Events

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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.

Introduction to the Qur’an: “Sharia and Jihad: The Qur’an as Legal Text”

Online

Introduction to the Qur’an Our survey of the Qur’an from The Great Courses continues this Sunday, January 24, 8:45-9:45 a.m.   We will view and discuss Lecture 11 in The Great Courses: “Sharia and Jihad: The Qur’an as Legal Text”. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85411684152, meeting ID: 854 1168 4152, or call: (312) 626-6799.   The untranslated words sharia and jihad might best be understood, as, respectively, “searching for God’s will” and “the universal struggle for justice,” rather than the…

Virtual Church School (on Zoom)

Online

This Sunday we will be starting a new curriculum focused on The Beatitudes! Over several weeks we will take a look, verse by verse, at this incredible, wisdom filled passage of scripture. We will explore Jesus’ vision of God’s inclusive kingdom, observing how Jesus turned expectations and traditional beliefs about being blessed upside down, and imagine ways to live into the promises of Jesus’ Beatitudes.   Contact shelli@winnetkacongregationalchurch.org for Zoom link.

Navigators (on Zoom)

Online

Thanks to everyone who joined in our Zoom meeting this last Sunday. It was great to see you all and to feel reconnected! It is to be determined whether our next meeting will still be virtual or in person.

Dark Sky Presentation hosted by Go Green Northfield and Go Green Winnetka

Online

Presenter Adam Kreuzer of the International Dark-Sky Association will discuss the importance of reducing light pollution, how we can reduce our own light pollution, and more. Join us and learn about the importance of preserving and protecting the night time environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting. This event is co-hosted by Go Green Northfield and Go Green Winnetka. Zoom – Register here (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOCqrjIuG9M_1HUyEtD-tCQWPESkEIRk)

Introduction to the Qur’an: “Qur’anic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism”

Online

Introduction to the Qur’an Our survey of the Qur’an from The Great Courses continues this Sunday, January 31, 8:45-9:45 a.m.   We will view and discuss Lecture: “Qur’anic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism” (Lecture 12 in The Great Courses). https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85411684152, meeting ID: 854 1168 4152, or call: (312) 626-6799.   Due to the copyright nature of the lectures, we are not recording the sessions.  If you would like to view any lecture, let Pastor Jeffrey know and…

Virtual Church School (on Zoom)

Online

This Sunday we will be starting a new curriculum focused on The Beatitudes! Over several weeks we will take a look, verse by verse, at this incredible, wisdom filled passage of scripture. We will explore Jesus’ vision of God’s inclusive kingdom, observing how Jesus turned expectations and traditional beliefs about being blessed upside down, and imagine ways to live into the promises of Jesus’ Beatitudes.   Contact shelli@winnetkacongregationalchurch.org for Zoom link.

Servants (on Zoom)

Online

Servants is back this Sunday! We will meet on Zoom for a chance to connect after several weeks off, play some games, and have fun! We will also be talking about two upcoming service opportunities for youth! We know it’s a holiday weekend, but we hope you can join us!   Contact sarah.lohrbach@winnetkacongregationalchurch.org for Zoom link.

Confirmation (on Zoom)

Online

Our next class will be Wednesday. The first draft of your God sections is due at or prior to class. We will most likely remain virtual for this class, but a link will be sent separately once that is determined.   Contact sarah.lohrbach@winnetkacongregationalchurch.org for Zoom link.

End Plastic Pollution Discussion

Online

This discussion will focus on the problem of single-use plastics (framed by the movie The Story of Plastic) and how we can be part of the solution (framed by the Shedd Aquarium’s new initiative “Let’s Shedd Plastic”). When you register for the event, you will receive an email confirming your registration. That confirmation email will contain the screening link and password for viewing the movie, which may be done on your own any time before the Feb….

Keeping Communities Together

Online

The Obama Presidential Center and its Neighbors   Every town and neighborhood has a distinct history and “feel.”  People often live in the same place for generations, putting down roots and establishing relationships that provide profound meaning for residents.  What happens when a major development comes to the neighborhood, or when gentrification slowly begins to alter the character of a previously stable community?   The coming of the Obama Presidential Center to the southside of…

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