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Social Outreach

 

The Advent Social Outreach Committee organizes events that benefit the local community, and national and international efforts in humanitarian support. Throughout the calendar year, the team leads and participates in various fundraisers and "drives" which allow Advent members to share in giving, along with operating a food bank for the surrounding area.

"Can Can Sunday” is back!  What is Can Can Sunday, you ask?  It’s when we bring in items for Advent’s Food Pantry on the first Sunday of the month.  These donations enable us to provide food boxes for people who contact Advent requesting food assistance.  

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Lenten Hygiene Drive and Food Drive

for the Growing Home Food Bank

We collected almost 900 pounds of food and 115 pounds of hygiene products for Growing Home.

 

Many many thanks to all who donated.  Growing Home was so very appreciative.

 

Watch this page and emails regarding our school supply drive beginning in July.

The God’s Work Our Hands event held in conjunction with St. Andrew on Sunday, September 10th was a great success. 

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We completed a variety of projects which included:

¨ Creating and writing Autumn themed cards to send to residents of a local care center.

 

¨ Repackaging bulk rice into family size packages for the Growing Home food pantry.

 

¨ Gathering household items and furnishings for the Lutheran Family Services Refugee and Asylee Program.

 

¨ Assembling an “Apartment Bin” of basic supplies for a Refugee family.

 

¨ The start of our annual Coat Drive. 

Mission Statement

 

Advent’s Social Outreach team strives to share the hospitality and warmth of Advent with others so “All
May Know Christ’s Love”.  The team organizes events throughout the year to so members of our
congregation can share their blessings with those less fortunate.
Our team is always looking to do more for our local neighbors in need. Through programs like the food
bank, the annual school supply drive, the coat drive, and the ornament tree that provides gifts for
children who might not have any on Christmas, we hope we are making life a little easier for our
immediate community.    


We also strive to care for our brothers and sisters in the Rocky Mountain Synod and throughout the
world who are served by the E.L.C.A.  We hold an annual fund raiser to provide ELCA global gifts and
encourage Advent members to contribute to Lutheran World Relief. Christ tells us to take care of our brothers and sisters.  The Social Outreach team provides the opportunities for members of Advent to give to those who need to know that Christ and their neighbors care for them.

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