Sermons on Racial Justice

In the wake of grand jury decisions in Saint Louis County, Missouri and New York City not to indict police officers who had killed unarmed black men, we're posting sermons and resources about racial justice.

Check out the current postings, and send your contributions to the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, director of networking, via email.

Fall 2014 Thrive! Magazine

The fifth issue of Thrive! Magazine has hit the streets.

Check out the new issue to learn more about the ministry of the Rev. Richard Tolliver, the partnership of Church of the Advent and Nuestra Señora in Logan Square, the transformative faith of retired Walgreens executive Randy Lewis, and more.

New Asset Map to Connect Community

In 2015, the Diocese of Chicago is delighted to partner with Episcopal Relief & Development to develop an asset map -- a tool to connect people and promote the sharing of ideas and information.  

Intern Nathan Davis is heading up a survey of resources to be cataloged on the asset map. If you'd like to be among the first to participate, please email Nathan.

Diocesan Convention Sermon 2014

Bishop Lee: Picture a scene with me:

Two friends are working side by side helping to get things ready for a thanksgiving meal at a local soup kitchen. One of them is a long time member of his local parish…the other, well, not so much.

Jihan Murray-Smith:  What’s an Episcopalian 

Bishop:  How did you know I’m an Episcopalian?

Read more. 

Bishop's Appeal 2014

"In the Diocese of Chicago there is a thrilling voice that rings from faith communities and our many ministries; a voice that leads us to worship, serve and witness. Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes possible the ministries that find creative solutions to stop youth violence in Chicago, promote congregational vitality through support of lay and clergy leaders, and provide resources for formation, music and liturgy."

Read Bishop Lee's letter and make a donation online.