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Winnetka Congregational Church
January 18, 2020
Lost umbrellas found here!
Lost souls found on Sundays! 

Hello, <<First Name>>

Save the Dates for Rev. Velda Love
Church Closed on Monday, January 20
Super Bowl of Caring
Shopping Cart for StreetWise
Your Pledge Matters

Silent Auction | March 1
Drivers Wanted
Be a Census Taker!
Film: Renewal | Jan 29
Caring for People with Memory Loss
Spiritual Enrichment: 
  - Immigration 
  - Sexuality and Faith

Green Team 
Inclusion Statement 
Rummage Supports: Deborah's Place
Church Hours
Opportunities to Serve in Worship
Happy Birthday
Prayer List
Parish Calendar
WCC Staff
PLANNED GIVING TAX Information
Great Opportunities to Get Involved In Sunday Worship:
Acolytes | Sign Up
Usher/Greeter | Sign Up 
Call to Discipleship | Sign Up
Lay Reader | Sign Up
Save the Dates – All are Welcome:
 

On February 8 and 9, WCC will be blessed to welcome guest teacher and preacher the Rev. Dr. Velda Love.
The Rev. Dr. Love is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She works with churches across the United States as they seek to advance their understanding of:
  • race (as a social construct),
  • racism (in all its contextual complexity),
  • and how we (both as Christians and as God’s children) can be a prayerful and active part of racial healing.

In the spirit of WCC’s DNA-deep desire to be “A House of Worship For All People” -- AND as we continue to lean into our Spirit-led relationship with Bethel Baptist Church (Chicago Heights) -- please join us for three powerful opportunities to learn from this nationally recognized educator and minister, each of which builds off the one before it:
  • Saturday, February 8 from 3 - 5 P.M. -- Interactive workshop on race and racism, led by the Rev. Dr. Velda Love
  • Sunday, February 9 from 8:45 – 9:50 A.M. – Special Spiritual Enrichment session, led by the Rev. Dr. Velda Love (with fellowship beforehand from 8:30-8:45 A.M.)
  • Sunday, February 9 from 10 – 11 A.M. – Worship with special guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Velda Love
 
Collectively, yet from distinct angles, these three learning opportunities will beg two key questions:
  1. What is this work (regarding race and racism)?
  2. Why are we doing it (both as individual believers and, equally, as part of Christ’s broader body/church)?
 
Please join us! This work matters. And, your presence matters!
The church will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20.
 SOUPER BOWL OF CARING 
Sunday, February 2nd

Thirty years ago a single church youth group was driven to do something different on Super Bowl Sunday after hearing a simple prayer: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” That was 1990. Since then, ordinary young people have generated an extraordinary more than $100 million for soup kitchens, food banks and other charities in communities across the country.
 
On February 2nd, our Servants, Confirmands, and Navigators will be collecting money and non-perishable food items for the Souper Bowl of Caring during worship to kick-off the Mission Doing February Shopping Cart collection. All items and money collected will be donated to Common Pantry in Chicago. Here is their wish list!
 
During communion, you will be invited to come forward and place your food donations on the table and/or monetary donations in soup kettles, then proceed to the side to receive communion. We encourage you to use paper or reusable bags instead of plastic and thank you for helping us being environmentally conscious. Please bring some food items and/or money with you to worship to help our young people make a difference in our community.
 
Thanks for helping our young people lead our church in TACKLING HUNGER!!
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
 
Hygiene Items (travel or trial size)
Soap or body wash  |  Comb  |  Razor/Shaving Cream  |  Deodorant  |  Wet wipes
GETTING CLOSER / BROAD PARTICIPATION NEEDED
 
Dear Friends,
 
We are truly grateful to those who have opened their hearts and minds and generously offered their pledges to our Annual Stewardship Campaign. Thanks to your generosity we are nearing our goal. To have a successful campaign however we need broad(er) participation. Each and every pledge makes a difference and it is not too late to participate. Annual Giving is our largest and most important source of funding. It enables us to budget, plan and support our impactful and diverse ministries. Your pledge matters greatly. If you have not pledged, please support those members who have given so generously. Pledge Cards are available in the Narthex or online.
  • $870,000 has been pledged towards our goal of $1,000,000
  • 140  pledges have been received towards our goal of 200
  • 25 % of pledges have increased – 14 new pledges
We are strongest when we are together – it is not too late to offer your support for WCC!!!

