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A Prayer for Independence Day

A Prayer for Independence Day

Perhaps the following, from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, is a better approach… Independence Day. [July 4.] The Collect. O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.30.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.30.2015

Archbishop of Canterbury response to US Episcopal Church Resolution on Marriage [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury today expressed deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion following the US Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops’ resolution to change the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man … Read More

Arts + Culture Series: David Zahl on A Mess of Help (Video)

Arts + Culture Series: David Zahl on A Mess of Help (Video)

Here’s the short video:   Here’s the full length video:… Read More

July 22 Youth Trip to Six Flags

July 22 Youth Trip to Six Flags

Wednesday, July 22: Come join us for a day at Six Flags over Georgia! All youth are welcome – Junior and Senior High. Register online here.   Meet at Cranmer House (2828 Culver Road, 35223) at 7:30am, pick up at 7:00pm. Bring your own lunch and some spending money if desired. Buy your discounted ticket online and bring … Read More

New Presiding Bishop Elected

New Presiding Bishop Elected

Two articles of note:   “He can say the creeds without crossing his fingers.” “The choice took only a single ballot in the House of Bishops.”  … Read More

Creative Roundtable Talk with REV Birmingham Head July 9

Creative Roundtable Talk with REV Birmingham Head July 9

Advent Arts + Culture Series Advent’s Arts & Culture Series is collaborating with Birmingham Creative Roundtable to host a conversation with David Fleming, CEO and President of REV Birmingham, on Thursday, July 9, 7:30 a.m. in Clingman Commons. REV Birmingham is a non-profit economic development partner for the City of Birmingham. Fleming will discuss “Birmingham’s … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.25.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.25.2015

Some years ago, Madeleine L’Engle wrote an essay “What May I Expect From My Church?” for the book Churches on the Wrong Road.  The book is a contribution to the debate of where the Church ought to be involved in social issues of the day.  Of course this is an oft-discussed issue today, and this … Read More

How to Read the Bible Continues at Cranmer House

How to Read the Bible Continues at Cranmer House

Cameron Cole and Sarah Seibels are leading a course for all parishioners called How to Read the Bible, meeting Mondays, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. at Cranmer House (2828 Culver Road, 35223). Remaining sessions include the second Bible Boot Camp, which goes through the whole narrative of the New Testament and shows how each book fits into … Read More

From the Deiberts

From the Deiberts

…In the past month, we have packed up our home,  sold our cars, sold furniture to great friends, had a yard sale that our kids could not witness because we didn’t want them to see how many toys would have to go, and have eaten on the floor for two weeks.  All that has been … Read More

“A beautiful woman of whom the world was not worthy”

“A beautiful woman of whom the world was not worthy”

Three articles about Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; born December 21, 1926), who died Monday morning (June 15, 2015) at the age of 88:   http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2015/06/15/elisabeth-elliot-1926-2015/   http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/nothing-like-a-fish-without-a-bicycle   http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-should-know-about-elisabeth-elliot  … Read More

We’re on Instagram!

We’re on Instagram!

For all the Instagram users at the Advent, please check out the Advent’s new Instagram account: @CathedralAdvent . Or just click the link way down below in the site map.… Read More

Get Off the Crazy Train this Summer!

Get Off the Crazy Train this Summer!

All women are invited to attend Julie Sparkman’s DVD study, Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can’t Control, led by Fran Cade and Mae Mae Kracke on Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:15 at Cranmer House (2828 Culver Road, 35223). Two make-up sessions offered at Cranmer House: Tuesday, June 16: Session 2 make-up, 11:15 am … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.10.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.10.2015

A little heady, but so important to the life of our church.  As the bishops point out, we are at a crossroads—are we going to steamroll anyone in opposition, or will we act with generosity? http://livingchurch.org/more-excellent-way-2015-06-10 – Andrew… Read More

VBS 2015 “Everest” in Pictures

VBS 2015 “Everest” in Pictures

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Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.21.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.21.2015

Very bad news from Syria (in conjunction with the fall of Ramadi).  Pray for this area of world, especially for the Christians and others under persecution. – Andrew http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32820857… Read More

A Summer come-when-you-can Bible Study for Ladies

A Summer come-when-you-can Bible Study for Ladies

(Wednesdays 12:30-1:30) We will be studying The Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything, an eight week study by Tim Keller on the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life, first in our hearts, then in community and ultimately out into the world. The group will meet on Wednesdays beginning June 10th from 12:30-1:30 at the home of … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.18.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.18.2015

I don’t know the content of the curriculum, but this is a very important issue, and I am glad to see this happening.  Where does the Church play a role? http://www.washingtonpost.com/a-fathers-initiative/ – Andrew… Read More

Aug 21-23: Women’s Retreat – Register Now!

Aug 21-23: Women’s Retreat – Register Now!

Women’s Ministries   All women of the Advent are encouraged to register for the annual Women’s Retreat, set for Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin, where our speaker will be Janet Leighton. REGISTER HERE Janet Leighton’s call is to be a servant of the Word written, spoken, prayed, and sung.  She regularly teaches the … 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