during worship, that’s fine.
What should i wear?
Some people wear shorts and sandals. Some people wear ties. Most people wear something in between. Wear whatever makes you comfortable. It really doesn’t matter.
wondering about accessibility?
There are no stairs required to enter the church sanctuary and fellowship hall. A gender neutral, wheelchair accessible bathroom is located just outside the sanctuary. Large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices are also available. If you have additional questions about accessibility, please contact the church office.
How do I schedule a funeral/baptism/wedding at advent?
Please contact the church office. You can find some resources for life passages and facility usage on our Documents and Forms page.
anything else i should know?
From September through June, come to the fellowship hall next to the sanctuary after worship on Sundays for coffee and snacks. If you are new, someone will be happy to point you in the right direction.
don’t see your question here?
Feel free to call or email the church office. We’re happy to chat more about any questions you have.