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Hear from Bishop Stewart and others how the Lord is on the move in the Upper Midwest.

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, Today the Province announced the election of a firm it has contracted to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by a lay leader in the former diocesan church, Christ Our Light of Big Rock, IL. In addition, the firm will investigate the alleged mishandling......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  As 2021 draws to a close, I am thankful for this year’s highlights from the Upper Midwest and our diocesan work. While we continue to wait on the provincial investigation, I praise God for these glimpses of grace, including: Six individuals......

Shared Worship Bonds Three Wisconsin Churches as They Prepare for Harvest About a month ago in rural Christiana, Wisconsin two churches gathered for a joint All Saints service in a classic Norwegian-built barn. Christ Church Madison and Immanuel Whitewater share a bond of prayer and......

On All Saints Sunday, the Diocese of the Upper Midwest’s youngest daughter church launched weekly services. Planted by Fr. Joshua and Bryonie Moon (pictured below), Resurrection Anglican Church meets in a school cafeteria in the Minneapolis suburbs. Josh and Bryonie Moon began attending Church of......

Restoration at Restoration Anglican Fr. Rick and Molly Jo Stawarz planted Restoration Anglican in Minneapolis in 2017 as a daughter of Church of the Cross. After three-plus years as a nomadic church meeting indoors and out, God gave them a staggering gift. Early this year Restoration......

Want to know more about what it means to have an Acting Bishop? Diocesan Assistant Alison Freeman Matta sat down for a chat with Bishop John to get to know him and better understand his partnership with the Upper Midwest. Q: Where do you call......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  I would like to update you on the status of Canon William Beasley. As you may be aware, he officially retired as Missioner General of the Greenhouse Movement on October 4, 2021.  In addition, the Province and Diocese would like to......

Dear Upper Midwest Family, The Province released a letter over the holiday weekend regarding our acting assistant bishop, the Rt. Rev. Todd Atkinson, which you can read here. Unfortunately, we do not have any further information. If you would like to receive updates from the Provincial Response Team,......

Trigger Warning: The content referenced below may be painful for anyone who has suffered abuse Dear Upper Midwest Family, I am pleased to share that the Province has made several important announcements this week regarding the Provincial Response Team and its ongoing investigative process. This team......

Trigger Warning: The content below may be painful for anybody who has suffered from sexual abuse.  Dear Upper Midwest Family,  Our leadership has become aware of information involving credible allegations of serious sexual misconduct and abuse of a female adult from former Greenhouse Movement staff member......

Dear Upper Midwest Family, We are pleased to introduce the members of the Bishop’s Council of the Upper Midwest.  Membership on the Bishop’s Council includes the dean of each deanery (region) recognized by the Diocese, plus two additional members from each deanery, per our canons.......

Dear Upper Midwest Family, We are pleased to announce that on Monday, July 26, 2021, Archbishop Foley Beach met with the Bishop’s Council of the Upper Midwest and announced his appointment of Bishop John Miller to serve our diocese as Acting Bishop and Bishop Todd......