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We asked and you responded!

Chris Cole and Wendy Yamada, Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Through the generosity of the congregation, we exceeded our goal and raised over $250,000 for the Outreach fund. A big thank you to all the members of the congregation who made contributions! While we missed the fellowship from our annual Outreach benefit this year, the success [...]

2021-06-10T13:25:04-05:00Church Stories, Outreach|

Outreach Committee and Liaisons

Kenilworth Union Outreach Committee Members Bill Evertsburg Chris Cole (co-chair) Wendy Yamada (co-chair) Julie Danilek Bill Graham Becky Knight David Landsittel Penny Lanphier Jim Lockhart Mary MacGregor Vince McBrien Amy O’Dell Joan O’Neill Kathy Ragnar Mike Ritter Robin Roberts Karen Tzanetopoulos Catherine Weaver Kenilworth Union Outreach Liaisons [...]

2021-06-10T12:39:03-05:00Outreach|

Give Wings To Things

By Vivian Vahlberg WINGS Pickup Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14 Good news! If you saved up things for Rummage and now have nowhere to donate them, help is on the way. Thanks to a renewed partnership between Kenilworth Union Church and WINGS (one of the Church's Outreach agencies), you can arrange to [...]

2021-05-26T10:30:21-05:00Outreach, Rummage|

Chat with Bill Evertsberg on February 3 2021

Bill learns about Kenilworth Union's connection to RefugeeOne, an Outreach agency that resettles families fleeing war and persecution, from Director of Development Sara Spoonheim Amit. Sara Spoonheim Amit Bill: Hi friends, my name is Bill Evertsberg. I'm one of the ministers at Kenilworth Union Church, and this is Doogie, my assistant [...]

Day by Day Largest Calendar Order Ever

Despite closed buildings and social distancing, this year the Day by Day committee sold its largest calendar order ever of 3,700. For the first time in their 40+ year history, calendars were sold out at Christmastime, and the mailout was the largest ever at 450 recipients—some of whom ordered in excess of 60 calendars. [...]

2020-12-31T08:15:04-06:00Church Stories, Outreach|

Success for Two Holiday Drives!

Last weekend, Kenilworth Union members fulfilled Christmas needs and wishes for over 200 families facing difficult circumstances this holiday. Through the annual Lawrence Hall Wish List program and the Christopher House Family-to-Family drive, church members dropped off presents, gift cards, essential items, and hoped-for toys, spreading the giving spirit in this particularly challenging season. [...]

2020-12-17T14:56:31-06:00Church Stories, Outreach|

Become an Outreach Agency Liaison

Over 70 members of the congregation serve as liaisons to the not-for-profit agencies that apply for grants from the Kenilworth Union Outreach Fund. Liaisons are a critical link between the Outreach Committee and these agencies, both ensuring the Outreach Committee is fully informed about the agency's leadership, programs, financial condition, and volunteer opportunities, [...]

2020-12-12T10:48:01-06:00Church Stories, Outreach|

Join Outreach Committee

Every year the Outreach Committee awards Chicago-area human service agencies with grants. We need four new members this year to review agency grant applications and participate in the process to decide which agencies to fund.

2020-10-29T14:33:47-05:00Church Stories, Outreach|