February 14, 2019

A Letter from Bishop Lee/Una Carta del Obispo Lee: Call for the Election of the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago

On February 14, Bishop Lee wrote to the people of the Diocese of Chicago announcing his retirement and calling for the election of his successor.

"Ever since that cold February day in 2008 when you welcomed me with a glorious ordination celebration, it has been a great privilege to serve God with you as your bishop. Now, trusting in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the counsel of those dearest to me, I believe it is time for you to choose someone new to carry this ministry into the future. Accordingly, I am writing today to announce my intent to retire eighteen months from now, in August 2020, and to call for the election of the thirteenth bishop of Chicago."

February 12, 2019

Resources for Keeping a Holy Lent

The season of Lent, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, begins on March 6. The Episcopal Church, the Society for St. John the Evangelist, and Living Compass offer no-cost Lenten devotions, reflections, and curricula for individuals and congregations. More.



Holy Solitude Retreat
March 22-23, 2019 | The Nicholas Center

Preparing for the Paschal Feast
April 16 | St. James Cathedral

Fierce Conversations
May 12-15, 2019 | The Nicholas Center

Holy Land Pilgrimage
May 13-24, 2019

Union of Black Episcopalians Chicago Celebration of Absalom Jones and Pauli Murray
June 2 | St. Thomas

College for Congregational Development
June 23-29, 2019 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL

Camp Chicago
June 30-July 19 , 2019 | Camp Stronghold, Oregon, IL

See complete listing.


Racial Justice Resources

Last year, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a message to the Episcopal Church saying, "I ask and invite us as congregations and individuals who are together the Episcopal Church of the Jesus Movement to intentionally, purposely, and liturgically rededicate ourselves to the way of Jesus, the work of racial reconciliation, the work of healing and dismantling everything that wounds and divides us, the work of becoming God’s Beloved Community."

Find sermons, articles, and other resources for racial justice and reconciliation, and send your submissions to Jen Boyle-Tucker via email.