Current Focus

Outreach and Missions has always been important to the parishioners at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. In fact, some members began coming to this church because of the strong emphasis in Outreach and Missions in our Community. We hope you will enjoy seeing pictures, stories, and opportunities!
Outreach: Mary H. Wright Elementary School

Class parties, lunch or breakfast buddies, bulletin boards, book fairs, Christmas gifts, field day, 5th grade celebration day, Dr. Seuss Day, Tutoring, reading to classes

Please let us know if you are able to help this year in a classroom. If you have a teacher and grade preference or are interested in helping with other activities, please indicate that when you email us. We will contact you closer to the date to confirm all events. Thank you for supporting the MHW students and sharing God’s light and love with them!

Stay tuned to learn about our Calendar of Activities for 2019-2020!

If you would like to be a tutor, reading buddy or mentor, let us know. We will match you up with a student depending on your schedule and interest. And if you want to start a day off with energy and a guaranteed smile, volunteer to be a Breakfast Buddy. Please click this link to email Laura Bauknight.

Outreach: Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN)

Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN) networks with religious congregations and social service agencies throughout Spartanburg County to provide temporary shelter, food and support to homeless families. To be eligible for SPIHN assistance, an adult must be a parent having children live with them, be drug and alcohol free, no history of violent crime, be working or actively looking for work, and be willing to help themselves to get their family back on their feet.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Steve Wyman or Laura Bauknight at lbauknight@churchofadvent.org  

SPHIN is an affiliate of Family Promise (formerly the Interfaith Hospitality Network) which has over 190 networks spread across the United States.

Website: www.familypromise.org


Outreach: Mission Teams

Ecuador, Cumberland, one-day in-town missions

Programs the Advent has been involved in launching and still works with closely today

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
TOTAL Ministries
Adult Learning Center
Spartanburg Shares
Advent Children’s Center
Ministries that we support financially or provide volunteer opportunities 
Please click here to view the 2019 Disbursements made by the Outreach Commission and ECW (Episcopal Church Women). We have 86 Advent members serving on the boards of our grant applicants. 

Children’s Advocacy Center
Citizen Scholars
Education Equals Hope
Free Wheelchair Mission
Hope Center for Children
Jump Start
Mary H. Wright Elementary School
Miracle Hill Ministries
Mobile Meals
Northside Development
Habitat for Humanity
Safe Homes/Rape Crisis
Soup Kitchen
Speaking Down Barriers
Stop Hunger Now
Missionaries we support financially and with prayer

The Estevez Family - Quito, Ecuador
The Vivanco Family – Quito, Ecuador
The Irwin Family – Tenwek Hospital, Kenya

For more information, please contact Laura Bauknight, Ministries Support Coordinator. 


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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