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Scott Walters

Being Reconciled

by the Rev. Scott Walters

My flight had already been twice delayed, and the chances of making my connection in Houston were dwindling. I decided it might be best for everyone involved if I paused with a glass of beer on my way to gate A33. The pleasant woman behind the bar slid the drink

Commemorating 400 years of African American History and Culture: Healing Day National Bell Ringing

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopal churches to take part in a national action to remember and honor the first enslaved Africans who came to America in 1619 by tolling their bells for one minute Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. CST. “The National Park Service is commissioning, and asking, churches and people from around this country to

Bishop Phoebe Roaf

Bishop Phoebe Responds to Gun Violence

Brothers and sisters,

My heart breaks at the news of two more incidents of mass shootings in our nation this weekend.  Last night I attended a prayer vigil for the victims of gun violence held at Grace-St. Luke’s.  Episcopalians gathered to pray together, cry together and support one another.  It was good to be with our diocesan family in these

Guild of the Holy Spirit Theresa S. Hardison Award

In 2013, the Guild of the Holy Spirit established the Theresa S. Hardison Award to be given to a deserving graduating high school senior at Calvary Episcopal Church. This award of $500 is to be given annually to one of our wonderful seniors in recognition of their hard work, dedication, and commitment to Calvary as well as the diocesan

St. Jude Memphis Marathon Calvary Team

Are you participating in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital marathon, half-marathon, 10K or 5K? Or have you always wanted to, but want someone to walk with you? Sign up to be part of Calvary’s team! We’ll have a scheduled group walk each month to prepare and we’ll design some fun

The Pentecost Chronicle Newsletter

The Pentecost issue of the Chronicle features summer formation offerings as well as a spotlight on Calvary’s Altar Guild, vestry update, and articles from Rector Scott Walters, Associate Rectors Paul McLain and Amber Carswell, Heidi Rupke, and more.

The Chronicle newsletter is published four times a year and includes events and stories of how Calvary

Calvary bids farewell to Katie Owen as director of finance

Parish Administrator Katie Owen’s last day as a member of the Calvary staff was Friday, June 7. Katie has served as parish administrator faithfully since 2013. During her time here, she has evacuated bees from our bell tower, supervised the cleanup from a flood in our basement, and repaired/replaced the iron fence in front of the church three times.

Calvary welcomes Steve Smith as Director of Finance & Operations

From Rector Scott Walters:


As 2018 came to a close, we knew that a priority for the coming year was to find a full-time person to oversee both finances and operations for the busy and bustling parish that is Calvary Church. It just so happens…or rather…as Providence would have it one Sunday,

The Lent Chronicle Newsletter

The Lent issue of the Chronicle features Calvary’s Lenten Preaching Series speakers and Waffle Shop menu, as well as a parishioner spotlight, vestry update, and articles from Rector Scott Walters, Associate Rector Paul McLain, and Director of Communications Robyn Banks.

The Chronicle newsletter is published four times a year and includes events and stories of

Annual Report

Our communications director, Robyn Banks, suggested we make our Annual Report more visual and less verbal this year. The gift of doing so feels a little like flip animation. The individual images and moments of Calvary Church’s 2018 each may be poignant and worthy of our attention on their own. But the real gift of looking back on a