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The Three Ships

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 [...]

Movie Screening Success

Emanuel Marking the fourth anniversary, EMANUEL will be in movie theaters across the country for two nights only: June 17 and 19. On Monday evening the Wilmette Theatre was packed to view an exclusive screening of Emanuel followed by meaningful conversation led by Producer John Shepherd, Rev. Bill Evertsberg, and Rev. Dwayne Gary [...]

Congregational Care: A Cure for Selective Empathy

by Marion Hanold, Congregational Care Committee Chair Selective Empathy?  What the heck is selective empathy? Driving around one morning before Easter, I heard an NPR story on the radio that caused my heart to sink. The reporter began to talk about a critical shift in American culture that’s being tracked by social scientists:  for [...]

Volunteer and Make a Smile

One of the easiest and best ways to bring a smile is to send a short note of encouragement, happiness, and love to our members who are homebound and no longer able to attend. If you would like to do this wonderful service as a part of Caring Connections, please contact Don Farnsworth. To [...]

What We Love About You

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest Our church is much more than our beautiful sanctuary, it is the people who embody Christ to us. Every day, our hearts are filled hearing stories about our congregation and the many ways we share God’s love with each other. As we proceed into the cold, gray [...]