Confirmation Registration is Open

Confirmation is back and has been shifted to 8th grade! Confirmation is a time of in-depth faith exploration for students, to help them continue to build a foundation of faith that will grow with them throughout their lives. At the end of Confirmation, there is an opportunity for these students to make a personal decision to claim their faith for themselves.

Because we have moved Confirmation to the students’ 8th grade year, and many students have already become well-established in Elevate, our student ministry, this year we are integrating Confirmation into Elevate. While Confirmation is not mandatory, it is what will be offered to 8th graders during the Elevate time frame. Confirmands will come on Sunday evenings throughout the school year at 5:45pm for Elevate dinner, announcements, and games. Then, during the worship portion, confirmands will break off and have a Confirmation lesson followed by Confirmation life groups. They will return to the big Elevate group for the wrap-up and be finished by 7:45pm.

Confirmation will run throughout the school year from September through April. Confirmation registration is open now through Thursday, August 18th to those who will be in 8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact Pastor Rachel if you have any questions.

 

Greater Initiative

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do GREATER things than these, because I am going to the Father.” – John 14:12 (NRSV)

The primary goal of the Greater Initiative is to help all of us in our growth as disciples by taking a step in financial generosity so that we might experience the Greater things God has for us. Our hope is that everyone will take their next faith step in financial giving by placing trust in God through extravagant generosity. Sharing God’s gifts enables our church to expand ministry impact to accomplish Greater things than we could ever imagine. Check out the video from Pastor Michael to learn more about Greater and how you can take a step in discipleship.

FAQ’s

Ways to Pledge

  1. If you are currently attending Advent or are a member of Advent, you can make your online commitment to the Greater Initiative through your Realm account. You can make your pledge in Realm here. If you have not joined Realm yet and would like to request an invite, please click here.
  2. If you are new to Advent or do not have a Realm account, you can make your commitment online by clicking here.
  3. If you have a printed commitment card, you can turn in your commitment card on Commitment Sunday, November 21, 2021 at both worship services (9 am and 10:30 am), you can mail it to Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681, or you can bring it by the church office.
  4. If you do not have a printed commitment card but would like to make your commitment in person, please join us on Sunday, November 21st at either worship service (9 am or 10:30 am) for Commitment Sunday. Printed Commitment Cards will be available.

Questions?

For questions about the Greater Initiative, you can contact the church office at (864) 288-8217, email us at [email protected], or use our online contact form!

Advent Midweek

Join us for Midweek at Advent on Wednesday evenings! Midweek is taking a break for the summer and will return in September 2022!

Midweek’s weekly focus is to provide fellowship and LifeGroups for adults and kids! In order to make it more convenient to come straight from work/school, we offer an optional dinner on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (weekly registration required) for a minimal fee, provided before Adult LifeGroups and Kids programming begins each week.

If you’re interested in Midweek and have questions about joining a LifeGroup or Advent Kids programming, please use the link below so our staff can contact you!

  • Midweek Schedule
    5:15 – 6:00 pm – Optional Dinner in the Christian Life Center
    6:00 – 7:30 pm – Adult LifeGroups
    6:00 – 7:30 pm – Advent Kids in the Education Building – You will need to check-in your child in the Advent Kids Check-in area of the Education Building.
  • Register for Dinner 

    If you plan to attend Midweek dinner, you can register here each week that Midweek offers a meal.