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 A. Smith, Minister of Stewardship 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

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.

Weekly Praise/Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. - Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. - Prayer Service 7:14 p.m. - Wednesday @ The Well 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

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

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“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., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................2 Hymn of Praise “How Great Thou Art" ............................................................................................................3 Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................................3 Earth Day Litany ...............................................................................................................................................4 Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ......................................................................................................................5 Guest Bio: Vivian M. Lucas ..............................................................................................................................6 Guest Bio: Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales ................................................................................................................7 To Do Justice ....................................................................................................................................................8 Green Page ......................................................................................................................................................9 Bylaws Update/Quarterly Meeting/Vacation Bible School ............................................................................10 Trinity UCC Walk/Run Kick-off/Spring Bible Class Registration ......................................................................11 Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Sunday/Divine Imagination Call ......................................................11 Akiba ..............................................................................................................................................................12 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................................13 Empowering Voices .......................................................................................................................................14 Events ............................................................................................................................................................15 Wednesday @ The Well ................................................................................................................................18 Service & Support Groups .............................................................................................................................19 2013 Memory Verses.....................................................................................................................................20

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.
Opening Song (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................................... “I Just Want To Praise You” Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................................. “Oh, Oh Give Thanks” Opening Song (11:00 a.m.) ......................................................................................... “Every Praise” Hymn of Praise .............................................................................................. “How Great Thou Art” Unison Scripture ......................................................................................... Psalm 19:1-6; 14 (NRSV) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word Distribution of Palms The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings School Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................................. “We Offer Praise” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................................... “Moving Forward” Sermon ............................................................................................................. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III Hymn of Invitation ............................................................................................................... Selected Benediction

Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song ...................................................................................................“High And Lifted Up” Ministry of Music........................................................................................... “How Great Thou Art” Sermon ............................................................................................................. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Altar Call/Benediction

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Hymn of Praise
How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy pow’r thru-out the universe displayed!

Unison Scripture
Psalm 19:1-6; 14 (NRSV)
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 4yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. 6Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.
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Verse 1

When thru the woods and forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees, When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze.

Verse 2

And when I think that God, His son not sparing, Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin!

Verse 3

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
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When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art!

Verse 4

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HYMN OF PRAISE/UNISON SCRIPTURE

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee; How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

Chorus

Earth Day Litany
Minister: Father God, of all creation we come to You on this Earth Day, taking a stand against the exploitation of Your earth and confessing that we have not done enough to protect and preserve for future generations those things that we all share; Your air, water, and land. People: Lord, forgive us, for our careless waste and polluting ways. Minister: Father God of all creation, we confess that we often forget that the earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. People: Lord, forgive us, for our careless waste and polluting ways. Minister: Father God, we pray for the community of living creatures. Guide us in our works and ways that every being may praise with its life and serve You all of its days. People: Lord, forgive us, for our careless waste and polluting ways. Minister: Father God, we continually seek what is good and do what is bad. We stand in the rubble of many bad choices and have been forgetful and willful tenants since You first put us on this Earth. ALL: Lord, we join with the earth and with each other to bring new life to the land; to restore the water; to refresh the air; to renew the forests; to care for the plants; to protect the creatures; to celebrate the seas; to rejoice in the sunlight; to recreate the human community; to promote justice and peace; and to remember our children. We join with the earth and with each other. We join together as many with diverse expressions of one loving mystery: for the healing of the earth and the renewal of all life.
Litany written by Donalynne Schaffer with excerpts from “Only One Earth,” a UN Environment Programm publication for “Environmental Sabbath/Earth Rest Day,” June 1990.

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Sermon Notes Prayer Concerns

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SERMON NOTES/PRAYER CONCERNS

Guest Bios
Vivian M. Lucas loves Jesus with all her heart. She serves as the Director of the Franklinton Center at Bricks, in Whitakers, NC, a historic center for education and social transformation and conference center located on the site of a former slave plantation that became an American Missionary Association school and college. In this capacity, she works for the United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries and directs social justice, cultural preservation, sustainable agriculture, and community economic development programs. Ms. Lucas has had a long career serving disenfranchised and distressed communities. She worked as Associate Director for the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention, Department of Psychology, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Under the Clinton Administration, she received in a Presidential appointment as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for the Economic Development Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Lucas also served as Community Builder Fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during which she completed the Executive Education Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has held positions in community planning, rural development, and program management at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Ms. Lucas earned an MBA at the College of William and Mary, and a BA in Psychology at the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill. Ms. Lucas is married to Harold Perry and they reside in the metro area of Richmond, Virginia. She is the mother of two adult sons, Javius and Conlan Wynn.

