Racial Justice Resources

In the wake of protests around the country following the death of unarmed black people during encounters with police, we've posted sermons, essays, and links to books, articles, videos and reading lists about racial justice.

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

Camp Chicago Registration Now Open

Our hope at Camp Chicago is to give our campers the best week of their entire year! We want them to have fun and know what it means to laugh so hard you're gasping for air. We want them to feel challenged and know they can dare to attempt new things. We want them to make lasting friendships. And we want them to know they are loved by God and called to a life of purpose and meaning. Learn more and register online now for sessions from June 26-July 15.

Give to the 2016 Bishop's Appeal

Dear Friends,

A member of my staff likes to say, “The size of your miracle is limited only by your willingness to sacrifice.” 
In this Easter season, we celebrate the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ and the miracle that overcame death and set  our world free.  His example calls us to name injustice, to cleave to hope and to direct all our energies toward healing what is broken in Creation.

Read more.

Bishop Lee's Vision for Our Diocese


Bishop Jeff Lee is committed to supporting and encouraging vital, effective, growing congregations that are making a difference. What does this mean for the Diocese of Chicago?  Watch this brief video to learn more about Bishop Jeff's vision for how we participate in the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.

New Report on Diocesan Culture Change

Not quite five years ago, Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee announced that he would restructure the diocesan office and the bishop’s staff to better serve congregations “and to further God’s work in the world." He organized his staff, which now numbers 22 people, into three departments, each overseen by a member of the executive team. The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows is director of networking, Courtney Reid is director of operations, and the Rev. Jim Steen is director of ministries.

“When everything is done,” Lee wrote to the people of the diocese in 2011, “I hope you will know that all of our effort has been in answer to God’s call and in service to the world.”

Read more.

Calendar

 
Diocesan Confirmation
May 21 |  St. James Cathedral
 
Camp Chicago
June 26 - July 15 |  Camp Stronghold
 
College for Congregational Development
July 24 - 31 |  Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center
 
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
July 28 - 30 |  Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (venue change)
 
Hispanic Liturgy
October 15 |  St. James Cathedral
 
Diocesan Convention
November 18 - 19 |  Westin Lombard
 

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.

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