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COVID-19 Updates: New CDC Guidance & Tool for Tracking Local Metrics

COVID-19 Updates: New CDC Guidance & Tool for Tracking Local Metrics

  On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updated guidance for vaccinated people to maximize protection and spread of the Delta variant, including wearing masks indoors and in areas where the virus is surging. Following the CDC announcement, Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced that Illinois will follow the CDC’s recommendations. The CDC Covid Data…


Upcoming Events

College for Congregational Development Fall 2021 Training
Oct 3 – Oct 9 all-day / Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus

The CCD Year A week-long training will be held Sunday, October 3 through Saturday, October 9, 2021. The training will be held at the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Registration for the October training is available now, please sign up here. Please note: local COVID-19 health guidance and safety measures will be followed.


Episcopal Church Women Annual Fall Retreat at DeKoven
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Annual Fall Retreat will be held October 15-17 at DeKoven Retreat Center in Racine, WI. More information to come. Visit the ECW website to learn more.

Clergy Conference
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm / Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus

The annual clergy conference will take place October 24-26 at the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Registration is now live for the event. Assisting Bishop Chilton Knudsen will facilitate the conference, which takes the theme “Beside the Still Water.”

The conference and annual clergy appreciation dinner is open to all clergy of the diocese. Contact Louisa McKellaston with questions.
184th Annual Diocesan Convention
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 184th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 as a virtual gathering on Zoom between 9 am and 3 pm.  Convention is the annual business meeting of the diocese, during which we elect leaders, consider resolutions and hear reports from across the diocese and the wider church.

Voting participants at convention include the clergy of the diocese and lay delegates elected from each congregation. All voting will be conducted electronically. General attendees and visitors are invited to observe the proceedings online or to listen by phone.

Visit the 2021 Convention webpage for more information and updates.

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