In a time of keeping social distance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we do not want to create gaps in the ways East TN Episcopal parish churches are still offering ministry and mission and still “gathering” for common prayer and worship in this moment. As you are able, I would encourage you to continue to support your parish communities with your tithes and offerings.
This new page on our website is intended to make giving to your parish easier with online giving. I am aware many of our parishes already offer online giving and those parishes are also highlighted on this page. For those parishes that do not have this option, we have created a link that allows you to support your parish by giving online and letting us know the name of the parish you are hoping to support. As we collect those funds, we will distribute those funds back to the respective parishes supported in this way.
In inviting your continued financial support of your parishes, I do so knowing that all of us are being impacted by this time of a health crisis and an economic crisis. If you are able to give now, thank you. If you are not, know the body of Christ is suffering with you. We remain a reconciled body, broken and mending.