Thrive! is published twice each year by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
Passing the Baton
An era ends at All Saints, where the laity is well prepared to lead
Creative Calling Cards
Around the diocese, congregations are pursuing mission through the arts
The Attractions of Tradition
At convention, keynoter says the church has gifts people are seeking
A New Friend from Mexico
Bishop Julio Martin is eager to carry companion relationship forward
Adults with early stage dementia sing new songs in the Good Memories Choir.
A Pathway Opens
A new program offers congregations a way to explore the legacy of slavery.
Parish and School Together
Grace, Hinsdale, takes a comprehensive approach to formation and education.
St. Barnabas, Glen Ellyn, stayed focused on its mission, even under a failing roof.
A Faithful Perspective
A reporter’s eye deepens Ray Suarez’s analysis of his church.
Learning to Juggle
A changing church seeks new flexibility from its clergy.
Lessons in Empowerment
College for Congregational Development equips laity to lead.
A Change at the Top
Matthew Berryman is the new executive director of ECCS.
A potent force against recidivism, ministries help residents start anew
Living in a Climate of Fear
Latino congregations struggle to cope as racism and raids heighten anxiety
Cutting Edge Treatment
Above and Beyond fights addiction with practical, transformative tactics
The Words We Pray
The 1979 Prayer Book permeates diocesan life. Does it need a revision?
Hard Questions, Free Food
The diocese’s campus ministers create a safe place for spiritual exploration
Change Comes to Campus
Chad Senuta assesses the situation
The Work Leaders Do
Three diocesan leaders demonstrate the art of collaborative leadership
The diocese’s Annual Hispanic Liturgy is a festival of faith, food and music
Galvanized by Gun Violence
Conference explores roots, responses to the devastation of gun violence
An African Ecumenist
Burundian archbishop visits Chicago to speak of new assignment in Rome
Gifts to Give, Skills to Share
Lay people play a prominent role in parishes across the diocese
“She will lead with grace”
Bishop Lee gives consecration sermon for Bishop Baskerville-Burrows
“The Episcopal Church is in the transformation business”
Making an impact in practical ways
In poor schools across the diocese, parish volunteers make a difference
A Chance at Health
A wellness ministry inspires new life at a Momence church
Steadfast in Faith
At All Saints, Moline, the table stays open to all
“Leaders Set the Tone”
Bishop Lee on the art of leadership
A Parish at Last
St. Benedict’s making a big move
New Life in a New Place
Mt. Prospect parishioners find a home
Praise in Two Tongues
Flourishing bilingually in Glen Ellyn
Finding Each Other
How St. Bride’s found Barbara Seward
Taking Liturgy for a Walk
Church rituals move new audiences
Black and White
Parishes explore racism together
“Like I am Human, Too”
Groceries and dignity at St. Clement’s
The Church’s Contribution
Why Christians must talk about race
CROSSwalk on the job
14 interns went to work this summer
Hooks, lines and sinkers
Catching catfish is a ministry at St. Chad’s
Little children lead them
Shaping worship with young families in mind
Refugees no more
St. Paul’s by-the-Lake befriends Burmese neighbors
Cathedral calls new leader
Dean has background in arts, Middle East
Priest with presence
Richard Tolliver breathes hope into Washington Park
Unity and diversity
Two congregations seek a shared future
Grace, gladness, good times
Parish events support capital campaign
Listen first. Then what?
Questions for convention speaker Sara Miles
Fall 2014 – en español
Dos congregaciones caminan más unidas
Singing congregations are growing congregations.
Resilient and resourceful
Ministries in new deanery respond to local needs
Diocese offers prayers for friends in war’s way
A focus on wellness
Living Compass retreats set
A Consultation in Kenya
Exploring sexuality and scripture with African Anglicans
Race in the News and Pews
Strong feelings, mutual respect mark dialogue at Hyde Park church
Singing in the Rain
A celebration at St. James Commons
Latin for Life Changing
Bishop Lee on the catechumenate
An Apostle of Reconciliation
Bishop Buchanan comes to Chicago
“Thrive” is thriving
Vitality initiatives brings energy, expertise to 20 congregations.
Innovative wellness program blends spirituality, psychology.
Spirit is moving in Spanish-speaking congregations across the diocese.
Life of the Spirit, Life of the Mind
The Episcopal Church’s generous theology appeals to four gifted young people.
The Harvest is Plentiful
A farmer and aspiring priest feeds people
Making Church Matter
Diocese unveils vitality initiative
Learning What to Say
Lay chaplains study delicate art
A Joyful Gathering
Hispanic congregations celebrate
Diocese of Quincy
Building relationships, considering reunion