Love Is Why We Serve!

 
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

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Jesus 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.
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 
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 term 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.