CHURCH INFORMATION

Rev. Dr. Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn, Executive Minister
PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Mark Barclay, Assoc. Pastor 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 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

@TrinityChicago

“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 “Bless The Lord" ..................................................................................................... 3 Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................ 3 United Black Christians Litany ......................................................................................................... 4 Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ...................................................................................................... 5 Raise the Roof ................................................................................................................................. 6 United Black Christians Membership Drive/Operation Share Volunteers ..................................... 10 Trinity UCC Women's Conference 2014/Active Seniors Christmas Luncheon ............................... 11 Affordable Care Act Presentation/Parenting Workshop ................................................................ 12 Caregive Buddy Support/Wednesday@The Well .......................................................................... 13 Career Development Ministry ....................................................................................................... 14 Adopt-A-Student Ministry/Empowering Voices ............................................................................ 15 Akiba Bookstore ............................................................................................................................ 16 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................ 17 Congo Square ................................................................................................................................ 18 Events ............................................................................................................................................ 19 Service & Support Groups ............................................................................................................. 22 2013 Memory Verses..................................................................................................................... 23 Operation Share ............................................................................................................................ 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.
Opening Song (7:30 a.m.) ........................................................................................ “Highly Exalted” Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) .....................................................................“Praise The Name Of Jesus” Opening Song (11:00 a.m.) ......................................................................................... “Every Praise” Hymn of Praise ........................................................................................................“Bless The Lord” Unison Scriptures ..............................................................Luke 2:4-7 (NIV); Matthew 1:24-25 (NIV) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Operation Share Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ....................................................................................................“Give Thanks” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................................ “Grateful” Sermon .............................................................................................................................“Man Up!” Hymn of Invitation ............................................................................................................... Selected Benediction ............................................................................... “The Lord Bless You And Keep You”

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Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.

Opening Song .....................................................................................................“Magnify The Lord” Ministry of Music................................................................................................. “Living Testimony” Sermon .............................................................................................................................“Man Up!” Hymn of Invitation ............................................................................................................... Selected The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Altar Call/Benediction
[Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.] **The Order of Worship is subject to change, at the dictation of the Holy Spirit…

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Hymn of Praise
BLESS THE LORD
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, Bless His holy name!

Unison Scriptures
LUKE 2:4-7 (NIV)
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
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Refrain

He has brought me out, He has brought me out, He has brought me out, Bless His holy name!

Verse 2

MATTHEW 1:24-25 (NIV)
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
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He has set me free, He has set me free, He has set me free, Bless His holy name!

Verse 3

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HYMN OF PRAISE/UNISON SCRIPTURES

He has done great things, He has done great things, He has done great things, Bless His holy name!

Verse 1

United Black Christians Litany
MINISTER: O God, You call the worlds into being, creating us in your own image, and set before us the ways of life and death. PEOPLE: May the members of United Black Christians praise You, O God. May all the people praise Your Holy Name. MINISTER: You seek, in holy love, to save all people from aimlessness and sin. PEOPLE: God has blessed us. May all Christians everywhere know You, O God. MINISTER: You seek, in holy love, to save all people from aimlessness and sin. PEOPLE: Almighty God, how are those who live in Your temple, always singing praise to You? MINISTER: You judge us by Your righteous will, declared through prophets and apostles. PEOPLE: One day in Your Temple is better than a thousand anywhere else. MINISTER: Through Jesus Christ You have come to us, shared our common lot reconciling the world to Yourself. PEOPLE: You are our Protector, Redeemer, Defender, and Friend. MINISTER: You bestow upon us Your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing Your Church, binding in covenant faithful people the world over. PEOPLE: You judge the people with justice and guide all the nations. MINISTER: You call us into Your Church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, serve others, proclaim the Gospel in every place, resist the powers of evil, break bread together, and sit at the Welcome Table. PEOPLE: Help us to speak for You, to strengthen our hearts, and to always lift up Your Holy Name. MINISTER: You have promised us forgiveness of sins, courage in the struggle for justice, peace, and Your eternal presence in trials and rejoicing. UNISON: Blessing and honor, glory and power, love and unity be with us all. Amen.

