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Campers and Families Announcement: Camp Chicago 2020

Campers and Families Announcement:  Camp Chicago 2020

Dear Campers and Families, For the past several weeks, the Camp Chicago Leadership Team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Based on current guidance from public health authorities, and after prayerful discernment we have decided to cancel our Camp Chicago sessions for 2020. The safety of our campers, staff, and their families is our…

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Youth Ministry Flourishes with Shared Leadership in Winnetka

Youth Ministry Flourishes with Shared Leadership in Winnetka

When Leah Romanelli arrived at Christ Church, Winnetka, in 2014, it seemed that, other than the youth choir, young people existed on the periphery of church life. “Before I got there, nobody was really paying attention to the kids,” says Romanelli, who was hired as the church’s first formal youth minister. “People kept saying to…

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“It Makes My Heart Happy” – Summer in the City Changes Lives

“It Makes My Heart Happy” – Summer in the City Changes Lives

Summer in the City, St. James Cathedral’s three-week summer enrichment program for at-risk youth, isn’t just great fun and great food. It’s an opportunity for 30-some campers to discover or deepen artistic talents and explore Chicago’s cultural landscape and its diverse neighborhoods in new ways. “I like it because it gives kids who are in…

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