Here at Church of the Advent our Mission Statement is:
We strive to be an open and affirming community of Christians welcoming anyone seeking companionship, spiritual nourishment, opportunity for worship and, as Christ directs us, to engage and provide for the poor and vulnerable in local and global communities
We are an affirming congregation believing there is always room for one more and there is room for all colors of the rainbow.
What is it like?
Welcome! Whether you enter via the front door or this Website we hope and pray that you have a warm and exciting experience!
If you find yourself at our Parish Worship Centre you will find a hub of activity. As you enter the front doors you will find yourself in the Narthex - and on a Sunday, someone is always ready to chat! Directly in front of you, you will see St. Matthew’s Chapel - our worship space for our 8:30 and Wednesday morning worship. To the right is the entrance to the main worship space with flexible seating, grand piano, drums, and children’s table! To your left you will find the entrance to our classrooms, main hall, kitchen and bathrooms. We strive to be a barrier free environment so, with the exception of our Sound Booth and storage, everything is on one level.
We have vast and varied ministries happening here at the Church of the Advent and we are always open and welcoming to new ideas. Our ministry team includes lay people from all walks of life and of all ages. Our clerical team includes our parish priest (rector), Sandra, our Deacon Paul, and our assistants Canon Trevor Wright and LCdr Rev John Hounsell-Drover. We are eager to meet you and to get to know you better.
We pray that ours might be a warm, welcoming, spiritual home for you and your family.
If you find yourself with us on a Sunday at a 10:00 worship time please come prepared to stay for fellowship. Our worship time ends with the sacred coffee/tea time!
What about Youth?
We are a Faith Family that celebrates all ages and stages of life. Within our main Sanctuary we have a “Children’s Play Area” with coloring sheets, books and soft toys. This allows any children who want to remain in the Sanctuary an opportunity to do so and still be children. We have a nursery with rocking chairs and toys geared for toddlers and our Sunday School program runs from September – June. We welcome children ages 4 – 13 to join in our fun and engaging program!
We have an active Youth Acolyte program which is a Sunday Liturgical Ministry and we are in the process of creating a Youth Ministry program. Stayed tuned to see where we are heading next!
How can I get connected?
You can call us at 250-474-3031. Email always works as well (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We worship Sundays at 8:30 AM in St. Matthew’s Chapel and 10:00 AM in the main Sanctuary. On Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM we have a Celtic Eucharist with Gospel Discussion in St. Matthew’s Chapel.