Women’s Day

Justice Weekend May 20-21, 2017
United Methodist Women: Seekers of Justice for All

Justice Symposium – Saturday, May 20 from 9am – 1pm in Sherman’s Winfield Hall

Patrick Keenan-Devlin - Dawes HeadshotOn Saturday morning May 20th, Sherman will host a Symposium with discussions led by: 1) Executive Director and Juvenile Justice Attorney Patrick Keenan-Devlin of the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy of Evanston, focusing on achieving justice in our schools and the courts for disadvantaged Evanston youth followed by,


Seth Green of Y.O.U.2) Mr. Seth Green of Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) addressing a) Issues facing our youth on the employment front and b) Opportunities facing our youth; c) YOU, its mission and services; d) How we in the community can help.Karen Chavers Shorefront photo


Mr. Green and Mr. Keenan-Devlin will be interviewed by Ms. Karen Chavers, the District Director for Larry Suffredin, Cook County Commissioner of the 13 th District.

3) a discussion on the state of immigration led by Luis Huerta-Silva. Mr. Huerta-Silva is with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).

Women’s Day 2017 Service
Sunday afternoon, May 21

Women’s Day at Sherman is a special day in which we lift up:
  • The role of women in church and society
  • The celebration of our youth and their gifts and graces
  • The history and role of women  at Sherman UMC

This year, we welcome back Helen Roberts-Evans, our missionary to Liberia speaking 3pm-5pm

Helen serves as the Director of the Department of General Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. Helen attended high school at Evanston Township High School. She then studied in Bogotá, Colombia, and received a degree in special education from Boston University. Helen worked from 1998 through 2007 as executive director of the Child Care Center of Evanston. Here at Sherman United Methodist Church, Helen has served as a Sunday school teacher and has been an active member of United Methodist Women.

Each year we seek spiritual messages from female leaders in our community.  Past speakers include:

2016 – Rev. Dr. Karen Mosby: Executive Director of Programs at Good News Partners
2015 – Rev. Michelle Watkins Branch: Dean of the Maceo D. Pembroke Institute and an Elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church
2014 – Bishop Sally Dyck, episcopal leader: Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church;
2013 – Mrs. Jamell Meeks: first lady of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago
2012 – Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson: Dean of Students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
Please join us this year!

Women’s Day and Justice Weekend 2017 are sponsored by:820 Church St., Evanston, IL 60201