Faith formation does not end when we become adults; it is a lifelong journey. We provide opportunities for adults to grow in their understanding and experience of God. We ask questions, wrestle with issues of faith and life, and encourage one another in how we live out our faith. Men's and women's groups, Bible studies, book groups, service opportunities--all of these are avenues for growing in faith. All are encouraged to participate in any of the many ongoing events. We welcome new participants at any time. Please join us!
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MEN’S SATURDAY MORNING STUDY & FELLOWSHIP - Meet the first three Saturdays of each month from 8:00am – 9:15am in the Upper Room of the church - September through May. This is a time and place to get together with other men of faith to share life experiences and perspectives in a relaxed and informal manner. All men are invited to participate. Unless you are leading, no preparation is required. No surprise, we have great food and coffee that we take turns providing as well. Please join us and bring your friends! Email Paul Christmas or call the church office for more information.
On some Saturdays, the men undertake a service project. Click HERE to see how much fun WCC men can have painting church classrooms!
MEN'S SHARE & SUPPORT - If you’re expecting a medical procedure, test, treatment, or new medication, get connected
to someone who’s been there and done that. Pastor Hawkinson will try to link you to someone with experiences to share
and who can help turn anxiety into anticipation. Men who are willing to share and support, please contact Pastor Hawkinson.
MEN'S SINGING ENSEMBLE - Recruitment and planning for this group is still underway. Tenors, basses and baritones of all ages are welcome. Occasional performances in church are planned. Rehearsal times to be announced. Please email Richard Spears to express an interest in participating.
MEN’S BASKETBALL - On Tuesday evenings each week, multi generations of men gather from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the WCC gym for friendly basketball games. On Saturday mornings, we gather from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Tax-deductible donations are collected to offset the expenses of heat and electricity for the church. All men and all skill levels are welcome! Seasonally, we gather in fellowship with each other for pancake/French toast breakfasts or evening gatherings for burgers and tater tots. Please contact John C. Couleur to be added to the basketball group!
WOMEN • • • • • •
NEXT CHAPTER - Meets every other month to hear a speaker and on the alternate months to enjoy an activity together. Our next gathering will be Thursday, October 19th. We will meet at the church and travel together to the Corn Maze at Kroll’s Harvest Farm on Town Line road in Waukegan. (We promise to bring back as many women as we take!) Watch for more specific information in your e-mail. If you are not on the Next Chapter e-mail list, contact Judi Geake to be added.
TUESDAY 9:30am MORNING BIBLE STUDY - During Fall 2017, we will take on a challenging 13-week study in the book of JOB. It is a book that brings us face to face with the personal and perplexing question of why meaningless and senseless tragedy comes into our lives. This study is not just about Job and us but ultimately about God. Join us as we seek out timeless truths from one of the Bible’s oldest books. Coffee and conversation always! Study Guides will be available in class. Questions: Contact Joann Larson Come at 9:15am for coffee and conversation.
TUESDAY STITCH & STUDY - Stitch and Study, combining Bible Study, conversation,and craft/needlework projects, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the home of Marilynn Nelson at 7 p.m. We are now using the texts for the coming Sunday as a resource for the study. New participants are always welcome to come for the study and conversation, with or without a project.
THURSDAY SHARING GROUP - We cordially invite all WCC women to join us on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon for lunch and fellowship. You’ll enjoy the fellowship! Call Marian Eckhardt with questions.
QUILTERS, KNITTERS, ETC. - Meet on the second Thursday of each month for fellowship and service. Please join us! - and bring your own sandwich. See Esther Johnson or Marian Eckhardt with questions.
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CO-ED ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL - Monday nights, 6:30-9:00 pm in our church gym, January 18 through March 21. All skill levels are welcome to have fun, bump, set and spike together. Experts should come prepared to help teach others and beginners should be prepared to learn rules and techniques of the game. To ensure games are fun and fair, teams will switch players after each set of 3-5 games based on skill level, who is present, who is winning/losing, etc. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of equipment, building use and child care (for those who may need it). If interested or for more information contact Kurt & Jennifer Zitzner