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October 2011 • Vol. 56 No. 12

Chronicle The Newsletter of Calvary Episcopal Church

102 N. Second St. • Memphis, TN 38103 • 901-525-6602 •

Creation Season at Calvary Episcopal Church by Ellen Roberds Creation Season, like all liturgical seasons is a thoughtful framework to help us explore theological ideas. In recent years, churches have begun to explore formally our relationship, as Christian people, to God’s creations. Fall, during the long Ordinary Season from Pentecost to Advent, has become a favored time to shift from the lectionary texts to scripture invoking creation. From here, we can explore our relationship to the earth, liturgically and prayerfully. Through sermons, in education hour, and with special events, Calvary will delve into these themes during the month of October. If I allow myself, I can become overwhelmed with the complexities of today’s world. How to respond? Where to begin? I have learned that alone it can be hard to know where to start. It can be startling to look at statistics. And, at worse, it can be paralyzing to consider the implications of our actions. But as a community, we can step into the intrepid together. As Christians, we can use our sacred texts to ground us; our rituals to catapult us. Let this be a beginning of our studies, our responses. He has told, O mortal what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love Creation continued on page 3

HIV/AIDS Healing Service by Robyn Mauldin On Sunday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m., Calvary will host the 23rd Annual Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Healing in a Time of HIV/ AIDS. The Very Rev. Andy Andrews, Dean of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, will preach. Calvary’s Choirs will provide music for this service of hope and healing. From the beginning, the HIV/AIDS Healing Service has been a celebration of life! Each cutout shape in the muslin fabric sculpture that hangs from Calvary’s beams during the month of October honors someone living with HIV/AIDS. The uplifting music and hope-filled prayers inspire courage for the living while remembering lives lost. Lucia Crenshaw, who attended her first AIDS Healing Service last year, says, “The energy emanating from the host of ministerial prayer leaders was palpable. These dynamic clergy leaders from across our city were prayerfully focused on love and healing for those struggling with AIDS, whether that was the participant, someone they loved, or someone they had loved. It was powerful.” If ever there was a time for prayer and healing in a time of HIV/ AIDS in Shelby County, the time is now. Tennessee, like many other states, has seen an increase in the reported cases of HIV/AIDS. As of 2008, 5,924 Shelby County residents were reported to be living with HIV/AIDS. Approximately 55% of HIV/AIDS cases reported in 2008 occurred among persons between the ages of 15 and 34. All are welcome to attend the HIV/AIDS Healing Service and the festive reception following in Calvary’s Great Hall, featuring the Tony Thomas Trio. Sources: Tenn. Dept. of Health HIV/AIDS Report: Shelby County, 2008.

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Eco-Justice Immersion

by Heather Anderson At the end of August, I traveled to home. However, the greatest gift that I received from Seattle to serve as 1 of 19 young my time at the Eco-Justice Immersion is permission adults (ages 18-30) selected to start with small, attainable, concrete goals. A small for the Episcopal Leadership change, such as choosing a reusable water bottle rather Institute for Young Adults, an than bottled water (especially in a city, like Memphis, initial pilot experience sponsored with delicious water!), or using cloth grocery bags, or by the Church Center. Jason swapping out light bulbs for more energy efficient ones Sierra, Officer for Young Adult is fairly easy to make, though it can feel inconsequential Leadership and Vocations, when I’m the only one making it. However, if I make and Michael Schut, Officer for that change along with 320 of my Calvary cohorts, we Economic and Environmental Affairs, co-facilitated can make a huge difference! My challenge for myself the training alongside experts, church leaders, and (and you too!) is to look for small changes that we can non-profits from the Puget Sound area. Within our not only make but also model for others. Together, our community, we tackled the questions confronting individual changes will make a great impact! us as people of faith concerned with economic and environmental justice through prayer, discussion, Young Adults worship, field trips, and laughter. Everyone in their 20s & 30s is invited to October’s Pub Theology where we will talk about what we are To provide a small sampling of what we did during doing for our environment and learn some new tips! our time together, we discussed ecotheology with Dr. Heather Anderson will be there to share with us what Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, professor of theology, religious she learned at the Young Adult Eco-Justice Immersion studies, and environmental studies at Seattle University. Experience. Your first Pub Theology is free! One of our field trips included getting our feet and hands dirty at Clean Greens Farm (www.cleangreensfarm. Also, SAVE THE DATE for our next Ramp Build com), a small non-profit farm that focuses on growing with MIFA on Saturday, November 5! Contact Ryan and delivering clean and healthy produce for everyone Rosebush, to sign up by at reasonable prices. Jessie Dye, Program & Outreach October 19. Director at Earth Ministry whose mission is “to inspire and mobilize the Christian community to play Blessing of the Animals a leadership role in building a just and sustainable On Saturday, October future,” provided advocacy training and encouraged us, 8, Calvary will host a as people of faith, to reach out to our elected officials. Blessing of the Animals On Sunday morning, we worshipped at Emmanuel at the Overton Park Episcopal Church, a Green Faith certified congregation, Greensward beginning whose worship each week includes a creation focus at 11:00 a.m. Bring and who uses the extra green space on their property dogs, cats, hamsters, for community gardens, called “pea patches” in Seattle. horses, teddy bears, We spent a tremendous amount of time sharing stories, and everything inlaughing, listening, and supporting one another. It was Bailey Robertson between for a joyous a gift simply to spend such intense time with peers who are passionate about the Episcopal Church, the role it service of praise and thanksgiving for all ages. plays in our lives, and how our faith can and should We will ask God’s blessing on our animal friends, pray drive our daily actions. for all of God’s creatures, and remember the animal friends we have lost in the past year. Bring a picnic It can be really overwhelming to think about “greening” a lunch and plan to stay after the service for fun and furry church (especially a large church with a historic building, fellowship. such as Calvary) or even to think about “greening” your 2

