Telling Our Stories
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.
Bishop Lee has named Crystal Plummer as director of networking, a position that serves on his executive team. She has served as acting director of networking since February 2017.
Dent Davidson, associate for arts and liturgy on the bishop’s staff, will leave his position at on January 31 for a new job developing emerging liturgy and music at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City.