Adult Education

Seekers Class Brunch May 2019

Adult Formation, in the Anglican tradition, is among the ways that we engage scripture, tradition, and reason to help us mature as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The Episcopal Church of the Advent offers a variety of classes, and everyone is invited! Our hope is you will find the class each Sunday morning that best meets your spiritual needs.  ~ The Adult Formation Commission

The Seekers

The Seekers meets September - May in Dining Room A of the Parish and Community Life Center (PCLC). The class is taught by people from within our own parish and from outside the Advent, and classes are designed to help us understand the history and context of our church and our faith. This spring, topics will include the Advent stained glass windows, the lives of more than a dozen saints, the ways in which World War II affected church and faith, and the mysticism of poet William Blake. There are refreshments every week, and a fellowship brunch is enjoyed at the beginning and end of each year.

The Gleaners

The Gleaners meets year-round in the Library Conference Room of Satterlee Hall. This class is directed at Bible study using the Sunday Lectionary readings. Sacred music and art, and guest speakers, are additional features enjoyed by this welcoming and fellowship-oriented group.  Agnes Martin and others lead the lessons each week. Anne Bomar sends the weekly lectionary by email.

Parents in Community

Parents in Community meets September - May in Dining Room C of the Parish and Community Life Center. The class is designed to meet the needs of parents of children of all ages.  To that end, no homework or preparation is needed, and each week stands alone with regular coffee fellowship. Topics for this semester include Cabe Loring presenting on anxiety, Fr. David Pittman teaching on How to Lead a Compassionate Life, and Parent Power Podcasts.

Welcome to Sunday!

Welcome to Sunday! meets periodically and serves as the Adult Confirmation Class. 

To obtain additional information and detailed class schedules or to be added to class email lists, please contact Laura Bauknight at

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Bible and Book Studies at the Advent

Learning for Life, Growing in Faith, Spreading the Light

Study of Holy Scripture is foundational to our faith as Christians. Seventy percent of the Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible. At the Advent, we offer a variety of Bible and book studies to accommodate our parishioners’ interests and schedules. 

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:10 p.m.
Book and Brown Bag
Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room C

The Rev. Ned Morris facilitates these discussions in Dining Room C of the Parish and Community Life Center (PCLC). This book study is perfect for people who work and can enjoy study and conversation during their lunch break. We completed our discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and will take a break until April 21.

Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study
7 a.m. (6:45 on the 3rd Sunday)
Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room C

The Men's Fellowship and Bible Study Group meets with our rector, The Rev. Ned Morris, on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. in the Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room C. On the third Thursday of every month, the start time is 6:45 a.m. because breakfast is served that day. Newcomers are welcome. They are currently studying the Book of Revelation. For additional information, please contact Ned at 

Thursday Women's Bible Study and Fellowship
9 - 10:15 a.m.
Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room A

This group, facilitated by The Rev. Paula Griffin, will meet every Thursday during the school year. On March 5, they will begin their discussion of Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine. All women are encouraged to invite a friend.


141 Advent Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone 864-585-2268
Fax 864-585-2202


Sunday Schedule 
Holy Eucharist Rite I

Holy Eucharist Rite II

Sunday School 

Holy Eucharist Rite I or II (alternating

Weekday Services | Olney Chapel 

Monday-Friday 8:15am  Morning Prayer
Tuesday  5:30pm - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Thursday 12:15pm - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service


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