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Sermon Notes

Prayer Concerns

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SERMON A WORD NOTES/PRAYER FROM THE PASTOR CONCERNS

Raise The Roof
Then I gave them my report: “Face it: we’re in a bad way here. Jerusalem is a wreck; its gates are burned up. Come—let’s build the wall of Jerusalem and not live with this disgrace any longer.”. . . They said, “We’re with you. Let’s get started.” They rolled up their sleeves, ready for the good work. Nehemiah 2:17-18 The Message Family, God is moving through the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ as we have now gone beyond 50% of our pledge goal of $5 million, and have accumulated pledges of

$2,625,535 from 601 members/families.
As we move deeper into our Raise the Roof Campaign, there will continually be opportunities for members to serve in various aspects of the effort. The position descriptions below are particularly important, as they will be providing coordination, support and management capacity for the campaign. The Raise the Roof Campaign is currently seeking volunteers for the following::

Data Management Volunteers

Responsible for: Personally, and through a team, managing record entries, updating, maintaining and extracting data from a fluid database in support of the Raise the Roof Campaign and associated committees.

Data Management Coordinator
Desired Skills: • • • • Working knowledge of Windows computers and common software (i.e. Word, Excel) Knowledge of data analysis techniques and strategies Ability to present data analysis results to staff Ability to work with church members and staff.

Training and Experience: • Experience using word processing, presentation software and spreadsheets to generate reports and to make presentations • Experience with analytical software and basic statistical analysis • Experience with data entry procedures using a PC or other data entry terminal

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Raise The Roof
• Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered Other Required Resources: Laptop computer with Internet access Time Commitment: 10 hours/week (+/-5 as needs may arise) Primary Volunteer Location: 400 West 95th Street

Communications & Correspondence Volunteers

Responsible for: Correspondence, announcements, and communications distributed to active and participating members of the Raise the Roof Campaign Committee, as well as coordination and distribution of correspondence, announcements, etc., to the broader church, as directed by the Committee. Also responsible for sorting, date stamping, and distributing campaign snail and electronic mail, calling posts, and social media campaigns.

Communications & Correspondence Manager

Available Resources: TrinityNET Database Other Required Resources: Laptop computer with Internet access Time Commitment: 10 hours/week. (+/-5 as needs may arise) Primary Volunteer Location: 400 West 95th Street

Phone Bank Volunteers

Responsible for: Placing phone calls to members in support of the Raise the Roof Campaign, under the guidance of RTR Stewardship Committee, and the supervision of the Phone Bank Manager.

Phone Bank Manager

Responsible for: Coordinating and monitoring the telephone solicitation and communications efforts of a volunteer team in support of and on behalf of the Raise the Roof Campaign. • Developing phone bank operational strategies by conducting needs assessments, performance reviews, and capacity planning • Working with the RTR Campaign Committee developing appropriate scripts to accomplish goals • Accomplishing phone bank objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, coaching, counseling, and disengaging volunteers; administering scheduling systems; communicating phone bank expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing volunteer contributions; enforcing policies and procedures. • Preparing phone bank performance reports

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RAISE THE ROOF

Training and Experience: 1-2 years of business office experience preferred. Skilled in Microsoft Office and Excel.

Raise The Roof
Training and Experience: Customer Service, Verbal Communication, Process Improvement, Problem Solving, People Skills, Teamwork, People Management, Managing Processes, Emphasizing Excellence Available Resources: TrinityNET Database and the Raise the Roof Campaign Virtual Library Other Required Resources: Laptop computer with internet access Time Commitment: 10 hours/week. (+/-5 as needs may arise) Primary Volunteer location: 400 West 95th Street

Home Meeting Volunteers

Responsible for: Coordinating annual home prayer meetings in support of the Raise the Roof Campaign.

