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Diocesan Convention To Be Held Online in November

Diocesan Convention To Be Held Online in November

In consultation with the chancellor and elected leaders of the diocese, Bishop Lee has determined that diocesan convention will be held online this year as part of our effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s Restore Illinois plan permits gatherings of more than 50 people only in Phase 5, after a…

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Returning to Our Churches: A Framework and A Plan

After weeks of consultation with diocesan leaders and other dioceses across the Episcopal Church, Bishop Jeff Lee today shared the Diocese of Chicago’s plan for re-opening our churches with clergy leaders via Zoom. The guidelines are based in large measure on meeting public health criteria spelled out in Restore Illinois, the state’s five-phase plan to…

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Leading Congregations During a Time of Trauma

 The Rev. Ellen Ekevag studies organization development in her spare time. As one does. Actually, the interest is not unusual for someone who serves as associate for ministries on Bishop Jeff Lee’s staff and is steeped in the methodology of the College for Congregational Development, which applies the insights of organization development to building…

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Extending the Stay-at-Home Order: A Message from Bishop Lee

In a video message on April 24, Bishop Lee announced that, in keeping with Governor Pritzker’s extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all in-person worship, meetings and events across the Diocese of Chicago will continue to be suspended through the end of May. He also discussed the work that he and the other leaders of the…

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