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In Memoriam: Bishop Victor Scantlebury

Dear Friends in Christ: I am sorry to share the news that Bishop Victor Scantlebury, assistant bishop in the Diocese of Chicago from 2000 until 2011, died yesterday at his home in Mississippi. He was 75 years old. At the time of his death, he was interim bishop of the Diocese of Ecuador Central, a…

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Bishop Lee to Be Bishop Provisional in Milwaukee

Bishop Lee is slated to serve a two-year, half-time term as bishop provisional of the Diocese of Milwaukee, the Rev. Scott Leannah, president of the Milwaukee Standing Committee, announced earlier today. Lee will begin his ministry on April 1 as the provisional bishop designee. A convention to elect him as bishop provisional is tentatively scheduled for…

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2021 Vitality Grants Awarded

2021 Vitality Grants Awarded

In November of 2020, the Vitality Grants Committee of the Congregations Committee awarded funds totaling $350,000 to congregations from across the diocese. Annual vitality grants are intended to support congregational health and vitality, with the majority of funding coming from the diocesan Bishop and Trustees, who hold title to and oversee the use of the…

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From Bishop Lee: Suspending In-Person Meetings and Worship

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago: I am writing with the difficult news that we must once again observe some significant restrictions on our common life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Health recommended that for the next three weeks, residents of our state leave home only for…

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