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Creation continued from page 1 kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? ~Micah 6:8 On Sunday mornings we will use simple bulletins printed on a single sheet of paper for each service. It is not about just the trees. By saving this paper we are also being good stewards of water, energy, and money. We will be decreasing our carbon impact, pollution, and erosion of lands. Fact: It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a single sheet of paper. We will be serving coffee from the local company Ugly Mug. Their coffee is grown bird friendly, in the shade, with all-natural fertilizers and insect repellents. Good for the land, the farmers, and the coffee.

October 2

Creation season kicks-off on October 2 with Caroline Todd in the pulpit. Caroline has been a vital part of Calvary all her life. She was baptized as a baby, confirmed as a teen, and now, as a young adult, will be the preacher at all three services on October 2. She and her twin sister May served as volunteers for Community Breakfast alongside their parents almost every Sunday for nearly a dozen years. She was also an acolyte, and an active participant in Happening and EYC. Caroline is a sophomore at Rhodes College where she is exploring her interests in both Environmental Studies and Anthropology. Passionately devoted to peace and justice issues, she spent last summer in Washington, D.C. interning for Representative Steve Cohen.

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October 9

Get your picture taken at the Ugly Mug Photo Booth What mug are you using on Sunday mornings at Calvary? Do you choose a Santa mug so every Sunday feels like a holiday? Do you choose the mug you donated? Do you search out the same one each week? Calvary has done a great thing moving from disposable cups to real mugs. Not new mugs but mugs you donated. That is important, because waste, natural resources, and damage done by green house gases are all decreased by reusable cups after only 24 uses (or less by some calculations). So show off your pride and get your photo taken with your favorite Calvary Ugly Mug on Sunday morning, October 9 and 23. We will post the pictures on Facebook to celebrate this change. Once posted, you can tell us why you chose that mug that morning.

October 16

Worship services will be offered at 7:45 and 10:00 a.m. for those not at Calvary’s Parish Retreat in Alabama. Senter Crook will preach here in Memphis and be sure to wear your walking shoes for the intergenerational walk that happens that day! Learn more on page 6.

October 23

Blessing of the Recycling Bins Calvary, Calvary Place, and The Hospitality HUB will build on our current recycling habits by adopting a comprehensive recycling program this October. We will work with Get Green Recycling for Businesses to recycle cardboard, paper, plastics #1-7. Get Green Recycling will also collect our compost and take it to a community garden. We will take our fluorescent light bulbs to Home Depot for disposal. The new bins that will be on the Halloween Costume Swap Looking for a new Halloween costume? Have old ones first and second floors are our “public face” of recycling. to pass down? Bring them Sunday, October 2, at 8:40 Please enjoy using them. In other areas, we will use rea.m. for Calvary’s Halloween Costume Swap. Support purposed bins, cardboard boxes (some decorated by two great efforts at once: recycle your costumes and our children), and Get Green Recycling bins. This will support the Community Breakfast by eating a delicious be a system wide learning curve. You are invited to take hot breakfast for $5. All activities in the Mural Room. your time to learn the system and place your items in the correct slots and bins. (Last call for breakfast is 8:40 a.m.)

October 8

Blessing of the Animals Bring your pets to the Greensward at Overton Park at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 for the Blessing of the Animals. All ages welcome. We will pray for pets, real and stuffed, as well as those recently departed. Learn more on page 2.

