We are looking for faith groups from across Chicago!


As you may be aware, for the past three years the Chicago Community Trust has been facilitating an annual city-wide conversation called On the Table:


On the Table is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience across the region. Thousands of Chicago-area residents will gather in small groups to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. These conversations can inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.


The input received from On the Table has helped shape - and re-shape - the philanthropic mission of the Trust. They have literally incorporated the grassroots responses into the ways they have allocated resources for the region.

But so far they have not had good engagement from faith communities - so those voices are not able to help provide moral guidance to the ways these monies are being allocated. I very much want to change that!

The Community Trust has reached out to our organization, the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, to help them in reaching faith communities across the whole of Chicagoland, with a goal of identifying folks in these communities who are willing to become a table host.

Would you be willing to help?  I'm asking you to agree to host a group of 6, 8, or 10 people from your community networks for a conversation about our city, and how we can make it better.



For general information, start here: https://onthetable.com/


To register to host a table (It’s free!): You can navigate from the link above, or go here https://onthetable.com/register-to-host/

This is not limited to Chicago! Collar counties and Western Suburbs are welcome to take part.

Once you have filled in your registration information: You will be prompted to login with your name and the password you just chose. This will take you to a screen where you can fill in details about your hosted event.

At the bottom of the event screen, there is a drop-down menu for partner organizations. Please select Chicago Sunday Evening Club, so that we and the Community Trust can know that you are part of CSEC's network here in the city.

Once you have registered your event: You will be provided with information about how to invite guests. The website is set up to make the process very easy for everyone!


Thank you, and please contact me at dault@csec.org if you have questions or concerns!