Written by Paul Kienzle, Director of Latino ESL
Near and dear to the heart of Mission Adelante is relationship. It is built into everything that we do. We believe that a healthy relationship promotes interdependence, mutual learning, reciprocal serving, and life-giving friendship.
Every first and third Sunday evening of the month, those in the Adelante community gather together at the Mission for worship in song, prayer, hearing from God’s Word, and growing in friendship with one another around a tasty dessert and great conversation! There is interdependence as we share each other’s burdens, mutual learning as we study God’s word, reciprocal serving as we work together to make the evening a blessing to all, and life-giving friendships as we realize we are not all that different from one another.
One unique quality that deepens the spiritual dimension within the Adelante community is every second and fourth Sunday the members of this larger church body divide and meet in three different homes. The intimacy of a home environment lends itself well to warm fellowship around a tasty meal, deepening life-giving friendship, and open discussion about the word of God. These gatherings welcome neighbors, co-workers, ESL students, volunteers, and others to visit at any time.
At its core, Mission Adelante is a worshipping community. This spiritual dimension is a key building block of who Mission Adelante is. The joy that we share is not from ourselves but from Christ who loved us enough to give His life so that we might have LIFE and have it abundantly. We love to come together on Sunday to celebrate this gift and encourage each other with strength for the day and great hope for tomorrow. If this is something that interests you, come and check us out! Give us a call or come and see us. Every first and third Sunday of the month we meet at the Mission starting at 6:00PM, and every second and fourth Sunday we meet in homes starting at 5:30PM.
- Help us finish 2017 strong! Volunteer with your family, small group, or business at Adelante Thrift. For more information or to sign up, go to www.adelantethrift.com/volunteer/ .
- Do you have a gently-used keyboard or acoustic guitar that you're not using? Adelante Arts Community needs it! We are in need of two keyboards and three acoustic guitars for our new program. Please email Gissell Vazquez at email@example.com if you would like to donate an instrument.
- Are you interested in combining your love of the arts and disciple-making? Mission Adelante is launching Adelante Arts Community in January 2018 and is looking for volunteers to help! Visit www.missionadelante.org/arts for more information.
- You’re invited to the Mission Adelante Thanksgiving Open House November 11th from 2:30-6:30pm. Stop by and enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the Meeks’ home meeting members of the Mission Adelante staff and community, celebrating culture, and giving thanks for God’s faithfulness.