Congregational Care

Congregational Care
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The ministries of the Congregational Care Committee are available to give you our time, help and support during times when you might need a meal, a ride, a prayer, or a listening ear.

Jesus told his followers, “love one another as I have loved you,” and we work to take this commandment to heart at Kenilworth Union. We strive to be a congregation where people can be open, feel safe, and love one another.

The Congregational Care Committee’s mission is to reflect God’s love by supporting, promoting and overseeing groups within the church that are working to provide spiritual nurturing and physical and emotional support to individuals in need.

If you or anyone you know would like to take advantage of any of our Congregational Care programs: you may complete a pew card (located in church pews) and place it in the offering plate or contact The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest.

Please see the section of the church website dedicated to each ministry for more information.

Pastoral Care

Caring for individuals and families at the time of illness, accidents, or death is at the heart of Christian ministry. The minsters of Kenilworth Union seek to be fully present, counsel, and pray with families through challenging times. Please contact The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest at 847-853-2009 or the church office 847-251-4272.

Prayer Circle

Families or individuals in a time of need are remembered in prayer by a group of members of our congregation who have made a commitment to pray regularly for those in need. Prayers may be requested through prayer cards in the sanctuary pews, online requests, emails to,  or by contacting The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest.

Prayer Service

Join us every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Schmidt Chapel for a brief prayer service. Throughout the year, we pray for each church member by name and lift up joys and concerns as they arise.  On the first Tuesday of each month we celebrate The Lord’s Supper.  All are welcome to join in these intimate and brief gatherings.  If you are unable to attend the service but would like to remain connected, please sign up to receive a prayer text at 12:15 from the weekly liturgy.

Knitting Ministry

Come join us twice a month for an afternoon of knitting and conversation. Experienced knitters and beginners are all welcome! We meet at the church from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays each month and knit prayer shawls to comfort those who are going through difficult life transitions. This is an opportunity to share your knitting skills and/or learn new ones as we make projects for those in need. It is a fun afternoon of sharing and caring! Come join us. For more information, contact Bonnie McColl.