We know that making the “leap of faith” to attend an unfamiliar church can be overwhelming to say the least. The questions that run through your mind can seem endless. “What do I wear?” “How do I get there?” “What is available for my kids?” “What will I be expected to do?” “What do they believe?” etc…)
Here at Winnetka Congregational Church, we aim to make this leap seem more like a baby step. First of all, you can find the answers to many of these questions in the FAQ page of the website.
When you decide to visit, we are here for you. You can expect to be greeted by warm friendly smiles and people who are ready to help and serve you. So relax, dress as you feel comfortable, and prepare to be welcomed and accepted for who you are.
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the door and given a bulletin. It contains the order of worship, telling you when to sit, when to stand, when to sing, and where to find the words to the songs. The structure of our worship service is very simple; there’s nothing you need to know in advance. Nobody will call on you or ask you to say anything; you can participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.
While the philosophy of our church is quite progressive, our worship has the feel of a traditional Protestant service. The pastors and choir wear robes, and classic hymns are set to music from a pipe organ (although some of the words have been revised to reflect a more inclusive worldview).
After the service, if you feel so inclined, please join us for fellowship downstairs in Tolman Hall. You can enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack and some friendly conversation.
We hope you will give WCC a try.