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Announcement from Bishop Johnson and Canon Burruss

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee A Letter from Canon Burruss December 5, 2017 Dear Friends in West Tennessee, Over the past few years, I have loved walking with you and your congregations as we have lived into the vision of our Bishop to create new ministries and find new…

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36th Annual Convention Wrap-up

At the 36th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, new elected and appointed officers were named and commissioned. You can see all elected and appointed officials here. The Convention heard a report on works of ministry already underway at St. Columba, developing sustainable ministries including the West Tennessee Pollinator…

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Youth Ski Trip Announced

Click here for a registration form. Click here for Scholarship information.

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West Tennessee Pollinator Project

The West Tennessee Pollinator Project “Cultivating a Love for Creation and Transforming Outreach through the Development of Church Apiaries” The goal of the West Tennessee Pollinator Project is twofold: To help Episcopal congregations to cultivate a growing understanding of the theology of stewardship of creation by creating resources around beekeeping…

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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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