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Register now for VBS 2015 (June 1-4)

Register now for VBS 2015 (June 1-4)

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Arts & Culture Series Continues

Arts & Culture Series Continues

  Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm, Cranmer House Book Reading & Interview with David W.F. Zahl, author of A Mess of Help: The Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll David is director of Mockingbird Ministries (and the son of Advent’s former Dean, Paul Zahl). This event will also include an interview, a book reading, … Read More

Something Unique

Something Unique

With Great Gratitude: The End of Something Unique As many of you know, for twenty-four years, Jon Harbuck [L] and Steve Tilghman [R] have served faithfully and humbly each week, leading the Trinity Bible Study every Sunday morning.                 Before there was such a wide and robust offering of … Read More

Ut Unum Sint

Ut Unum Sint

Ut Unum Sint is the Latin for “That they may be one” taken from John 17:21. Here’s a video of one of our Morning Prayer services from just prior to Ash Wednesday 2015, recorded for the UtUnum.com website:… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.22.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.22.2015

Again, and not for the last time.  Lord, have mercy. – Andrew http://sydneyanglicans.net/news/christians-horrified-by-latest-is-massacre… Read More

Robin Hinkle to Be Ordained May 18

Robin Hinkle to Be Ordained May 18

Adventer Robin Hinkle will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Monday, May 18, 5:00 p.m. at the Advent. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception.… Read More

May 3: Adult Confirmation

May 3: Adult Confirmation

Bishop Sloan will confirm youth and adults at the Advent on Sunday, May 3. Adults interested in being confirmed at the 11:00 a.m. service that day may contact Sandy Blalock at 205-226-3519 or Sandy@CathedralAdvent.com.… Read More

Choir Recognition & Choral Evensong

Choir Recognition & Choral Evensong

Choir Recognition Sunday: Honoring Our Musicians This Sunday, April 26, is Choir Recognition Sunday, when during the morning services we pay tribute to the members of the Cathedral Choir, Children’s Choir, and Cathedral Ringers. Together they will present “The Tree of Life,” written by Birmingham composer and Advent member K. Lee Scott as the Offertory anthem, … Read More

Christian Life and Witness Course Continues Apr 25 & May 2

Christian Life and Witness Course Continues Apr 25 & May 2

Advent Hosting “Christian Life and Witness” Course NOTE: You can still attend the course, even if you missed the first session. Churches around Birmingham are preparing to sponsor an evangelistic Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham this August at UAB’s Bartow Arena. Advent is pleased to share in this sponsorship by hosting three sessions of the “Christian … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.16.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.16.2015

Just awful. Would that our nation would see there is widespread persecution of Christians and open the doors for asylum in the U.S. – Andrew http://news.yahoo.com/aid-agency-says-41-migrants-feared-dead-sea-142032667.html… Read More

Oct 2-4 : Parish Retreat in Mentone

Oct 2-4 : Parish Retreat in Mentone

Pack your bags and join our first annual Parish Retreat at Alpine Camp in Mentone, AL. There, you will have time to spend with other Advent members playing games, worshipping, swimming, square dancing, eating, hiking, canoeing, watching football, relaxing, and more. All meals will be included, and lodging will be provided in the Alpine cabins. … Read More

May 1: Advent Boomers at Alys Stephens Center

May 1: Advent Boomers at Alys Stephens Center

“Advent Boomers” Fellowship Group (ages 50 – 69) All Boomers are invited to meet at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 1. We will have a cordoned off area for our group to enjoy a time of fellowship as we gaze at the Sway Pole event from 5 to 8:30, arriving and departing as … Read More

New Guy: Brandon Bennett

New Guy: Brandon Bennett

Brandon Bennett Joins Parish Life Ministry Staff Brandon Bennett joined the Advent staff on April 7 as Ministry Associate for Parish Life. He will primarily assist Canon Schneider with the 5 o’clock worshipping community, special events, and new creative ministries. He will also help lead our growing young adult community and explore college outreach opportunities. … Read More

Aug 21-23 Save the date: Women’s Retreat

Aug 21-23 Save the date: Women’s Retreat

Women’s Ministries Mark Calendars for Women’s Retreat, August 21-23 All women of the Advent are encouraged to mark your calendars for the annual Women’s Retreat, set for Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, at Children’s Harbor. Our speaker will be Janet Leighton (right), a long-time clergy wife (and parent!). In addition to raising four children and 11 grandchildren, … Read More

Fontaine Redux

Fontaine Redux

Fontaine Pope Joins Staff as Small Groups Co-Director We are very happy to announce that Fontaine Pope has returned to the Advent staff as part-time Co-Director of Small Groups. She will also be coordinating special events for the parish. Fontaine has been a member of Advent for 22 years. She has served in many capacities, including working on staff … Read More

Day School Summer Programs

Day School Summer Programs

Click for all the info: 2015 Summer Programs at Advent Episcopal School And check out the 8th graders visiting Lenten Preaching and Lunches…… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.24.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.24.2015

Jesus’ death foreshadowed in Abraham, Isaac, Bible scholar saysThe Rev. Wesley Hill, author of “Paul and the Trinity,” said the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ is heavily foreshadowed in the biblical account of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac, “one of the most haunting stories in the Old Testament.” Hill preached in Birmingham during the … Read More

Laurie Shanks Joins Children’s Ministries Staff

Laurie Shanks Joins Children’s Ministries Staff

We are very happy to welcome Laurie Shanks to our Children’s Ministries staff! Laurie is a long-time parishioner and Sunday School teacher; she previously served on staff assisting with the 5pm service and Children’s Choir. In addition to Children’s Ministries programming, Laurie will work closely on special events like Vacation Bible School. Please join us … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.16.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.16.2015

Deadly attack on Pakistan Christians ignites murderous mob – Andrew    … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.09.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.09.2015

I’m not putting this up for sensational reasons, but to make you aware of the debate going on across the pond.  Recently there has been a big conversation about legislation around ‘three parent babies’ that has received a lot of press in the U.K., but not here. http://www.christiantoday.com/article/leading.scientists.call.on.mps.to.support.three.parent.babies.legislation/47023.htm Things are moving very quickly and these are … Read More

Interview and Hymn Sing with Kevin Twit of Indelible Grace

Interview and Hymn Sing with Kevin Twit of Indelible Grace

Here’s the link to the interview and some hymn clips.   And here is a brief description of the other two events in the series: Book Reading & Interview with Matt B. Redmond, author of God of the Mundane: Reflections on Ordinary Life for Ordinary People Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm, Cranmer HouseBook Reading & … Read More

Deans Bulletin Board 3.05.2015

Deans Bulletin Board 3.05.2015

A remarkable story that raises a lot of questions and issues.  It is reminiscent of early Christians taking in unwanted newborns left to exposure in the ancient world.

Not an endorsement, but indicative of a growing discontent with the relationship between politics and money.
 
- Andrew
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Mar 3: Crazy Train Small Group

Mar 3: Crazy Train Small Group

Mae Mae Kracke will facilitate a new women’s small group at 9:15 on Tuesday mornings at Cranmer House starting March 3rd. The group will go through Julie Sparkman’s new DVD series, Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can’t Control. Julie (right) is the author of the excellent Idol Addiction series. … Read More

Our Spring 2015 Newcomers & Inquirers Class

Our Spring 2015 Newcomers & Inquirers Class

If you are considering Confirmation, looking for a church home, or interested in transferring from another church, please join us in the Newcomers & Inquirers Class. The spring class starts March 1st.  The class time is during the Sunday school hour from 10:10 to 10:50am, in the Living Room (immediately off of our parish hall, … Read More