Winnetka Congregational Church, an open-minded, open-hearted, non-denominational Christian church is seeking candidates for the Director of Connections Ministry position. The Director of Connections Ministry will serve as a welcoming and organizing presence who empowers our congregation to inform, invite, include, integrate, and inspire members, prospective members, and visitors, alike.
Episcopal priest, author, and president and founder of Thistle Farms in Nashville.
The mission of Thistle Farms is to heal, empower, and employ female survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
Becca is a 2016 CNN “Hero of the Year” and a White House “Champion of Change.”
Saturday, October 19 | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Sip Tea & Celebrate Freedom: How Love is Defeating Sex-Trafficking
Come drink some of the finest moringa tea in the world as we:
– Hear inspiring, firsthand stories of justice and freedom from women survivors of sex-trafficking.
– Learn about the national movement of Thistle Farms — the largest justice social enterprise in the United States.
Opening remarks by the Rev. Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms founder; 2016 CNN “Hero of the Year” finalist) Opportunity to shop Thistle Farms products to support their work and to hear about their healing practices.
Sunday, October 20 | 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Conversation with Becca and Senior Pastor Jeff Braun.
Sunday, October 20 | 10:00 a.m.
Becca will preach during worship service. All are welcome, regardless of faith background!
Jeffrey Phillips, Associate Pastor
Winnetka Congregational Church
Office direct (847) 999-9403
October WCC Reads – Anxious to Talk About It
Another Opportunity to Address Racism and Do Our Homework
Anticipating our impending partnership with Bethel Baptist Church in Chicago Hts., our congregation continues its spiritual and intellectual preparation in October by reading together Carolyn B. Helsel‘s Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism (2017, Chalice Press).
The author acknowledges from the start that this is a difficult topic for many American Christians of European ancestry. As a white Presbyterian pastor and professor who has worked with many predominantly white congregations on this issue, Helsel offers new insights and spiritual practices to assist anxious readers to engage racial identity and racial justice with less fear and more confidence so they can join the broader conversation on racism and build authentic relationships. The book is only 126 pages long and includes compelling stories from everyday life. Sounds like just the right book for us!
On Wednesday, October 23, we will gather in the Centennial Room in the afternoon and evening to discuss the book. Afternoon sessions are 1:00-2:15, and evening sessions are 7:00-8:15. Each evening session will follow the content of that day’s afternoon session.
Participate as your schedule allows; you do not have to be present each week. You may attend some weeks in the afternoon and other weeks in the evening. Or, if you can’t attend the discussions, read the book anyway! Obtain your copy as you wish. Childcare for children of all ages will be available.
Questions, contact Pastor Jeffrey Phillips: email@example.com, (847) 999-9403.
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Tuesday–Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday: Church office closed.
Sunday Worship service at 10 AM
As “A House of Worship For All People”, Winnetka Congregational Church acknowledges, supports, and welcomes all God’s children whatever their age, culture, race, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or marital status, education, nationality, or cultural background, physical or cognitive ability.
As called by Christ: we seek to celebrate every person’s dignity, uniqueness, relationships, and God-given gifts; to recognize our inter-connectedness as human beings; and to foster a safe, nurturing community in which each person can live out their faith journey authentically and wholeheartedly.