Library Light

Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 | 6:15-7:15 | Library Join a group of parishioners for guided conversations on the themes and events of the season. Brief readings or short recordings will be shared at the start of each evening’s gatherings to spark discussion, so there’s no homework and drop-ins are welcome!

Radical Gratitude

Before the big meal, the football, the joyful and complicated family gatherings, or the harried start of shopping, let’s pause and consider the radical nature of living gratefully. Drawing on biblical messages and contemporary sources, we’ll have a chance to learn, share, and reflect on thanks-giving.

Advent Festival

A time for creative, crafty fellowship as we learn about and make Advent wreaths. This time in the Great Hall is for all ages, and we’ll offer basic lessons from 9:15 - 10:15 and following the 10:30 service. Bring any extra greenery you might be able to clip, and we’ll provide the wreaths, candles, and … Continue reading "Advent Festival"

Advent Anew

The Rev. Joshua Narcisse, Church Health Center Lenten Preaching favorite, the Rev. Joshua Narcisse returns to Calvary for a conversation about the wondrous themes of Advent. Joshua is a Presbyterian minister who serves on the staff of Church Health Center as the director of spiritual care, and he is particularly interested in the intersection of … Continue reading "Advent Anew"

Annunciation Anew

Take another look at the story of the Annunciation and a wider variety of images inspired by the story of Gabriel and Mary. The Rev. Katherine Bush will guide a conversation inspired by ancient and modern interpretations of this familiar story.


The Dawn Chorus

Calvary Episcopal Church 102 North 2nd Street, Memphis, TN

Wednesday, November 30 - December 14, 6:15 - 7:15, The Dawn Chorus Songbirds know a thing or two about singing into darkness: in the wee hours of the morning, before the sun appears over the horizon, they begin a great symphony that scientists call the “dawn chorus.” Advent is the church’s dawn chorus. Using the … Continue reading "The Dawn Chorus"

Handel’s Messiah

Robert Moody, Memphis Symphony Orchestra Learn more about Handel’s masterpiece with Robert Moody, music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. We will dig into the history and the biblical sources of this beloved work. This year will be the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Messiah at Calvary!


Advent at Prayer

Mysticism - have you ever wondered what it is? Join the Rev. Paul McLain, Mark Talley, and Mary Fortin as we explore this question with some meditative practices thrown in as a bonus. During the hustle and bustle of the Advent Season, give yourself this gift of slowing down on Sunday mornings.


Parent Pause

January 8, 15, 22: Parent Pause Looking for a little respite and some camaraderie? Meet up in the Emison Room for coffee, a nibble, and some connections with other folks who are walking the same path as you. Hosted each week by some “parent alums” while your young people are in Sunday School.