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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

News & Events

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

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Grace Point Retreat Village Campaign

Join us in reaching our goal to finish raising 1.1 million to complete the Retreat Village. 

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Donate for a God Made You Fabulous T-Shirt

Looking for the “God Made You Fabulous” t-shirt? Shirts are here and you can order one below!

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General Convention 80

We’ve collected, and will continue to gather, information from General Convention 80 as it becomes available. Check out these resolutions, sermons, photos, and GC80 show episodes.

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Invite, Welcome, Connect Workshop

We are delighted to present a special Invite, Welcome, Connect workshop with presenter Mary MacGregor for small parishes in East Tennessee. The Invite, Welcome, Connect offering is guided by the gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” The ministry of Invite, Welcome, Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Invite, Welcome, Connect shares the deep truths of this ministry as well as practical steps to assess your faith community and begin implementation.

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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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