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|

Breakthrough Breakfast and Tour

After the Outreach Benefit Party…Openhouse at Breakthrough By Diane Rand A few weeks ago, our church hosted Wilonda Cannon, Director of Development for Breakthrough, a non-profit we support in East Garfield Park.  Breakthrough was one of three agencies featured at this years’ successful Outreach Benefit last Friday.  The organization runs three homeless shelters, [...]

2018-05-03T13:05:51+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach|

Van Wanted for Crushers Club

  Crushers Club, a Kenilworth Union Church Outreach not-for-profit agency providing after school programming for at risk youth in Englewood is in need of a replacement van to transport kids to/from its facility.  The van ideally will have seating for eight or more, is less than five [...]

2018-04-26T13:58:51+00:00 Outreach|

Deeply Impact People’s Lives

By Diane Rand Dave Landsittel and I are liaisons for one of the most impressive non-profits in our city that you’ve likely never heard of—Breakthrough.  Twenty-five years ago, Executive Director Arloa Sutter founded the organization after taking a homeless man in her neighborhood out for a cup of coffee and listening to him.  From [...]

2018-04-05T13:20:35+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach|

Need a reference letter?

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest When I need a reference letter, I usually turn to someone who is accomplished in the eyes of the potential recipient and knows me well. So I wonder, if the axiom “Nobody gets to heaven without a letter of reference from the poor” has merit, at the end [...]

2018-03-13T16:28:17+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach, Worship|

Haven Youth and Family Services

By Maureen Kebo Haven is a non-profit agency which fosters mental health of youth and their families in our community through prevention, intervention, and therapy programs. Carol Gerner and I serve as co-liaison for the Outreach Committee to Haven Youth and Family Services. Although our community appears well resourced and high functioning in many ways, [...]

2018-03-13T20:39:58+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach|

Sarah’s Circle Donation Drive Success!

From The Durning Family: “It is with a very full heart that we say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Sarah’s Circle Donation Drive. When we had the idea to host a drive in Emily’s honor, we never imagined how many people would be touched and inspired by Emily’s [...]

2018-03-12T10:23:21+00:00 Outreach|

Annual Outreach Benefit

Friday, April 27 6:30 p.m. Michigan Shores Club 911 Michigan Avenue Wilmette, Illinois Dinner, Live Auction, Raffle, and Wine Cork Pull Buy Tickets Here!

2018-04-30T12:33:33+00:00 Outreach|

Crushing Poverty of The Soul

By Jeff Schneiders Silvi Pirn and I are co-liaisons for the Outreach Committee to Crushers Club, a not-for-profit that provides after school programing for “at risk” youth in Englewood.  I also serve on the board. Many of us read daily the disturbing news of gang violence on Chicago's south side.  Englewood is one of [...]

2018-03-12T09:53:08+00:00 Church Stories, Outreach|