Bishop's Associates

Bishop's Associates 2015 Tour:  Chicago's South Side 

Join the Bishop's Associates on Saturday, September 19 for a tour of the South Side of Chicago, including time at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Montgomery Place and the Du Sable Museum of African American History. The cost is $69.95 including all transportation and lunch. Learn more and download a brochure.

The Bishop’s Associates Mission

In support of the Bishop of Chicago, the Associates seek to build bridges of communication and understanding throughout the Diocese. The Associates assist the Bishop by sponsoring activities, providing financial support and nurturing new programs as we bear witness to the transforming power of the risen Christ. Associates support the Bishop in his ministry through their prayers, their programs and by developing financial resources for special ministries and projects.

Bishop's Associates Activities - Past and Present

  • 2011 Holy Land Pilgrimage
  • Annual Spring Luncheons
  • Lenten Meditation Retreats
  • Christmas Programs
  • Collaborative Workshops with Episcopal Charities and Community Services
  • Research and publication of Celebrating the Feast
  • Mid-day luncheons with presentations and discussions at Grace Cathedral in the Loop
  • Annual Diocesan Convention
  • Financial Appeals

Past Bishop's Associates "Know Your Diocese" Tours

  • September 2013: Wisconsin Tour of Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Milwaukee and Ten Chimmneys in Genesee Depot
  • September 2012: Chicago Northwest Tour of churches in Palatine, Barrington and Barrington Hills; Victorian Palace
  • September 2011: Church of the Incarnation, Bloomingdale; B.A.P.S. Mundis Hindu Temple, Bartlett, Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia; Fermilab
  • June 2010: Milwaukee Art Museum; All Saints Cathedral in Milwaukee; the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee; and the DeKoven Center in Racine
  • October 2009: St. Mary of the Angels, Queen of All Saints Basilica, Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Orthodox Church in America
  • June 2008: Lawrence Hall Youth Services, St. Augustine's College, South Loop Campus Ministry, Architectural Boat Tour, Chicago
  • July 2007: Overnight trip to Galena with Bishop Victor Scantlebury and Lincoln scholar J. Brooks Davis, Grace Church, Freeport; Grace Church, Galena
  • July 2006: Overnight trip to Springfield with Bishop William D. Persell and Lincoln scholar J. Brooks Davis
  • August 2005: St. Barnabas and St. Mark's in Glen Ellyn; St. Charles, St. Charles; St. Mark's, Geneva; Mill Race Inn, Geneva
  • April 2005: All Saints, Ravenswood area of Chicago; St. Andrew's, Evanston; Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston; Canterbury House at Northwestern University, Evanston

Bishop's Associates Allocations

  • 2013: CROSSwalk: Supporting the movement of Episcopalians who are working against the escalating violence against young people in Chicago
  • 2012: REBUILD THE CHURCH IN HAITI: Raising funds for the Episcopal Church's effort to rebuild Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince
  • 2011: DIOCESAN CAMPUS MINISTRIES: Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, South Loop Campus Ministry
  • 2010: EMERGING CHURCH: Latest information technology for advanced communication with youth and young adults
  • 2009: MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC HARDSHIP: Provide information to unemployed and underemployed parishioners, DOCUMENTARY FILM: aided in the production of a film about our companion Diocese of Renk, Sudan.
  • 2008: KEEPING GOD'S PEOPLE SAFE: Program that teaches clergy and laypeople how to recognize and prevent sexual misconduct
  • 2007: SOUTH LOOP MINISTRIES: College students in South Loop area (the largest concentration in Illinois), Chaplain
  • 2006: EPISCOPAL CHURCH CAMP; MAKING EXCELLENT DISCIPLES (placement of seminary graduates in Mustard Seed congregations); Diaconate intern program
  • 2005: MUSTARD SEED CONGREGATIONS: Support congregations with short-term infusion of trained clergy and funds for new programs
  • 2004: CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Grant for Ethnic Ministry; Espiritu Santo, Franklin Park; Santa Teresa/St. Elizabeth, Church of the Pentecost, St. Martin, Chicago; DEPUTATION TO DIOCESE OF RENK, SOUTHERN SUDAN
  • 2002-2003: COMPANION DIOCESES: Southeastern Mexico; Southern Sudan-Diocese of Renk
  • 2001: WAUKEGAN: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Vacation Bible School, general operating expenses and field trips)
  • 2000: HUNTLEY PROJECT: Support and planning for new congregations; WAUKEGAN: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe


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