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Guest Bios
The Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales is the Conference Minister for the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ. Dr. Morales was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and migrated with his family to Chicago at the age of 10. Baptized catholic as an infant, he became acquainted with and joined the United Church of Christ when members of the Warren Congregational Church came to minister to his family in 1958. Prior to serving as Conference Minister, Dr. Morales served the Illinois Conference as Senior Associate Conference Minister for Our Church’s Wider Mission, Stewardship and New and Renewed Church Development. He coordinated the Needs Assessment and Planning Phases of the “Into the Future by the Spirits Power” Capital Campaign. Before his call to Conference ministry he was Senior Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Chicago. Pastor Morales has contributed to the establishment and state chartering of several congregations and community-based institutions and has been a trainer and organizer, providing technical assistance to church groups and community organization in the areas of organizational development, fundraising, board training, and citizen participation and grassroots empowerment. Dr. Morales holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary. In 1973-1975, while a student at McCormick, he helped establish and later coordinated the Hispanic Ministries Program, recruiting students, adjunct faculty and assisting in curriculum development. Rev. Morales is married to Martha M. Mendoza who serves as the Director of Christian Education at the First Congregational Church, Elmhurst, IL, and is the Coordinator of “La Academia.” They are the parents of four children.

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GUEST BIOS

To Do Justice
Food and water are the essential elements that all human beings need to sustain life. Yet, food does more than just nourish the body. It can help restore dignity to the hungry, provide a way for workers to support their families, transmit culture to the next generation, and serve as a symbol for us to practice our faith. Access to food is a human right. Unfortunately, many people worldwide lack access to safe, healthy and affordable foods. This is especially a concern for African American and low-income communities. In Chicago, the lack of food access is clearly evident on the south and west sides of the city. These communities have fewer healthy retail options, including supermarkets and grocery stores, and many families are unsure about where they will find their next meal. Access to food is not the only issue in south and west side neighborhoods. These same communities also suffer from high rates of: • • • • • • • children and families living in poverty unemployment and underemployment dilapidated housing poor air quality limited access to care community violence and crime chronic conditions including obesity, asthma, and diabetes.

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights states that “the right to adequate food will only be achieved when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.” As clearly written in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” Therefore, let us “Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy”. (Proverbs 31:8-9)

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Green Page
As we continue the Mission 4/1 Earth: 50 Great Days campaign, the Green Committee thanks the Trinity UCC congregation for YOUR participation towards becoming a “Greener Congregation.” To date, we have recycled 3,931 bulletins, including 309 from the Twist3ed youth worship service! This week, our focus is Advocacy. Remember to record the hours YOU spend on the action items below. YOU can report your hours online at the new Mission 4/1 Earth website: http://tinyurl.com/tuccmission41earth Week 4 – Advocacy Why should YOU care? Why we can’t afford to ignore this topic: Advocacy is the way in which we express our opinions, especially in the arena of issues of justice Our votes and our connecting with our elected officials are powerful rights which we must use GREEN PAGE

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Did YOU know that: • Environmental issues, such as clean air and food access, impact the health of our community • In Chicago, 16% of African American children under the age of 18 have asthma • 32.2% of African Americans in Chicago are living in poverty • Food justice is a major concern; all people must have access to healthy food Action items for YOU to do to contribute to Earth Care hours: • Read the To Do Justice page in today’s bulletin • Read and sign both the Senate and House bill advocacy letters • Become more aware of food justice and environmental issues that impact our community • Track the hours YOU spend on the above activities and return YOUR timecard by placing into the offering tray, bringing it to the Green Committee table next week, or reporting hours online.

We will:

JOIN US FOR EARTH CARE DAY SATURDAY, MAY 4, 3013, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BEAUTIFY OUR CHURCH GROUNDS - PREPARE THE ORGANIC GARDEN FOR PLANTING SEASON CLEAN UP OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY

SIGN UP AT THE GREEN TABLE TODAY, FOLLOWING ALL WORSHIP SERVICES! For information, contact the Green Committee at: Green@trinitychicago.org or 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2385.

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BY ANY GREEN NECESSARY

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IMANI VILLAGE

At the Southeast corner of 95th and Cottage Grove, Trinity UCC owns 30 acres of land . . . and one powerful vision. That vision is to create a sustainable urban community that integrates the best of green technology while providing education and employment opportunities. One of the critical issues facing urban America is how we develop economically vibrant, educationally inspiring, and spiritually- and physically-healthy communities. Our Southside Chicago community suffers from the ill effects of economic, physical, and spiritual neglect. The cumulative effect of years of little to no investment has been the development of apathy of mind and spirit being passed from generation to generation.

