National & International Ministries

West Tennessee Haiti Partnership

Church of the Holy Communion is committed to the life of the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership (WTHP).  This ministry is the commitment of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee to be in companion relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti in five ways: education, food, healthcare, learning and water.  Our current, primary work is with the  St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children Port-au-Prince. Through interfaith and ecumenical relationships, we strive to the work of God we have been given to do based on conversation with our friends in Haiti.  To learn more, visit WTHP at

Update:  The West Tennessee Haiti Partnership is pleased to announce that Dr. Bheki Khumalo (from Grace-St. Luke’s Church) is traveling to Haiti on August 24-30 to perform deformity correction surgeries on several children at St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children.  Working with another orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Georges Beauvoir, at the University Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Bheki anticipates performing 15 surgeries along with teaching foot and ankle surgery to orthopedic residents at the hospital.  The cost of each surgery, not including labs or x-rays, is @$750 per child.  All of this work is only possible through donations from hardware to bandages, financial contributions and prayers, and it will make a huge difference in the lives of these handicapped children!  Donations may be sent to the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership, 692 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 (with checks marked “Khumalo Trip” in the memo field).  Thank you in advance for joining us in our efforts to give the gift of mobility and independence to these precious children at St. Vincent’s and greater Haiti!  For information, please call the Rev. Drew Woodruff, 336-1103.

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD)

Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world.  It faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering.  It cherishes its partnerships within the Anglican Communion, with ecumenical bodies and with others who share a common vision for justice and peace among all people.  To learn more, visit ERD at

Contact: John Mutin, 230.6355