Telling Our Stories
Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee announced today that he will retire as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago in August 2020, and called for the election of his successor.
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.
Beginning this year, congregations interested in building skills in capital campaign fundraising and stewardship can participate in Thriving Together: A Campaign for Congregations in the Diocese of Chicago. The next opportunity to explore the program is Saturday, March 30, when consultants from the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) will lead a one-day "Capital Campaign Kickstart.” The location will be determined soon.
The 2018 Bishop’s Appeal campaign raised $183,303, exceeding its budget goal of $150,000 by more than 22 percent and posting an increase of more than $21,000 over 2017. The campaign was conducted during Eastertide and Advent.
Bishop Lee writes to the people of the diocese about revelations of child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Illinois and a three-year suspension of the canon law statute of limitations on reporting abuse in the Episcopal Church.