The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, Bless the normal days where school and activities go as planned. Bless the messy days when we are at our wits' end. Give strength to the exhausted healthcare workers. Give rest to all who are weary. Bring healing to the sick. Protect the vulnerable. Though [...]
The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, you make us, form us, and call us by name, You see us as we are, beautifully created in your image, Imperfect, human reflections of your divine love. Our words and memories fall short As we try to name your blessings, Blessings which pour over [...]
Attendance is by reservation only. This year we will tell the familiar story of Jesus’s birth with shadow, light, and color.
Friday, December 24, 11 a.m.
Sanctuary & Livestream
The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, O Gladsome, Joyous Light,In a world that is both hard and holy, messy and miraculous, twice daily you reveal to us a measure of your magnificence when darkness and light embrace and the sky above us radiates with color. You lift our gaze to rejoice each dawn [...]
All are welcome Wednesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 9:15 a.m. for the story of Jesus' birth we know by heart is often a "mashup" of the gospels of Luke and Matthew embellished with animals from our imagination. During Advent we will "unmash" the narrative by reading the beginning of one of the four gospels [...]
The Reverend Christine V. Hides This month we are highlighting a new age level each week, sharing the focus of Sunday school. This week highlights fourth grade. The first part of the fourth grade year is focused on learning to use and study the Bible—which is especially appropriate given that they just received [...]
Reverend Christine V. Hides God of wisdom, God of love, God of extraordinary miracles, With thanks for each blessing you have given us: the gift of life, the comfort of family and friends, the provision for our daily needs, we come to you in prayer. For your Church, Christ’s hands and feet [...]
The Reverend Christine V. Hides Each week for the next few months, we will recap a feature of Sunday school. This week highlights Pre K–grade 2.Wonder was celebrated yesterday in Pre K–grade 2 Sunday school as we heard the creation story and talked about God’s gifts of animals, water, sun, moon, and stars. We had [...]
The Reverend Christine V. Hides On Friday, October 1, I will be fully ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church. All of Kenilworth Union is invited to this online worship service which will be livestreamed at 6 p.m. on the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church YouTube channel. There [...]
As a church, we mourn today with those who mourn the loss of Ned Smith. Because his life touched so many in our community, we offer a brief list of resources[...]