Below you will find some of Advent's latest news
When we first stopped our in-person worship services in March, no one anticipated that we would be out of the building this long. We now face a time when limited social gatherings (with masks and distancing) are being permitted, but the danger of Covid-19 is still very real and medical experts are warning of continued risk. Some churches are jumping back into "Normal" worship and fellowship; others are speodning more time with the safety issues. At Advent, we have decided that our actions are not going to be based on "what is legal" but rather, what is medically wise, socially responsible, and living out our Christian call to love our neighbor....
In 1991, members from the Old Goschenhoppen church took a leap of faith and moved to the current Harleysville location. The original building is now 29 years old and just like our personal homes our Advent building requires ongoing maintenance and at times significant projects.
At the annual Congregational Meeting in January it was approved to initiate a Building Fund Appeal with a goal of a minimum of $130,000 to ensure we have the funds require for these projects. At that time, the projects included roof replaces, driveway paving, parking lot paving, air conditioning unit and flooring/carpet replacement.
Due to the events of the past few months related to the Coronavirus, the Building Improvement Fund Appeal scope has been reduced and modified. The request will be for $40,000 to cover the cost of the roof replacement and to support the Audio/Video position and additional equipment required to maintain the online worship through the end of 2020...
Our first reading for Sunday ends with the words, "Is God in this place or not?" What a great question. Everything is chaotic and crazy. Events are cancelled. Futures are uncertain. Where is God? Is God in this place or not? I trust we are going to be able to strongly answer, "Yes!"
God has cared for us, and is with us even...especially...in the midst of this pandemic. We want to do what we can to remind each other, to engage with our community and with God, and to care for one another. We want to be church. Our staff met this morning to talk about how we will do that.
1- NO PUBLIC WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY. ONLINE VIEWING OPTION...
Sunday September 20, 2020, 3:00pm – live stream
(Harleysville, PA) - Mark your calendar for Advent's next live-streamed concert!
We are proud to present Ms Hannah Yu, concert pianist on Sunday September 20, 3:00pm, live-streamed on our YouTube channel.
In addition, one LUCKY winner/ family will have the chance to view the concert IN PERSON!! When was the last time you heard live music in real life? (not on the internet). March? February? 2019? Now's the time.
You can submit bids directly to Vincent Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in our silent auction. The bidding process is NOW OPEN, and will close at 12:00am Monday Sept 14.
All proceeds will benefit Advent's Music Scholarship Fund... help support the next musician... maybe someday that person will also play a concert at Advent. (It's been done already, don't forget. Two of our scholarship winners have played concerts here, Ben Solomon in 2019 and Garrett Ryan this past June.)
Hannah Yu was born to a pastor's family in Pusan, S. Korea. Growing up at church, she was influenced by rich music making year around and found her passion in learning & playing classical piano music consistently over 40 years.
Ms. Yu received a bachelor's degree in piano performance in Pusan and studied at California State Univ. Fullerton in a graduate program. She then earned a master's degree in piano performance at Temple University and finished the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Temple Univ. As winner of the concerto competition of Boyer College of Music, she performed with Temple's Symphony Orchestra.
She performs actively as soloist in concert halls and churches, and collaboratively with opera singers, soloists & choirs. She has served as church organist & pianist since 1988 in S. Korea and in the US and is currently the organist at Bethel Hill UMC in Lansdale.
"It is my privilege & joy to share wonderful blessings of the Lord through playing music. I hope this concert will bring encouragement & inspiration to each listener." - Hannah Yu
Advent Lutheran Church, 470 Landis Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438. (Corner of Rt 113 and Landis Rd).
For more information: Vincent Ryan, email@example.com or 215.256.9941.