CHURCH INFORMATION

Rev. Dr. Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn, Executive Minister
PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Carmin Frederick, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Neichelle Guidry Jones, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Rochelle Michael, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Vol. Assoc. Pastor Rev. Clyde White, Vol. Assoc. Pastor Min. Jasmin Taylor, Pastoral Intern EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Deacon Wilfred Bentley, Business Mgr. Daryle Brown, Dir. of Multi-Media Comm. Ebony Only, Dir. of Human Resources Rev. Mark Smith, Comptroller Daryl Walker, Min. of Worship & Arts OFFICE OF THE SR. PASTOR Melody Morgan, Exec. Asst. to the Pastor Deacon Karen Cupil, Admin. Asst. Brenda Tillman, Admin. Asst. Rev. Joan Harrell, Dir. of Public Comm. Rev. Aaron McLeod, Dir. of Special Projects

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor

PROGRAM STAFF Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Dir. of CFABS Bryan Johnson, Exec. Dir. of Sacred Music Dr. Julia Speller, Dir. of Christian Education Weekly Praise/Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. - Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. - Prayer Service 7:14 p.m. - Praise and Worship Service Saturday Church School 9:00 a.m. CFABS Bible Study 773-966-1507 For current schedule, Visit www.trinitychicago.org LIVE Sunday Webcasts 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. www.trinitychicago.org Television Broadcast Sundays, 1:30 p.m. (WJYS, Check local listings) Prayer Line: 866-962-5650 Radio Broadcast Sundays, 6:00 p.m. WVON 1690 AM

Sunday Worship Services 7:14 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior) Youth Church 7:14 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Bible Discovery Hour 9:45 a.m.

Church Hours Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fridays • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

400 West 95th Street Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120 Telephone (773) 962-5650

www.trinitychicago.org

“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.” 1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)

Table of Contents
Order of Worship (7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) .................................................................................................2 Order of Worship (6:00 p.m.) ..........................................................................................................................3 Hymn of Praise “If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side" .......................................................................4 Unison Scripture ..............................................................................................................................................5 Confession of Sins............................................................................................................................................6 Stewardship Tithing Litany ..............................................................................................................................7 Lenten Meditation ...........................................................................................................................................8 Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ......................................................................................................................9 Fasting for the Lenten Season .......................................................................................................................10 Green Page ....................................................................................................................................................11 Young Women's Leadership Charter School ..................................................................................................12 Dress in Blue Day/Church Bylaws Forum .......................................................................................................13 AKIBA .............................................................................................................................................................14 Fitness Party ..................................................................................................................................................15 Black and Christian New Member Class ........................................................................................................16 Upcoming Youth Events .................................................................................................................................17 Empowering Voices/Male Health Forum ......................................................................................................18 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................................19 Events ............................................................................................................................................................21 Divine Imagination Call ..................................................................................................................................23 2013 Memory Verses.....................................................................................................................................24

Trinity UCC Media and Technology Protocols
Photography and Recording: Still photography, videography and audio recording of our worship services, ministry programs and community services is prohibited on church property, without prior expressed approval from Trinity United Church of Christ. To request permission, contact Rev. Joan Harrell, Director of Public Communications, at 773-962-5650. Media: If visiting in an official media capacity, please be sure to check-in at our reception desk upon arrival. WiFi: Trinity UCC offers Wifi for our members and visitors as a courtesy, so that they may participate in our worship services and ministry. User ID: trinity Password: guest Listening Assistance: As we endeavor to maintain a sacred worship experience, please return listening devices following the Benediction. An Audio Technician is available in the sound room for 15 minutes following each service for the return of your device. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Order of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................................... "Holy Is The Lord" Opening Song .............................................................................................. “The Blood Still Works” Hymn of Praise ........................................................ “If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side” Unison Scripture ................................................................................................... Mark 5:1-20 (NIV) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Communion Collect Distribution of Elements Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Benevolence Altar Call ..............................................................................................................."Moving Forward" Sermon ..........................................................................................."A Ministry For The Mentally Ill" Hymn of Invitation ..............................................................................."Never Would Have Made It" Benediction ...................................................................................................................... "All Night"

