Love is why we Go!

When we hear the word, “church” we are likely to think of a building with four walls.But the church is not a building. It is people who believe that God is their Creator and Father, accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
 
As the song goes, “I am the Church, you are the Church, we are the Church together. All who follow jesus, all around the world.” Yes! We’re the church together. On Sunday morning the “church” may worship in a building and other days of the week may gather there for fellowship.
 
But most of the time the church is not and should not be contained to four walls. God’s people are out in the world; living, working, and playing. Wherever they go, they are the church! As fewer people make the commitment to be a part of a church community, it is even more important for church people to do their ministry in the world and not only within the walls.
 
There are many opportunities to volunteer for Advent’s Outreach programs.
 
 

 Local Outreach For Our Community

Advent-Outreach-Alzherimers-Community-CarEJesus said, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of min, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
 
The Alzheimer’s Community Care program offers a variety of services and resources to patients and caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Advent hosts this wonderful ministry on our campus, free of charge, which provides a weekly adult day care program to those in the Boca Raton area.
 
Alzheimer’s Community Care is located on the Advent Square campus in Boca Raton, Florida.
 
Visit Alzheimer’s Community Care website: www.alzcare.org
For additional information or volunteer for this organization:
 
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Boca Helping Hands was formed by local congregations concerned with the growing needs of hunger and other problems in the Boca Raton community. Boca Helping Hands addresses possible solutions to these concerns for the underprivileged in our own community.
 
Advent provides financial support to Boca Helping Hands in addition to donating non-perishable food collected during its summer and Thanksgiving food drives. Advent school students also participate in the food drives as school community project.
 
 
 
Visit Boca Helping Hands website: https://www.bocahelpinghands.org/
For additional information or to volunteer for this organization:
 
 
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Family Promise of South Palm Beach county is an interfaith organization that depends on more than 1,200 active volunteers representing many congregations, including Advent Church, to accomplish its objectives.
 
Family Promise provides temporary shelter, food, financial management training, family counseling, access to transportation, educational scholarship funding, and a formal leng-term mentoring program to ensure successful life transitions for its guest.
 
 Advent Church is a host site for Family Promise several time throughout the calendar year. At the hosting times we are in need of volunteers for overnight stays, providing meals, and playing with the little ones.
 
 
 
 
 
Visit Family Promise website: https://familypromise.org/
For additional information or volunteer for this organization:
 
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Food For The Poor … Saving Lives… Transforming Communities…
Renewing Hope
 
Food For The Poor Vision statement is a reflection of our Lord’s unconditional love – a love that surrenders all, that inspires trust and faith, and that embraces all people, regardless of race, status or creed.
 
Advent has been a long time supporter of Food For The Poor for it’s terrific work that it does in Latin America and Caribbean countries, especially the country of Haiti. Since 1986, Food for the Poor has built 18,238 homes and installed over 770 water wells in Haiti.
 
Join the Advent Team to Pack the Food at FAU – June 1, 2019 start at 9am 
Call Church office or email Pastor Dave.
 
Visit Food for the Poor website: https://www.foodforthepoor.org/
For additional information or to volunteer for this organization:
 
 

 International Outreach For Our World

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Advent is proud to participate in the Freedom Challenge of Operation Mobilization.
 
Freedom Challenge is a movement of passionate women dedicated to freeing oppressed and enslaved women and children all around the world. We do this by participating in physical challenges that test our limits, while raising funds and awareness to combat these dark, social injustices and set women and children on the pathway to freedom.
 
Freedom Challenge takes a four-pronged approach to freeing women and children around the world: Prevent, Rescue, Restore, Development.
For more information on the Freedom Challenge aid:
 
Advent’s Team Leaders are Debbie Dingle and Susan Hagen, contact them for information about Advent’s participation.
 
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Making Disciples, Impacting the World for Christ. Good Shepherd’s Fold is located in Buikwe District, Uganda.
 
Good Shepherd’s Fold was established in 1994 as a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. The original work has deepened over the years to impact entire families and communities. The current mission of Good Shepherd’s Fold is to holistically build thriving families through child care and advocacy, education and community development so that disciples are being made and communities are being transformed for Christ.
 
Good Shepherd’s Fold is a Ministry of Global Outreach. To learn more about Good Shepherd: http://gsfuganda.com/
 
For more information about this organization:
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Advent has been involved in mission work in Haiti for over 20 years. Our current focus is the Village of Hope School and Health Medical Center in Ganthier, Haiti, about 20 miles west of Port of Prince.
 
The Village of Hope School offers a subsidized quality education with a Christian foundation to 650 students from preschool to post high school. Advent church members can sponsor students for $35 a month.
 
The Village of Hope Medical Center offers reduced fee health care to students, their families, and the community. The Medical Center servers of 20 patients a day. They have recently added Dental and Eye care for their patients. Advent members can make monthly or annual donations in any amount to help support this ministry.
 
Mission Teams from Advent go annually for a week to visit the ministries and serve as needed.
To join a mission trip or for more information about the Village of Hope: Email Pastor Andy Hagen
 
 
 
 

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Advent Life Ministries

Preschool, Elementary & Middle School

Advent Square – Senior Living Community

Advent Life Ministries, a mission of Advent Church, includes a Early Childhood preschool, Elementary and Middle school and for our senior community, Advent Square Senior Living, with both Independent living and Dependent with Memory Care living facilities. No matter what age or stage of life you are in, Advent is here to serve. For additional information about any Advent Life Ministry, contact our Lead Pastor Andy Hagen.  Email Pastor Andy
 

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Advent Early Childhood Preschool

 
Founded in 1968 by the members of Advent Lutheran Church in response to the community’s need for high quality Christian childcare and education.
 
Early Childhood School serves children from six weeks old thru Prekindergarten. We accept Florida VPK program vouchers.
 
2019 Award recipient for Best Preschool in Palm Beach County thru The Palm Beach Post’s Official Community Choice Awards.
 
ECS offers after school care and summer camp programs, too.
 
Come and take a tour of our wonderful facilities and staff. Love is why we are here!
 
300 E. Yamato Road | Boca Raton, Fl. 33431
561-395-3631 Option #1
Mrs. Barbara Choy, Principal
 

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Advent Elementary &

Middle School

 
Celebrating over 50 years of service to the Boca Raton communities, Advent’s Elementary and Middle School is for students entering Kindergarten thru the Eighth grade. New to Advent school is Transitional Kindergarten, this is for the child that needs an extra year to develop skills for Kindergarten.
 
Our mission is to Creating Confident, Compassionate, Capable, Christian Leaders thru our comprehensive curriculum, STEM concepts, robotics, a variety of extra-curricular, athletic and fine arts opportunities. Our Christian environment with community based projects that all students participate in throughout the school year.
 
EMS offers after school care, school holidays, and summer camp programs.
 
300 E. Yamato Road | Boca Raton, Fl. 33431
561-395-3631 Option #2
Mrs. Laura Bluhm, Principal

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Advent Square

Senior Living Community

 
Welcome Home! Our mission at Advent Square is to share the love of Christ with seniors and give them a home where they are comfortable, cared for, and loved by our wonderful staff.
 
Advent Square offer apartment rentals with one bedroom and one bath for seniors that are still active and can live on their own. Rental includes utilities, wifi, basic tv, housekeeping, two meals a day, and so much more. Small pets are welcome too!
 
Our assisted living units are for our seniors that are are in need of help with their daily care. We also have a Memory Care unit. Our staff is committed to offer a warn, friendly environment to all our residents.
 
4798 North Dixie Hwy. | Boca Raton, Fl 33431
561-391-7207
Michael Norfleet, DCP