In Christ and with gratitude,
Fred Gougler
WCC Chair

Tom Temple
Co-Chair Annual Giving      
Tom Churchwell
Co-Chair Annual Giving

David Snyder
Co-Chair Annual Giving
 
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MISSION TRIP SILENT AUCTION
LOOKING FOR GOOD STUFF!
 
On Sunday, March 1st, we will hold our “almost annual” Silent Auction to raise funds for church Mission Trips. This year, fundraising will support BOTH the Servants Mission Trip to Puerto Rico over spring break in March, and also the Adult Multi-faith Mission Trip to the Texas/Mexico Border in February.

We are looking for "GOOD STUFF” to sell at the auction. Please consider donating, or help us by soliciting a local merchant.  We are hoping for fun, exciting, adventurous, attractive, delicious items in these categories: 
            - Sports tickets
            - Golf outings
            - Wine & Bar
            - Travel
            - Parties/Restaurants
            - Concerts/Theatre
            - Teens/Kids
            - Fitness/Beauty
            - Home/Garden
            - Photography

As always, our high school Servants will be donating unique offerings of their time & talents. Feel free to get together with church friends for a “combined” donation … maybe some wine bottles, a Ravinia concert, etc. 
 
Please click here to SIGNUP and/or peek at the list of donations so far:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945aead2ea3fc1-mission2
Questions? Contact anyone on the Auction Team:
Annette Cole, Jennifer Stricklin, Susan Snyder, Susan Temple, & Pastor Sarah
Drivers (and Passengers) Wanted!
 
The North Shore Senior Center is looking for volunteer drivers to take older adults to doctor and dentist appointments in our area. Many of the passengers no longer drive, while others are undergoing therapies that make driving difficult. Rides are provided weekdays from 9:30-3:30 P.M., and volunteers determine when they can help within that timeframe. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you need a ride through this program, call (847) 242-6257 or email volunteer@nssc.org.
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 serve? Apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

The Environment: Can Religious Communities Make a Difference?
YES!!
 
On Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 P.M., join us in the Centennial Room to view and discuss Renewal, a feature-length documentary that captures the vitality of eight spiritual communities that are putting their faith into action to heal the environment.  The film tells the stories of Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, and Jewish congregations and organizations that are taking seriously God’s command to care for the planet.  The stories include combating global warming, industrial contamination, and mountaintop removal, promoting food security and sustainable farming, and teaching love and respect for life on earth.

Wednesday, February 12, On the Brink. Seattle’s once-thriving Central District, the largest enclave of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest, is threatened by gentrification. A story of holding on to community in the face of change.
Wednesday, March 11, The Sultan and the Saint. During the Crusades, two men of faith, Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, buck a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in search of peace. The film inspires solutions for the negative atmosphere we find ourselves in today.
Thursday, April 16, GameChangers. Sports, race, and culture come together in this story of the 1965 and ’66 basketball games between New Trier and Marshall high schools as they battle for the chance to compete in the state finals. Fifty years later, rival players come together to shed new light on old memories.
“Five Films, One Focus: What Connects Us?” - documentaries that explore living in relationship and solidarity with neighbors, society, and the planet itself.
All films are free of charge. Invite friends and neighbors.
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, jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org, or (847) 999-9403.  Specify any dietary restrictions.
Do you feel like: 
Reading Scripture, Leading the Call To Discipleship or Greeting the Worshippers during worship Sunday mornings at 10?
We would love to have you. Sign up with this link
Worship service: Sunday, January 12
Renewal of Baptism.
enriching minds, expanding faith, transforming hearts
 
Spiritual Enrichment
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. Childcare provided! Questions: Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403 or jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.

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.
Immigration: Theological and Ethical Considerations
January 19
 
“Immigration” has been in the news – a lot!  What do we mean by the word?  How is it different from “migrant” and “refugee”?  What light can faith shine on these matters? On this Sunday morning, Spiritual Enrichment will offer the last program from the series on the theological and ethical dimensions of immigration:  
  • January 19. A panel will tell their personal stories of immigration to America, and the role that faith has played in their experience.  At least two panelists will be WCC folks! 
January 12 session. We broadened our perspective on immigration by digging deeper into the biblical and theological foundations of a sound ethical approach to the issue.

