Our Purpose:

Our Diversity and Social Justice Team is committed to helping people go deeper into the issues of mission, mercy, and justice by addressing systemic causes of injustice and issues related to living our Christian faith in our culture and society. The Team has committed to focus in five areas:  Environment/God’s Creation, Immigration, Interfaith work, LGBTQ+ Concerns/Welcome, and Mental Health.  They also partner with other groups within and outside the church to impact issues like gun violence or anti-racism.  To learn more about our work or get involved, contact Team Leader, Jean Streeter.

Join us for the Annual Buffalo Grove Pride Parade!

The Buffalo Grove Pride parade and picnic is Sunday, June 2 beginning at 11 am. There are several opportunities to witness to God’s love for all in support of this annual community event.
  • You can represent Kingswood by walking in the parade.  Parade walkers hand out candy and beads to spectators along the route.  If you wish to walk, we line up in the parade queue at 9:30 am.  The parade route, just under a mile, is high energy and fun!
  • You can also help build Kingswood's float on Saturday, June 1 in the afternoon at the Johnsons' home.
  • Another way to support the event is by donating wrapped, non-chocolate candy and colorful beads. You can purchase them yourself or purchase through our Amazon Wish List. Donations must be received at either campus by Friday, May 31.
  • You can volunteer at the Kingswood Outreach table after the parade at the picnic at 11:30 am.  This is an opportunity to connect with the greater community and share our story of inclusion.

Prayers for Peace

The Social Justice/Diversity Team joins with the Council of Bishops and the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Clergy asking for continued prayers for peace in the Middle East and condemnation of hatred against people of all faiths.

Gun Violence Panel Discussion

On October 11, 2022, the Diversity/Social Justice Team sponsored a panel discussion for community members to stay informed about gun violence.  Our featured panelists included Buffalo Grove Police Officer Malcolm Baker and Lt. Tara Anderson, Sheri Williams from Moms Demand Action, and Dan Didech, Illinois State Rep. D-59.   The entire program can be viewed here.