The call of Trinity UCC and the church universal will always be to set the captives free; this includes freeing people from the chains that bind their minds. We are mandated by Christ to live a life of love and justice, and to demonstrate love, by seeking justice for the poor. In order to meet the needs of our community and live out our call, Trinity United Church of Christ has embarked on a project called Imani Village. This development will be a beacon of hope in an area that has become accustomed to despair. Imani Village will be the first holistic, sustainable, and Green community sponsored by a faith-based entity in the City of Chicago.

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IMANI VILLAGE:
A Sustainable, Green Urban Community

Imani Village will be home to:
• A state-of-the-art school, educating Black children at the highest level, with a curriculum delivered from a culturally relevant perspective • Sustainable housing with intentional Green design elements to lower electricity and heating costs, and protect the environment • An organic community garden providing a source of healthy food alternatives for one of the food deserts of the Southside • An urban farming and agricultural center, in partnership with University of Illinois Chicago, that will educate and employ community residents • An NCAA-certified sports complex for tennis, track, football, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse • A retail center providing community employment and consumer goods for the entire village • A community health center that will deliver much needed services to an under-served area of the city

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IMANI VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONAL VALUES
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Building an incredible, sustainable, multi-use development, that shines as an example of excellent stewardship of God’s gifts to us, would still be incomplete without a strong commitment to principled construction. Core values to be used in all phases of this project include: The project as a whole, and the components (e.g., shops, school, senior housing, and athletic facility) will be built taking advantage of proven green technologies, including recycled materials, energy efficient lighting, heating, and air conditioning In all areas of this project – pre-development, architects, attorneys, accountants, interior designers, landscape architects, general contractors, construction – we will work to provide opportunities to African American companies and employees

ATTORNEY JIM MONTGOMERY

was born on February 17, 1932, in Louise, Mississippi and received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois in 1953. A 1956 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Mr. Montgomery has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal court and has appeared in trials in various states throughout the country. His reputation as a skilled litigator is widely known, with respect to both criminal and civil-rights cases. In 1956, Mr. Montgomery began his legal career with the law firm of Rogers, Strayhorn & Harth. He later became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. His commitment to civil rights and his community led him to establish his own firm, James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd., where he became involved in several landmark civil rights cases including Hampton v. Hanrahan, a case where the Black Panther chairman, Fred Hampton and Rockford Black Panther leader Mark Clark were murdered during a Chicago police raid. In 1983, Mr. Montgomery was appointed Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago, under Mayor Harold Washington, where he supervised a legal staff which exceeded 190 lawyers. In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Montgomery is a frequent lecturer in various seminars and trial skills workshops. In March of 2001, Mr. Montgomery teamed up with the prestigious Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. to create the Chicago law firm of Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith and Montgomery. He is married to Pauline, and has 6 children and 3 grandchildren.

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IMANI VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONAL VALUES
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In all elements of Imani Village, we will work to provide opportunities for African American employment, even in those businesses that are not owned directly by the 95th and Cottage LLC The Imani Village development will provide opportunities for training and hiring of Returning Citizens, and will work to assure firms that we hire do not have policies that restrict them from employing the formerly incarcerated An important aspect of this development will be the installation of an Urban Farm that provides training and employment opportunities, and delivers healthy, fresh produce to help relieve the impact of the food desert in the surrounding community As we select tenants to occupy available spaces, we will maintain a high standard, seeking businesses that have operational philosophies consistent with the theology of Trinity UCC: diversity, healthy, high business integrity, and that pay a living wage to their employees

Over the course of the design and construction of Imani Village, over 1,000 individuals will be employed in temporary positions (from 1 to 4 years), and once fully occupied, we expect a permanent work force of over 500 people, generating annual income of over $15,000,000.

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TOP BOX
Top Box, founded by Christopher Kennedy in 2012, purchases food, boxes it in various combinations, and once a month delivers it to churches and organizations in mostly low-income neighborhoods. The food items in the box change from month to month, with a wide variety of fruits vegetables, meats, and frozen meals with box prices ranging from $19-$39. The boxes can be ordered online or through designated organizations providing pick-up once a month. These organizations, otherwise known as Top Box “host sites,” range from small neighborhood churches with a few dozen families to some of the Chicago’s largest, including Trinity United Church of Christ.

