Advent Serving and Learning (Intergenerational)

November 27 – December 18
Location: Youth Suite
Facilitator: Andy Finkle

Advent begins the new liturgical year. It is a time for excitement and anticipation. It is also a time of great gratitude for the many blessings of life. Gratitude naturally calls us to think of those who are less fortunate and in need.

This 4-week class is designed to give adults and youth an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and learn more about how we are called to be God’s hands and feet in a hurting, lonely, and hungry world. Each Sunday during Advent we will have an opportunity to learn about a particular need right here in our community, as we welcome special guests to share. We will then participate in “hands-on” service to address these needs.

December 4: Members of the Divan Center, a mosque in Cary, will join us to share about the Syrian refugee issue in Turkey, and the changes in Turkey since the attempted coup in that country earlier this year. Please take this opportunity to share true fellowship with these people of faith. Learn about their history, culture, and the current events shaping their world and our own! They will also share Turkish tea and cookies with us.

December 18: A representative from the Student Nutrition Association at NC Central University will come lead us in learning about food insecurity on their campus. Students from some lower income families come to school with very little extra money, even for food. We will be labeling grocery bags and handing them out to congregation members following worship to be filled and returned to the collection bins in the Mission Center (December 18-25). See needed items. These donations will be used to fill the NCCU Food Pantry.