Sexuality and Faith
January 26 and February 2

 
What is “sexuality”?  Is it the same as “sex”?  Where do we get our values and beliefs about this sensitive topic?  What does our faith have to say about human sexuality, and what do we teach our children about how the values of our faith relate to sexuality?  Two upcoming Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment sessions will cast light on these topics.
 
January 26 – Pastors Sarah and Jeffrey will introduce the topic with attention to definitions, problems, and theological, scriptural, and ethical approaches.
 
February 2 – The Rev. Darrick Jackson, director of education for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Ministers Association, will tell us about Our Whole Lives, an all-age, faith-based human sexuality curriculum sponsored by the UUA and the United Church of Christ.
 
Parents of children and youth are welcome – no, encouraged! - to attend these sessions.
  • 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 Holidays

    Use 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. 

Worth a Reminder

Shedd the Straw 

Go Green Winnetka is participating in the Shedd Aquarium's "Shedd the Straw" campaign to reduce Chicagoland's use of plastic straws and other single-use items that harm marine life and contribute to pollution and landfill waste. You can help by not purchasing straws for home use and by telling your server that you do not want a straw whenever you order a drink. Ask your favorite restaurant to join Shedd Aquarium's "Shedd the Straw" campaign and offer biodegradable straws on request only. Click here to learn more.
Did you know that the WCC Rummage Sale donates to a number of nonprofits agencies? WCC Rummage/Benevolence has created a profile of the month for 12 of the agencies receiving grants. We want to share with everyone how Rummage turns donor’s gifts into support for so many agencies.
Since 1985, Deborah’s Place has provided compassionate care to women experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Deborah’s Place was founded by a group of women who believed they could make a difference for women who are homeless. From humble beginnings as a volunteer-run program in a church gym, Deborah’s Place grew first to transitional housing and then to permanent supportive housing. Over time, we developed wrap-around services to complement our housing programs – job readiness training, tutoring and education assistance, health services, case management, counseling and numerous social and life skills activities.  After more than 30 years, Deborah’s Place has helped over 4,000 women move from homeless to housed,from surviving to living. 

Housing Services 

Permanent Housing Programs 
Deborah’s Place offers permanent supportive housing for women in three locations. Participants have private residences, sign leases and pay rent based on income, although rent can be waived in cases where a resident has no income. Unlike shelters, there is no time limit for length of residency in these programs as long as a participant still qualifies for services. Locations: East Garfield Park and Old Town. Staffed 24hrs/7 days week. 

Safe Haven Housing 
Dolores’s Safe Haven in Old Town provides a safe and supportive environment for fifteen women with severe mental illness who have been chronically homeless. These women are considered the hardest to house. Staff reach out and engage women to offer services that result in stable housing and increased quality of life. 

Community Based Housing Programs 
Not all women at Deborah’s Place live in one of the three program sites; many live in their own independent apartments in the community. Deborah’s Place partners with private landlords across the city to provide housing to women coming directly from the street or shelter. We then provide ongoing case management to help them set and achieve their own self-determined goals. 

Support Services 

All Deborah’s Place participants have access to support services designed to meet the diverse needs of women who have experienced homelessness. These services offer different pathways to stability, independence and opportunities for a better quality of life.

Comprehensive Case Management: Case managers assist women in meeting their goals. 
Health Services: Crisis management, health education and referrals, medical/dental assistance.
Employment and Education Services: GED tutoring, computer training, budgeting and life skills.
Therapeutic Services: Counseling, crisis intervention, and art therapy.
Alumnae Services:  On-going assistance in case management, peer support, group gatherings. 
       
    
The WCC Women’s Society Benevolence Committee has been supporting Deborah’s Place for 20 yrs.
 