October 30

The Commissioning of the Green Team Calvary’s Green Team, a wide representation of the parish, will continue the process of greening Calvary. On their agenda for the first several months will be to decide whether or not Calvary will join the Greenfaith Certification Process at this time. 3

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Get Involved CORE: Community of Rhodes Episcopalians With the return to our fall schedule at Calvary, so, too, restarts the Sunday evening CORE (Community of Rhodes Episcopalians) meetings at Rhodes College, sponsored by our parish. This group of six to eight students, led by the Rev. Ellen Roberds, meets weekly during the school year and shares a home cooked meal to begin their hour of contemplation and worship. Don’t you remember how desperately you longed for anything other than dining hall meals as a college student, especially after a return from summer break and night after night of your favorite feasts at home?! We are on the hunt for a few Calvary cooks to prepare simple meals for these students over the fall as we strive to feed both their spirits and bodies. Don’t worry if you are not a “chef,” basic comfort food is fine, as long as it comes from somewhere other than “The Rat” (as Rhodes’ main dining hall is affectionately known). If you are interested in preparing a meal please contact Noell Wilson at 452-1777 or Soup Sunday October’s Soup Sunday will take place on October 9. Come to the Calvary kitchen on Saturday, October 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. to help prepare Portuguese Kale and Cinderella (Pumpkin Bisque) (vegetarian) soups. Soups may be purchased for $4/pint and $7/quart to support hunger ministries in Memphis, including Calvary’s Community Breakfast. What is all the buzz about the Hospitality HUB? Come see for yourself. Check it out by setting up a tour with Ellen Roberds, or 5256602, ext. 106. Learn how you can you help; where your gifts fit with their mission. Meet the talented and dedicated workers. See the volunteers thrive. Meet those in need. Let's celebrate this great ministry of Calvary with our presence and support. Clothes & Toiletries Needed for Community Breakfast As the weather begins to cool, warmer men’s clothing (jeans, pants, sweaters) are needed for guests of our Sunday morning Community Breakfast. All men’s clothing may be brought to Calvary and placed in the blue bin in the stairwell on the first floor. Travel-size toiletries are also needed. Bring all the ones you collected on your summer vacation. They also may be left in the blue bin. Veritas College Preparatory Charter School Veritas finished its first year with flying colors. This year, they have added seventh grade students and are eager for community involvement:


• The Book Drive will return soon. Calvary donated over 80 books last year, a wonderful beginning boost to their library. • Veritas is looking for experienced motivational speakers. Can you speak effectively for 2 to 5 minutes on a given theme during the Friday Community Meeting (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)? A one-time commitment. • Are you willing to help serve the prepared lunches to the scholars once a month or once a week? • Are you willing to commit to mentoring a 6th or 7th grade student? The Lunch Buddies Program assigns one scholar to one mentor for the duration of the school year. Mentors must be college graduates (College Preparatory School) and be willing to be fingerprinted for a background check. You would be committing to spending about 45 minutes, once per week, Tuesday or Thursday, during lunch, with your mentee. You will be given topics to begin conversations. For more information contact Mr. Rouse, mrouse@, or Sue-Ann Ehmer, sue-anne@ Carnes Community Garden On a recent Saturday in September, several Calvary parishioners met Carnes Elementary students, families, and administrators to work in the school’s community garden. Energized by Dunkin Donuts and beautiful weather, we cleared the VERY overgrown raised beds to make way for the students at Carnes to plant the new fall seedlings. To the children’s delight we found salamanders, mice, and lots of worms as we worked side by side pulling the last of the summer vegetables from the ground. As with any physical labor performed together, a sense of community developed among the adults and children. If getting your hands dirty while creating a sense of community with our downtown neighbors sounds good to you, join us on Saturday, October 22, from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. We will meet at Carnes Elementary School where donuts are provided, but BYOCoffee! Bring your kids, bring your tools. Contact Katy Leopard, or 274-2778 for more information.

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Why Should You Pledge? by Cap Pinkham

• Established specific standards in a new Employee Transition is opportunity. The Strategic Planning Team Handbook is determining who we think we are, who we really are, and who we want to be. The Profile Team will take this information and tell our story. The Search Team will Finance and Budget – We are: • Doing zero based budgeting for 2012 to better find a new Rector and our new Rector will find our allocate and make effective our resources Search Team. In all of this work, much room has been • Continuing to strictly monitor expenses made for the Holy Spirit to live and move; giving us an • Perusing special fund-raising for projects that opportunity to live and move in Spirit-led directions. cannot be paid through normal operating budget We want you to know what else we have done. line items – e.g. Tower repair and reconstruction Ministry - We will continue our commitment to: • Faith based, transformative Christian Education Calvary is financially sound, but we minister in an environment of lower income, higher expenses and for children, youth and adults • Outreach that can be more intentional and hands- higher expectations. All Annual Giving Campaigns are critical and this one may be more so since it will set the on tone and landscape for calling a new Rector. We need a • Nurturing each other in our fellowship together church of abundance and optimism to do this call right. • Pastoral care, both in reach and outreach • Worship, liturgy and music Please give – and make your gift a pledge. Staff – We have: • If you are not pledging, please do so. • Thoroughly evaluated every Calvary ministry and • When you pledge, do so based on a percentage of every staff position, clergy and lay your gross income. • Reorganized staff and continue to look for better • If you are already proportionately pledging, add a ways to allocate functions percent to what you did last year. • Established clear lines of reporting and accountability

