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We are excited to feature a Lenten Lunch and Learn series on World Religions. Join us on Wednesdays at noon on February 21, 28, March 6, 20, and 27 for a soup and salad lunch provided by Gourmade and a presentation on some of the major world religions.


This Wednesday, February 21, we welcome Dr. Hank Lazer, who will speak to us about Buddhism. In April 2015, Lazer was selected for the state of Alabama’s highest literary award, the Harper Lee Award, for a lifetime of achievement in literature. Lazer retired in 2014 from the University of Alabama (where he continues to teach innovative seminars on Zen Buddhism and Radical Approaches to the Arts for the Blount Scholars Program and OLLI) after 37 years in a variety of positions, including associate provost for Academic Affairs, executive director of Creative Campus, and professor of English. 

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Spring Events Schedule


2-4 – Men’s Retreat at Camp McDowell

3- CEC Day @ UA Men’s Tennis, 11 am, Parishioner, George Husack is the men’s tennis coach and has invited the parish to the next match! Our own Fair Garner will be singing the National Anthem, Big Al will make an appearance, free food & autographs from players will be available

4- Theological Gumbo: Camille Place, 10 am

4 & 11- Holy Envy World Religions Study, 10 am

6- Tyler Canonico Concert, 7 pm 

8-10-Diocesan Convention in Montgomery

11- Theological Gumbo: Convention Recap
Soup(er) Bowl Sunday, 10 am

13- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 6 pm,  Join us for this beloved tradition that occurs the evening before Lent begins. We will celebrate with Canterbury this year

14- Ash Wednesday services
7 am, 12 noon, & 6 pm

18- Theological Gumbo: Weaving Our Faith Stories, 10 am

21- Lenten Lunch & Learn: Buddhism with Hank Lazar, 12 pm

24- Get The Lent Out Cleanup Day, 9 am -12 pm

25- Newcomers Class
Theological Gumbo: Weaving Our Faith Stories, 10 am

28- Lenten Lunch & Learn: Islam with Rashmee Sharif, 12 pm

29- Multi-Church Event: Mental Health Issues and Resources, 5-7 pm,  This free event will focus on the problems facing access to mental health care. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.


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3- Theological Gumbo: Weaving Our Faith Stories, 10 am

6- Lenten Lunch & Learn: Latter-day Saints with Robin Skagen, 12 pm

17- Theological Gumbo: Celtic Spirituality, 10 am

20- Lenten Lunch & Learn: Hinduism with Rama, 12 pm

22- Crosses & Crawfish, 5:30 pm

24- Theological Gumbo: Common Threads in World Religions, 10 am

27- Lenten Lunch & Learn: Judaism, 12 pm

28- Maundy Thursday service, 6 pm

29- Stations of the Cross, 11 am
Good Friday Service, 12 noon
Kids Stations of the Cross

30- Easter Vigil, 7 pm

31- Easter Sunday services 7:30 am, 9 am & 11 am


10- Grateful Dead Eucharist at the Venue 5:30 pm

13- Rise Against Hunger

14- Youth Sunday

21- Camp Sunday

26-28- Parish Retreat at Camp McDowell April 26-28,2024 (Sunday Service times 7:30 & 10 am)


1- Newcomers Dinner, 5:30 -7 pm

5- Usher and Greeter Training
Theological Gumbo: Science + Faith, 10 am

8- Aged to Perfection Coffee Hour

9- Ascension Day @ Sokol Park

12- Muffins & Mimosas, 10 am

19- Pentecost Picnic, 11 am
(Services change to 7:30 am and 10am for summer schedule)