At the Episcopal Church of the Advocate, we welcome people from every kind of household, at every stage of life and faith and doubt.
We believe that through liturgy, contemplation, and community, God transforms lives for bold faith, compassionate service and social justice.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12: 9-18
Sunday, December 8
The Second Sunday in Advent
8:45 AM Holy Eucharist followed by tailgate coffee hour
5 PM Holy Eucharist followed by dinner (provided)
at the Unity Center of Peace. 8800 Seawell School Road in Chapel Hill
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The historic St. Philip’s Chapel has been restored and is being adapted for use on the Advocate’s land. We hope to receive a Certificate of Occupancy this fall. To learn about the move and restoration of the Chapel and the Strength to Strength Campaign to Worship on the Land, click here.
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What if discipleship meant individually and corporately letting one’s life be transformed into a parable of faith, a poem of hope, a paean of love, that exchanges the world’s habits of scarcity for the kingdom’s assumptions of abundance? What if piety meant leaving aside the things the world offers a tantalizing shortage of and embracing the things God gives in plenty? And the moment that starts to sound too ambitious is the very moment of renewal, because that’s when the church for the first time perhaps ever realises it doesn’t have the luxury of prejudice, it doesn’t get to include just one kind of person, it really and truly needs everyone who is willing to part of this great adventure, and is at last surrounded by all the kinds of people who thronged round Jesus and the church should have regarded as its best friends all along. The Rev. Sam Wells, Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.