All our Sunday morning programs run from 10:30am till noon and are open to the public.
Our Sunday School for children runs concurrently.


January 2017


Sunday, January 22


Tom & Patty Erd

 co-owners of The Spice House

"Adding Spice to Our Lives, Patty and Tom Erd, 21st Century Spice Merchants"

Tom and Patty Erd are the co-owners of the fabulous Spice House, arguably the best spice shop in the country. This unique, special business has been family owned for over 60 years, and now consists of five retail stores in IL and WI plus a retail internet site. The Erds will reveal the trials, tribulations, and joys of being part of the world’s second oldest profession, spice merchants. Tom and Patty will add a bit of flavor to their talk by and educating us on “lore and lure” of spices.



Sunday, January 29


Deborah Tuerkheimer

 Professor of Law at Northwestern University

"Rape Law in Flux"

Policymakers are increasingly confronting the problem of sexual assault, both on and off on college campuses. Yet the laws and practices surrounding rape remain profoundly disconnected from modern understandings of sex and sexuality. While significant obstacles to reform persist, promising efforts to close this gap are underway.


February 2017


Sunday, February 5


Robert Gordon

Stanley G. Harris Professor of Economics at Northwestern University

"The Rise and Fall of American Growth"

Join Robert Gordon, the Stanley G. Harris Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, as he describes his award winning book and research on the evolution of U.S. living standards since the Civil War. Professor Gordon will explain why economic growth soared in America in the early 20th century, and why it won’t be soaring again any time soon.


April 2017


Sunday, April 9


Ali Rizvi

Pakistani-Canadian author of "The Atheist Muslim"

"The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason"

Ali will share his emotionally and intellectually compelling personal story of struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the religion he was being raised in. After losing his faith, he has resolved to use his new freedom of speech to represent the voices that are usually quashed before reaching the mainstream media––those of Atheist Muslims.

Copies of his book "The Atheist Muslim" will be available for sale after the program.








Feb. 11
8:00 pm 


Darwin Day Celebration


Featuring a staged reading of 
"A Search for Truth That Shook The World:
A Drama In One Act" by Beth Staas

$8 suggested donation includes refreshments.

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