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

December 2017


Sunday, December 17


Winter Festival


Everyone is welcome to join us for our celebration of the winter solstice. Glenda Kenyon and Katherine Ross will lead us in some of our old traditions, and perhaps begin some new ones! Our Sunday School children will present a play about Truth, we'll sing some songs to brighten the winter day, and the children will have a special gift for everyone. Everyone is invited to bring a donation of new winter hats, gloves, or scarves, or some non-perishable food to decorate our mitten tree. These donations will go to a local shelter after the program. 

There will be no Sunday morning program on December 24 or 31. Happy Holidays! 


January 2018


Sunday, January 7


David Ansell, MD, MPH


"The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills"

Those living in America's poorest and sickest neighborhoods have a life expectancy 35 years lower than those living in its healthiest and wealthiest areas. Drawing on his nearly four decades as a physician, Dr. David Ansell will discuss the devastating impacts of socio-economic inequality on health and how we can begin to close this death gap.

Copies of Dr. Ansell's book, The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills, will be on sale during the coffee hour.


Sunday, January 14


Miriam Petty


"Stealing the Show: African Americans in 1930s Hollywood"

Dr. Miriam Petty will discuss her first book, Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood, exploring the complex relationships between black audiences and black performers in the classical Hollywood era. Dr. Petty focuses on five performers whose careers flourished during this period—Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Lincoln “Stepin Fetchit” Perry, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Hattie McDaniel—and will show us how these actors, despite being routinely cast in stereotypical roles, managed to negotiate their complex positions in Hollywood and to ultimately “steal the show.” In addition to showing film clips, Dr. Petty will discuss how their work is still relevant today.

Copies of Dr. Petty’s book, Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood, will be on sale during the coffee hour.


Sunday, January 21


Susan Trieschmann


"Curt’s Café - Serving The Underserved"

Susan will discuss her work with Curt’s Café and the path that led her to create this Evanston-based not-for-profit organization. At Curt’s, young adults are young adults are taught marketable skills and then assisted in securing employment. They teach culinary techniques but also provide instruction their students will need to fill in educational gaps, gain confidence, and become job-ready.



Sunday, January 28


Gail Lukasik


"I Kept My Mother’s Racial Secret for 17 Years: White Like Her"

Gail Lukasik is a mystery author, a former ballerina, and a UIC writing instructor. While researching her family roots, she discovered her mother was “passing" as white. Complying with her mother’s wishes, Gail kept that secret for 17 years. She recently told her family story of race and racial passing in her newly published book, White Like Her: My Family’s Story Of Race and Racial Passing. In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness.

Copies of Gail's book, White Like Her: My Family’s Story Of Race And Racial Passing, will be on sale during the coffee hour.


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