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Perspective: Member status

People who are committed to Advent in service and worship are eligible to vote and serve on congregation council. While many of the people who worship at Advent are transient, Pastor Anna Anderson said they are dedicated to its mission and deserve a voice in the congregation.   Photo: Lisa Helfert Photography

Editor’s note: This article describes the experiences and decisions of Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington, Va., regarding church membership.   The community at Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington, Va., is composed of mainly young adults and empty-nest professionals who work for the government, the military, government contractors or various support organizations. They live in fairly dense […]

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