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Women's Ministry

The Advent’s Women’s Ministry brings together groups of all ages for Bible study, prayer, service, and fellowship in small and large group gatherings. Spring and fall luncheons and coffees include guest speakers from within the Advent, from the greater Birmingham area, and occasionally from around the United States and the globe. A popular annual retreat at Lake Martin in August gives women a chance for renewal and restoration as they relax into God’s word in the company of sisters-in-Christ. 

For more information, contact Carolyn Lankford, our interim Director of Women’s Ministries. Follow the Women of the Advent on Instagram and Facebook, or sign up for the newsletter.

Heidi Kinner to Join Us This Summer

We are thrilled to have Heidi Kinner with us this summer! She served at the Advent from 2005 to 2011, first as Canon Missioner and Chaplain to the Advent Episcopal School, and then as Vice Dean. While she’s here, Heidi will teach the following two classes. Mark your calendars!

On Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m., Heidi will give a teaching at Kelly Hargrove’s home (4020 Old Leeds Circle, 35213) on “The Book of Ruth: The Geography of Second Chances.”
On Monday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m., Heidi will give a teaching at Emily Curran’s home (2 Pine Ridge Lane, 35213) on “Re-Seeing Mary of Magdala.”

All women are warmly invited to attend these talks. Find more details here. To register for one or both events, please email Carolyn Lankford at carolyn@cathedraladvent.com.

Women's Retreat | August 27-29, 2021

All women are warmly invited to attend the Women’s Retreat this August 27-29, 2021, at Children’s Harbor Conference Center at Lake Martin. Our speaker is Susan Yates, a beloved friend of the Advent and author of many books and teachings on being faithful in all the stages of life. Her title for our retreat is “Trusting in God in the Midst of Life’s Transitions.”

Room and Board is $140.00 per person for a double room, and $280.00 per person for a single room. Meals only is $50.00. Scholarships are available. Our tentative schedule for the weekend is available here.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Lankford at Carolyn@CathedralAdvent.com.