Men's Ministries

mens ministriesAdvent Men’s Club

The Men’s Club provides fellowship among the men of the church as well as significant outreach outside our community. The Men’s Club also provides labor to support both the physical facility and several other groups.
Leader: Ken Mead

Advent Men’s Club Financial Outreach

The Men’s Club Outreach Committee donates financial support to deserving organizations in the Northwest Valley.
Leader: Ken Mead

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a worldwide ministry with over 4,000 members in 357 chapters in the United States alone. The newly chartered chapter at Advent meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am in Paine Hall and via zoom. Our mission is to gather in prayer for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom among men and youth, to study the Holy Scriptures and the teachings of the church, and to bring others nearer to Christ through outreach in the community. All men of Advent and the surrounding community are welcome to join.
Leader: Bruce Dockter

Meals for Veterans

Currently 180 Veterans are living in a transitional housing facility run by US Vets Inc. Many live in “Motel style rooms” with a hot plate and small refrigerator and a microwave to prepare their meals. They are isolated and have little or no contacts with the community. 

The Advent Feed the Vets meal program provides a home cooked meal on the 5th Fridays throughout the year. The Advent Team provides 8-10 caring men and women to prepare, deliver, and serve 100+ Veterans. This meal provides an opportunity for our congregation to interact with the Veterans in a ministry of presence, an opportunity to interact, pray or just chat with a caring member of the community, thus reducing isolation and assisting in their transition to civilian life.

The Veteran’s feeding ministry has been in existence since 2014, with Advent joining the ministry in 2020. Since 2014 - 5 Episcopal congregations have together provided more than 36,640 meals. Each parish outreach budget provides the funds to support this ministry.

Jack Hanstein is the current Ministry Coordinator and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leader: Jack Hanstein

Mother’s Day Flowers

In May on Mother’s Day, the Mens Club purchases approximately 100 roses to hand out to all parish women after the 8 am and 10 am services to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Leader: Earl Yingling

Rummage Sale

Together with the Advent Church Women, the Men’s Club provides both social and fundraising activities to support outreach toward needs in the community. A major fundraising project is the annual Rummage Sale.

18-Hole Golf

Advent’s men gather on one Saturday morning a month to enjoy the game – or at least the camaraderie. All skills are welcome.
Leader: Chair varies by month

9-Hole Swingers

Advent’s couples play golf one Sunday afternoon a month and then gather at someone’s house afterwards for “heavy snacks” and camaraderie.
Leader: Earl Thomas