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Take Spiritual Care Visitor Training this Spring!

We will be offering two Spiritual Care Visitor Training sessions again in early 2018. Choose between meeting at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron, Chicago) or St. Simon's Episcopal Church (Arlington Heights). The St. James course will meet from 9:30 to 12 in Kyle's place, on the main level of the Commons. The 10-week course runs on Saturdays, from February 18 through May 5th. If you are nearer the northwest suburbs, join us at St. Simon's, 717 W Kirchhoff Rd, Arlington Heights. That class will be held Saturday afternoons, 1:30 to 4 p.m., also Feb. 18 to May 5. Spiritual Care [...]

By | 2017-12-04T14:07:01+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

Calumet Ministry Partnership Sponsors Seven New Spiritual Care Training Graduates

We did it! This fall Bishop Anderson House hosted two concurrent sessions of Spiritual Care Visitor Training in both Illinois and Indiana. The Calumet Ministry Partnership provided the resources for a group that meet for 10 weeks at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Munster, Indiana. Many thanks to the Partnership for the solid financial backing that made our journey to Indiana possible. We welcome our newest 7 alumni to the Spiritual Care Visitor Training program and send them best wishes for a blessed journey into pastoral care in their community. We send a special thanks to The Rev. Kris Graunke, [...]

By | 2017-12-04T14:21:33+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

Why Giving Tuesday?

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday 2017, over $14 billion dollars have whooshed out of pocketbooks and into retailers’ bank accounts. Giving Tuesday promotes the idea that some of the spending that we all participate in should benefit charities. Imagine if $14 billion showed up in the ledgers of non-profits across the country and you are imagining what Giving Tuesday could be. Please join Bishop Anderson House in imagining a world where everyone who is struggling with illness or death would have someone at her or his side to provide solace and hope for healing. Be a part of Giving [...]

By | 2017-11-27T20:16:23+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

Rush Announces New Mission Statement

Rush Hospital is striving to improve the health needs of the neighborhoods it serves, as made evident in their new mission statement: “improving the health of individuals and communities we serve." By expanding their vision outward towards the community Rush is expanding their impact. The life expectancy for west-side neighbors is less than 69 years, compared to 85 years only a few miles away in the Loop. From April 2016 to November 2016, Bishop Anderson House staff and trustees spent time considering our programs, priorities and resources, and how those factors all affect the impact we have. It was decided [...]

By | 2017-08-22T08:53:33+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

New Graduates of SCVT

Congratulations to our latest class of Spiritual Care Visitors, who completed their 10-week training on June 28.  Hosted by Greater St. John Bible Church in conjunction with Rush University Medical Center, the training was tailored to meet the needs of West Side pastors and their congregations. Graduates shared that the program has helped them deal with highly stressful situations in their family and community. Being able to act in a caring manner is helpful in times of illness, death and trauma, and our training informs students on a variety of situations they might encounter. The ALIVE! project of Rush UMC collaborated with Bishop [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:35:52+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

Spiritual Care Visitor Training Brochure

Applications are open through August 18 for the fall sessions of our unique Spiritual Care Visitor Training. This 10-week class equips you with good listening skills and a basic knowledge of how to be a helpful presence with those in crisis. Spiritual Care Visitor Training is especially tailored to people to visit others in a hospital, congregational or assisted living facility, but is useful in a multitude of situations. Sign up for either session: Saturdays, September 9 through November 11      9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. o Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E 1st St, Hinsdale, IL 60521 Saturdays, September 16 through [...]

By | 2017-07-07T13:37:49+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

We’re crossing the border!

Bishop Anderson House is crossing the border--to Indiana! In our effort to reach more and more people, we are pleased to present two sessions of Spiritual Care Visitor Training; one in Hinsdale, IL, and one in Munster, IN. Choose between: Saturdays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E 1st St, Hinsdale, IL 60521 or Saturdays, Sept,16 through Dec. 2, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Dr, Munster, IN 46321 Open to people of all faith traditions, this training equips spiritual care visitors with skills for effectively and competently providing [...]

By | 2017-06-03T11:53:15+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Education, Volunteer Chaplain Training|0 Comments

The Art of Healing 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Special guests made for a very special evening at the 2017 Art of Healing gala. Preston Bradley Hall was filled with 200 generous friends who donated over $80,000 to support Chaplaincy, Education and Wellness/Spirituality at Bishop Anderson House. Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System congratulated honorees Dr. Kimberly Joseph and The Rev. Carol Reese on their efforts to bring spiritual care to patients at Stroger Hospital. Trauma surgeon Joseph shared her vision for opening a Pastoral Care department at Stroger, saying, "If we cannot heal the spirit, we cannot resuscitate the body." Rev. [...]

Community-based CPE Comes to Bishop Anderson House

Rush University Medical Center, in partnership with Bishop Anderson House, is pleased to announce a unique offering for those interested in Chaplaincy. A community/parish-based extended (26-week) unit of clinical pastoral education will run September 18, 2017- March 23, 2018, with classes held at Bishop Anderson House Mondays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Rev. Thomas S. Rogers, III ACPE, Inc. Supervisor will be supervisor for the group. Students in the unit will need to secure their own clinical placement site. Some options include: a local faith community, a continuing care retirement facility, or a nursing home. Students will engage in 300 hours [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:22:31+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments