Telling Our Stories
Bishop Jeff Lee and his staff have formed a transition team to explore new models for Episcopal campus ministry at Northwestern University in Evanston. The group will be chaired by the Rev. Dr. Jeannette DeFriest, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.
The transition team will seek both a sustainable model for ongoing campus ministry at the university and ensure pastoral care and Christian community for Northwestern’s Episcopal students during the 2018-2019 academic year. The current campus ministry, Canterbury House, will conclude on August 1, when the Rev. Dr. Andrew Guffey, who has served as chaplain since 2015, will finish his ministry.
At the upcoming General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which takes place July 5-13 in Austin, Texas, deputies and bishops will consider a number of resolutions related to peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
The Diocesan Peace and Justice Committee has organized a second witness trip to the Holy Land in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Cotton Fite and in support of his work with the Seraj Library Project*. The tour will be led by the Rev. Dr. KyungJa (KJ) Oh and the Rev. Dr. Anthony Vaccaro.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
More than a year ago, life changed dramatically for immigrants and refugees living in the United States. Immigration policy became harsher, deportations increased and families, including Episcopalians in our own congregations here in the Diocese of Chicago, began living in unprecedented fear.
Lay and clergy pension program participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Planning for Wellness conferences offered by Church Pension Group (CPG).