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Sarah Squire

My Family

by Sarah Squire


This past Sunday, right before I stood up to sing the anthem, I saw my niece Abby Trott standing there as an acolyte, taking a crack at being a server. I was absolutely beaming that Abby has been taking on the reigns of our self-confessed hardcore acolyting family tradition. My two sisters and I grew up as

AIDS Fabric Sculpture

Inspired by the message of Calvary’s first HIV/AIDS Healing Service, Memphis artist and Calvary parishioner, David Johnson, created a fabric sculpture in 1989. Each opening in the fabric represents someone living with AIDS, someone whose life was taken by AIDS, or someone affected by AIDS. This sculpture will hang in Calvary’s nave through Monday, Dec. 16, as we

James Aldinger

A Spiritual Home

by James Aldinger

Each one of us has a unique story of what brought us to Calvary. For me, I was 35 years old when I started attending Calvary. At that time, my parents had both been diagnosed with Dementia, and my life was turned upside down because I became their primary caregiver at such a young age. My spiritual

What does your pledge support?

Calvary has been a wonderfully visible fixture in downtown Memphis for almost two centuries. It has been a refuge for those who need spiritual refreshment and Christian community and a force for justice and change. But what may be less visible is the way Calvary’s mission is sustained year after year, decade after decade. You are probably approached regularly

Back at Home

by Crady Schneider


I don’t remember the first time I entered Calvary Church. My mother was raised Catholic, my father Episcopalian, and when they had me, they switched from the Catholic Church to the Episcopal Church because the Episcopal Church offered a nursery (for those that know them, yes, this is really why).


So to say I grew up at Calvary

Thanks, Tom Bodett, but We’ve Got Our Own

by Suzanne Henley


The last thing my psychologist said before my release after the eighth and final week of my hospitalization for major depression and anxiety was, “Well, Suzanne, we’ve tried everything there is. You might want to give God a chance.” I did not have the emotional energy to even be mad at what I considered a totally inappropriate

More Than a Spectator

by Bill Haltom


I first set first foot in Calvary Episcopal Church some 40 years ago, thinking I was headed to a Waffle House or an International House of Pancakes. Stay with me, please, because I promise I am not making this up. I was in my first year of law practice, a baby lawyer, working in a downtown office

Vestry Elections to be held Sunday, Nov. 10

Identifying candidates to serve on the vestry, the governing board of our parish, is one of the most important tasks of our faith community. Members of the vestry act as agents of the parish in all matters involving parish property and assets and assisting the parish in its planning and in leadership. A candidate for vestry should exhibit personal

Parish Breakfast moves to Great Hall

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, Calvary’s Parish Breakfast, available from 8:45-9:45 each Sunday morning, will move to the Great Hall. Enjoy some of the same great breakfast items, including eggs, grits, and more, for $5/adults; $3/children; $20/family max. All proceeds from Calvary’s Parish Breakfast help support the Community Breakfast, a hot meal served to 175 of our neighbors experiencing homelessness