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Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

Share Easter Joy with a Homebound Parishioner this Sunday We need volunteers to deliver Easter lilies to about fifty of our homebound parishioners on Easter Day. What’s involved? Pick up an Easter lily (or two) along with printed Mapquest directions following the 11:00 a.m. service. When do I make the delivery? Lilies must be picked … 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

Apr 9: Matt Redmond at Cranmer House

Apr 9: Matt Redmond at Cranmer House

Arts & Culture Series: Book Reading & Interview with Matt B. Redmond Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm, Cranmer House Our spring Arts & Culture Series continues with a book reading and interview with Matt B. Redmond, author of God of the Mundane: Reflections on Ordinary Life for Ordinary People. The author is a former youth … Read More

Register now for VBS 2015 (June 1-4)

Register now for VBS 2015 (June 1-4)

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April 8: ECW Guest Speaker Mary Glynn Peeples

April 8: ECW Guest Speaker Mary Glynn Peeples

Calling all Advent women to hear St. Elizabeth’s Guild’s guest speaker: Mary Glynn Peeples. Mary Glynn is author of All We Like Sheep and Parenting, an Heir Raising Experience: Raising your Child with Confidence. Mary Glynn Peeples believes in her personal motto, “living above your circumstances”. As a wife and mother of three, she experienced all … Read More

Fontaine Pope Joining Staff

Fontaine Pope Joining Staff

Fontaine Pope Joining Staff as Small Groups Co-Director We are very happy to announce that Fontaine Pope (right) will join us in April 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 … 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

Arts & Culture Series Continues

Arts & Culture Series Continues

Our Arts & Culture Series continues with the second and third of three events: Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm, Cranmer House Book Reading & Interview with Matt B. Redmond, author of God of the Mundane: Reflections on Ordinary Life for Ordinary People Matt Redmond is a former youth minister who now has an ordinary job … 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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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

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

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

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

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

Meet the Mugishas!

Meet the Mugishas!

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