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Parishioner Spotlight: Alicia Anderson

by Ebet Peeples, Assistant to the Rector Alicia Anderson’s family started attending Calvary when she was about five years old. A few years later she was baptized and then confirmed. In high school she became heavily involved in parish life: she served as an acolyte, was active in EYC, traveled to Honduras with Calvary twice, and during her 12th-grade year helped with programming for middle school youth. She says of her Calvary upbringing, “I am immensely grateful for the... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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Sharing news of a call to new ministry

The Rev. Christopher D. Girata, the current rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, has been called as the new rector of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas . “To state the obvious, we are very sad to see Chris and his family depart Calvary. However, we will say goodbye with extreme gratitude to him for all he has done for Calvary and with pride that he has been called to lead one of the largest Episcopal churches in the United... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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The faith to love with abundance

Dear friends, I write to you today after yet another tragic mass killing perpetrated by someone whose hate and fear overwhelmed them. Early Sunday morning in Orlando, Fla., nearly 50 lives were lost, more injured, and untold numbers of families radically changed forever. As I grieve this tragedy, I hope to reach out to you with a word of comfort and hope. That comfort starts with me. As many of you know, I grew up in a small city outside of Orlando and many of my friends still live in the... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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G2H ministry: an interview with Brennan Seltzer

by Hilary Chipley, Director of Children Ministries Since February 2015, Calvary’s children and youth have packaged and distributed to parishioners over 1,300 G2H (Give to Hungry) bags. This program, created by Calvary youth, continues to flourish. Bags of food are packaged and distributed by Calvary children and youth each month. Recently, a fellow parent asked me if I knew of Brennan Seltzer’s personal G2H program. I asked Brennan and her parents about this and learned that... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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Sabbath

by The Ven. Mimsy Jones, Archdeacon A good friend recently said that she telephoned a priest in our diocese, only to hear his recorded message: "Today is my Sabbath; please leave a message; I will return your call tomorrow."  “What does that mean?” she asked. “I thought we were always supposed to be doing the Lord’s work? I never take a ‘day off.’” Fortunately (for her) we were exercising together when she said this, because... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 6, 2016 | 0 comments
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