Bishop's Visitations
April 14 - Christ Church, Brownsville
April 21 - St. George's, Germantown
April 28 - Holy Communion, Memphis
Click here to download Bishop Johnson's full 2012-2013 Visitation Schedule.

The Order of the Daughters of the King, Mary Magdalene Chapter at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, installed four new members on March 17.

Palm Sunday processional at St. James', Bolivar

Three children were baptized on Easter at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, pictured with the Rev. Colenzo J. Hubbard and Deacon Debra Harris DuGard. Two of the children are new members as a result of Emmanuel's outreach ministry into the local community.

Cathedral Day
April 27
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the fun at YOUR Cathedral on Saturday, April 27, a day of activities for the entire family. Art auction, music, lectures, tours of the Cathedral and the Diocesan House, Reception with Bishop and Mrs. Johnson, crafts, games for kids, and food!

The Feast of St. Columba
June 1, 6:00 pm
St. Columba’s Lakeside

Reserve your spot now for this elegant outdoor evening to celebrate and support the camp and hospitality ministries of St. Columba Episcopal Center. The small plate community dinner will feature locally-produced foods and host the Rev. Ellen Roberds. Tickets are $75 per person and can be reserved by emailing by May 15.

Saints Departed

May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon them.

L. Wade Harrison, Jr.
Holy Apostles, Collierville

Marion "Mern" Grace Attfield Holmgren
All Saints', Memphis

Dudley H. Lamb, Jr.
All Saints', Memphis

A.P. “Bud” Mulligan
Holy Communion, Memphis

Please notify Lauren Stone when there is a death in your parish family.

Click here to visit the calendar page of the diocesan website and click the "Add Your Event" button to submit your event. Please allow 24-48 hours for your event to be posted to the site. 

The Diocesan Communicator e-newsletter is published every two weeks. Submit information to Lauren Stone at The deadline for the next issue is Friday, April 19th.

Safeguarding God's Children Online Training Available
Safeguarding God's Children, the training program for the prevention of sexual abuse of children and youth, is now available online! Employees and volunteers who need to take the course will now have the option to log in from any computer at any time to complete the training. Administrators are currently being trained at diocesan churches and institutions; churches without an on-staff administrator will access the training through Diocesan Coordinator Lauren Stone. For more information, contact Lauren at

Expectations of Difference: A Dialog of Racism
Diocese of West Tennessee’s Anti-Racism Workshop
April 26, 8:30 am - noon
Trezevant Manor, 3437 Waynoka

In response to The Episcopal Church's call to wipe out the sin of racism, this half-day workshop in the Trezevant Manor Performing Arts Center aims to raise the consciousness and self-awareness of the effects of racism in our lives today and to be an active part in the healing of our communities. Come take part in this important discussion and help develop an on-going dialog of transformation. Click here to register.

Norfolk State University Concert Choir
April 16, 7:00-8:30 pm
St. Mary's Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave

St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral is pleased to present the nationally-acclaimed Norfolk State University Concert Choir of Norfolk, Virginia in concert on Tuesday, April 16. The concert will feature the 46 member touring ensemble in anthems, motets, spirituals, and secular songs under the direction of Dr. Carl Haywood.

Benjamin Britten Birthday Bash Concert
April 19, 7:30 pm
Holy Apostles, 1380 Wolf River Blvd

Celebrate the Britten Centenary at Holy Apostles through Choral Music featuring the Rhodes Women's Chorus, Coventry Choir of St. George's Episcopal Church, and the choirs of Church of the Holy Apostles under the direction of Dr. Mona Kreitner (Rhodes), Dr. Angela Saunders (St. George's) and Kristin M. Lensch (Holy Apostles).

Art Gallery Exhibit by "The Memphis Ten"
April 21 - June 16
St. George's Art Gallery, 2425 S. Germantown Rd

Art works by "The Memphis Ten," a group of ten very talented and diverse women artists, will open at the St. George's  Art Gallery April 21 through June 16, 2013. A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm in the parish hall. The Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am - noon.  

Ride into Spring at Immanuel, La Grange
April 27, 4:00 pm
Immanuel Church, 2nd & Chestnut, LaGrange

Ride into Spring with the Nashoba Carriage Club on the grounds of Historic Immanuel Church, La Grange, at 4:00 pm on April 27th. Don't miss the array of horses and carts, drives around the village, live music on the lawn, and lots of food and fellowship!

Wine & Cheese Tasting
May 4, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
St. George's, 2425 S. Germantown Rd

St. George’s, Germantown will host a Wine & Cheese tasting on Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 pm, featuring the pairing of six California wines and cheeses. This fundraising event will include a Silent Auction of wines from parishioners’ private collections, with proceeds benefiting the Collierville Food Pantry. Tickets ($50) and childcare reservations by pre-sale only, click here.

Summer at St. Columba
Episcopal Day Camp is expanding in 2013!  Click here for details and registration!

Camp Gailor-Maxon
Camp Gailor-Maxon is located on Monteagle Mountain. Camp sessions range from an introductory weekend with a parent for rising 1st-3rd graders to full-week sessions for rising 4th graders to college freshmen. Click here for details and registration!

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