Conversations That Matter - October 5

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On October 5 at 7 pm, join us for a new Conversations That Matter event on the topic of Personal Finance with Christine Benz of Morningstar. Christine will discuss successful retirement portfolio planning for both accumulators and retirees alike. She will present practical strategies for retirement portfolio plans in the current era of ultra-low yields, and share model portfolios based on Morningstar's bottom-up research.

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Breakfast With The Bishop - October 14

Join Bishop Jeff Lee for breakfast and conversation about the ministry of the diocese and the work to which God is calling us on Saturday, October 14, 8:30-10:00 am, at St. Andrew’s, Downers Grove. To RSVP, please contact Associate for Resource Development Shay Craig, (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312.751.3576). Before attending a breakfast, you are encouraged to view a video: from Bishop Lee in which he shares his thoughts on "what a diocese is for."

Women's Gathering and Retreat - October 27-29

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Enjoy a weekend experience for women at the beautiful lakeside DeKoven Retreat Center. This historic location for our gathering offers space for personal reflection and renewal. This is not a silent retreat. This is time to explore a variety of opportunities to refresh and reflect: "Mediation Stations", an outside labyrinth, quiet directed meditations, socializing and singing, and worship. Meals are included and housing is available. The retreat will be held at DeKoven Center in Racine, WI on October 27-29. The Rev. Mollie Ward from the Diocese of Springfield will be joining us as retreat leader. Special guest musician will be Jeannie McCabe from St. John's, Fort Smith Arkansas will join us for a second year.

Diocese of Chicago leaders will include The Reverend Trilby Murray, ECW Chaplain, (Deacon, St. Thomas, Chicago and Sts. George and Matthias, Chicago) and Susan O'Brien, national President of Daughters of the King (St. John the Evangelist, Flossmoor)

This event is open to all women 18 and over who are at any place in their spiritual journey. Details are available on the ECW website: For questions or concerns, please contact Linda Toberman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trinity Second Annual Art Show Benefit - November 3

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Trinity Episcopal presents The Second Annual Art Show to benefit the vulnerable in our community on November 3 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm). All net proceeds will be evenly distributed to the People’s Resource Center, World Relief, Lawrence Hall and Magdalene House Chicago. Featuring artwork from DuPage Art League Artists: George Bruce, Nancy Gatfield, Marge Hall, Carol Kincaid, Suzanne Massion and Diana Mitchell.

Tickets for the Art Show, appetizers, beer and wine are $20. $30 at the Door. Go online Questions or to order tickets 630-665-1101.