Telling Our Stories
Before the Rev. Ethan Jewett became rector of St. Helena’s Episcopal Church/Iglesia Episcopal Santa Elena in Burr Ridge last year, he shared with its members some observations he’d made over three months of serving the congregation as a supply priest at both its English and Spanish services.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Aurora, is a small congregation with a big ministry. Most Sunday mornings about 25 to 30 people gather to worship in the stone church. But during the week, more than a hundred find comfort and support in the ministries offered there.
The 2017 Bishop’s Appeal campaign raised $161,836 in 2017, exceeding its budget goal of $150,000 by nearly 8%, announced the Rev. Shay Craig, associate for resource development. The campaign was conducted during Eastertide and Advent.
The Pathway to Reconciliation is the congregational study guide for the Legacy of Slavery Taskforce Report. Facilitators will be trained in using the study guide to lead their congregation to work toward meaningful, faithful and redemptive transformations on the Pathway to Reconciliation. Facilitator training is Saturday, February 17 from 9 am to 3 pm at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron St., Chicago).
The season of Lent—the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter—begins on February 14 this year. Several Episcopal Church organizations have created no- or low-cost Lenten devotions, reflections, and curricula for individuals and congregations.