Friends in Faith – Mondays – 10:00-11:00AM
Tuesday Book Group – Tuesdays – 1:00-2:00PM
For the fall we are re-reading The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage by Joan Chittister, nun, theologian, and cultural commentator. We meet Tuesdays at 1:00 in the McClain Room. Please contact Susie Sprowl with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centering Prayer – Tuesdays – 2:00-3:00PM
The Centering Prayer group meets every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00PM in the Lea Room of the Church House.
Centering Prayer is a simple method of silent meditation which cultivates inner peace and helps us be more aware of the presence and activity of God in our lives.
In our meeting, we begin with twenty minutes of meditation (or “resting in God”) followed by a short time of sharing about our practice, and then we finish by reading from a book about Centering Prayer.
A Basic Guide to Centering Prayer
- Choose a “sacred word” or words as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within. (Examples: Love, Peace, God, Jesus, Silence, Stillness, Calm, Faith, Trust, Yes; or in other languages: Amor, Shalom, Amen.)
- Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and then silently introduce the sacred word(s) you have chosen as the symbol of your consent to “rest in God.”
- When you become aware of thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.
- You may set a timer for twenty minutes (or five or ten if you are new to this practice.) At the end of the prayer period, come out of the silence slowly, perhaps with a familiar prayer.
Thursday Women’s Bible Study – Thursday 9:30-11:00AM
For Lent, the Women’s Bible Study is reading non-canonical texts together. Using The New New Testament, we are reading The Gospel of Mary, The Acts of Paul and Thecla, The Thunder: Perfect Mind, and The Odes of Solomon. (Here is a link to a video about The New New Testament and non-canonical texts.) We’d love for you to join us! We meet in the Library of the Parish House at 470 Maple every Thursday from 9:30 to 11AM. We will NOT meet on March 26 during Spring Break. Questions? Email Megan Miller
Holy Caffeine to Read the Screwtape Letters – Friday – 8:30-9:30AM
Men’s Lunch Group
Once a month, some of the men of Christ Church meet on the North Shore for lunch. It’s an informal opportunity for fellowship with no agenda and no fixed membership. Conversation ranges from updates on children and grandchildren to debates on economics, politics, technology, and theology. If you can make lunch in Winnetka at Little Ricky’s on the third Wednesday of the month and categorize yourself among the men of Christ Church, please join us. Email Jim McGee at email@example.com for more information.
Exploring Grief Support Group
Kenilworth Union Church, Samaritan Counseling Center, and Winnetka Congregational Church join with Christ Church to provide a free, confidential, supportive, and educational environment to grieve the loss of a friend or loved one. The group meets every other Monday from 7:00-8:30PM at Christ Church in the library of the Parish House. The spring session goes until June 19. All community residents are welcome to participate. For more information and to register for the winter or spring sessions, contact Joellen Hosler by email or 847-475-1805 ext. 1.