Parish Life



July Mission Update

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Our July Mission focused on areas of the church building and grounds that needed some special attention for cleaning and organizing.  Additionally, some landscaping chores were completed that had been begun in June.  Please take time to notice the lovely plantings that have dressed up our Sherwood Place and Education Wing entrances and Memorial Garden.  These purchases were made possible by memorial contributions received earlier this spring.  And, thanks to hearty volunteers not to be dissuaded by the heat, weeds were pulled, shrubs were trimmed, and summer flower baskets were hung.

In the nave, the church pews, choir loft, and altar area received special dusting and waxing.  The many refrigerators and freezers we maintain in support of the Food Pantry were cleaned, organized, and sanitized.  Our “craft” room, aka “teapot room,” was cleared of overflow items, repurposed, and organized.

Workers were treated to breakfast of sausage biscuits and lunch of hot dogs, salad, and chips.

Considering all the wonderful benefits of the hard work, the greatest blessing was the fun and fellowship among those who participated.  We express heartfelt appreciation to everyone who came and helped.



Welcome to the website of Church of the Advent, Norfolk. We hope the website provides easy access to the information about us that you are seeking. Most of all, we hope you will be led to join us for Sunday worship, fellowship, Christian formation, community outreach, and world mission as we journey together in our quest for the deeper meaning of life through our faith in Jesus Christ.

We strive to reach out in genuine hospitality. We are eager to make you welcome. Our parish congregation represents a wide range of ages and lifestyles – all beloved children of God to whom none is a stranger, all come together to the Table of our Lord.

We seek to be the Church – the Body of Christ serving the world in the name of Christ. We pray you will join us, feel that you are at home, and blessed by your presence at The Church of the Advent.