Project Manager of Home Meetings
• • • • • • Organize and facilitate project planning for the home meetings Recruit and manage the volunteer team to execute project Recruit Trinity families/members to host home prayer meetings Develop invitation planning and implementation Find and work to remove development and project roadblocks Works with Multimedia Communications team to draft home visit marketing plan

Training and Experience: Customer Service, Verbal Communication Problem Solving, People Skills, Teamwork, People Management, Managing Processes, Emphasizing Excellence Available Resources: (Deacons/TrinityNet database to coordinate schedules) Other Required Resources: Laptop computer with internet access Time Commitment: 10 hours/week. (+/-5 as needs may arise) Primary Volunteer location: 400 West 95th Street

Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible for: Coordinating and supervising the overall Volunteer team of support persons in collaboration with the Raise the Roof Campaign Team Leader and Pastoral Liaison, in order to efficiently maintain productive progress and successful performance of all Raise the Roof Campaign Volunteers. • Assist in the recruiting, screening, interviewing, selecting, training and managing of volunteers

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Raise The Roof
• Prepare and distribute assignment documentation • Provide assistance and consultation for volunteers, as needed and when requested • Participate in volunteer evaluations as assigned by the Senior Pastor or members of the Executive Leadership Team • Attend Stewardship Committee meetings, In-service trainings (and assist with coordination if requested), as well as assisting with volunteer appreciation events Training and Experience: Customer Service, Verbal Communication, Process Improvement, Problem Solving, People Skills, Teamwork, People Management, Managing Processes, Emphasizing Excellence Available Resources: ELT and Pastoral Staff (Rev. Mark A. Smith/ Rev. Aaron J. McLeod) Other Required Resources: Laptop computer with internet access Time Commitment: 10 hours/week. (+/-5 as needs may arise) Primary Volunteer location: 400 West 95th Street
RAISE THE ROOF

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Rev. Aaron McLeod: 312-7259974 or ajmcleod@trinitychicago.org.

Anniversary Sunday, December 1st, is also
Since the beginning of the campaign, we have been asked to pray about our actual Raise the Roof Campaign Pledge. It has also been stressed that all pledges are important, for we ask for equal sacrifice, not equal pledges. On Anniversary Sunday, December 1st, please bring your completed pledge card to church along with your 2013 Raise the Roof Campaign gifts. Your RTR Campaign gifts are payable for up to 5 years, but the sooner the gifts are received, the sooner major renovation projects can be started and completed.

Remember

Raise the Roof Sunday

Stay Informed, visit the Raise the Roof website: www.raisetheroofcampaign.org

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Announcements
CHICAGO CHAPTER OF UNITED BLACK CHRISTIANS

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The United Black Christians is a major voice, representing the interests of African Americans within our church’s denomination, the United Church of Christ. Stop by our membership table following worship services, 2nd Floor Narthex, to become a member, learn more about our mission, and receive additional information on our activities.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PACKING OF OPERATION SHARE THANKSGIVING BASKETS
Immediately following the 6:00 p.m. worship service and

TODAY, Sunday, November 24th Monday, November 25th
8:00 a.m. until completed

For information, Contact the Food Share Ministry, 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2322 or email foodshare@trinitychicago.org.

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Announcements

Save The Date!
TRINITY UCC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2014!
“Daughters Repurposed for God: Designed, Determined, and Destined”

Spread the word! Invite your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends! Mark your calendars now – and watch the bulletin for more details coming soon!

ACTIVE SENIORS AND FRIENDS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON Friday, December 6, 2013 • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Nikkos Banquet Hall 7600 S. Harlem Ave. • Bridgeview, IL Tickets: $35.00 per person

Stop by the Active Seniors and Friends table today, following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. For information, Call Ms. Yvonne Whaley, 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2301 or email Seniors@trinitychicago.org.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel 1551 Thoreau Drive N, Schaumburg, IL

Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2014

Announcements
THE IMMABASI HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY AND THE JUSTICE WATCH TEAM PRESENT Community Forum and Presentation on the Affordable Health Care Act

“GET COVERED ILLINOIS”
TODAY, Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Sanctuary

Join us for a community forum and presentation with Mr. Charles Watkins, Regional Outreach Coordinator, Get Covered Illinois. Following the discussion, Navigators and Counselors will be available to assist persons and families seeking information and to obtain an appointment for enrollment.

Bring the following information to assist with eligibility determination:

• Full name, date of birth, and social security number for each family member applying for coverage • Information about the family’s income (amount and sources of income)

The Affordable Care Act affects everyone! For information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2332, or email Immabasi@trinitychicago.org.
CALLING ALL PARENTS, EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES INTRODUCING Workshop and Interest Meeting Presented by Rev. Avena Ward, St. Paul UCC

PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC®

Saturday, December 14, 2013 • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Boardroom
For parents who are interested in: • Raising responsible children • Having more fun in their role as parents • Learning how to change a child’s behavior on the first try RSVP to Min. Carmin Frederick, 773-966-1573 or mafrederick@trinitychicago.org. For information on the Love and Logic program, visit www.loveandlogic.com.

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Announcements
Attend the Next Caregiver Buddy Support Training And Caregiver Buddy General Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Support Training) 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (General Meeting)

Great News!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sign-up for Caregiver Buddy Support Training

TODAY, Sunday, November 24TH

Following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services
ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is still time to become a Caregiver Buddy. The Caregiver Buddy Support (CBS) program matches church volunteers with caregivers to ensure they remain engaged and connected to the church community as they face challenges and sometimes experience isolation while taking care of their loved ones. For more information, call the Caregivers Support Group, 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2375 or email Caregivers@trinitychicago.org.

Join us for WEDNESDAY@THE WELL
Each Wednesday evening for Praise and Worship. 6:00 p.m., Wright Chapel — We set the atmosphere for worship with powerful prayer and praise 7:14 p.m., Sanctuary — We continue with purposeful praise, an inspiring Word, and awesome worship

Receive special announcements and correspondence from Pastor Moss regarding Wednesday@The Well! Register at the Member Services Table in the Narthex, following all worship services, or online at www.tinyURL.com/AtTheWell.

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Announcements
SPOTLIGHT ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT CAREER TRANSITIONS, FEATURING TRINITY UCC RESOURCES
Thursday, December 5, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Trinity UCC Village Center, 1947 West 95th Street
As people face new employment challenges, the right tools are needed for career transitions and development. This event will provide tools for career enhancement and transition and an opportunity to partner with resources within the Trinity UCC ministries and other agencies. Participants and topics include: • Trinity UCC IT Ministry - On Line Applications; Careers in IT; Resume Writing Classes • Trinity UCC Prison Ministry - Expungement; Returning Citizens; Background Checks; Job Barriers • Trinity UCC Career Development - HR Professionals; What is an Ideal Candidate?; Mock Interviews, Resume Writing; Interview Techniques • Representatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) - General Information; the Unemployment Process • Information on Small Business start-ups - Self Start Ups; Advantages and disadvantages To register, call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2309 or email careerdevelop@trinitychicago.org with contact information.

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Announcements
ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS!

The Adopt-A-Student Ministry invites all College Students to join us for Food, Fun, and Fellowship at our

Winter wRAP Session!!!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Atrium

RSVP to Adopt-A-Student Ministry at 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2302 or email adoptastudent@trinitychicago.org by December 10, 2013.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

***Please bring a $1 - $5 unwrapped toy for a child Between the ages of 2-6 years old.

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

following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services

Saturday, November 30th (MIT class) Sunday, December 1st

SAVE THE DATES!

The Choice: Living Your Passion Inside Out Available in the Akiba!
Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R Doctor Returns Home Merri Dee: Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace The President's Devotional: Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans The Rejected Stone: Rev. Al Sharpton and The Path to American Leadership

Rev. Frank Thomas returns to Trinity UCC with his latest book,

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
HIGHLIGHTS
Today 11/28 11/29 • Operation Share • Umoja Karamu Thanksgiving Day Service • Thanksgiving Holiday - Church Closed 11/30 12/1 12/14 • Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas Book Signing • Trinity UCC 52nd Anniversary • Parenting with Love and Logic Workshop

TODAY 11/24
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 9:30 a.m. • Bible Teaching Moment - 203 Teen Safe Circles - 203 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 2:00 p.m. • Confirmation Class - 120 • Restorative Justice Committee - 120 • Affordable Care Act Forum - SA • Worship Service - SA

MONDAY 11/25
400 W. 95th Street
12:00 p.m. • Operation Share Preparation - A 6:00 p.m. • Active Seniors - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
2:00 p.m. • Big Mama's House Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing - W301 6:30 p.m. • Chinara Dance Rehearsal - W301

