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
Advent Day School Annual Silent Auction:
Dear Advent Parishioners: Unfortunately we have decided to postpone our annual Silent Auction. We are working on the date and will have that information to you this week.
We are still collecting items for the baskets, so keep them coming! Contact Amy Serles with basket questions. We are still looking forward to Wonderland and will keep you all up to date! Thank you for your patience!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Olson at email@example.com or 850-386-5100
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.
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.
From Advent’s Search Committee:
Holy Cow! The Parish survey is almost here!
This coming Sunday you will receive an e-blast with a link to the online survey. We are asking all active participants in the life of the parish, aged 16 and older, to complete the survey. Set aside about 30 minutes to finish, as there is no way to save your answers as you work your way through the survey. The survey period closes on Sunday, October 28. If you or someone you know needs a paper copy of the survey, please let the front office know. If you would like to review the survey prior to taking it, please click the attached pdf below.
Holy Cow! Consulting parish survey
For those of you who want to do the survey online, you can click on the following link:
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 2018 can be accessed using the following links:
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 is scheduled for October 16, 2018. Further details are forthcoming.
The weekly sermon of the Rev. Dr. Rick Effinger for October 7, 2018 can be found at the following:
Divorce; Jesus and the Little Children
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