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Our Mission Statement:
At the Episcopal Church of the Advent we;
Gather as a Community in Christ
Grow together in Faith
Go forth with Grateful Hearts

Sunday    Monday    Tuesday    Wednesday    Thursday    Friday    Saturday
SEPTEMBER
2014    Church
of the
 Advent                          
    1) Office Closed
         Labor Day
      
6:30PM
    Spiritual Process    2)    3)     7:30 AM
Holy Eucharist

Auditions “A Christmas Carol” 7pm    4)


Auditions “A Christmas Carol” 7pm    5)    6)
 
7)     8 & 10am
& 5pm
Holy Eucharist
 
9:15 Choir
9:45 Sunday School    8)

 

6:30pm
  Spiritual Process
        
        7 & 8pm Yoga     9)

           

    10)   7:30 AM
Holy Eucharist

7pm
Vestry Meeting

7 & 8 pm Yoga     11)

Office Closed



     12)

Office Closed


8 PM
Liberty Women    13)


14)   8 & 10am
& 5pm
Holy Eucharist
9:15 Choir
9:45 Sunday School
10am BACKPACK BLESSING
    15)
PIZZA HUT FUNDRAISER
4-8pm
6:30PM

Spiritual Process
Office CLosed
7 & 8pm Yoga     16)
10:30
Sewing Social



Office Closed     17)
7:30 AM
Holy Eucharist




7 & 8 pm Yoga     18)
    
    19)




8 PM
Liberty Women    20)
 

21)    8 & 10 am
& 5pm
     Holy Eucharist
9:15 Choir
9:45 Sunday School
    22)


6:30PM
Spiritual Process

7 & 8pm Yoga     23)
         10:30
Sewing Social

    24)    
7:30 AM
 Holy Eucharist     



7 & 8 pm Yoga     25)
          
     26)
 


8 PM
Liberty Women    27)

OKTOBERFEST
         5-7pm
     $10 Adults  
        $5 kids
28)     8 & 10 am
& 5pm
Holy Eucharist
9:15 Choir
9:45 Sunday school
    29)

6:30PM
Spiritual Process

7 & 8pm Yoga     30)                
NEXT MONTH
Oct 4
Blessing of the Animals

The Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd Kenmore NY 14217 716-876-6504
The Rev. .Terry W. Bull, Rector;  The Rev. Penny Foster-Deacon;  Joanne Jasinski- Organist/Choirmaster
DECEMBER FLOWERS

Dec 6th:
In loving memory of:
Pat Hubbard

For God's blessings:
Walter Kuziak B’Day

Dec. 13th:
Do you have someone to remember?

Dec 20th :
Samuel McLernon
Bela I. Csonka

Dec 25th
Christmas Memorials

Dec. 27th:
In loving memory of:

For God’s blessings:
Nora Elizabeth Kiel
 





December ~ Baptism Anniversaries
We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism. 


3     Matthew Morris
9    Katherine Bell
11   Amanda Livingston
12    David Thompson
25    Janet Bowker
Jane Mazuchowski
28    Peter Servis
29    Anthony Chirico
    John Boland


 
    JANUARY 2017
 
   
2    Nora Kiel

4    Jule Moran
    James Gallivan
    Zakary Whitney

5    Carol Jones
Nancy Mooney
Gail Still
Kevin Donovan

8    Eryk Kosinski

10    Geza Csonka
    Kyle Donovan

12    Molly Armbruster

14    Gary Place

15    Peter Klopp
    Todd Kollatz
    Jessica Poleon

17    James Trautman

18 Jessica Miller












21    Katherine Kiser
Candi Donovan

24  Kerrie Evans

27  Peter Hyatt
Peter Servis

28    Ann Buell
      
 29  Lauren Simmons
Megan Kiel

31  Lisa Mooney
     John Piosenka

Please contact the church office at 876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday. It helps us keep our records accurate and allows us to wish you a very
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!















 
ALTAR FLOWERS

January 1st:
In memory of:
Do you have someone to remember?

For God’s Continued Blessings on:
Nora Elizabeth Kiel
Nancy Mooney

January 8TH:
In memory of:
Beatrice & Frederick Moore
Corabelle Payne

January 15th:
In memory of
LeRoy Kiser

January 22nd  :
In Memory of:
Donald Creighton

January 29th
Do you have someone to remember?

For God’s Continued
Blessings On:
Lisa Mooney 19th Birthday
Megan Elizabeth Kiel













 

January ~ Baptism Anniversaries
We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism.

1    Gabriel Santos-                        White
6    Emma Bogumil
 Matt Bogumil
 Ethan Place
7     Matthew Morris
8     Carly Palmiero
15    Jean Hornlein
16  Madison Armbruster
17   Morgan Logan
18     Candy Stiles
26   Rebecca Kiel
29     Richard Bowen


FEBRUARY 2017

ADVENT MEN’S CLUB
37th Annual
Shrove Tuesday
PANCAKE       SUPPER
Fundraiser for Youth Group
February 28, 2017
5pm – 7pm
Adults $7.00 Children $5.00
 

Church of the Advent
54 Delaware Rd
Kenmore NY 14217 876-6504
www.adventkenmore.org
CHANGES IN OUR PARISH:
Deceased: Lynnette Woomer
Wedding: Michelle and Elber Calderon

CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Christine Snyder, who is filling in for Joanne, after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 till June. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School.  (Sept - June)

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. February/March/April issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

FEBRUARY OPEN DOOR:
 Available by the office door, back of the church and online. The Open Door can be Mailed or e-mailed upon request.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will January 11, at 7pm

CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.
Nathan Place  has been given the opportunity to intern at the College of Charleston in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. He will be graduating from the College of Brockport upon internship completion in May 2017!

KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild has been dissolved. Thank you to all who contributed so much over the years.  

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm
 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.  Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door   Penny

HISTORIAN NEWS: Newsclippings, articles, or photos pertaining to Advent that you are willing to part with or have scanned/copied/photographed, please give them the office, to be kept safely in the archives (or returned).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.  Thank you  Janet Reiff


EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT HURRICANE MATTHEW To donate please visit:  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-matthew-response/?ID=LB16-4

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We have reached $100 towards our goal of $1600 for 2017! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!  Purchase TOPS cards after Sunday service or during office hours.THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).

THANK YOU:   Thank you so much for the Christmas “goody Bag”.
 I loved everything.  Miss you all Betty Miller.

 KPC  KENMORE FOOD PANTRY :  Kenmore Presbyterian Church 2771 Delaware Ave. Kenmore  Food bags: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Tune, Canned Baked Beans, soup, Vegetables, Fruit; Macaroni & cheese, Boxed cereal Peanut Butter Jelly and toilet paper.  Donations gratefully accepted 875-7600 2nd Sat 9-11am last Thurs noon – 2pm once per month restriction. Soup for food pantry clients noon -2pm last Thursday each month.

ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. It is  An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Placed On The Altar & Their Name In The Bulletin


FIRST AID/ CPR TRAINING :The First Thirty Ministry team is hosting a Red Cross First Aid and CPR training on Saturday February 4th. It will be 10-4 at the Diocesan Ministry Center. We have a couple spaces available to those in the diocese that would wish to join us. The fee is $90. Please email wschumacher@episcopalwny.org or call Wendy Schumacher at (716) 830-5443 for questions or to reserve.

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

NURSERY SEPT - JUNE: Jocelyn Stein is head of our nursery open (9:45 – 11:15).  Please consider volunteering one Sunday a month to assist her as Episcopal Church regulations require at least 2 adults present with children. Notify Deacon Penny, the office or sign up at the kiosk.  SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday school is held at 10am Sept. -May. Registration forms are available outside the office.
ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.   Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo


SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.   St. Vincent De Paul’s is the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.
THANK YOU TO GAIL STILL for coordinating the Sandwich making.  Your help and time have been much appreciated!  Margaret Feuerman will be continuing the sandwich making in April.

NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products. Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope of labels is mailed out bi-monthly and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

**CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns will be accepting donations in the spring.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Assist at the two worship services and on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector. Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters

Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept 18 to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.

Sunshine Committee: is head formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, with updates about parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able. Julie Tronolone
Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling -Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church.          Need for ushers at both services.



                   BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. TERRY  
            TUESDAYS
                                                      7pm

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening
~For Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~

          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays 11am  & 7:30pm  $5
      no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Thursdays Noon- 2pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook
SASSI CAKES: Danielle Sass is renting out the kitchen to bake her delicious cup 
cakes for her food truck and special events.  Danisass5260 @hotmail.com or
716-909-2600 visit www.sassicakes.com.
BALLROOM DANCE: Dance instructor Karen Murphy is teaching
Ballroom Dancing Wednesdays at 7pm and at 8pm at Advent $8   864-7757.

MAKE THE WORLD BETTER FOR CHILDREN:  Say Yes Buffalo is
looking for mentors to help guide students through the transition from high
school to college. Mentors commit to contact (Skype, text, email, phone calls,
or in-person) 4 times a month for 18 months. Mentors must be 21 years old,
have an associate's degree or higher, live in WNY &  pass a background check.
Daniel Robertson drobertson@sayyestoeducation.org 

THE EATON READING PROGRAM is preparing for the summer of 2017
working with children in Lockport. Please consider donating. Your dollars go to
preventing summer learning loss and helping children find a life-long love of
reading.  Checks can be sent to the Diocese of WNY, 1064 Brighton Rd, Ton.
NY 14150. If you would like to make a donation of stock please contact
Maria Manocchio at mariamanocchio@episopalwny.org

NIAGARA REGIONAL THEATRE GUILD
January 27,28 February 3,4,10,11 at 7:30pm
 Sunday Jan 29, Feb 5,12 at 3pm
Tennessee Williams Classic
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
The Ellicott Creek Playhouse 520 Ellicott Creek Rd. Ton NY 14150
Directed by Fran Newton. Tickets 260-2319 or online at www.Niagaratheatre.com Pre-sale- Seniors, Students w/ID, and Veterans $14;  Pre-Sale General Admission $15; At the door- Seniors, Students w/ID, and Veterans $17; At Door General Admission $18;
Children 12 and under $10 www.niagaratheatre.com

THE TOWNE PLAYERS Feb 10, 11, 12,17,18,19
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
(A classic Agatha Christie mystery)
$8 presale; At the door: $12 Adult; $10 Senior/Student/Military;
Fri & Sat at 7:30pm;  Sundays at 2:00pm; (Presale tickets available at Ensminger Senior Center and Ton. Aquatic Fitness Center.)
Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Ton.


