“The Christian religion” author Kathleen Norris has written, “asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances.”
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago welcomes anyone who believes in—or simply wants to know more about—that God. We are a vital community of 40,000 people in 124 congregations across northern Illinois. Read more…
Have you seen “word clouds?” They are pictures made from the words of a passage of text or a conversation. The most frequently used words are shown in the largest type.
I’d like to think that if you made a word cloud from the conversations we have been having with one another in the Diocese of Chicago, the word THRIVE would jump out at you. We’ve got an exciting new congregational development program called Thrive, and an extremely well-received new magazine named Thrive! Most of what the leaders of our diocese do, day in and day out, is aimed at helping our faith communities thrive.
The 175th Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will reconvene on June 8 at St. James Cathedral for the purpose of considering the proposed reunification with the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy.
Attend a pre-convention information session:
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago announced on April 25 that it will share a $10 million gift from Ab Nicholas and his wife, Nancy. Mr. Nicholas is the founder of Nicholas Company Inc., a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm that manages the Nicholas mutual funds. The gift is the largest in the diocese’s 187-year history and will be shared with Living Compass Faith and Wellness Initiative
September 15: Block Party on the Plaza, St. James Commons
October 13-15: Clergy Conference, Techny Towers, Northbrook