Church of the Advent will remember St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7 by the Columbarium. All pets are welcome, but please remember, all pets must be on a leash or otherwise contained.
Join us Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the 36th Annual Church of the Advent Fall Festival & Bar-B-Q! The menu includes pulled pork, kielbasa, and chicken leg quarters (with thanks to our Pit Master Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker fame), with two sides (BBQ beans and coleslaw) and cornbread or hoecakes. Desserts can be bought at the bake sale, where you also have an opportunity to buy frozen poppy seed chicken casseroles or sausage quiches ($18 each) from the ladies of Advent. We will, of course, have a silent auction with a multitude of diverse items available for bidding.
Meal tickets for the BBQ are on sale Sundays following each service and at the door the day of the barbecue. Please plan to purchase your tickets in advance and help get things off to an early start! Adult meal tickets are $15 each, kids 5 and under eat free. To-go orders are also available. Parking, admission, fellowship, and fun galore are FREE!!! Join us and invite your friends, coworkers, family, and neighbors!
Join us for Ministry Sunday/Rally Day Sunday, August 27! We will have only one service at 9:30 a.m. Following worship, leaders and members of the various ministry opportunities at Church of the Advent will be available in the Moss Room to explain their ministry, how you can serve, and help sign you up!
Ministry Sunday will then be followed by a cookout/potluck. The Men’s Club will serve hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings and tea and lemonade.
Parishioners are asked to bring a side dish (hot & cold sides, salads, baked beans, etc.) &/or dessert.
We are reviewing The Story of God in a seven-week series that will include dinner, fun, and conversation every Wednesday evening in June and July (except July 5) from 6:15—8:00 p.m. Nursery care will be available. This Bible series is for all ages! Please invite friends, neighbors, relatives, and even strangers!
Topics covered will be:
June 7: What is the Bible?
June 14: How to Read the Bible?
June 21: Image of God
June 28: The Law: Love God and Love Others
July 5: Holiday — no meeting
July 12: The Messiah
July 19: Holy Spirit
July 26: Heaven and Earth
Our format will be:
6:15 – 7:00: Dinner
7:00 – 7:10: Community Building Mixer
7:10 – 7:20: Video by The Bible Project
7:20 – 7:40: Inter-generational Table Discussion
7:40 – 7:50: Feedback
7:50 – 8:00: Compline
Please register separately for each session and specify number of people so we would have enough food for all. Register by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the session HERE or call the church office.
We also need volunteers for the nursery, food preparation, and table facilitators (facilitators will be given start-up questions, so don’t be intimidated to volunteer). Please signup to help HERE or call the church office.
Join us Sunday, May 21 after the 10:30 a.m. service as we celebrate all of our wonderful volunteers who so generously give of their time and talent in care of our church home and family. The Men’s Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, vegie-burgers, and all the fixings. Parishioners are invited to bring side dishes such as salads, vegetables, baked beans, chips, salsa, guacamole, &/or desserts. Join us for great food and fellowship!
Mondays in April
10:00 a.m.—Holy Communion
Tuesday, April 4, 11, 25
6:30 p.m.—Holy Communion
Wednesdays in April
12 noon—Holy Communion
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 9
8:00 a.m.—Rite I Holy Communion
9:15 a.m.—Christian Education for all ages
10:30 a.m.—Liturgy of the Palms beginning in the Parish Hall followed by a procession to the Sanctuary, Rite II Holy Communion
Maundy Thursday, April 13
6:30 p.m.—Rite II Holy Communion, Stripping of the Altar, Washing of the Feet
Good Friday, April 14
12:00—Good Friday Liturgy
6:30 p.m.—Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday, April 15
10:30 a.m.—Morning Prayer at the Columbarium
7:00 p.m.—Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday, April 16
8:00 a.m.—Festal Holy Communion
9:15 a.m.—Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m.—Festal Holy Communion
Church of the Advent’s Fellowship Retreat is upon us! Anyone who has participated in the past will attest to the fun and good fellowship that are the hallmarks of this weekend. This year we will be meeting April 21-23 at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. There will be a Saturday morning gathering and time for worship as well as opportunities for walks and hiking, shopping, and meals together both at DuBose and a local restaurant. This is a time for conversation and community and a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your Advent family. Motel-style rooms are available at DuBose for Friday and Saturday night. If you have any other questions, please contact the church office.
Registration deadline: Monday, April 10
Dinner on your own then Compline at 8:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30-11:00 a.m. Group time
11:30 a.m. lunch at DuBose
Free afternoon: Join a hike, shop some local stores, tour the Sewanee campus, relax!
Late afternoon: Gathering time
6:30 p.m. Dinner out at local restaurant followed by a s’mores bonfire, games, or just conversation at DuBose followed by Compline.
Breakfast at Sewanee
Communion Service at the Cross in Sewanee
It’s Super Bowl time again and you know what that means . . . Chili, of course, and football if you have been looking forward to the big game. So get the crock pots fired up and bring your signature chili Sunday, February 5 after the 10:30 a.m. service and compete for one of the three $25 prizes. The three categories are: Hottest, Most Unique, and Best All-Round. Please drop your chili off in the Moss Room Sunday morning. It will be kept warm until the sampling begins after the 10:30 a.m. service. All members of Advent are urged to attend the cook-off and vote for your favorites in each category. As always, the Men’s Club Cooking Team will be preparing its awesome house chili. This will be available for lunch during the competition. No reservations are required, and even if you don’t enter your favorite chili, please plan to attend this unique event to sample some very diverse chili recipes.