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All About Lent @ Advent

All About Lent @ Advent

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. Fontaine Pope, Lynn Cassady, and Marcus Cassimus are our 2015 Lenten Lunch Chairs… Read More

Meet the Mugishas!

Meet the Mugishas!

[Update – The Mugishas arrived in Birmingham late Saturday night Feb 28. Come welcome them to the Advent at a reception on Sunday, March 15th, after the 11:00 service in Clingman Commons.] In what could only be described as God’s intervention, I was flabbergasted by my friend’s question, “Would the Advent be willing to sponsor… Read More

Apr 21: Get your tickets for The Tallis Scholars

Apr 21: Get your tickets for The Tallis Scholars

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral Church of the Advent The Tallis Scholars Peter Phillips, conductor $25 Reserved Seating $15 General Admission $10 Student Tickets TICKETS ON SALE NOW… at iTickets.com or contact Beulah@CathedralAdvent.com / 205.443.8553. “Here and throughout, the Tallis musicians sang impeccably, the recent works complementing a piece by the group’s namesake and five works by the… Read More

Daylight Saving Time: Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time: Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 8, 2015. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. If you really want to get it right, go here.

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

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.25.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.25.2015

More terrible news….Something I have noticed in the news is the movement toward ‘IS’ instead of ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL.’  Why?  Because the idea of the caliphate is not just for Syria or the Levant, but Islamic city-states across the globe that will come together to form the caliphate (look up caliphate). Here is a map… Read More

Beeson names Robert Smith to new chair

Beeson names Robert Smith to new chair

by Greg Garrison at AL.com Professor Robert Smith, Jr. has been named the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. “Robert Smith Jr. has been a beloved professor at Beeson Divinity School since 1997 and is one of the most consequential preachers in American religious life today,” Dean Timothy George said.… Read More

Mar 13: Women’s Spring Coffee

Mar 13: Women’s Spring Coffee

“We’re All Surrogates: A Christian Approach to Parenting” The women of the Advent and their guests are cordially invited to a Spring Coffee with Lenten preacher, the Rev. R-J Heijman, who will speak at Cranmer House in two sessions (7:00-8:00 am and 9:30-10:30 am) on Friday, March 13.  RSVP by Tuesday, March 10 to LauraGSteele@yahoo.com or 205-370-7172.… Read More

Hymn Sing with Kevin Twit of Indelible Grace

Hymn Sing with Kevin Twit of Indelible Grace

Thursday, March 5th at 7 pm Cathedral Church of the Advent Clingman Commons (Parish Hall) 2017 Sixth Ave North, Birmingham This is the first gathering of a three-part arts and culture conversation series this spring. Our guest will be Kevin Twit, the founder of Indelible Grace, compiler of the RUF Hymnbook, and a leader in the… Read More

Not Ideas About Love But the Thing Itself

Not Ideas About Love But the Thing Itself

Not Ideas About Love But the Thing Itself: A Review of Birdman by Ethan Richardson at MBird.com And did you get what you wanted from life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved. To feel myself beloved on the earth. This is the epigraph that shows in the opening… Read More

Mar 22: Happy Mediums Fellowship Group

Mar 22: Happy Mediums Fellowship Group

Save the Date The Happy Mediums (40 Somethings) will be meeting on Sunday, March 22, at the home of Sally and Bo Lineberry (2973 Briarcliff Road, sally.lineberry@gmail.com or 970-3218) from 7:00 – 8:30 for dinner and fellowship. Matt Schneider will be speaking. To sign up for this event, visit the The Happy Mediums table in Clingman Commons on… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.17.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.17.2015

If you don’t know the story of Janani Luwum, you ought to… – Andrew Here’s the link.

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.16.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.16.2015

Egyptian warplanes attack Islamic State after Christians beheaded   What does it look like for Christianity to engage this evil? How can the Church speak forcefully to this issue? How can we help? Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray for our Congress (as they debate a new war powers act) and Egypt.… Read More

Get your Lenten signage !

Get your Lenten signage !

Fill-up Lenten Preaching Series & Lunches yard signs, posters, wallet cards and car clings are available during the week at Cranmer House in Mountain Brook Village (2828 Culver Road 35223).        

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.12.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 2.12.2015

Kayla Mueller, a 26 year old aid worker with Doctors Without Borders, was kidnapped by ISIS/ISIL in Aleppo, Syria Aug. of 2013.  Her captors recently informed her family that Kayla died as a result of the Jordanian airstrikes against ISIL.  (These airstrikes were in response to the gruesome execution of a Jordanian pilot; they burned… Read More

Beeson’s Winter/Spring Lay Academy Courses

Beeson’s Winter/Spring Lay Academy Courses

Read all about it here.    

Weary Teenagers

Weary Teenagers

Where Will Weary Teenagers Find Rest, If Not at Youth Group? by Cameron Cole for RootedMinistry.com Over the past semester, I have asked students about what they perceive to be the two negative emotions that most plague their peers. Students may mention insecurity, isolation, loneliness, despair, or anger. However, one emotion has unequivocally made the… 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

365 Days of Good News

365 Days of Good News

Tullian Tchividjian (2013 Lenten preacher here at The Advent) and Nick Lannon (2015 Lenten preacher) have written a new devotional – It is Finished: 365 Days of Good News. It’s available at the Book Store. And Gil Kracke likes it! And… you can read more about it on Liberate.org, and/or watch this video:

2014-2015 Cathedral Concert Series

2014-2015 Cathedral Concert Series

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