We're compiling notes for Silvi and celebrating her on July 10 at 10 a.m. Worship and a food truck during fellowship.
Silvi Pirn, Youth Minister Class of 2022. I love this class very much. They are my farewell class—the last group of high school seniors I will have celebrated here at Kenilworth Union Church since the mid -000s. On Sunday, May 15, 2022 we celebrated with what has been a church tradition for as [...]
Dear Friends, The Bowen Family and the Kenilworth Union Church Board of Trustees are honored to share that The Gilbert and Marlene Bowen Christian Outreach Fund is making a one-time gift of $1 million to By The Hand, a non-profit organization helping under-served communities in Chicago. As described below, this gift seeks to transform the [...]
Silvi Pirn In 2022 through meetings and activities, the IMPACT program invites high school youth to explore the theme of Division through the lens of our Christian faith. What divides us and keeps us divided? How do we know we are divided? How might God's love show us a way across division? I invite [...]
Katie, Christine, and Silvi show us the new and different places that fall worship and programing are happening.
By Silvi Pirn Some time toward the end of last summer, I decided—or maybe it was God who decided for me—that the theme for this year’s IMPACT High School program would be “Pain.” Our high schoolers have been preparing to work in the Bahamas this year. Hurricane Dorian destroyed swaths [...]
2019 Wilderness Confirmation Course by Silvi Pirn Several times last week I thanked our God for the unique tradition of a Confirmation Wilderness Course. I have talked to a lot of people who attend and lead at a lot of other churches and I have never heard of another church that takes [...]
By Silvi Pirn We recently met with Jake Mulder to begin a plan for the future of Kenilworth Union Church. You may remember seeing the “Growing Young” assessment tool in March and early April. That title is deceiving. The assessment and how it helps our Church is less about “young” than it is [...]
By Silvi Pirn The next generation of young people has everything to do with the future of Kenilworth Union Church. While many mainline protestant churches like ours are experiencing “aging and shrinking”, Kenilworth Union may be in a unique position to capitalize on on its historically strong youth ministry to strengthen and grow our [...]
By Silvi Pirn Anxiety is very real issue in this self-proclaimed high-pressure community. It affects us all and I often wonder whether we can help “make it better” for everyone. To that end I have chosen to screen the documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, as part of this years IMPACT theme of [...]