This page houses various resources for members, regular attendees, and people wanting to explore Advent Anglican more deeply. You can click the links above or scroll down to find what you're looking for. And if you don't see it, feel free to contact us.
Parish events are listed below. Click on the event for a full description and for options like sharing or adding to your iCal or GoogleCalendar. Please feel free to contact Fr. Aaron if you have further questions about an event.
Journey is a 27 week, prayer-focused program designed to help people struggling with a variety of relational or sexual brokenness. Everything from family of origin issues to the inability to love themselves or others well. It’s being held at Northshore Community Church from 7:00pm-9:30pm on Wednesday nights starting September 26 and running until May. The cost is $225. If you are interested please contact Jeff as soon as possible as the program starts soon and there is an application process. If you have further questions contact Deb.
Seasoned choristers and willing learners are invited to join an a cappella choir to enrich this year's Advent liturgy. Participants will rehearse a few pieces from the Anglican tradition to be sung on several Sundays before Christmas. A first meeting will be scheduled for October, with rehearsals to follow in November. With questions or to sign up, please contact John.
Do you remember, as a kid, your parents giving you money to buy a Christmas gift for them? It was a delight to give to them, even if they were the ones ironically funding it. We give to God similarly, remembering that anything we have--time, money, energy, etc.--came from him to begin with. When we give to the Lord, we're really giving back, and that makes our giving all the more joyful.
If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, we'd sure appreciate your participation. You can contact our Verger, Kevin Leach (click here) to learn about assisting with music, children, setup, and plenty other opportunities.
Thank you also for your monetary contributions. We consider it a privilege to be responsible with our finances, knowing that the money we receive is your gift given to God. That's something sacred, and we endeavor to be faithful stewards of what is, in truth, his.
To give financially, you have three options:
Your financial contributions are tax-deductible, as Advent Anglican is a registered nonprofit. All contributors will receive a year-end giving statement for tax purposes. Also, our parish budget is available for any to see; simply request a copy.
If you're still wanting to learn more about Advent Anglican and things pertaining to it (Wow! You're voracious!), here are some helpful links and resources.
Artist Profiles: Our Lay Pastor of the Arts, Jeremiah Webster, periodically interviews artists within and beyond the parish. Here are PDFs of some of those delightful interviews.
Kristina Bresnen, poet. June, 2015. (Download PDF). Also, her prize-winning poem "Consider the Lilies" can be read in ARC Poetry Magazine's issue 74, Summer 2014, pages 7-13.
Scott Wilder, novelist. January, 2015. (Download PDF)
Deborah Anderson, iconographer. October, 2014. (Download PDF)
Cathy Bobb, psalmist. July, 2014. (Download PDF)
Recommended Books: Here are a few books that are sure to satisfy your Anglican intrigue.
By Thomas McKenzie (published by Colony Catherine, 2014): The Anglican Way: A Guidebook. This is a simple and superb walk through what defines Anglicanism and why it is so well poised to serve Christians in today's American culture.
By N.T. Wright (published by HarperOne, 2008): Surprised by Hope: Rethinking the Resurrection. From contemporary Anglican scholar Wright, this is what many say is his most life-changing book.
By C.S. Lewis (published numerous times): Mere Christianity. There are countless Lewis recommendations, but if you've never read anything by him, start here.
By Jane Williams (published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2011): Lectionary Reflections (Years A, B & C). A longstanding popular columnist writing weekly reflections on the lectionary readings, Williams comments on each set of Sunday readings with insight and feeling.
By Oxford University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1979). Each version of the Book of Common Prayer has its advantages. At Advent Anglican, our liturgy is drawn almost entirely from the 1979 version. It is useful also for individual worship, as well as exploring foundational Anglican documents, contained therein.
By Cyril C. Richardson (published by Collier Books, 1970): Early Church Fathers. There are many books to turn to if you want to read some of the writings of the earliest Christians, but Richardson's is one of the most concise and accessible anthologies out there.
External Websites: At this point you're already aware of our connection to PEARUSA and the ACNA, but we'll give those links once more here, along with a few other helpful ones.
Our bishop is Bp. Ken Ross, who serves at International Anglican Church.
Our direct Anglican affiliation is through PEARUSA.
We are members of the Anglican Church in North America.
We are pleased to work alongside the ACNA's local Cascadia Diocese and its bishop, Bp. Kevin Allen.
When Anglicans speak of their global belonging, it is the Worldwide Anglican Communion to which they are referring.
A good consortium of blogging Anglican leaders is the popular Anglican Pastor blog.
Below are the most recent sermons. Each audio file begins by listing the scripture readings from which the sermon was drawn, but if you're ever curious, you can view the assigned readings for any given date at LectionaryPage.net. If you're looking for example sermons from our pastoral staff, keep scrolling below!
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