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Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song ..................................................................................................... “Jesus Is A Healer” Ministry of Music Sermon .......................................................................................... “A Ministry For The Mentally Ill” Hymn of Invitation ..............................................................................."Never Would Have Made It" The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Benevolence
ORDER OF WORSHIP

The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Communion Collect Distribution of Elements Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution Right Hand of Fellowship/New Members Altar Call/Benediction [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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Hymn of Praise - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE LORD ON MY SIDE
If it had not been for the Lord On my side, where would I be? Where would I be? He kept my enemies away He let the sun shine through a Cloudy day. He wrapped me in the Cradle of His Arms, when He knew I had been battered by the storm. So, if it had not been for the Lord On my side, where would I be? Where would I be?

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Unison Scripture
MARK 5:1-20 (NIV)
They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
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out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. 17Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
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When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
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Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. 11A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came
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As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
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UNISON SCRIPTURE

Confession of Sins
Almighty and Most Merciful Father, we come before You, acknowledging our sins, our shortcomings, and our breaking of our Covenant with You. Not only have we done things we ought not to have done, said things we ought not to have said, left undone so many things we ought to have done and been silent when we should have witnessed for You. Not only are we guilty of that, O Lord; but we have also closed our eyes and pretended not to see the injustices, the racism and the evil which pervade our everyday lives. We have shut our ears and pretended not to hear the cries for liberation which come from the lips, lives and hearts of the oppressed – even our own Black brothers and sisters! Forgive us, O Lord, renew our courage and faith, and keep us ever mindful of Thy great sacrifice. Hear us, we beseech Thee, as we come to You in love and worship giving Your Name the praise forevermore. ****** To All Our Visitors ... To all who mourn and need comforting ... To all who are friendless and want friendship ... To all who are oppressed and need liberation; and to whosoever will come, Trinity opens its doors. Thank you for coming, and may God bless you.

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Stewardship Tithing Litany
Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Together: Tithing is the biblical principle of returning 10% to God first. The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Debt is a spiritual issue. We are robbing God’s people when we live beyond our means, refuse to budget, invest, save, and tithe; we are seduced by debt. The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is Mine and you reside in My land as foreigners and strangers. Tithing, budgeting, and stewardship are the solutions to the spiritual problem of debt. STEWARDSHIP TITHING LITANY Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. Debt is fed by the desire for immediate gratification, poor planning, and the need to keep up appearances. His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Tithing, saving, budgeting, and good stewardship of resources is the calling of all Christians. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Debt slavery has been used since 1863 to prevent people of African descent from gaining power and independence. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Our ancestors were forced into slavery. Today, we volunteer to be enslaved by debt and we mortgage our children’s future. O God, we have been called to be a debt-free congregation. We are called to teach our community, children, and grandchildren the discipline of tithing, the power of budgeting, the blessing of saving, and the benefit of investing. We desire to live debt-free because it honors God and our ancestors, who died not for debt, but that we may live free with our God. Amen.

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Lenten Meditation
THE UNFOLDING MESSAGE A CREATIVE COMMUNITY
esus often spoke of a kingdom. We read of the “Kingdom of God” and the “Kingdom of Heaven.” As his message unfolds, we discover that the kingdom involves a community. The gospels show Jesus as constantly surrounded by a group of people. This is not a happenstance. The story of creation has God saying, “It is not good that the man should be alone,” so God gave him a helper. (Gen. 2:18) When Jesus began his ministry, very quickly he gathered together twelve men to work with him. These disciples represented by the beginning and the goal of Jesus’ mission.

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In these early days of Lent, when we seek to become better people and more faithful followers of Jesus, it is good to remember what calls us to such action. Made in God’s image, we are people, who long to build a creative life for ourselves and for our world. Like the disciples, we have everyday tasks to do. Our fishing or other work contributes to our common life economically. Yet, we long to be creative in other ways, the life of the spirit and the warmth of human community. It is not enough to “keep body and soul together.” Our souls long for more. The disciples certainly had heard of Jesus before he spoke the words. “Come, follow me!” They must have felt the urgency to make their lives richer and more meaningful. Was Jesus subtly saying, “Come, help me create now the kind of life that God wants and the prophets called for”? Jesus was ready to show them what such a kingdom (or society) would be like. He was ready to live it out himself and teach them how to do so. The disciples, and we, are called to see Jesus’ vision for us. We are called to be learners. We are called to be healers. We are called to be co-creators of a new spirit of oneness. Join the community! Walk the walk, even though you know that some will oppose you! Jesus calls each of us to be partners in creating a new kind of life.

