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Choral Music Sunday

Christmas Symphony—Jessye’s Carols By Lisa Bond, Director of Music On Sunday, December 9, at both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship, Kenilworth Union Church’s Chancel Choir and a full orchestra will be offering Christmas Symphony, better known as Jessye’s Carols. Accomplished soloists from our church will be featured, as well as our dedicated [...]


By Christine V. Hides December is a curious mix of joy, wonder, and stress. During this season of paying attention to how God is with us we are distracted by wish lists, calendars, requests, inboxes, and to-do lists that overflow. Yesterday the 4th grade class read Luke 1:67–79, where Zechariah (John the [...]

Happy New Year

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest To say “Happy New Year” may seem premature on November 29, but our Christian year begins with the season of Advent and this way of beginning is itself significant. Rather the trumpets of Easter, or the sparkle of Christmas Eve, or the fires of Pentecost marking a [...]

2018-11-28T04:36:52+00:00Church Stories, Worship|

Advent Begins This Sunday

By Christine V. Hides, Director of Christian Education ...behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. “Behold” is not a word we often hear outside of the story of the angel proclaiming Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. “Beholding exhorts us to stop and notice something important [...]

Fully Present

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest The Liturgist’s seat offers a unique perspective during worship. From this point of view, you can see people being seen. Particularly, children. When the Rejoice Singers and Ringers processes, each chorister finds a spot on the Chancel steps and then you can see the kids searching for [...]

2018-11-21T10:43:14+00:00Church Stories, Worship|

Son of David Worship

By The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg C.S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles are about four British schoolchildren who are evacuated from London during the Blitz and lodge with an eccentric uncle in the countryside till it’s over. Their story begins in the first installment when the children enter an old wardrobe in the attic [...]

2018-11-20T14:14:16+00:00Church Stories, Worship|