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The Catch of the Day

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones


I am back on the coast of Maine after a year off last year because of the pandemic.  Although there are a few rather dreadful changes (construction of a tall, view-blocking hotel in the heart of Rockport village), the natural beauty of sea, sky, lush green lawns, and wildflowers remains untouched.


One of the greatest blessings

Who Gets It?

by the Rev. Buddy Stallings


Communion means the world to me. Getting to be a part of it as presider, assistant, or person in the pew is a practice, the absence of which would break my heart and erode my soul. That is true despite the fact that neither my devotion to it nor my deep need of it makes

The Welcome Inn

by Christine Todd


What is going on with the old Hospitality Hub building next to Calvary’s staff parking lot? For the last eight years, we rented the space to the Hospitality Hub for $1/year. Now that the Hub has moved to 590 Washington Avenue at the old inspection station, Calvary’s vestry has re-thought the use of the space for the

This week’s e-Pistle

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Scott Walters

Worship and Formation Times for the Fall

This spring, Calvary’s vestry named its 2021 focus as “Welcome to Calvary.” Whether you and your family have been part of Calvary for generations or you walked in for the first time last Sunday, no one is being welcomed back to an unchanged church. We all need to be welcomed anew after the year we’ve just lived through. So

Scott Walters

On Pontiacs & Proportions

by the Rev. Scott Walters


This week my brother flies in to help our dad move to Silver Spring, Maryland. And among the things we’ll need to attend to is his beloved 1953 Pontiac. The car is the same model as the one Dad was driving when he met our mother in Dallas. He was in seminary, and

The Accompanist

by the Rev. Paul McLain


My mother told me about the greatest compliment she ever received. A music director once said to her,


‘Marilyn, you are the best accompanist I have ever heard. You know, the tendency of most concert-quality pianists and organists like yourself is to outshine and often overpower singers and other musicians. You don’t do that. You know

Information Officer Fred Goldsmith Retires

For more than 25 years Fred Goldsmith has been the smiling face of Calvary to almost everyone who came through our doors during the week. For children being dropped off at Calvary Place or neighbors needing help making a connection or a utility payment, for flower guild folks or people coming in for pastoral care or midweek worship

A Mensch Is a Mensch

by the Rev. Buddy Stallings


As I write this short note, I am preparing to return to Jackson from New York City to preach at the funeral of a good friend, who died last night. My thoughts are too full of him this morning to write about anything or anyone else. I beg your indulgence as I write a few

Day by Day

by the Rev. Paul McLain


This week, I met a young woman who is a very talented singer, actress, and music teacher. She has done phenomenal work in the music and arts communities of Chicago and New Orleans, and even appeared in the movie “Pitch Perfect.” She decided to move back to her hometown of Memphis last year in hopes