For more information, the link to Deborah’s Place website is: https://www.deborahsplace.org 
Planned Giving TAX Information
 
Planned Giving Tax Information: We wish to remind everyone over the age of 70 ½ who owns an IRA that you can make tax-free transfers of up to $100,000 to one or more charities in any given year. This amount also counts toward your required minimum distribution and can be a very tax-effective method of satisfying one’s charitable intentions. Please remember that to do this one must authorize the IRA administrator to make the distribution, i.e. the distribution must come directly from the IRA to the charity. Also, while the best time for setting up and funding a donor advised fund (DAF) for most folks would have been before the end of 2017, it still provides an opportunity to immediately recognize the aggregate tax benefits of present and future charitable giving. Setting up a DAF is a relatively easy and straightforward process, it gives you the ability to get the same sort of tax benefit realized from bunching deductions without disrupting your normal charitable giving pattern. The Planned Giving Gift Letter is available on the wcc-joinus.org website under the Giving tab. Please contact Clyde McGregor or Paul Van Zuiden if you have questions. 
Church Hours - Automatic Locking & Unlocking of Doors
Please note new church season hours for the automatic locking and unlocking of the main entry doors to the church.Both the Helms Lobby door and the Pine St. door will operate automatically as follows:
                                                Unlock        Lock
Monday – Wednesday       8 AM           6 PM
Thursday                               8 AM           9 PM
Friday                                    8 AM           3 PM
Saturday (Helms only)       8 AM           2 PM
Sunday                                   7 AM           2 PM
                                                4 AM           8 PM
If you need to gain entry to the church during hours when the doors are locked and you do not have a PIN Code with proper permissions, you may contact Lloyd Culbertson in the Business Office to make the necessary arrangements.
Inclusion Statement

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.
Looking For Opportunities in Worship?
We would love to have you!​
Scripture Readers
Call to Discipleship Leaders
Ushers and Greeters

Sunday mornings at 10 A.M.

Acolytes - An opportunity for your child to get through a service of worship in a different way. 

Each Sunday, two of our 5th-8th graders serve as acolytes during our morning worship service. Acolytes bring the light of Christ into the sanctuary at the beginning of worship, reminding people that Christ (the light of the world) is in our midst. At the end of the service, acolytes retrieve the light and take it out of the sanctuary, reminding us that God goes before us into the world.

Those of us on staff have heard so many positive comments from people about how meaningful they find the entrance and exit of the light each Sunday and how appreciative they are to have youth as leaders in worship! 

Opportunity 1: ACOLYTE (5th - 8th Graders) | SIGN UP HERE!

Scripture Lay Reader read one of the Scripture passages during morning worship. A copy of the reading will be emailed to you on Thursday and a copy will be on the lectern on Sunday mornings.

Opportunity 2: LAY READER (Adults, Youth) | SIGN UP HERE!

The Call to Discipleship Leader leads the congregation through responsive prayer. We would love having youth lead us in the Call to Discipleship each week but we don't limit this function to the youth only. Anybody can volunteer.
Opportunity 3: CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP LEADER (Youth) | SIGN UP HERE!

Greeters provide a friendly, helpful beginning to the worshiper’s experience. Greeters welcome people as they enter the building and are there to answer questions and provide directions. As Greeters, you are the first faces and impressions that visitors have when entering WCC.

Ushers are present to foster an atmosphere of friendship and provide structure to the service by welcoming and (if requested) seating members and guests. For some worshipers, an usher is the first person they meet as they enter the Church. All worshipers should feel that we are pleased to see them. Ushers greet everyone and welcome them, providing them with a program/bulletin and any other materials. Ushers also pass offering plates during the service.

Opportunity 4: GREETER / USHER | SIGN UP HERE!

If you have any questions or need help with signing up contact
Dawn HuntsmanAdministrative Assistant, at (847) 441-3400
Happy Birthday!
 

January
18: Corinne Krebs, Betty Carbol, Laurel Doherty, Julie Gagnon, David Underwood, Gwendolyn Swift
19: Jean Wright, Judy Archambault, Claire Peterson
20: Kathryn Raysses, John Sudekum
21: Edward Chung
22: Lucia McConnell
23: George Paul, Christopher Temple
25: Ian Law
26: Thomas Creigh
27: Lindsey Vorhees, William McCarty, Bug Meiners
28: Deborah Montgomery, Jim Benson, Kimberly Cole
29: Doug Harman, Mary LaMonica, Elizabeth Dziersk, Lindsey Lahmeyer
30: Chris Ball
31: Renee Amundson, Peggy Dyer, Mark Anderson, Kevin Kenly, Jamie Sullivan, Kendall Jambor, Alina Liu


