Church Stories

Church Stories

Joy and Bubbles

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides Joy!  was the theme for our first Sunday of Wondertime—our Summer Sunday school for preschool−first grade children. Each week we explore a new picture book and a messy, outdoor activity. Each week we will send a quick list of super-fun resources for you to try at home—or [...]

BARK! Hollywood Hounds

The BARK! Committee thanks each of you for your support and contributions to Hollywood Hounds. The over 225 guests enjoyed the parade of canines and their handlers dressed in adorable costumes. Prize winners are as follows: Nan and Tucket, Shih-Tzu’s (Dene Hillinger) were crowned “Best Tail Waggers”; Lord Randolph, [...]

Movie Screening Success

Emanuel Marking the fourth anniversary, EMANUEL will be in movie theaters across the country for two nights only: June 17 and 19. On Monday evening the Wilmette Theatre was packed to view an exclusive screening of Emanuel followed by meaningful conversation led by Producer John Shepherd, Rev. Bill Evertsberg, and Rev. Dwayne Gary [...]

Memorizing My Verses

Children's Day By Christine V. Hides I was apprehensive about the answers I would receive when I asked the third graders what Bible passage I should memorize for Children’s Day, this Sunday, June 2. Would they suggest something too long for me to learn? Or a passage from the Old Testament that would be [...]

Facets of Faithfulness

By The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg Last week La Casa Norte, the mission to homeless youth in Humboldt Park, presented an award to Kenilworth Union Church for its financial and volunteer support over many years. Patti Morrell introduced us at a scholarship event in Evanston. Some of you know Patti. She’s a [...]

New Ways to Donate Goods to Support Outreach

By Hope Poor, Cris Guthrie, and Jen Zervas One of the key sources of revenue for the Church’s charitable donations to Outreach Agencies has disappeared this year as the annual church Rummage Sale takes a hiatus to make way for some necessary repairs and improvements to church facilities. That leaves a sizeable Outreach [...]

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By Christine V. Hides The newest parody video from the Holderness family perfectly describes the schedule that is May for many families. With their signature humor and a bit of snark, they sing about end of year projects, concerts, and sports banquets—to the tunes of familiar Christmas carols. The video resonates because this [...]