TUESDAY 11/26
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Operation Share Pick-up - A 6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

• Mime Rehearsal - W307 • Youth Drama Rehearsal - W301 • Adult Drama Rehearsal - W302 • Domestic Violence Ministry - W305

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

WEDNESDAY 11/27
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 a.m. - • Prayer and Fasting 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. • Prayer Service - WC 12:45 p.m. Widows Council - WC 5:45 p.m. • Praise Team - FH 6:00 p.m. • Prayer Service - WC 7:00 p.m. • Wednesday@The Welll - SA

THURSDAY 11/28
400 W. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. • Umoja Karamu Thanksgiving Worship Service - SA • CHURCH CLOSED - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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CALENDAR

Calendar
400 W. 95th Street
CHURCH CLOSED - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

FRIDAY 11/29

SATURDAY 11/30
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. • Men's Intercessory Prayer Group - LI • Yoga - NII • Zumba - A • Adult Bible Class - WC • Ministers in Training - SA 10:30 a.m. • Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas Book Signing - A 10:45 a.m. • Saturday Bible School Christmas Play Rehearsal - FH 2:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. • Little Warriors/Imani Rehearsal - WC • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA 12:30 p.m. • Walaika Rehearsal - WC • Women's Drill Rehearsal - NII • Prayer Service Committee - 116

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
1:00 p.m. • Selective Enrollment Test Prep, Part 3 - W301

Enjoy an evening of angelic voices and irresistible cuisine Featuring Nativity favorites Kalind Haynes, Donica Lynn, John Steven Crowley and Ensemble member, Aimee Bryant Special appearance by Felicia Fields of the Broadway hit play, The Color Purple Sunday, December 8, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ARTS REVOLUTION • 600 West Cermak Tickets, Call 773-296-1108 or visit www.congosquaretheatre.org

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Events
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 theme for the month of November is Slave Heroes: Denmark Vesey, History of Largest Slave Rebellion, by David Robertson; Frederick Douglass, For the Great Family of Man, by Pater Burchard; Sojourner Truth, Antislavery Activist, by Peter Krass; Harriet Tubman, Antislavery Activist, by M.W. Taylor; Nat Turner, Slave Revolt Leader, The library is located on the 2nd floor, Our hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. DIVINE IMAGINATION CALL, Join Pastor Moss for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone message at 11:55 a.m., Thursday, December 12, Dial 218844-0860 and enter passcode 206047; press the # key FREE-IN-ONE For anyone suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, Fridays, 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 773966-1500, Mailbox 2319 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 MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Have you moved? Any children left the nest? Newly employed or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership Services, 773-966-1556 or 966-1553 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 773-9661500 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 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, Call 773966-1500, Mailbox 2339 or send e-mail to Legal@ trinitychicago.org

MINISTRY EVENTS
ATTENTION YOUTH AGES 11-18 If you are interested in becoming an assistant in the Sunday Children’s Church, join us Today, Sunday, November 24, Room 116 for the Children’s Church Youth Assistant training, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service, Refreshments will be served, training will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will go until 3:00 p.m., We are excited about having you join our team! Questions, email YouthChurch@Trinitychicago.com or leave a voice mail, 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2371 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY 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 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2317

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USHER MINISTRY Have you ever considered becoming an usher? The Usher Ministry seeks members for the Adult, Young Adult, and Youth Ushers, If you enjoy meeting and assisting people, we invite you to become a Door Keeper in the house of the Lord! It’s spiritually and personally rewarding and the church really needs you, if you feel the Lord is calling you to serve as an Usher, Contact the Usher Ministry, 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2303 or email adultushers@trinitychicago.org CHICAGO CHOCOLATE TOURS Artisan chocolate walking and tasting tours, yearlong, for visitors and locals, We are the original and the sweetest tours in town, “uplifting through chocolate,” Information, Call 312-929-2939 or email info@ chicagochocolatetours.com CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY Concert and Jazz Bands Winter Gala concert, Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Chicago State University Rotunda Building, 9501 S. King Dr., Directed by Roxanne Stevenson, Special guests, Trinity UCC Sanctuary Choir, Free admission “IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER” Chicago premiere, through December 29, eta Square, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Written by Ekundayo Bandele, All about Scrooge in this reconstruction of the classic Christmas ghost tale, Spirited jokes and holiday music chronicle a journey from self-hatred to love, Tickets and show times, Call 773-752-3955 or visit http://www.etacreativearts.org/ GET SMART FOR SAFETY Metra Safety Poster Contest, Open to students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade, using the theme, “Get Smart: Look, Listen, and Live,” Information and to enter, visit www.metracontest.com “LE PASSAGE” an original stage play in three acts, Wednesday, December 11, 12:00 p.m., and Friday, December 13, 7:00 p.m., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St., Ecumenical and Interfaith Chapel, 4th fl., presented by Professor JoAnne Marie Terrell’s 2013 AIDS and Violence class, Illustrates the spiritual, moral, and social impact, and cyclical nature of violence, tracing one family’s journey from 19th century slavery as concubinage into 21st century sexual slavery, Admission free

