The Episcopal Church of the Advent

Palm City, Florida

Our Ministries

Spiritual Life
     Music Worship ...........   Choir, Instrumental music
     Eucharistic Visitors
......  Trained & certified lay people who take Communion to those
                                                   not able to attend worship
     Prayer Chain
.............   Volunteers who personally pray for specific needs when notified
                                                   & weekly for those on our Prayer List
     Cursillo
...................   Provide support for the diocesan Cursillo movement, plan
                                                   Ultreyas & sponsors members who want to attend a Cursillo
     Kairos Ministry
..........   Provides support for the Kairos prison ministry when they utilize
                                                    Advent facilities
     Altar Guild
...............   Prepares the Altar and church for all services
     Lay Readers
.............   Reads one of the Scripture Lessons in worship
     Chalice Bearers
.........   Trained & certified to serve the wine for Communion
     Acolytes & Crucifers ...   Trained lay people, often young people, who assist in worship by
                                                    lighting candles, carrying the Cross
 
Evangelism & Growth
     Guest Ministry
..........  Greet guests, offer Welcome Packet, & orient to the service
     Greeters
.................  Greet at the front door all attending services
     Ushers
...................   Hand out bulletins, monitor rows for Communion,
                                               
count attendees for each service, pass offering plates
     Name Tags
..............  Hand out name tags for each service & collect at end
     Website
.................   A team that updates the church website each week
     Special Events ..........   Planning & implementing events designed to attract guests
     Newcomer Ministry
.....  Assist in planning quarterly Newcomer Luncheons, be Hosts for
                                             new members inviting them to attend events & services
                                                
introduce them to other parishioners

Christian Education
     Adult Education ............  Adult Forum, Inquirer?s Class, Bible Studies
     Children / Youth ...........  Sunday School & Youth Group leaders & helpers
     Confirmation Preparation.. Leaders & helpers for youth and adult classes
     Vacation Bible School....... Planning & implementing a summer VBS
     Children?s Music ............ Music for all children & youth each Sunday

Mission & Outreach
     Haiti Mission Trip .......... Planning, fundraising & maintenance project
     LAHIA Sandwich Ministry... Making sandwiches for LAHIA twice a month
     United Thank Offering ..... Annual offering to support mission around world
     Food Drives .................  Food collections for House of Hope & LAHIA
     School Supply Drive ........  to help children in need at local elementary school

Fellowship & Activities
     Family Events .......... Events focused on families including children
     ECW ..................... Episcopal Church Women monthly meetings
     Coffee Hour ............ Weekly refreshments after service in Parish Hall
     Social Events ........... Quarterly parish-wide events just for fun

Stewardship ............... Coordinate Commitments of time, talent, treasure and                            educational opportunities throughout year

Facilities & Grounds ..... Overseeing building & property maintenance & organize Work Days.