Bishop's Visitations
Nov 11 - Grace-St. Luke's, Memphis
Nov 15-17 Diocesan Convention
Nov 25 - Grace Church, Paris
Click here to download Bishop Johnson's full 2012-2013 Visitation Schedule.

Diocesan Convention
November 15-17
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Visit the diocesan website for information about how to nominate yourself or a friend for a diocesan leadership position. Work with other Episcopalians from across the Diocese in helping achieve our mission of being a diocese that invites all people, as God’s beloved, into communities of Christian faith, love and service.

Hurricane Relief Efforts
There are many ways to contribute to the relief efforts for our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donations are being accepted by
* Episcopal Relief & Development
* The American Red Cross
* Samaritan’s Purse

Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps
The Episcopal Church offers opportunities for young adults aged 21-30 to provide service worldwide through the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC). 2013-14 applications are now being accepted. More information and applications are available here.

Hiring: St. Columba Camp Director    
St. Columba Episcopal Conference & Retreat Center is seeking a Camp Director for the new residential summer camp program launching June 2013.  Click here for more information.

Hiring: Executive Director, Calvary Place
Calvary Place Child Care is seeking an Executive Director, responsible for the administration and daily coordination of a nationally accredited early childhood education program. Interested and qualified candidates please email your resume to this email.

Saints Departed

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

John Newman
St. Thomas the Apostle, Humboldt

Dot Alexander
Annunciation, Cordova

Bryant Bondurant Phillips
Saint John’s, 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 Monday, November 19th.

Please encourage members of your parish/mission to stay in touch by signing up for this e-newsletter at


Click here for a more complete list of upcoming events around the Diocese. Submit your event too!

Diocesan Choral Festival

November 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. Mary's Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave

Indiana University Associate Professor of Organ and Sacred Music and renowned composer and improviser, Bruce Neswick, will lead West Tennessee’s first-ever Diocesan Choral Festival at St. Mary's Cathedral. Bruce will work with choirs from every corner of the Diocese in a day-long workshop, culminating in a Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm. All are invited to the Evensong to hear one of our most beautiful liturgies sung by perhaps the largest choir ever amassed at St. Mary’s.

Election Day Communion
November 6, 5:30 pm
St. Luke's,309 E. Baltimore St, Jackson

On Election Day at 5:30 pm, St. Luke's will host a service of Holy Eucharist. In doing so, we will join other churches of various denominations in remembering that regardless of party, political affiliation, or denomination, our allegiance to Jesus Christ is of greatest importance.

UTO Grant Applications
United Thank Offering grant applications will be accepted online only from January 1 - February 28, 2013. United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally within Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses. Click here for more information.

Jubilee Ministry Grants
Applications for $1,000 and $750 Jubilee Ministry grants are now being accepted in two categories: diocesan initiatives and health and nutrition. Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to The Episcopal Church whose mission work affects the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues. For guidelines and to apply, click here.

Room in the Inn
Room in the Inn-Memphis is an ecumenical ministry of Colonial Cumberland Presbyterian Church that provides dinner and breakfast, a shower and a warm bed for homeless guests one night a week during the coldest winter months (October 1 - March 31). In addition to donating resources, your congregation can help by providing a night of shelter in your church building or helping provide a shelter night at Colonial. Click here for more information.

Grand Old Bazaar
November 8, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grace-St. Luke's, 1720 Peabody Ave

The 72nd Grand Old Bazaar will be held Thursday, November 8 at Grace-St. Luke’s, 1720 Peabody Ave from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with  lunch served from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Come browse, buy, eat and have a grand old time to help raise funds for charitable organizations.

Antiques Arcade Show & Sale
November 9 - 11
Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 pm
St. George's, 2425 S. Germantown Rd

St. George's Antiques Arcade features twenty of the finest dealers from the central and southern states and the Arcade Cafe serving gourmet lunches. There will be an opening night Preview Party, a book signing Friday and guest lectures Saturday. For details, click here or call 754-7282.

Emmanuel Center Operation Joy
Give the gift of love and joy this Christmas by supporting Operation Joy at Emmanuel Episcopal Center. By prodviding gifts for a child or two, you will not only share toys and clothing; you will give the gift of true love, hope and caring. A Wish & Needs List has been prepared for more than 350 children in need. Please help us in our effort to make this Christmas a joyful one for those who are less fortunate! Call Caryn Hubbard for more information at 523-2617, Ext. 21 

Jazz, Pasta & More
November 11, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden

Mix together some notes and noodles, and you’ve got Jazz, Pasta and More, the 13th annual fundraising event for the Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Mid-South on Sunday, November 11 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Memphis Botanic Garden in Audubon Park. Tickets are $65 per person. For reservations or more information, call 729-3900 or email

Emergence Christianity National Gathering
January 11-12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Mary's Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave

At Emergence Christianity: A National Gathering, Phyllis Tickle will be exploring the ideas in her new book and engaging in conversation with some of the leading practitioners of emergence faith: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Peter Rollins, Doug Pagitt, and Diana Butler Bass, and more. Join us at St. Mary's Cathedral for two days of laughs, conversations, and blessings, as we chart a course for the future of Christianity.


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