For those aged sixty and older, the Seniors Ministry at the Advent cultivates an environment of togetherness in Christ and also promotes various opportunities for service, fellowship, and worship. This ministry interacts with the entire congregation while focusing on the unique gifts, freedom, and perspective this time of life may offer. Participants enjoy a variety of activities, including meeting for meals, sacking lunches for the homeless, assisting in outreach ministries, praying together, and sharing stories.
The Friday Feast group travels to area restaurants for good food and fellowship with other Advent parishioners and friends. Hop on the shuttle before it leaves the Shades Valley Presbyterian Church parking lot at 11:00 am or meet the group at the restaurant for lunch at 11:30.
Fellowship in the Pines takes place at 12:00 noon each month in the private dining room of the Arbors Apartments at St. Martin’s-in-the-Pines retirement community. After having lunch together, the residents and visiting parishioners are encouraged to join in a short word led by Canon Craig Smalley. There is no cost for lunch.
Here are some pictures from the February 15th afternoon tea in Clingman Commons: