Green Initiatives Pay Off in Surprising Ways
For the past several years, congregations across the Diocese of Chicago have been making the commitment to environmental sustainability and reaping both expected and surprising rewards. The Bishop’s Task Force on Sustainability, led by Lisa Rogers Lee and Susan Gibbons, inspired many congregations to benchmark their energy usage and undertake energy audits as first steps to becoming more energy efficient. Thanks to active lay leaders and grant funding, two congregations were able to do even more.
Historic Election of Bishop Michael Curry
Bishop Lee writes, "Today bishops and deputies of the Episcopal Church made history. Set within the context of prayer and singing at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City, bishops elected the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry to serve as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the House of Deputies has confirmed. His election was consented to with great enthusiasm by the House of Deputies. I rejoice at the election of Bishop Curry."