The Church of the Advent is a welcoming community to all seekers and believers, to the curious and the committed, to growth and questions, to challenge and witness. We are a faith community, rooted in the Episcopal Church tradition, celebrating God's unconditional love. We welcome persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, marital status, and economic status. We believe that all of us are created and loved by God.
At Advent, we engage Holy Scripture as spiritual wisdom that transforms our lives as well as the life of the world. We believe God was made manifest in Jesus, and that God is still present in us and among us, including each time we gather to share the food and drink of the Holy Eucharist. We strive to emulate Jesus the Christ, and to therefore find the power and the life of God in our world today. We subscribe to G.K. Chesterton's belief, "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried." Yet we trust that God's Spirit is upon us, while striving to be set on fire for the Gospel and for life. A life born on a cross. A life that cannot die.
We invite you to join us for worship!
We gather on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 to celebrate the Holy Eucharist, joined by our choir and organ at 10:30.
We welcome children, offering childcare during our 10:30 service and Sunday School September through May!
We are committed to social justice, through our ministries and our involvement in our community.
Our food pantries, offered twice a month throughout the year, provide food and produce for hundreds of families each month.
We welcome EVERYONE, without exception!
We offer Taizé Candlelight Prayer services on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (September through June).
We have a rich history and a beautiful worship space, having been part of our Highlands neighborhood for over 125 years!
Designed by Frederick C. Withers, our church is noted as "the architectural and historical cornerstone of the district."
Our red doors are open to you!