DIOCESAN EVENTS:
VESTRY & WARDENS DAY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25
Diocesan Ministry Center 9:30 – 4:00pm Registration DTBA

PRESIDING BISHOP CURRY’S VISIT MARCH 3,4,5,
Cathedral’s 200th Anniversary
Friday March 3 Noon–2:30 Clergy meeting with Presiding Bishop;
Diocesan Event with Presiding Bishop
Saturday, March 4
1pm -3pm
The Diocesan Ministry Center;

*Lenten program for use in congregations similar to the One Dioceses Ones
Season One Book program but without a book to purchase.

*The Bishop has asked each congregation to identify one person willing to
attend the Diocesan Convention of the  Diocese of Northwestern PA
November 10 & 11 in Erie. Register on the Diocesan Website Convention Page.

CAREGIVER RESPITE PROGRAM:St. David's in West Seneca is launching
a respite program for caregivers beginning January 19, and continuing each
month on the third Thursday. This respite program is for caregivers of family
members with mild  dementia/Alzheimers. Caretakers will get a four hour break
 (10:30 to 2:30) each third Thursday of the month while their loved ones come
to St. David's for games, crafts, music, lunch, socialization and other activities.
Guest applications are now being taken.  Volunteers trained by the Alzheimer's
Association will be companions for our guests. Volunteers for various parts of
the program are always welcome.            Lynne Smith st.davids1@verizon.net

SOUPER SUPPER: Advent’s Lenten Series of Souper suppers
 are held Wednesdays during lent at 6:00pm 
Enjoy Soups and Salads hosted by:
March 8th –Vestry
March 15
             March  22
             March 29th
             April 5
Please plan to join us!
Donations of non-perishable food is appreciated.

LENTON WOMEN’S RETREAT in MARCH 2017
Friday & Saturday  Date to be announced.
Hosted by Deacon Penny Foster
Church of the Advent uses
BIG FOUR NORTHEAST CLEANERS
2484 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
716-875-5360
M-F: 7am-6:30pm Sat: 9am-5pm
www.northeastcleaners.net/index.php
(Offers free pick up and delivery service:
Inquire on line) EIGHT LOCATIONS
Coupons printable from the website!
 
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO KATHY BARTON/SHAREY EDHOLM

SAFE CHURCH SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION COURSES: available
 live classes or online. For church employees and volunteers, as well as those
holding diocesan licenses. Sexual abuse is a disturbing topic, some people
prefer to take training where pastoral support is present and available.
The Diocese Ministry Center on Saturday, March 11. For Info and registration
bit.ly/safechurchmarch17. Online training requires a full computer  for more
 information, contact  Alice Brown at alicebrown@episcopalwny.org

A MESSAGE FROM ALICE BROWN: I will be leaving the diocesan staff on February 3,
starting a new opportunity as Parish Administrator at Calvary, Williamsville.
While it has been an honor and privilege to serve at the diocesan level, my
heart never fully left parish ministry. I will continue to support the Web of
Grace in a different capacity, and I look forward to seeing many of you at
future diocesan services and events.         Faithfully, Alice
TOPS CARDS REPORT FOR 2017
 
   


LADIES FIRST JAZZ BIG BAND
15th ANNUAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CONCERT
SUNDAY MARCH 12th
1-3pm
THE TRALF
622 Main Buffalo NY  852-2860
$20 Presale ($25 day of show)
Partial proceeds to benefit the Zonta Buffalo Club
*****Purchase a group of 10 tickets pre-sale from Jenny in the office  and $50 will be donated to Church of the Advent*****

RAIDERS OF NIAGARA SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP 2017
Performance Workshop: Raiders of Niagara presents their traditional performance style workshop: 2 hrs. of classes/ 2 hrs. of rehearsal/ production at the end of the workshop.  Our theatre workshop trains students who are looking to strengthen their auditioning and performance skills.  Classes will cover acting, vocal control and projection, character development, improvisation, stage direction, set design, and stage management.  Raiders of Niagara workshops will provide positive group experiences; develop self-confidence, as well as creative expression.
July 31 – Aug 4 
Mon.-Fri. 1:00-5:00pm
ages 5-16
Tuition $150
($125 registered by 5/1)
Performance featuring:
“Snow White Continued”
By Kathleen Weber & John Fanning.
August 4th and 5th at 7pm.

Registration: Christine at 716-833-1461
 raidersofniagara@gmail.com or visit our facebook page.

Workshop presenters:
Randy Rumley-Christine Coniglio-Kathleen Weber
THEATRE REPORT FOR 2016:
A TALE OF 3 SHOWS             
Randy Rumley
    On the 18th December 2016, 12 remarkable children from Sunday School performed THE NATIVITY: The Birth of Jesus under the Direction of Rebecca Kiel with Music Direction by Joanne Jasinski and assistance by Sarah Vinson, Molly Armbruster, and Randy Rumley. The performance took place during the 10:00 AM Service, and everyone present was lifted up in the Spirit of Christmas.
   
    Raiders of Niagara presented The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! under the direction of Christine Coniglio on November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27, 2016. The performances featured 19 children and 11 adults on a redesigned two stage setup built and designed by Tony Rizzo, Steve Jakiel, Aaron Kiel, Rick Vinson, Sarah Vinson, Dan Rumley, Robert MacKenna, Scott Lamb, and Randy Rumley. Julie Lucia stage managed the show admirably throughout all the rehearsals and performances; Debbie Derwald served as the indispensable child wrangler and music adviser; Tyler Lucia served double duty as pianist both before and during the show and assisted with lighting; Julie Rizzo and Maureen O’Brien and many others ably handled hospitality; and Jenny May, our dedicated secretary, backed up the production in every way possible! There were many others who helped make this production possible as volunteers or through donations—we thank you all! Approximately $4,000 was earned in total gross income; some expenses are still pending. Close to 450 people were happily entertained by this touching and clever story of a modern Christmas Pageant. Special note: all the performances of this play were dedicated to the memory of Debbe Kollatz and Carol Willer, two wonderful members of Advent. All the proceeds from the Split Club were donated to Our Little Roses.
   
    The Hobbit returned to the Advent stage on March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, & 13, 2016, under the direction of Randy Rumley with assistance by Julie Lucia and Mike Donovan. This production was even more colossal than the previous 2008 production at Advent, featuring a stunning dragon brilliantly handled by Patrick Morris and assisted by his brother Matthew Morris and voiced dramatically by Tom Turici, as well as a new lighting system rented from Patrick Murphy of LITE TRIX. More than 350 people attended this outstanding production, netting approximately $2,000. This show was dedicated to the memory of the beloved Ruth Miller, a devoted Advent member.
                   
                                          Cont.
Theatre report Cont.
        A final thought about these productions: they all celebrate FAMILY in a remarkable manner—family in terms of blood, family in terms of humanity, and family in terms of our common kinship through the Holy Spirit. Appropriately, the next production of Raiders of Niagara is The Diary of Anne Frank directed by Kathleen Weber. Please plan to attend this moving production in May of 2017! A VERY LARGE AND GRATEFUL THANK YOU to the ten wonderful men, women, and young people who helped take down the greens, ribbons, Nativity Scene, and various Christmas decorations on Jan. 22, 2017. Your hard work and help made the entire operation go down beautifully!

DIOCESAN EVENTS: On Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 p.m., Discover Sundays presents the film Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer, William Wilberforce (1759-1833). At the age of 21, Wilberforce was elected to the House of Commons, spending two decades persuading those in power in the English establishment to end the inhumane trade of slavery. An introduction will be given by Professor Andrew Nichols of the History and Social Studies Education Department at Buffalo State. Free popcorn, pop and candy.   Register at bit.ly/amazinggracefilm

THE CHURCH OF THE ADVENT’S
ANNUAL MEETING WAS HELD ON
JANUARY 15TH , 2017 AT 9:00AM.
The 2017 Vestry:
    Senior Warden:      Sarah Vinson
    Junior Warden:       Randy Rumley
    Class of 2018                Sharon Hirsch
                Julie Rizzo
                Judy Csonka
    Class of 2019                Maureen O’Brien
                Molly Armbruster
                Larry Mazuchowski
    Class of 2020             Doug Fenton
                Megan Strong
Youth Representative: Caroline Smith

We welcome our new vestry members and pray for God’s guidance as they work together.
We thank the outgoing vestry members:
Jessica Poleon, Paul Csonka, Julie Rizzo, Doug Fenton
 for their past service.
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                 HAWAIIAN SHIRT SUNDAY                                 FEBRUARY 26TH
With the Advent Ukulele Group:
       
              Get rid of the winter blahs! Raid your closets
                or second-hand stores for shorts, Hawaiian             shirts, sunglasses, sandals, visors, leis, whatever         and celebrate the last Sunday before the season         of Lent begins. Mark your calendars.


1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.


1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES                 

Easter Day is preceded by the 40 weekdays of Lent. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday.  We invite you to attend Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday March 1st
Holy Eucharist with Ashes:
7:30 a.m.     
 Noon       
7:00 p.m.

 BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY
1        Melissa Zedick
2         Joseph Gordon

3        Vivian Logan
          Robert Jones Jr.
          Ella Tawse
          Charlotte Tawse

4         Adam Bull
          Robert Marshall Jr.

7    Benjamin Marchione
      Judith Voit
       
10   Sarah Vinson
          Courtney Miller      

11 Corey Whitney

17  Ruth McGrath       
18    Corey Strong

20    Mary Jane Hosmer
        Bryan Miller
       
21    Ellen Masters
        Addison Marshall

22    Anthony Rizzo

24    Rosemary Bowen
           Greer Lamson
   
26    Caryetta Gralnik
         Brandon Mendyk

27    Carol Battaglia

28   Marilou Smith
        Richard Vinson
        Anthony Dipiano


Please contact the church office at 876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday. It helps keep our records accurate and allows us to wish you a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


FEBRUARY
ALTAR FLOWERS

FEBRUARY 5th
Do you have someone to remember?

For God’s Continued Blessings
Sarah & Rick Vinson

FEBRUARY 12th
In loving memory of
Betty & Jay Wood
Donald B. Still
Donald R. Still
Grace E. Rumley

FEBRUARY 19th :
In loving memory of
Betty & Jay Wood

FEBRUARY 26th:    
In loving memory of
Nana Mamie Iacuzzo

For God’s Continued
Blessings
Marilou Smith


February
Baptism Anniversaries

We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism.


1      Bradley Matters  
7      Vincent Taschetta
8      Henry Arnbruster  
9      Elaine Berns
10    Julia Matters
         Liam Hergert-
                   Livingston
12     Nora Kiel
          Paul Trautman
16    Madison Armbruster
        
 









JANUARY 2017

CHANGES IN OUR PARISH:
WEDDING: We are happy to announce that the marriage of our daughter, Laura, to our new son-in-law, Arsen Atbashian, took place in New York City on 11/21/16. We are so happy for them! Jack and Nancy Mooney

CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 till June. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School.  (Sept - June)

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. November/December/January issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

***CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns will be accepting donations in the spring.

JANUARY OPEN DOOR:  Available by the office door, back of the church and online. The Open Door can be Mailed or e-mailed upon request.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will January 11, at 7pm
CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.

KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild extends thanks to all those who have given their Dash’s grocery tapes. Please continue to drop off your receipts in the envelope by the office door.  The money raised is used to buy sandwich supplies for St. Vincent de Paul’s, the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, our record of providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope filled with hundreds of labels is mailed out every couple of months and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm
 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.  Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door   Penny

HISTORIAN NEWS: Newsclippings, articles, or photos pertaining to Advent that you are willing to part with or have scanned/copied/photographed, please give them to Jenny in the office, to be kept safely in the archives (or returned).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.  Thank you  Janet Reiff


EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT HURRICANE MATTHEW
To donate please visit:  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-matthew-response/?ID=LB16-4



CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We reached $1,300 towards our goal of $1600 for 2016! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!  Purchase TOPS cards after Sunday service or during office hours.THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).
 
KPC  KENMORE FOOD PANTRY :  Kenmore Presbyterian Church 2771 Delaware Ave. Kenmore  Food bags: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Tune, Canned Baked Beans, soup, Vegetables, Fruit; Macaroni & cheese, Boxed cereal Peanut Butter Jelly and toilet paper.  Donations gratefully accepted 875-7600 2nd Sat 9-11am last Thurs noon – 2pm once per month restriction. Soup for food pantry clients noon -2pm last Thursday each month.

ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. It is  An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Placed On The Altar & Their Name In The Bulletin

THANK YOU: Thank you to everyone who helped with sandwich making in December. Special thanks to Joanne, for delivering the sandwiches.

THANK YOU: Thank you Deacon Penny  for leading  The Women’s Advent retreat. 

THANK YOU: Thank you to everyone who helped decorate the church for Christmas!


ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.   Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.                           Advent Women’s Guild

NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

CORNERSTONE:   Contributions will be accepted in the spring Claire Berns

KATHERINE J. & JOHN T. NICHOLAUS Jr.  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A $500 scholarship is available for Church Of Advent Members attending college for Music or Education for the 2017 academic school year.  Please submit a letter of request to the office, include your full name, contact information, and major along with a short letter about your career major choice.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Assist at the two worship services and on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector. Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters

Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept 18 to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.

Sunshine Committee: is head formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, with updates about parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able. Julie Tronolone
Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling -Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church.          Need for ushers at both services.

NURSERY SEPT - JUNE: Jocelyn Stein is head of our nursery open (9:45 – 11:15).  Please consider volunteering one Sunday a month to assist her as Episcopal Church regulations require at least 2 adults present with children. Notify Deacon Penny, the office or sign up at the kiosk.  SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday school is held at 10am Sept. -May. Registration forms are available outside the office.


                   BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. TERRY  
            TUESDAYS
                                                      7pm

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

~For Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~

FLASH MOB:  January 6,2017 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 140 Rainbow Blvd.  at 10am.  Parking is available free of charge to attendees in the city’s parking lot on First Street and Rainbow
Boulevard. Please read posted flyer or Episcopal Diocese Web Site.

Salvation Army Thank You:  The Salvation Army sincerely thanks Advent for all of the wonderful gifts that were delivered.  Once again, they were very grateful for our thoughtfulness and generosity and wanted us to know how much Christmas happiness we have given 35 children. Thank you for all of the support and help with this outreach project.           Kathy
12TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
   Saturday January 25th at 5pm
We are starting to look for chefs to participate in this years event.  Tickets will go on sale soon.  Everyone had a great time last year eating and socializing.  Please check the Kiosk in the Parish Hall for sign up sheets of cooks and volunteers.  Please direct questions to Judy Csonka.

          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays 11am  & 7:30pm  $5
no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Thursdays Noon- 2pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook
SASSI CAKES: Danielle Sass is renting out the kitchen to bake her delicious cup cakes for her food truck and special events.  Danisass5260 @hotmail.com or 716-909-2600 visit www.sassicakes.com.
BALLROOM DANCE: Dance instructor Karen Murphy is teaching Ballroom Dancing Wednesdays at 7pm and at 8pm at Advent $8   864-7757.

ANNUAL REPORTS :Please submit by January 6th  by email or hard copy. Senior Warden; Acolyte; Altar Guild; Christian Ed; Finance; Layreaders; Lay Eucharistic Visitors; Music Ministry; Theater;  Usher; Women’s Retreats’ Women’s Guild;  Sunday School; Sunshine Committee.
Thank you Jenny

EPISCOPAL CHURCH YOUNG ADULT SERVICE CORPS(YASC).
Applications accepted for 2017-2018 placements Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the YASC. Applications available  Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tanzania. on line by Friday Jan 6, 2017 at  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blog/YASC  or Grace Flint, Episcopal Church Officer/YASC Programming gflint@episcopalchurch.org.

EXPLORER'S DAY: Saturday January 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Diocesan
Ministry Center Explorer's Day is for people who feel called to deeper lay
ministry or to ordained ministry attending with their priest, (or warden) as a required first step in discernment for ministry. Register vzust@episcopalwny.org

MAKE THE WORLD BETTER FOR CHILDREN:  Say Yes Buffalo is
looking for mentors to help guide students through the transition from high
school to college. Mentors commit to contact (Skype, text, email, phone calls, or in-person) 4 times a month for 18 months. Mentors must be 21  years old, have an associate's degree or higher, live in WNY &  pass a background check. Daniel Robertson drobertson@sayyestoeducation.org 
Calling all Acolytes— grab your robes and join us for the Feast of Lights
Sunday January 22, 2017
St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Feast of Lights tells the story of the spread of the Light of Christ through readings, music and the lighting of candles. The service is led completely by acolytes. All acolytes are invited to be a part of the service. There are parts for everyone. We need readers, candle lighters, candle snuffers, and people to hand out things Practice is 3pm to 5pm (ending with a snack)The Service is at 5:30 pm Bring a group from your church. Bring your acolyte robe.
E-mail vzust@episcopalwny.com so we know you are coming
DISCOVER SUNDAYS: BUFFALO JEWELS:  Stained Glass Windows
 2:30p.m.  Sunday, January 15 the Diocesan Ministry Center. Take a deeper
 look at some of Buffalo's outstanding stained glass in houses of worship and
private homes. The presentation includes windows designed abroad as well
as in the United States. Speaker Chuck LaChiusa is the creator of the
award-winning website Buffalo Architecture and History buffaloah.com
and President of the non-profit tour organization Explore Buffalo. Register at bit.ly/buffalojewels A reception will follow the program.

NIAGARA REGIONAL THEATRE GUILD
January 27, – February 12, 2017
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
The Ellicott Creek Playhouse 520 Ellicott Creek Rd. Ton NY
Directed by Fran Newton. Sunday 3:00pm Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Tickets 260-2319 or online at www.Niagaratheatre.com 

THE TOWNE PLAYERS Feb 10, 11, 12,17,18,19
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Agatha Christie)
$8 presale At the door: $12 General $10 senior/student/vet
Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Ton.

THE EATON READING PROGRAM is preparing for the summer of 2017
working with children in Lockport in 2017. If you are looking for a place to
make a year end donation, consider the Eaton Program. Your dollars go to
preventing summer learning loss and helping children find a life-long love of
reading.  Checks can be sent to the Diocese of WNY, 1064 Brighton Rd, Ton.
NY 14150. If you would like to make a donation of  stock please contact
Maria Manocchio at mariamanocchio@episopalwny.org

~CONGRATULATIONS FR. TERRY on
                             the 20th anniversary of your ordination~

    JANUARY 2017
 
   
2    Nora Kiel

4    Jule Moran
      James Gallivan
      Zakary Whitney

5    Carol Jones
       Nancy Mooney
      Gail Still
      Kevin Donovan

8    Eryk Kosinski

10    Geza Csonka
        Kyle Donovan

12    Molly Armbruster

14    Gary Place

15    Peter Klopp
         Todd Kollatz
         Jessica Poleon

17    James Trautman

18     Jessica Miller

21    Katherine Kiser
         Candi Donovan

24  Kerrie Evans

27  Peter Hyatt
      Peter Servis

28    Ann Buell
      
 29  Lauren Simmons
       Megan Kiel

31  Lisa Mooney
     John Piosenka

Please contact the church office at 876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday. It helps us keep our records accurate and allows us to wish you a very
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
ALTAR FLOWERS

January 1st:
In memory of:
Do you have someone to remember?

For God’s Continued Blessings on:
Nora Elizabeth Kiel
Nancy Mooney

January 8th:
In memory of:
Beatrice & Frederick Moore
Corabelle Payne

January 15th:
In memory of
LeRoy Kiser

January 22nd  :
In Memory of:
Donald Creighton

January 29th
Do you have someone to remember?

For God’s Continued
Blessings On:
Lisa Mooney 19th Birthday
Megan Elizabeth Kiel

January ~ Baptism Anniversaries
We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism.

1    Gabriel Santos- White
6    Emma Bogumil
      Matt Bogumil
      Ethan Place
7    Matthew Morris
8    Carly Palmiero
15  Jean Hornlein
16  Madison Armbruster
17  Morgan Logan
18  Candy Stiles
26   Rebecca Kiel
29   Richard Bowen















 









DECEMBER 2016
CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 till June. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School.  (Sept - June)

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. November/December/January issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

***CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns will be accepting donations in the spring.

DECEMBER OPEN DOOR:  Available by the office door, back of the church and online. The Open Door can be Mailed or e-mailed upon request.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will December 14th at 7pm at Larry’s
     
READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.

KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild extends thanks to all those who have given their Dash’s grocery tapes. Please continue to drop off your receipts in the envelope by the office door.  The money raised is used to buy sandwich supplies for St. Vincent de Paul’s, the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, our record of providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope filled with hundreds of labels is mailed out every couple of months and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm
 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.  Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door   Penny

HISTORIAN NEWS: Newsclippings, articles, or photos pertaining to Advent that you are willing to part with or have scanned/copied/photographed, please give them to Jenny in the office. The material will be put safely in the archives (or returned).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.  Thank you  Janet Reiff


EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT HURRICANE MATTHEW
To donate please visit:  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-matthew-response/?ID=LB16-4

CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We reached $1,100 towards our goal of $1600 for 2016! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!  Purchase TOPS cards after Sunday service or during office hours.THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).
 

