Adult Education, October 22nd: “The Truth About False Confessions: Why Do Juveniles Confess?”

Dozens of Illinois prisoners have been exonerated after being wrongfully convicted of offenses they did not commit.  Many of these were juveniles when they were convicted. Juveniles are particularly susceptible to suggestive and coercive interrogations, and particularly likely to confess falsely.  This phenomenon was recently highlighted in the popular Netflix drama “Making a Murderer,” which tells the…

Post-ToGather Discussion, October 26th

Please join us in the Guild Room at 7 p.m. after Northminster’s ToGather dinner to hear the next in the series of Pastor Michael Kirby’s Post-ToGather discussions. He will continue his talks, “Go and Do Likewise — Personhood, Relationship and Sexual Intimacy: An Ethical Conversation Rooted in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of…

Sermon Talk-Back, October 29th

Please join us in the Guild Room at 11:10 a.m. on October 29th for Pastor’s Michael Kirby’s “Sermon Talk-Back.” We are going to be discussing his sermon based on the scripture readings, 1 Kings 5:1-5 and 8:1-13, about Solomon’s temple — a place of sacrifice and divine presence.

Post-ToGather Discussion, October 19th

Don’t forget to stay after the ToGather dinner tomorrow night for Pastor Michael Kirby’s Post-ToGather Discussion. We are meeting in the Guild Room at 7 p.m. This week, in his series, “Go and Do Likewise — Personhood, Relationship and Sexual Intimacy: An Ethical Conversation Rooted in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts,” Pastor…

Post-ToGather Discussion October 12th

Join us in the Guild Room after ToGather at 7 p.m. this Thursday, October 12th for another discussion in the series, “Go and Do Likewise — Personhood, Relationship and Sexual Intimacy: An Ethical Conversation Rooted in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.” This week, Pastor Michael Kirby will be talking about “Power…

Adult Education — Citizen Christian: Part One, October 8th

Join us on October 8th at 11:10 a.m. in the Guild Room to learn “How Protestant Christianity Changed Democracy.” This is a two-part series lead by Pastor Michael Kirby. (Part Two: “Gosh, the Constitution Sounds So Presbyterian” is November 12th.) Ask most Americans about the impact of Christianity on our political system and they point…

Adult Education: Seraj Library Project, October 1st

Seraj in Arabic means “light.”  On Sunday  morning, October 1st,, Birch and Galen Burghardt will introduce you to the Seraj Library Project, whose vision is access to a community library for every Palestinian child and family.  Since its founding in 2005, Seraj has built eight libraries, the most recent one in Jiftlek, a very poor,…

ToGather and Post-ToGather Discussion, Thursday, October 5th

The menu for ToGather tomorrow evening is Jet’s pizza, salad, and desserts —  including Lee Knohl’s tasty brownies. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this tasty meal and don’t forget to stay afterward for Pastor Michael Kirby’s Post-ToGather Discussion. This week’s topic is “Created in Relationship: Divine, Human, Familial, Sexual.”  After dinner, we are…

Post-ToGather Discussion, “Go and Do Likewise,” September 28th

After ToGather on Thursday, September 28th, we are meeting in the Guild Room for the second in Pastor Michael Kirby’s series, “Go and Do Likewise.” His topic is “Virginity, Purity and Misogyny in the Ancient World and Today.” Biblical ethical norms concerning virginity, marriage, bride price, and other related issues will be contextualized for the original…