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Free Concerts Wednesdays at Noon October 12 - December 7

Calvary and the Arts kicks off its 2011 season on Wednesday, October 12, with Kirk Whalum. Calvary & the Arts celebrates local musicians and the music that continues to make Memphis great. This year’s lineup includes Holly Cole and the Memphis Dawls, Rhodes Singers, Maria Spence, Memphis Jazz Orchestra, and Joyce Cobb. We round off the season with two Memphis music institutions, The Memphis Boy Choir and Chamber Choir and our annual Christmas POPS concert featuring members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Concerts begin at 12:05 each Wednesday, (no concert Thanksgiving week) and a lite-fare lunch is available for $5 following each concert. Every concert is free and open to the public. The series is presented in loving memory of Dottie Jones by John Paul Jones, The Tudor Group of Greenwich, CT., The Daily News of Memphis and Calvary Episcopal Church.

Calvary & the Arts 2011 Season October 12

November 16

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Kirk Whalum

Holly Cole & the Memphis Dawls Rhodes Singers

November 2 Maria Spence

November 9

Joyce Cobb

Happy Thanksgiving! (no concert) Boy Choir and Chamber Choir

December 7

Christmas Pops

Memphis Jazz Orchestra


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Adult Christian Education in October in the Great Hall

Creation Season The five Sundays in October will be devoted to Creation Season, in which we celebrate the goodness of God’s creation and commit ourselves to stewardship of the earth and its resources. Each Sunday in the Great Hall, one of Calvary’s clergy will feature a different aspect of humanity’s call to care for our “fragile island home.” October 2

Ellen Roberds will open the series with an invitation to gently assess our current habits, practices, perceptions, and hopes around environmental concerns. Many parishioners are already following Ellen’s almost daily Green Initiative posts on Facebook; she will review this fun, creative, and helpful resource and help us find ways we can begin making a difference—starting now! October 9

Ben Robertson will guide an exploration of environmental care as it pertains to our animal friends. We know that many wildlife species are threatened with extinction; we also know that success stories happen when people committed to vulnerable life forms work together. Why does this matter so much? What can we do to help? October 16

Ron McDonald will lead an intergenerational (and gently paced!) walk through Calvary’s neighborhood. This will be a special and fun event for parishioners not attending the Parish Retreat. Following the 10:00 a.m. service walkers will gather in the Great Hall, pick up a cookie or two for sustenance, and head out for a 45 minute exploration of the environs around our beautiful building. Wear your walking shoes to church and come expecting to see things you’ve never noticed before! Provisions will be made for those needing assistance. October 23 Eyleen Farmer will explore issues surrounding our care of water, the earth’s most vital resource. Using poetry, image,

and music, this class will be devoted to helping us remember our fundamental connection to the rivers and oceans upon which all life depends. Given that the human body is 60% water and that 70% of the planet is covered with water, our relationship to water is worth considering! October 30

Finally, Philip Wiehe will help us look at ourselves as part of the great human family to which we all belong. How are we to understand our place in the vast web that connects all of us? What is our responsibility and how can we work together to improve the chances for human thriving throughout the world? Don’t expect easy answers, but be prepared for a broader and more generous view of our neighbors.

in the Emison Room Krista Tippett, “Being”

Facilitated by Rob Waldo and Bonnie Binkley, this four-part seminar-style discussion class is based on radio programs from National Public Radio’s “Speaking of Faith”, now called “Being.” Brief segments of the NPR program will be played followed by questions sure to generate lively conversation. October 2 “A wild love for the world” with Philosopher of Ecology, Joanna Macy. October 9 “The moral math of climate change” with writer Bill McKibbin. October 23 “The effects of eating” with author Barbara Kingsolver. October 30 “Land, life and the poetry of creatures” with biblical scholar Ellen Davis.

Sermon TalkBack

This is your chance to talk back to the preacher of the day! Challenge, inquire, dispute, agree with, argue with, and otherwise engage the preacher in conversation about what he or she said or didn’t say, meant or didn’t mean, inspired or bored you about. This conversation group will meet in the Rector’s Study located up the short flight of stairs behind the bride’s walk. Bring a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and have your say! Most Sundays the TalkBack will be led by the preacher of the day. There will be no TalkBack class on October 16.