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Sermon Notes

Prayer Concerns

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SERMON NOTES/PRAYER CONCERNS

Fasting
Fasting for the Lenten Season
This year, God has called us to Raise Leaders and Develop Disciples. I am calling a church-wide fast this Lenten season. Fasting is a spiritual discipline designed to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not fast to lose weight; we fast to be empowered by Jesus Christ. This year 2013, God will reveal God’s purpose and plan in your life if you dare fast, pray, study and learn the power of quiet time. Jesus had to steal away from the crowd and spend time with his Father in the mountains, to pray, study, reflect, meditate and center his spirit. If fasting and prayer were the disciplines of Jesus, should not this be followed by us? Join with us this season and witness a breakthrough as we fast, pray, study, reflect, meditate and learn the power of quiet time. Question: I have never fasted before? Answer: Consult your doctor first!* Fasting is not the removal of all food from your diet. Fasting is learning to discipline your mind, body and spirit to remove “something” you know hinders your ability to function at your highest capacity, from your life or diet. Question: Is fasting biblical? Answer: Fasting is biblical. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, fasting was used by the people of God to prepare for a spiritual challenge, hear God’s voice before making a major decision, and for removing destructive forces in your life. Fast #1 - Fasting to confront destructive forces • February 13 – February 19 Eat all your meals before 6:00 p.m. • February 20 – February 26 Eat only two meals before 6:00 p.m. • February 27 – March 5 - Eat only one meal a day • March 6 – March 12 Drink only juices, water and/or tea • March 13 – March 19 Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m. • March 20 – March 31 Slowly begin to add meat to your diet Fast #2 – The Daniel Fast (Taken from the book of Daniel). When Daniel was captured by the Babylonians, he asked of the Babylonians if he, along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, could fast eating only fruits and vegetables so they would be prepared to confront the Babylonian king. • February 13 – February 19 Eat all meals before 6:00 p.m. • February 20 – February 26 Eat only two meals a day before 6:00 p.m. • February 27 – March 5 Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m. • March 6 – March 12 Eat one meal a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may be added. • March 13 – March 19 Eat two meals a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may be added • March 20 – March 31 Eat three meals a day before 6:00 p.m. Fast #3 - Removing certain foods or items from your diet or life. One type of fasting is to remove certain foods from your diet, such as fried foods, sweets, sodas or refined sugar and/or flour.
*Please seek the advice of your primary care provider/ doctor before beginning a fast that involves restricting food/calories and/or medication. Your doctor can help you design a fasting plan that protects your health and well-being. This is extremely important if you are pregnant or have a medical condition. Medical condition examples include, but are not limited to those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, recent surgery, etc.

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Green Page
“GREEN LIVING” TIPS EASY WAYS TO LIVE GREEN Let’s resolve to take a few small steps each month toward a greener, healthier lifestyle. • Beat phantom power. Leaving appliances on, such as cell phone chargers, coffeemakers, televisions and computers plugged in on “standby”, uses a small amount of electricity that’s very real when you’re paying on your monthly bill. Unplug these appliances or switch them off at a power strip.
GREEN PAGE

Turn things off. Turn off the lights in empty rooms. Turn off the computer if it will be unused for more than two hours, and turn off the monitor if it will be unused for more than twenty minutes. Turn things down. Reduce the thermostat by two to five degrees in winter. Avoid the burn. Choose the microwave or toaster oven over the regular oven. When you have to use the regular oven, don’t open the door to check cooking progress – you just let out heat. When using the stove, match the pan or pot size to the stovetop element and keep a lid on the pan or pot to make cooking more efficient. Keep appliances clean. REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE JOIN THE GREEN REVOLUTION 2ND Mondays, 7:00pm Stay tuned for news on how you can participate in Trinity UCC’s First Annual “GREEN DAY”

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Announcements
Calling all young women interested in an EXCELLENT educational opportunity in the city of Chicago! If you are a motivated young woman looking to expand her educational future, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (YWLCS) may be the school choice for you. Join us for an information session outlining the outstanding work of Young Women’s Leadership Charter School.

