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Welcome to the Women of the Advent!

Women's Ministry 7But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect
1 Peter 3:15

Whether you are new to the church or a longtime member, no matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, there is a place for you to study, serve, gather, and grow within this active and vibrant community of women. Small groups and Bible studies, monthly events and fellowship groups, service opportunities within the church and out in our city, as well as an annual weekend retreat…these are just a few of the ways you can get involved in Women’s Ministry at the Advent. Our hope is for each woman to be involved in meaningful ways that will challenge, equip, and encourage her until the good work our Lord has begun is brought to completion at the day of Christ Jesus.

Women's Ministry 8Please let me know how I can help.

In Christ,
Leslie Housman
Director of Women’s Ministries

St. Amelia's Guild

Women's Ministry 9Plan to join St. Amelia’s Guild (women in their 30’s and 40’s) on Sunday, October 1st, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the home of Amanda Thames, 306 Clermont Drive in Homewood. Paula Smalley will offer a word of encouragement about this hectic stage of life. We will also talk about our new ministry opportunity to support the parents of newborns in the parish. Contact Jennifer Dowdle to RSVP.

The Middle

Join The Middle Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the home of Katrina Logan, 2320 Crest Rd, 35223. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick will share a word about the joys and challenges of being a mother of the groom or bride. The Middle is a fellowship group for women in the “middle” stages of life, women who find themselves beginning to ask, “Am I too old to wear this?” women somewhere between getting children to college and caring for aging parents. Come casual (we mean it!). Let Elizabeth Fitzpatrick or Leigh Whatley know you can come.

Fall Event: Pam Simpson

Over the years, many of us had the good fortune of hearing Pam Huff share other people’s stories on the news. Now come hear Pam (Huff) Simpson share, “My Story: How a Type ‘A’ Finds Perfect Strength in Weakness.” Following Pam’s talk, she will moderate a discussion among her surgeon, radiologist, and oncologist. Please join us Thursday, October 12, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Cranmer House in Homewood, 2814 Linden Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. 

There is no cost for this event, but please register as space is limited. To let us know you’re coming, follow the link below, log into your Realm account, or contact Janet Dozier.

Women at work study

Join us for this seven-week, hour-long Bible study for women who work, in any capacity—the point is, we ALL work! Let’s meet to discuss the issues that complicate our different work contexts and how to address them in light of the freedom we have in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As women, we often find ourselves playing the comparison game or struggling with perfectionism. As a result, passages like Proverbs 31 often seem like a laundry list of all the things we need to be, and be perfectly. But Proverbs 31 highlights how God makes women TO work, and how many different ways women CAN work. For our fall study, we will use the characteristics described in Proverbs 31 for the wife of noble character as the blueprint to discuss how God has called ALL of us to work. 
Women at Work will begin on Tuesday, September 12 and meet from 6:30-7:30 at Cranmer House through October 24. It will be led by Mary Bradley Anderson, Caroline Daw, Julie Ogard, and Pam Simpson. Unfortunately, because this study meets off-site, childcare is not available. Contact Leslie Housman, 205-226-3511 or leslie@cathedraladvent.com, with questions or to sign up.