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Oct 19: ECW Fall Luncheon with Kristen Padilla

Oct 19: ECW Fall Luncheon with Kristen Padilla

Join the ECW at our fall luncheon in Clingman Commons on Wednesday, October 19th (and bring a friend!). Kristen Padilla [R] will be our speaker, and her topic will be The God Who Is For Us: When God Enters Into Our Chaos. Lunch will be served at 11:30. Cost is $10. Childcare available. Sign up here or … Read More

The Worship Pastor: a New Book by Zac Hicks

The Worship Pastor: a New Book by Zac Hicks

Release date is October 11. More at TheWorshipPastorBook.com  … Read More

Dan Siedell at Samford

Dan Siedell at Samford

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The Bible As One Complete Story (childcare provided)

The Bible As One Complete Story (childcare provided)

Join Us For This Seven-Week Women’s Study at the Advent Beginning Thursday, September 29, from 9:30 – 11:00 am Childcare provided Click here to sign up and include “seamless” in additional info block… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 9.07.2016

Dean’s Bulletin Board 9.07.2016

Interesting that this should run in the Washington Post yesterday as we discuss similar things.  Certainly not the final word, but worth reading…  – Andrew   To attract young people to your church, you’ve got to be warm. Not cool. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/09/06/to-attract-young-people-to-your-church-youve-got-to-be-warm-not-cool/… Read More

Team of 31

Team of 31

LETTER TO PARISHIONERS FROM CAMERON COLE: A youth pastor once posed a provocative question to me. What would be better: for a person to spend ten hours with a young person or for a person to pray for that same young person for ten hours? It’s a thought provoking-question, which drives home the point of … Read More

Fall 2016 Inquirers Class

Fall 2016 Inquirers Class

The Inquirers’ Class is a special adult education course open to anyone, but it is particularly designed with newcomers to the Advent in mind as well as adults considering confirmation, reception from another denomination, or public reaffirmation of their faith. The series meets for ten weeks in the fall and spring, and as an accelerated … Read More

Sep 10 – Oct 22: Habitat Build in Calera

Sep 10 – Oct 22: Habitat Build in Calera

The “Episcopal Build” with the Diocese of Alabama will begin Saturday, September 10, with an 8:30 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony and will continue through October 22. We need volunteers every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., working either a full or half-day. This year’s site is in Calera in partnership with the … Read More

October 6-9: 2016 Men’s Fall Hike

October 6-9: 2016 Men’s Fall Hike

The Men’s Hike is unlike any church retreat you’ve ever been on.  Four days in the woods in the fellowship of men, carrying everything you’ll need on your back.  Crisp mornings, campfires, the rush of mountain streams, quiet.  Time and time again in the Bible men encounter the Lord on the mountain.  We walk in … Read More

9/23 – 9/24: Senior High Fall Retreat

9/23 – 9/24: Senior High Fall Retreat

We have a real privilege for our Senior High Retreat. Mark Howard, the international director of communications for Elam, a ministry that supports the Christian church in Iran, will be our speaker. Mark wrote The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences, which has gone viral in the last two weeks, about the miraculous growth of … Read More

The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences

The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences

by Mark Howard at TheGospelCoalition.org Everyone loves a good story. As Christians, we especially love stories that tell us how, when all seems lost, God makes a way. One such story is about the church in Iran—and it’s one of the greatest stories in the world today. It’s a simple story that can be summarized … Read More

Dads with Daughters/Dads with Sons

Dads with Daughters/Dads with Sons

Dads With Daughters Bible Study Starting in mid-September and lasting for one semester, the Advent will host a Bible study for fathers with daughters (of any age). The study will help fathers better understand their daughters and equip them to better encourage their girls with biblical truths. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings 6:30 … Read More

Rooted Ministries Top Ten of the Month

Rooted Ministries Top Ten of the Month

Rooted Ministries Top Ten for July 2016    … Read More

Kwashi and Keller: November is Special K month at Beeson

Kwashi and Keller: November is Special K month at Beeson

Archbishop Ben Kwashi of Jos, Nigeria, (and 2007 Lenten preacher at the Advent) will deliver the Reformation Heritage Lectures November 1-3 at Hodges Chapel at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School.               Also, The Rev. Timothy Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, will be giving a lecture open to … Read More

Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology – new courses

Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology – new courses

Beeson Divinity School’s 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. New courses start in September with instructors who include our own Mark Gignilliat (right). http://www.beesondivinity.com/layacademy… Read More

One Egg Project to Support Children in Rwanda

One Egg Project to Support Children in Rwanda

The Advent Bookstore will soon be selling beautiful soapstone eggs from the Mother’s Union in Rwanda for $50. Your purchase of one egg provides an actual egg a day for two children in a preschool run by the Shyira Diocese of Rwanda. There are currently 26 preschools run by parishes within the diocese offering this … Read More

Do We Have Time for This?

Do We Have Time for This?

“Do we have time for this?” As new parents with new careers, we weren’t sure. After the busy work week, it seemed a herculean task just to make it to church on time(ish) most weeks with a smocked-baby in tow. However, we knew we needed the help of God and fellow Christians to navigate life’s … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.25.2016: Free Bibles!

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.25.2016: Free Bibles!

A very generous parishioner has donated 2,000 leather bound Bibles in order that YOU might have one. If you don’t have your own Bible, or would like a new one, please take one from the table in Clingman Commons. The point of this gift is to see that the Word of God is put into … Read More