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Advent Episcopal Church

Appreciates and Honors Our Rector, Fr. RJ Johnson

Advent Episcopal Church gives thanks to God for His calling of Fr. RJ Johnson to be our rector and pastor. We have been blessed over these four+ years by Fr. RJ’s solid Biblical teaching and preaching; by his adherence to God’s inspired Word as he serves as our spiritual director; by his submission to the Holy Spirit in guiding his prayers, thoughts and actions; by his patient pastoral leadership; by his unwavering faith during challenges typical of those faced by every pastor; by his commitment to Alpha for youth and adults, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School; by his dedication to our many outreach projects and programs; and for his devotion to the people of Advent and the servant work he feels called to here.

We honor Fr. RJ for his faithfulness in ministering to the western suburbs of Cleveland. We lift up, pray for and encourage his wife Lisa and their children Rose and CJ as they share the joys and stresses that only a pastor’s family knows. We shower him and them with words of prayers and encouragement. We honor God by loving and honoring His servant Fr RJ.

Fr. RJ baptizing parishioner


Our vision for Advent is to be a biblically faithful, dynamically growing, spiritually healthy and exciting church, reaching out to the community through the love of Christ Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.  Please join us for worship every week:

Sunday Worship Services:

 8:00 a.m. (quiet service with Holy Eucharist)

10:00 a.m. (traditional hymns/blended music with Holy Eucharist)

Our NEW 5:30 p.m. service - ADVENT AFTER HOURS- offers the latest in Christian music and Holy Eucharist!  Come give Advent After Hours a listen, if you are looking for a service that combines prayful worship with up to date music.

Nursery for younger children open for all services.

Morning Prayer, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.

FaithWeaver Sunday School (classes for children and adults), Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Bible Studies:

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.  (in the parish hall at Advent)

Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m. (Men's Study) (on the first Wednesday of the month, the meeting is held at Café Stratos, 23642 Lorain Road, in North Olmsted; all other monthly Wednesday meetings are held in Advent’s parish hall)

Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. (in the parish hall at Advent) (on hiatus until Fall, 2014)

Other news, and information about other current events and programs, can be found in ADVENTures, our weekly newsletter and on our Facebook page.  To read the current edition of ADVENTures, please click here.  To view the Advent Facebook page, please click on the Facebook link to the left in the "Quick Links" column.  You do not have to be a member of Facebook to view Advent's Facebook page.  Please take a moment to enjoy the newest feature of this website:  a link (in the left-hand column) to Fr. RJ's column entitled "Family Observations" in the Westlake-Bay Village Observer.


We are located at 3760 Dover Center Road, in the City of Westlake, between the intersections of Dover Center Road with Center Ridge and Lorain Roads.  

For a map and link to MapQuest, click here.