McCormick Theological Seminary Centennial Scholars From McCormick President David Crawford Friends, As we prepare for a day of Thanksgiving, I want to thank each of you for being part of the McCormick family. I am grateful everyday for your wisdom, counsel, engagement, and friendship. We are blessed. Please allow me also to [...]
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Order During Sunday Fellowship on November 10, 17, and 24 Christmas Wreath: Purchase a noble fir evergreen wreath today during fellowship or Sundays, November 10, 17, and 24! The cost is $30 or $35 with a red bow. Please make checks out to Boy Scout Troop 13. Wreaths will be delivered to your [...]
By Ken Harris, President Last year, when I spoke briefly at the annual meeting, I mentioned that the Church would follow a path of three priorities I called Three Ships: Membership, Stewardship and Kindership—the last focusing on children and youth ministries. One year later I am pleased to say we have made meaningful [...]
Mental Health Awareness Week In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, we recognize the work of the Alison Tobey Smart Memorial Fund. More than 30 years ago, in memory of her daughter Alison, Sue Smart and her late husband Jackson championed the creation of this fund to support teens in our church [...]
September Completion Summer, typically a time of leisure and relaxation, saw bustling activity at Kenilworth Union Church! We are pleased to report we are just finishing up on the important maintenance work that we discovered we needed last fall. The major work we have completed includes an entirely new foundation and structure along [...]
New Director of Operations John Sharp, 847-853-2003 Your collective prayers in support of our search for a new Director of Business Operations have been so fruitful. After working with professional search firms and interviewing a breadth of qualified candidates, we are delighted to share with you that John Sharp has accepted this role [...]
This bread story starts with apple crisp. At Washburne many many years ago I taught Cooking to sixth graders. We first made “toasty cheese yums”. Our second lesson was apple crisp. I might be the only person who remembers there were apple trees out in front of Washburne. We picked the apples and we [...]
When I was around six, my family went to visit my great grandmother. She must have been in her 80s. She didn’t see or hear very well but my mother wanted her to show my mother how she made bread. She measured up flour and added ingredients. I think my mother asked how much [...]
A story from Ralph Smith about his grandfather: My grandfather, Bishop Randall was well known and loved for many years in the city of Chicago. He not only represented the Episcopal Church but to me he represented all that was holy and sacred. I often attended church when he conducted the service and presided over communion. During those times I learned the importance of breaking bread together and the specialness of doing it with him. Each summer my family and I went to Long Lake in Phelps, Wisconsin. We would spend nearly three months in the woods where we enjoyed boating, playing baseball, eating at the lodge, and reuniting with friends.