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Ruling in Quincy Lawsuit

Ruling in Quincy Lawsuit

Dear Friends: We learned this afternoon that Judge Thomas J. Ortbal of the circuit court in Adams County has ruled against the diocese and the Episcopal Church in our efforts to recover assets that we believe rightfully belong to the church. This ruling is the most recent action in legal proceedings that began in March…

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Chicago, Quincy Dioceses To Reunite on September 1

Chicago, Quincy Dioceses To Reunite on September 1

Buchanan to become part-time assisting bishop in new diocese August 29, 2013—The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago and the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan, provisional bishop of Quincy, announced today that the two dioceses will reunite on Sunday, September 1. The conventions of the two dioceses, which had split in 1877 to…

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A Match Made in Heaven: All Saints Moline

A Match Made in Heaven: All Saints Moline

When the Rev. Roger Hungerford was called to be the rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Moline in December 2012, it was like—well, like a match made in heaven. Hungerford was newly ordained and looking for an opportunity to help plant or transform a congregation. All Saints was a four-year-old mission of the Diocese…

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Episcopalians in Illinois Vote to Reunify

Episcopalians in Illinois Vote to Reunify

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: Rebecca Wilson, 330-524-2067, rebecca@canticlecommunications.com EPISCOPALIANS IN ILLINOIS VOTE TO REUNIFY Dioceses of Chicago and Quincy, split in 1877, to become one June 8, 2013—Episcopalians meeting today in Chicago and Peoria have voted to reunify their dioceses after 136 years of operating separately. Both conventions voted unanimously to approve an identical reunification…

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Bishop Buchanan’s Reunification Synod Sermon

Bishop Buchanan’s Reunification Synod Sermon

Dearly beloved, for this sermon, I have a text: A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way. (Isa 35:8) There is more than one way to travel to Chicago. One can travel by air. United Airlines has four non-stop flights each day between the Peoria and Chicago. The flight time…

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