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Youth & Children

Sunday Mornings

Grades 9-12/Room 301 Grades 6-8/Room 302 Youth in grades 6-12 gather each Sunday morning for a time of fellowship and formation. Using Episcopal Curriculum for Youth, our Sunday School program strives to enable young people to develop a mature, consequential faith through scripture, community building, and relationships with mentors. By exploring themes from scripture and our daily lives, we are able to focus on how we grow into our faith. 4 years old-Grade 5/2nd Floor Education Wing Godly Play is the educational curriculum that Calvary uses for children ages 4 through fifth grade. It is an imaginative approach to working with children, an approach that supports, challenges, nourishes, and guides their spiritual quest. In Godly Play, we enter into parables, silence, sacred stories, and sacred liturgy in order to discover God, ourselves, one another, and the world around us. Ages 0-5/Nursery/Orgill Room Childcare is available in the Nursery/Orgill Room for children 5 and under on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until the end of the 11:15 a.m. service (12:15 p.m.). Children in the Orgill Room during the Education hour on Sunday mornings are introduced to Bible stories.

Youth Events Bingo: Sunday, October 2 What could be more classic than a night at church playing Bingo? We can’t wait to play for fun prizes in crazy ways! We encourage you to come dressed in your most creative Bingo outfit as well! Young people in grades 6-8 will meet from 5:006:30 p.m. and those in grades 9-12 will meet from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Communion. Corn Maze: Sunday, October 9 Come celebrate fall with us as we explore a local corn maze. Will you get lost or conquer the maze? Bring some bread crumbs to help find your way home! Watch the website and your mailbox for more information. Bring Your Own Picnic: Sunday, October 16 For those of you not going on the Parish Retreat, we want to enjoy some nature with you right here at home. Join us at Shelby Farms and bring your own picnic as we enjoy one last outdoor hurrah from 4:006:00 p.m.! We can’t wait to frolic in the great outdoors! Photo Scavenger Hunt: Sunday, October 30 It’s back! And it’s better than ever!

We’re inviting you to put on your creative hats and fun pants and join us in this silly challenge. Young people in grades 6-8 will meet from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and those in grades 9-12 will meet from 6:007:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Communion. Youth Confirmation Classes Begin Soon! Are you in grade 10-12 and interested in being confirmed next spring? Youth confirmation classes meet once a month beginning Sunday, November 13. Contact Andrew Moore, amoore@calvarymemphis. org or 525-6602, ext. 125 to get information on how confirmation classes will work as well as the full schedule of events. EYC Fall Retreat: November 4-6 Now is the time for everyone in grades 6-12 to sign up for our Fall Retreat at DuBose Conference Center. It’s going to be an awesome time of fun, fellowship and learning with our friends from Holy Communion as well as Holy Innocents’ and St. Catherine’s in Georgia. The cost is $125 and the registration deadline is Monday, October 17. Sign up online at

Welcome Class

New to Calvary Church? Interested in becoming a member? Want to learn more about this faith community?

Sunday Morning

October 9

Parish Library - 10:15 a.m.

Meet with Ebet Peeples, Director of Newcomer Ministry, to • See how we’re “Making God’s Love Visible in Downtown Memphis” • View Calvary’s Welcome Video • Learn about Calvary’s Core Values of FAITH • Talk about how you can serve, worship, and grow in this faith community For more information, contact Ebet at 525-6602 ext.138 or


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Wednesday Nights: Koinonia Koinonia, the Greek word for Community, refers to Calvary’s Wednesday evening program of dinner, worship, classes, and choir rehearsals, during the fall, winter, and spring. Don’t miss out on all of the exciting opportunities available for you and your family! October 5, 12, 19 Building the Couple’s Sanctuary Co-facilitated by Ron McDonald and Eyleen Farmer, this class continues to explore themes related to happy and enduring relationships. The course is based mainly on the work of John Gottman, Ph.D., a research scientist on marriage and family and professor of psychology at University of Washington. All couples are invited to attend and be a part of a supportive network of people working toward more meaningful and fulfilling relationships. October 5, 12, 19 Hollywood Classics at Calvary Popcorn theology continues at Calvary! Using Hollywood classics you already know by heart, we continue to examine the messages of beloved movies in the context of our Christian journey. Using film clips to refresh our collective movie memory, Jill Piper facilitates the animated discussions certain to grow out of our re-examining films like The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music and others. And what about the 1943 wartime classic, Casablanca: if the problems of “three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world,” as Humphrey Bogart’s character suggests, why does Hollywood return time and again to the human condition? How can movies help us articulate and experience our faith? Did we mention there’s popcorn? October 5, 12, 19, 26 Practices of Faith: Disciplines of Grace “Practices of Faith: Disciplines of Grace” is a seven week course developed in cooperation with the Memphis School for Servant Leadership (MSSL). The class has reached its limit of 8 participants. Please contact Eyleen Farmer or Cap Pinkham for further information, efarmer@calvarymemphis. org or LIFT: Grades 6-12 LIFT, a time of fellowship and worship, resumes Wednesday, September 7, 6:45-8:00 p.m. Each Wednesday, young people