Friday, March 8, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Trinity United Church of Christ 400 West 95th Street • Chicago, IL

Representatives from the school will present details and answer questions about the school. What distinguishes YWLCS from other Chicago public schools? Each year, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (YWLCS), the only all-girls public school in Chicago, enrolls nearly 350 urban girls in grades 7-12, and provides them with the tools to graduate high school, continue through post-secondary education, and go on to lead fulfilling and productive lives. What distinguishes YWLCS from other Chicago public schools? • Single-sex education provides a cooperative, supportive working environment • Emphasis on math, science, and technology • Small classroom size with teacher to student ratio of 1:12 • On-site social workers and school clinic • Highly developed college preparatory program • Enrichments programs and external partnerships • Highly qualified staff and faculty Seventy-seven percent of our faculty and staff have graduate degrees, while twenty-five percent of our teachers are Nationally Board Certified, which is the highest credential of the teaching profession. Now in its thirteenth year of operation, YWLCS recently graduated 95% of its Class of 2012, of which 98% have gone on to college or another post-secondary institution.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!!

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Announcements
Dear Trinity Family and Friends, MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH – TRINITY UCC’S COLON CANCER ALLIANCE NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY! On Sunday, March 24th, in support of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) National "Dress in Blue Day" program and National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we invite you to dress in blue and spread the message that colon cancer screening saves lives. The Facts • Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States • Each year, nearly 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer • If detected and treated early, colon cancer is up to 90% curable • There are currently more than one million colon cancer survivors in the United States Representatives from the CCA, the American Cancer Society, and Get Your Rear in Gear, will be available with valuable information and to answer your questions about colon cancer awareness. For more information, visit www.ccalliance.org or call 877-422-2030.
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• Colon cancer affects men and women equally

Open Forum Discussions for Proposed Church Bylaws Updates
As discussed in the most recent Congregation meeting, the Long Range Planning Ministry will host two open forums to discuss the details of the proposed bylaws changes. These forums will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in the Atrium. If you would like an electronic version of the proposed changes, please email LRPM@trinitychicago.org with your name, email address, and giving number. For paper copies, please stop by the Reception Desk.

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Baptism, Baby Dedication, Right Hand of Fellowship, and more available online at http://trinityucc.zenfolio.com!

NEW in the Akiba!
Empowering Cards For Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones

Open Sesame Cards

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 14, 2013
following the 11:00 a.m. worship service Discussion and book signing with the authors of

To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries in This Present Age,
Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr., Pastor, First Baptist Church of University Park, IL and Min. Danielle Ayers, Minister of Justice, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

Monday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CLOSED FRIDAYS Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, after each Worship Service
(773) 962 - 5660 • www.akibabookstore.org

AKIBA STORE HOURS

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Announcements

It’s A Fitness Party
LET’S GET FIT FOR THE KINGDOM!
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF EXERCISE AND WORKOUT FUN AS WE “E3: ENGAGE…EXERCISE…AND ENERGIZE!”

Friday, March 22, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bring your mats, towels, and water bottles Come prepared to have fun while you sweat! We will have mini workouts led by certified instructors, including:
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yoga • Boot Camp • Zumba® • Belly Dancing • Piloxing®
Smoothies will be available for purchase!

