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Holy Week Services in West TN

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES – APRIL 13–16, 2017 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis (www.stmarysmemphis.org) •Palm Sunday, April 9, 8 and 11 am & Passover Seder, 9:45am, Martyrs Hall •Wednesday in Holy Week, April 12, 8 am •Maundy Thursday, April 13, 6:30 pm •Good Friday, April 14,  12 n •Holy Saturday,…

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Christmas and New Year’s Greetings from Bishop Johnson

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The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee’s 35th Annual Convention Wrap-up

The Annual Diocesan Convention adopted the Revised Constitution (second reading) and the completely revised Canons of the Diocese (the process began Jan. 4, 2012).  We had one amendment to the Constitution so we adopted the new revision on the second reading and introduced the first reading of the amendment.  We’ll be…

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2017 Holy Currencies Incubator Announced

Does your congregation have an idea for a missional ministry and you are looking for support incubating that ministry?  Or are you looking for a creative group of people to generate new ideas for sustainable and missional ministries?  As a part of the Holy Currencies initiative launched in 2015, the…

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Post-Election Reflection

To the people of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee: As we look into the new world of post-election America, I am reminded of the words of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple. During World War II, the Archbishop sought to promote the values of Christians exercising their civic…

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Finding Hope at St. Jude

In the almost three decades as a chaplain at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Episcopal deacon Brent Powell has not only seen a lot of changes, but been part of the changes himself.  With years of experience with thousands of parents of patients, he knew that their input was valuable…

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Special Friends Fellowship Club

A  diocesan group comprised of All Saints, Grace St. Luke’s, Church of the Holy Communion, and St. Andrews Collierville  joined together in early 2016 with a vision to create a ministry for those in our city with Special Needs.  After several months of meetings, this group decided to create a…

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The Episcopal Aquaponics Experiment

The Episcopal Aquaponics Experiment is a pilot project of the diocese in partnership with St. Mary’s Cathedral to explore the relationship between faith communities and food systems.  Growing fresh produce and raising tilapia, this project is an attempt to provide both access to food and jobs in an under-resourced community….

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Constance Abbey – A Neighborhood Relationship Incubator

A team from St. Mary’s Cathedral, working through the Holy Currencies process of congregational development, has launched Constance Abbey located on Hamlin Avenue in downtown Memphis.  Constance Abbey acts as a cornerstone of relationships between St. Mary’s and its neighbors by hosting social gatherings and worship services, distributing goods, and…

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The Church-Based Marketplace

Church as Marketplace from The Episcopal Diocese of West TN on Vimeo. A reflection from the Canon for Sustainable Ministries.  I’ve been trying to imagine what the ideal relationship between a church and the neighborhood where it is located should be.  I’m not sure that I have landed on the…

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