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A Message from Bishop Johnson and Dean Andrews

My friends, I encourage you to read Dean Andy Andrew’s thoughtful response to the tragedy of the act of terror perpetrated in Las Vegas on Sunday night.  I also would ask that as a Diocese, that our faith communities might consider how we can open our doors this week and in…

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Bishop Consecration Date Named

From the Standing Committee  September 21, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Office of the Presiding Bishop has informed us that Saturday, May 4, 2019, has been chosen as the date for the consecration of the next bishop of West Tennessee. Now that this date has been established the…

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Update from Search Committee: September 15, 2017

From the Standing Committee  September 15, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On September 8 and 9, 2017, the Standing Committee welcomed our newly appointed Search Committee and Transition Committee to an Orientation Retreat hosted at Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis. Our retreat leader was Mrs. Lynn…

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Watershed Pilgrimage: Paddling the Ghost River

Are you interested in exploring the theology of water and the theology of creation on a day paddle on the Ghost River?  Join the Rev. Katherine Bush and the Rev. John Burruss as they lead a day’s journey through the Wolf River Watershed.  The journey will take place on Saturday,…

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Bishop Transition and Search Committees Named

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee A Letter from the Standing Committee August 22, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Standing Committee of the Diocese of West Tennessee is delighted to announce that we have appointed the following individuals to lead us in the search and transition process…

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Churches in the Diocese Welcome Immigrant Families Back to School

On Tuesday, August 1, community leaders including Bishop Johnson gathered to hear the concerns of the Latino community in Memphis and the effect of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers’ sweeping raids.  As expected, the stories they heard were about the consequences of the ICE raids and the environment of…

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2017-2018 Holy Currencies Incubation

Does your congregation have an idea for a new ministry that supports community development and engagement but you don’t know how to get started?  Apply to be part of the diocese’s Congregational Engagement Holy Currencies Incubation program.  If your application is accepted, we will help you incubate your idea and move…

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Letter from the Standing Committee, July 6 2017

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee A Letter from the Standing Committee The Search for the Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of West Tennessee Recommendations Sought for Search & Transition Committees The Standing Committee is charged with oversight and responsibility for the process leading to the election of a bishop. One of the first and…

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Letter from the Standing Committee, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee met with Bishop Johnson on June 15, at which time he informed us of his intention to resign as Bishop in 2019. The Rt. Rev. Clay Matthews and his soon-to-be successor,…

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The Diocesan Communicator: March 17, 2017

Recovering Spirituality: A Recovery Book Discussion Hosted by the West Tennessee Episcopal Addiction and Recovery Commission April 20 and 27, 6:30-7:45 PM Church of the Holy Communion Upstairs in the Carrick Room 4645 Walnut Grove Rd; Memphis, TN 38117 Looking for a Lenten discipline? Pick up a copy of Recovering Spirituality:…

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