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Announcements
The Stewardship Ministry Cordially Invites All New Members To Attend Their

BLACK AND CHRISTIAN New Member Class
We are so happy that you walked the aisle, gave your heart to Christ and your hand to the preacher. So that you may become a full-fledged member of Trinity United Church of Christ you MUST complete your new member classes! If you haven’t taken both New Member classes (Sessions I & II) the Stewardship Ministry is expecting you! Please don’t delay! Completion of the new member process after you have “walked the aisle” is in three stages: • Completion of Sessions I and II (in that order) of your New Member Classes • Right Hand of Fellowship on a first Sunday evening. The “Right Hand of Fellowship” is a requirement for full membership into your new church home, Trinity • Actively becoming a member who works in one of the ministries of your church home The Stewardship Ministry partners are eager to “walk with you” throughout this process and we are looking forward to your attendance. Sessions I and II Saturday, April 6, 2013 Registration: 9:30 a.m. Class: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall Continental breakfast and lunch will be served 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Children must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian) Receive Right Hand of Fellowship, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 4:45 p.m. Please remember to bring your Bible – if you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you! Please RSVP and CONFIRM your participation! Call the Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650, immediately! PLEASE NOTE: Your picture will be taken during the Class

Adults and Teens

Children ages 12 and under

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Announcements UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS
Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.
TWIST3ED Worship Service
Youth and Teens, Please join us in the Atrium for an awesome worship experience led by our youth. (Remaining 2013 TWIST3ED worship services: April 14th, June 9th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th)

Sunday, March 17, 2013
If you are an educator, former educator, or have gifts for working with Vacation Bible School, please join us in the choir loft after the 11:00 a.m. service. Additionally, we are in need of help to facilitate extracurricular activities which will include arts and crafts, movement, music, drama, and dance. Also we will need a DJ (who mixes music) and an MC (rapper). For more information contact Rev. Michael Jacobs, mdjacobs@trinitychicago.org.

“Hip Hop Hope” 2013 Vacation Bible School “All Call”

Sunday, March 24, 2013
This Teen Bible Study will be held during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. All high school-aged teens are invited. Additional Bible study opportunities will be held in April, May, and June. For more information, contact Minister Carmin Frederick at cafrederick@trinitychicago.org. For high school-aged teens: Join us, as we continue our discussion of what makes us safe in such violent times. For more information contact Minister Carmin Frederick, cafrederick@trinitychicago.org

Teen Bible Study 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

S.A.F.E. Circles

For information, contact mdjacobs@trinitychicago.org (Additional Youth Ministry training dates: August 10th and October 12)

Youth Ministry Training 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Atrium

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, 2013
Women’s Conference

“Empowering Black Girls to Rock” (Teen girls, Grades 9-12) Wyndham Hotel, Lisle, IL Registration: $50.00 per teen (Does not include hotel) For information, Call 773-966-1500 mailbox 2390 or email womensretreat@trinitychicago.org; to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/tucc-wc2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013 10:00 A.M.
PLEASE RSVP TO DORIS ODEM (773) 239-1435 OR GEORGIA SMITH (773) 978-1596 SPECIAL NOTE: In order to ensure there is an accurate count, please RSVP to only one of the telephone numbers above.
Lunch will be served • Don’t forget to bring a friend!

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Calendar
HIGHLIGHTS
3/24 3/28 • Palm Sunday • Maundy Thursday 3/29 3/31 • Good Friday • Easter Sunday

TODAY 3/3
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 9:30 a.m. • Bible Teaching Moment - 203

11:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 6:00 p.m. • Worship Service - SA

MONDAY 3/4
400 W. 95th Street
4:00 p.m. • Martial Arts - A 6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA 6:15 p.m. • Mwanabaraka Dance Rehearsal - A 6:30 p.m. • Hospitality Ministry - 102 • Liturgical Arts Meeting - 207 7:00 p.m. • DivorceCare - 202 • Women's Chorus Rehearsal - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m. • Chinara Rehearsal - W301 7:00 p.m. • Drug and Alcohol Revival Planning - W307

400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA • Boot Camp - A 6:30 p.m. • Sisterhood Ministry - 120 7:00 p.m. • Men's Chorus Rehearsal - SA • Singles Community - WC

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Big Momma's House Quilting Class - W301 6:30 p.m. • Mime Rehearsal - W307 • Youth Drama Reherasal - W301 • Adult Drama Rehearsal - W302

WEDNESDAY 3/6
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 a.m. - • Prayer and Fasting 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. • Prayer Service - WC 6:00 p.m. • Prayer Service - WC 7:14 p.m. • Wednesday @ The Well - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

