Church of the Advent
Who are we? We are a community of Christians whose local roots go the middle of the nineteenth century. We worship in a landmark worship space as we have for the last 150 years. We are a congregation of The Episcopal Church and a part of the Diocese of New Jersey. Our worship and how we approach our faith have elements that would be familiar to one coming from many different backgrounds, whether one of the Protestant traditions or Roman Catholic or Orthodox. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist or Mass or the Holy Communion is our central act of our worship; but the study of scripture, preaching and congregational singing are important aspects of our worship lives.
We look to the Bible as the word of God, but believe that it must always speak to us in our own time and place. God has given us intelligence and our own experience to engage with and claim the gifts of scripture. Our liturgy follows the Book of Common Prayer which is similar to those used in other parts of the world wide Anglican Communion. Our worship moves from simple liturgies to those that claim the richness of our tradition from centuries past.