Christopher G. Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Robert Francis Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, the eighth of their eleven children. He is one of four of the grandchildren of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy born during the administration of his uncle, U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy graduated from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1986. In 1994, he graduated with a master of business administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Kennedy was the president of Merchandise Mart Properties in Chicago, Illinois, from 2000 until 2012. Under Kennedy’s leadership of The Mart, it was the largest building in the world to be awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification in 2007 from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Mart has long been implementing sustainable practices. In May 2012, Kennedy started the Chicago-based non-profit Top Box Foods. The organization was created as way to get discounted groceries to families who live in areas that either lack grocery stores or have an abundance of fast food.

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TRINITY UCC
Green Partnering

As we educate ourselves more deeply in how to bring our lives into alignment with our theology and the need to take responsibility for the earth and the abundant resouces God has provided, we are truly appreciative of partners in this process. Faith in Place is an organization that has been an incredible wealth of information and resources. Working with faith institutions of all types, Faith in Place has focused their mission on two great responsibilities common to all faiths: to love one another, and to care for the creation that sustains all life-giving religious people tools to reflect deeply on these responsibilities, integrate the teachings of

faith into practice, and work together for a just and sustainable future.” Our relationship has resulted in a better educated congregation, in the implementation of sustainability programs. Working with Faith in Place, Trinity UCC was able to train a group of young people on home insulation and to provide these installation services in our community, often with government subsidies. A real win-win, green-green opportunity. Ongoing, Faith in Place continues to be an incredibly important resource for the Trinity UCC Green Committee.

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TRINITY UCC
Going Green
Trinity UCC: Green Explosion
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being. Job 12:7-10, NRSV The Trinity UCC Green Committee seeks to foster a church community that embraces a life of “green” that is anchored in scripture. They work tirelessly to help us to be the stewards of this wonderful planet which God has called us to be. To accomplish this, they focus on three areas: 1. Educating ourselves and others on ways to develop and enhance a sustainable lifestyle 2. Communicating issues and their potential impact to our life in a Christian context 3. Facilitating opportunities for us to practice sustainable living concepts in our daily lives The Green Committee's leadership is invaluable in many of our green efforts within the church. The George Washington Carver Garden is a vibrant community garden, managed with the leadership of Master Gardener Paula Anglin, and the support of a host of volunteers. Each year, it provides an abundance of crops, some of which are served in our cafeteria, and others sold in our Farmers Market.

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Going Green continued
Trinity UCC’s Farmers Market, entering its 4th year this July, is a testament to the hard work and tenacity of our Green Committee. Recognizing that our community resides in both a food desert (signifying a lack of fresh and healthy food availability) and a food swamp (representative of areas with an abundance of processed foods like chips, candy, etc., and fast, greasy, fried foods), we are working to provide fresh, healthy food options. In addition, we are working with African American farmers to bring locally produced food to the market, providing a critical economic opportunity to a struggling community. As we develop opportunities to witness the bounty of God’s earth through gardening, food cultivation, providing a food oasis within the desert, and providing a life line to African American farmers, we are also being environmentally conscious as we teach and practice a regimen of recycling. During the 1st quarter of this year, Trinity UCC has: • • • • Saved 265 trees Saved 63,552 kilowatt hours of electricity Saved 48 cubic yards of landfill space Saved 7,217 gallons of oil

The Green Committee, while working to educate the congregation to be great stewards, also encourages Trinity UCC to practice excellent environmental stewardship.

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RETURNING CITIZENS? GO GREEN
With the incarceration of millions of Americans over the past 40 years, a huge part of our unemployment is due to the structural discriminatory practices. Many jobs are just not available to returning citizens, and while prisons once provided an opportunity to be “rehabilitated” and educated, our justice system now looks at prison as punishment only, providing a minimalistic existence of poor food nutrition, little opportunity for education beyond perhaps a GED, little or no skill training, bad healthcare, etc. Imagine . . . real opportunity for returning citizens, as green jobs are created, and training afforded them.

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RETURNING CITIZENS? GO GREEN
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Van Jones, author, public speaker, and former Special Advisor for Green jobs to President Obama has said, “Everything good for the environment is a job. People could be put back to work by building a green economy with solar panels, wind turbines and retrofitting homes as a start." And, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), based on 2012 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that, “greener industries grew faster than the overall economy.” Importantly, EPI also found that green jobs are accessible to works without a college degree. As Trinity UCC did in our partnership with Faith in Place, providing training and job opportunity in providing insulation services to homes and businesses, we will be seeking partnerships, as well as instituting practices within our Imani Village development, that will help our returning citizens Go Green.

