Welcome to
Advent Church boca
Where Jesus is Lord, 
everybody is somebody, 
and faith is an Adventure!
Advent Lutheran Church
 300 East Yamato Road
Boca Raton Florida 33431
Church Office: 561.395.3632

upcoming Events


 Event Registrations

Where Jesus is Lord…
Join us for Worship …

8:30 am Celebration Service with Choir

Worship Service
8:30 a.m.
A blend of upbeat
hymns and prayers
Choir lead by Mr. Dave Kirk
Organist and Choir Director
Celebrating Dave’s 25 years at Advent!
Sunday, April 30th
Concert by Joel Raney
3pm with Reception to follow
Come and Celebrate with Dave!


Worship Service
10:00 a.m.
Family friendly
and high energy
Songs lead by Praise Band
Mrs. Julie Putnik, Director
Children’s Ministry
Sunday School at
10:00 a.m. Service Only

11:30am Heritage Worship Service

Worship Service
11:30 a.m.
Honors our Christian
heritage in a loving and
peaceful way
Mr. Dave Kirk, Organist 



Children’s  Ministry  – for God’s children!

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14

10 am Service Only – Sunday School


Adventure Island

Birth to 4 years old
Parents please bring your children
to Early Childhood Campus
for age appropriate worship.
Check in time starts at 9:45 am.
Nursery Care for infants & toddlers in fully staffed and equipped nursery,
no charge.


Prekindergarten to 5th Grade
Parents please bring your children
to ALEC Gym  at south end of Elementary/Middle school campus.
Check in starts at 9:45 am, all children must be checked in by an adult.
Children at Adventureland experience Christ through age appropriate group worship, play time and Bible lessons.
Pastor Dave Franklin
Jacob Mack, Assistant
Family Ministry Coordinator
For information or would
like to volunteer.
Sunday School 10am service only!
May 7th Family Faith Sunday for
Tot-time & Preschool – 10am Service
May 19th – Fun Friday @ ECS
 Theme: Water! 4:30 – 6:30
June 11th – 15th – VBS “Maker Fun Factory”
Registration is now Open!

Next gen middle & high school ministry

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” -Deuteronomy 6:5


Confirmation and Discipleship
6th thru 8th Grades
Hodegos is our confirmation class for children that are in middle school age and up. Hodegos is a Greek word that means “leader of the way”. We want to teach your children to own their faith and publicly share it with other youth.

first sundays 

All Middle & High school students
Meet on the first Sunday of every month from 6-8pm in ALEC gym located at the south end of Elementary & Middle School campus, for fellowship and Bible studies.


High School & 8th Graders
Journey meets every Sunday from 6-8pm in Surf Shack located west of ALEC Gym on the south end of Elementary & Middle school campus.
Pastor Dave Franklin, Next Gen Pastor
Jacob Mack, Assistant
For more information:
Family Ministry Coordinator
Upcoming Events
March 6th – May 8th Trail Map for Life
for Dad’s & Son’s Monday Evenings 6-8pm in Surf Shack – Presented by Pastor Dave
May 7th – Cinco de Mustache as First Sunday, meet in Gym 6pm
Everybody is somebody …
Advent Life Ministries
Preschool, Elementary & Middle Schools
Advent Square – Senior Living Community
Early Childhood
Advent Early Childhood School was founded in 1968 by the members of Advent Lutheran Church in response to the community’s need for high quality Christian education.
Advent’s Christ centered approach to learning has provided a strong educational and spiritual foundation for thousands of children in a loving and nurturing environment.
Early Childhood School serves children from 6 weeks old thru Prekindergarten.
ECS has been Voted Best Preschool in Boca Raton for the third time! Best for 2017, 2016 and 2014!
Sally Whitney, Principal
Elementary & Middle
Advent School is a private, Christian school that has been serving Boca and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. Our school serves Kindergarten through the 8th Grade. Our comprehensive curriculum includes opportunities to earn high school credit in Spanish, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 (honors) and Geometry (honors); a pull out program emphasizing STEM concepts and robotics for students who meet eligibility criteria and are looking for additional academic challenges; remedial support with a certified ESE teacher for students in need of additional academic strategies; and a variety of extra-curricular, athletic and fine arts opportunities designed to instill leadership, encourage exploration of new activities, and develop deeper skill sets in areas of interest.
The mission of Advent Lutheran School is to inspire the minds, guide the hearts, strengthen the bodies, and nurture the souls of God’s children in partnership with their families and the church.
School theme:
Do Justice,
Love Mercy
& Walk Humbly
Laura Bluhm, Principal
Adventure Club
Adventure Club is Advent’s Elementary & Middle after-school program. Adventure Club offer a variety of fee based programs that your children can attend right on our campus. The after-school program also serves you and your child by providing a homework time so the children have assistance should they need it, and also someone to check their work. We strive to provide a Christ-centered home-away-from-home atmosphere for the children we serve. Students enjoy time with their peers, arts & crafts, cooking, science, sports and recess as a regular part of the program.
In additional to all of our after-school fun, Adventure Club also offers monthly evening events that provide additional opportunities for fun and fellowship. This also provides a few hours for the parent to enjoy themselves!
During school closings, Adventure Club offers camp days, Spring Break Camp, Christmas Camp, and Summer Camp. The children are teated to a variety of on-campus activities as well as a wide variety of off-campus field trips. Our camps serve children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Rhonda Holloway, Director
Advent Square
Independent & Assisted Senior Living
Advent Square is a Senior Living Community, for over 35 years Advent Square has provided seniors with a truly unique lifestyle. We are a Christian community sharing the love of Christ.
We provide many lifestyles and care options for seniors. Independent Retirement seniors live in their own apartment. Weekly housekeeping. meals, bus trips and activities keeps these seniors busy!
Assisted Living , Alzheimer’s and Memory Care seniors live in our 16 bed unit which is a 24 hour secured facility. They have access to staff specifically trained to offer personal care with daily living routines. Many activities and therapies are provided for our seniors.
Tom Dowell, Director
and faith is an adventure …
Advent Lutheran is a “Church Without Walls”
When we hear the word, “church” we are likely to think of a building with four walls. But the church is not a building. It is people who believe that God is their Creator and Father, accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As the song goes, “I am the Church, you are the church, we are the church together. All who follow Jesus, all around the world.” Yes! We’re the church together. On Sunday morning the “church” may worship in a building and other days of the week may gather there for fellowship.
But most of the time the church is not and should not be contained in four walls. God’s people are out in the world; living, working, and playing. Wherever they go, they are the church! As fewer people make the commitment to be a part of a church community, it is even more important for church people to do their ministry in the world and not only within the walls.
There are many ways to volunteer for Advent’s Outreach, contact the church office for information.

