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Experience opportunities to learn and grow in your faith!

Adult Bible Study

Sunday Bible Study meets for an hour on Sunday mornings between the 8:15 and 10:45 am services. This study is biblically grounded and addresses issues we face in today’s world. Bibles are available and refreshments are provided. Come Sunday and enjoy the clear teaching of God’s Word for the forgiveness of sins! 
In addition, we also have Wednesday Adult Bible Study at 9:30 am in the Church Library and Wednesday Adult Catechism Enrichment Study at 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday School

Advent’s Sunday school is designed for the Christian education of our children ages 3 and up, every Sunday at 9:30 am. We utilize the Concordia Publishing House “Enduring Faith” curriculum. Parents should bring their children to the Sanctuary for the opening at 9:30 am and then pick up their children from their classroom promptly at 10:30 am.


Advent Book Club – Share the latest trendy or pithy read with members of the group who meet at each others’ homes once a month.
Men’s Steak Night – Enjoy fellowship and a cook out at Advent – Monthly outings designed with men in mind, with a biblical message from Pastors Mackay and Grady.  

Ladies’ Night Out – Share food, fun & fellowship with women of Advent during this lively monthly gathering, including timely biblical discussion with Pastor Mackay.


For 5th through 8th grade students, Confirmation Instruction begins each September.  During this program, youth are taught the theology of the Bible and Luther’s Catechism so that it is understood and used as a valuable tool for Christian faith and daily life.  Students are also enriched in the faith with experiences that broaden their knowledge and abilities to confess and apply their faith.

First Communion

First Communion is a public rite of the church that follows Spiritual requirements for the public reception of the Lord’s Supper.  It is available to members (regardless of age) who meet these requirements.  Please contact the pastors, Pastor Mackay or Pastor Grady for more information.

New Members

In fulfillment of the Great Commission by Christ to go, baptize and teach, Advent offers instruction for adults in the foundational teachings of Christianity. Our new member education class prepares a person to join with the people of Advent in the teachings of Christ – a condition of membership. This class can also be a refresher for those who wish to review our Lutheran Confessions. Interested adults are invited to come on Wednesdays to the Adult Catechism Enrichment Study from 7-8:30 pm in the Church Library or contact one of the Pastors for individual meetings.

Mom’s Morning Out

Child in playground

Bring your two year old children to Advent for play-based and large/small motor activities, incorporating bible stories, alphabet, colors/shapes and numbers, introduced at developmentally appropriate levels.  Brought to you by Advent School. 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is held every summer for four days of fun-filled learning and activities. This is a great way to help your child delve deeper into the bible stories they hear every  Sunday.  Curriculum is from Concordia Publishing.  


VBS at Advent

Advent offers confirmation and youth instruction and fellowship for middle and high school students. Special classes to meet the needs of our students occur on Sundays in the Youth Room at 9:30 am.  Other fellowship and service opportunities are scheduled throughout the year.

Advent School 

Advent is proud to offer a Christian learning environment for children ages 2 through 5. The MISSION of Advent School is “to share God’s grace through the education and enrichment of young children.”  Our curriculum incorporates Indiana State guidelines and hands-on learning; promoting motor skills and brain development. Our philosophy is that every child is a gift from God, full of potential and ready to be nurtured in mind, body and spirit.  
Visit the preschool website.