February
1: Jo Anne Brown
3: Luretta Spiess, Karl Ellensohn, Eliza Tilson
4: Trace Aleshire
5: Mack Reynolds, Lauren Grote
6: Kimberly Brya, Andy Holden, Thomas Ball
7: Pamela Krueger, Ray Gillette, Frederick Sudekum, Debbie Kruse, Sarah Wright
8: Lois-Eve Anderson, Pamela Alagel, Dan Shellenbarger
9: Connie Youngberg, Sally Wille
10: Paul Van Zuiden, Heidi Law, Kate Laible, Lindsey Law, Catherine Ritter
11: Jack Dustman
12: Ronan O'Neill
13: Eddie Nayman
14: Jane Gordon, Avalon Felty
15: Nancy Phair, Caroline Kelly, Ryan Simon, Wells Anderson
16: Joan Kuzel, Loann Peterson
17: Leslie Sholten, Karl Palasz, Cathie Franklin, Caroline Palasz
18: Cari Alexander, Brian Ball
19: Jane Dowding, Charlie Egan, Sarah Blears
20: Theresa Ruiz-Law, Geoff Koss, Jennifer Lindblad, Becca Lindblad, Hunter Wray, Anike Braun
21: Dan Cox, Gregory Klein, Bradley Klein
22: Bonnie Rickard, Terry Booth
23: Granger Kenly
25: Margaret Sudekum, Alexander Davis
26: Craig Kopkas,Tom Pratt
27: Eleanor Prince, Mark Vorhees, Lauren Blake, Jackson Katzman
28: Harris Jackson, Lisa Ebersole, Daniel Malan
29: Alice Kepler, Reese Lavin

 
Prayer List
Prayer Requests can be submitted during worship on the orange cards found in the pews. If you would like the concern to be shared with the pastors only, mark the box next to, “Please do not share my request.”  If that box is not checked, the request will be shared with the pastors and the Prayer Ministry that meets every Monday at 3:30 P.M. It will also be included in the weekly Prayer List. Of course, you are invited to contact Pastor Jeff, Pastor Sarah, or Pastor Jeffrey anytime to share a joy or prayer concern.
January 16, 2020
 
New and Updated Petitions and Thanksgivings
 
The memorial service for Jim DeVries is this Saturday, January 18, 1:30 P.M. in the sanctuary with a reception afterward.  Memorials in Jim’s name can be given to Winnetka Congregational Church.
 
Barbara Malmquist died on Saturday, January 11. We hold in our hearts Barb’s daughters Christina and Jennifer, their families, Barb’s sister Leigh, and Barbara’s many friends. A memorial service at WCC is planned for Saturday, February 29, at 1:30 P.M., reception to follow.
 
Welcome to the world, William Aiden Ebersole, born January 15 to Natalie and John Ebersole. Proud siblings: Cole and Audrey.  Proud grandparents: Jeanne and Bob Ebersole. Thanks be to God!

We offer best wishes to the Tilson family as they move to Colorado. With gratitude for and blessings upon John, Mary, Fiona, Eliza, and Thomas: ¡Vaya con Dios!
 
There are a number of families in our congregation whose wives, daughters, and daughters-in-law are carrying babies: May God bless your pregnancies, and may the deliveries go well!
 
For Fred Gougler, chair of our congregation, who underwent successful eye surgery this week: May God be present in Fred’s recovery, granting restored eyesight.    
 
Mel Schwartz is hoping to go home soon after spending three weeks at Evanston Hospital. We hold Mel, Mary Alayne, and family in our prayers.
 
For our country in this time of a presidential impeachment trial and an upcoming national election: May there be peace and justice, tolerance and kindness in our land. Despite the tensions and divisions, may we somehow come together around a shared identity, common values, and mutual hope.
 
Ongoing Petitions
 
Prayers are with the family and friends of Hugh Brower who died December 25.  We lift up Hugh’s wife Jane, daughter Mary Hickey and family, and son David Brower and family.
 
We hold the friends and family of John LaMonica in our prayers. John died on December 31.      
 
For the people, flora, and fauna of Australia.  May healing and hope visit this beautiful land.

