Connections is Winnetka Presbyterian’s time after worship for deepening our understanding of the world, the connections between us, and the many meanings of faith. Join us at 11:00 am. All are welcome.
August 4: “Concept of the Soul” Presentation: Sajidah Kazmi, MA, MBA has spent decades traveling the world investigating, studying and practicing various religious and spiritual pathways looking for the practices that bring a person closer into a relationship with God and closer to fulfilling one's divine purpose. She will present the Concept of the Soul which she was invited to present at the London Interfaith Centre. Before this as background, she will explain a little bit about Sufism and Islam which she has been practicing for the last 22 years.
August 11. Hygge, a philosophy of living created in Denmark. What is hygge?
Hygge (pronounced Hue-Guh) is a Danish word used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment. It can be alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary but is always cozy, charming or special. --from huggehouse.com
Through video clips about hygge philosophy and practices, books for perusal, and discussion, we will explore how to bring a bit of hygge into our daily lives and relationships, to foster simple comforts and an opportunity to appreciate the gifts of God surrounding us.
August 18. Scotland - The Sacred Isle of Iona, Presbyterian History/John Knox, St. Giles Cathedral, National Church of Scotland - the Presbyterian Church, a WPC trip in June 2021...come and hear more.
August 25. Rev. David Carlton, MDiv, Executive Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center, will explain the Center’s mission-focused services, including spiritually-sensitive individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, counseling for couples and families, and educational programs for the public. This Connections program continues the series of presentations by WPC’s mission partners.
Yes She Can
10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House. Return to President Obama’s White House in this anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring junior staffers who joined his administration right out of college with the hope of making a difference.
by Martha Hall Kelly
The runaway bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. This sweeping new novel, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline's mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.