in grades 6-12 from Calvary, St. John’s, Grace-St. Luke’s and Holy Communion meet at the St. John’s Parish Life Center for a time of fellowship, innovative worship, singing, and reflection in large and small groups. We gather at 6:45 and begin worship at 7:00. Bring your friends and experience a mid-week LIFT with us! Wise and Wonderful Wednesdays: Grades K-5 Carrington Wise, the Mary Poppins of choir directors, welcomes all children in Kindergarten through grade 5 for fun, fabulous music, faith formation and fantastic fellowship. Activities are built for multi-fun effectiveness while teaching principles of music, worship and community. Children meet in the Mural Room at 6:25 p.m. to move upstairs for this amazing time together. The group releases promptly at 7:30 (parents, please pick up your children in a timely manner). Call the music office, 525-6602, ext. 120 for more information.


Childcare is available in the Nursery/Orgill Room for children 5 and under on Wednesday evenings from 5:307:30.

Koinonia Menu

Dinner is offered in the Mural Room from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday evening during Koinonia. The meal includes an expansive salad bar, soup, hot entree with sides, kid-friendly items (for example, cheese pizza, chicken fingers, hot dogs), dessert, and water, tea, and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and a family maximum of $20. October 5: Soup of the Day • Poppy Seed Chicken • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes • Green Beans October 12: Soup of the Day • Grilled Pork Chops • Pesto/Parmesan Mashed Potatoes • Mixed Vegetables October 19: Soup of the Day • Cajun Pepper Steak over Rice • Broccoli October 26: Soup of the Day • Panko-breaded Chicken • Macaroni & Cheese • Green Beans

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Grief Support Group to be Restructured

By Eyleen Farmer, Bill Kolb, Nicky Hitching About 7,000 people die each day in the United States. If you are over the age of 30, chances are you already have or soon will lose a loved one or close friend. Grief is part of life.

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 The Chronicle Deadline for the November Chronicle issue is Saturday, October 15. Please send articles, announcements, and pictures to:

Unfortunately, many of us never take the time to genuinely “process” important losses. Ignoring or denying such pain can result in unresolved grief, which saps us emotionally and physically. Unresolved grief is when you "suck it up" and tell yourself you're "moving on." Unresolved grief can result in depression, ulcers, cancer and many other blows to the body, mind and spirit. "Resolved" grief results when you process this anguish in some way, and slowly move from deep grief to a state of acceptance and peace about your loss.

 Integrity Memphis (GLBT) will meet at Calvary on Tuesday, October 18, beginning with worship led by the Rev. Steve Montgomery at 6:00 p.m. Dinner ($10) and a Friends for Life presentation follows in the Mural Room.

About fifteen years ago Bill Kolb, recognizing the un-met need of ministering to those struck down by the death of loved ones, began our Bereavement Support Group program. He was soon joined by Jo Speak and later by Nicky Hitching. The group sessions have taken place in our library each fall and spring, on Wednesday nights. While many people are helped greatly from participating in such a group, the number who actually show up for any grief support experience is far fewer than the number who could benefit.

 Thursday Lunch @ Calvary (TLC) is offered each Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Mural Room for $8. This cost includes soup, entree, salad bar, and dessert. A Women’s Bible Study meets during this time in the Luke Room. New participation is welcome.

This fall we will take a break from this program as we brainstorm about how to more effectively provide opportunities for support to those in our parish and in the wider community. Group process, of course, is only one of a number of therapeutic models that can help us get some true healing from the wound of grief. While the group experience is helpful to many, not many take advantage of it. We would like to see if we can change our format in such a way that it will attract more participants. We plan to offer thoughts about this in some upcoming issues of the online publication, The E-Pistle, and in future issues of the Chronicle. There will also be a series of classes during education hour early next year. While we take this brief break, please contact any of our clergy if your grief need is urgent; one-on-one help is always available. If you are one of the many who have lost dear ones and whose grief is as yet unresolved, we hope you will travel with us as we think out loud.

 The Calvary Book Group will discuss Erik Larson’s Garden of Beasts this month. Contact Molly Polatty, or 2787038 for more information.

 Coffee in the Great Hall- Enjoy refreshments and fellowship in the Great Hall following the 11:15 a.m. worship service. To sign up to host a Coffee in the Great Hall, contact Doralina Anghelescu or Bob O’Connor, 756-5566 or  Upcoming Baptism Date: All Saints’ Sunday, Sunday, November 6. If you are interested in Baptism, contact Ebet Peeples, 525-6602, ext. 138 or  Christmas Flowers: It is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas Flowers! You may send names of loved ones you would like to remember or honor to the church office. You may also drop it in the offering plate on Sunday, marked “Christmas Flowers”, or use the website, and make sure you note that it is for Christmas Flowers. Contact Cindy Yeager, or 525-6602, ext. 139 with questions or with your Christmas Flower information. The deadline for Christmas flowers is Monday, December 19.


