Shopping for Volunteer Opportunities

Chris Cole Service to others is an important part of our Church’s history, what we believe, and who we are as a congregation. But, sometimes just the act of looking for the right service opportunity is more daunting than the service itself. Let the Outreach Committee help you find the perfect service fit [...]

2018-10-11T10:31:07+00:00Church Stories, Outreach|

Day by Day: 40 Years and Thriving

  Forty years ago, two Kenilworth Union Church members, Becky Jones and Betsy Fyfe, came together to create the Day by Day calendar. Since then, we have sold tens of thousands of the little quote-of-the-day calendars to dedicated customers located across the US and abroad. The 2018 calendar was a wonderful success, selling [...]

2018-08-09T11:52:59+00:00Church Stories, Outreach|

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+00:00Church 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+00:00Church 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 [...]


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+00:00Church 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+00:00Church 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+00:00Church Stories, Outreach|