Programs/ Ways to Serve

Visiting the Sick and Shut In

We always need visitors. Visit someone who is unable to be in church.  Bring communion or just bring yourself and share a time of prayer, news and story.

Island Book Group

Readers meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at a member's home. Call the parish office for the next meeting place and the next book. All readers, whether from Advent or not, are most welcome.

Episcopal Church Women/Episcopal Church Men

We have active women’s and men’s groups who are the backbones of this parish when it comes to service. Our men's group leader is Michael Torpey. Call the office for more information at 609 884 3065. The women's group leader is Carol Obligado, 898-9699. Please contact them for additional information. The women meet monthly in the Parish Hall. The men meet on the first Tuesday of the month for breakfast in the Parish Hall.

Altar Guild

These are the loyal and dedicated women and men who make it work. They gather to set up in advance of our services. They clean and polish and enjoy each other. There is always room for one more.

Acolytes, Readers, Ushers, Greeters, Chalice Bearers

It takes all sorts on Sunday morning and so it takes you to volunteer. Whether you would just like to greet your neighbors, or read one of the lessons, serve as an acolyte at the altar, or bear the chalice when we come to the rail for communion, there is a place for you.


Advent’s Outreach Committee is an active group that reaches out to the community with hand’s on work (such as organizing and participating in an annual CROP walk against hunger), supporting local children with cultural enrichment and responding to those who find themselves in particular need. Our outreach chair is Marrie Cassidy, 884-8185.


During the year the choir feeds us and themselves with song. If you would like to sing in our choir, or play in the bell choir, contact, Carol Obligado, Advent’s Organist and Choir Director at 898-9688 or 884-3065.

New Ideas

Do you have an idea, a talent, a story? Perhaps there is something that pulls at your heart. Is there something that you would like to teach? These are the beginnings and foundations of community. Here is the way we start programs that feed us and the world. If you do have an idea, don't be shy. Speak to someone, the Rector or the Deacon, one of the Vestry; but do speak up. Your light is too bright to hide.