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Category: Emmaus Ministry

Giving Thanks

by Christopher D. Girata, Rector Days before Thanksgiving, Episcopalians from all over the state gathered at Calvary to celebrate the 33rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of West Tennessee. It was a wonderful party, a sacred gathering of mission-minded brothers and sisters. We heard from excellent speakers, shared in glorious worship, and renewed our gospel purpose in the world.   This event could not have happened without dozens and dozens of volunteers from... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 0 comments
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On the Road to Emmaus

The physical dimensions of Ruthie Davis’ universe are 8 ft. x 10 ft. She has no tv, no radio, no books. Facing a blank wall with one fluorescent light, she lies in her nursing home bed unable to move. Advanced-stage Parkinson’s claims her body. Her hands are locked, her eyesight is diminished, her reaction to necessary medication is severe, and her pain is often unaddressed. Without family and alone in the world for many years now, she looks forward to her occasional visitors: monthly... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 0 comments
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