KPC  KENMORE FOOD PANTRY :  Kenmore Presbyterian Church 2771 Delaware Ave Kenmore  Food bags: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Tune, Canned Baked Beans, soup, Vegetables, Fruit; Macaroni & cheese, Boxed cereal Peanut Butter Jelly and toilet paper.  Donations gratefully accepted875-7600 2nd Sat 9-11am last Thurs noon – 2pm once per month restriction. Soup for food pantry clients noon -2pm last Thursday each month.

ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. Flowers At The Altar Is An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call Jenny In The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Will Be Placed On The Altar & Their Name Will Be In The Bulletin

OUR LITTLE ROSES NEWS: The tea that was held the end of September was very successful with 98 people attending and over $5,400 raised.  All the funds will be used for the care of the 70 girls living at OLR along with providing a full yearly scholarship for one girl to attend a bilingual school.   A sincere thank you to all at Advent that supported this event. The Epiphany season will be another opportunity for involvement in a fund raising project to help the girls in Honduras. Sharey Edholm and Kathy Barton welcome any questions for more information.


ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.   Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.                           Advent Women’s Guild

NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

CORNERSTONE:Contributions will be accepted in the spring Claire Berns

KATHERINE J. & JOHN T. NICHOLAUS Jr.  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A $500 scholarship is available for Church Of Advent Members attending college for Music or Education for the 2017 academic school year.  Please submit a letter of request to the office, include your full name, contact information, and major along with a short letter about your career major choice.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Layreaders assist at the two worship services and
on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector.
Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters

Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept 18 to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.


Sunshine Committee:  Julie Tronolone is now head of The Sunshine Committee.  The committee was formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, giving them updates about the parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able.

Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling -Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church.          Need for ushers at both services.

NURSERY SEPT - JUNE: Jocelyn Stein is head of our nursery open (9:45 – 11:15).  Please consider volunteering one Sunday a month to assist her as Episcopal Church regulations require at least 2 adults present with children. Notify Deacon Penny, the office or sign up at the kiosk. SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday school is held at 10am Sept. -May. Registration forms are available outside the office.

                   BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. TERRY  
            TUESDAYS
                                                      7pm

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

~Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~

          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays 11am  & 7:30pm  $5
no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Thursdays Noon- 2pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook
SASSI CAKES: Danielle Sass is renting out the kitchen to bake her delicious cup cakes for her food truck and special events.  Danisass5260 @hotmail.com or 716-909-2600 visit www.sassicakes.com for more info and images.  Bring a little Sass to every occasion.

BALLROOM DANCE: Dance instructor Karen Murphy will be teaching Ballroom Dancing Wednesdays at 7pm and at 8pm Nite-club two Step just $8 a class at Advent.  864-7757.

 

ANNUAL REPORTS
Please submit by January 6th  by email or hard copy. Senior Warden; Acolyte; Altar Guild; Christian Ed; Finance; Layreaders; Lay Eucharistic Visitors; Music Ministry; Theater;  Usher; Women’s Retreats’ Women’s Guild;  Sunday School; Sunshine Committee.  Thank you Jenny

ANNUAL MEETING: The Annual Meeting will be held in January 2016 on a Sunday to be announced.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH YOUNG ADULT SERVICE CORPS
Applications accepted for 2017-2018 placements
Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.
Currently YASCers are serving throughout the Anglican Communion, working alongside partners in administration, agriculture, communication, development, and education. They are serving in Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Panama, Philippines, and South Africa.
Among possible placements for 2017-2018 are Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tanzania.
The application for a 2017-2018 placement with additional information and instructions is available on line by Friday Jan 6, 2017 http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blog/YASC
The Rev David Copley, Episcopal Church Team Leader for Global Partnerships, noted, "YASC builds on the foundation of faith, knowledge, education, and experience that young adults bring with them when they serve and offers opportunities to be challenged and transformed by being fully present in another part of God’s world. Missionary service is first and foremost an act of faith and a way of being Church.” Information: contact Grace Flint, Episcopal Church Staff Officer for YASC Programming gflint@episcopalchurch.org.

And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.
Jesus Christ



TOWN PLAYERS
Sheridan Parkside Community Center
169 Sheridan Parkside, Ton.      
Get Smart
A comedy by Mel Brooks,
                 Dec: 2, 3, 4, 9,10, 11
Sundays at 2pm weekends 7:30pm

Tickets: $8 presale; $12 Adult; $10 Senior/student/military
 Presale tickets available at the Tonawanda Sr. Center & The Ton. Aquatic Center. 693-9641 or 837-7370

*Town Player’s Holiday Variety Show
Dec 16 Donation of Non-perishable food item or toy

NIAGARA REGIONAL THEATER GUILD
CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: 
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A Solo performance starring Mike Randall.  Enjoy a “Meet and Greet” with Mike after the performance!  Come celebrate the Holidays at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, with everyone’s favorite Christmas Story!
Sunday December 4th at 3:00pm
Tickets $15 each
Tickets may be purchased by calling 260-2319  or online at www.niagaratheatre.com
520 Ellicott Creek Rd Tonawanda NY
MORE THAN A MAGI
Thursday December 15,   7:00pm
Light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall to follow
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 61 Payne Ave. N. Ton. NY 141209 Corner of Payne and Tremont)
YOUR OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE!   The Vestry is in need of three new members and a Junior Warden, who will be elected in January 2017 and will begin to serve with the February meeting. The commitment of being on Vestry is a rewarding experience in participating in the life and service of the church. It is a chance to develop ideas to improve our mission, it provides a learning course in church procedures and it promotes teamwork and connections with other church members. Please give this careful thought and prayer.  If you are interested in serving or would like to recommend someone please see Fr. Terry, Doug Fenton or drop the slip below into the office. Meetings are held 2nd Wed of each month at 7:00pm.
Besides monthly meetings the vestry supports activities and counts the weekly offering.

 I would like to serve on the Vestry or as Warden (Circle)
 Name and phone number:


I would like to recommend the following person for Vestry (Circle)
Name and phone number:


ORDINATION  By the Grace of God and with the consent of the people
The Rt. Rev. r. Williams Franklin Bishop of Western New York
Will ordain: Susan Lee Firestine and Diana Louise Leiker
To the Sacred Order of Deacons Saturday December 10, 2016
10:30 am at St. Paul’s Cathedral 139 Pearl St. Buffalo NY

Bring a friend to Christmas!!! At this very special time of the year, invite a friend, a relative, a neighbor to attend Christmas at Advent. What better gift than to share the birth of the Christ child with someone else! If you know someone who needs a ride to church, pick that person up to celebrate Christmas. Share the true spirit of Christmas.
PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL B. CURRY
RECEIVES HOBART MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE

Randy Rumley
    On Friday, 4 November 2016 I returned to Hobart College in Geneva, NY, my Alma Mater, to participate in the President’s Forum of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Our beloved Michael Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, was awarded The Hobart Medal of Excellence, the Alumni Association’s highest honor. The award was a special event for me because Bishop Michael and I were in the same class (1975) at Hobart. However, the real joy of the evening came when Bishop Curry spoke—preached—in his powerful style!
    Bishop Curry is an exceptional preacher; he had the diverse audience gasping and laughing simultaneously. Curry’s delivery is so dynamic and invigorating that his well-chosen words resonate in the soul.
    After his talk, Bishop Curry warmly and thoughtfully handled profound questions from the audience. Many of the questions came from current college students, and Curry’s responses to them were especially wise and encouraging.
    I am very glad that I attended this event, and I wrote this article to celebrate Bishop Curry and implore you to attend his coming visit to Buffalo.
NIAGARA REGIONAL THEATRE GUILD
January 27, – February 12, 2017
The Ellicott Creek Playhouse 520 Ellicott Creek Rd. Ton NY
Directed by Fran Newton. Sunday 3:00pm Friday & Saturday 7:30pm

Tickets 260-2319 or online at www.Niagaratheatre.com 

Church of the Advent
CHRISTMAS CHILDREN”S CHOIR
SUNDAY DECEMBER 18th 10am service
 

December Birthdays
           
4    Rebecca Kiel

5    Janet Bowker
      Walter Kuziak
       
     7  Ronald Foster
        Ashleigh Lamson
        John Boland

    11    William Anspach
            Richard Wood
 
      14  PJ Poleon
 
    15 Natalia Haslam

     16  Paul Trautman
     Daphne Snyder
  
     17  Alexander Tawse

     19   Charles Jones
         Katie Mazuchowski
        Sarah Mazuchowski
        MacKenna Shilling
        Liam Hergert-Livingston

    21  Roger Hergert
          Holly Place

      22  Jenelle Taschetta
     
      23  Jason Bogdan

5 Bradley Matters
        Aidan Miller

26 Tom Jones

27 Ralph Benson

28 Michael Berns
     Randy Rumley

30 Lori Jean Bogdan
    Christopher Patch

31 Donna Anderson

* * * * *
Please contact the church office at
876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday.
It helps keep our records accurate and allows us to wish you a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


DECEMBER FLOWERS

Dec 4th:
In loving memory of:
Pat Hubbard

For God's blessings:
Rebecca & Aaron Kiel

Dec. 11th:
Do you have someone to remember?

Dec 18th :
Samuel McLernon

Dec. 25th:
In loving memory of:

For God’s blessings:
 
December ~ Baptism Anniversaries
We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism. 

1    Olivia Taschetta
3     Matthew Morris
9    Katherine Bell
11   Amanda Livingston
12    David Thompson
25    Janet Bowker
         Jane Mazuchowski
28    Peter Servis
29    Anthony Chirico
         John Boland


 




NOVEMBER 2016
CHANGES IN OUR PARISH
Funeral:  Carol Willer   October 21, 2016

CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 till June. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School.  (Sept - June)

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. November/December/January issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

******CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns is accepting donations.  Please place in parish hall closet. 

NOVEMBER OPEN DOOR:  Available by the office door, back of the church and online. The Open Door can be Mailed or e-mailed upon request.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will be November 9th at  7pm
     
READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.
KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild extends thanks to all those who have given their Dash’s grocery tapes. Please continue to drop off your receipts in the envelope by the office door.  The money raised is used to buy sandwich supplies for St. Vincent de Paul’s, the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, our record of providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope filled with hundreds of labels is mailed out every couple of months and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm
 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.  Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door   Penny

HISTORIAN NEWS: Newsclippings, articles, or photos pertaining to Advent that you are willing to part with or have scanned/copied/photographed, please give them to Jenny in the office. The material will be put safely in the archives (or returned).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.  Thank you  Janet Reiff


EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT HURRICANE MATTHEW
To donate please visit:  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-matthew-response/?ID=LB16-4

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We reached $900 towards our goal of $1600 for 2016! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!        Purchase TOPS cards after each Sunday service or during office hours.
THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).
 
CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211

KPC  KENMORE FOOD PANTRY :  Kenmore Presbyterian Church 2771 Delaware Ave Kenmore  Food bags: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Tune, Canned Baked Beans, soup, Vegetables, Fruit; Macaroni & cheese, Boxed cereal Peanut Butter Jelly and toilet paper.  Donations gratefully accepted875-7600 2nd Sat 9-11am last Thurs noon – 2pm once per month restriction. Soup for food pantry clients noon -2pm last Thursday each month.

ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. Flowers At The Altar Is An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call Jenny In The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Will Be Placed On The Altar & Their Name Will Be In The Bulletin

THANK YOU- to everyone who helped with sandwich making in October and a special thanks to Mike and Kyle Donovan for delivering the sandwiches.





ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.   Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.                           Advent Women’s Guild

NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

CORNERSTONE:Women’s and children’s division of City Mission.  Clothing, linens, luggage etc.  Place items in the Parish Hall Closet            Claire Berns

KATHERINE J. & JOHN T. NICHOLAUS Jr.  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A $500 scholarship is available for Church Of Advent Members attending college for Music or Education for the 2017 academic school year.  Please submit a letter of request to the office, include your full name, contact information, and major along with a short letter about your career major choice.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Layreaders assist at the two worship services and
on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector.
Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters
Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept 18 to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.



Sunshine Committee:  Julie Tronolone is now head of The Sunshine Committee.  The committee was formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, giving them updates about the parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able.

Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling -Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church.          Need for ushers at both services.

NURSERY SEPT - JUNE: Jocelyn Stein is head of our nursery open (9:45 – 11:15).  Please consider volunteering one Sunday a month to assist her as Episcopal Church regulations require at least 2 adults present with children. Notify Deacon Penny, the office or sign up at the kiosk. SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday school is held at 10am Sept. -May. Registration forms are available outside the office.

                   BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. TERRY  
            TUESDAYS
                                                      7pm

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

~Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~

          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays 11am  & 7:30pm  $5
no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Thursdays Noon- 2pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook

NIAGARA REGIONAL THEATER GROUP: THE MUSIC MAN November 4-20 The Ellicott Creek Playhouse 530 Ellicott Creek Rd. Ton. 14150 Tel: (716) 260-2319  Email: info@niagaratheatre.com

SASSI CAKES:  Danielle Sass is renting out the kitchen to bake her delicious cup cakes for her food truck and special events.  Danisass5260 @hotmail.com or 716-909*2600 visit www.sassicakes.com for more info and images.  Bring a little Sass to every occasion.

BALLROOM DANCE: Dance instructor Karen Murphy will be teaching Ballroom Dancing Wednesdays at 7pm  Salsa and at 8pm Tango just $8 a class at Advent.  864-7757.

THE TOWN PLAYERS: Sheridan Parkside Community Center 169 Sheridan Parkside, Ton.  Tickets $8 presale $12 (available at  The Ton. Sr. Center and the Ton. Aquatic Center) at the door.  General admission $10 senior & Student phone 693-9641DEC 2,3,4,9,10,11 GET SMART – A comedy by Mel Brooks          DEC 16- Holiday Variety Show

THANK YOU:  Thank you to Ida Pause for volunteering to run the Dash’s receipt tape program which helps raise money for the sandwich supplies for our sandwich making for St Vincent de Paul’s Dining Room.

Barbara Robinson’s 
   “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”
Directed by Randy Rumley & Christine Coniglio
A Raiders of Niagara Production
Church of the Advent
November 18, 19, 20 25, 26, 27
                    $
*Volunteers are needed to help with stagecraft, hospitality, and technical assistance.  For more information e-mail stormcrow51@gmail.com or call 833-1461 or visit the Raiders of Niagara Facebook Page.

WOMEN’S ADVENT RETREAT
Hosted by Deacon Penny
Saturday December 10th 
9:00 – 4:00pm
$20
  Please sign up at the kiosk

POINSETTIAS:  It is getting to be that time of year again!  If you would like to place a poinsettia memorial on the altar as a remembrance to a loved one at Christmas please send in the form below no later than December 13th.  Names should be printed exactly as they are to appear.  The form along with your $20 donation can be sent to the church office.
Flowers are distributed to the homebound and hospitalized parishioners after Christmas. If you know of someone in our parish who would enjoy receiving a Christmas poinsettia, please notify the office.
Name_________________________________________________

Phone_________________________________________________

In Memory of___________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________



CRECHE DISPLAY
Saturday & Sunday   
December 3th & 4th
Parish Hall
See Judy Csonka or Penny Foster
 If you would like to display your crèche or Volunteer to help
Set up on Friday Dec 2nd Take down on December 4th
&
BAKE SALE
Bake sale during the Creche Display
Donations are needed of bake goods
Cupcakes, Cakes, Squares, Cookies
Please see Pat Vartanian & Linda McKenna


DAY FOR THE SAINTS:  November 1st is the day set-aside by the church for remembering dedicated Christians of the past, often called All Saints’ Day or All Souls’ Day. Done “Since the Middle Ages” for remembrance of the beloveds who no longer laugh and cry with us on Earth.  All Souls’ Day is a beautiful occasion for contemplating how we care for our own soul.”  Please fill out the form below with the name of someone you would like to be remembered in prayer. 
Your Name __________________________________________

PHONE___________________________                                             In Memory OF_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Loved Ones Of ________________________________________  _________________________________________________________
You can drop it in the collection plate on Sunday or mail to the Church Office.   Submit by October 30th.
We celebrate All Saints’ Eucharist on Sunday, Nov. 6th   at 10AM


THANKSGIVING EVE EUCHARIST

Join us for Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist
Wednesday
November 23rd 
7  p.m.


Barbara Robinson’s 
“THE BEST
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”

November 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
Sunday 20, 27 At 2:00pm

Tickets
$10 presale
Senior/Student/Veteran $11
Adult $13

Directed by:
 Randy Rumley & Christine Coniglio
A Raiders of Niagara Production

Church of the Advent
54 Delaware Rd
Kenmore NY 14217
876-6504



 
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS


3     William Klopp
       Ethan Place

4     Patrick Klopp Jr.
      Timothy Morris

7    Gladys Kline
       Ida Mae Pause

   
8    Caroline Smith
       Jacob Czaja

11    Caren Haslem
           
13    Catherine White

16      Lawrence Hauser
 
17    Candy Stiles
         Nicole Marshall

22    Candace Gralnik
         Emily Piosenka
   
24    Nicholas Fuhrman

26    Chloe Strong

28    Ryan Gallivan
        Matthew Bogumil

29    David Kinney

30    Donette Diabo

***********************
Please contact the Church Office at  876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday.  It helps keep our records accurate and allows us to wish you a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 


In Memory Of:
NOVEMBER ALTAR FLOWERS

November 6th:                                
In loving memory of:
Do you have someone to remember?

November 13th:
In loving memory of:
Myra A. Trautman
Melinda Boland
Mae Tronolone
Patrick Sarah & John Tronolone

For God’s blessings on:
Catherine Elizabeth White
Caroline Smith on her birthday

November 20th:
In loving memory of:
Philip Rumley

November 27th:
In loving memory of:
Marian May

NOVEMBER
BAPTISMAL  ANNIVERSARIES

We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism.
   
1    Jacob Place
      Jessica Redding
      Taylor Smith
      Sharon White
      Sacha Vinson
4    Paul LaMancusa
9    Laura Bowen
      Barbara Turley
11    Margaret Eberl
12    Jamie Hyatt
19    Joyce Bobrowski
20    Karenho Diabo
23    Timothy Morris
27    John Taylor
        Sarah Stein






  OCTOBER 2016

Church of the Advent’s 11th Annual:
THEME BASKET RAFFLE

OCTOBER 22nd  2016

AMVET POST 13
25 Review Place
Buffalo NY 14207

4:00- 7:00pm

Drawing at 5:30pm
$7   Admission includes one sheet of tickets & one drink coupon. Extra ticket sheets $  a piece or 3 sheets for $.
Additional drinks are available at the cash bar.
50/50 split
Larger raffle item table where tickets are $   each / 3 tickets $10.

     With summer nearing its end and fall quickly approaching, our basket raffle will be here before you know it!  We are in need of baskets and items for the baskets.
      Donations of baskets or items to make a basket are needed: (spaghetti dinner, alcohol baskets, baking basket, kids baskets, game or movie baskets, holiday baskets, bath baskets, household and cleaning baskets, lottery tickets, pets, etc).
     Maybe you aren't able to make a monetary donation but we still need volunteers to help create the baskets, set up the raffle, work the raffle, & clean up. We will also be in need of snacks for the raffle as well! Anywhere you can help out please help make our 11th annual basket raffle a great success!  Invite all your friends and families because we are having the raffle off- site with plenty of parking. 

To help contact: Jess shaq_jr92@yahoo.com  or Sharon -874-4683.



Mark your calendars now and start saving those dollars!
BESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Saturday October 1st
 at 10am
Bring in your pet to be blessed
The feast of St Francis of Assisi is Oct. 4th, in honor of St. Francis, known as the
“Patron Saint of animals”.
Please remember to keep your pets on a leash or in a proper pet carrier.
Consider bringing dry or canned pet food for the Church of Ascension Pet Food Pantry.



 
FALL UTO INGATHERING
(United Thank Offering)
Daily Thanks Improves Daily Life Every Day

SUNDAY  
OCTOBER 9th

Giving Boxes are available at the back of the Church.
 Thank you for supporting the true message of the UTO which is: giving thanks to God for all things.

CHANGES IN OUR PARISH
Baptism:   Dennis Joseph Haslam September 18, 2016
Received: Susan & Dave Roy September 11, 2016
Reaffirmation:  Kathy Barton September 11, 2016

CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 till June. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School.  (Sept - June)

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. August/September/October issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

******CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns is accepting donations.  Please place in parish hall closet. 

OCTOBER OPEN DOOR:  Available by the office door, back of the church and online. The Open Door can be Mailed or e-mailed upon request.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will be Octobe 12th  at  7pm
     
READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.
KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild extends thanks to all those who have given their Dash’s grocery tapes. Please continue to drop off your receipts in the envelope by the office door.  The money raised is used to buy sandwich supplies for St. Vincent de Paul’s, the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, our record of providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope filled with hundreds of labels is mailed out every couple of months and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm
 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.  Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door   Penny

HISTORIAN NEWS: Newsclippings, articles, or photos pertaining to Advent that you are willing to part with or have scanned/copied/photographed, please give them to Jenny in the office. The material will be put safely in the archives (or returned).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.  Thank you  Janet Reiff




11th ANNUAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
 BASKET RAFFLE
October 22, 2016 4 pm
The Amvets Post 13 in Buffalo
Please continue to bring in donations Anyone who knows of any company that can be asked for a donation email Jess, jesspoleon@gmail.com please see or to obtain a copy of the request letter.  We are hoping to make this event even more successful then last years.  Also please consider helping set up will be the day before and volunteers will be needed to help the day of the raffle. The event was only a success last year because of all the wonderful volunteers we had! Once donations are received days will be scheduled to make baskets up.  Also a large ticket item table, including a TV! 

