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News & Events
Message to the congregation
Dear People of the Advent,
As the name of your parish suggests, you are forward-looking people. While we all look with eager hope to the glorious Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, there's a good chance that I will arrive in Tallahassee before he does. I'm delighted to have been elected your next Rector, and very excited to start getting to know you.
You may already know that my first day serving you will be Monday, July 19. One of my goals for my first year with you is to meet with every family, whether in person or by Zoom. There will be undoubtedly be a lot to do in those first weeks, so I'll be relying on the contacts I currently have to figure out who might need attention most urgently. (I'll also need administrative support with the scheduling.) I'm very excited to be making this transition, but please bear with me, as I'll also be working to make a smooth transition out of my current parish, buying a home in Tallahassee, and moving.
Thank you for your prayers during this complicated time. I hope you are also praying for your church, your school, Fr. Rick and the staff, your search committee and transition team, and yourselves. May we all be gracious to one another, and may God in his grace continue to bless us and keep us until Christ comes again.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Bret B. Hays+
Saint John’s Episcopal Church
Advent Episcopal Church
Goodbyes are rarely fun, but we’re going to try! Fr. Rick will have his last service with us on June 27th and we’re going to make sure he leaves knowing he is loved and appreciated.
Kicking things off on Wednesday, June 9th at 7pm, Worship Assistants will gather together for food and fellowship and celebration in the Parish Hall. Bring a little nibble to share. Wine and other beverages will be provided. There is no structured program for this – but you will have a chance to express your appreciation to Fr. Rick one-on-one.
Two more weekday gatherings are planned:
Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall – Vestry Members past and present.
Thursday, June 17th at 12 noon in the Parish Hall – It’s the Senior Luncheon Luau! $7.50 for lunch.
ALL ARE WELCOME at any of these gatherings! Choose one that works for you.
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.
The weekly sermon given by the Rev. Dr. Richard W. Effinger on March 15, 2020 can be found at Information about COVID-19