Advent's Thrift Shop

The Advent Thrift Shop providing gently used clothing, shoes, belts,  kitchen and household items as well jewelry and everything at a reasonable price to the entire community. Plus we provide vouchers for these same clothing, household goods and children's needs to help the most needy in our community

Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm 

Location: 34423 Hwy. 98 Lillian, AL  36549

Phone:  251-210-3982

 Food Pantry

Advent partners with other churches in Lillian to provide a Food Pantry for those in need in our community. The Food Pantry is housed at the Lutheran Church and the Roman Catholic Church. We and other churches in the community contribute to provide to those locations as we seek to provide for those in need in our community. 

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

Pensacola Early Music Consort 

 The Pensacola Early Music Consort was established by Church of the Advent’s Organist and Choir Director, Charles Tucker n 1994 with a goal of establishing a supportive environment for people interested in learning and playing recorders and early music instruments. The Consort has grown over the last 28 years, initially starting with a few members and now numbers fourteen people, who meet for two hours twice a week to play together. The group includes people from many walks of life, some experienced musicians and some with no prior experience but a love for music. They all share a common interest in performing and learning about music.

Music presented is from the Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic and modern periods.  Anchoring the ensemble is a Contrabass recorder which stands six foot six inches tall. Gemshorns, Krummhorns and early string instruments will be presented. New instruments are always being added.

The Consort is committed to music education, having performed in elementary, middle and high schools, Coastal Alabama Community College and the University of West Florida to educate about early music instruments. The Consort conducts occasional concerts at Church of the Advent and other at other churches, weddings, and musical festivals. Charles Tucker initiated two classes at the University of West Florida’s Leisure Learning program for people over the age of 50 years. The first is a beginner’s class for learning the basics of soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders and the second class is a group to play simple consort music. This has been a good source for future Consort members. If you are interested in joining please contact Charles Tucker at the Church of the Advent.