COMMUNITY EVENTS
ADVOCATE UCC Dedication Service of new church home, Sunday, December 8, 4:00 p.m., Advocate UCC, 1259 S. Avenue L, Information, Call 708-2486777 AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS internships and programs for teens at least 14 years old and currently enrolled in Chicago public high school, program opportunities include Spoken Word, Engineering and robotics, Culinary, Mural art, Aviation, Performing arts, and more, To apply and for information, visit www. afterschoolmatters.org, Program begins January 27, 2014, Also seeking independent instructors and community organizations interested in providing interactive and engaging programs to Chicago teens during the 2014-15 program year BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH Annual Christmas Bazaar and Winter Farmers Market, Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Get a jump on your shopping, crafts, raffles and more, Information, call Rev. Aaron McLeod, 773-721-2393 CHICAGO BOOK EXPO Today, Sunday, November 24, 11:00 a.m., St. Augustine College, 1345 W. Argyle, Buy books from local presses and authors, Hear authors discussing their books, free writing workshops, Information, www.chicagobookexpo. com

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NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE (NCE) of Northwestern University, Annual Gospel Concert, “Praise Break,” Today, November 24, Doors, 6:30 p.m., Concert, 7:00 p.m., Northwestern Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL, Free NOVEMBER IS MARCH OF DIMES Prematurity Awareness Month, Every parent wants a healthy baby, but it doesn’t always happen that way, Too many babies die each year because they were born too small and too soon, One in every 8 babies is born too soon in our country, The rate is even higher for African American women, We need to change this, Together, we can help more babies be born healthy and strong, For more information, visit the March of Dimes, www.marchofdimes.com, or call 312-435-4007

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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.

Blaine DeNye Library

Domestic Violence Ministry Confidential Helpline Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry

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 Math Tutorial

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

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2344 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2338

Can-Cer-Vive Helpline Career Development Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2308

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

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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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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SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Each year, during Thanksgiving week, we give food baskets to those in need. This year, you can “Adopt A Family” by donating $35.00, which will provide a Thanksgiving basket for an entire family. Please use a giving envelope and indicate on line #25 (Operation Share) your contribution of $35.00 to Adopt A Family! You may also stop by the Food Share table to make your donations toward a Thanksgiving basket or a turkey.

Adopt A Family

Come to the Atrium after the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services Also, contributions of canned and non-perishable foods are needed: Cranberry Canned Corn Canned Sweet Potatoes Canned Green Beans Jiffy Mix/Corn Muffin Mix 2 lbs. Sugar

OUR GOAL IS TO DISTRIBUTE 3,000 BASKETS! WE CAN REACH THIS GOAL WITH YOUR HELP!

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ANNIVERSARY
ST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 REV. DR. JEREMIAH A. WRIGHT, JR., PASTOR EMERITUS
7:30 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE
REV. DR. FRANK THOMAS | 11:00 A.M. REV. DR. OZZIE SMITH, JR. | 6:00 P.M. REV. DR. FRANK THOMAS WILL SIGN COPIES OF HIS BOOK, THE CHOICE: LIVING YOUR PASSION INSIDE OUT, FOLLOWING THE 7:30 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICES.

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GUEST PREACHERS

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

UMOJA
Thanksgiving Day Worship Service

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