Local Outreach for our community


international outreach for our world


The Advent Life Journey

“The Advent Life Journey” is our way of describing the Christian Journey, our daily walk with Jesus as his disciples. Along this journey, there are six important moments or milestones: beginning, belonging, discovery, growing, serving, and going. The following is a brief explanation of each:
Our walk with Jesus always has a beginning.  For some of us, it began with our baptism as infants.  For others, it began with our baptism as teenagers or adults.  Here at Advent, infants and children are baptized so that they may receive the benefit of God’s grace, freedom from sin, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Adults are baptized after a period of instruction and a profession of faith.
Once we begin our walk with Jesus, we immediately realize that we aren’t walking alone. Our baptism unites us with other Christian believers, and together, we belong to the family of God. Here at Advent, we offer a “Belonging” class for people who are new to our congregation. Typically held on a weekday evening, we enjoy a meal together, get to know each other, and talk about the mission of our congregation and its ministries. Though not expected or required, many of those who attend our Belonging class decide to join our congregation and officially become members.
Along our discipleship journey, sooner or later we discover the life-changing power of God’s grace in our lives. Here at Advent, we want this to happen sooner than later, so we offer a weekend retreat called “Discovery.” Based on the Apostles’ Creed, Discovery combines great food, warm fellowship, and lay and pastor talks about prayer, the Bible, discipleship, and other aspects of the Christian life.

As the saying goes, “God accepts us just as we are, but God never leaves us just as we are.” The grace of God changes us, and discipleship is a life-long process of growing in faith. Advent offers many Bible studies and small group opportunities to grow in the grace of God. Click here for the current list.

Every Christian is called to live a ministry in the church and a mission in the world. Advent members are invited and encouraged to join a particular ministry in our congregation. Examples include joining a Sunday morning worship or welcome team, assisting with our Sunday school program, or becoming part of one of our many ministry teams: Team Grandparents, Healing Ministry, Shepherd Ministry, Family Promise, Altar Guild, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and others.
Please contact Kim Bell  for more information.
Jesus calls us to become both disciples and apostles. An apostle is one who is “sent out” into the world to share the love of Christ. Here at Advent, we offer a retreat weekend that invites participants to consider and discern their own unique mission in the world. Patterned after our Discovery weekend, “Apostolos” combines good food, warm fellowship, and a series of talks by Advent pastors, members, and guest speakers.
Contact Kim Bell for more information about any of the steps for The Advent Life Journey at 561-948-1725 or email Kim  

Giving for Church Ministries

& Outreach Programs

Our God is a God of abundance and He loves to give. He sacrificed willingly on the cross and then invited us into fullness of life. As His children, we are called to imitate Him. Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.

Where to find Advent church boca!

Advent Lutheran Church

300 East Yamato Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Church Office: 1.561.395.3632
FAX Number: 1.561.392.1470
The Rev. Dr. Andrew D. Hagen,    email
Pastor of Advent Ministries   
The Rev. Dr. Richard B. Barbour,  email
Pastor of Congregational Life
The Rev. David S. Franklin,         email
Next Generation Pastor
The Rev. Jacob Mack, 
Student Ministry Director