THURSDAY 3/7
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA • Piloxing - A • Sanctuary Rehearsal - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. • THEC HBCU Chaperone Meeting - W305 • Tangeni Rehearsal - W301 • Housing Ministry - W302

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CALENDAR

TUESDAY 3/5

Calendar
FRIDAY 3/8
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. • Toastmaster Youth Leadership Program - 120 • Young Women's Leadership School - FH 7:00 p.m. • Alma Ya Sali - 102 • Caribbean Ministry - 207 • Chaplains Ministry - BR

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. • Free-N-One - W302 • Free-N-One - W302 • Tough Love - W305

SATURDAY 3/9
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. • Yoga - Narthex II 8:00 a.m. • Zumba - A 9:00 a.m. • Saturday Bible Class - 1st/2nd Grade - 120 • Saturday Bible Class - 3rd/4th - 202 • Saturday Bible Class - 5th/6th Grade - 203 • Saturday Bible Class - Preschool/ Kindergarten - 116 • Saturday Bible Class - Teens - 207 • Saturday Bible Class - Discipleship - FH • Armor Bearer Training - SA 9:30 a.m. • Adult Bible Class - WC 11:00 a.m. • Children's Church Teachers Meeting - 207 • Little Warriors/Imani Rehearsal - WC Math Tutorial - 202/203 12:00 p.m. • Intonjane - FH • Youth/Junior Drill Rehearsal - SA 12:15 p.m. • Little Warriors/Imani Fellowship - A 12:30 p.m. • Intonjane - 116/120 • Walaika Rehearsal - WC • Women's Drill Rehearsal - Narthex II 1:00 p.m. • Tangeni Leadership Meeting - 207 1:30 p.m. • Nehemiah Project - 102 2:00 p.m. • Church By-Laws Town Hall - A • Isuthu - WC/120 3:00 p.m. • Adult Choir Orientation - 207 • Pre-Marital Counseling Session I - 202 • Tangeni Placement Rehearsal - SA 3:30 p.m. • Married Couples Ministry - FH • Married Couples Ministry (Children) - 116 4:00 p.m. • Greeters Ministry - A • Internal Security - BR

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
9:00 a.m. • THEC ACT Prep Workshop - W301 9:30 a.m. • Village Keepers - W302 11:00 a.m. • Information Technology - CL 11:30 a.m. • Single Parent Bible Class - W307 12:00 p.m. • Drug & Alcohol Ministry - W302 1:00 p.m. • Grandparents Ministry - W305 • THEC ACT Prep - W301 2:00 p.m. • HIV/AIDS Support Ministry - W302

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CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS
BLAINE DENYE LIBRARY Ministry partners
invite you to visit our library and explore the volumes on Bible study, African American history and culture, the topic for March is Easter, Never Said a Mumbalin' Word, by Mark Bozzuti-Jones; He Chose the Nails, by Max Lucado; Listening at Golgotha, by Peter Storey; The Passion of the Lord, by James Noel; Bread of Life, by Barbara Essex, The library is located on the 2nd floor, Our hours are Monday-Tuesday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. up artists, hair stylists, DJs, Space is limited, Information, Contact Elaine Butler, 773-966-1525 or email ebutler@trinitychicago.org

MINISTRY EVENTS
BIG MAMA’S HOUSE Activities: Knitting
Crocheting and Sewing, Every 2nd and 4th Monday, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall; Quilting Class, Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th St.; Sewing Class, Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 10:00 a.m., Trinity Oaks, 6225 S. Drexel, Instructors needed for all classes, Information, Contact Dorothy Riley, 312-291-0544 or email dmriley60@yahoo.com

CALLING ALL BROTHERS! Join us,

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY

Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., in the Atrium, at the “Black man’s country club” – the Barbershop, where no topics are taboo, featuring five of Chicago’s top barbers and brothers from all over the city, discussing powerful topics relating to us, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2347 or email mensfellowship@trinitychicago.org

is dedicated to ending the silent killer in our community, Domestic Violence is not just a woman’s problem, it is a COMMUNITY problem, Please join us in our fight for survivors, call 773966-1500, Mailbox 2317

