“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…
November 22, 2013
God is always doing a new thing, in creation and its ongoing renewal, in the evolution of human culture, in the community of faith, in our own individual lives. God is the prime mover, the creator and sustainer of all that is or every will be, and God's mission is the repair, the restoration, the re-newing of that creation into a right relationship with himself. The new thing is God's project and we who have been redeemed by God's unexpected action in Jesus, we have the staggering invitation to join in God's mission of making all things new. That's what we're for, that's what all of this is all about.
Bishop Lee's convention sermon is also available online.
The 176th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago took place on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard.
Visit the convention webpage for election results, resolutions and more.
A new video tells the story of Places of Grace and Gladness, a campaign to support ministry across the Diocese of Chicago. Learn more about the campaign.