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DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids


On September 11th, the DivorceCare @ Advent UMC Support Group will have an Informational Meeting in Room E108 of the Education Building.  If you or any of your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers are separated, divorced, or ending a long-term relationship, DivorceCare provides a safe, caring support group to help you through the process.  Fall 2017 sessions are scheduled on Mondays, September 11-December 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm.  Please let us know if  you would like to participate, if you need childcare, or if you have questions.  Contact Mark Jordan, Director of Facilities and Adult Ministry at [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

NEW! DivorceCare for Kids – DC4K

DivorceCare for kids is a special group for children ages 5-12 to help them heal from the hurt caused by the separations or divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the divorce of their parents.

Best of all, children will learn how God’s love can strengthen them and help turn tears to hope and joy!

Registration Coming Soon!

Informational Meeting on September 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in Room E112.

Sessions will be weekly from September 11th – December 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Questions: Please contact Mark Jordan, Director of Facilities and Adult Ministry at [email protected]

Register for Confirmation

Register for Confirmation

Confirmation is a year-long journey for students to explore making a commitment to the church and their Christian faith. At Advent, confirmation is geared for 6th grade students, but students older than 6th grade may choose to participate.

There will be an information meeting for students and parents on August 20th from 3:00 – 4:00pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Education Building.

Register for Confirmation Here!  Registration ends August 20th. For more information, you may contact Pastor Laura-Allen Kerlin at [email protected].

Sunday Morning LifeGroup Training for Teachers and Shepherds

Sunday Morning LifeGroup Training for Teachers and Shepherds on August 13th and August 20th

If you are a teacher or a shepherd of a Sunday morning LifeGroup (Sunday School) or you’d like to be, we will be offering a training and gathering time on August 13th at 3:00 pm or August 20th at 12:45 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Education Building, Room E119. Email Anne at [email protected] for more details.

Sunday Morning LifeGroups Registration

Sunday Morning LifeGroups Are Back Beginning September 10th!

Register Your Child Here

PreSchool and Nursery LifeGroups

Our nursery ministry serves families with babies from 6 weeks old until 3 years old. Children are lovingly cared for in our nursery rooms with experienced staff and volunteers. Bible stories and songs are presented to the children in a relaxed and interactive way.
At the beginning of the school year, those children who will be 3 by December 31st of 2017, have the choice to move into a preschool Life Group. Preschool groups will be their home until they begin Kindergarten (K5). In preschool, we want the children to experience 3 basic truths – God Made Me, God Loves Me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. By using stories, songs, games and activities, we help our preschool friends build a strong faith foundation.

Elementary LifeGroups

Our Elementary Life Groups are for families who have children in the Elementary grades. We offer two hours for Elementary age Life Groups. At 9:55, we offer classes grouped by grade level, and at 11:15 am, we offer a multi age class. They share the same lesson and many activities are similar. We start off in our Life Groups to connect and gather and then we transition to a large group setting where we hear the Bible Story and Worship God together.

Then, we return to our smaller Life Groups to explore and experience what we have heard. Life Groups are amazing, and children and leaders both say that they have grown and changed because of them.

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events

August 6th – Rhythms of Grace Worship Service

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Multipurpose Room of the Education Building (Room E119)
Come and join us for a new ministry for Advent UMC. Rhythms of Grace is an interactive worship service designed for children with special needs and their families.

August 13th – Acolyte and Cross Bearer Training

12:30 pm – Multipurpose Room of the Education Building (Room E119)
We are adding to this ministry and bringing in some exciting new changes. Come August 13th for Pizza and training. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. RSVP Here!