TOP BOX Next order due: Monday, March 4, VENDORS NEEDED – 2013 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Friday, May
17 – Saturday, May 18, Information, stop by the Women’s Conference table located in the Atrium, following worship services, or email womensretreat@trinitychicago.org

visit www.topboxfoods.com, Host site name: Trinity United CoC, Information, Call 312-527-7890

EASTER EGG HUNT hosted by the Singles Community, Saturday, March 30, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Robichaux Park, 93rd and Eggleston, Various other games and activities will also take place for this event in the Atrium, We are also requesting donations of candy and Easter egg baskets, For information, email singles@trinitychicago.org EMMAUS ROAD “GRIEF WORK”
Support Group monthly meeting, Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m., Topic: “Blessed Hope” Information, contact Deacon Dr. Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773966-1500, Mailbox 2320 or email emmausroad@ trinitychicago.org

VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for upcoming wedding expo event,

Seeking florists, caterers, wedding attire, videographers, photographers, limousine services, graphic designers, venues, travel agents, make-

EXPERIENCING GOD classes are now in

session, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th St., Room W307, Classes address concerns affecting today’s youth, including bullying,

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self-esteem, being young and Christian, and other topics, from a biblical perspective, Information, Contact Deacon Joi Buchanan Johnson at eternal357@aol.com interested in volunteering for the Legal Clinic and/ or participating in our legal referral directory, To contact us call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2339 or send e-mail to Legal@trinitychicago.org

FREE-IN-ONE For anyone suffering from drug

and alcohol abuse, Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Tough Love meetings for family members of drug and alcohol abusers, Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2319

TRINITY UCC MARRIED COUPLES

HOUSING MINISTRY Are you in need of an
affordable rental? View the 2013 Housing Guide at trinitychicago.org. If you are a property owner with rentals under $1,300, email information to housing@trinitychicago.org

Ministry will join hundreds of organizations around the country in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Black Marriage Day, highlighting and promoting marriage in the Black community, The MCM of Trinity UCC will celebrate with a Black Tie (optional) Dinner Dance, Saturday, March 16th, Stop by our table in the Atrium, following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services, Information, email marriedcouples@trinitychicago.org or call 773-9661500 Mailbox 2343

IT MINISTRY March classes: MS Excel 6-week

session, Wednesdays, beginning March 6, Basic: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Intermediate: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Keyboarding 4-week session, Saturdays, March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; To register, send email with name, phone contact and class to it@trinitychicago.org

COMMUNITY EVENTS
“COMEDY FOR A CAUSE” fundraiser for
House of Prima Donnas, a non-profit transitional home for women, Saturday, March 9, 700 p.m., Prairie State College Auditorium, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL, Featuring Lil Rel, B. Cole and Brian Smith, Tickets and Information, visit houseofprimadonnas.org

IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME! MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Have you

Cookies are available for purchase in Wright Hall following all worship services moved? Any children left the nest? Newly employed or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership Services, 773-966-1556 or 966-1553

EBENEZER M.B. CHURCH Senior

Missionary Ministry, Pinkie Reid Circle, fellowship, Sunday, March 17, 3:00 p.m., 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., Guest speaker, Rev. H.L. Messenger, Information, Contact Sis. Rosie McGee, 773-3736144

TRINITY UCC LEGAL CLINIC providing

direct legal advice, mediation services and representation to the congregation and community, For legal clinic hours Clinic is open 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Village Center, No appointment necessary, Also, we are always in need of legal professionals (especially attorneys)

FAITH UNITED PROTESTANT CHURCH and Pastor Michael G. Sykes present

Friday Night Lights: A Lenten Series, Friday, March 15: Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.; Lenten Jazz Vespers, featuring the Southland Jazz Collective, Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m., nightly, 10 Hemlock St., Park Forest, IL, Information, Call 708-747-1330

