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March 10 Event: Continuing Education for Spiritual Care Visitors

Providing spiritual care to others can be taxing on the caregiver, so we’re proud to present Kristine Cichowski’s workshop, POWER TO CARE, on March 10, 2018. This workshop is open to all Spiritual Care Visitor alumni and current students, free of charge. Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm St. James Cathedral – 65 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611 312.563.4825 Medical advancements have extended life-expectancy significantly with many caregiving responsibilities falling upon unprepared family members. As personal and work responsibilities expand and long-distant family relations become the norm, it becomes ever more important to create communities of [...]

By | 2018-02-20T15:32:36+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Education|0 Comments

The Art of Healing 70th Anniversary Benefit

It's our 70th anniversary celebration this year! Join us at The Art of Healing spring gala...May 6, 2018, 5 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. Per person price including drinks overlooking Millennium Park, a fabulous meal, and an abundance of fun are only $125 per person. We're delighted to honor Erin Emery-Tiburcio and Katharine McMillan this year. Both honorees have been valuable and vital supporters of chaplaincy, education, and spirituality and wellness in the medical arena. We are grateful for their years of service to Bishop Anderson House.  

By | 2018-02-19T11:25:38+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

It’s Been a Wonderful Year

2017 has been our greatest year ever; serving and teaching more than ever before. Please enjoy our 2017 Annual Newsletter to learn of the transformational work in chaplaincy, education and self-care that is the mission of Bishop Anderson House. 2017 Annual Report Yet the need for spiritual care and comfort continues. Won't you please be a part of our year end campaign and make a donation to soothe the sick, hearten the lonely and bolster the weary? Please make a donation today.

By | 2017-12-12T13:59:33+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

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). Apply here. 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 24 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. 24 to May 5. [...]

By | 2018-02-01T15:57:30+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|1 Comment

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