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Easter Appeal Nurtures Seeds of Transformation

Dear Friends in Christ: Christ is risen. Alleluia! A few weeks ago, I wrote to let you know that I plan to retire next year. Since then, as I have traveled across our diocese visiting congregations large and small, I have been gratified to see signs of a vital future that will endure long beyond…

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Thriving Together Helps Develop Congregational Fundraising

Thriving Together Helps Develop Congregational Fundraising

Beginning this year, congregations interested in building skills in capital campaign fundraising and stewardship can participate in Thriving Together: A Campaign for Congregations in the Diocese of Chicago. The next opportunity to explore the program is Saturday, March 30, when consultants from the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) will lead a one-day “Capital Campaign Kickstart.” The location will…

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Bishop’s Appeal Exceeds Goal in 2018

Bishop’s Appeal Exceeds Goal in 2018

The 2018 Bishop’s Appeal campaign raised $183,303, exceeding its budget goal of $150,000 by more than 22 percent and posting an increase of more than $21,000 over 2017. The campaign was conducted during Eastertide and Advent. The Bishop’s Appeal provides funding for the bishop’s staff, which directs programs including the College for Congregational Development, Fierce…

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Bishop’s Appeal Exceeds Goal in 2017

Bishop’s Appeal Exceeds Goal in 2017

The 2017 Bishop’s Appeal campaign raised $161,836 in 2017, exceeding its budget goal of $150,000 by nearly 8%, announced the Rev. Shay Craig, associate for resource development. The campaign was conducted during Eastertide and Advent. The Bishop’s Appeal provides funding for the bishop’s staff, which directs programs including the College for Congregational Development, Fierce Conversations,…

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Spring Bishop’s Appeal Exceeds Goal

Spring Bishop’s Appeal Exceeds Goal

The spring Bishop’s Appeal exceeded its goal of $90,000, Shay Craig, associate for resource development, announced on Wednesday. The campaign, which began after Easter, and concluded on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, raised $94,425, said Craig. The yearly goal for the appeal is $180,000, and a campaign to reach the total will begin in Advent. In…

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Diocese Launches Two New Programs to Strengthen Congregations

Diocese Launches Two New Programs to Strengthen Congregations

The Diocese of Chicago is launching a new congregational vitality initiative and a new stewardship initiative in 2016-17. The College for Congregational Development (CCD), which aims to educate and empower lay and ordained congregational leaders, was rolled out late in February. Later this month, ten “incubator churches” will be introduced to Project Resource, which provides…

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