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Craig Carter

A message from Craig A. Carter

President and CEO of Advent Christian Village

The Conference & Retreat Center at Advent Christian Village is an important part of the lifestyle here. To give you a quick insight into the village, we were founded in 1913 as an orphanage and home for retired ministers. Since that time, the central purpose of Advent Christian Village has been to demonstrate Christ’s love and compassion to others in a meaningful way. Much has changed since those early days, but Advent Christian Village is still a special place where people respond daily to God’s call to help those in need. At the heart of our mission is the desire to meet the needs and ensure the well-being and best interests of our seniors, families, and children.

Today, more than 800 members, resident staff and their families call this special place home. Several hundred more find services and care through the Village Church, Copeland Medical Clinic, Copeland Community Center, and of course, through the Conference & Retreat Center and Camp Suwannee. I know of no other community that opens so widely its doors to friends in surrounding communities. We are blessed by their presence. Advent Christian Village thrives because so many support this important work, and we are grateful for the individuals, families and churches that respond to the call.

We invite you to visit Advent Christian Village to see for yourself what a difference a caring community can make.


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