Advent Wreath Making for everyone of all ages – Sunday, November 25 | 11 A.M.
Women’s Advent Gathering: The Hush of Advent – Monday, December 3 | 6:30 P.M.
Women of the church (and their guests) are invited to take a few moments at the beginning of the Advent Season to listen to “The Hush of Advent” through candlelight, music, poetry, reflection, friendship, and the sharing of a meal.
Men’s Advent Gathering (quiet, reflective worship and friendship) – Friday, December 7 | 7-7:45 P.M.
Men’s Advent Gathering. Let’s escape the busyness of the season for a few minutes of quiet, reflective worship and friendship. Pastor Jeffrey will lead us in a 45-minute service of readings, silence, candle lighting, prayer, and simple songs from the Taizé Community in France. Please RSVP so he knows how many chairs to set up — firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring some guy friends who may need some peace, quiet, and friendship at this time of the year.
Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr., the 13th President of Chicago Theological Seminary. A renowned theologian and scholar, Ray earned his MDiv and Ph.D. from Yale. He has served on many faculties, including Garrett-Evangelical Theological and Lutheran Theological Seminary.
A celebrated writer, Ray published one book, Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility, and co-authored another, Black Church Studies: An Introduction. He has received numerous awards, including Yale Divinity’s Hooker Fellowship for Excellence in Theological Studies; and was named to Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Collegium of Scholars in 2008.
The presentation by Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny) on Breaking the Cycle of Chicago’s Gun Violence gathered a significant number of participants on October 10. It allowed us to learn first-hand about real-life toll gun violence is taking on children, young adults, and communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides. Opening remarks were offered by Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education and Managing Director of anti-gun-violence initiative, Chicago CRED, followed by a panel discussion with young men living every day amid gun violence and the professionals intervening with those most likely to be perpetrators or victims of homicides and shootings. The conversation focused on one core innovative solution being employed to reverse the trend. CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny).
Chicago CRED was created in 2016 by Emerson Collective, a social impact organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, along with former U.S. Education Secretary and Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan. CRED’s workforce and boost Chicago’s economy.
The event was sponsored by Winnetka Congregational Church and Congregation Hakafa.
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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, physical ability, nationality or background.
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.