By George Wishart Thanks to your unwavering support, the church closed its fiscal year on June 30 having met its budget! Despite the uncertainty the pandemic has brought, you have been stalwart givers toward fulfilling your All of Me, All of Us campaign pledges of $2.1 million. Thank you for enabling Kenilworth Union [...]
During this challenging time, our church continues to serve the emotional and spiritual needs of our congregation, albeit in a different mode than usual. Our ministers teach online and give pastoral care by phone; our Communications team keeps everyone informed via email; our building maintenance team creates a healthy and safe work environment for [...]
By George Wishart The All of Me, All of Us Stewardship Campaign is only $99,108 shy of the $2.2M goal. It’s important we meet our goal to maintain the ministries and programs planned for the year. Ministries like our new choirs for preschoolers through first grade, introducing joy in worship to the next [...]
Bill created the endowment fund that will fund the operating expenses for three choral section leaders in perpetuity. The Judy and Bill Davis Choral Endowment Fund was established in December 2019 in honor of the late Judy Davis, who loved Kenilworth Union Church and the music that filled it. Judy and Bill [...]
Thanks to All of You for your commitment to Kenilworth Union’s 2019 All of Me, All of Us stewardship campaign, which as of November 20 has reached 87.5% of the $2.2 million goal. While we have made good progress, we need $270,000 more to preserve Kenilworth Union’s ministry and activities. If you have not [...]
Sunday, November 10, Stewardship of Life at Its End: Snoopy and the Peanut’s gang creator, Charles Shultz, has been considered one of our most articulate Christian theologians. Sketching common life, his comics and movies distilled relationships and growing up’s challenges to simple figures and words. In child-like wonder, he named reality while also teaching the mystery of faith.
Sunday, November 3, Stewardship of Community: Have you ever played the game Would You Rather? In it, you choose between two (often humorous) unpalatable options, such as, “Would you rather wear clown shoes every day or a clown wig every day?”
Sunday, October 27, Stewardship of Technology: Many of us can’t imagine life without technology, but even those of us who value it see its dark side. We’re aware of the research on rising rates of loneliness, depression, and suicide. Cultural critics crystallize our concerns: “Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images.”
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 [...]
Sunday, October 20, Stewardship of Creation: Think about what we get to name in our lives. Some of us have had the privilege of naming children. Others have named pets. A few of us have probably named our cars. We name these things because they mean something to us; they serve more than a utilitarian purpose in our lives. We take great care in selecting each name, seeking to reflect the nature of the person or thing being named and honoring the meaning it carries.