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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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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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A Call for Help Welcoming our Neighbors on Monday

Clergy, people, and friends of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, I write to ask your help. On Tuesday of this week, I gathered with about 100 other faith leaders in the community to hear reports from those who work each day with our local Latino community.  As expected, we…

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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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Diocesan Youth Rafting Trip

2017 Whitewater Rafting Trip Registration The Annual Diocesan White Water Rafting Trip to the Ocoee River. August 2 – 5, 2017 We will be renting campsites at the High Country Adventure Outpost in Ocoee, TN and spend a few days in the great outdoors! This is a great experience from…

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St. Anne’s Launches Laundry Love to Provide Economic Relief in Millington

“This is a great story of the way the ‘Holy Currencies’ of relationships, truth telling, time, wellness, money and gracious leadership have worked together to create a new reality in the Millington area. Currencies that ‘flow’ carry in this activity a power to change the world. St. Anne’s is part…

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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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