St. Lukes Community HouseSt. Lukes provides many services to those less fortunate living in the west Nashville area, including day care, meals to the elderly and food assistance to those in need. Advent, through St. Luke’s, is also involved in the Summer Camp, Christmas Toy Store and donates used clothes, furniture and nick-knacks to This N That Thrift Shop.
Room In The InnAdvent volunteers are asked to serve food and/or stay overnight with approximately 12 homeless people several times during the winter months when St. Luke’s Community House provides shelter from the elements.
Second Harvest Food BankAdvent supports the emergency food box program by collecting non-perishable food and cash donations. Charis Ministries Collect food for this Davidson/Williamson County Christian food bank.
United Thank OfferingA United Thank Offering Ingathering will be held on Sunday, March 26th. The UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church that provides a way for men, women and children to give daily thanks to God. The discipline starts in the homes by dropping coins into a little blue box. These monetary gifts are used in grants. In 2005 the United Thank Offering Committee approved 131 grants totaling $2,710,247.22. Grants will fund projects and programs which meet compelling human needs and/or expand the mission and ministry of the church. For example, the average grant amount was $20,689. The largest grant, $85,000, went to the Church in Brazil for a sustainability project. Two other large grants, each for $80,000, went for building projects in the Diocese of Springfield and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. Each United Thank Offering grant, large or small, is in response to needs identified by dioceses and provinces throughout the Anglican Communion. Available in the Narthex are the “little blue boxes” and blue envelopes. Available in the Media Center is a current UTO newsletter and the 2005 Grant List.
Food for the PoorAn interdenominational ministry providing food, clothing, housing, education, medicine, and economic development in the Caribbean, Central and South America.