We offer Adult Education programs that challenge us spiritually and intellectually, deepen our individual faiths, and develop deeper relationships with fellow Christians.
For this three-part series, the Reverend Dr. Bill Evertsberg and other panelists will discuss the connections between faith and the environment, and share steps that can be taken on a local and global scale to be stewards of God’s earth, and therefore each other.
These classes are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Culbertson Room. All are welcome.
September 9: Brian Sauder, Faith in Place
September 23: Bill Evertsberg on theology of environmental stewardship
September 30: Panel discussion including scintillating and knowledgeable experts on local conservation efforts.
Dr. Nicholas Pearce teaches business at Northwestern and serves as an associate pastor on Chicago’s South Side
Adult Education conversation with Dr. Nicholas Pearce on Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m., in the meantime please enjoy this Second City, Getting to Yes, And podcast. Kelly Leonard, the host of the show talks with Nicholas Pearce about his new book “The Purpose Path.” Kelly also gives a shout-out to Kenilworth Union and Jo Forrest at the end of the broadcast. Dr. Pearce has accepted an invitation to preach at Kenilworth Union Church at 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship on October 13. All are welcome.
Bible Read Along
Grace to You and Peace
This new series begins on Wednesday, September 18 at 9:15 a.m. through November 27 in the Library. We will read portions of the oldest texts in the New Testament, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, and stop to discuss in more detail. All are welcome to attend the entire series or drop in as you are able. There is no homework or reservation required. Please contact The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest for more information.
This new series is a practical approach to exploring one’s personal creativity and spiritual connection with God. Begin your own discovery. Please join our circle of men and women to support each other. We meet on Wednesdays, October 2—December 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room. Please RSVP to the Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest.
Women’s Faith Circle
The constant pressure to succeed, the presence of so much affluence, and the voices of doubt can drown our sense of strength. Join a new, small group of women to read and reflect how to anchor ourselves with hope during turbulent times. We will meet from 9:15–10:30 a.m. on October 3, 17, 31 and November 7 and 21 this fall. Contact the Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest for more information and to confirm your attendance.
Vaping is a growing problem with today’s youth, and many parents are at a loss to understand what it is and how to prevent their teens from partaking. In response, Kenilworth Union Church is hosting a program for adults on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. led by Andy Duran, executive director of Lake Forest-based Linking Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD). The program is free and is sponsored by the Alison Tobey Smart Memorial Fund.
This two-part study, each part is six-weeks, and begins on Wednesday, September 4 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Reservation for the study must be made to Carolyn Armstrong.
Deeper Connections Series
The Deeper Connections series is unique. Don’t let the word deeper scare you. These engaging and accessible studies are for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of God’s word and apply it more faithfully and effectively. In fact a full one-third of each study is centered on modern application of Jesus’ life and teachings.
|Parables Of Jesus|
|We will meet 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, SKIP 11/27, and 12/4.|
Pia Justesen’s new book From the Periphery, is full of real-life stories of disability and will release in October. All are welcome to discuss disability oppression, inclusive societies, and equality at this presentation in the Culbertson Room on Monday, October 28.
One of our very own, Tom Cole is a member at Kenilworth Union Church. Currently, he is senior counsel and chair emeritus of the executive committee of Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. Tom has led seminars on corporate governance at both the University of Chicago and Harvard law schools. Tom will present Corporate Social Responsibility: Perspectives of a Christian Corporate Lawyer in the Culbertson Room on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. For more information please contact the Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest.
Getting to Yes, And Podcast
Hosted by Kelly Leonard, Executive Director, Insights + Applied Improvisation, “Getting to Yes, And” features conversations with writers, thinkers, and business leaders who are using creativity to challenge conventional business approaches. A Second Citizen for over 30 years, Kelly is the co-author of “Yes, And,” a book that explores the power of improvisation to transform businesses and individuals.
Podcast with guest Ai-jen Poo of applying “yes and” principles of improv as a care giver, particularly for those with dementia.
Dr. Sylvia Smith runs Giant Steps, an organization designed to provide vocational and educational services to individuals with Autism. Nick Johne is a longtime Second City actor and teacher who developed our Improvisation for Autism program.