Bishop’s Statement on Middle Tennessee Flooding

August 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with those communities in Middle Tennessee most heavily impacted by flooding this weekend. The stories of loss of life, and the images of damage to property, are a cause for grief. Many of us are bearing our neighbors and fellow citizens in prayer during this time of loss.

I am grateful for all those who have been moved to contribute through the church to immediate needs and to longer term recovery. We will know more in the hours and days ahead about specific ways in which we can be of help. [We have selected the United Way of Humphreys County to receive donations from the Diocese. You may give to them here.]

The immediate impact of the flooding on our congregational property has been minimal. Please remember in your prayers our three congregations in the area: St. Andrew’s Church, New Johnsonville; Calvary Church, Cumberland Furnace; St. James’ Church, Dickson; as they minister to their members and to their communities in this time of hardship.

Middle Tennessee has had more than its share of natural and other disasters in the past year and a half. I am grateful for your continued faithful response, and for your resilience, in the face of these trials.

Bishop John