Lenten Preaching and Lunches

The Advent has offered a Lenten Preaching series every weekday during Lent for over one hundred years, featuring preachers from around the country and around the world; and our concurrent Episcopal Church Women’s Lenten Lunches program serves thousands of meals to raise money for Outreach and Missions.

Anne-Marie Brown and Carla Reich are serving as 2014 Lenten Lunch Chairs (shown here with Canon Deborah Leighton and Dean Andrew Pearson).

Prepaid (and discounted) lunch tickets are on sale now. These make great gifts for friends and family.

Volunteers are the key to the success of this ministry. There are many opportunities to share your talents. If you are interested in serving in this very rewarding and fun ministry, please stop by the table in Clingman Commons or contact Anne-Marie (879-8715), or Carla (601-5002).

A shuttle bus will travel to the church from the parking lot of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church each weekday of Lent. The bus will leave Shades Valley Presbyterian (located at 2305 Montevallo Road, 35223) at 11:30 a.m. and return no later than 1:30 p.m.

Lenten Lunches will be served March 5 – April 17. 

Here are the menus:  FULL MENU     EXPRESS MENU

  • Preaching Services start at 12:05 p.m. weekdays in Lent and usually conclude about 12:30 p.m.
  • The full lunch line in the refectory runs from 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. weekdays in Lent.
  • The express lunch line in Clingman Commons runs from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. weekdays in Lent.
  • No lunches are served on Good Friday.
  • Nursery is available each Thursday in Lent from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Also, nursery is available 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, and Tuesday March 25.



Click here for the detailed brochure.

Advent Lenten Preaching Series – Lent, 2014
Abbreviated Preaching Schedule – (Services start at 12:05 p.m. and dismiss at about 12:30.)

The Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan
(Bishop of Alabama; Birmingham, Alabama)
March 5

The Rev. Ken Jones
(Senior Pastor, Glendale Missionary Baptist Church; Miami, Florida; Co-Host, White Horse Inn Radio Show)
March 6-7

Elyse Fitzpatrick
(Author and Speaker; Valley Center, California)
March 10-11

The Rev. Jim Pounds
(Director of the Extension Division, Beeson Divinity School; Birmingham, Alabama)
March 12

Lauren Larkin
(Writer and Blogger)
March 13-14

The Rt. Rev. Ed Salmon
(Retired Bishop of South Carolina; Dean, Nashotah House Theological Seminary; Nashotah, Wisconsin
March 17-19

The Rev. Jady Koch
(Associate, St. Francis in the Fields; Harrods Creek, Kentucky)
March 20-21

Cameron Cole
(Director of Youth Ministries, Cathedral Church of the Advent; Birmingham, Alabama)
March 24

The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl
(Former Dean, Cathedral Church of the Advent; Former Dean, Trinity School for Ministry; Winter Garden, Florida)
March 25-26

Dr. Mark Gignilliat
(Canon Theologian, Cathedral Church of the Advent; Associate Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School; Birmingham, Alabama)
March 27-28

The Rev. Steve Stockman
(Author and Minister, Fitzroy Presbyterian Church; Belfast, Northern Ireland)
March 31-April 2

The Very Rev. Jim Munroe
(Dean, Christ Church Cathedral; Springfield, Massachusetts)
April 3-4

The Rev. Dr. Ashley Null
(Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas; Berlin, Germany)
April 7-9

The Very Rev. Dr. John Barr
(Rector, Church of the Holy Comforter; Sumter, South Carolina)
April 10-11

The Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry
(Dean and President, Trinity School for Ministry; Ambridge, Pennsylvania)
April 14-15

Rabbi Eric Walker
(Author and Speaker; Birmingham, Alabama)
April 16-17

The Very Rev. Andrew C. Pearson, Jr.
(Dean and Rector, Cathedral Church of the Advent; Birmingham, Alabama)
April 18
Liturgy for Good Friday begins at 12 noon and lasts about an hour.
Day School parking lot at 5th Ave North and Richard Arrington available at 11:30.

Audio of Lenten Preaching is here on the website under “sermons & classes”.