Open House festivities a real treat

The Bishop Anderson House family gathered around our new table last week--literally and figuratively! We were joined for breakfast by Penny McMillan, grand-daughter of THE Bishop Anderson, her daughter Susan, and daughter-in-law Linda. Penny regaled us with family stories and helped us learn more about the Anderson descendants. The family particularly enjoyed seeing an historic photo of Bishop Anderson that Becky found online. We are forever grateful to the McMillan family for the substantial donation that made much of the office restoration possible and appreciate their efforts to keep their family legacy vibrant. Later in the afternoon, group of BAH friends (our family) [...]

Partnering with Episcopal Charities and Community Services

For over 50 years, Bishop Anderson House has been affiliated with Episcopal Charities and Community Services in the Diocese of Chicago. In 1957 the first “United Episcopal Charities Appeal” raised $37,000 as a result of a consolidated appeal for funding to support the work of eight partner agencies, and ECCS has been a major supporter of BAH ever since. Every year since its founding in 1960, Episcopal Charities makes annual grants to ministry partners. These grants are especially valued because they are for general operating support, providing the resources agencies use to ensure excellence in their ministries. The average grant [...]

Chaplaincy in the Public Square

Friends, We are pleased to announce a conference, “Chaplaincy in the Public Square,” to be held at Rush University Medical Center on June 17, 2016 from 8:30-4 pm, Room 994 Armour Academic Center. The United States has been described as a society where peoples’ ties to faith communities are weakening. Winnifred Sullivan, our first plenary speakers, will present the argument that this may open new opportunities for chaplains’ spiritual care. However, advancing chaplaincy will still require making a compelling case for it. Chaplain Christopher Swift, our second plenary speaker, has helped make the case for chaplaincy care in the UK, [...]

Code Lavender

As hospital staff and caregivers are stretched more and more, some hospitals are initiating a "Code Lavender" to prevent burnout.  Bishop Anderson House has long supported health care workers, from sharing prayer shawls and Teddy Bears with nurses to offering educational opportunities to physicians and students. Currently, Chaplain Cherryl leads monthly workshops to promote self-care and avoid staff burnout for staff and volunteers at Project Connect, Cook County Hospital System. We are honored to provide a safe and comforting place where health care workers facing the hardest challenges can "unpack" their deepest concerns. In 2016 we hope to offer several stress [...]

Exploring End of Life Spiritual Care Conference

We are pleased to invite you to our daylong conference: Exploring End of Life Spiritual Care: Learning from Case Studies. The conference will be held on June 2, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 994 of the Armour Academic Center, Rush University Medical Center, 600 South Paulina. Our conference begins with Chaplain Steve Nolan PhD teaching how four moments in the chaplain-patient relationship comprise a model of the chaplain as ‘hopeful presence.’ Critical discussion of Nolan’s model will be offered by both a pastoral theologian and a palliative care nurse practitioner. The rest of the day features [...]

Kleinman presentation for Spiritual Care Providers

Bishop Anderson House is delighted to present Dr. Arthur Kleinman, leading figure in medical anthropology, cultural psychiatry, global health and social medicine, on February 16 and 17, 2015.  On February 16, Kleinman will present two lectures. The first, at 12 noon, is entitled "Caregiving as Moral Experience: Why it Still Matters for Medical Students and Physicians" and will be directed toward medical students and clinicians. The second lecture, at 3:30 p.m., will be held in room 994 of the Armour Academic Facility at RUSH University.  Kleinman's presentation for Spiritual Care Providers,  "The Moral, Emotional, and Religious Sides of Caregiving" is based on his extensive research [...]

By |2015-01-09T14:44:14-06:00January 9th, 2015|Chaplain, Education, Medicine, Workshops|0 Comments

Join our discussion of Kleinman Book: What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life amidst Uncertainty and Danger

One Book, One BAH: Getting Ready for Arthur Kleinman at Rush In preparation for Dr. Arthur Kleinman's visit to Rush in February, Bishop Anderson House invites you to read What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life Amidst Uncertainty and Danger. To purchase or borrow a copy from the BAH library, please email Ann Ryba. Join us on Wednesday, January 28 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm for a wine, cheese, and a discussion of the Kleinman book This is a great opportunity for graduates of the Lay Chaplain Training Program to gather together and catch up. From 5:30 pm to 6 pm [...]

Eldercare and the Caregiver

  Elder Care Workshops The Church Home at Montgomery Place and Bishop Anderson House are joining forces to offer two elder care workshops in the fall of 2014. Each presentation will be held in the East Room at The Church Home at Montgomery Place, 5550 S. Shore Dr., Chicago, IL. Workshops will incorporate topics of importance to those caring for an aging parent or partner, as well as those involved in pastoral care for the aging.  The presentations are open to all at no charge and you are welcome to attend either or both. Eldercare and the Caregiver: Body, Mind, [...]

By |2014-09-24T13:54:32-05:00August 19th, 2014|Chaplain, Education, Medicine, Workshops|0 Comments

Open Webinar: Applying Biblical Narratives to Wellness

Presented by Bishop Anderson House and the Department of Religion and Health at Rush University Resources for congregational clergy, pastoral care givers and chaplains Overcoming the Tragic:  Applying Biblical Narratives to Wellness An open webinar  Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Central (CDT)   (1.5 CE hours)  Bishop Anderson House707 S. Wood Street, Suite 101, Chicago, IL  60612 Call Eleanor at Dept of Religion, Health and Human Values at Rush University to register:  312-942-5571 (space is limited to first 25 registrants) About the webinar, presented by APC and based on a program funded by the Fulbright and the John Templeton Foundations: "Chaplains and congregational clergy [...]

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