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One Egg Project to Support Children in Rwanda

One Egg Project to Support Children in Rwanda

The Advent Bookstore will soon be selling beautiful soapstone eggs from the Mother’s Union in Rwanda for $50. Your purchase of one egg provides an actual egg a day for two children in a preschool run by the Shyira Diocese of Rwanda. There are currently 26 preschools run by parishes within the diocese offering this … Read More

Welcome Mary Beth Cunningham!

Welcome Mary Beth Cunningham!

On July 25, Mary Beth Cunningham joined Advent’s Christian Education staff, as Senior High Youth Director, where she will work predominantly with senior high girls and their parents. Mary Beth is a native of Monroe, Louisiana and attended the University of Alabama where she studied Marketing and Management, graduating summa cum laude. She served as the interim youth … Read More

Law and Gospel

Law and Gospel

Ed. note: The July 17 Dean’s Class, The Law and the Gospel , is some of the most compelling audio that I’ve been privileged to post on this website in the past fourteen years. If you missed it, I recommend it, and highly! It runs about 45 minutes. And if that leaves you wanting more, there’s about … Read More

Grief Recovery Groups Starts in September

Grief Recovery Groups Starts in September

We will once again host a six-week Grief Recovery Group, led by Craig Smalley and Gil Kracke, for Adventers who have recently experienced the death of a loved one:  Tuesday evenings (7 to 8:30), from September 6 through October 11, at the Advent House. To register or for more information, please call Robin Turner in … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 7.10.2016

Dean’s Bulletin Board 7.10.2016

Where’s the Dean? I wanted to let you know what I’m up to and where I am for a good part of the summer. After leading a group of Adventers on our Reformation trip through Germany, I will be taking sabbatical for most of August, returning after Labor Day. Those weeks I will spend time … Read More

Register now: Aug 26-28 Women’s Retreat with Heidi Kinner

Register now: Aug 26-28 Women’s Retreat with Heidi Kinner

All women of the Advent are invited to register for the annual Women’s Retreat, Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, at Children’s Harbor. Our speaker this year will be the Very Rev. Heidi Kinner, former Advent Vice Dean and current Dean of Montana; and she will be coming home to the Advent to teach us how to Feast on … Read More

Do We Have Time for This?

Do We Have Time for This?

“Do we have time for this?” As new parents with new careers, we weren’t sure. After the busy work week, it seemed a herculean task just to make it to church on time(ish) most weeks with a smocked-baby in tow. However, we knew we needed the help of God and fellow Christians to navigate life’s … Read More

Welcome Zac and Abby Hicks and family!

Welcome Zac and Abby Hicks and family!

It gives me great joy to welcome the Rev. Zac Hicks to our staff at the Advent. Zac is married to Abby and they have four children. Zac most recently served as Pastor of Worship at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A native of Hawaii, he received his bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in classical vocal performance … Read More

2016 Summer Youth Interns

2016 Summer Youth Interns

                The youth ministry at the Advent is glad to welcome Helen Cumbee Corey and Russell Galloway as our eighth class of summer college interns. Helen Cumbee was baptized and confirmed at the Advent. She just graduated from the University of Mississippi where she participated in the Cru … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.02.2016

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.02.2016

View the short video above – OR – read how Tim Keller echoes some of Phillip Jensen’s recent Birmingham talking points in “Three Biggest Idols in Western Churches Today“…  – Andrew… Read More