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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2021 Bishop’s Missionary Appeal

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.

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Calvary Lenten Preaching and Waffle Shop March On

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.

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