Fundraising

 
 
Pumpkin Patch
Advent is considering offering our first ever Community Pumpkin Patch, in the fall of 2014, with thousands of Pumpkins from the state of New Mexico. For more information, see www.pumpkinsusa.com.
 
Donations
Advent now collects used cell phones, small electronics, old laptops and other small electronics. Be green, don't throw them away. Recycle them and support youth ministry at Advent. See www.fundingfactory.com for more information.
 
Recycling
Advent is set to host a paper recycling bin to make recycling easier for our members, school and the community at large. In addition to being better stewards of the environment, we will earn some extra money to support our grounds. See www.paperretriever.com for more information.
 
Gift Cards
We now sell SCRIP, that is gift cards from a variety of retailers, merchants and food stores. For more information or to purchase cards, please e-mail Joan Tobin at joanpsilver@verizon.net. Many gift cards are in stock and are sold every Sunday following worship services and others can be ordered. You may wish to reference the company we work with www.scrip.com.
 
 
iGive - Support Advent when you Shop on-line
The iGive button makes it simple. It's completely free and easy to be socially-conscious! There are over 1,200 participants including most on-line retailers like Amazon and nearly every other major retailer that sells via the Internet. Many airlines, Amtrak, cell phone companies and well known travel sites such as expedia also participate. In fact, many even offer special coupons only available through iGive that give you a better deal than you could receive elsewhere. To sign up, here is the link:     http://www.iGive.com/AdventLutheranChurch
 
Please add it to your computer(s) and it will be totally automatic whenever you shop on-line with a participating retailer. You don't even have to remember to do anything. Contributions range from a about .5% to 26%. But even a small percentage on a large purchase like airline tickets can really add up! Please e-mail pastorcjf@comcast if you choose to participate or if you have questions.
 If you make your first on-line purchase within 45 days of signing up, Advent will receive an extra $5.
You can also use iGive as your search engine and Advent will receive 1 penny for every search you do!  "Simply click "web" after you reach the iGive site."
 
Save on Energy
Would you like an alternative to your present electricity provider?  Would you like to use greener energy? 
Did you know PECO is eliminated the "off peak meter rate" that  used to offer lower rates? 
Would you like to be greener with your generation of electricity?  Now, you can save on your PECO bill and make Christ known at the same time. By clicking on the "Stream Energy" link at the bottom of this page, you will be directed to Stream Energy and a site specifically for Advent Lutheran Church. You can sign up for various fixed rate plans. There is no cost to switch!  Also, you can go with a month to month plan.  For each household that switches Advent will receive $4 a month.
 
Don't delay.  Save money and support Evangelism at Advent at the same time! Now is the perfect time to switch electric providers to save on your bill AND to support Evangelism at Advent. 
 
 For more information, click here:  Stream Energy
 
 
Gift Items
Mugs                                                             $5
 
Wooden Advent Church Replicas                 $15 
 
Tee Shirts  (orders taken in Spring)              $15
 
Sweats/Hoodies (orders taken in Fall)          $20/$25
 
Cookbooks                                                    $1 
 
 Advent Pens                                                 $1 each, 6 for $5

Pens are USA made and include imprint with Advents address, phone and web address.

 
 
Also available Free: Bibles and Refrigerator Magnets.
 

All items are available for purchase at Advent.  Speak with Pastor Chris and make your
check payable to Advent Lutheran Church, Memo:  Evangelism