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Standing Committee Publishes Profile of Diocese

The Standing Committee has published the profile of the Diocese of Chicago, a milestone in the search for the 13th Bishop. The committee asks the people of the diocese to share the profile with friends, clergy, and anyone else who might help spread the word about this opportunity to partner in mission and ministry in…

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Bishop’s Advent Appeal 2019

Bishop’s Advent Appeal 2019

Dear Friends in Christ: As my time as your bishop winds down, I have begun to do some things with the people of this diocese for the last time. Many of these occasions are bittersweet, but I am looking forward with great joy to celebrating the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas as your bishop…

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How We Gather

On November 22, Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston of Sacred Design Lab gave the keynote at the 182nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago. In their presentation, they discussed their project “How We Gather,” which studies how people find meaning, connection and community in an increasingly secular world.

Bishops Come and Bishops Go

Bishop Lee preached this sermon on November 23, 2019 at the 182nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago. It was his final annual convention Eucharist as bishop; he will retire in August 2020. Some of you may have heard me tell what is quite possibly my favorite story from all the twelve years I…

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New Vitality Grants Committee Appointed

New Vitality Grants Committee Appointed

Vitality Grant applications submitted by congregations for 2020 funding will be reviewed by a new committee appointed by the Congregations Commission, announced the Rev. Andrea Mysen, director of ministries. The group expects to announce grant awards in December. The new committee’s members include Marvin Hill of the Antiracism Commission; Silvia Herrera of the Hispanic Affairs…

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