Reformation 500 Celebration!

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation begun by Martin Luther in 1517 with a year-long series of events, special worship services and Christian education opportunities. Look back here often for upcoming activities.

When Martin Luther posted his "Ninety-five Theses" on the church door in Wittenberg in 1517, no one expected the breadth of evangelical reforms in Christian teaching and practice that followed. In every dimension of Christian faith, a renewed trust in God's forgiving mercy replaced a reliance on teachings and practices that, like the sale of indulgences, were vulnerable to abuse and corruption.

We started our celebration with a kick-off dinner at the Cook County Forest Preserve's lovely field house in River Forest. Reformation-related Sunday adult education topics, special music and worship services, and a tour of Germany highlight this special year-long celebration.

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