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|Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
First, Harvey hit Texas. Without a pause, Irma ripped across the Caribbean, the Keys, and mainland Florida. The severity of the storms and their quick succession are exacerbating relief efforts and taxing supplies. As Winnetka Congregational Church seeks to embody Christ’s love in compassionate, concrete ways, we wanted to provide the following update.
Should anyone wish to augment our congregation’s collective efforts, here are several highly regarded relief organizations, to which you can contribute to aid Irma and/or Harvey recovery:
Florida Humane Society
Houston Humane Society
Relief and recovery efforts will take years, not months. With Christ in our hearts, our congregation can help, building powerfully upon the Hurricane Katrina recovery work already being done by Servants (our church’s high-school-aged youth group).
On behalf of our church leadership, Outreach leaders, staff, and our entire congregation—thank you for your Christian care… both for our sisters and brothers in the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas… and across the full human communion. Many are the world’s needs. Yet, with Christ in our hearts, all is possible!
Jeffrey D. Braun
What, exactly, is religion? And why does one religious tradition often differ so markedly from another, even when you might not expect it to? Why, for example, are the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – despite their common source – often so different? And what kinds of factors separate the beliefs of a Hindu or Buddhist not only from those held by Jews, Christians, or Muslims, or by each other, but also from many who identify themselves as fellow Hindus or Buddhists?
Join us Sunday mornings as we continue the Great Courses DVD-based series, Comparative Religion, led by award-winning Professor Charles Kimball of the University of Oklahoma.
October 1 Sacred Texts for Hindus and Buddhists
October 8 Daily, Weekly, and Annual Religious Rituals
October 15 The Human Predicament – How to Overcome It
October 22 Breaking Through the Illusion of Reality
October 29 The Evolution of Religious Institutions
8:45 – fellowship and refreshments
9:00 – presentation, followed by conversation