KUC Blog

Dr. Catherine Deamant

Posted In: Congregational Care, | February 22nd, 2017

By Jo Forrest “By the time patients are approaching the end, they are often too weak or disabled to express their preferences, if those preferences were ever considered at all. Patients aren’t getting what they say they want. For example, 80 percent of Americans would prefer to die at home, but only 20 percent achieve […]


The Mother of All Reform

Posted In: Adult Education, | February 21st, 2017

By William A. Evertsberg On October 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk nailed 95 bullet points to the door of the Church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was All Hallow’s Eve—or Halloween, as Americans abbreviate it—so this monk/professor knew that everybody and his uncle would be attending church the next morning—All Saints’ Day. Thereby, his snappy postulations […]


Lawrence Hall

Posted In: Outreach, | February 21st, 2017

By Sally Campbell Lawrence Hall is one of the Outreach agencies to be featured at Kenilworth Union Church’s 18th Annual Benefit. For 150 years, Lawrence Hall has been serving abused and neglected youth and their families throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. It has been one of the Church’s Outreach agencies since 1975. Today, Lawrence Hall […]


Dark Wood

Posted In: Worship, | February 15th, 2017

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I’ve always been afraid of the dark. At my childhood home, I knew the exact path from the door to my bedroom that allowed me to turn on and off a series of lights along the way, never having to be in complete darkness. Even at Kenilworth Union […]


Hillside Food Pantry

Posted In: Outreach, | February 14th, 2017

By Sally Campbell The Hillside Food Pantry is one of Kenilworth Union Church’s Outreach agencies featured at this year’s Annual Benefit and it is really a love story. Hillside started in 2007 with a few hungry families and one couple who chose to feed them. In the beginning, they collected food and distributed it to […]


What Does $100 Buy?

Posted In: Outreach, | February 14th, 2017

By Ben Armstrong On Sunday, we drove to Target and bought $100 of groceries for the shelves of Saint Sabina’s food pantry. 8-boxes of pasta, 8-jars of sauce, 36-boxes of raisins, 10-jars of peanut butter, 12-cans of green beans, 16-cans of tuna, 48-cups of apple sauce. There is just 1-week remaining in the food drive […]


How Did You Help People Today?

Posted In: Public Affairs, | February 7th, 2017

By Ben Armstrong Do you recognize this guy?  He is the 37-year old Treasurer of the City of Chicago.  Kurt Summers is often predicted to be a future Chicago mayoral candidate or Illinois gubernatorial candidate. But wait, this is not election season. Why was he at Kenilworth Union Church?  Kurt was the second Public Affairs […]


We are all Angels

Posted In: Outreach, | February 7th, 2017

By Sally Campbell Over its’ 125 year history, Kenilworth Union Church has been blessed with a core of angels called volunteers. This year Marcia Hines and her daughter Elizabeth Bigelow are two of those angels. This mother/daughter team wanted to do something to mark the church’s 125-year anniversary so they volunteered to co-chair the 18th […]


Look to the Future and Celebrate the Past

Posted In: Worship, | February 2nd, 2017

By Tom Lillard This coming year we will be celebrating our 125-year anniversary! As we celebrate our past, we look to the future. The Kenilworth Union Church is a vibrant community of faith and fellowship. We are blessed with our trilogy of all-star minister’s lead by Bill Evertsberg. Bill continues to inspire us with his […]


Thanks Be to God for the Gift of Music!

Posted In: Music, | February 2nd, 2017

By Lisa Bond Wear comfortable shoes this Sunday as we will be up on our feet rejoicing in all of God’s goodness! Join us this Sunday, February 5, at the 9 or 10:30 a.m. worship for our Annual Gospel Sunday worship celebration with Vernon Clark and The Heirs of Joy. Chancel Choir and KUC Youth […]