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Register now for VBS 2015 (June 1-4)

Register now for VBS 2015 (June 1-4)

We would welcome your help with some needed supplies for VBS 2015: Christmas trees Pup tent Travel/camping stool Black plastic cauldron/kettle Red, yellow & orange tissue paper Battery powered light for campfire glow Refrigerator box and a couple washer dryer boxes for Base Camp building Blue & White plastic table cloths Batting for fake snow … Read More

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

June 12: Boys’ Night at Barons Game

June 12: Boys’ Night at Barons Game

All men and boys, fathers and sons, young and old are invited to join us Friday, June 12, 7:05pm, as the Birmingham Barons take on the Chattanooga Lookouts. This will be a joint event with men of Advent and men of Holy Cross Trussville. $10 gets you a ticket, plus a hot dog and a … 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

(Another) Earthquake: Prayer for Nepal

(Another) Earthquake: Prayer for Nepal

[From BBC.com] Aid has begun to reach remote regions near the epicentre of April 25th’s devastating earthquake in Nepal… The 7.8-magnitude quake killed more than 5,000 people. Many survivors are in desperate need of food and water. Thousands of people are queuing to board buses and leave the capital, amid fears of further aftershocks. Read about … Read More

Farewell Leslie Housman

Farewell Leslie Housman

Thanks to Departing Nursery Director Leslie Housman We are so sad to accept the resignation of our longtime, beloved Nursery Director, Leslie Housman. Leslie and her family will be moving to Dallas, Texas, after the school year. After more than 14 years of ministry and hundreds of children, families, and staff served, we cannot adequately … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.11.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.11.2015

The below link is an encouragement to be careful about how we say things (and how we think). I remember reading about the financial giant E.F. Hutton [right], who liquidated assets because he thought Nazi Germany might win World War II. In the present, it is very hard to rise above the fog of war … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.27.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.27.2015

An article I used for my April 26 Sunday sermon.  It is good to see the media picking up the ‘bigger issue’ when it comes to persecution.  This article is also helpful in outlining some of the events that have happened recently. – Andrew http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/24/world/terrorists-attacks-on-christianity/… Read More

May 17: Something Unique

May 17: 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

May 18: Heidi Kinner to preach at Robin Hinkle’s ordination

May 18: Heidi Kinner to preach at Robin Hinkle’s ordination

  Adventer Robin Hinkle [above] will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Monday, May 18, 5:00 p.m. at the Advent, and The Very Rev. Heidi E. Kinner [right], our former Vice Dean and the current Dean of Montana, will preach. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by … 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

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 3.09.2015

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