Outreach

Advent’s mission is “To Grow in the Lord and to Make Him Known”.

We are a community of Christians gathered around the Word and the Sacraments, inviting all people to prepare for and receive the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.

Our involvement is based on what Jesus commanded us to do. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Some of our efforts:

      1. PORCH (People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill and Carrboro Homes)– Advent volunteers collect food items; take food to distribution locations once a month, and hboilerplate-occelp sort food for distribution one Monday each month. Please continue to bring canned food, cereals, soups, and school snack items to church.
      2. Operation Christmas Child – Advent annually gathers toys and other items to pack in shoeboxes to support the efforts of Samaritans Purse. A small shoebox can have a big impact.  What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal.  Be part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift.
      3. Thanksgiving food drive – Advent provides several local families with a Thanksgiving meal, other food staples, special items for the kids and a gift certificate.
      4. Christmas Gifts – Advent collects food and gifts for one or more families in need at Christmastime.
      5. Touched by Grace – We support Grace Lutheran’s annual community outreach program.

We are blessed to be a blessing to others.  If you are interested in participating in any or all of these events please join us at Advent Lutheran Church.