Welcome

Welcome to Brent House, the Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Chicago. We affirm our Episcopal identity, and welcome anyone who wants to join us.

We hope you will join us in person for one of our events, learn more about us, and meet the people of the Brent House community. In the meantime, here on the website you can have your questions answered, make a donation, or join our mailing list.

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A message from the Rev. Stacy Alan, Chaplain at Brent House:

Calling all Brent House and University of Chicago students, alums, parents, and friends! We’ll be hosting conversations in the Chicago area over the next several weeks about how our ministry can better support the changing needs of our campus and church communities and our growing network of alumni around the world. Part of this process will be to perform much-needed capital repairs on the house and to strengthen our infrastructure to give us the freedom to respond to God’s call. small meetings with our stakeholders (you!) to talk about Brent House and gather ideas on how our ministry can better support the changing needs of our campus community and growing network of alumni around the world. Part of this process will be to perform much-needed capital repairs on the house and to strengthen our infrastructure to give us the freedom to respond to God’s call.

We’d like to invite you to join us for what is guaranteed to be lively conversation and great stories about the work that Brent House has done over our 90 years of ministry and continues to do in creative and substantive ways today.

The venues and dates for the meetings are listed below. If you’d like to RSVP for one of these meetings, simply send an email to campaign@brenthouse.org and let us know which meeting you will attend.

  • Sunday, October 6, 12:30 pm: St. Paul and the Redeemer (Hyde Park), 4945 S. Dorchester Ave. Chicago, IL
  • Thursday, October 10, 7-9 pm: Chicago, Near North Side
  • Saturday, October 12, 2-4 pm: Chicago, Edgewater
  • Tuesday, October 15, 7-9 pm: Brent House (Hyde Park), 5540 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
  • Monday, October 21, 7-9 pm: Chicago, Gold Coast
  • Thursday, October 24, 7-9 pm: Winnetka
  • Tuesday, October 29, 7-9 pm: Oak Park

We will send addresses and other information for the gatherings outside of Hyde Park once you’ve RSVP’d.

If you cannot attend any of the above gatherings, but would like to be part of a conversation, either in person or online, please send an email to campaign@brenthouse.org and let us know. We will be hosting some video chats and possibly more local in-person gatherings. If you can’t attend, I encourage you to go to our campaign site, watch the videos, and fill out the feedback form. I’m also happy to have a one-on-one conversation with you if you have any questions or a Brent House story to share. Email me at stacyalan@brenthouse.org.

I am so excited about the stories I have already heard about our global community of friends of Brent House, about connecting with folks I haven’t met, and re-connecting with those I’ve had the honor of meeting and working with. I can’t wait to see where God is calling us next!

If you’ve not been in touch with us lately, we’d love to get an update. Brent House has been an important ministry for 90 years: tell us how it shaped you.

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We are excited to share this year’s State of the Chaplaincy, which includes an essay from the chair of our board, Mary Hope Griffin and news from this past year: State of the Chaplaincy 2019.

In other news, one of our undergrads, Ian Grant-Funck, who was raised at St. Mark’s, Glen Ellyn, wrote a response to Ray Suarez’s thought-provoking keynote address at Diocesan Convention. It was included in the spring 2019 issue of the Diocesan magazine, Thrive. Click to read—it’s on the last page.

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And the usual reminder: Brent House depends on the generosity of its students, alumni/ae, and friends. You can easily support us by setting up a monthly donation. Please consider setting up or increasing a weekly, monthly, or one-time gift. It’s easy: click here or on the Donate button. If you have already set up a log-in, you’ll get an opportunity to log-in to make or increase your donation. (This helps avoid duplicates.) If it’s your first time, you can set up a log-in or close that box and make your donation. Thank you!

John makes a point.

John Poole (our chaplain’s talented husband) makes a dramatic point with recent alums Cori Tingstad and their wife, Dido.

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Our first Sunday evening service of the 2019-20 academic year is on Sunday, September 22, at 5:30 pm. Our first Afternoon Tea is Wednesday, September 25th, from 1:00-4:30 pm. Our first Brentsday is Wednesday, October 2 at 6 pm and our kickoff service will be the Sunday before 1st Week, September 29, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels at 5:30 pm. Please see the calendar for a full schedule.


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