January Shopping Cart Collection for StreetWise
During the month of January will be collecting much-needed hygiene kit and other winter items to provide to StreetWise Magazine vendors and job-seekers. The mission of StreetWise is to empower those facing homelessness by providing entrepreneurial and employment opportunities so individuals can work toward self-sufficiency with dignity. The seasonal items keep the vendors warm as they sell magazines year-round to keep their small businesses going. Hygiene kits help by providing cleanliness, improved health, a sense of dignity, and greater self-esteem to someone struggling with homelessness or poverty. By collecting items for StreetWise, you make it possible to eliminate humiliation and offer hope to hundreds in our community.
Items we are collecting:
Hats | Gloves | Socks
Soap or body wash | Comb | Razor/Shaving Cream | Deodorant | Wet wipes
Be a Census Taker!
Uncle Sam needs you… to be a census taker in the 2020 Census! It’s important that everyone be counted in our community to ensure accurate state and federal representation and fair distribution of government funds to local communities.
Enumerators (“census takers”) are needed to work part-time, starting in the next few weeks. Starting pay is $18.00/hr. Hours are flexible, training is paid. Must be 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. Great opportunity for a high school or college student 18 years or older or a retired person who would enjoy a little extra work and income for the civic good.
Want to learn more?
Apply directly at www.2020census.gov/jobs.
Caring for People with Memory Loss
January 22, 10:00-1:00, Centennial
Is there someone in your life who lives with memory loss? Are you a caregiver for a person with impaired memory? Do you want to be prepared for the day when you may be called upon to care for someone with dementia?
The Care and Calling ministry is sponsoring an opportunity for WCC members and friends to learn about caring for people with memory loss: Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Centennial Room (lunch included).
The facilitator will be Jaclyn Abramson, manager of the Friend Center for Memory Care at Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Deerfield. Jackie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist.
This event is for Care and Calling ministers or anyone who might benefit from this information. RSVP by Monday, January 20, to Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, email@example.com, or (847) 999-9403. Specify any dietary restrictions.
enriching minds, expanding faith, transforming hearts
Spiritual Enrichment Sunday sessions happen in the Centennial Room, with refreshments at 8:30 A.M. and program at 8:45. We conclude at 9:45. Questions: Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare is offered during Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment on an as-needed basis. If you need childcare from 8:30-9:45 on Sunday, call or text Shelli Brown at (312) 543-2357 by 5:00 p.m. Friday. If you’d like to join us by phone for Sunday morning sessions, call in between 8:30 and 8:45. The number is (712) 770-5505. When directed, enter the passcode: 808 003 142#.
We are happy to offer childcare for children of all ages during Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment on an as-needed basis.
If you need childcare from 8:30-9:45 on Sunday, please call or text Shelli Brown at (312) 543-2357 no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday.
On January 26 and February 2, we consider sexuality and faith. What is “sexuality,” and what does the church have to say about it? On Jan. 26, Pastor Sarah and I will present theological and biblical foundations, as well as strategies for fostering needed conversations about sexuality in our church, homes, and communities. On Feb. 2, the Rev. Darrick Jackson from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) will tell us about Our Whole Lives, an all-age sexuality and faith curriculum co-sponsored by the UUA and the United Church of Christ. Parents of young children and youth are highly encouraged to attend these sessions.
The second film in our winter/spring documentary series, “Five Films, One Focus: What Connects Us?” will be screened on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Renewal tells the story of Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities taking direct action to heal the environment. Centennial Room. BYOP (popcorn).
- Environmental and Forestry Commission’s Stormwater Best Management Practices Guide for Residents
- Winnetka Village composting options as follows:
In April 2019, the Winnetka Village Council tasked staff with exploring options for implementing a Village-wide composting program for residents. Three preferred vendors were selected. Each vendor has their own pricing structure and service levels, as well as porch/backdoor pick-up services. Vendors also provide their own five-gallon buckets and lids to residents. For additional information on the three preferred providers, please visit the Village’s website.
- Use our New Zero Waste Event Guide to Help You Simplify During the HolidaysUse the ZWE Guide below to inform your purchasing and waste diversion and collection efforts at events at your home, school, faith house, office, and more
Sign Up For Residential Composting to Further Simplify During the Holidays and Beyond!
Sign up for home/business collection – or create a Zero Waste Event at your home, school, faith house, office, etc. – and send your food scraps and other compostable items, including 100% paper products, to a commercial composting site with one of Winnetka’s new Preferred Compost Providers!
If you live in a community that offers a seasonal ride-along food scrap collection program, Evanston-based Collective Resource can pick up your food scraps when the ride-along program is on hiatus during the winter months. Other bucket service providers may also offer similar services. Contact Collective Resource directly for more information.