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Feb 15-16: The Rev. Ken Jones preaches at noon

Feb 15-16: The Rev. Ken Jones preaches at noon

Our Lenten Preacher for Monday and Tuesday is the Rev. Ken Jones. Ken has served as Senior Pastor of Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami, Florida,  since 2010. Active in pastoral ministry since 1983, he previously co-hosted the White Horse Inn radio broadcast and is a frequent conference speaker. Mr. Jones has contributed to Modern … Read More

Feb 11 & 12: Britton Wood Preaches at 12:05

Feb 11 & 12: Britton Wood Preaches at 12:05

Our Lenten Preacher for Thursday and Friday is the Rev. Britton Wood. Britton is Campus Minister with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Stanford University in California. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he attended Vanderbilt University. He met his wife Elizabeth while both served with RUF at the University of Tennessee. After attending Covenant Seminary, they moved … Read More

Car Signs for Mercedes Marathon February 14

Car Signs for Mercedes Marathon February 14

The Mercedes Marathon will be run on Sunday, February 14. The event will not interfere with our morning worship, but traffic patterns will be altered. Race organizers suggest placing a sign inside the windshield to help police identify cars headed to church. These signs will be available this Sunday, February 7, in Clingman Commons and … Read More

Men’s Dinner with Jacob Smith

Men’s Dinner with Jacob Smith

In honor of Leap Day (and since Jacob Smith is with us), all men of the Advent are invited to Jim Dixon’s (107 Pine Ridge Circle; Birmingham  35213) for some BBQ on Monday, February 29, from 6:30 to 8pm. Besides simply enjoying dinner together, Jacob Smith (Priest-in-Charge at Calvary-St. George’s in New York City) will … Read More

Wardens for 2016

Wardens for 2016

Stephen Greene and Troy Haas Begin Year of Service Stephen K. Greene began service as Senior Warden as of the Parish Meeting on January 24, while Troy C. Haas began service as Junior Warden.                   Stephen served as Junior Warden during 2015. A 27-year member of the … Read More

Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology

Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology

  The Lay Academy of Theology offers non-credit evening classes and other study opportunities led by Beeson faculty for interested laity as well as ministers desiring continuing education. Click here for new Winter 2016 offerings by Allen Ross, Gerald Bray, Doug Webster, and others… Of particular note is Doug Webster’s Hebrews: The End of Religion and Faithfulness to the … Read More

Feb 17: Faith and Family

Feb 17: Faith and Family

FEBRUARY 17, 7:00 a.m. at Cranmer House Pornography: The New Drug Eighty-five percent of teenage boys and thirty percent of teenage girls access pornography at least once per month. This workshop will examine the heart-level needs kids seek in porn and how to protect your kids from it. (Led by Gil Kracke and Cameron Cole) AdventBirmingham.org/FaithAndFamily/… Read More

Why Teens Don’t Talk to Their Parents

Why Teens Don’t Talk to Their Parents

by Kristen Hatton at RootedMinistry.com “What if our kids knew we really meant it when we said they could tell us anything, because of the grace characterizing our past responses?” Read the whole thing…… Read More

Parking During Lent

Parking During Lent

During Lent the Advent’s parking lot at the corner of 6th Avenue North and Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard (21st Street) is especially hard-pressed. We must accommodate volunteers making deliveries for Lenten Lunches and other short-term visitors to the church and school. We also must maintain access for emergency vehicles and adequate space to get the … Read More

Welcome Doug Webster!

Welcome Doug Webster!

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Doug and Virginia Webster. Doug will be joining our staff in a part-time capacity, with an emphasis on men’s discipleship (especially men over 50), while also helping with the teaching and preaching load. The Websters have ministered at the Advent in the past: Doug as a … Read More

Photos: Sunday’s 11am service with Lord and Lady Carey

Photos: Sunday’s 11am service with Lord and Lady Carey

Courtesy of Catherine Pittman Smith Photography…… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 01.25.2016

Dean’s Bulletin Board 01.25.2016

This was written by the Episcopal bishop of Hawaii: “The sacredness of personality is the principle that affirms the value of each of us as individuals before God. The basis for this principle in our Christian life is the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. The Incarnational Principle affirms the sacredness of individual human persons … Read More

2016 Vestry Election Results

2016 Vestry Election Results

At the annual parish meeting held January 24, 2016, in the nave, the following ten people were elected to serve a three-year term on the Advent’s Vestry and Chapter (2016-2018): Kane Burnette Martin Clapp Kathryn Corey Charlie DeBardeleben Jay Ezelle Rachel Fry Duncan Hulsey Shannon Lisenby Jane Menendez Emily Pruet   Congratulations to the new … Read More

God with Us & God for Us

God with Us & God for Us

by Justin Holcomb Around Christmas, we say some amazing things about infant Jesus. Scriptures call baby Jesus Immanuel (“God with us”) and the Savior. Christmas is all about God becoming human—the incarnation. When we talk about the incarnation, we are claiming two things to be true: 1) Jesus is truly God, and 2) Jesus is … Read More

New Role for Cameron Cole

New Role for Cameron Cole

It is my privilege to announce that Cameron Cole will be expanding and deepening his ministry to young people and their families at the Advent. Starting January 1, he will serve as the Director of Children, Youth, and Family.  His primary role and emphasis will continue to be with teenagers in our church – we … Read More

Caravaggio’s “Nativity” reproduced in art laboratory

Caravaggio’s “Nativity” reproduced in art laboratory

How a long-lost Caravaggio masterpiece was recreated, nearly 50 years after it was stolen – Telegraph Nearly 50 years after it was stolen by the mafia from a church in Sicily, a masterpiece by Caravaggio has been miraculously brought back to life by cutting-edge technology pioneered by a British expert. In one of the most … Read More

Eye Contact

Eye Contact

A New Yorker cartoon via Mockingbird, courtesy of Robin Anderson:  … Read More

Luther and Germany Tour

Luther and Germany Tour

REGISTER HERE. Above: The Wartburg  (Castle near Eisenach in which Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German.  Luther was in hiding at the Wartburg from 1521-22, following his refusal to recant at the Diet of Worms.  It was at Worms that Luther uttered famously:  “I am bound by the Scriptures and my conscience is captive to … Read More