Please keep in mind we update our online Prayer List every Thursday. Each week we email a PRAYER LIST to those among our members who request such a list to know about who to be praying for and with. Our Monday afternoon Prayer Group uses the list to hold these persons listed on the Prayer List in their prayers. You too can pray with and for those persons listed by requesting to add your name to the e-blast Prayer List.

Parish Calendar
Friday, January 17
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR

Saturday, January 18
1:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
1:30 PM    Jim DeVries Service: S

Sunday, January 19 MLK Day
8:30 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:30 AM    Coffee: NN
10:00 AM  Worship: S
10:15 AM  Church School: EW
11:00 AM  Fellowship: NN
11:05 AM  Cherub Choir: JK/K 
11:30 AM  Green Team Meeting: CR
11:30 AM  Navigators: Rm202
1:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
4:30 PM    Servants: LL1
6:00 PM    Confirmation Class: LL2

Monday, January 20
MLK Day  - Church Closed


Tuesday, January 21

9:15 AM    Everybody Move: Rm102
3:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
6:00 PM    Wine, Women & God
7:00 PM    NAMI: Rm205

Wednesday, January 22
9:05 AM    Everybody Move: Rm102
10:00 AM  Care & Calling Continuing Education/Lunch: CR

Thursday, January 23
9:00 AM    AA Meeting: TFH
3:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
7:00 PM    Choir Rehearsal: MR    

Friday, January 24

9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR
5:30 PM    Men’s Fellaship: TFH

Saturday, January 25
1:00 PM    Pickleball: AC

Sunday, January 26
8:30 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:30 AM    Coffee: NN
10:00 AM  Worship: S
10:15 AM  Church School: EW
11:00 AM  Fellowship: NN
11:05 AM  Cherub Choir: JK/K 
11:30 AM  Navigators: Rm202
1:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
4:30 PM    Servants: LL1
6:00 PM    Confirmation Class: LL2

Monday, January 27
3:30 PM    Prayer Group: CL

Tuesday, January 28
9:15 AM    Everybody Move: Rm102
3:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
7:00 PM    Executive Council

Wednesday, January 29
9:05 AM    Everybody Move: Rm102
6:30 PM    Movie “Renewal”: CR

Thursday, January 30
9:00 AM    AA Meeting: TFH
3:00 PM    Pickleball: AC
7:00 PM    Choir Rehearsal: MR

Friday, January 31
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR

Saturday, February 1
1:00 PM    Pickleball: AC

 
 
STAFF:
Dawn Huntsman 
Administrative Assistant
847.441.3400
The Rev. Jeffrey D. Braun
Senior Pastor
847.999.9401
c: 203.913.2574
The Rev. Sarah A. Lohrbach
Associate Pastor for Children, Family and Youth
847.999.9402
c: 815.370.0261
The Rev. Jeffrey L. Phillips
Associate Pastor
847.999.9403
c: 847.636.6111
Elaine Harrison
Director of Connections Ministry
847.999-9409
c: 773.808-4202
Shelli Brown
Church School Coordinator
847.999.9408
Matthew Hunter
Director of Music
847-999-9407
Jill Hunt
Organist
Lloyd H. Culbertson
Director of Operations
847.999.9404
Waldek A. Ziolkowski
Publisher
847.999.9406
Maria Sobczak
Accountant
847.999.9405
Paul Allen, Pastor Emeritus
Joseph A. Shank, Pastor Emeritus

Phone: 847.441.3400
AMP - Amphitheater
AC - Alsdorf Center
CR - Centennial Room
CL - Conference Library
EW - Education Wing
HH - Harkness House 
JKK - Junior Kindergarten
L - Library
LC - Little Chapel
LL - Lower Level (Youth Rooms)
MR - Music Room
NN - New Narthex
NR - Nursery
S - Sanctuary
TFH - Tolman Fellowship Hall
WEX - Women's Exchange
WS - Woman's Society
 
Pastoral Care
A reminder: When you or a loved one is admitted to a hospital or other health care facility, please let your pastors know by phone or email. Due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), such organizations are prohibited from providing confidential information to anyone, including clergy. Contact any of us at 441-3400 or via our emails.

 Jeffrey D. Braun | Jeffrey L. Phillips | Sarah A. Lohrbach
725 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
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