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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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Gracious Leadership Training 2017

On Saturday, November 4th, the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will host a 3-hour course on Gracious Leadership to help teach valuable tools in leading and facilitating conversations in such a polarizing time.  As our society is becoming more divisive, it is critical for leaders to understand how to use…

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Episcopal Bishop’s Implore President, Congress not to end DACA

While at the House of Bishops’ meeting gathered today in Fairbanks, I became aware of a statement supported by many of us in the Episcopal Church. However, having been on vacation literally until the day I arrived for the meeting, I was not aware of the document but do want…

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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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When a Statue Becomes a Symbol: Thoughts from Bishop Johnson

A chalice, a cross, an empty tomb, a loaf of bread and wine are all familiar symbols of our faith as followers of Christ.  In fact, the history of these symbols is not restricted to their Christian application. They can be found in cultural and religious settings that bring the…

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Update from Bishop Johnson about Bishop Transistion

Greetings!  It continues to be my privilege and responsibility to serve as the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee until my successor is elected and ordained to that servant ministry.  Therefore, I join you in finding myself in an in between place.  I still have work to do…

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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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