Telling Our Stories

Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee of Chicago to Retire in 2020

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.

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.

Thriving Together Helps Develop Congregational Fundraising

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.

Bishop's Appeal Exceeds Goal in 2018

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.

Responding to Sexual Abuse in the Church: A Letter from Bishop Lee

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.