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Episcopal Church
of the Advent

March 25 - Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
7:30am (Church), 9 & 10:45am (Montgomery Commons)
March 26 - Monday in Holy Week
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
March 27 - Tuesday in Holy Week
5:30pm Holy Eucharist and Healing
March 28 - Wednesday in Holy Week
7pm Tenebrae
March 29 - Maundy Thursday
7pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy
March 30 - Good Friday
12:15pm Good Friday Liturgy
March 31 - Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil
9am - Holy Saturday Liturgy
7pm - The Great Vigil of Easter (Incense)
April 1 - Easter Sunday
7:30, 9 & 11:15am Festival Holy Eucharist
10:30am Easter Egg Hunt 

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Sunday Services, March 25
7:30am Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:45am Holy Eucharist Rite I (Incense)

Weekday Services | Olney Chapel 
Monday-Friday at 8:15am
(when the office is open)
 - Morning Prayer


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

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Pastoral Care | Extending Christ's Healing Care

Pastoral Care Mission Statement

As followers of our Lord Christ, who is Pastor and Comforter, we, the people of the Advent are called to extend Christ’s healing care to one another in a nurturing family by providing support and encouragement in the face of life’s constant changes.

Programs and Ministries:  Daughters of the King (DOK), St. Francis & St. Clare, Bereavement, Short Term Care, Long Term Care, Pastoral Visitors, Card Ministry, Blood Donor Program, Cancer Support Group, Flower Delivery Ministry


Daughters of the King (DOK)

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. 

Daily Intercessory Prayers & Prayer Blanket Ministry 

Contact | Cathy McCabe, 864-706-1845


St. Francis & St. Clare Ministry

The mission of Pastoral Care is reinforced by the primary mission of the Guild of St. Francis & St. Clare to “be Christ’s light” in the midst of “the cares and concerns of parishioners.”

The Guild of St. Francis & St. Clare provides immediate response and support during times of sickness, crisis, or death, and in celebration of new life. (Bereavement Ministry, Short Term Care Ministry, Long Term Care Ministry, Lay Pastoral Visitors, Card Ministry, Flower Delivery Ministry)



The Bereavement Ministry of the Advent stands ready, at a moment’s notice, to respond immediately to the cares and concerns of families in the midst of the loss of loved ones. Coordinators serve one month each year by coordinating the efforts of approximately 100 volunteers. Bereavement’s efforts are directed at all aspects of care-giving during the bereavement period, including the organization and provision of receptions following funerals and memorial services at the Advent. 


Contact | Donna Traywick, 864-585-5524



Short Term Care


The Short Term Care team stands ready to respond to the immediate needs of parishioners facing significant personal challenge. Such needs include illness, hospitalization, surgical recovery, and the arrival of a new baby—to name just a few. By responding to parishioners when they need it most, the Short Term Care team often delivers meals—a casserole and/or soup along with muffins and dessert—all lovingly prepared by the Guild of St. Francis & St. Clare in the Advent kitchen. 


Contact | Barbara Adams, 864-590-0984


Long Term Care 

The Long Term Care team is dedicated to attending to the long term pastoral needs of homebound parishioners, as well as those with restricted mobility. Team members might deliver a casserole, cookies, flowers or freshly brewed tea as a way of reconnecting with parishioners who cannot otherwise make it to church. In carrying out their ministry, Long Term Care team members often bring with them news of parish activities, while also providing a listening ear as well as a caring presence. 

ContactDoris Mathews, 864-582-2551
Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Visitors team reaches out routinely whenever a helping hand or a caring ear is needed. This group is uniquely qualified to assist others in time of personal need.


Contact | Patsy Copeland, 864-582-6679



Card Ministry

The Card Ministry reaches out routinely to those in our parish who are elderly or home-bound, providing ongoing long-term contact. Postcards are sent to this constituency every month, while special greeting cards are mailed at Easter and Christmas. The Card Ministry is also reaches out to parishioners on the anniversary of a loved one's death.

ContactAnna Gray Phillips864-583-6124




Blood Donor Program

The Blood Assurance program was started at the Church of the Advent in the spring of 1982. This program makes it possible for all parishioners, whether they are able to give blood or not, to have their blood needs filled no matter the quantity. The Blood Connection returns to the church three times a year on "Blood Sunday." In February 2016, the Advent began an ecumenical blood donor program wtih other area churches. Each participating church uses common signage and conducts their blood drives on the same date, building greater community awareness. Blood continues to be in critical short supply throughout Spartanburg County. 

In order to donate, you must be at least 17 years of age (no upper limit), fairly good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have never had cancer or hepatitis. Anyone who donates two gallons or more receives lifetime coverage for themselves and their families.

Included in our program are those who participate in our plateletpheresis program. It takes a little longer to give, but ten times more platelets are obtained by this method than from whole blood. Leukemia patients are in critical need of platelets.

ContactCraig Williams, 864-978-3811         


Cancer Support Group

This group provides care and support for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM in Conference Room 1 of Satterlee Hall.

Flower Delivery Ministry

The Flower Delivery Ministry of the Advent arranges the altar flowers that were used during Sunday worship services in vases and delivers them to Advent members.

ContactMartha Schwartz, 864-579-9606


For more information about pastoral care, 
Contact | The Rev. Paula Griffin, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, 864-504-3686

After Hours Clergy On Call - Emergency | 864-590-5602


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