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Searching for Advent 2020

Into the winter darkness Advent dawns, and we begin to see. God’s incarnation breaks like light into our shadowed world, arrives enfleshed: Jesus.  “Prepare a way for God to come among us,” the prophets cry, “Raise all things cast down, make new what has grown old. Reconcile all earthly things in Him.” Our diocesan Christian Formation Task Force invites you to explore the dawning of Christ in your life through many events and resources available to The Episcopal Church in East Tennessee.

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EvangeLetters

The Episcopal Church in East Tennessee’s Evangelism Task Force is excited to announce a new offering in practicing evangelism: EvangeLettersEvangeLetters will be a practice in the art of sharing portions of your own personal story of faith with the goal of being an evangelist.  Sharing your story is what evangelism is at its heart: sharing how Jesus has been present in or changed your life, and why you continue to follow Him.

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A Long, Long Way

Greg Garrett, an award-winning author and professor at Baylor University, and Bishop Brian Cole will lead a three week Advent series on A Long, Long Way: Hollywood’s Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation.

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Becoming Beloved Community

The Beloved Community is the body within which we promote the fruits of the spirit and grow to recognize our kinship as people who love God and love the image of God that we find in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation. It provides a positive, theologically and biblically based ideal toward which we can grow in love, rather than framing our justice and reconciliation efforts as fundamentally “against” (as in antiracism, anti-oppression, etc.).

Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church

Become Beloved Community

The 4Ms of Mental Health

Our current pandemic and the deep and abiding cries for justice now ringing through our nation are challenging us daily and deeply. In response, the Christian Education Task Force for our diocese has designed a 4-week offering called The 4Ms of Mental Health: Mindfulness, Movement, Mastery, and Meaningful Connection. To learn why these practices are important for our mental and spiritual health, click below.

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St John's Cathedral

The cathedral of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee is nestled in the heart of downtown Knoxville. St. John’s Cathedral welcomes you to make St. John’s your cathedral.

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COVID-19 Updates

Check on the latest COVID-19 updates. Most recent is the Return to Work Policy Guidelines for our parishes.

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About The Episcopal Church In East Tennessee

We are the Episcopal Branch of The Jesus Movement in East Tennessee! Our Church is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic and generous followers of Jesus. We are nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains, covering approximately 14,350 square miles in 33 counties in East Tennessee and one in North Georgia. Within this area are 51 diverse congregations which range in attendance from nine to more than 450 faithful worshipers. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth bishop of East Tennessee. Clergy number more than 150, which includes 73 priests, 22 vocational deacons and more than 60 non-parochial and retired priests and deacons, all serving under a common goal to Reconcile All Things in Christ. You are welcome here and we look forward to seeing you!

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