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Announcements
Bylaws Update
At the next meeting of the congregation, we will vote to approve several updates to our bylaws. The proposed changes reflect the input the 100+ members who participated in the revision process. To obtain a copy of the proposed changes, please email lrpm@trinitychicago.org or ask for a copy at the reception desk.

QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION TUESDAY, April 30, 2013 • 7:00 p.m. – SANCTUARY Financial Reports Session 6:00 p.m. • Wright Chapel

2013 Trinity UCC Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Includes breakfast and lunch) Preschool students - Adults (*new*) REGISTRATION BEGINS SUNDAY, MAY 5TH! REGISTRATION FEES: $25.00 per child/adult • $20 each (2 or more children) $20 for Active Seniors over age 60
Join us for an exciting week of summer fun, learning about the Bible, exploring our heritage, and being creative with the many blessings God has given us! Don’t miss it! Make plans NOW to enroll yourself, your children, and grandchildren, and invite your neighbors and friends. We are still looking for a few great volunteers to help make this Vacation Bible School THE BEST ONE EVER. If you are willing to serve, please contact Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, 773-966-1541 or Min. Carmin Frederick, 773-966-1573.

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Announcements
Spring Bible Study
Registration
Sunday, April 28, 2013 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 Classes Begin Monday, May 6Th!
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Trinity UCC Walk/Run Kick-off
Trinity UCC Road Warriors Walking, Talking, and Living Our Faith Let’s move our temples to better health! PRE-REGISTER TODAY, SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH FOLLOWING WORSHIP SERVICES, ATRIUM KICKOFF – SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Village Center, 1947 West 95th Street
ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 IS SCHOLARSHIP AND GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY
ATTENTION ALL GRADUATES! (8 Grade, High School, Junior College, Undergrad and Grad School)!
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DIVINE IMAGINATION CALL

Stop by the Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Information table in the Atrium and complete a Graduate Recognition form to be recognized during the Scholarship and Graduate Recognition program, and to pick-up valuable information and scholarships applications. The scholarship application deadline is Sunday, May 19, 2013. For information, call Mrs. Dorham, 773-962-5650.

Join Pastor Moss for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone message at 11:55 a.m., May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12, 2013; Dial 218-8440860 and enter passcode 206047; press the “#” key

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Baptism, Baby Dedication, Right Hand of Fellowship, and more available online at http://trinityucc.zenfolio.com!
With the Supreme Court's current interest in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, learn of the man who played a role in its enaction.

CALLED TO THE FIRE: A WITNESS FOR GOD IN MISSISSIPPI
The Story of Dr. Charles Johnson
The last place on earth young Charles Johnson wanted to go was Mississippi during the heat of the civil rights movement. As the key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the "Mississippi Burning" case by the FBI, Dr. Charles Johnson, a young preacher fresh out of Bible College, became a voice for justice and equality in the segregated south. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy - the murder of three civil rights activists - Dr. Johnson overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the civil rights movement. He played a vital role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Now Available in the Akiba:

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After careful consideration and due to increasing costs for supplies and duplication, CD and DVD prices for individual worship services will be increasing soon.
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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Calendar
TODAY 4/28
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 11:00 a.m. • Teen Safe Circles - 203/207 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. • Men's Retreat Planning Meeting - 120 • Worship Service - SA

MONDAY 4/29
400 W. 95th Street
2:00 p.m. • Active Seniors Financial Training - 202 6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA 6:15 p.m. • Mwanabaraka Dance Rehearsal - A 6:30 p.m. • Raise the Roof Campaign Committee - BR 7:00 p.m. • Women's Chorus Rehearsal - SA 7:00 p.m. • Green Commitete Mission 4/1 Earth - 102 7:30 p.m. • Khayralla Rehearsal - A

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m. • Chinara Rehearsal - W301 7:00 p.m. • Counseling Ministry - W305

TUESDAY 4/30
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Budget and Finance Meeting - WC • Boot Camp - A • Married Couples Dance Rehearsal - FH • Quarterly Congregational Meeting - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Big Mama's House Quilting Class - W301 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

• IT Ministry: Microsoft Word Beginners Computer Lab

WEDNESDAY 5/1
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 7:00 p.m. • Wednesday @ The Well - SA

THURSDAY 5/2
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA • Piloxing - A • Chautauqua Committee Meeting - 102 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. • My Brother's Keeper - 120 • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA • Tangeni Dance Rehearsal - W301

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

FRIDAY 5/3
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Toastmaster Youth Leadership - 120 • Isuthu Sponsors - 102 • Mother/Daughter Dance Rehearsal - SA • Bible Study for Church Leaders - FH

