Church Stories

Church Stories

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|

Starting Now: A Community of Caring at Rummage

By Vivian Vahlberg The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest loves the way the elegant, immaculately maintained Kenilworth Union Church buildings are given over every summer for such a humble purpose as the Church’s annual Rummage Sale. For the next six weeks, almost all of the Church’s many rooms—from Sunday School classrooms to the Warwick Manse [...]

2018-05-29T11:45:36+00:00 Church Stories, Rummage|

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|

19th Annual Outreach Benefit Success!

By Carol Ducommun and Kris Fishman Thank you, thank you, thank you! How grateful are we? Let us count the ways: 250 people joined us on April 27 at the Michigan Shores Club for a fun evening 8 guests represented our 3 highlighted agencies—Breakthrough, Crushers Club, and Haven 60 people helped us plan and [...]

2018-06-18T13:38:20+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach|

Timeless and Relevant—Youth Sunday, May 20

By Silvi Pirn, Director of Youth Ministry Another May is here.  Another Youth Sunday.  This special day features Senior Sermons by our high school seniors during worship.  This is also the day when the congregation sends its youth mission team into the world, this year, Cuba, to do the work of Christ.  Finally, we [...]

2018-05-18T09:45:11+00:00 Church Stories, Youth Ministry|

Got Love?

By Katie White, Stephen Minister One of the greatest gifts we have as Christians is God’s unconditional love. I believe this love is so strong that we cannot help but share it. Our Church is incredibly blessed with so many opportunities to share this love.  This Sunday, we celebrate Congregational Care Sunday, an opportunity [...]

2018-05-10T14:36:02+00:00 Church Stories, Congregational Care|

Children’s Day Worship

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster By all accounts, the Outreach Benefit last weekend was a huge success. Funds were raised to support our 39 Outreach Agencies, new friendships were fostered at the dinner tables, and God's love was lifted up. This is one of the ways that we live out the greatest commandment: [...]

2018-05-03T12:47:27+00:00 Children, Church Stories, Worship|