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Emily Austin

Diocesan Youth Council seeks applicants

Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. The Episcopal Church in West Tennessee strives to walk with young people and recognize their gifts for ministry,

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The Rev. Christian Senyoni

What We Have in Our Hands

I was born and raised in Africa. Life there is very different from life in America. There are many things I love and miss about Africa. My life here in

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Emily Austin

2023 Diocesan Convention

The 42nd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will convene at Saint John’s Episcopal Church on November 17, 2023. We are grateful for our host, Saint John’s,

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The Reverend Tom Momberg

What’s In a Name?

I began to write this on the feast of St. Thomas. Thomas is the name I use for legal purposes. Except for an uncle who’s always called me Tommy, I’ve

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The Reverend Jonathan Chesney

St. Columba and New Growth

When my wife and I moved to Memphis in September of 2018, I entered a world of construction. I had been called to serve as a new associate rector at

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George Clarke

Restorative Glory: St. Mary’s Cathedral

If you’ve driven down Poplar Avenue toward downtown Memphis in the last couple of months, you’ve probably noticed bright blue construction fencing across the front of the Cathedral and Diocesan

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Barb Boucher

Recovering Food, Feeding Hope

Recover Food, Feed Hope, an outreach ministry based at Church of the Holy Communion, evolved from efforts to feed the Constance Abbey community during the pandemic. Volunteers started gleaning in

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Emily Austin

Growing God’s Holy Garden

Rebirth and restart are themes that have been on everyone’s mind over the past year. Questions that we were already asking about the future of organized faith were only pressed

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Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

Moral Monday Joint Statement

Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of their great age. And

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Emily Austin

March 31 Storm Relief

After the devastating tornadoes and supercell storms on Friday, March 31, there is severe damage in many parts of the Diocese of West Tennessee, as well as in Arkansas and

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Emily Austin

Lent Guide 2023

The 2023 Diocese of West Tennessee Lent Guide is here. In addition to information on Lenten program offerings around our Diocese, this year’s guide includes poetry and reflections from Episcopalians in West Tennessee. Click below to

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Emily Austin

2023 Bishop’s Missionary Appeal

Dear Friends in Christ,  For a moment, pretend it’s 2033. How do you see your church thriving?  Perhaps thriving means your church is participating in meaningful community outreach. There could

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Bishop's Voice
Emily Austin

Statement Regarding Tyre Nichols’ Death

To Members of Our Diocesan Community: Unfortunately, we have become accustomed to violent incidents in Shelby County. We now prepare for the release of the videotaped encounter between Tyre Nichols

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Emily Austin

Vital Christian Community in West Tennessee

https://youtu.be/LlJ8yBafqR0 To our diocesan family: I’m here to let you know about a special edition of our weekly e-newsletter that begins today. Last Thursday at Grace-St. Luke’s in Memphis, there

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Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

Diocesan Convention 2022

The 41st Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee gathered at Church of the Holy Communion (Memphis) Nov. 18-19, 2022. The Bishop and diocesan staff are grateful for our

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Payment

  Thank you for registering to be a vendor at Advent Arts Market. Your vendor registration is not complete until you have paid the vendor fee of $50 (unless you

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Bishop's Voice
Emily Austin

Amendment 3 Joint Statement

From the Episcopal Bishops of Tennessee Joint Statement on Amendment 3 We, the Bishops of the three Episcopal dioceses which comprise the state of Tennessee, are all agreed that the

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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.