Every member of our church plays a vital role in the well-being of the community. Find a ministry to serve in below and get in touch with the point of contact through Advent Commons, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitality, ushering and GREETING TEAM
Greeters and Ushers serve the Advent community by being an inviting presence as people come to worship. Both Greeters and Ushers are available and look out for the needs of the congregation before, during, and after the service. Our coffee hours, receptions and feasts after are an extension of Holy Communion. As Jesus has invited us to his table for a meal, so now we extend the meal into an informal time of fellowship and hospitality. Helpers are needed to assist in set-up and clean-up for these hospitality events.
We dismiss our children ages ten and under for a portion of the service for children’s programming. Each week, children’s ministry volunteers serve in a variety of ways to provide a safe and welcoming space for the smallest members of our congregation.
Email Children's Ministries Director Jane Olson for more information on volunteering with this ministry team.
Our sound team is in charge of setting up and running all the sound equipment for each week’s service. Likewise, our slides volunteer sets up the projector and runs the slideshow for the weekly service.
READERS & PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Readers support the ministry of Advent through the reading of the scripture lessons. The Word is meant to be read aloud and heard by the congregation as it was originally experienced in the early church. The Prayers of the People is designed to be a time of corporate prayer where the leader represents the church body in prayer.
Musicians play a key role in accompanying our weekly worship. Our volunteer musicians work with our Pastor of Worship Arts and Spiritual Formation to foster an environment of joyful and reverent congregational singing.
The Trucker Guild at the Brookland Parish is responsible for driving the truck with Advent’s equipment to and from Luke C. Moore High School on Sunday mornings. They also assist with unloading and reloading the truck.
The Counting Team counts the attendance and the offering each service. This ministry requires a high level of trust and responsibility as well as pastoral approval.
ALTAR GUILD, CHALICE BEARERS & Bakers' GUILD
The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the Lord’s table for celebration of Holy Communion. During the service, they assist in the processional and with chalice bearing. Chalice bearers administer wine during Communion. The Bakers' Guild takes turns baking the bread for Communion.
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER MINISTRY
The Eucharistic Prayer ministers plays a vital role in the service, praying with anyone having need from the beginning of our celebration of the Lord’s Supper through the end of the service. The Eucharistic Prayer minister’s role is to facilitate an encounter with Christ through prayer.
Our church partners with DC127, a city-wide initiative to provide homes for foster children and families in crisis. Every person can do something to be involved—whether that’s babysitting, mentoring, providing a meal, or hosting children in your home.