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Emily Austin

2024 Laymen’s Conference

SAVE THE DATE 78th Annual Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of TennesseeAugust 9-11, 2024St. Mary’s Conference Center in Sewanee, TN “Brothers Dwelling Together in Unity”   http://tnchurchmen.org   The Episcopal

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Emily Austin

Diocesan Youth Council

The Diocese of West Tennessee is proud to announce the young people selected to serve on the Diocesan Youth Council. To learn more about diocesan youth ministry, go to EDWTN.org/ministries/youth-programs/.

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Emily Austin

A Case For Love

A Case for Love Film Screening Tuesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. | Malco Paradiso (Memphis) Join friends from our local Episcopal community for an evening of film and fellowship! On Tuesday,

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Emily Austin

Diocesan Convention 2023 Report

Convention attendees assemble care packages that will be distributed to unhoused people in Memphis by Community Alliance For the Homeless. On Friday, November 17, 2023, delegates and guests from across

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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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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.