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We reached $900 towards our goal of $1600 for 2016! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!        Purchase TOPS cards after each Sunday service or during office hours.
THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).
 
CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211

KPC  KENMORE FOOD PANTRY :  Kenmore Presbyterian Church 2771 Delaware Ave Kenmore  Food bags: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Tune, Canned Baked Beans, soup, Vegetables, Fruit; Macaroni & cheese, Boxed cereal Peanut Butter Jelly and toilet paper.  Donations gratefully accepted875-7600 2nd Sat 9-11am last Thurs noon – 2pm once per month restriction. Soup for food pantry clients noon -2pm last Thursday each month.
OUR LITTLE ROSES TEA AND FUNDRAISER: 
Saturday, October 1 at 1:00pm at the D- House. $25 and tickets may be purchased from Sharey Edholm or Kathy Barton.  The tea is a very enjoyable afternoon and a wonderful way to support the work of Our Little Roses in giving Honduran girls an education and the opportunity for a better life. Our Little Roses recently took in four sisters who were living in extreme poverty and extra funds to help these girls would be welcome.  If the tea does not fit into the schedule, then there is another way to participate.  Tickets for theme tray baskets may be purchased ahead of time from Sharey or Kathy for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There are 36 large donated baskets and descriptions of each one is available.  With your advanced basket ticket, the basket you would like to win can be noted, and hopefully delivered to you when you win!  It is not necessary to be present to win. Any questions can be directed to Sharey or Kathy.  For Our Little Roses, every dollar counts.  Please join us at the tea or please buy a chance on a theme basket.

ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.   Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.                           Advent Women’s Guild
NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

CORVETTE CLEANERS:  Please support Corvette Cleaners, they support Church of the Advent by cleaning the church fair linen cloths.  Corvette Cleaners at 530 Kenmore Ave,  838-2211.

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

CORNERSTONE:Women’s and children’s division of City Mission.  Clothing, linens, luggage etc.  Place items in the Parish Hall Closet            Claire Berns
ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. Flowers At The Altar Is An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call Jenny In The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Will Be Placed On The Altar & Their Name Will Be In The Bulletin.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Layreaders assist at the two worship services and
on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector.
Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters
Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept 18 to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.

Sunshine Committee:  Julie Tronolone is now head of The Sunshine Committee.  The committee was formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, giving them updates about the parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able.

Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling about yourself-Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church. Need for ushers at both services.

NURSERY Sept – June : Jocelyn Stein will resume Nursery hours in September.   


                   BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. TERRY  
            TUESDAYS
                                                      7pm

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

~Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~

          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays 10am  & 7:30pm  $5
no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Thursdays Noon- 2pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook



SEEING THE FACE OF GOD IN EACH OTHER: Anti-RACISM TRAINING Saturdays  Sat Oct 15 & 22 St. James’, Batavia 8 – 4:30PM Contact Diocesan Center 881-0660

DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY: Unmasking the Domination Code.  Familiar history viewed from a different perspective 2pm Sunday October 2nd at the Diocesan Center. Contact Diocesan Center 881-0660

THE NEW JIM CROW: 10-noon October 1 & 8 Trinity Episcopal Church 371 Delaware Ave Buff.  $50 Book $12.80 from the Diocesan office. alicebrown@episcopalwny.org or 716-881-0660 ext. 12
SASSI CAKES:  Danielle Sass is renting out the kitchen to bake her delicious cup cakes for her food truck and special events.  Danisass5260 @hotmail.com or 716-909*2600 visit www.sassicakes.com for more info and images.  Bring a little Sass to every occasion.

BALLROOM DANCE: Dance instructor Karen Murphy will be teaching Ballroom Dancing Wednesdays at 7pm  Salsa and at 8pm Tango just $8 a class at Advent.  864-7757.

THE TOWN PLAYERS: Sheridan Parkside Community Center 169 Sheridan Parkside, Tonawanda  Tickets $8 presale $12 (available at  The Ton Sr. Center and the Ton Aquatic Center) at the door.  General admission $10 senior & Student    phone 693-9641
OCT 14,15,16,21,22,23 DEATHTRAP- classic thriller by Ira Levin
DEC 2,3,4,9,10,11 GET SMART – A comedy by Mel Brooks
DEC 16- Holiday Variety Show

THANK YOU:  Thank you to Ida Pause for volunteering to run the Dash’s receipt tape program which helps raise money for the sandwich supplies for our sandwich making for St Vincent de Paul’s Dining Room.

Barbara Robinson’s 
   “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”

Directed by Randy Rumley & Christine Coniglio

A Raiders of Niagara Production

Church of the Advent
November 18, 19, 20 25, 26, 27

*Volunteers are needed to help with stagecraft, hospitality, and technical assistance.  For more information e-mail stormcrow51@gmail.com or call 833-1461 or visit the Raiders of Niagara Facebook Page.

LOST:  Claire Berns has lost a silverware TBSP at the Church Picnic.

NRTG:  MY FAIR LADY Niagara Regional Theater at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse 530 Ellicott Creek Rd, Tonawanda 14150 $20 Seniors/Students/Veterans $18  Children (12 and under) $12  Presale $17  Presale Seniors/Students/Veterans $15  260-2319 or on line www.niagaratheatre.com  Sept. 30, Oct 1 -7:30pm;  Sept 25 Oct 2 3pm.

 


  5    Priscilla Farrell

 6    Judith Csonka

 7    Sharon White

8     Jacob Czaja
   
9    Henry Armbruster

12   John Edholm Jr.
    Dayna Edholm

13    Donald Bogumil
      
14    Jean Rykert

15    Sara Stein

16    Katherine Tawse
   
17    Sophia Vinson

18    Linda Mckenna

19    Janet White
    Barbara Turly

20    Julia Matters
    Cloe Miro   















23   Jennifer May

24   Madison Armbruster

25   Bob Battaglia

26    Penny Foster

27    John Edholm
    Amanda Livingston
    Richard Bowen

30    Dennis Haslam
 









Please contact the Church Office at 876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday. It helps keep our records accurate and  allows us to wish you a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
       




October~Baptismal Anniversaries
Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world.
1   Candace Gralnik
     Caryetta Gralnik
     Krista Gralnik
4    Courtney Hyatt
7    Sarah Masters
      Julie Tronolone
14  Andrew Bern         
18  Jessica Jones
23  Anthony Foster
26  Laurena Paige
      Stella Jo O’Bryant
      John Boland
28  Jamison Dalton

Blessings on this special day that you were baptized!
 
ALTAR FLOWERS:
October 2nd
In loving memory of:
George W. Batterson

For God’s blessing:
Judy Csonka on her Birthday

October 9th :
In loving memory of:
Donald E. Kline
Harold Anderson

For God’s blessing:


October 16th :
In loving memory of:
Lorna Humes
Michael Humes
Vernum Humes

For God’s Blessing:
Sophia Lily Vinson
Lilyana Zakos


October 23rd
Do you have someone to remember?

OCTOBER 30th
In Loving memory of:
Frederick & Beatrice Moore










AUGUST 2016
 
 CHANGES IN OUR PARISH
Wedding:  Sarah Mazuchwoski & James Mitri Jr. July 9th 2016
Deaths:  Janet Dunn July 7th 2016

CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School.  (Sept - June)

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. August/September/October issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

******CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns is accepting donations.  Please place in parish hall closet. 

AUGUST OPEN DOOR: Available by the office door, back of the church and online. Mailed or e-mailed.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know
if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will be JUNE 8th at  7pm
     
READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.

KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild extends thanks to all those who have given their Dash’s grocery tapes. Please continue to drop off your receipts in the envelope by the office door.  The money raised is used to buy sandwich supplies for St. Vincent de Paul’s, the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, our record of providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope filled with hundreds of labels is mailed out every couple of months and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.    Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door    Penny Foster

HISTORIAN NEWS: If you have any newsclippings, articles, or photos that pertain to Advent and are willing to part with them or have them scanned/copied/ photographed, please give them to Jenny in the office and the material will be put safely in the archives (or returned to you).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.                             Thank you  Janet Reiff

THANK YOU:  THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THE BIG BAND BBQ EVENT! YOUR HELP WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
11th ANNUAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
 

BASKET RAFFLE
October 22, 2016
4 pm
The Amvets Post 13 in Buffalo
Please start bringing in donations, it's not to early. Anyone who knows of any company that can be asked for a donation email Jess, jesspoleon@gmail.com please see or to obtain a copy of the request letter.  We are hoping to make this event even more successful then last years.  Also please consider helping set up will be the day before and volunteers will be needed to help the day of the raffle. The event was only a success last year because of all the wonderful volunteers we had! Once donations are received days will be scheduled to make baskets up.  There will again be a large ticket item table, we've already gotten a couple donations in for such including a TV! 

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We reached $700 towards our goal of $1600 for 2016! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!        Purchase TOPS cards after each Sunday service or during office hours.
THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).
 
CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211
ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.  
Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.                           Advent Women’s Guild

NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

CORVETTE CLEANERS:  Please support Corvette Cleaners, they support Church of the Advent by cleaning the church fair linen cloths.  Corvette Cleaners at 530 Kenmore Ave,  838-2211.

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

CORNERSTONE:Women’s and children’s division of City Mission.  Clothing, linens, luggage etc.  Place items in the Parish Hall Closet            Claire Berns
ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. Flowers At The Altar Is An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call Jenny In The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Will Be Placed On The Altar & Their Name Will Be In The Bulletin.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Layreaders assist at the two worship services and
on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector.
Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters
Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.

Sunshine Committee: The Sunshine Committee was formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, giving them updates about the parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able.  Judy Masters  Currently looking for someone to take over leadership of the Sunshine Committee.  Please contact Judy Masters or the office. 

Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling about yourself-Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church. Need for ushers at both services.

NURSERY Sept – June : Jocelyn Stein will resume Nursery hours in September.   
BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. TERRY September- June  

EATON CAMP NEEDS YOU!  Like to read? Play games? Save the world? Come and join the corps of Eaton Camp Volunteers who are saving the world one child at a time. (It's amazing what fostering the love of reading  within a child can do.) Email Sare Anuszkiewicz at Director@EatonCamp.org for more information. Don't delay!

