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Holy Trinity parishioner Jeane Chapman and Reverend Hester assemble the more than 800 hearts that were collected. Photo courtesy of Sharon Alexander.

Wrapped In Love: Holy Trinity creatively responds to Alabama Church Tragedy

The Reverend Hester Mathes, priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity and chaplain of the Memphis campus of St. George's Independent School, was traveling when news broke earlier this Summer that a gunman…

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Transformation & Hope: the 2022 Bishop’s Missionary Appeal

https://vimeo.com/676392841Sisters and brothers,You are invited to participate in the 2022 Bishop’s Missionary Appeal which builds upon last fall’s Episcopal Mutual Ministry Review (EMMR) process. In October 2021, the diocesan leadership…

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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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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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Helping Communities After a Natural Disaster

Many of us have been watching the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida. Our desire to be generous is heightened when we witness this type destruction. I served as Outreach Director at Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans a few years after Hurricane Katrina, and as a Rector in southern Louisiana dealt with the aftermath of hurricanes and major flood. People have often asked me for guidance on providing help. These are a few things I have learned.

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