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September 2021

Gay and Lesbian Identity within the Episcopal Church

September 26 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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In a world where the rights of LGBTQIA+ citizens are constantly being challenged in local, state, and federal courts, the need for a safe place for the gay community has become a necessity. Join us for a panel discussion about sexuality and life in the church, hosted by GLEE (Gay and Lesbian Everyday Episcopalians). All are welcome.

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Call it Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World

September 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 7, 2021

Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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“Theology is a place and a story.” So begins Serene Jones’s book Call it Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World. She draws on her Oklahoma roots and her historic journey to become president of Union Theological Seminary in New York to see God at work in our world. Serene makes complex teachings around hatred, forgiveness, mercy, justice, death, sin, and grace understandable and applicable for our times. The Rev. Paul McLain will guide us in a 5-week discussion of…

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October 2021

Downtown Memphis: Present and Future

October 3 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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All around Calvary, downtown Memphis is growing at a fast pace. Join Paul Young, president and CEO of Downtown Memphis Commission, as he talks about the identity of downtown Memphis now, where we are headed, and how Calvary fits into this identity.

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Conflict and Healing in the Modern Middle East

October 10 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States

You probably heard that the conflict in Israel and Palestine has been in the news again this summer, but are you familiar with the ways in which the political, cultural, religious, and historical dimensions of this and other conflicts in the modern Middle East connect? Join University of Memphis professor Beverly Tsacoyianis as we discuss conflicts plaguing the region and some modes of healing—emotional, religious, medical, social, and even political—developing in these regions to build safer and more resilient communities…

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Your True Self: You Can’t Get There…You Fall There

October 17 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Father Richard Rohr, Franciscan brother, author and speaker, is familiar to many through his writings, lectures or daily meditations. Come for the video and stay for the table and group discussions. If you want to get a head start, you can find the video on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=vK_lBkCyCdo.

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Relationships are Never Zero-Sum: Mutuality and Care in Jesus’ Vision of God’s Domain

October 24 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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This session will consider relational dynamics of the “kingdom of God,” the central metaphor of Jesus’ message, as portrayed in the Gospels. Christians in positions of cultural dominance have often envisioned the kingdom of God as a territory that his followers should build or enlarge. Jesus, by contrast, described a realm of God’s justice and love that his disciples were invited to receive as a gift, enter in a child-like posture, and accept as a reality within and among them.…

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Memphis’s Water: Past, Present and Future

October 31 @ 9:15 am - 10:05 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Why does Memphis have the best drinking water? What are the current threats? Come learn about the deep sand aquifer our region relies on and the existing threats to its quality and quantity. Protect Our Aquifer Executive Director Sarah Houston along with Calvary parishioner, Scott Crosby, will share a presentation about the Memphis Sand Aquifer to better inform us of our water source and the recently canceled Byhalia Connection Pipeline. There will be plenty of time for questions so let…

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November 2021

Relationships in the Bible

November 7 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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The Bible is full of surprising relationships, from Ruth and Naomi to Israel's connection with the land. Join the Venerable Mimsy Jones as she leads a discussion of biblical relationships that are both dynamic and unexpected.

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The World We Live In: Grounding the Conversation in Scripture

November 14 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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The Rev. Katherine Bush will help us ground our conversation in the messages we get from the Bible and other sources about this mixed-bag world of ours. Expect scripture, a little contemporary media, some open-ended questions, and a few poems!

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Reparations: One Seminary’s Approach

November 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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In September 2019, VTS announced the creation of an endowment dedicated to the payment of reparations, and the intent to research, uncover, and recognize Black people who labored on-campus during slavery, Reconstruction, and segregation under Jim Crow laws. The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. dean and president of VTS. will share the development and implementation of this reparations program and its importance and impact on the recipients and the Seminary.

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December 2021

Developments and Dilemmas in Gene Technology

December 5 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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What is CRISPR? How has recent work in gene editing and gene therapy changed our lives? What will be the bioethical implications for us and for future generations to come? Dr. Bill Walker, former lead research immunology scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will enlighten us about this powerful scientific breakthrough and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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Video and Discussion: Spiritual Formation in Dark Times

December 12 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Join us for a video and discussion of spiritual formation in challenging times. We'll kick off our discussion with a brief video of Richard Foster, Quaker theologian and author (Celebration of Discipline, among many others).

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Wendell Berry: Nativity, Incarnation, & the Givenness of Things

December 19 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Among other things, Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and Christian, not necessarily in that order. As we approach the Feast of the Nativity, we'll explore themes in a few of Berry's vivid and accessible poems that can help ground our spiritual lives in this given world into which Jesus was born.

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