Kenilworth Union Church is a nondenominational Christian church inviting all to join on a faith journey to worship God through Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit. We aspire to serve the world, to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God and with each other.
Address: 211 Kenilworth Avenue in Kenilworth, IL
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Worship Times vary by season.
Summer July 30 – September 3
10 a.m. Worship at Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette (infant and toddler care available)
1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
Fall through Spring
8 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Schmidt Chapel
9 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary, Children’s Chapels, Youth Breakfast (infant and toddler care available)
*10:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary, Sunday School (infant and toddler care available)
There will be no 8 a.m. worship during winter break from November 26 2017 through February 4, 2018.
8 a.m. worship will resume on February 11.
Fellowship follows all worship services. Additional services are held during Advent and Lent.
*Select services are available via online streaming.
Directions and Parking
From the Edens Expressway or I-94
Exit at Lake Avenue and drive east about 2¼ miles to Green Bay Road. Turn north (left). Continue to the first stoplight, Kenilworth Avenue. Turn east (right) and continue for about four blocks until reaching the Church on the north side of the street.
From Sheridan Road
There is only one stoplight on Sheridan Road in Kenilworth and this is Kenilworth Avenue. Turn west on Kenilworth Avenue from Sheridan Road and go about two blocks. The Church will be on the north (right) side of the street.
What We Believe
Kenilworth Union Church is a nondenominational church. While we are not a church that subscribes to a particular set of creeds or confessions, we do share in the theological tradition of Protestant faith.
Kenilworth Union church believes:
- God is active in the world and in each of our lives. We believe in the living God who creates and sustains us and all life by his power and his love.
- By God’s grace, we are loved, forgiven and strengthened to respond to God’s call on our life to live by the great commandment: “To love God with our whole heart, mind, and soul, and our neighbors as ourselves.”
- In the person of Jesus Christ we know what God is like and who we are to be like. The same Holy Spirit that empowered and guided Jesus in his ministry and teaching, continues to be present among us, encouraging us to work for peace, justice and reconciliation in our broken world.
- The Bible is the Word of God (not words of God) written by different people influenced by their particular time, place and culture. This sacred book is a collection of diverse voices that tell of the experience of God. The Bible is a record of faith, a source of values, a witness to the person and power of Jesus Christ. It contains enduring truths that remain relevant today.
- All of us are on a faith journey that continues throughout our lives. Through scripture, study, prayer and worship, our journey finds its focus in the teachings and example of Jesus. In the community of the church, we share both our understandings and our questions as we seek to grow deeper in faith.
- In response to the gift of God’s loving kindness, we have a responsibility to live out what we say we believe…in our homes, in our workplaces, in how we treat others, in sharing what we have, in the ethics we practice, and in the priorities we hold and live by.