Plan on attending a wonderful concert of voice, trumpet, and a little organ! Many of you will remember Brenda Turner, WPC's soprano soloist for many years. Brenda now lives in Germany but is making a special trip to Winnetka on October 16 for this concert ... she will also be singing in worship that morning. Brenda will be joined by tenor, Cameo Humes, a "compelling lyric tenor that pulses with the perennially conflicted feelings of the character" (Opera News); trumpeter, Monica Benson, the Executive Director of Fulcrom Point New Music Project; and organist/pianist, Arthur Dedrick Griffin, Jr., First Place Winner in the 1993 National Association of Negro Musician's Organ Competition.
They will be performing a concert of Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, and Franck. A free will offering will be taken, with proceeds going toward WPC's Refugee Resettlement Program.
The video below is from WPC's "Songs of Zion" Concert in February 2012.
New Members Luncheon
Sunday, Nov 13 following worship We are so grateful to have so many new folks with us in worship! Our goal as a church to encourage transformation in individual lives so that WPC is putting people who look and act like Jesus out into our community.
One way that we believe this happens is through what we call membership, participating in church for the transformation of the world. If you’ve never officially become a member, but worship with us regularly, we hope you’ll join us following worship on November 13 for a "New Member" luncheon. Together, we’ll talk about the invitations to baptism, membership, and full participation in the life of our mission! Email Paul if you’d like to join us. We’ll make sure there’s enough food for all!
NEW! Women's Group Forming
A new women's study group is forming here at WPC. We will be using Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God's Gift of Rest and Delight, a new 9-week Bible study published by Presbyterian Women. Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives. The Bible studyfocuses on accepting God’s gift of rest and delight. The lessons are organized around ways Sabbath interacts with different themes: creation, Sunday, surrender, servitude, hospitality, self-care, justice and community. We are looking to begin sometime in October, with the day and time TBD. If you would be interested in this study, please contact Nancy Holly.
Bible Study is Back!
Wednesdays @ 11am / Conference Room B or ZOOM Every Wednesday, Pastor Paul Gilmore leads a morning Bible study to take an in-depth look at the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Whether you are joining us in-person or from the comfort of your own dining room table, everyone is invited to take a deep dive into the scriptures on Wednesday mornings!
During this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to work with our mission partners in caring for those most vulnerable. You may drop off donations for many of these organizations in the boxes outside the church office doors. Below are just a few of the organizations we partner with here at WPC.
We make promises at every child’s baptism: to support parents in raising their child in the life of Christian faith so they may come to know, love and serve Jesus. At WPC, we help provide families with the tools for a spiritual and biblical foundation as they guide their children in a life-long journey of faith.
Sundays @ 10am We have Sunday School classes for K-6th grade each Sunday. Families stay together in worship until after the scripture reading. At that time, children are dismissed to their age-appropriate classes.
We seek out hands-on mission projects for the children to actually do and have success in accomplishment. Children learn by doing and knowing why Christians serve and help people near and far.
We believe gathering together in spiritual community offers today’s young people something unique: a loving, caring and safe place to think about God, wrestle with their faith, and see how their story intersects with God’s story and hope for this world.
Open to all youth grades 7-12.
Making a Difference
We provide a variety of ways for youth to live out their faith in the world today. From service projects around Chicago, to week-long mission trips around the country, to international immersion mission trips, we have a history of service being an integral component of the faith journeys of our young people.
We welcome the chance to gather together for times of education and formation in all its forms: Bible studies, lectures, presentations, discussions, book clubs, and small groups. We have something for everyone at WPC. From the monthly book club to the weekly men's group to the occasional knitting circle, we've got you covered!
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1255 Willow Rd. Winnetka, IL 60093
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