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One in Christ Receives Becoming Beloved Community AAPI Grant

Late last year, One in Christ Episcopal Church in Prospect Heights was awarded a Becoming Beloved Community-AAPI Grant of $9,450 by the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. The funds, says the Rev. Indon Paul Joo, the church’s vicar, will help the congregation of Korean immigrants “address its own racial reckoning.” Using grants funds, One…

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In Closing, St. James, Griggsville Blesses Its Community

Remaining members allocate congregation's assets to community organizations

After almost 140 years of faithful ministry in Griggsville, St. James Episcopal Church held a bittersweet final service on October 23. The decision to close, made in the midst of the pandemic by the parish’s few remaining members, was motivated in part by the understanding that the congregation’s resources could be better spent addressing significant…

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Preparing for the Paschal Feast

Preparing for the Paschal Feast

Holy Week retreats in Chicago on April 12, Rock Island on April 13 On Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, April 12 and 13, Bishop Chilton Knudsen and Bishop-elect Paula Clark will host two half-day retreats in preparation for Easter. The theme will be “Vocation as Liberation and Limitation.” The April 12 retreat at St….

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February 16 COVID-19 Update

February 16 COVID-19 Update

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago, With the announcement by Governor Pritzker on February 9 that Illinois’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted at the end of the month, we believe it is again time to release you from restrictions imposed by diocesan guidelines, and ask that you and your leadership work…

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Spring 2022 Confirmation Services

This spring, Bishop Chilton Knudsen will preside over four regional confirmation/reception services that are open to candidates from all congregations in the Diocese of Chicago, and will confirm and receive candidates at the Easter Vigil at St. James Cathedral. Services are planned for the following dates: April 16, 8 pm Easter Vigil at St. James Cathedral May…

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