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In your prayers at home, please remember those on the Calvary Prayer List. Jean Ahokas Michael Anderson Judy Appling Tom Balk Frances Barkley Bob Boelte Beverly Bressler Glenn Burleigh Jack Charlton Pam Clark Leigh Clyde Lawrence Cohen Lance Corporal Peter Coukoulis, USMC Ashley Crawford Billy Crenshaw Evans Culpepper Wanda Dias Joe Dycus Jim Farr

Beverly and Neal Frazier Susan Hill Frazier Eden Elliott Friedenstein Barbra Glisson Charlie Hartley Posey Hedges Anne Marie Heuer John Heuer Frank Huffman Martin Jellinek Gene Johnson Phillip Johnson Sally Jones Walter McLauren Jones Carolyn Kittle Lucy Krull Victor Marmion Lee Matthews Andrew McCausland Steve McCoy

Maude Ann McCormick Margaret Metz Chuck Nance Warren Nash Amanda Palmer Drew Parkhurst Louis Polatty Lou Anne Pritchard Michael & Jamie Ravellette Mindy Reeder Hailey Rust Beecher Smith Jane Smith Flo Snowden Marty Speak Donnie Stewart Greg and Margie Stiel Charles Stopp Ken Swain Miles Joseph Tonelis

Dan Vest Irene Vratsinas Elbert Wall Joshua Wallace Isaac Walsh John Watkins Eileen Watson Jesse Winchester Jon & Jennifer Wolfe Katie Wren Holly Kathryn Kathleen Lynn M. L. Marilyn & Pete Matthew Roy & Diane Sean Ted & Carol

To have a loved one or yourself added to the Calvary Prayer List, please contact Alison Merritt, 525-6602 ext. 130 or amerritt@

Calvary Cycle of Pr ayer

We give thanks for the many blessings God bestows upon Calvary Church through the gifts and talents of our parishioners.

During the week of Sunday, October 2, we lift up...Kathy & Jerry Bradfield • Sharon & Reggie Burch and daughters Elise & Caroline • Curtis Burkett • Gabriela Peters-Cuellar & Keith Councell • Margaret & Bill Craddock • Susanne Darnell • Ebet & Clayton Peeples and children Ella & Jack • Katie Russell and daughter Campbell • Suzy Thomason & Les Carter and children Alyson & Hans • Louise & Calvin Turley and children Rayner & Lyda During the week of Sunday, October 9, we lift up...MaryKnox Lanier • Robbie & Scott McDermott • Pat Morgan • Peggy Owen • Tom Prewitt • Leslie & Les Smith and children Elizabeth & Benjamin • Sarah Squire • Sharon & Edwin Thorpe • Nancy Wakeman • Adele & Beasley Wellford and daughter Liza During the week of Sunday, October 16, we lift up...Kathleen Caldwell • Jane & Ewing Carruthers • Jeanette Haas • Julie & Dave Leigh • Kendra & Jim Martin and sons Jacob & Matthew • Katy & Chris Piecuch and daughters Hannah & Elise • Ginny & Philip Strubing • Jane Twist • Cheryl Cox & Elbert Wall and son Ben • Noell & Gary Wilson and children Elliott, Winnie, & Hugh


During the week of Sunday, October 23, we lift up...Elena & Bill Akin and sons Elgin & Adrian • Pat & Newton Anderson and children Alicia & Blake • Elaine & Bob Colmer • Kathryn & Jake Jasper • Owene Lewis • Louis Polatty • Dorothy & Robert Pugh • Marci & Jay Sweeney • Rebecca & Mike Villanueva and son Christian • Bill Wilson During the week of Sunday, October 30, we lift up...Janey Campbell • Susan Clement • Michele Crump • Liz & Davis Lee • Neil Loftiss • Té Moore and sons Tyler and Colton • Andrew Moore • Christy & John Sharp and children Marshall, Mimi & Owen • Pat Tigrett • Lucy Turnbull

Great Expectations

Heather & Ed Anderson • Karyn & Paul Bondi • Deseree & John Brittingham • Heather & Ben Jordan • Christiana & Joe Leibovich Are you expecting the birth or adoption of a child? Contact Ebet Peeples, 525-6602, ext. 138 or

Saints Departed

Sylvia Brown, cousin of Carrington Wise • Jack Bugbee, friend of Neta & Bob Ford • Ellen Clark • Harold M. Hollander, friend of Dale Charlton • Ruth Johnson, mother of David Johnson • Cathey Jones, niece of Mark Talley • Dolly Leigh, grandmother of David Leigh • Don Lilley • Velda Scruggs, mother of James Scruggs

