Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast 2016
Dec
2
7:30 am07:30

Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast 2016

The Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast is held annually from 7:30 - 9am the first Friday of December at the Chicago Hilton. This community event is attended by more than 600 guests, and often includes remarks from the Mayor and the President of Cook County.

Our Chair for the event is Charles Tribbett, III, Managing Director of Russell Reynolds Associates.

Our keynote speaker is Cardinal Blase Cupich, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

The cost of the event this year is $75 for an individual seat, and $1,000 to sponsor a table of ten. We also have higher-level sponsorship options available for individuals and organizations.

 

The Chicago Sunday Evening Club is a ministry created by the Chicago business community, and directed toward the Chicago business community and the city as a whole. We tell stories that inspire people to put their faith into action to benefit Chicago. For more than a century, we've been doing this on radio, television, and through live events.

 

 

Breakfast and Conversation with Jim Wallis
Feb
1
8:00 am08:00

Breakfast and Conversation with Jim Wallis

  • Union League Club - Heritage Room

For nearly half a century, JIm Wallis has been at the center of progressive Evangelical conversation around race, justice, and economics in America.

In his new book, America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians--particularly white Christians--urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.

When Wallis comes to Chicago in early February during his book tour, most of his appearances will be large events. But on Monday, February 1st, you have the opportunity to join him in conversation, in an intimate setting, with pastors and racial justice leaders from across the city.

We hope you can join us for this important and timely conversation!

2015 Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast
Dec
4
7:30 am07:30

2015 Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast

  • Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Chicago

The Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast is held annually from 7:30 - 9am the first Friday of December at the Chicago Hilton. This community event is attended by more than 600 guests, and often includes remarks from the Mayor and the President of Cook County.

Our Chair for the event is David Casper, President and CEO of BMO Harris Bank, and our keynote speaker is Rev. Shannon Kershner, Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

The cost of the event this year is $75 for an individual seat.  Table sponsorships, which include ten seat tickets and public recognitions, are $1,000. We also have higher-level sponsorship options available for individuals and organizations.

The Chicago Sunday Evening Club is a ministry created by the Chicago business community, and directed toward the Chicago business community and the city as a whole. We tell stories that inspire people to put their faith into action to benefit Chicago. For more than a century, we've been doing this on radio, television, and through live events.

Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

Reception for Friends and Guests of Things Not Seen Radio at AAR/SBL

  • The Westin Peachtree Plaza

If you are attending the AAR/SBL conference in Atlanta this year, join us!

Things Not Seen is a weekly radio show about faith and culture, distributed nationwide by PRX - the Public Radio Exchange. We feature a wide variety of guests, from up-and-coming authors to nationally-recognized figures like Jesse Jackson, Rachel Held Evans, and Reza Aslan. 

We welcome everyone who has been a guest on the program, or who is a fan of the show, or who would simply like to find out more. All are welcome - Please join us!

Nov
11
4:00 pm16:00

Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Shanta Premawardhana

The second Wednesday of every month, from 4 to 6pm, we open our doors and welcome our friends to join us for light refreshments and uplifting conversation.

Each month we invite a notable guest from the Chicagoland community to offer a few remarks at 5pm. Come for as long as you like, and please bring friends - all are welcome! 

This month we welcome Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, Executive Director of SCUPE - The Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, which educates and trains faith leaders to mobilize communities inter-racially, inter-culturally, and inter-religiously for justice, inclusivity and peace.

Please RSVP through this site, so we know how many to expect - but feel free to join us (and bring a friend) even if you don't have a chance to RSVP.
 
The event is free - there will be wine, there will be cheese, and there will be fantastic conversation. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Oct
14
4:00 pm16:00

Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Marilyn Pagán-Banks

The second Wednesday of every month, from 4 to 6pm, we open our doors and welcome our friends to join us for light refreshments and uplifting conversation.


Each month we invite a notable guest from the Chicagoland community to offer a few remarks at 5pm. Come for as long as you like, and please bring friends - all are welcome! 

This month we welcome Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, Executive Director of A Just Harvest, whose mission is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines in order to create a more just society.

Please RSVP through this site, so we know how many to expect - but feel free to join us (and bring a friend) even if you don't have a chance to RSVP.