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

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• Amani - W305

Calendar
SATURDAY 5/4
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. • Administrative Committee - 203 7:30 a.m. • Yoga - Narthex II 8:00 a.m. • Zumba - A 9:00 a.m. • Yoga Business Meeting - BR • Saturday Bible Class - 1st/2nd Grade - 120 • Saturday Bible Class - 3rd/4th - 202 • Saturday Bible Class - 5th/6th - 203 • Saturday Bible Class - Preschool/ Kindergarten - 116 • Saturday Bible Class - Teens - 207 9:30 a.m. • Adult Bible Class - WC • New Member Class Registration - FH 10:00 a.m. • New Member Class - Adults - A • New Member Class - Children - 102 11:00 a.m. • Little Warriors/Imani Rehearsal - SA • Math Tutorial - 203/207 • Mimes Rehearsal - 116 • Vacation Bible School Teachers - 120 . 12:00 p.m. • Ushers: Bulletins - NII • Youth/Junior Drill Rehearsal - SA 12:15 p.m. • Little Warriors/Imani Ministry Fellowship 202 12:30 p.m. • Walaika Rehearsal - WC • Women's Drill Rehearsal - NII • Intonjane Mother's Day Tea - A 2:30 p.m. • Prayer Service Team - 116 3:00 p.m. • Men's Chorus - SA • Pre-Marital Counseling Session II - 202 3:30 p.m. • Young Women's Christian Walk - 207 4:00 p.m. • Deacon Ministry - WC • Internal Security - BR

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
9:00 a.m. • Facilitators Training - W302 11:00 a.m. • Microsoft Access - CL 11:30 a.m. • Prison Ministry The Next Movement - W305 2:00 p.m. • Microsoft Excel for Beginners - CL

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY is dedicated to ending the silent killer in our BLACK AND CHRISTIAN NEW community, Domestic Violence is not just a MEMBER Class, Saturday, May 4, Registration, woman’s problem, it is a COMMUNITY problem, 9:30 a.m., Class, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fellowship Please join us in our fight for survivors, call 773Hall; Children, ages 12 and under, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 966-1500, Mailbox 2317 p.m. (must be accompanied by parent or guardian), FREE-IN-ONE For anyone suffering from drug RSVP and confirm participation, Call Membership and alcohol abuse, Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. and Services, 773-962-5650, receive Right Hand of 7:00 p.m., Tough Love meetings for family members Fellowship, Sunday, May 5, 4:45 p.m. of drug and alcohol abusers, Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2319 BLAINE DENYE LIBRARY Ministry partners invite you to visit our library and explore the HOUSING MINISTRY Are you in need of an volumes on Bible study, African American history affordable rental? View the 2013 Housing Guide and culture, New books in the Library: at trinitychicago.org. If you are a property owner Fatherhood, by Etan Thomas; The Moment, by Carl with rentals under $1,300, email information to Grant; The Spirituals and the Blues, by James Cone; housing@trinitychicago.org The Obamas, by Jodi Kantor; The Obamas: Portrait of America’s New First Family, The library is located MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Have you on the 2nd floor, Our hours are Monday-Tuesdaymoved? Any children left the nest? Newly Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 5:00 employed or newly married? Forgot your giving p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 number? Call Membership Services, 773-966-1556 p.m. or 966-1553

CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS

MINISTRY EVENTS
ADOPT-A-STUDENT MINISTRY needs
YOU! The Adopt-a-Student ministry is designed to minister to any of our members who attend college and are not living at home, assisting development of their relationship with Christ and to remain connected to their church home, we need you to help in planning for the remainder of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school year, Join us Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room 207Information, Contact Min. Carmin Frederick, 773-966-1573 or cafrederick@trinitychicago.org

MICAH LEGAL MINISTRY Are you an

attorney, judge, paralegal, law student, or other individual who works in the legal profession or is interested in serving in a ministry that empowers God's people in addressing social justice issues and provides spiritual encouragement to those working in the legal profession? Information, email micah@trinitychicago.org or leave a message at 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2349

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

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appointment necessary, Also, we are always in need of legal professionals (especially attorneys) 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 accepting applications for Illinois based businesses in the start-up or early stages of growth. Prizes, 1st Place: $10,000, 2nd Place: $5,000, 3rd Place: $2,500, Apply online at http://www.csu.edu/ business/eicompetition

COMMUNITY EVENTS
National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws, Midwest regional public hearing, Thursday, May 2, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., ABA, 321 N. Clark St., Free and open to the public, Space limited, Information, Contact Rachel Patrick, 312-988-5408 or Rachel. Patrick@americanbar.org

