Featured Events  Service Times

Episcopal Church
of the Advent

August 20 First Three-Service Sunday; Sunday School for All Ages Begins
August 20 Pre-Eclipse Picnic on Lawn
August 27 Reception for The Rev. Paula Griffin, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care
August 29 Youth Pilgrimage Dinner's Ready
August 30 End-of-Summer Potluck Dinner


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Sunday Worship Schedule 
   7:45am Holy Eucharist - Rite I 
   9:00am Holy Eucharist - Rite II
 11:15am  Holy Eucharist - Rite I or II (alternating)

Weekday Services | Olney Chapel 
Monday-Friday at 8:15am
 - Morning Prayer
Tuesday at 5:30pm
 - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Wednesday at 5:30pm 
 - Evening Prayers and Reflections
Thursday at 12:15pm 
 - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service 

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

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ECW Country Store Cooking Schedule
Parish Paper
The Bell Ringer
Memorial Forms
Diocesan Emergency Relief Fund

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The Reverend J. Edward Morris (Ned)

MORRIS-NED-92Ned grew up in Virginia and Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Roanoke College (R.C.) in 1988. It was at R.C. that he met his wife, Ellen, and had his first inclination of being called to the ordained ministry. After graduation he lived in Washington, D.C. serving with the Cathedral Volunteer Service Community program of the National Cathedral. In 1989, he went back to R.C. and worked as the Assistant to the Chaplain until 1997. While working at his alma mater, Ned earned his Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1993, Ned and Ellen were married. They moved to New York City in 1997, where Ned graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary in 2001. After seminary, Ned and Ellen moved to Staunton, Virginia where Ned served for three years as the Associate Rector at Trinity Church, and where he was ordained to the priesthood just three days after 9/11. In October 2004, they moved to Louisville, Kentucky where Ned served as the Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church until July 2009. He became the 18th Rector of The Episcopal Church of the Advent on August 1, 2009. He, Ellen, and their four children (Halstead, William, Lou Lou, and Evers) enjoy reading, playing and spending time with family and friends.

The Reverend Deborah D. Apoldo (Debbie)
Associate Rector for Christian Formation

Debbie ApoldoDebbie found her way to ordained ministry after years working in not-for-profit advocacy organizations in Washington, DC where she and her family lived for twenty-four years.  She grew up in the northeast, mostly in Connecticut, and graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management.  In 2000 Debbie was accepted into the process toward ordination in the Diocese of Virginia.  She attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA and earned the degree of Master in Divinity in 2003.  She was ordained in that same year.  In August of 2003 Debbie was called to St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church as Associate Rector for Discipleship.  She and her family moved to Louisville, KY to accept that call and she served at St. Francis for eleven years. In 2014 Debbie returned to school and earned a Master of Christian Spirituality degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville.  Debbie began serving The Episcopal Church of the Advent as Associate Rector for Christian Formation in January of 2015.  She has three grown daughters and a son-in-law; Kelley and Jason Lyle, Mandy, and Emmie.



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