3 September, 2021 – Advent Announcements

Photos Wanted!

Say Cheese!
We’re looking for updated photos from everyone for our Advent Family Board. We ask that you find a recent or favorite picture of yourself or your families.
Submit these to Carolyn Jones, either in person or through her email.
Carolyn’s email.


Members of the Advent Coronavirus Team of Safety (ACTS) have been carefully monitoring the results of in-person worship since we started back up May 2.

The following decisions were made (And approved by Church Council as well):

Worship Services

We will continue with two services for at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sign-Up will still be requested.

Masks and physical distancing will be required at the 9 a.m. service.
Masks are currently asked to be worn at the 10:30 a.m. service. We also ask that people continue physical distancing. Please recognize that many will feel more comfortable wearing masks, which is completely fine. We ask that we not make this about our positions on vaccines or masks or any of the ways that could threaten to divide us.

Virtual Services will continue, and when possible, one of the live services recorded on a particular weekend will be added.

Holy Communion

Communion is being provided at the end of the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. Tables with the host and wine will be set up in front of the altar. After communing, the blessing will be given and the communicants and family will be dismissed.

Musician/Piano Player

We have have now named a new church musician, and Lynn will begin in September. Should you have questions, please contact Pastor Scott Pastor’s Direct Email or Peggy Earnhardt Peggy’s Direct Email

SignUp Genius

Here is the link for September Sign-Ups:

Sign-Up Genius Link for Services in September!

Virtual Setting – In addition to live/in-person worship, services will be available under the “Worship” tab on this website or Click Here for Advent’s YouTube Channel.

Services on Sundays are at: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Our ACTS (Advent Coronavirus Team of Safety) group, as well as the Church Council have agreed that we would resume worship services with some adjustments, which are noted below. We are continuing to meet to discuss how things are going with these services.

ADDITIONALLY, we did meet after the latest CDC guidelines have come out. We are assessing these, as well as considering North Carolina guidelines, NC trends and local trends.

Please read this Memo!

A Sign-Up Genius email (as well as some phone calls) has been sent out to Members and Friends, and Sign-Ups are needed for tracking, and so that we don’t have too many people in the building at the same service. Sign-ups will be needed for now, every week.

An important note about the Sign-Ups: Checkmark which service you wish to attend, then click “Submit and Sign up.” After that, put the number of attending people, your name and email, and then click “Sign Up Now.”

Other things to note due to CoVid protocols are the following:

-We ask that people remain in their vehicle until just a few moments prior to the service they attend. (In other words, unfortunately, we ask that you not come into the church 10-15 minutes early to pray/meditate or fellowship.)

-We will have limitations on the number of people attending, so there is space for physical distancing. This is why a second service has been added.

-Masks will be required at the 9:00 a.m. service and are asked to be work at this time for the 10:30 a.m. service.


We WANT things to return to some normalcy, however, to continue to love our neighbor, things will look and be different for a time:

*There will be no Sunday School or Bible Class at this time. (See below for an Adult Zoom Bible Class opportunity. Youth Events continue to take place. And our Education Committee will continue to look at Christian education opportunities for younger grades.)

*There will be no Fellowship Hour or Fellowship within the Church Building. However, people may gather in the parking lot or under the front patio at an appropriate physical distance.

*Virtual Services will continue.

*Any verbal responses should be spoken lightly, to not spread the disease.

*Singing will be done by a singer, and folks may only “whisper” sing, and with masks on. It has been determined that robust singing is dangerous from perspective of spreading the virus.

*There will not be handshakes, hugs or passing of the peace at this time.

*There will not be a processional/recessional at this time.

*There will be no bulletin or hymnals. Words will be up on screen.

*Much of the church is closed and we ask that you don’t go to or use those areas.

*Restrooms will be available, but we ask that you attempt to limit the usage if possible.

*Pastor will be available after service outdoors to bring pastoral concerns, however he will have limited time after the 9:00 a.m. service.

And, once again, Sign-ups are needed prior to the services.

Contact Pastor Scott at Pastor’s Direct Email if you have other questions or concerns.

We hope you understand the reasoning behind all these changes, and we certainly look forward to seeing you again in the Lord’s House!


Join us for Virtual Bible Class on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. We are consistently illuminated by the Light of the World found in Scripture, and we are now looking at the Old Testament Book of 2 Samuel to see God at work around 1000 BC, and comparing how He is at work now. Let His Light Shine!

Join Zoom Meeting

Zoom – Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Meeting ID: 879 0248 4098

Password: Contact Pastor
Pastor’s Direct Email

Continue to lift up our world, our nation, our leaders, our medical personnel, our church, our family, our friends, etc., in prayer during this time.

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