Advent Connect
May 12, 2022
Advent Connect
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Join Our Cindy Send-Off!
Rev. Cindy Yanchury has announced her retirement for later this month. Cindy's spiritual force has blessed many during her 21 years at Advent. She has baptized, taught, shared, led, consoled, and celebrated the lives of children, youth and adults of this congregation and will be greatly missed. Her last Sunday service will be May 22nd (and her last day in the office will be June 1st.) Be sure to partake in this celebratory service and luncheon!

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, May 22, 2022

There will be a celebratory luncheon following the May 22nd service. Everyone in our congregation and the greater community is welcome to come celebrate her committed service. No RSVP needed, just come share joy!
If you would like to:

  • Contribute to Cindy's retirement gift, please click HERE.
  • Bring a salad or dessert for the luncheon, please click HERE.
  • Send a video greeting to include in a special video of Advent’s best wishes for Cindy. Keep it simple, short and sweet and email to Scott Apple at by Sunday evening, May 15. Check out this video if you need help or suggestions in making your video message.

Jacob's Ladder By Pastor Eric

Help Us Make Worship Happen, No Previous Experience Needed!
Please consider the following ways you can make our worship happen. Click on the links to find out more and sign up by Wednesday for Sunday Service:

  • WELCOME TEAM - Share your smile with a hearty hello and gladness.
  • READERS - Lead the Call to Worship or read Scripture.
  • MEDIA - The Media is the Message, simply click the space bar.
  • SOUND - Can you hear me now? If not, we need you in the booth.
  • CAMERAS - Lights, camera, action, you're running the camera.

Summer Staff Wanted
Your friendly CYF staff are super stoked up for summer ministries. We have four great camps planned and we will train you (ages 14 and up). If you are interested in this enriching summer work opportunity, please contact Pastor Cindy at Summer camp dates are as follows:

Food Truck Party (VBS) - June 13th - 17th (Grades K-5)
Eco Camp - June 27th - July 1st  (Grades 3-6)
Christmas in July - July 11th - July 15th (Grades K-5)
Kids Create - August 1st - August 5th (Grades K-5)

Pastor Eric
Will be at Midwest Mission Distribution Center May 15-20, 2022 along with Jack Trainer, Deb Smith-Wagner and Lantz Wagner
. Our Advent team will be in Pawnee, IL showing God’s love through the distribution of disaster relief supplies and other forms of assistance to help meet basic human needs around the world. For pastoral emergencies, please call Pastor Cindy at 651-454-3944.

Choir Practice - Last Practice Before Summer
Wednesday night choir practice is at 7 pm. This is the last practice prior to summer break..

Submit A Prayer
Please email any prayer requests by noon on Mondays to 

Submit An ADVENT CONNECT Announcement

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Faith Builders, Youth Time & Confirmation Updates
  • Youth Time: End of year outing MAY 15  We will have our not-to-miss end of the year outing to CAN CAN WONDERLAND on May 15th, here are the details. Also, Grant will be preaching that Sunday as well, don't miss out!
  • We will meet at the church at 2:50 for a 3:00 departure
  • We will return to the church at 6:00
  • Grant will need an RSVP by no later than Thursday, 5/12. (to ensure we have enough transportation) 
  • If we don't have a critical mass of youth, the event will be cancelled.
  • This is a FREE youth event.
  • Just check out some of these holes!
Youth Time: Youth Mission Trip Summer July 23-30 Sign up now for an important lesson while on a trip to Denver CO. This year's trip theme is "For Real - Love Authentically" (Romans 12:9a.) Half of the spots are filled. The sign up is HERE.
  • Faith Builders & 4th-6th Graders will be practicing a special song for Pastor Cindy's Send-Off during Faith Builders. Miss Angie will be leading. We'll also be sending a practice track to the kids.
Summer Day Camp Registration is Open
Great news, summer camps for children in Kindergarten - 5th grades are now open! Click here to view the brochure and sign up!

Camp Minnesota, run by the MN UMC Annual Conference, also has some awesome camps. Click here to see what they have to offer.

Come Garden at Advent
We have two plots available this growing season to join our the other 12 Gardeners. This is a great way to get outside and grow some healthy food! Email Mark Krueger for more information.

Tuesdays @ 10 am Bible Study
Pastor Eric leads a one-hour+ reflection on the weekly “lectionary” scripture lessons. This group meets via Zoom, which allows for long-distance connections. Email the office to receive the Zoom link and join us.

Cleanup Day - MAY 14TH
May 14th, any time between 8:30am - 12:00pm
It takes many hands to keep Advent looking good inside and out. If you would like to help us refresh the church indoors and outdoors, please join us Saturday, May 14th from 8:30am - noon. Kids can help too! Donuts and coffee provided. Tell us you're coming

CYF Ministries Virtual Wish Tree
Summer camps, Faith Builders and other CFY ministries use a lot of supplies, all put to good use! Our cupboards are a little bare. If you can help us restock, please click
Thank you!

Share While You Shop
Our Share While You Shop campaign continues through August, benefiting
Open Door food shelves. Our donations help stock shelves during dwindling summer months, when kids are home from school. Our goal is to collect over 2000 lbs worth of donations. Thank you to those who have donated!

· Peanut Butter (Crunchy or Creamy)
· Toilet Paper
· Bags of Dried Black Beans (12-16 oz)
· Canned Chicken or Tuna
· Vegetable Oil (16-48 oz. bottles)
· Canned Tomato Sauce
· Extra paper or cloth grocery bags

Sign up for 2022 Altar Flowers
If you wish to honor or remember a special person or occasion in your life by sponsoring altar flowers for Sunday worship, sign up here by the Wednesday prior to your Sunday sponsorship. The cost is $20.

You may continue to contribute by giving online
here. Or, you may mail your check to the office. Thank you for all your generous and faith-filled support of Advent UMC.

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