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Foundation presents its 5th Annual Arthur Stephens Scholarship Walk and Run, “Empowering our Minds and our Bodies,” Saturday, May 4, Information, Call 773-995-3899 or email friends@csu.edu

CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Association, Tennis drill and instruction, Begins Saturday, May 8, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Rainbow Beach, 3111 E. 77th St., Beginners encouraged, all are welcome, Adults and children (6-12), Information, Call Roscoe Beach, 773-450-2221 or email beachbeach91@sbcglobal.net

AVALON COMMUNITY TENNIS

Church Leaders, Friday, May 3, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hartzell Memorial UMC, 3330 S. King Dr., Presented by the Center for the Church and the Black Experience and the Samaritan Center for Congregations, featuring Dr. Reginald Blount and Rev. Nancy Sayer, Enhance professional and personal performance through one-on-one or group sessions, Register at www.samaritanancfc. org

COACHING EDUCATION FOR BLACK

Ingalls Home Care is in search of Private Care RNs and LPNs to care for a high-tech, pediatric BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY introduces patient in the child’s home, Responsible for adult accelerated business degree programs on the providing complete nursing care to the patient in south side of Chicago, Associates of Arts in Business home, Provides assessments to identify physical, Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Management, psychosocial, environmental needs, Information and Master of Business Administration, Classes and requirements, Call 708-915-4051 or email will be held at Christ Universal Temple, 11901 S. htygrett@ingalls.org Ashland Ave., Information and to register for an upcoming information session, Contact Sandra FEMINISM AND ABOLITION Theories Houston, 630-829-6379 or email shouston@ben. st and Practices for the 21 Century, featuring Angela edu Y. Davis, Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, hosted by CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY Business the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Plan Competition, Entrepreneurial Idol, now

HAVE HOME HEALTH CARE experience?

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and the Cnter for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture of the University of Chicago

HAROLD WASHINGTON TRIBUTE

Committee gala, Monday, April 29, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr., Historical reflection and entertainment featuring Marshall and the Chi-Lites, Proceeds will go to endow a Harold Washington Scholarship Fund for Chicago high school students, Tickets and information, visit www.mayorharoldwashington. com

Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Run/walk and teen tour, Teens and their families tour campus with admissions professionals and current undergraduates, Information, visit www.alumni. northwestern/edu/nubaa/5k2013 or email nubaainfo@gmail.com

NUBAA 5K RACE FOR DIVERSITY

ONE SUMMER CHICAGO 2013

“JUMP IN” movie based on the award-winning
screenplay, Screening, Saturday, May 18, 7:00 p.m., ICE Lawndale 10 Theater, 3330 W. Roosevelt Rd., Story about a law school graduate and single mother who learns she has breast cancer, about love and forgiveness and the courage to take risks, Tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/6234366157/efblike#

PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE hosted

May 19, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Art Revolution, 600 W. Cermak Rd., Learn how to feed your skin and body with raw foods, exercise your way to a new you, Release toxins and more, Register, www. livetowynn.eventbrite.com

“LIVE TO WYNN” Lifestyle series, Sunday,

by the DuSable High School Alumni Coalition for Action, Friday, May 3, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 4934 S. Wabash Ave., in celebration of DuSable’s landmark status conferred by the City Council of Chicago, Tickets, Call Sylvia, 773-419-4835

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

W.O.M.E.N. Women on a Mission Empowering Neighborhoods, educating, elevating, informing, influencing, inspiring and building strong bridges of communication with women in Chicago neighborhoods, Today, Sunday, April 28, 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Woodson Library, 9525 S. Halsted

RED HAT OUTING Queens of the Evergreen Red Hat Society invite Red Hatters and friends to a post Mother's Day outing. The Lyric's production of Oklahoma!, One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all times, Wednesday, May 15th, 2:00 p.m. Main floor seats, Coach bus transportation. Information, call Cheri Byrd, 773779-8277, or Mary Emerson, Tickets limited

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Registration now open, Young adults ages 16 to 24 will gain valuable job training and work experience with summer job opportunities and activities designed to enhance personal development and learning in a safe environment, over 190,000 opportunities to participate in educational and recreational opportunities will be made available for young Chicagoans, Information and registration, visit www.onesummerchicago.com

