The Episcopal Church of the Advent

Palm City, Florida

The Reverend Robert Shires



It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of the Reverend Robert "Bo" Shires, beloved husband of Beth, and beloved father and grandfather.   Bo died this morning (8 January) after being struck by a truck just outside the gate of their retirement community in Pompano Beach.


Father Bo and Beth retired last spring from the Church of the Advent in Palm City.  They subsequently made Saint Joseph's, Boyton Beach, their parish home, where Father Bo celebrated the liturgies this past weekend.


Please pray for Father Bo, and please pray also for Beth and their family.


We will share more information about the funeral as it becomes available.


This Season’s “Jazz in the Sanctuary”

Features a New Venue and Several Big Names!

We’re starting our fifteenth season of “Jazz in the Sanctuary” with an exciting new venue at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Palm City.

We are very proud to present the fabulous clarinet and tenor sax player, Ken Peplowski for the February 12, 2018 Valentine’s concert. Ken will be joined by the new vocalist in town, Dona Adler, Jim van Voorheis, piano, David Einhorn, bass and Claudio Berardi, drums.