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“THE FALL OF HEAVEN” stage play,
adapted from Walter Mosley’s “The Tempest Tales” and inspired by Langston Hughes’ colorful character, Jesse B. Semple, through March 24, Pegasus Players, 4520 N. Beacon, Discount tickets available, Information, Call 773-296-1108 or visit www.congosquaretheater.org

SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC. and Eta Xi Sigma Alumnae Chapter present
“H3 It’s all about me: Healthy Choices, Healthy Living,” 16th Annual Youth Symposium, Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Crane Technical High School, 2245 W. Jackson Blvd., Students ages 11-18 must register by February 25, Call Cortney Rush, 708-320-1922, or via email to exsyouthsymposium@etaxisigma.net

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of University Park
and Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr., present “Worship on Wednesdays 2013 Revival,” March 6, Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart; March 13, Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes III; March 20, Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby; March 27, Rev. Gail Rice, 7:00 p.m. nightly, Information, Call 708-534-2242

“WINE IN THE WILDERNESS” and

“GENERATING HOPE Facing Life, in Spite

of Our Past”, Monday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., presented by the Social Work Department, Governors State University, Engbretson Hall, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL, panel discussion and open forum on the challenges and struggles of the formerly incarcerated

“Florence,” two one-act plays by Alice Childress, Today, Sunday, March 3, and Cheryl West’s “Jar the Floor,” opening March 21, eta Square, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Honoring Women’s History Month, Information and tickets, Call 773-752-3955 or visit www.etacreativearts.org

TRINITY UCC CREDIT UNION
Invites you to attend its

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED, Lake Shore
Chapter, Annual Mardi Gras dinner and fundraiser, Sunday, March 17, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., DiNolfo's Banquets, 9425 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL, Tickets and information, Contact Deacon Regena GlennCaldwell, 708-507-1795

34TH ANNUAL MEETING
Friday, March 15, 2013 6:30 p.m. – Atrium

For information and to RSVP, call 773-966-1505
DIVINE IMAGINATION CALL Join Pastor Moss for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone message at 11:55 a.m., March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12, 2013; Dial 218-844-0860 and enter passcode 206047; press the “#” key

RTC MEDICAL PREP HIGH SCHOOL
th

now enrolling 9 grade students for Fall 2013, RTC Medical Prep will meet the growing demand for medical professionals by offering programs that provide students with fundamental skills required for a career in the health sciences, Information, visit www.newcranemedicalprep.org or call 773534-7192

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RAISING LEADERS and DEVELOPING DISCIPLES
January • Matthew 16:24 (NLT) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me." February • Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. March • Luke 10:19 (NIV) I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. April • Romans 10:1-2 (NLT) Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. May • 1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV) Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. June • Romans 5:8 (NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. July • Philippians 4:13 (NLT) For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. August • Jeremiah 1-7 (NLT) The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you." September • Isaiah 1:3 (NLT) Even an ox knows its owner, and a donkey recognizes its master’s care—but Israel doesn’t know its master. My people don’t recognize my care for them. October • Isaiah 40:29 (KJV) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. November • John 17:21 (KJV) That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. December • Matthew 1:23 (KJV) Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

2013 Trinity UCC Theme

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE

“Sisters Empowered to Live On Purpose”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 (The Message)

2013 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE!

Wyndham Hotel • 3000 Warrenville Road • Lisle, Illinois

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18

Sisters, are you ready to be Enlightened, Encouraged and Equipped!? Connect with hundreds of women for a weekend of spirit-filled worship, workshops, and fellowship, created to educate and empower women to live their lives on purpose for Christ!

Guest Preachers

Rev. Dr. Claudette A. Copeland

Co-Founder and Pastor New Creation Christian Fellowship San Antonio, Texas

Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins
Pastor and Teacher Euclid Avenue Congregational Church Cleveland, Ohio

Conference Fee: Hotel:

$85.00 per person | $50.00 (Teens, grades 9-12) Single/Double: $89.00 (plus tax) • Triple: $97.00 (plus tax) Quad: $105.00 (plus tax)

Register Online: http://tinyurl.com/tucc-wc2013
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus 400 West 95th Street • Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120 Telephone (773) 962-5650 • www.trinitychicago.org Lifting Up Christ, Engaging the Community, and Celebrating our Culture

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