In 2011, WPC and the Morton Grove Muslim Community Center entered into an intentional collaboration. Both communities were eager to get to know one another from a faith perspective and dinners were held in both faith communities.
We enjoyed an Iftar meal with Muslims who were breaking their fast from Ramadan. Everyone who participated was introduced to worship practices and undergirding beliefs. We had a family Earth Day project, cleaning up Wilmette beach from harmful buckthorn. Speakers from each community presented their thoughts on what to do since 9/11.
Since then, Winnetka Presbyterian Church has maintained an active relationship with the Morton Grove Muslim Community Center, and continues to be an active participant in the Winnetka Interfaith Council.
The council is made up of 12 faith communities in and around Winnetka including Winnetka Congregational Church, the Baha'i Temple, Faith, Hope & Charity, the Muslim Community Center, and Temple Jeremiah. The Council meets five times a year to promote interfaith understanding and to learn more about various faith communities and support networks throughout the area. Each year WIC also hosts a community Thanksgiving service. In 2012, WPC hosted the community Thanksgiving service involving members of all ages and faith communities and raised money for food pantries in Winnetka and Northfield. In addition, WIC sponsors an evening to learn about current developments in human needs topics such as bullying. Click here for more information.
Study, share, retreat, get engaged in activities or become a member of the planning committees or the Interfaith Council. Contact: Margie McInerney or Kathy Fink.