CONFIRMATION:  BISHOP VISITATION: The Bishop will visit The Church of the Advent on Sunday September 11th.   Those who wish to be received, confirmed (16 and older) or reaffirm their baptismal vows please speak with Fr. Terry or contact Jenny in the office.

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

~Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~

          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays 10am $2 & 7:30pm  $5
no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Wednesdays 2-3pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook

Church of the Advent
8th  Annual SMOKEY JAZZ
Saturday August 13th
Jennifer May’s Ladies First Jazz
5-piece Combo
BBQ Pork & Chicken sides, desserts, beverages & music
5pm – 7pm            $10 music and dinner
Tickets available in the office or Sunday’s 
RAIN OR SHINE
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC
Sunday August 28th
 11:00am
Sheridan/Parkside Park Shelter 2, 
Bring a chair and a dish  to  share    

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Positions are open for election at our diocesan convention.  Find Job descriptions and qualifications and nomination forms due August 30  Nominator and nominee portion must be completed, candidates are permitted to self-nominate http://episcopalwny.org/diocesan-structure/diocesan-convention.


SUMMER TRAVELING? Staying at a motel or hotel this summer? Compass House can really use the small soaps, shampoos and conditioners that are left in hotel bathrooms for guest use.  With most of the youth staying at Compass House for short periods of time, it is very convenient for the staff to pass out small quantities of toiletries.  Please think about saving these supplies and bringing them back home with you.  Kathy Barton is the contact person for donations.  Thank you for your help.                                         

DIOCESAN FAMILY CAMP: September 2-4 will mark the 2nd Annual Diocesan Family Camp at Camp Asbury in Silver Creek.  This is “Glamour camping” with beds and indoor bathrooms for families of all make ups.  Applications will be available soon.

 DARIAN LAKE-EPISCOPAL DAY:  The second Annual Episcopal Day at Darien Lake will take place Sunday, September 11.  This is a great event. It’s not expensive, and it’s not crowded.  So lines for the rides are quite short.  More information will be coming soon.

LEMONADE ON THE LAWN
Join us after the 10am liturgy outside for light refreshment on the lawn,
Hosts: Layreaders- August 7; Vestry-August 21.

ZONTA CLUB OF KENMOE SALADFEST:  Tonawanda Senior Center 291 Ensminger Rd Ton. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at  6pm $13 Karen Fritsch 716-783-9067 by July 27th

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SMOKEY JAZZ:
Please sign up on the parish hall kiosk:  Set up, cook, prepare food, clean up, ticket desk

The Church of the Advent
           54 Delaware Road • Kenmore, New York  14217-2402
Phone: 716-876-6504           Fax: 716-876-7112 admin@adventkenmore.org frterry@adventkenmore.org

Sunday School Registration

School Grade Entering in Fall ____________________________________
Child’s Name ________________________________________________
        (Last)                      (First)                            (Middle)
Birthdate ______/________/______________________________________

Address______________________________________________________
        Street            City            Zip
Telephone _____________________
Baptized_____________________ Confirmed_________________
Parents are (check one) Married______Widowed______Divorced_______Separated______SingleMother’s Name ______________________________________________
            (Last)                                                   (First)
Mother’s Address _____________________________________________

Father’s Name & Address (if different) ___________________________________________________________
**E-mail address:_____________________________________________
Emergency Contact (name & number) ____________________________________________________________                   Health Concerns Allergies_______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Siblings: Names                                         Birthdate
1.

2.

3.

4.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Starting September in  please use the enclosed registration form and return to the office.
BACKPACK BLESSING
Sunday August 7th
10am service
Please Bring Donations of School Backpacks & Supplies to be Blessed.
Donated items will be given to the Diocesan Eaton Summer Reading Camp for inner city kindergartners.
Bring your own backpacks and supplies to be blessed for the upcoming school year.
  


August
  Birthdays
          
3    Lloyd Logan
     Paul Poleon

4    Kathy Barton
     Robert Willer

5    Peter Klopp Sr.

7    Amy Klopp

9    Barbara Eberl
               
10  Margaret Piosenka
      Julie Rizzo

11  Michael Taschetta

12   Gabriel Santos-White
       Christine Beckett                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
   
13  Phyllis Stevens
      Robert Snyder

15    Anthony Chirico

17  Daniel Reiff
     Courtney Hyatt
     Taylor Hyatt

20 The Rev. Bonnie Morris

21    Sandy Marchione

24    Claire Berns
      Matthew Lamson
       
26    Deborah Kollatz
          Anthony Foster

27    Fr. Terry Bull

29  Sarah Masters
      Betty Miller

30 Paul LaMancusa Jr.

31 Travis Nelson


Please contact the Church Office at 876-6504 if we have erred on your
birthday. It helps keep our records
accurate and allows us to wish you a very…
Happy Birthday!

 
     In Memory Of:
AUGUST ALTAR FLOWERS

AUGUST 7
In Loving Memory of:
Adam R. Rumley

AUGUST 14th:
In Loving Memory of:
Katherine J & John T. Nicholaus Jr.

For God’s blessings on:
Gabriel Santos White

 AUGUST 21th:
In loving memory of:
Shirley Purcell
Thomas & Lily Secord
Faith Goss

For God’s blessings on:
Happy 13th Anniversary to Jessica and Paul Poleon.

 AUGUST 28th:
 In loving memory of: 
 Sheryl Moran

AUGUST 30th:
In Loving Memory of:
Charles J. Pause

For God’s Continued Blessings on: Paul LaMancusa
 
AUGUST BAPTISMAL
Anniversaries

We celebrate with these members the anniversary of their new birth in Christ by water and the spirit in baptism.

1    Melvin Hoffman
2    William Hoffman
3    Megan Simmons
7    Tyler Beckett
8     Julie Haslam
18   Laura Mooney
19   Barbara Matters
20   Pamela Simmons
21   Joshua Edholm
       Dale Turley
       Daniel Gallivan





JULY 2016
CHANGES IN OUR PARISH
Funeral:  Fred Cyzemernski   June 4, 2016
        Donald Donovan    June 13,2016   

CHOIR: Anyone interested in joining the choir, please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15. Please join us.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Interested in joining the children’s choir? Please contact Joanne Jasinski after services or leave a message with the office.  Rehearsals are during Sunday School. 

AT HOME OR HOSPITALIZED PARISHIONERS: Should you, or someone in your family, be in hospital or be at home, please remember to contact Jenny in the church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY: available in the Parish Hall Tract Rack, in small and large print. May, June, July issue is now available.

FACEBOOK: Our page is updated weekly. FOLLOW ADVENT ON TWITTER:  @adventkenmore VISIT THE EPISCOPAL WEBSITE: www.episcopalwny.org

******CORNERSTONE: Claire Berns is accepting donations.  Please place in parish hall closet. 

JULY OPEN DOOR: Available by the office door, back of the church and online. Mailed or e-mailed.

YOUR ARTICLES ARE WELCOME:  Please submit any articles to Jenny in the office or email to admin@adventkenmore.com.

CARING CLOSET: Items are available for parishioners on a lending basis such as walkers and wheelchairs. Let Jenny in the office know
if you would like to borrow an item.  Or let an usher know.

VESTRY MEETING: Next meeting will be JUNE 8th at  7pm
     
READ BISHOP FRANKLIN’S WEEKLY BLOG: Bishop Franklin shares his ideas, thoughts & reflections each week. The subscription box is on the blog’s homepage at www.jerusalem-crossing.com.

COLLEGE NEWS: please contact the office with updates.

KANS FOR KIDS: please put your receipts in the envelope by the office.

WOMEN’S GUILD: The Women’s Guild extends thanks to all those who have given their Dash’s grocery tapes. Please continue to drop off your receipts in the envelope by the office door.  The money raised is used to buy sandwich supplies for St. Vincent de Paul’s, the oldest continuously active charity in WNY, our record of providing needed services and assistance remains unbroken to this day. Over 2,400,000 meals have been served in 20 years with 88,797 served in the last year.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (1085 Englewood, Kenmore) third Wed of every month, the Reina Community Room, 11am.Donna at 877-7939, or Alzheimer’s Association at 626-0600.

KENMORE / N. BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY: Thank you for your past donations of food, personal products & money. Please continue to help, we continue our outreach through your generous support. 

KEN-TON MEALS ON WHEELS: volunteers to help in supporting the dignity and independence of homebound persons in our community. Interested, please call 874-3595 or tina@ktmeals.org

  *ST.  JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL: Kathy & Mike Barton thank all those who continue to save the Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills Box Tops for St. Joseph’s Indian School. An envelope filled with hundreds of labels is mailed out every couple of months and appreciated by the students. Please continue to place in the envelope by the office.

PET PANTRY: GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE PET FOOD PANTRY: noon to 1pm 3rd Sunday’s Grace Episcopal Church, Lockport.    Pet food, cat litter, leashes, toys etc. Place items in labeled tub outside the office door    Penny Foster

HISTORIAN NEWS: If you have any newsclippings, articles, or photos that pertain to Advent and are willing to part with them or have them scanned/copied/ photographed, please give them to Jenny in the office and the material will be put safely in the archives (or returned to you).  We have a nice collection already but always are looking for surprises.                             Thank you  Janet Reiff

THANK YOU:  Thank you everyone who helped with the Krolick’s BBQ Event! Your help was greatly appreciated!  The profit was $325.08.
11th ANNUAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
 BASKET RAFFLE
October 22, 2016
4 pm
The Amvets Post 13 in Buffalo
Please start bringing in donations, it's not to early. Anyone who knows of any company that can be asked for a donation email Jess, jesspoleon@gmail.com please see or to obtain a copy of the request letter.  We are hoping to make this event even more successful then last years.  Also please consider helping set up will be the day before and volunteers will be needed to help the day of the raffle. The event was only a success last year because of all the wonderful volunteers we had! Once donations are received days will be scheduled to make baskets up.  There will again be a large ticket item table, we've already gotten a couple donations in for such including a TV! 

TOPS CARDS: TOPS CARDS NEVER EXPIRE! We reached $500 towards our goal of $1600 for 2016! TOPS PAYS US 5% on every TOPS gift card that we sell.  TOPS cards may be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions and more.  Using Tops Cards purchased at Advent on $150 groceries & $50 gas at TOPS means $10 for the church each week or $520 a year, if 10 parishioners did this in one year they would raise $5,200 never spending any extra money!        Purchase TOPS cards after each Sunday service or during office hours.
THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WITHOUT IT COSTING ANY OF US EXTRA MONEY.
*5% senior discount the first Tuesday of every month. ** It is helpful that the exact cash amount or a check made out to the church be used for payment (note TOPS in the memo line).
 
