The escalation in frequency and frequency of attacks on persons of Asian descent during this pandemic has drawn our consciousness to the insidious toxicity of prejudice, scapegoating, and hate. Over the past year, we have heard of many overt and covert projections of anger onto members of the Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As Bishops of African Descent, we would like to say to anyone who has been impacted directly or indirectly by acts of anger that we suffer and stand with you. You are not alone.
Over the last year, we have been reminded of the critical role of technology in ministry. While we look forward to re-introducing physical presence in our interactions, we are grateful for the lessons learned as we worshiped, prayed, and served together virtually. These practices will continue to help us share the Good News throughout West Tennessee. Your donation will enable us to improve upon the good work that has already begun.
Lent 2021 breaks with tradition with some speakers participating via recorded messages from a physical distance. Attendees for in-person services will sign up in advance, wear masks, and sit spaced apart from others. A new addition for 2021–a line-up of local musicians specializing in everything from the hammer dulcimer to the harp–will play preludes to a mostly empty house. And Waffle Shop will serve customers through pre-orders and take-out food.
Creativity in Faith: West Tennessee ministries partner to nourish neighbors’ bodies, spirits during the pandemic
Life has changed for everyone dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down restaurants, businesses, and schools across the country in March. However, when uncertainty was still plaguing everyone, parishioners at
Brothers and sisters, We contemplate the return of in-person worship being mindful of the health and safety of others. I ask that our decisions be based upon the recommendations of
Back in March, when Ravenscroft Chapel in Brighton, St. Anne’s in Millington and St. Mathew’s in Covington learned they couldn’t host in-person services any longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
Friends – Aligning ourselves with the Bishop’s pastoral statement of June 2, 2020, we, the undersigned clergy of The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, declare that we know that in
When the Coronavirus reared its ugly head in the beginning of March, clergy and other leaders from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mason, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Memphis and St.
The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Noah Campbell will serve as diocesan College Missioner and Vicar at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church effective
On Tuesday, May 5, the Reverend Hester Mathes, Senior Associate Rector of Church of the Holy Communion (Memphis), gave the invocation at the Memphis City Council’s first online meeting. Rev.
Faithfully Memphis Podcast
Bishop Phoebe Roaf of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee sits down with Memphians and others in Shelby County regarding the issues facing our community, as well as the ways in which to explore how our faith informs our perspective and unites people from a variety of backgrounds.