Navigating Life Under the Pressure of COVID-19

Minister’s Letter: May 15, 2020

For more than a century Kenilworth Union Church has been rooted in the love of God and neighbor, seeking to answer the ancient call to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.

As we respond to and navigate life under the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic we remain committed to nurturing love, faith, and fellowship across generations and traditions. We rise to this new challenge as we continue to proclaim Christ’s gospel of hope in a broken and hurting world. 

While we still do not know when it will be safe to resume gathering in person at church, we do know that the church is not and never has been bound by the physical building: our faith community flourishes in inspiring and relevant ways now more than ever. 

Divine worship, small groups, bible studies, congregational care, and church meetings will continue in virtual platforms for the foreseeable future. The health and safety of all who gather—members, community, and staff—remains our priority. Our planning for in-person gatherings will be guided by the phased approach outlined by the State of Illinois and informed by organizations who serve this community.  

At this point, while you may see staff members occasionally entering the building to film or prepare for Sunday worship services, as allowed under the state’s stay at home orders, the church remains closed for all others.  

In this time of great upheaval our church remains a bright light of hope and strength for the community.

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May 15, 2020

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