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Canon Sharon Alexander

General Convention 80 Report

Report of the Canon to the Ordinary 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland by the Reverend Canon Sharon A. Alexander The meeting of the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland

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News
The Reverend Jesse Abell

A Safe Church Message from the EDWTN

So what’s the deal with Safeguarding /Safe Church? What are the training requirements? You may or may not have heard that Praesidium, which hosts the online training many congregations use,

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Inspiration
Emily Austin

2022 Lent Guide

Your guide to Lent in our Diocese is here. Explore a variety of opportunities to worship, learn, serve, and fellowship throughout the EDWTN during the season of Lent.  Read &

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The Reverend Noah Campbell

Dropped Donuts and Other Lessons Learned from a Semester at the Barth House

The highlight of our time on the front lawn on the first day of class? We were able to help many students find buildings, classrooms, and parking spots. A few of these brand new college students were near tears, anxious and worried. We were able to help, to offer a prayer, to lend a hand (and a donut). These sweet moments of ministry reminded us of our reason to be.

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Carter Webster

What Keeps Us Wanting More

I spend a lot of time in my role as a youth minister thinking back to my time as a youth – thinking about things I enjoyed doing, thinking about

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Emily Austin

The Calm After the Storm

On the night and early-morning hours of December 10-11, 2021, the deadliest late-season tornado outbreak in U.S. history occurred in the Southern United States and Ohio Valley. The path of

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Allison Pace

The Journey of Light

If you asked me to tell you the story behind this year’s family offering, The Journey to Bethlehem on December 23, 2021, I would tell you that the story did

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Emily Austin

Ordination to the Priesthood

We are delighted to share that the ordinations of Sarah Cowan and Amanda McGriff to the priesthood will take place this February. Reverend Amanda and Reverend Sarah were ordained to

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News
Canon Sharon Alexander

December Storm Disaster Relief

The storms that came through Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky the weekend of December 10 caused destruction that is still being covered by the national news. An EF3 tornado brought about significant damage in Henry County, Tennessee, where Grace Episcopal Church in Paris, Tennessee is located. Fortunately, Grace Church was not damaged, and no one in the congregation received significant damage or injury. Paris is not far from Mayfield, Kentucky, however, which received tremendous damage. In Henry County many homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed, along with barns and water wells.  

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COVID-19 Updates
The Reverend Dr. Randy McCloy

Covid, the Church, and the Hospital

The Episcopal News Service recently reported that certain churches in large cities (New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta) are requiring proof of vaccination for attendance. The rector of one of

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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.