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

September 2017


Sunday, September 24


Peter Hayes


"Why? Explaining the Holocaust"


Peter Hayes, award winning author, Northwestern University Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University, who spent his career teaching students about the Holocaust, will offer his explanation of why the Holocaust occurred, describe its horrors, and warn “what happened in the past has implications for the future.”


October 2017


 Sunday, October 1


Jacqueline Battalora


"The Legal Invention of White People"

 Professor Jacqueline Battalora of Saint Xavier University will explain where, when, how, and why the human category called "white people" was first utilized in law. This legal history begins in the 1600s in the British colonies of North America and concludes with evidence of  "white people" being asserted and imposed as a matter of foundational U.S. law.


Sunday, October 8


Janet Heimlich


"Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment"

High-profile cases such as the child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church and “faith healing” child death cases in some fundamentalist congregations have drawn attention to a serious yet misunderstood problem: religious child maltreatment or RCM. What can we do to protect children from harmful religious influences and ensure that faith is a source of comfort, strength, and inspiration, and not a justification for abuse and neglect? In this enlightening and provocative talk, award-winning journalist Janet Heimlich discusses how to identify RCM and its risk factors, and, most importantly, how we can stop it.


Sunday, October 15


Marc Ayers


"Speak Up for Animals: Turning Compassion into Action""

Join your HSUS Illinois State Director and be a part of the change, not just a bystander! This is your chance to learn how to effectively advocate for the animals in Illinois and "Turn Your Compassion into Action"


Sunday, October 22


Canice Prendergast


"Contemporary Art and its Market"

Canice Prendergast is the W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and also head of the critically acclaimed and award winning contemporary art collection at the University’s Business School. Prendergast will describe the collection’s role and evolution, and the strangeness of navigating the art market.








Oct 14
8:00 pm 

Kristin Lems

The Second Saturday Coffeehouse delights in welcoming back folksinger/songwriter Kristin Lems to open our twelfth year of music and spoken word. 

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