Nimble Enough to Respond: Church of the Advent, Logan Square
The Rev. Peter Siwek of Church of the Advent in Logan Square doesn’t romanticize doing ministry on a shoestring, but he is clear that it has some advantages. Siwek, who is the quarter-time vicar at the parish on the northwest side of Chicago, says that the congregation’s modest resources help people focus on the reasons they’re at church.
“The greatest spiritual gift is that all we have to offer is the Jesus story in community and the desire to help other people,” said Siwek. Read more.
Supporting Marriage Equality
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago wishes to express its strong support as the State of Illinois officially begins celebrating same sex marriages on June 1. As a Christian denomination that recognizes the importance of scripture, tradition and reason, we believe in a God who commanded us to “love one another as I have loved you.” As Christians, our understanding of homosexuality has evolved along with our understanding of marriage.
Read the Standing Committee's entire statement and all of Bishop Lee's past letters on marriage equality.