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Resources for Keeping a Holy Lent

Resources for Keeping a Holy Lent

The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development, Living Compass, The Society for St. John the Evangelist and Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary and United Thank Offering offer low- and no-cost Lenten devotions, reflections, calendars and curricula for individuals and congregations. Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent and Easter From the office of the Presiding…


From Bishop Lee:  A Settlement for the Peoria Deanery

From Bishop Lee: A Settlement for the Peoria Deanery

February 4, 2020 Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago: With thanksgiving, I am writing to tell you that we have reached a settlement with the Diocese of Quincy in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in our efforts to recover some of the property, assets and records that were part of…


Upcoming Events

Province V Youth Event
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day / Bellwether Farm
Commission on Ministry Meeting
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm / St. James Commons
2020 Clergy Spouse Retreat: Postmodern Clergy Spouses
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day / Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
Clergy spouses are invited to register for the 2020 spouse retreat on March 6-8 at Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The theme is “Postmodern Clergy Spouses: Not Your Grandpa’s ‘Preacher’s Wife’.”
The cost for lodging and meals is $250 and scholarships are available. Register online and contact Jen Boyle-Tucker for scholarship information.

About the theme and presenters:

In 2020, marriage to an ordained person can look a lot of different ways. Women’s ordination, same-sex marriage, interfaith or secular spouses, and two-career households are here to stay — but the cultural assumptions from an earlier era can linger in odd ways. Today’s clergy spouses are unlikely to be providing full-time, unpaid labor to their partner’s employee. Still, some distinctive challenges and gifts remain.
Come and join us for a weekend of fellowship, rest, renewal, and conversation about our varied experiences in the new clergy household; what it means now to be a clergy spouse; and how can we support each other.
Laura Waters Jackson, MDiv, MA-C, has been a cultural anthropologist, hospital chaplain, psychotherapist, and community mental health educator. She has been a clergy spouse since 2006. Laura is married to the Rev. Micah Jackson, president of Bexley Seabury.
Lisa Rogers Lee, Bishop Lee’s spouse, is a professional singer and voice teacher. In her work she uses Alexander technique principles that include mindfulness practice and self care in daily living. Lisa will lead us in Circle Singing, Toning and Mindfulness exercises designed for everyone —  even those who say they can’t sing! (Singing is always optional and listening is welcome.)
Standing Committee
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / St. James Commons
Bishop and Trustees Meeting
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm / St. James Commons
Trustees of the Endowment Meeting
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / St. James Commons

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