Annual Spring Fundraiser Benefit

SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022

We're looking forward to a joy-filled evening to celebrate all that Bishop Anderson House has done to provide vital spiritual care support. We'll gather virtually on Sunday, May 1st to recognize our honorees, hear about our current programming and have fun. Help us in Healing One, Healing the World by providing financial support to Bishop Anderson House. Our committee is busy putting together fun drink and appetizer recipes as well as entertainment for the night of the event. We will have pre-programmed music and videos starting at 4:30pm. The Zoom format allows our supporters from around the country to join us in the festivities!
Education
Spiritual Care Visitor Training Program - Winter 2022
Our current session began on Saturday, January 29 with seven students representing three different parishes across the Chicagoland area. If you are interested in attending an upcoming session of the Spiritual Care Visitor Training program (our next session is currently scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 24, 2022), please contact Kim Lessner, Registrar, at 312-563-4825.
Alumni Survey

The Rev. Rose Cicero is developing a survey for our current Spiritual Care Visitor Training alumni to learn about your training experience and how we can best support you in your ministry. Look for information to be sent to our SCVT alumni during April.
Training Opportunities


Please join The Rev. Dr. Ebony D. Only who will be presenting a webinar on the Trauma of Resiliency, Wednesday, March 23 from 9:30am - 11:00am. There are limited spaces available. Please click here to register to reserve your spot today!
To commemorate National Health Care Decisions Day, Bishop Anderson House will present informational workshops on Advance Care Planning. Join Executive Director, The Rev. Thomas S. Rogers, III, as he walks you through the Five Wishes booklet. Learn how to talk to your family about what matters most to you. We are offering two sessions via Zoom:

Saturday, April 16
10:00am - 11:30am
or
Wednesday, April 20
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Individual and group rates are available. An individual registration is $10 (includes 2 copies of Five Wishes) and a group registration is $35 (includes 10 copies of Five Wishes). The deadline to register is Friday, April 8 to allow time for mailing materials to the address provided during the registration process.

By completing your Five Wishes document, you can give not only yourself, but those who love and care for you, comfort and assurance that your wishes and desires about end of life treatment will be honored and carried out.
 
Spiritual Care Visitor Training Alumni Event
and Workshop on Mental Health & Spirituality
Please save the date for our next virtual alumni gathering on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Dr. Zachary Moon from the Chicago Theological Seminary will present a workshop on mental health and spirituality from 10:00a-11:30a with a time for questions from 11:30a-12:00p. The workshop is open for registration to anyone who would like to attend. There will be a short break after the workshop and then the alumni will gather again from 1:00p-2:00p for our quarterly SCVTP alumni meeting. Registration information will be available in April. For more information, watch our website or you may contact The Rev. Rose Cicero.
 
Resources & Thanks
Monthly Resiliency Calendars
The Rev. Dr. Ebony D. Only is providing a monthly calendar with daily realistic actions for your emotional well-being along with some words of wisdom and encouragement. Please go to the Spirituality & Wellness / Resiliency page on our website to get the current calendar.
Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure
How grateful we are to have received an abundance of support for our ministries. Here is a list of recent donors:

Beautiful handmade prayer shawls and squares from Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth; Deacon Kathy Frank-Hand; Grace Episcopal Church, Galena; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Downers Grove; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Barrington Hills; and the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn-Daughters of the King. 

Trinity Episcopal Church, Wheaton (Samaritan backpacks and teddy bears)

Loaves and Fishes Grant from St. David's Episcopal Church, Glenview, IL (to support The Samaritan Project)
Candid (GuideStar) Silver Seal of Transparency

We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Silver Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our profile information by clicking here.
 
Chaplaincy // Social Responsibility & Racial Justice
Spirituality & Wellness // Education
Bishop Anderson House is an interfaith agency rooted in the tradition of the Episcopal Church,
providing pastoral services and education programs for faith and health care communities.