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 Meeting Sunday: Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held February 10. That is next Sunday! There will be one service at 10 am in the Church with the meeting to follow in the Parish Hall. Fried chicken will be served. Please help with salads, sides and sweets. An overview of Diocesan Convention will be presented at the meeting. We will also elect three Vestry members to each serve a 3-year term. The selection committee is composed of the three outgoing Vestry members: Steve Bullen, Corky Schuetz and Judy McGinnis. Please contact any of these persons if you are interested in serving our parish in this capacity. Any member in good standing is eligible to serve.
Memory Garden: The Vestry is currently working on renovating the Memory Garden, a process we hope to complete over the next 6 to 8 weeks. Check out the work that has been done to date and please be patient with us as we complete this project. If you are interested in further details of this project please contact your Senior Warden.
Buildings and Grounds Committee: The Vestry is seeking assistance from motivated parishioners who would like to help with landscaping and maintenance of the church property. This will be a ministry of labor and love. Please contact the Church Office (386-5109) or the Senior Warden (508-8011) with contact information if you are interested.
Our Cuba missioners have safely returned from their week-long stay in Cuba. We had a great time deepening our relationship with our companion parish in La Trinidad in Los Arabos. Our mission team will present a forum on our trip Wednesday evening, February 27, complete with pictures, discussion and Cuban food. Save the date.
From Advent’s Search Committee:
The Holy Cow survey and what it revealed about us as a congregation and what we say we want in a rector was presented at the Forum dinner on November 14, 2018.
The following link are the results in PDF format created by Mark Baird:
Congregational Assessment Results
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
Sunday Ministries Schedules
The Sunday Ministries Schedules for 2019 can be accessed using the following links:
Feb - 2019
Mar - 2019
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.
The next Forum date to be announced.
The weekly sermon of the Rev. Dr. Rick Effinger on February 11, 2019 can be found at the following:
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
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.
Next one: scheduled for the 4th Thursday of the month.
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 one: scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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 Day School Annual Silent Auction:
The Silent Auction was held on November 16, 2018.
Click on the following link, or go to the bottom of this page and click on the “AUCTION INFORMATION” button. Either one will take you to the same Advent Parish Day School web page for further information.