There are many ways to support Advent, from “Time & Talent” donations to financial support. All aspects are vital to the smooth functioning and growth of our community and missions.
Stewardship is a vital aspect of a healthy ministry. There are so many ways that we can take part in the active mission and ministries of Advent with our Time and Talents. How are you called to serve?
There are a number of ways to donate financially to the church, even if you're going to be travelling or just want to leave the checkbook at home one week. More about how vital this aspect of Stewardship is.
Several board positions are vacant and need to be filled. If you would be interesting in giving of your time and talents in this manner, please contact Todd Luther.
View the list of disciples serving this month.Serving on Sunday
Every Sunday Advent disciples volunteer as worship assistants, serving as Ushers, Communion Assistants, Greeters, Acolytes, Assistant Ministers and Lectors. If you are interesting in serving in any of those capacities, please contact J.R. Redlitz.
The Fellowship board coordinates a Coffee Fellowship for each service. If you are interested in helping in that regard, please contact Linda Meekins. Donations of baked goods are always welcome, as are extra hands to help serve.
Additional volunteers serve weekly as the Tellers, and the Altar Guild rotates monthly. If you would like further information about any of these areas, please contact the church office and they will be happy to help you get involved.
There are several musical groups at Advent that provide worship music on a weekly or monthly basis, as well as those which offer music for special occasions. All are welcome to join in making music at Advent. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joanna.
|Day of Week||Time||Group||Practice Location|
|Tuesday||7:00 p.m.||The Advent Choir||Sanctuary|
|Wednesday||4:45 p.m.||Youth Bells (gr. 3-8)||Sanctuary|
|Wednesday||5:30 p.m.||Joyful Juniors (K-5)||Room 109|
|Thursday||Noon||The Early Ensemble||Music Office|
|Thursday||7:30 p.m.||"Awaken" Band||Sanctuary|
The education board is always happy to have more volunteers to help with Sunday School. If this is an area that you feel called to serve, please contact Jason Merritt or Sandy Ricketts for more information.
The second Saturday of the month is Work Day, starting at 7:30am — everyone lends a hand to help maintain the property. If you'd like to take a more active role, please contact the head of the property board for more information on the needs of the board. You don’t have to be an expert, just be able to give a hand for a few hours to keep the church up. We’re usually out of here before noon and you’ll get a good breakfast to start you off.
We can always use more helping hands and open hearts on the Evangelism board. Whether you feel called to work behind the scenes or want to jump into social settings, we have a job for you!
The Evangelism board hosts a booth at the Orange Park Farmers' and Arts Market once a month. If you're interested in helping out by spending some time at the booth, or helping to prepare information for the booth, please join our team on Facebook.Join the Arts Market Team on Facebook
If you're interested in assisting with updating the website and/or Facebook events, or in assisting with sending out press release information, please contact Dana Luther.
Feel called to do something that isn't listed here? Great! Please contact the church office and we'll be happy to put you in touch with the right people. There are so many ministries at Advent that we can't possibly list them all here. There are additional service opportunities displayed every week in the Fellowship hall and bulletin, so be sure to check those places regularly.
Did you know about the Simply Giving Program? There are a good number of Advent disciples who are already using this Electronic Giving service. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstance prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis. Your account will be deducted every Monday from your Savings or Checking account if you prefer to set up weekly offerings. If you would like, you can request monthly deductions from you Savings or Checking account on the 1 st or the 15 th of each month, This service is free of charge to you. An authorization form is available from the church office and the church office staff will help you how to fill it out.
Advent has partnered with Vanco to offer easy online donations. You can choose to donate one time, or on a recurring basis, and you may choose to allocate your donation just as you would via the envelope in the offering plate.
Did you know that you can utilize your financial institution’s Bill Payer System as a means of Electronic Giving if you are an On-line Banking user? Most financial institutions that offer On-line and/or Mobile Banking most likely offer a Bill Payer system. Some have their own branded bill payer, others use a third party vendor for this service. You should have a checking account to utilize Bill-Payer. Your financial institution’s website should instruct you as to how you set up the Bill Payer system, which enables you to make bill payments on-line. You have control as to when and how much your bills and/or contributions are to be paid. You can set up weekly, monthly, or one-time payments. As with the Simply Giving Program, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis depending on how you set it up. If you want to send the same amount each week or each month, you can choose a Recurring Payment option. If you want to make a special donation to Advent, you can do so by entering the amount of the donation and the date to be paid.
This includes the following systems:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. By selecting Advent Lutheran Church as your designated charitable organization, .5% of the purchase price of the items is donated to the church when you checkout through AmazonSmile. The purchase price via AmazonSmile is the same as the regular Amazon purchase price.
Note: When using a mobile device, while you cannot checkout via AmazonSmile from the Amazon app, you can use the mobile app to add items in your cart, then go to http://smile.amazon.com in your browser to check out.