Bill created the endowment fund that will fund the operating expenses for three choral section leaders in perpetuity. The Judy and Bill Davis Choral Endowment Fund was established in December 2019 in honor of the late Judy Davis, who loved Kenilworth Union Church and the music that filled it. Judy and Bill [...]
Thanks to All of You for your commitment to Kenilworth Union’s 2019 All of Me, All of Us stewardship campaign, which as of November 20 has reached 87.5% of the $2.2 million goal. While we have made good progress, we need $270,000 more to preserve Kenilworth Union’s ministry and activities. If you have not [...]
Sunday, November 10, Stewardship of Life at Its End: Snoopy and the Peanut’s gang creator, Charles Shultz, has been considered one of our most articulate Christian theologians. Sketching common life, his comics and movies distilled relationships and growing up’s challenges to simple figures and words. In child-like wonder, he named reality while also teaching the mystery of faith.
Sunday, November 3, Stewardship of Community: Have you ever played the game Would You Rather? In it, you choose between two (often humorous) unpalatable options, such as, “Would you rather wear clown shoes every day or a clown wig every day?”
Sunday, October 27, Stewardship of Technology: Many of us can’t imagine life without technology, but even those of us who value it see its dark side. We’re aware of the research on rising rates of loneliness, depression, and suicide. Cultural critics crystallize our concerns: “Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images.”
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 [...]
Sunday, October 20, Stewardship of Creation: Think about what we get to name in our lives. Some of us have had the privilege of naming children. Others have named pets. A few of us have probably named our cars. We name these things because they mean something to us; they serve more than a utilitarian purpose in our lives. We take great care in selecting each name, seeking to reflect the nature of the person or thing being named and honoring the meaning it carries.
Join stewardship educator and author Ami Campbell and George Wishart, Sundays, October 20–November 3 from 9–10 a.m. in the Centennial Room. For many of us, the word “stewardship” is code for “give money to the church,” a limiting and incomplete definition. In this three-class series, we will explore what it means to be good [...]
Sunday, October 6, Stewardship of Time: Mechanical clocks were developed by monks in medieval Europe in order to mark hourly time to pray. Your watch (or your cell phone clock) began as a spiritual accessory, a reminder to connect with God.
Sunday, September 29, Stewardship of Treasure: In his recorded ministry, Jesus talks an awful lot about money. More than a quarter of his parables cover finances, and he devotes more air time to money than love and prayer combined. Rarely does Jesus praise people for their use of funds, which makes the widow particularly worthy of our attention.