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Campaign Kicks Off at The Art of Healing

  On May 6th we officially kicked our Campaign for the Next 70 Years.  At The Art of Healing benefit, Executive Director Tommy Rogers proclaimed that  Bishop Anderson House has set a goal of raising $1.75 million over the next 3 years--and generous donors have already pledged $600,000. We are building a financial base to ensure that we can provide Chaplaincy, Education and Spirituality and Wellness through the end of this century. Our bold new vision of hybrid spiritual care visitor education combining in-person classes with online training will become a reality. Named the Ron Valentine Spiritual Care Visitor Training Center, [...]

By | 2018-05-15T13:52:09+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|0 Comments

Patricia Murphy Celebration Workshop

Please join us for A Celebration of Patricia Murphy, RSCJ, PhD, BCC Associate Professor, Departments of Religion, Health and Human Values and Psychiatry Staff Chaplain, Psychiatry on the occasion of her retirement from Rush University Medical Center Thursday, May 31, 2018 All events held in Rush University Armour Academic Center 994A 11 am – Noon OPEN TO ALL Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry Religious/Spiritual Concerns in Military Trauma Joseph M. Currier, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Psychology Department, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 2:30 pm – 4 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT Workshop: An Introduction [...]

By | 2018-04-18T11:34:07+00:00 April 9th, 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