Faith Matters… Belief Matters…
Adult Enrichment includes both Sunday mornings prior to 10:00 worship and specially scheduled weekday mornings/evenings.
Sunday mornings during fall, winter, and spring quarters begin at 8:45 with Refreshments and Fellowship, followed by Program at 9:00.
Our popular Sunday format is media presentation followed by conversation on various religious and spiritual topics. Guest speakers from local seminaries and universities and faith-based organizations present at various times throughout the year.
Special enrichment programs and short-term series are provided at other times and seasons during the week throughout the year that include feature movies, documentaries, and book discussions.
As “A House of Worship for All People” we promote FOCUS: Focus On Community UnderStanding to foster global and local interfaith conversation and community service.
What, exactly, is religion? And why does one religious tradition often differ so markedly from another, even when you might not expect it to? Why, for example, are the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – despite their common source – often so different? And what kinds of factors separate the beliefs of a Hindu or Buddhist not only from those held by Jews, Christians, or Muslims, or by each other, but also from many who identify themselves as fellow Hindus or Buddhists?
Join us Sunday mornings as we continue the Great Courses DVD-based series, Comparative Religion, led by award-winning Professor Charles Kimball of the University of Oklahoma.
October 1 Sacred Texts for Hindus and Buddhists
October 8 Daily, Weekly, and Annual Religious Rituals
October 15 The Human Predicament – How to Overcome It
October 22 Breaking Through the Illusion of Reality
October 29 The Evolution of Religious Institutions
8:45 – fellowship and refreshments
9:00 – presentation, followed by conversation
Dr. Thomas Mockaitis returned to present a series on Current Events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. This is a FOCUS (Focus On Community UnderStanding) ministry of Adult Enrichment.
WCC ADULT ENRICHMENT – FOCUS Series on Migration
The Loyola professor, Dr. Maria Valdez de Haymes and some of her social work student interns share their experience and insights into the critical topic of immigration.
Instructor: K. K. Yeo (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is currently Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has authored and edited over 25 Chinese books and 8 English books on cross-cultural biblical interpretation and Christian spirituality, including What Has Jerusalem to Do with Beijing? (Trinity Press International, 1995) and Zhuangzi and James (in Chinese, 2012). He was born and raised in Borneo, Malaysia. With his wife Kungsiu and three children, they reside in Skokie.
K.K. provided an insightful and well received Sunday morning series at WCC in fall, 2011.
Evolution and Genesis 1 presented by Dr. Paul Allen
Why Do We Celebrate Isaac Newton?: Connection Between Universe and Our Genetic Code presented by Dr. Chang Liu
Dr. Charles Dowding (engineer)
Dr. Chang Liu (engineer)
Dr. Charles Shabica (geologist)
The Sixth Sense by William Mueller
Ecology:God’s fine balances. How do people influence Earth’s natural systems? by Laurie Morse
October 16, 2013: Fr. Michael Pfleger’s presentation on Violence… Why? And What Can Be Done?