Serving God's People for over 130 years!
Welcome to Atonement
Welcome to the Church of the Atonement, an Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. For more than 130 years, Atonement has been a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our Edgewater neighborhood and in the wider community. Today, we continue in that witness as an active, visionary, and inclusive congregation that serves God through daily prayer and worship, the practice of lifelong Christian learning, and ministries of outreach and justice.
Whoever you are, and wherever you are in your walk of faith, you are most welcome here. Your presence, your faith, your prayers, and your questions are wanted here. Your gifts and your energy are needed here. You are invited to come and see what God has in mind for you here.
Vestry meeting Sunday
The Atonement vestry will hold its monthly meeting on Sun., Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Elizabethan Room. All are invited to join in-person or on Zoom.
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We have two opportunities for parishioners to help students launch the new school year and both are time sensitive. Our collection of backpacks and school supplies for students at Swift School is underway. All donations should be delivered by Fri., Aug. 19. Also this year, we will join other Chicago parishes to provide scholarships for kids in our sister churches in Chiapas, San Benito and San Mateo.
Learn more about how you can help.
Modern Saints of the Resistance
Please join us for our parish forum on Sun., Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Elizabethan Room. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Simone Weil, Maria Skobtsova, Oscar Romero, and others have in their various ways modeled heroic resistance to unjust and brutal authority. Resistance to injustice is always needed—and those of us who are not called to heroic resistance can be inspired by those who are so called.