Local Ministry Opportunities

At Advent, we are exploring many ways that we might, together or as individuals, learn to love as God loves.

  • The Hatboro Food Bank at St. John’s Lutheran Church

The Church of the Advent supports the work of our local food-bank through donation of goods, money and time.  Several of our members are faithful volunteers and would love to talk about the time they spend supporting this important local endeavor.

  • ACCE

Near Temple University The Church of the Advocate runs an arts based community development program for community members of all ages.   Vicar Rev. Dr. Renee  McKenzie has told me she would love to have some older adults visit on a regular basis to support their literacy program by listening to young readers read aloud.   If you would like to be a part of a small group visiting ACCE on a bi-weekly basis, contact Lynn Hade, our rector.

  • Goods for Others

Several times over the course of the year we collect items needed by area ministries.  Whether it is sweaters, socks or gloves for wintertime visitors to the Seaman’s Church Institute, school supplies needed by low income students at area schools or layette items for a new mother’s ministry, the volunteers who collect the supplies can always use a helping hand in organizing and delivering the items.  Let us know if you would like to lend some time and muscle to these ministries.

  • Aid for Friends

Church of the Advent supports a local feeding program to bring home prepared meals to local shut-ins or people temporarily unable to leave their home due to mobility issues. Parish volunteer prepare and package meals that are stored in a freezer ready for pick-up and delivery by program volunteers.