The church office will be closed Tuesday-Thursday, December 24-26, in observance of Christmas. It will reopen on Friday, December 27. The Advent Bookstore will be open Sunday and Monday, December 22 and 23, and then close for the holiday period on Tuesday, December 24. The store will reopen on Sunday, January 5.
Please join us for Christmas Eve Services which will be held on Tuesday, December 24: 3:00 p.m. Family Service (Nursery available for children ages 6 weeks through five years old. Children younger and older are welcome to worship with their parents.) 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Nursery available for children ages 6 weeks through five years old. Children younger […]
Join us Thursday, December 19, 8:30 a.m. in the Nave for our weekly worship service followed by our annual Christmas Social at 9:00. Our weekly Thursday service centers around our relationships with our downtown friends and neighbors, many of whom experience life without a fixed address. Members of Advent Birmingham lead musical worship, Advent clergy preach the gospel, and […]
Christmas Services at the Advent Please join us for two evening services of Lessons and Carols: Thursday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. featuring The Cathedral Choir. Sunday, December 22 at 5:00 p.m. featuring Advent Birmingham. Both of these services will be held in the Nave and will include a time of fellowship over hot chocolate in Clingman […]
For many people the Christmas and holiday season is one of great joy, but for many more it can be one of the most difficult times of the year emotionally. During a recent Forum gathering after the Five O’Clock service, Kent Michael shared various ideas on how to handle anxiety during this season He offered […]
I still need treatment for the burns on my arms, back and neck. But my heart is healed. A stained glass window in the cathedral of Brussels. PHOTO: ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES By Kim Phuc Phan Thi Dec. 21, 2017 6:31 p.m. ET You may not recognize me now, but you almost certainly know who I am. My name […]
A Word from Canon Smalley in the December 24, 2017 Adventurer One of the passages of Scripture that we often hear during our church season of Advent is from the 13th chapter of Mark’s Gospel. It is disconcerting initially, speaking of the destruction of the temple, God’s judgment, and the second coming of Jesus, of […]
A Word from the Dean in the December 17, 2017 Adventurer I read recently of a vicar in the Church of England who is discouraging his parishioners from celebrating Christmas. By that he means for them to not to engage in the cultural traditions, but keep it strictly about Jesus. I hear what he is saying. […]