ECW Seeks New Representation
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese seeks new representatives and leadership.  If you are interested in putting your gifts of leadership forward to serve as the next President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary, please contact Jean Arehart at (901) 299-6061 or by emailing her here.

Saints Departed
Please notify John Burruss when there is a death in your parish family.

Job Opportunities
Currently, St. Luke's in Jackson is seeking a part-time youth minister.  
Click HERE to see a full list of opportunities in the Diocese of West Tennessee.  

Clergy of West Tennessee:
Clergy Retreat, Aug. 21-22 at St. Columba

Click HERE to register!

To See a Full List of Diocesan Events:
please click here to visit the Calendar online.

2017 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Click here to download the 2016-2017 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Bishop's Visitations
Click here to download Bishop Johnson's 2016/2017 Visitation Schedule.

Holy Communion to Offer Safeguarding God's Children Training
The Rev. Sandy Webb will once again offer Safeguarding God's Children training for all those who work with children.  This training is required for vestry members of all churches, and all who work with the young people of our churches.  The trainings will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 1:00-4:00 and Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 1:00-4:00.

Submit Content for The Diocesan Calendar
Click here to visit the calendar page of the diocesan website and click the "Add Event" button to submit your event (below the calendar). Please allow a few days for your event to be posted to the site. Not all content will be re-posted in The Diocesan Communicator.
To send a submission for the next issue, please contact The Rev. Canon John Burruss.


Happening #62 at St. John's

 Calling all 10th-12th graders interested in a unique and fun-filled retreat.  Registration is now open and can be found by clicking here.  Happening will take place over Labor Day weekend and registration forms are due by August 13th, 2017.  Happening is a Christian experience presented by youth for youth with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. This experience seeks to achieve the purpose of bringing young persons and adults to a fuller personal knowledge of and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to a deeper level of commitment and apostleship.

St. George's Adds New Staff

Alan DePuy M.A. has joined the staff as Director of Music Ministry following the July 10 retirement of Dr. Angela Gill Saunders. He comes to St. George’s from St. Thomas Episcopal Parish and School in Coral Gables, Florida.  He has also served as Clerk of the Works and Assistant Organist at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle; and Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ. We welcome Alan and his dog, Leela, to Germantown and Memphis music.

The Rev. David Carletta joined St. George’s as Assistant Rector on August 1.  Rev. Carletta comes to us from St. Andrew’s Church, Collierville, and previously served two churches in New York. He is a graduate (M.Div) of The General Seminary. Transferring just a few miles westward, we welcome Rev. Carletta, his wife Suzanne and daughter Lucia to Germantown where he joins the Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells to expand the clergy staff at St. George’s growing parish.

St. Clare Silent Retreat
This Fall

One weekend each year, just as the trees begin to turn from green to gold, we gather in a lovely lodge nestled in nature’s sanctuary to more fully experience the blessings of silence. It is there in those sacred woods that silence invites us to be led deeper into the awareness of God’s presence in our lives.

St. Clare Silent Retreat Weekend for Women and The Rev. Mimsy Jones are pleased to announce that our annual retreat will be led by Connie Cruthirds.

Connie is a writer, master certified life coach, and compassionate observer of self and others.  Silence is her go to place to listen for what she believes is always there waiting to help us find our way through this wild world.

We invite you to join us for this very special weekend October 20-22, 2017 at St. Columba Conference and Retreat Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The cost for the full weekend, Friday 5 pm thru Sunday 12 pm, includes a private room with shared bath, all meals, full access to St Columba’s beautiful property and all sessions with Connie is $260.  A commuter option is available for $150.  If you have questions, please email or call 901-335-4001.
Registration will begin on August 7 on St. Columba’s web site: https://

House of Deputies Committee on State of the Church
Issues Surveys on Pension Plan, Social Justice

Follow this LINK to read the article from the Public Affairs Office of The Episcopal Church.

Diocesan Office Summer Hours
The office of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will close on Fridays at noon beginning June 2 and ending after the Labor Day weekend.  Call Canon Chip Davis @ 901-937-4782 in the case of an emergency.


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