Adult Education

Adult Education

Summer Reading

By Jo Forrest On a transcontinental flight somewhere over Canada, my stomach soured.  I had taken Ron Chernow’s Grant on vacation, thinking I would tackle this behemoth on the long flights and layovers.  By page 150, Chernow had painted a sympathetic portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, but also one that showed a man [...]

2018-06-14T13:22:33+00:00 Adult Education, Church Stories|

Summer Reading

By Bill Evertsberg I admire my autodidact friends who construct very disciplined reading plans. A friend of mine decided to read all 37 Shakespeare plays during 2016, the 400th anniversary year of The Bard’s death. You’ll notice that that’s about a play every ten days, which is doable. Another friend decided to devote [...]

2018-06-08T13:03:12+00:00 Adult Education, Church Stories|

Soldiers, Sailors, and Presidents

  By The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg Memorial Day last year—May 29, 2017—would have been the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy, a veteran and war hero, of course, so last year at Memorial Day I got curious and did some exhaustive research—on Wikipedia—and discovered, to my pleasant surprise, that 26 of [...]

2018-05-24T09:41:47+00:00 Adult Education, Church Stories|

The Annual Report

By Bruce Linger, Board of Trustees President Friends: I’m betting many of you don’t know that the Church publishes an annual report—I know I didn’t until I became involved with governance and the board a number of years ago. Our 2017 annual report is now available—and I encourage you to give [...]

2018-04-26T15:01:05+00:00 Adult Education|

Imago Dei

Adult Education Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kenilworth Union Church Theology for the time of #metoo and #blacklivesmatter Many of us were shocked and shaken to discover that we live in a society where Larry Nasser and Harvey Weinstein are even possible. These five classes will call forth biblical and theological [...]

2018-05-16T14:39:42+00:00 Adult Education|

Restoring Hope in Chicago Public Schools

    On Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Ted Christians, CEO of Umoja, will be joined by others from this agency committed to student and community development to present the impactful work being done.   By Evan Newton What we read and hear about Chicago public schools is [...]

2018-03-21T13:46:14+00:00 Adult Education|

The Quality of Life

By Bob Dold, Jr. When people think about banking it is not long before Ed Wehmer’s name comes up.  Ed runs one of the largest community banks in the Midwest and does so with a moral compass.  Wintrust was not always the success that it is today.  Over 25 years ago Ed left [...]

2018-03-06T12:24:52+00:00 Adult Education, Church Stories|

Edward J. Wehmer, President & CEO Wintrust

  Add this March 9 at 7 a.m. Event to Your Calendar   Join this speaker series to hear from experts on the challenges of upholding a Christian life in a fast paced, competitive work environment. How can we maintain our values as we seek professional growth and face obstacles in the [...]

2018-03-09T10:40:55+00:00 Adult Education|

Transforming the Lives of Youth

By Scott Myers The stories of Chicago area youth struggling with community violence, joblessness, strife at home, and a substandard education system seem endless. For many youth in under-resourced communities there is limited direction and lack of accomplished adult role models to help them learn how to handle the obstacles that hinder their path to be [...]

Faith Journey 2018

By the Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest “Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder and the closest way a word can describe the visceral experience when you see what God created on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Please join us for a walking and hiking trip through forests to gaze at [...]

2017-12-18T09:57:40+00:00 Adult Education, Church Stories|