The purpose of the organization is “to engage and unite the efforts of Christian women of the Advent Christian Denomination in sending the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout the world, the deepening of the spiritual life among believers in Christ, and by organization to render more efficient the work of the women of our churches and meeting the needs of women by providing encouragement in: Christian spiritual growth, prayer and praise , fellowship, and outreach.
Sunday Morning Small Groups
Groups for all ages meet each Sunday morning at 10:00 AM to study the Bible and to fellowship. Currently, our groups consist of:
Nursery (infant-‐2), Pre-‐school (ages 3-‐5), Grades K-‐2
Teens (middle school/high school) College/Career (young adults) Middle Adults
Our senior adults, aka “The Advent Cruisers”, take day trips and enjoy times of fellowship over meals and through participating in special events.
The Men’s Fellowship at First Advent meets monthly and seeks to create an atmosphere where our men can relax, laugh, talk, eat, and ultimately pursue our very simple goal: “Assist the needy in a manner that would be pleasing to our Savior, Jesus Christ”.
First Advent Christian Church has a vibrant music ministry because we believe music is a vital way to praise and to worship God. Currently, we have an adult choir, an adult hand bell choir, and an orchestra. Participation in all music ensembles and programs to church members and visitors.
The Adult Choir is open to adults as well as middle and high school students who love to sing. We provide special music of various styles for each weekly worship service as well as special programs for Christmas and Easter. We look forward to opportunities for community involvement also. The choir rehearses each Wednesday from 7:15 until 8:15.
Handbell Choir participates in worship services periodically throughout the year and during special services such as those held on Easter and Christmas Eve. The group welcomes adult members as well as teenagers. At least minimal music reading skills are required to participate, however all with a desire to worship and expand musical knowledge are welcome. Please contact us for information regarding membership or engaging the group for public or private events.
Here at First Advent, we believe that instrumental music is one of the most powerful outlets of worship found in scripture. The First Advent Orchestra provides uplifting music of various styles during each weekly service. Anyone having completed at least two years of study on an instrument through the public school system, private lessons, or independently is invited to attend rehearsal, perform and enjoy making music for Christ. In addition to the main ensemble, smaller groups such as chamber winds and brass ensemble also provide music for worship periodically throughout the year. The orchestra is also involved in community outreach and is available for other church, private, and public engagements.
The group rehearses weekly in the sanctuary at First Advent Christian Church from 4:30pm-‐6:00pm.
For more information regarding joining the orchestra or engaging the group for a function please feel free to attend a rehearsal or contact us.
Middle and High School
Our goal is to provide students in grades 6-12 opportunities to grow as they connect with God, their peers, and the community. We offer many opportunities for worship and discipleship
Each volunteer assisting with student ministries must submit to a criminal background check.
Our middle school and high school students have their own small group that meets at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings for a time of Bible study and discussion.
On Wednesday evenings, fellowship time begins at 5:45 and includes dinner followed by Bible study from 6:30-‐7:15.
Special events and outings are also enjoyed throughout the year. Some of these include: summer camp, retreats, concerts, fellowships, and mission activities.
A small group for young adults is offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM. This group has in‐depth, topical Bible studies and discussions.
The mission of the Children’s Ministry at First Advent Christian Church is to lead our children to a relationship with God through a nurturing environment where positive role models are present and the love of God is exhibited. It is our goal to foster the growth of our children in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord so they may be able to apply biblical principles to their lives enabling them to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
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Small groups are available for children of all ages each Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. Small groups include:
Nursery (infant-‐ age 2) Pre-‐school (ages 3-‐4)
Primary Elementary (grades K-‐2)
Upper Elementary (grades 3-‐5)
At 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings, children have their own Children’s Church that is currently using Kids on the Move curriculum. This lively, interactive curriculum uses illustrated sermons, puppets, video segments, and lively characters to teach Bible truths and life application.
Our summer camp at Blowing Rock is enjoyed by many of our children each year.
Safety is important to us. All Children’s Ministry volunteers must submit to a criminal background check.
Our youth enjoy working at the BUCM Soup Kitchen once every other month.
For 25 years we have been preparing and delivering hot meals twice each month to the elderly and shut-ins.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, we enjoy offering VBS to children and youth in our community. Classes for preschoolers through high school are available, Dinner is served each night followed by music, games, crafts, and skits. Visit our VBS page for more information and look for the Registration link to sign up.