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Financial Relief for Congregations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Relief for Congregations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, financial assistance is available to congregations in the Diocese of Chicago from the federal government, the Church Pension Fund and the bishop’s office. Here are details about each form of relief currently available: Paycheck Protection Program  Updated July 10, 2020: The deadline for Paycheck Protection Program loans has been extended to…

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Bishop’s Appeal 2020

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago: In recent months, we have learned to worship on Zoom and Facebook, care for one another by telephone and find creative ways to feed the hungry and support the burgeoning movement for racial justice–all while striving to keep our communities healthy. Thanks to your steadfast ministry, the…

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Bishop Lee to Retire at Year-end; Election planned for December 12

Dear friends, You may remember that, in March, as we began to understand the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic would disrupt our plans and priorities, I postponed both my retirement originally scheduled for August and the bishop election that we had originally planned to hold this Saturday. Although the pandemic will not come to…

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Upcoming Events

Jul
18
Sat
Bishop and Trustees Meeting
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
26
Sun
College for Congregational Development (CCD) Year A Intensive – postponed
Jul 26 – Aug 1 all-day
Sep
15
Tue
Commission on Ministry Meeting
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm / St. James Commons
Bishop and Trustees Meeting
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm / St. James Commons
Oct
6
Tue
Commission on Ministry Meeting
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm / St. James Commons
Nov
3
Tue
Commission on Ministry Meeting
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm / St. James Commons

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