How is my church helping?

Let us know by completing this form.  We will share your information with the Diocese.

THESE are ways that you can get involved. 

Diocesan House – 3700 Woodmont Blvd.

Collection/Drop-off Site for St. Luke’s Community House items needed.  See the list below for items that can be dropped off Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  We will deliver them to St. Luke’s Community House.

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Diapers/pull-ups in all sizes
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap/lotion
  • Personal Care items:  razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, handsoap, household cleaners, detergents
  • Visa gift cards, restaurant and vendor gift cards

St. Luke’s Community House  

St. Luke’s friends and supporters – thank you for reaching out and offering your support! We have had multiple families and staff in our preschool impacted by Tuesday’s catastrophic tornadoes. We are collecting the following items in support of our families and others that reach out in the future for services at St. Luke’s:

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Diapers in all sizes and pull-ups
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body/face soap/lotion
  • Personal care items like: razors, deodorant, toothpaste,            toothbrushes, hand soap, household cleaners and detergents
  • VISA gift cards and various restaurant/vendor gift cards

St. George’s, Nashville

Buena Vista Elementary Support:

BVES serves 250 economically disadvantaged students in Pre-K through 4th grade, many of whom were directly impacted by the recent tornado. They are in need of new books for elementary aged students (K- 4th grade); new long sleeve white t-shirts (Youth xs to xxl); new closed-toed shoes sizes 3-7; batteries; flashlights; toothpaste and brushes; towels and washcloths; body wipes; disinfecting wipes; and food for the emergency pantry and backpack program including peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, cereal, granola bars, fruit snacks, pasta/pasta sauce, canned fruit, applesauce, and canned vegetables. Want to learn more about how you can help at BVES? Contact Luanne Waltemath or Breck Wheeler with the Light on Literacy Missional Community.

St. Michael’s, Cookeville

St. Michael’s in Cookeville is the Episcopal Church closest to the most extensive damage in the area.  You can keep up with their relief efforts in the Cookeville area by following their Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/saintmichaelscookeville/

Father Brad Bates is the priest at St. Michael’s and he is doing a great job of letting folks know how they can help in the area.  Please continue to pray for Brad and the congregation of St. Michael’s as they minister in what are unimaginable circumstances in Cookeville. 

A recent FB post suggests that St. Michael’s is collecting baby formula/diapers and other supplies to be given to the emergency center in Putnam County.

Church of the Epiphany, Lebanon

The Rev. Cynthia Seifert is the priest at Epiphany.  This is another one of the hardest hit areas in Middle Tennessee.  Continue to pray for Cynthia and the people of Church of the Epiphany as they minister to the surrounding community.  Cynthia is doing a wonderful job keeping everyone up-to-date on local recovery needs and efforts.  You can follow their FB page here.  https://www.facebook.com/epiphanytn/

Cynthia’s husband, Chris Seifert, is the senior pastor at Hermitage United Methodist Church.  Dodson Chapel (which is partnered with Hermitage UMC) was destroyed in the storm.  The UMC is leading a massive response team in Middle Tennessee.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has a disaster fund set up at https://advance.umcor.org/p-620-umcor-us-disaster-response-and-recovery.aspx

Episcopal School of Nashville

We continue to be overwhelmed with the outpour of love coming out of our community. To all of you who have reached out, thank you! We are taking donations of wipes, nonperishable food items, water, Gatorade, and hygiene products. Follow on FB https://www.facebook.com/ESNashville/

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

Follow on FB to see how they are helping in their East Nashville neighborhood – one of the hardest hit areas.  The Rev. Kira Austin-Young is the priest at St. Ann’s.  https://www.facebook.com/stannsnashville/

Christ Church Cathedral

STORM DAMAGE RELIEF EFFORTS
During the past week, Christ Church Cathedral parishioners were in East and North Nashville helping to clear paths for a return of stability. The participation of the Christ Church Cathedral community in storm damage relief efforts continues this week as follows:

  • The bottled water, energy bars, tarps, and work gloves you donated last week have been transferred to distribution sites in North Nashville.  Thank you for your donations.
  • Flashlights and tarps are now what volunteers at the distribution sites are requesting.  Please bring your donation to the church and place it in the baptistry.  Bottled water and energy bars are no longer needed for the moment.
  • We have committed to preparing and serving a Saturday hot meal and brown bag meal for Hands of Hope in North Nashville for the next two Saturdays.  The serving site will be Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church and our participation will be coordinated in conjunction with that community.  We need your assistance to make this happen.  Please contact the Reverend Lissa Smith if you are able to assist with the preparation and serving of these meals. 
  • Your gift to Christ Church Cathedral to benefit “storm damage victims” is being administered through clergy discretionary funds.  Food and clean up tools have been purchased, along with fuel, working gloves, air filters, hand sanitizer, store cards, and other identified items of need.  Your contribution to this effort is an act of mercy that is the presence of Christ to many.

Please continue to pray for the life of the world, for the salvation of all, and the restoration of those experiencing loss in the greater Nashville area. The most recent statement from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church included the following prayer. I commend it to you for the days ahead.

God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and salvation;
you are God, and we need you.
In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.