CANAAN  HOUSE WISH LIST: Bus Tokens-Paint  & Painting Supplies- Cleaning Supplies-Personal Hygiene Products-Paper Products- Food- Furniture-Rugs-Tools-Craft Supplies-Office Supplies-Cabinets & Shelves-Garden Tools & Supplies-Clothing-Adopt a Room- Thank you  Canaan House 1140 Walden  Ave Cheek.14211
ONGOING OUTREACH:
HAVEN HOUSE Child & family services Socks (adults & children)- Hair brushes-Towels-Coffee mugs Underwear (adults & children– all sizes)-Twin sized sheet sets Pillows-Pillow cases-Slippers (all sizes)-Hair conditioner PJ’s (adults & children – all sizes)-Deodorant-Pull Ups-Kleenex Toilet paper-Hand sanitizer-Healthy snacks-Grocery store gift cards Bus tokens-Yarn Place items in labeled tub outside the office door.  
Deacon Penny Foster

VA HOSPITAL:  Needed Toiletries, Mens LG & XLG Socks and Underwear  Shampoo- conditioner-deodorant-lotions-emery boards-toothpaste-tooth brushes- combs/hair brush-lip gloss-.lip stick- body powder. Place items in labeled tub outside the office.                           Donette Diabo

EFM: The 4 year Education For Ministry program provides people with the theological education. Eggertsville 542-5919/583-1067  http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm

SANDWICH MAKING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY
Please join us for sandwich making every other month after the 10am service.  Collecting Dash’s grocery receipts helps us save money on supplies.  Deposit your Dash’s grocery receipts in the labeled envelope on the bulletin board.                           Advent Women’s Guild

NORTH BUFFALO FOOD PANTRY Cereal- peanut butter-jelly-spaghetti sauce-spaghetti noodles-canned fruit-crackers-toilet paper-paper towels-personal hygiene products Place items in the wheelbarrow as you enter the main doors of the church.

CORVETTE CLEANERS:  Please support Corvette Cleaners, they support Church of the Advent by cleaning the church fair linen cloths.  Corvette Cleaners at 530 Kenmore Ave,  838-2211.

PETALS & PRAYERS: Volunteers 1-2 days each month to pick up flowers at Trader Joes on Niagara Falls Blvd between 9am-noon, deliver them to the activities director at assigned nursing facility, with a card by the Petals & Prayers Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY. Nursing home staff place flowers in vases & distribute to residents. Contact Alice Brown at 716-881-0660 or communication@episcopalwny.org

CORNERSTONE:Women’s and children’s division of City Mission.  Clothing, linens, luggage etc.  Place items in the Parish Hall Closet            Claire Berns
ALTAR FLOWERS $20.  - Fresh Flowers At The Altar Are A Wonderful Way To Remember A Special Occasion Or A Cherished Loved One. Flowers At The Altar Is An Important Part Of The Church Of The Advent’s Mission To It’s Congregation and Community. Call Jenny In The Office To Schedule A Date To Place A Name For God’s Continued Blessings On (Marking A Birthday, Anniversary Or Simply Remembering Them) Or In Loving Memory Of (For The Departed).  Flowers Will Be Placed On The Altar & Their Name Will Be In The Bulletin.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
Acolytes: A group of dedicated men and women of all ages, who serve God at the altar for the 10:00 AM, and other special services like Christmas, Thanksgiving, funerals, weddings, and confirmations. Acolyte means: “companion” or “one who helps.” Acolyte Director Randy Rumley

Healing: Members of the healing team offer prayers for God's presence with, and healing for those in need. We recognize that God's healing does not always mean a cure for ailments, but we continue to ask God. Healing is offered at the 10 AM service on the 4th Sunday of each month, but we would like to expand that offering to other services and perhaps multiple Sundays.  Are you being called to this ministry? Please speak with Fr. Terry.

Layreaders: Layreaders assist at the two worship services and
on Holy Days during the year when requested by the rector.
Deacon Penny Foster

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Specially trained for this ministry, are a great help to both our clergy and our members in need of the sacrament and contact with the community they so dearly miss.                           Deacon Penny Foster

John L. Short Altar Guild: The ministry of the Altar Guild, although it is done primarily ‘behind the scenes,’ is of vital importance to the life of the Parish.  It calls to those who are willing to practice a servant ministry, which requires openness to service without much public recognition and an attention to detail.  Members of the Altar Guild serve as teams of ‘Sacristans’ for either the 8am, or the 10 am service for one week at a time.  Also, members assume the responsibility of caring for the linens and hardware etc. used in the worship services.       Directress, Barbara Matters
Lay-lectors: It has become a tradition at Advent to have a member of the congregation read the Old Testament lesson at the 8 & 10am services.  Please contact the Office

Music Ministry: Choir Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 Sept to June. Children’s Choir: rehearses during the 10:00 service.  If you, your children or grandchildren are interested in joining speak with Organist/Choir Director Joanne Jasinski.

Sunshine Committee: The Sunshine Committee was formed as a ministry to those on our roster we don’t often see, whether housebound or less frequent in attendance.  Members call or write to those on their lists every 6 weeks or so, giving them updates about the parish happenings, encouraging them to worship with us if able.  Judy Masters

Ushers: Ushering is a way to: Serve God and Church of the Advent-Greet and know parishioners-Reasonable time element commitment-Feel good feeling about yourself-Training is on the spot.  Please consider this opportunity to help our church. Need for ushers at both services.

NURSERY: Jocelyn Stein will resume Nursery hours in September.   

BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER
  

LESSONS:  Piano, Organ and Recorder Lessons
Contact Joanne Jasinski, Instructor after service
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

~Guitar & Ukulele Lessons contact Jennifer in the Office~
WISH LIST FOR NURSERY: Changing Table Pad  Toys For Girls Twin Blankets Or Quilts Baby Blankets  A Few Diapers (Various Sizes)

MATTHEW MORRIS:  Won first place in his age group in the Susan Komen Race for the Cure.  Way to go Matt!
          UKULELE SING -A-LONG:    
Wednesdays10am $2 & 7:30pm  $5
no experience necessary ~Ukes are provided

Free Live Music Wednesdays 2-3pm
Church of the Advent Parish Hall
Songs from the American Songbook

Church of the Advent
54 Delaware Rd   Kenmore NY 14217   876-6504
www.adventkenmore.org
~TWO SUMMER BBQ EVENTS~~
BBQ Pork & Chicken sides, desserts, beverages & music
5pm – 7pm            $10 music and dinner
Tickets available in the office or Sunday’s 
RAIN OR SHINE
    12th  ANNUAL BIG BAND BBQ 
Saturday July 16th
The George Scott Big Band
Featuring vocalist Melissa Kate  &  Fr. Terry Bull (Trombone)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
8th  Annual SMOKEY JAZZ
Saturday August 13th
Jennifer May’s Ladies First Jazz
5-piece Combo
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC
Sunday August 28th
 11:00am Sheridan Park
Shelter 2,  Bring a chair and a dish  to  share         
EATON CAMP NEEDS YOU!  Like to read? Play games? Save the
world? Come and join the corps of Eaton Camp Volunteers who are
saving the world one child at a time. (It's amazing what fostering the
love of reading  within a child can do.) Email Sare Anuszkiewicz at
 Director@EatonCamp.org for more information. Don't delay!

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Positions are open for election at our diocesan convention.  Find Job descriptions and qualifications and nomination forms due August 30  Nominator and nominee portion must be completed, candidates are permitted to self-nominate http://episcopalwny.org/diocesan-structure/diocesan-convention.

SUMMER TRAVELING? Staying at a motel or hotel this summer? Compass House can really use the small soaps, shampoos and conditioners that are left in hotel bathrooms for guest use.  With most of the youth staying at Compass House for short periods of time, it is very convenient for the staff to pass out small quantities of toiletries.  Please think about saving these supplies and bringing them back home with you.  Kathy Barton is the contact person for donations.  Thank you for your help.
LEMONADE ON THE LAWN
Join us July & August, after the 10am liturgy outside for light refreshment on the lawn,
Hosts: Vestry-July 10 - Altar Guild-July 24;
                 Layreaders- August 7; Vestry-August 21.

ZONTA CLUB OF KENMOE SALADFEST:  Tonawanda Senior Center 291 Ensminger Rd Ton. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at  6pm $13 Karen Fritsch 716-783-9067 by July 27th

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BIG BAND BBQ AND SMOKEY JAZZ
Please sign up on the parish hall kiosk:  Set up, cook, prepare food, clean up, ticket desk

COLLEGE NEWS: Our daughter, Lisa, has just completed her junior 
year at Buffalo State, and has again made the Dean's List for the Spring
2016 semester! We are so proud of her! Jack and Nancy Mooney
 
  RAIDERs OF NIAGARA AND ADVENT PROUDLY OFFER:
A five week Summer Theatre Workshop for children aged 8 – 18, featuring SNOW WHITE CONTINUED. Workshop fee is $30, and the workshop begins on July 5 at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore, NY 14217. Instructors Kathleen Weber, Randy Rumley, and Christine Coniglio are delighted to announce that performances are August 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 PM at Advent. Questions call Christine at 833-1461.
      




July Birthdays

2    Joan Craig
     Emma Johnson
     Tara Johnson
     Jackson Snyder

 4   Julie Tronolone
     Carolyn Vujnovic
     Eric Foster

5    Linda Trautman

6    Maureen O'Brien
      
9   James Willer
      Mike Donovan

11  Sue Braunschweiger

12   Tom McGrath

14   Daniel Fuhrman
               
15    Michael Bowen
        Jeremy Kinney   
    
17   Pat Sieczkarski
         
19    Alexandra Matters
        Sacha Vinson

20    Cara Klopp

21    Sandy Marchione
       Alicemarie Czemerynski

24   Mike Woods
      Laura Bowen

25  Lorna Cooke
      Richard Hosmer
       
 26   Elissa Greene
 
 28   Lydia Abbott
       Alexander Buell
        Benjamin Phillips

 29   Emma Bogumil
        Melvin Hoffman

30  Art Moran
      John Vujnovic
      Ann Hergert

Please contact the Church Office at 876-6504 if we have erred on your birthday. It helps keep our records accurate and allows us to wish you a very…
Happy Birthday!

July Altar Flowers

July 3rd :
In loving memory:
The Rev. Wm. E. Bowker
    Doris and Richard   
       Harrington
       William McMaster
    
     For God’s Continued
     Blessings on:
     The family of Louise
     Sarkasian


    July 10th:
   Do you have someone to
   remember?

    July 17th 
      Do you have someone
      to remember?
       
      For God’s Continued     
      Blessings on:
      Sacha Lisette Vinson

     July 24th:
      In loving memory:
      David T. Aber
      Dr. Mrs. M.H. Aber
 
 
    July 31st      
   In loving memory:
   Gloria B. Haslam