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Special 2020 Parochial Report Seeks to Track Worship During the Pandemic

Special 2020 Parochial Report Seeks to Track Worship During the Pandemic

During the spring and summer of 2020, as the pandemic forced the cancellation of in-person worship across the Episcopal Church, the House of Deputies State of the Church Committee raced to create a new parochial report form, designed just to track the “’opportunities, innovations and challenges’ that congregations experienced while dealing with the pandemic,” according…

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25

For more than 100 years, Christians around the world have observed the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Traditionally the week of prayer is celebrated between January 18-25, between the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul. The World Council of Churches (WCC) has provided a free, downloadable resource booklet for the 2021 observance in…

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Bishop’s Appeal 2020

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago, The diocese is buzzing with excitement over the election of the Rev. Canon Paula Clark as your thirteenth bishop. I am writing to ask you to amplify this joyful noise by making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal. I’ve been requesting your support of this appeal…

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Convention to Elect the Thirteenth Bishop on December 12

The convention to elect the 13th Bishop of Chicago will be conducted online via Zoom webinar on Saturday, December 12 from 9:30 am to approximately 3 pm. Download the agenda for the convention. Registration is required for lay delegates and canonically resident clergy only. All others may view the convention via livestream. In addition to registering,…

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A Celebration of Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee

On December 5, hundreds of people from across the Diocese of Chicago gathered for an online celebration of Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee’s ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. This video tribute to Bishop Lee’s ministry, produced by Jason Henderson, was created for the occasion. Watch the video on YouTube.