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We live in a complex world, full of both huge issues that need to be solved as well as incredible moments of beauty, goodness and transcendence to experience.  We believe in diving into all of it. So along with Sunday worship we also regularly host everything from concerts and art shows to lectures by a wide-range of smart and thoughtful guests. Here are a few things going on right now.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Winnetka Congregational Church 725 Pine St, Winnetka

Every year, but ESPECIALLY this year, our neighbors who are in need turn to the New Trier Township Food Pantry. November 1st – 30th Winnetka Congregational Church will be collecting items to make sure that no one is hungry — especially on Thanksgiving. When you are sho​pping weekly during November please add a few of these to your cart and drop off in the bins marked NT P​antry at the Helms entrance at church: Cooking…

Introduction to the Qur’an

Online

Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment will dive into the Qur’an over nine sessions, starting November 29, 8:45-9:45 a.m., https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85411684152, meeting ID: 854 1168 4152, or call in: (312) 626-6799. For people of the Muslim faith—nearly 25 percent of the world’s population—the Qur’an represents the most intimate and direct experience of the divine. For the Islamic faithful, the Qur’an is the eternal and perfect word of God, and it lies at the heart of their understanding of…

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Online

On Sunday, November 29,  join your WCC friends and family for a festive event to kick-off the Christmas Season. We know that the Christmas season will look different this year, but we want to help you start the season with a little joy. We will be gathering virtually this year; specific details will be posted soon. We hope you can join us for this festive, virtual-just-for-this-year Christmas Tradition at WCC! All are welcome!

Women’s Advent Gathering

Online

Women of Winnetka Congregational Church and Friends, In Advent of 2018 and 2019, women from Winnetka Congregational Church gathered for an evening of food and fellowship, along with a special Advent program filled with readings, reflections, music, and candle lighting. This year, we aren’t able to gather in the same way we have in the past, but we will still gather virtually for a special Women’s Advent Gathering on Monday, December 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83173422443 Or…

Advent Prayer Vigil

Online

Our congregation sets aside one day in Advent each year to prayerfully reflect on God’s self-giving in Christ and await the advent (“coming”) of God in Jesus Christ into our lives and world. This year, that day is Wednesday, December 9.  We typically invite people to pray in the Little Chapel that day.  This year, we ask members of our WCC family to take a few minutes to pray at home – by yourself or…

Men’s Advent Gathering

Online

Advent is a good time to pause, reflect, and open up to God’s coming (“advent”) in Christ.  For some, this time of year can also be difficult due to recent losses or other reasons. For the last two years, men of Winnetka Congregational Church have gathered in the Little Chapel on a Friday evening during Advent for prayer, silence, meditative singing, the hearing of scripture, and the lighting of the four Advent candles. This year…

Virtual 105th Christmas Pageant

Online

The 105th Christmas Pageant will “Premier”

during worship on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

 

We are incredibly grateful that we will be able to keep this tradition alive!! It will be a Pageant we will always remember! Thanks for helping make it even more special with your presence!

Christmas Eve Celebration

Online

Join us on our YouTube channel to sing, pray, light candles, ring bells, hear amazing music and remember wonder.   As this incredible “nothing as usual” 2020 nears its end, on this night we’re fully embracing our “Not church as usual”-ness and coming together for our first ever “virtual” Christmas Eve service. This will be a time to reflect and celebrate once again the great good news of Christmas: “Into our darkness, God’s light beams. Into…

WCC Reads: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Online

Our tentative selection is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. On the longlist in the fiction category for the National Book Award, Bennett’s novel weaves together multiple strands and generations of the Vignes family.  Identical twin daughters of the family are raised in a small, southern black town in Louisiana, but take divergent paths as they become young women. Although everything about their adult lives is different – their own families, their communities, and even…

WCC Reads: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Online

Our tentative selection is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. On the longlist in the fiction category for the National Book Award, Bennett’s novel weaves together multiple strands and generations of the Vignes family.  Identical twin daughters of the family are raised in a small, southern black town in Louisiana, but take divergent paths as they become young women. Although everything about their adult lives is different – their own families, their communities, and even…

WCC Reads: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Online

Our tentative selection is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. On the longlist in the fiction category for the National Book Award, Bennett’s novel weaves together multiple strands and generations of the Vignes family.  Identical twin daughters of the family are raised in a small, southern black town in Louisiana, but take divergent paths as they become young women. Although everything about their adult lives is different – their own families, their communities, and even…

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