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Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 26.

For the 113th consecutive year, Lent at the Advent will include gospel-centered sermons delivered by guest preachers, warm meals provided by loving volunteers, and gracious fellowship with friends around tables.

Since 1908, thousands have gathered to hear the Word preached in a way that enlivens, confronts, encourages, and clarifies. The emphasis we place at the Advent on preaching “Christ and him crucified” – nothing other than the gospel of God’s love for sinners – is in full focus during Lent. Sermons begin at 12:05 p.m. in the Nave (click here for driving directions).

Lenten Lunches are served daily between 12:05 and 1:00 p.m. and the series was included in 2019 and 2020 on AL.com’s list of Birmingham’s food festivals.

The Lenten season brings many opportunities for connection with the Advent; it is impossible to say how many friendships have been formed and strengthened through the years. We hope you will join us to fill up on the hope offered by the gospel preached each day during the week and by the lunches served by loving hands.

Proceeds from the 2020 Lenten Lunches will support the ministry of  Maranathan Academy.

2020 Lenten Lunches Menu

2020 Lenten Preaching Schedule

2020 Lenten Preaching Service Biographies

2020 Lenten Brochure


Current volunteers, or anyone wishing to join a volunteer team, may email Marilyn Dixon with questions.


The Advent Nursery will be available for children age 6 weeks – 5 years on Mondays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. To ensure adequate staffing, please email Lila Wooten a few days in advance to make your child’s reservation.

Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus will travel to the church from the parking lot of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church each weekday of Lent. The bus will leave Shades Valley Presbyterian (2305 Montevallo Road 35223) at 11:30 a.m. and return no later than 1:30 p.m.


Subscribe to our Lenten Preaching podcast.

Listen to past Lenten Preaching sermons.

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