The event is free - there will be wine, there will be cheese, and there will be fantastic conversation. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Eventbrite - CSEC Wednesday Wisdom: Marilyn Pagán-Banks
Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Xavier Ramey
Sep
9
4:00 pm16:00

Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Xavier Ramey

  • Chicago Sunday Evening Club

The second Wednesday of every month, from 4 to 6pm, we open our doors and welcome our friends to join us for light refreshments and uplifting conversation.


Each month we invite a notable guest from the Chicagoland community to offer a few remarks at 5pm. Come for as long as you like, and please bring friends - all are welcome! 

This month we welcome Xavier RameyFormerly Senior Manager of Community Investment at the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Ramey is now the Senior Assistant Director for Social Innovation and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago. He is also the Openrations Director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective - a community organizing group that combines art and direct action to combat issues of systemic discrimination and police violence.

Please RSVP through this site, so we know how many to expect - but feel free to join us (and bring a friend) even if you don't have a chance to RSVP.

Eventbrite - CSEC Wednesday Wisdom: Xavier Ramey


The event is free - there will be wine, there will be cheese, and there will be fantastic conversation. We're looking forward to seeing you!


Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Barbara Mahany
Jun
10
4:00 pm16:00

Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Barbara Mahany

  • Chicago Sunday Evening Club

The second Wednesday of every month, from 4 to 6pm, we open our doors and welcome our friends to join us for light refreshments and uplifting conversation.

Each month we invite a notable guest from the Chicagoland community to offer a few remarks at 5pm. Come for as long as you like, and please bring friends - all are welcome! 

This month we welcome author Barbara MahanyFor nearly 30 years she was a writer for the Chicago Tribune.  Last year, Abingdon Press published her book Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, named by Publishers' Weekly as one of the Top 10 Best Religion Books for its fall list in 2014.

Eventbrite - CSEC Wednesday Wisdom: Barbara Mahany
Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Tom Ciesielka
May
13
4:00 pm16:00

Wednesday Wisdom, featuring Tom Ciesielka

  • Chicago Sunday Evening Club

The second Wednesday of every month, from 4 to 6pm, we open our doors and welcome our friends to join us for light refreshments and uplifting conversation.

Each month we invite a notable guest from the Chicagoland community to offer a few remarks at 5pm. Come for as long as you like, and please bring friends - all are welcome! 

This month we welcome Tom Ciesielkafounder and president of TC Public Relations. 

Tom has worked in media relations for more than 25 years. He has a track record of placing Christian worldview messages in media outlets such as  CNN, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Huffington Post and People Magazine. His business passion is to blend his Christian faith with media relations expertise, while helping social service and public interest organizations fulfill their missions.

Tom’s secular work has included serving Verizon Wireless, Disney Television and Yale University Press.

Tom will share how to tell your faith story in the media and what works with developing relationships with journalists.

FREE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HERE

"Divided Families" Live Discussion Event
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

"Divided Families" Live Discussion Event

  • Wauconda Area Public Library

Messiah Lutheran Church in Wauconda, in conjunction with United Partnership for a Better Community Wauconda, is hosting a viewing of the Sunday Evening Club documentary, Divided Families: Responding with Faith

This hour-long documentary explores the impact of immigration policies on Amy and Carlos, a young family from West Chicago. It is a story of their decade-long struggle, and highlights the work of faith organizations across Chicago that are working to help families stay together.

The evening will include a viewing of the documentary and a panel discussion. David Dault, CSEC president, will be the emcee and moderator. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Wisdom - featuring Mark Hallett
Apr
8
4:00 pm16:00

Wednesday Wisdom - featuring Mark Hallett

  • Chicago Sunday Evening Club

The second Wednesday of every month, from 4 to 6pm, we open our doors and welcome our friends to join us for light refreshments and uplifting conversation.

Each month we invite a notable guest from the Chicagoland community to offer a few remarks at 5pm. Come for as long as you like, and please bring friends - all are welcome! 

This month we welcome Mark Hallett of the Illinois Humanities Council. Mark joined the IHC this past February. Prior to that, Mark was a Senior Program Officer for the McCormick Foundation. His focus was the Journalism Program, and he worked on initiatives involving youth and community media, reporter training, and open government.