Gratitude and Generosity

Faith234: Building community and cooperation through games. By The Reverend Christine V. Hides “Why give us an allowance when you could just buy us the things we want?” asked my daughters when they were in elementary school. In their minds it didn’t make sense. Wouldn’t it be simpler to just cut out the weekly ritual [...]

Family Travel

YMCA of the Rockies' Estes Park, CO Dates: June 14-19, 2020 YMCA of the Rockies' Estes Park Center's programs and amenities make it a delightful camp destination for families of all ages and stages. Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains and surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, the YMCA is [...]

Don’t Skip Church on October 6!

By the Reverend Christine V. Hides This Sunday October 6, there will be no Sunday school for 2nd–6th grades so that we can participate in Word Communion Sunday. There will be normal Sunday school for preschool–first grades. We encourage and invite all families to worship together in the main sanctuary for this [...]

Prayer and Parenting

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Brene Brown says that faith is part vulnerability, part mystery. Maybe you can say the same thing about prayer: offering up our lives to God is not linear or transactional, but instead transformational in part because of that vulnerability and mystery of welcoming the holy into [...]

Welcome Greta Connor

We are excited to welcome Greta Connor as the part-time Associate Director of Children and Family Ministry. Her experience as an art and Montessori teacher as well as her leadership of membership and fellowship at her home church will be a great benefit to the children's ministry as we implement our multi-year goals and [...]

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First Day of Sunday School

Important Information for Homecoming Sunday There will be a few updates to our 10:30 a.m. Sunday school check in process to be aware of in preparation for this Sunday. The 9 a.m. check-in process remains the same. Please be sure to stay for the food and festivities on the lawn after worship ends at 11:30 [...]

Back to School Blessing

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides As many of our children and youth head back to school this week, know that the congregation, the Sunday school teachers, and the Kenilworth Union Church staff are praying for you as you encounter the joys and challenges of this new school year. I encourage you to [...]

What’s New in Children and Family Ministry?

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides “Innovation grounded in tradition,” is one of six strategic priorities named at the 2017 Children’s Ministry re-visioning session. Perhaps those attending had seen that Duke Divinity School has an entire section of their Faith and Leadership website dedicated to “Traditioned Innovation,” defined as “A way of thinking [...]