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There are many opportunities to share your talents at Church of the Advent.

If you would like more information on any of the ministries listed below or would like to join one or more, please contact our Parish Office at 516-333-0081.

Advent Kids

Do you love children; do you want to help shape their faith journey?  Then why not volunteer to be a teacher or helper with our Advent Kids program which meets in the Church immediately following the 10 a.m. service.  See Fr. Eddie or Leslie McWatt for more volunteer opportunities.

Altar Guild

Preparing the Altar for worship is one of the most important and gratifying ministries in the Church.  We set up for the weekly services as well as special services (Baptism, Funerals, Holidays) and welcome anyone who feels that they would like to join one of our rotating teams. Please contact Denash Forbes for more information.

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Caring For The Caregiver

Established in 2008, Caring For The Caregiver is an Outreach Mission of Church of the Advent which supports caregivers in their journey - be it short or long - as well as offering education and resources.  We hold four support group meetings a month at the Parish Office; two evening and two afternoon sessions.  All caregivers are welcome!  For more information please contact us at (516) 921-0755 or email: info@caringforthecaregiver.org.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood endeavors to accomplish this mission through the threefold disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service.

  • Discipline of Prayer. To pray daily for the spread of Christ's Kingdom, especially among men and youth, and for God's blessings upon the labors of the Brotherhood.

  • Discipline of Study. To study the Holy Scriptures regularly and the teachings of the Church, to attain a better understanding of how to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom.

  • Discipline of Service. To make continuous efforts, week by week, to bring others nearer to Christ through his Church.  For more information, please contact Randolph Nimblette.

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Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The National Board of Episcopal Church Women uses the following statements to guide its work:

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this organization shall be to empower the women of the Episcopal Church to carry out Christ's work throughout the world.

VISION:  As the eyes, ears, hands and heart of Christ in the world, we will persist in the work of healing, justice and peace.

For more information please contact Pearline Everett or Carmen Lloyd

Liturgical Dance (Chosen Vessels)

Celebrating the Worship experience through Dance, "The Chosen Vessels" are the resident Liturgical Dance group for the Church of the Advent.  They have performed throughout the Diocese of Long Island as well as been invited to other churches and venues.  Some of their highlight performances have been "7 Cries from the Cross" which is performed on Tenebrae during Holy Week.  If you are a dancer, wish to become a dancer or would like to volunteer with the group, please contact Patricia Cadore or Jackie Mason.

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Advent Choir

Do you like to sing?  Would you like to help beautify the Mass with song and uplifted voices?  Why not consider joining our Choir?  They add to the weekly and special services and lead the parish in the singing of the hymns.  If you are interested in joining or want more information, please contact our Music Director, Tom Farrell or Denise Johnson.