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Worship: Week of March 29

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Lectionary:
Psalm 130
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45

Due to COVID-19, we will not gather in person to worship for the remainder of March and April. We will gather via livestream for worship at 9:00 a.m. and for the Dean’s Class immediately following. Livestream details are included below and this video explains how the livestream worship process will work on the Sundays in which we gather online. 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
Preaching: Dean Pearson

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning).
Click here to learn more about options related to your livestream experience

Bulletins

Sunday School 

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Worship: Week of March 22

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Lectionary:
Psalm 23
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

Due to COVID-19, we will not gather in person to worship on March 15, 22, or 29. We will gather via livestream for worship at 9:00 a.m. and for the Dean’s Class immediately following. Livestream details are included below and this video explains how the livestream worship process will work on the following Sundays. 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
Preaching: Dean Pearson

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning).
Click here to learn more about options related to your livestream experience

Bulletins

Sunday School 

Click here to listen to previously recorded sermons and classes >>>

Subscribe to receive information through the Adventurer newsletter by email >>>

Worship: Week of March 15

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Lectionary:
Psalm 95
Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

Worship:

Due to COVID-19, we will not gather in person to worship on March 15, 22, or 29. We will gather via livestream for worship at 9:00 a.m. and for the Dean’s Class immediately following. All other Sunday school classes have also been canceled. Livestream details are included below and this video explains how the livestream worship process will work on the following Sundays. 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
Preaching: Dean Pearson

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning) >>>

Missed the livestream? Here’s a link to the recording

And while we’re at it, here’s a link to the recording of the Dean’s Class

Click here to access the Family Sunday School lesson for March 15 >>>

Download the 9:00 a.m. worship bulletin >>>

Click here to listen to previously recorded sermons and classes >>>

Subscribe to receive the above information through the Adventurer newsletter by email >>>

Click here to listen to previously recorded classes and sermons >>>

COVID-19

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Last update: March 26 at 9:10 p.m.

The COVID-19 situation in Birmingham continues to develop rapidly. Watch this space for updates relevant to church gatherings and worship services, and click here to receive parish-wide email newsletters.

Church gatherings will take place via livestream through May 1. Church offices and the Advent Bookstore are closed until further notice. Click here for additional information.

Message from Dean Andrew Pearson (March 24). 

Click here to watch a video conversation between Dean Andrew Pearson and Dr. Milner Staub, an infectious disease specialist, on Friday, March 20. 

Updates regarding Sunday worship services and gatherings, and small groups:

Updates regarding 2020 Lenten Preaching and Lunches series:

  • Lenten Lunches will not resume during the 2020 season. 
  • In lieu of purchasing lunches, we invite you to consider direct financial support of Maranathan Academy, this year’s recipient of Lenten Lunches proceeds.
  • Lenten Preaching will continue Mondays through Fridays at 12:05 p.m. via livestream

Your financial support during this season makes gospel ministry possible. Church staff will continue to process mailed checks and information about digital giving options may be found at AdventBirmingham.org/Give

We recognize that many are fearful, anxious, and concerned about their own or others’ mortality, and it is before us clearly that we are not in control. These feelings are normal. May we take heart and courage, remembering that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.   

Finally, we ask that you join us in praying from the Book of Common Prayer for those around the world and in the United States who have been impacted by COVID-19 and their caregivers:

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that they may be strengthened in weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

If you’d like to join us in continuing prayer efforts, click here to download a prayer guide for this season and if you have children in your life, please click here for tips on how to speak with children about COVID-19 from Cameron Cole.

Worship: Week of March 8

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Lectionary:
Psalm 121
Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17

Worship:

7:30 a.m.  Holy Communion
Preaching: Mark Gignilliat

9:00 a.m.  Holy Communion
Preaching: Mark Gignilliat

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning) >>>

Download the 9:00 a.m. worship bulletin >>>

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Nave
Preaching: Mark Gignilliat

11:00 a.m. Holy Communion in the Refectory
Preaching: Doug Webster

5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Preaching: Doug Webster

Click here to listen to previously recorded sermons and classes >>>

Adult Education: 10:10 – 10:50 a.m.

The Dean’s Class (Nave) – Prophetic Portraits of God – Mark Gignilliat

Inquirers’ Class (Diocesan Conference Room) – Giving – Shannon Lisenby

Transfiguration to Calvary: Readings for Lent  (Living Room) – Jonathan Harbuck and Steve Tilghman

Portraits of the Gospel (Assembly Hall) – Betrayal and Gethsemane – Gil Kracke

Faith and Family (Lower School Library) – Parent Traps: Comparison – Abby Hicks

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Click here to listen to previously recorded classes and sermons >>>

Family Devotions: Lent 2020

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The 2020 Lenten season begins Wednesday, February 26 and marks a time on the church calendar when our thoughts turn toward our sinful nature and our fallen, broken world. As our Dean and Rector Andrew Pearson reminds us in our recent Adventurer newsletter, there is no “requirement” to observe Lent in the Bible, but the Book of Common Prayer invites us to observe this season so that as we reflect on our own brokenness, we also reflect on the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ who came into the world, died on the cross, and rose again after three days to save sinners like you and me.

When children are invited into the Lenten season at a young age, they grow up learning from their parents and siblings about sin and grace. It’s often difficult for families to find starting places for seasonal observances like Lent and we’re grateful for the opportunity to present a short family devotional guide, with Scripture passages selected to move families through the Bible, considering passages that reflect the season.

Click here to download a printable guide, follow our Children’s Ministry page on Instagram for daily devotional readings, or pick up a printed copy from the bulletin board in the hallway leading to the Refectory.

Email LaVonda@CathedralAdvent.com with questions.

ARC Fellows: For Recent College Grads

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What is Arc Fellows? 

Arc Fellows is a 10-month program for recent college grads living and working in Birmingham. As an Arc Fellows, you will get to grow in Christian community through weekly Bible studies, a service role in the church, mentorship, and monthly socials.

Why Should I Consider Arc Fellows? 

Being an Arc Fellow will give you an opportunity to immediately get plugged in to a community and a church home as you transition from college— all while living and workingin Birmingham!  It is our hope that as an Arc Fellow, you will experience lasting Christian community and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Who Can Apply to be an Arc Fellow? 

Any young adult ages 21-24 who is living in Birmingham who desires to grow in their relationship with Christ and desires to have Christian community. Whether you were really involved in Christian fellowship in college or whether you see Arc as a chance to reconnect with the church and the Lord, we encourage you to apply. 

How do I Apply to be an Arc Fellow?

The Arc Fellows Ministry is completely cost-free. Arc Fellows starts in August 2020. 

If you’re interested in joining the ARC Fellows, please complete an Application. HERE>>>

New Website: Video Tours

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We’re excited to share the Advent’s new digital home with you and we’ve recorded a few video tours to help you find your way around. Please see the links below, click those most relevant to you at this time, and feel free to submit a request for a video not yet listed via the link at the bottom of this page. We also recommend bookmarking this page and visiting frequently in the next few months as you continue getting to know your way around. If you have any questions at any time, please email Communications@CathedralAdvent.com

General interest

Ministries (and how to find them)

News

Visitor information

Submit an email request for a video not listed above >>> 

Vacation Bible School: June 1-4

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Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School June 1-4! On this faith-filled adventure, Pre-K through 5th-grade children will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. We’ll start at 9:00 and end at noon, and fill our time with singing, games, Bible teaching, snacks, and crafts. 

Register today >>> 

Parent Consent Form>>>

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