About Us

Advent Episcopal Church enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission.

We are an inclusive Christ-centered community reaching out to individuals and families who are seeking a deeper relationship with God, and one another. We welcome you to join us.

The members and friends of Advent Episcopal Church welcome all persons, regardless of ethnic heritage, religious backgrounds, etc.

To all who enter Advent – to those who are weary and need rest, those who mourn and need comfort, who pray and those who do not, who sin and need a savior, who rejoice and wish to praise, who are blessed and wish to serve–to all who enter, Advent opens wide the doors and says in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

WELCOME!

Join Us

Perhaps you are seeking a new place to worship. We at Advent Episcopal Church in Sun City West would like to invite you to join us and experience the Liturgy of the table. We celebrate Holy Communion at all of our worship services. Sharing Christ's body and blood is at the heart of our worship experience.

Many members of our Parish Family are active and involved in our service. Our Lay Eucharistic Ministers read the lessons and serve the chalice. They also take communion to Parishioners who are shut in and cannot attend church. Several folks sing in the choir at our 10:00 worship.

There are many ministries and activities for you to be involved in if you decide to become a member at Advent. Take a few minutes and review the Ministries section of this website. You will note that there are several areas in which you can become involved.

We also have many different social activities for our Parish Family. Included are Men's and Women's golf, weekly Bridge, monthly "Bunko", celebrations of major holidays for those who are alone, annual Pizza Dinner, Pancake Supper (Shrove Tuesday) Mexican Dinner, annual Fashion Show, Rummage Sale, and "Cowboy Night" and Silent Auction. There is something for everyone at Advent as you can see by reviewing our website. Come, join us, and expand your Faith experience, while having a positive, rewarding addition to your life!

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First Time Visitor

We are delighted that you have an interest in Advent Episcopal Church. Please know that you are welcome at any of our services or gatherings. We want you to know that we do offer several opportunities for worship, ministry, and social activity here for anyone who is interested. We are people of God with many questions and our goal is to be a bridge to a better life through Christ for all who choose to journey with us towards the answers. Our desire is to introduce everyone to a living and loving relationship with Jesus Christ through his family here at Advent.

If you have completed a Visitor's Information Card, we will contact you within a few days to see if you have questions or needs to which we can respond. If you wish personal assistance, please call the office at 623-584-0350 or email to information@adventepiscopalaz.org. We look forward to meeting you in person soon.

Advent Prayer

Dear God,
Help us to discern what Advent Episcopal Church should be in this changing world. Open our hearts and minds to Christ's Way, so we may be a spiritual home to those who are seeking a community of faith. Send your Holy Spirit to ignite a desire in all of us to be active disciples willing to invite new people to join us in our journey. We ask this in Jesus' name.
Amen

Community Formation

Clergy & Staff

Advent Episcopal Church enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission. Click here to learn more!

Strategic Plan

We have an active Strategic Plan and it is rolling forward through annual updating. Please click here to view the active plan.

Vestry

Legal governing and decision-making body of a parish church, consisting of the Rector and elected lay representatives. Its duties include calling the Rector, approving the budget, making policy, and approving expenditures. Each vestry has a Senior Warden and a Junior Warden, which in some churches is known as a People's Warden. Each member of Advent's Vestry is responsible for a major ministry area. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have questions or concerns.

Vestry Meetings

Please click here to view current and archived meeting notes.


Mission Statement

Welcoming all on our journey of faith in Christ, living out God's call to a full life of loving, sharing and caring.

Vision Statement

Advent -- a bridge to a better life through Christ in the Northwest Valley.