Telling Our Stories
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.
In November, Dr. Melissa Perrin, a licensed clinical psychologist in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, gave a presentation at the request of the diocese's Standing Committee titled, "Alcohol Awareness: A Conversation about Wellness, Awareness and Choices" at St. Matthew's, Evanston.