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Here I Am Day Retreat

Every baptized Christian is called to ministry. Sometimes God’s call to us is clear; other times we need help to figure it out. On Saturday, May 21, the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee will host its annual Here I Am Day retreat. This program is intended for anyone discerning a call.

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Vocare #2

The Vocare weekend is a renewal weekend addressed to young adults (ages 20-30) in the time when they face many serious decisions that set the direction for much of their adult life. Learn how the Vocare weekend can help you dive deeper into your life.

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Pride Mass 2022

The Episcopal Church in East Tennessee is excited to announce this year’s Pride Mass. We’re returning to St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville on Broadway to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ siblings. All are welcome to attend.

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EvangeLetters

The Evangelism Task Force for the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee is excited to announce that we are relaunching EvangeLetters for 2022!

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News & Events

Learn about the latest news and events from Episcopal communities across East Tennessee.

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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

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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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About The Episcopal Church In East Tennessee

Our Diocese 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 50 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 call to Reconcile All Things in Christ. In addition to efforts to keep our annual diocesan convention relevant and informative, recent diocesan-wide collaborations include a Christian Formation Task Force, an Evangelism Task Force and a Becoming Beloved Community Task Force. The Diocese of East Tennessee is committed to being a community of prayer and action, caring for the people of our beautiful East Tennessee region. Our forward looking vision is that creativity and innovation are theological tasks, guided by the Holy Spirit. We are rooted in Christ and we are open to the world.

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