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
Matsiko World Orphan Choir
Mark your calendars now for a very special musical event at Advent! Friday, October 13 at 7pm, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir will be performing in our church. Follow the links below to learn more about them. All they are asking for is housing that Friday night. They travel with their own air mattresses and bedding. Email Corky Schuetz for more information (CorkySnickers@yahoo.com) or to volunteer to host or coordinate hosts for the choir's stay.
Click here for the website
Click here for a story about the Choir
Proposed Church By-Laws
Members of The Episcopal Church of the Advent are invited to provide any commentary they may have concerning these proposed Church By-Laws, which will be presented to the Parish congregation at a specially called meeting for the purpose of submitting these proposed By-Laws to a vote for their approval. Please provide your comments to members of the Vestry or to Father Rick Effinger, our Interim Priest.
The following link will access the proposed Church By-Laws document:
The New Interim Rector
The Vestry of Advent is pleased to announce the approval of our new Interim Rector. The Reverend Dr. Richard W. Effinger, who has been serving as the Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Parish Life at St. John’s Episcopal Church, will be joining us on Sunday, September 17, as our new Interim Rector.
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.
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
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.
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
Sunday Ministries Schedules
The Sunday Ministries Schedules for 2017 can be accessed using the following links:
Oct - 2017
Nov - 2017
Dec - 2017
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. This month it is October 19th. We will gather at Nancy Wright's home, 3203 Adwood Dr. Everyone is welcome. Beer and wine, and iced tea will be provided. Please bring an hors d'oeuvre to share. As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this month, Fr. Rick will present a brief overview of this pivotal historic event. Please come! We always have a good time!
And the directions…
Out Thomasville Road, left on Leewood, Adwood is the second right, House is on the right.
Ingathering of the Chili
Advent participates in ECHO's Food First Program as "The Chili Church". Next Sunday, June 4th, is the day. 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 is Sunday, October 15th. Please join us!!!
The goal of these dinners is to gather and spend some time together! Everyone is welcome! The next time to be announced.
The next time to be announced.