Recognizing that women often serve and volunteer in a variety of family and social settings, the women’s ministry provides opportunities throughout the year for women simply to do nothing but receive from God. These include spring and fall coffee socials with special guest speakers, a Christmas event in early December, and a weekend retreat at Lake Martin every August. Our ministry is also involved in leading various Bible studies, healing prayer groups, and a two-year-long discipleship class overseen by the clergy.
Each year the Advent provides multiple events where the women of the church can receive from the Lord through local leaders and guest speakers. These events are free of charge for all women of the church and their guests. In addition, there are many Bible Study opportunities offered throughout the year, both general and topical, both short-term and open-ended.
This year, Canon Leighton will teach a “drop-in” Bible study on Mondays from 9:15-10:15 a.m., looking at 2 Corinthians verse-by-verse. There are also three other studies taught by lay leaders: Wednesdays from 9:15-10:30 a.m. in Job with Virginia Webster, Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 a.m. with Fran Cade and Rita Wright, and Thursdays from 9:45-11:00 a.m. in Luke with Shirley Anne Stringfellow.
Daughters of the King is a calling to a lifelong commitment of prayer for others.
Contact: Julia King, 256.239.2350
Mission and Outreach Ministries
Multiple possibilities exist for those women who feel called to support the Advent’s mission and outreach ministries.
ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
The ECW chapter at the Advent allows women of the same age and stage in life to get to know each other, as they work together to serve the Body of Christ. The different guilds meet regularly for study and fellowship. Each guild has a special area of service within the walls of the Advent, and some guilds reach out regularly as well. For more information, or to connect with the guild for your age group, please contact Anne Lynn Langloh (504-0911).
Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion
Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a woman’s life. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful eight-week study that helps hurting women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study. With compassion, you will be encouraged and supported as you allow God into rooms of your heart that might have been sealed for too long. It’s time to let go of the shame, accept His forgiveness and healing. All you need is to be willing. God wants to set you free! “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)
Advent offers an 8-week study group, led by post-abortive women from our own congregation. For CONFIDENTIAL inquiries: Canon Deborah Leighton, 226-3511. SurrenderingTheSecret.com