Adult Faith Formation

GCC’s Adult Faith Formation programs explore a wide range of topics, from practical spirituality to historical theology, to contemporary events from a faith perspective. Adult education at GCC is designed to engage the church members and the wider community in spiritual growth and constructive change.

Tom Amos speakers forum

All events are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in GCC’s Upper Commons. Use the west parking lot and west entrance. Free admission, and all are welcome!

“Spotlight: Teenage Mental Health,”
with panelists from Erica’s  Lighthouse, Family Service Center, Glenbrook South HS, and Youth Services of Glenview-Northbrook       

“Political Extremism Knocking at Our Doors: The John Birch Society in 1960s Glenview,”
with Susan Johns, President of the Glenview History Center

“Why Performance Psychology Matters (and Not Just to Athletes),”

with Tom Mietus, Athletic Director at Glenbrook South HS

“’Tis the Season: Chamber Music for the Holidays,”
with a trio of performers to be announced

“Welcome to 2024: Information Literacy in This Tricky Time,”
with Lindsey Dorfman, Executive Library Director of Glenview Public Library  

“Spotlight: Cook County’s United Against Hate Campaign,”
with County Commissioner Scott Britton  

“Meet the Neighbors: An Interfaith Dialogue,”
with Qasim Gillani from Glenview’s Ishmaili Jamatkhana and Rev. Dr. James Matarazzo, GCC’s Senior Minister

“A Trio of Pairs: Poems, Short Stories, and Old Friends,”
with Judy Adams and Allan Ruter, longtime teaching colleagues and literary combatants in the vein of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

Current program information can be found on the Connect/News & Upcoming Events page.

Spiritual Life Center

The Spiritual Life Team Ministry is based on a comprehensive interfaith research study on the nature of Spiritual Life in faith communities, designed and conducted by Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  A licensed psychologist, Rev. McKay is Pastoral Associate for Spiritual Life at GCC.

Designed by Rev. McKay, the Spiritual Life Team Ministry provides a safe space for people to share their spiritual lives and grow in their ability and comfort with prayer.  The Spiritual Life Team Ministry is a unique and powerful opportunity to learn to identify and share God moments and prayers with others in an entirely safe environment.   Teams meet for one hour each month.  The teams concentrate on developing an understanding of spiritual life both as individuals and as members of a Spiritual Life Team. To date, teams have been all-female, all-male, and couples. More mixed men and women’s teams are being planned, as well as a “praying in sign language” Spiritual Life Team. For more information, contact Rev. Bobbie McKay.