Mission Trip Commissioning
This Sunday, our youth group heads to the Twin Cities for their summer mission trip to study restorative justice and Native American rights. We will commission the group on Sunday, August 18 at the 10am service. Our outgoing director of youth formation, Addie Domske, will also preach on this Sunday.
SPR Authors | Jonathan Foiles
Join others from SPR on an outing to hear parishioner Jonathan Foiles discuss his new book, This City Is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America, onMonday, August 19, at 6pm at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn). Jon’s book explores the intersection of policy and mental health, drawing from his work as a therapist on Chicago’s West Side. All are welcome to decamp to Jimmy’s for a beverage afterward. RSVP not required, but to connect with the SPR group, contact Julia McMillan.
SPR Block Party
SPR and the Food Pantry will be co-sponsoring our first block party on Saturday, August 24, from 1-4:30pm. Dorchester Avenue will be blocked off from 49th Street to 50th Street. Join us for food, fun, music, and games for kids! If you can help with setup, cooking, cleanup, or games, please sign up in the narthex or email Shirley Knight.
All members in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to a potluck after church on Sunday, August 25. Bring a dish to share with the group. RSVP to Julia McMillan.
Hunger Walk 2019
Save the date for this year's Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk in Jackson Park, Saturday, September 7, from 7:30-11:30am. Sign up in the narthex bySunday, August 25. For each walker, $12 is credited to the SPR Food Pantry. For details or to donate directly, contact Shirley Knight.
Join the Anti-Racism Working Group
All SPR members are invited to join the Anti-Racism Working Group. Members commit to attend monthly meetings; complete a 2.5-day anti-racism training; facilitate a parish-wide activity; and promote anti-racism efforts within the church and community. Apply online or pick up an application in the narthex and return it to the office by Tuesday, September 3. If you cannot commit to the working group, you may still sign up to volunteer with anti-racism efforts at SPR. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for Diocesan Offices
The Diocese of Chicago is accepting nominations until September 30 for Standing Committee, Bishop & Trustees, Cathedral Chapter, and Deputies to General Convention. Nominees will stand for election at diocesan convention in November 2019. Please prayerfully consider the nomination opportunities and notify Rev. Catherine Healy if you are interested in running for a diocesan office.
Register for Women's Retreat
Only a few spots left for the October 26-27 women's retreat! Join a vibrant group of intergenerational women as we get better acquainted with our new rector Catherine Healy, who will help us explore roles of women in the Bible and how they apply to our lives now. The LUREC Retreat Center in Woodstock, IL, is only an hour away and provides a perfect setting for rest and renewal. Registration is $100/double room or $130/single room and includes 4 meals, with an optional Friday night extension. Ridesharing will be coordinated for those needing transportation, and scholarships are still available for double rooms. Register now to secure your spot. Click here to register or sign up in the narthex (deadline September 22). For details, contact Richelle Stackert.
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
Chicago ROAR and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will partner to offer their next 2.5-day anti-racism training from Thursday, October 17 to Saturday, October 19, at the nearby Catholic Theological Union (5401 S. Cornell). This training is encouraged for all SPR members, especially ministry leaders. C-ROAR trainings fill up early, so register now to secure a spot. Use code EDOC for a discounted rate of $105. Professional development/continuing education credits are available. Click here to sign up.
Illness and Off-Hour Emergencies
The clergy are always available to assist you. Please email Rev. Catherine or call or text her at 312-719-0925 if you or a family member expects to be in the hospital and wishes to be visited. Email Barnabas to add names to our prayer list. Our prayers are with all those in need.
Adults and children alike are invited to join the summer choir every Sunday at 9:15 am in the church through September 1. For details, contact Christian Clough.