Calvary Episcopal Church

October 2011 Chronicle

Sunday, October 2 The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Phoebe Ann Smith by Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Smith and Family and in memory of Lisa Vance Fuller by Dreama Vance & Owen Waters and in memory of Mary Anne & Michael Capadalis by George Tidwell, Martha Plummer Williamson, and John Plummer

The Aumbry Candle

is given to the glory of God and in memory of Kathryn Etienne by Debbie & David Balling, Hallie & Stephen

Sunday, October 9 The Altar Flowers

are given to the glory of God and in memory of Jayne Conway Field Leech by Anne W. Connell and in memory of Howell Norfleet Turner by Megan Dunbar Turner and Wilson Turner Robbins

Sunday, October 16 The Altar Flowers

are given to the glory of God and in memory of James Gist and Laura L. Green, Henry Holmes and Louise M. Wallace, Cecil B. & Edith Green Weddington and Glenda Wallace Sullivan by Dee A. Wallace

Sunday, October 23 The Altar Flowers

are given to the glory of God and in honor of the wedding of Gabriela Peters-Cuellar & Keith Councell and in memory of Duff & Marie Gaither by Harriet & Peter Gram

Sunday, October 30 The Altar Flowers

are given to the glory of God and in memory of Ruth & Lee J. Chase, Jr. by Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. King, III

The Aumbry Candle

is given to the glory of God and in memory of Ruth M. Chamberlain & Robert L. Chamberlain by Joanna Hwang

102 N. Second St. • Memphis, TN • 38103 (901) 525-6602 • (901) 525-5156, fax • Parish Offices Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. E-mail clergy and staff with initial of first name followed by full last Example: Philip Wiehe,


The Rev. Philip F. Wiehe (x122) The Rev. Eyleen Farmer (x117) The Rev. Deacon Audrey Gonzalez The Rev. Ellen Roberds (x106) The Rev. Ben Robertson (x124)

Interim Rector Associate Rector Assisting Clergy Associate Rector Associate Rector

Clergy in our Midst

The Rev. Senter Crook The Rev. Mike Ehmer The Venerable Mimsy Jones The Rev. Bill Kolb

324-3607 672-7049 685-6916 438-0751


Warden’s Committee: Jeff Kitterman, Senior Warden (3) • Gary Wilson, Jr. Warden (2) • Beebe Woodside, Clerk (3) • Lucia Crenshaw, At Large (2) • Peg Wahl, Treasurer • Alex Wise (1) Sam Cole (1) • Desi Franklin (2) • Mark Johnson (3) • Brett Norman (1) • Dana Sue Percer (2) • John Pruett (1) • Drew Smith (1) • Jerry Stiles (2) • Ginny Strubing (3)

Parish Staff

Heather Anderson (x104) Lynda Gayle Deacon (x119) Fred Goldsmith (x115) Barbara Hawkins (x103) Sumner Jenkins (x120) Brenda Johnson (x109) Robyn Mauldin (x108) Alison Merritt (x130) Andrew Moore (x125) Ebet Peeples (x138) Karla Philipp (x120) Cap Pinkham (x113) Terri Purvis (x116) Calvin Smith (x152) Gene Tynes (x152) Kevin Van Cleef (x137) Bill Webster (x137) Carrington Wise (x120) Cindy Yeager (x139)

Youth & Family Ministry Admin. Assistant Information Officer Admin. Assistant Organist-Choirmaster/IT Parish Administrator Communications Rector’s Assistant Youth & Family Ministry Asst Welcome & Community Calvary Ringers Financial Development Calvary Childcare Sexton Sexton Facilities Projects Chef/Facilities Manager Children’s Choir Director Admin. Assistant

Vestry Meetings

Calvary’s Vestry meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Emison Room, beginning at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted. All are welcome to attend. Minutes from Calvary’s Vestry meetings are posted on the web site at:


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Calvary Episcopal Church • Making God’s Love Visible in Downtown Memphis

Decorating for Halloween On Tuesday, October 25, come have fun decorating Calvary for the following Wednesday evening’s Halloween Event. Anyone and everyone is invited to come and help decorate between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. Children are welcome to attend with their parents and to help decorate. Sandwiches will be available for dinner. So that we know how much food to prepare, please contact Heather Anderson at or 525-6602, ext. 104 to let her know you’re coming.

Halloween Event Save the Date Wednesday, October 26 Start planning your costumes now! Dinner in the Mural Room from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. All Hallows’ Service in the Church with eerie readings at 6:15 p.m. Trick-or-treating at 6:45 p.m.

Tonks (Sarah Squire), picutred left, had fun handing out candy at the 2010 Halloween Event and encourages YOU to participate in the fun this year!

Arts & Crafts in the Great Hall If you are interested in sponsoring a trick-or-treat room or helping with arts and crafts, please contact Heather Anderson, or 525-6602, ext. 104.

Chronicle: October 2011  
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