Spiritual Enrichment is WCC’s ministry of adult education and faith formation, uniting head and heart in pursuit of an honest and vibrant Christian faith that is open, relevant, faithful, and transformative. Independent thinking welcome and expected!
enriching minds, expanding faith, transforming hearts
We believe that the spiritual journey is a lifelong process. Throughout our years we continue to explore deep questions, examine ethical challenges, and grow in wisdom, compassion, generosity, and faith. We grow by drawing on our Christian heritage, the wisdom of the ages, the inner spark of our own spirit, and by being recognized and heard in thoughtful conversation with others.
Sunday Mornings – 8:45-10:00 in the Centennial Room (September-May) (gather for refreshments at 8:45, begin at 9:00). We feature speakers, discussions, films, and practices on a range of ethical, religious, social, historical, biblical, and spiritual topics. Information about current Sunday Morning Spiritual Enrichment programs can be found on this page.
Other Programs are offered in the daytime, evenings, and on weekends. Some are one-time; others are in short series: book discussions, Advent and Lenten prayer vigils, prayer workshops, films, walking a labyrinth, interfaith and social justice speakers, theologians, panels, and performances.
Rev. Jeffrey Phillips, associate pastor. Jeffrey works with lay leaders on the Spiritual Enrichment Team to plan and carry out our ministry. firstname.lastname@example.org, (847) 999-9403. More information about Jeffrey can be found here.
Dr. Thomas Mockaitis returned to present a series on Current Events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
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?