Breakfast with the Bishop

Join the bishop for breakfast and conversation about the ministry of the diocese and the work to which God is calling us. To RSVP, please contact Associate for Resource Development Shay Craig via email or call her at 312.751.3576. 

Before attending a breakfast, you are encouraged to view a video from Bishop Lee in which he shares his thoughts on "what a diocese is for." 

Find details for upcoming Breakfasts with the Bishop in Chicago, Elk Grove Village, Downers Grove and Flossmoor.

From Bishop Lee:  The Challenges Before Us

Dear Friends:

In response to the Presidential election and the changes in our national life it may signal, I write to offer a word of encouragement and challenge. We do not know what the future will bring, or what the long-term effects of the campaign trail’s angry rhetoric and threats will be. We do know that many people are fearful and many others feel that they have been truly heard for the first time in years. The divisions in our country are on full display. The future will hold challenges for Christians who see a profound disconnect between their faith and proposals that seem intended to marginalize and exclude people of color, people who are not Christian, and others who are vulnerable. The future will hold challenges for all of us who see an increasing divide in our population that is fueled by an abusive and dismissive political process.

Read more.

Bishop Lee's Convention Address

"Congregational vitality is job one for me and for my staff," said Bishop Lee in his convention address on November 18. "We are pushing ourselves more and more deeply into that commitment. Supporting the mission and ministry of our congregations is the only excuse for something like a bishop and her or his office. It’s why we put so much emphasis on good search and clergy deployment practices, it’s the heart of the hard work of our Congregations Commission and Bishop & Trustees. It’s the reason for programs like Thrive and now the College for Congregational Development."

Read more.

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.

Calendar 

 
Fierce Conversations
January 17 - 18, 2017 |  St. James Commons
 
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
January 26 - January 28 |  Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
 
One-Day Fierce Conversations
March 11, 2017 |  St. James Commons
 
Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence - April 20-22, 2017 | Lutheran School of Theology Chicago
 
View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.
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