Events
ROSELAND PROJECT Script Writer Internship opportunity, unpaid internship for African American men and women, ages 18-35, Intern must be able to create a storyline that will appeal to a mature audience, Send copy of resume, short writing sample and cover letter to roselandcartoon@gmail.com SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY Academy, Class of 1993, 20th Class reunion, and classes of 1992
and 1994, July 20 and 21, includes formal prom, party and picnic, and battle of the classes, Information, Call Lyra Williams, 773-803-0195 or Talisha Echols-Schaffer, 773-852-3410, or visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/5309687418#

TOUR WASHINGTON, D.C. sponsored by Living Hope MB Church, Includes King Memorial, White House, Arlington Cemetery, guided tours and more, Information and reservations, Call Ms. Lucille Campbell, 773-517-1555 Space limited
Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., IIT Tower Building, 10 W. 35th St., Premiere forum with a special focus on contemporary African issues, public policy advocacy and community empowerment, Information, call 312-949-9980

UNITED AFRICAN ORGANIZATION 7th Annual Chicago African Summit and Resource Fair,

Bicentennial Park, 203rd and Governor’s Highway, Olympia Fields, IL, Information and register, www. lupuswalkil.org or 312-542-0006

WALK TO END LUPUS with Kay Mimms and K’s Hope for a Cure, Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.,

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, Inc., Psi Psi Zeta Chapter, announces the launch of its Stork Nest program for unwed teenage mothers and fathers, Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Jackson Park Hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island, provides education regarding prenatal health care and more, Information and to join, Call 800-960-5175 and leave a message with name and telephone number
Join us for WEDNESDAY@THE WELL
Each Wednesday evening, we invite you to Experience the Outpouring at Trinity United Church of Christ, as we celebrate our Lord and Savior with Wednesday@The Well Praise and Worship. At 6:00 p.m., we set the atmosphere for worship with powerful prayer and praise in Wright Chapel, and at 7:14 p.m., we continue in the Sanctuary with purposeful praise, an inspiring Word, and awesome worship. Receive special announcements and correspondence from Pastor Moss regarding Wednesday@The Well by registering at the Member Services Table in the Narthex, following all worship services, or online at www.tinyURL.com/ AtTheWell.

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Service & Support Groups
Akiba Sales
(773) 966 - 1504 MON - THURS: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CLOSED FRIDAYS SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUNDAY After each Service

Counseling Ministry Credit Union

(773) 966-1500, Mailbox 2315 (773) 966 - 1505 (773) 723 - 8382 (fax) TUES & THURS: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. SUNDAY After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services

Immabasi Health & Wellness Ministry Immabasi Support Groups:

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2332

Amani Trinity United Community Health Corporation
(773) 966 - 1506 MON - FRI: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry

Tough Love / Free “N” One (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2319

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2344

Math Tutorial

Can-Cer-Vive Helpline Career Development Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2308

Endowment Committee/ Planters Society
773-966-1500, Mailbox 2379

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2338

Prison Ministry

Endowment@trinitychicago.org

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2354

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2309

careerdevelop@trinitychicago.org

Financial Counseling Consortium Healing Ministry

Trinity Community Development Corp.

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2378 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2325

Trinity Higher Education Corporation
(773) 966 - 1508 TUES & THURS: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. FRIDAY 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUNDAYS & MONDAYS CLOSED

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2377 MON - THURS: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

tcdc@trinitychicago.org

HIV/AIDS Support Ministry Housing Ministry

Trinity Computer Learning Center

(312) 409 - AIDS (2437) (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2327 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2329

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2333

Synergy Counseling Center
1947 West 95th Street 773-966-1592

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SERVICE & SUPPORT GROUPS

Blaine DeNye Library

Domestic Violence Ministry Confidential Helpline

NAMI (312) 563 - 0445 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2375 Diabetes (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2374 Family Caregivers (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2376 Lupus Support Ministry (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2342

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2205 MON - TUES - THURS: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2317

Kujichagulia Special Citizens Support Ministry

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.

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“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: $85.00 per person | $50.00 (Teens, grades 9-12) Hotel: Single/Double: $89.00 (plus tax) • Triple: $97.00 (plus tax) • Quad: $105.00 (plus tax) (The Wyndham Hotel is sold out) Hilton Lisle/Naperville • 3003 Corporate West Drive • Lisle, IL • 630-505-0900 Group Name: Trinity UCC Women's Conference • Conference Code: CTUC Hyatt Lisle near Naperville • 1400 Corporetum Drive • Lisle, IL • 800-233-1234

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

2013 WOMEN’S CHORUS CONCERT
“IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW…NOW YOU KNOW!”
From Genesis to Revelation

Sunday, May 19, 2013 4:30 p.m. - Sanctuary

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