Fall Spiritual Care Visitor Training

By | 2018-06-07T13:59:15+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

We are pleased to partner with St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn to offer Spiritual Care Visitor Training September 8 through November 10, 2018. The course will be held consecutive Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon; application period is open now through August 1. Spiritual Care Visitor Training is open to all who wish to add more tools to their pastoral care skills toolbox. You will be exposed to the Active Listening technique that will change how you communicate with others forever. Learn how to better understand the cognitively impaired and elderly, and get valuable skills in assisting [...]

Campaign Kicks Off at The Art of Healing

By | 2018-06-11T16:37:52+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

  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, [...]

It’s Been a Wonderful Year

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

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.

Calumet Ministry Partnership Sponsors Seven New Spiritual Care Training Graduates

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

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, [...]

Why Giving Tuesday?

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

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 [...]

Pastoral Care Week 2017

By | 2017-11-20T09:08:05+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Bishop Anderson House|

Our first full week of Pastoral Care Week events was a great success- we spent each day providing care and support to many, under one area of our mission. On Sunday, October 22nd, Chaplain Paul Goodenough presented "The End is Where We Begin," an advance directives workshop on facing the end of life and it's decisions with clarity and confidence. Monday, Paul supported the patients at the CORE Center. On Tuesday, the 24th Bishop Anderson House staff gave away "swag" at Rush and Stroger Hospitals. We gave out over 300 mini prayer squares, graciously knitted by our friends at St. [...]