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.
November & December
*As we mark the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we re-visit the dynamic combination of powerful religious institutions, strong personalities, social class conflict, and new technologies in 16th century Europe. But what were some of the basic theological concepts involved, and do they still hold relevance for us today? Join us in November and December as Pastor Jeffrey Phillips leads us through a special thought-provoking UCC Reformation program.
*On December 17, Peter Cosyns’ popular Christmas music program returns. “Carols from the Archives” will be a discussion of the sources for text and tunes of several popular carols from the 15th and 16th centuries. (Not to worry, you’ll recognize all of them, even those sung in Latin.)
November 19 Reformation – “Salvation by Faith through Grace”
November 26 Reformation – “Guess What? You’re a Priest”
December 3 Reformation – “Sola Scriptura”
December 10 Reformation – “Which Do You Prefer, an Angry God or a Cheap Gospel?”
December 17 Christmas Music with Peter Cosyns – “Carols from the Archives”
December 24 & 31 No Adult Enrichment
Please join us Sunday mornings in the Centennial Room:
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?