We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community.
Our church offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
We gather on Sundays at 8:30 am for Holy Eucharist Rite II in St. Clement's Chapel and at
10:30 am for Holy Eucharist Rite II in Advent Church.
News & Events
Annual Advent Fall Parish Meeting: September 16, 2018
Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss the first annual Fall Advent Parish Meeting which will happen immediately after the 10:30 service on September 16. The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall and, as always, will feature food (Lunch) for all. The meeting will get us all caught up on the ministries of the church, happenings we are involved in as a Parish and plans for the upcoming year. Let’s all make it a point to come to this important church-wide event and share some good fellowship, food and information about our future. If you have any questions, please contact Al Kaempfer at 850-545-8069 email@example.com or talk with Fr. Rick.
Guest Artist John Abberger, oboe. Branderburg Concerto No. 3. 3 pm Sunday,
September 30, 2018 at St. John ‘s Episcopal Church. $10 suggested donation.
Choral Evensong October 14, 4 pm.
The Advent Choir will offer a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, October 14. Evensong is unique to the Anglican tradition, dating back to the first Book of Common Prayer of 1549. The service will feature William Smith’s Responses, Vaugh-Williams’ Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C minor and S. S. Wesley’s Blessed Be The God and Father. The service is free and open to the public.
Advent Day School Annual Silent Auction:
Please save the date for Advent Parish Day School’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Silent Auction. Join us in Wonderland on Friday, October 19, 2018. Don’t be late for this very important date. If you wish to be a sponsor, please pick up a Sponsorship Form in the church/chapel/parish hall/office. It is a wonderful way to support our Advent Day School. Ticket sales will begin two weeks out from the event. Last year we completed four classrooms and we are looking forward to making further capital improvements to the school grounds.
Breakfast at Advent
Second and fourth Sundays! Enjoy a great breakfast. Served from 9:00 - 10:00. $5, in the Parish Hall.
The Episcopal Diocese of Florida
A Word From the Bishop - 07/11/2018
The rummage sale was held the weekend of August 4th. Results will be posted at a later date.
Sunday Ministries Schedules
The Sunday Ministries Schedules for 2018 can be accessed using the following links:
Sep - 2018
Oct - 2018
Nov - 2018
Dec - 2018
The Book Study
The book study will meet Friday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Vestry Room. We will be reading and discussing Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg. It's NOT too late to join our new adventure. We will be placing a bulk order for the books. If you are interested please notify either Fr. Rick or the church office.
Our next Forum will be announced at the end of summer.
The weekly sermon of the Rev. Dr. Rick Effinger for September 16, 2018 can be found at the following:
Peter's Confession of Christ and Jesus Predicts His Death
Previous weekly sermons can be found under the "ABOUT US" menu.
Church and Day School By-Laws
The following Church and Day School By-Laws were approved by the full congregation at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 4, 2018 after the 10:30 am service.
Click link below to view the By-Laws:
The Interim Rector
The Reverend Dr. Richard W. Effinger joined us on September 17, 2017 as our new Interim Rector. Reverend Effinger had been serving as the Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Parish Life at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Before the priesthood, Fr. Rick was an emergency room physician in South Florida for almost 20 years. Following graduation from General Theological Seminary in New York City, Fr. Rick served at Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, and at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Key West, before coming to Tallahassee.
Some of our members will be familiar with Fr. Rick, as he shares serving at the weekly Healing Service at St. John’s. He also facilitates a weekly Bible study. Fr. Rick is excited about joining us at Advent, and helping shepherd us through this period of transition.
Father Effinger's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advent Bible Study
Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Advent office building, Vestry Room. All are welcome.
Healing Eucharistic with Anointing and laying-on-of-hands every Wednesday at 12:10 pm in St. Clement's Chapel.
Save the date. Thursday noon on May 26th! Please mark on your calendar now and plan to attend.
Come and visit: We hope all of you join us after the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall. Visit with friends and meet new folks while enjoying some light refreshments. Maybe you would like to host a Coffee Hour yourself. Please contact Pat Thomas via the church office. It is really easy!
Next meeting to be announced.
Advino is our wine and hors d'oeuvre gathering on the third Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A little visiting, then a program. The next time to be announced.
Ingathering of the Chili
Advent participates in ECHO's Food First Program as "The Chili Church". Thanks to you who help us fulfill this project. There is a marked wheelie cooler in the Parish Hall elevator foyer for your cans of chili. Remember, we only collect Chili for ECHO. We only have special announced in-gatherings for other foods.
Sunday Adult Education
Advent has an adult education offering on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9:15 am. in the Parish Hall Library. We will have some continental breakfast items to munch on while we gather and discuss the topic of the day. The next meeting to be announced.
The goal of these dinners is to gather and spend some time together! Everyone is welcome! The next time to be announced.
Advent was fortunate to be joined by FSU's Eppes Quartet for our 10:30 a.m. service on March 26, 2017. We recorded the pieces they participated in and have them linked below in service order for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
"Kyrie" from "Mass in G" by F. Schubert
"Ave Verum Corpus" by W. A. Mozart
"Agnus Dei" from "Mass in G" by F. Schubert
"Pie Jesu" from "Requiem" by M. Durufle
"Ave Verum Corpus" (instrumental only) by W. A. Mozart
Advent Parish Day School presents Lights, Camera, Auction
The following is a link to the Sponsorship Packet for the Silent Auction benefiting the Advent Parish Day School which was held on October 6, 2017.
2017 Advent Sponsorship Package