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. and 11:00 a.m.) .................................................................................................2 Order of Worship (6:00 p.m.) ..........................................................................................................................3 Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................................4 Hymn of Praise “Bless The Lord" .....................................................................................................................5 Confession of Sins............................................................................................................................................5 Stewardship Tithing Litany ..............................................................................................................................6 Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ......................................................................................................................7 Raise the Roof .................................................................................................................................................8 Trinity UCC Leadership Team Bios ...................................................................................................................9 Service of Ordination: Waltrina Middleton ...................................................................................................11 Church Business Schedule Change/Wednesday@The Well ..........................................................................11 Annual Meeting of the Congregation/Trinity Accounting Dept. ....................................................................12 Leadership Training/Ebony Expressions ........................................................................................................13 Multi-Media Communications/Hurston Hughes Writers...............................................................................14 Church In Society Voter Registration Drive/Pretty Brown Girls Launch.........................................................15 Martin Luther King Day Symposium and Concert/Trinity UCC Women's Conference ...................................16 Boys and Men Self-Defense Class/Adoption Informational Meeting ............................................................17 New Members Class ......................................................................................................................................18 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................................19 Events ............................................................................................................................................................21 Service and Support Groups ..........................................................................................................................23 2014 Memory Verses.....................................................................................................................................24

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

Order of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Opening Song (7:30 a.m.) ........................................................................“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................................“Over My Head” Opening Song (11:00 a.m.) ...............................................................“We Give Glory To Your Name” Hymn of Praise ........................................................................................................“Bless The Lord” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................................. Mark 8:22-26 (NIV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................. Mark 8:22-26 (The Message) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Communion Collect Distribution of Elements Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Snow Offering Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................................. “I Need You Now” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .........................................................................................................“Healing” Sermon .....................................................................................................“A Pre-Existing Condition” Hymn of Invitation Benediction .......................................................................................................... “Thank You, Lord”

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Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song ...................................................................................“We Give Glory To Your Name” Ministry of Music................................................................................... “Holy To The Lamb Of God” Sermon ............................................................................................ “The Syro-Phoenician Woman” Hymn of Invitation The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Snow Offering The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Communion Collect Distribution of Elements Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution Right Hand of Fellowship/New Members Altar Call/Benediction
[Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.] **The Order of Worship is subject to change, at the dictation of the Holy Spirit…

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ORDER OF WORSHIP

Unison Scriptures
7:30 a.m.

MARK 8:22-26 (NIV)
They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” 24He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
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saw everything in bright, twenty-twenty focus. Jesus sent him straight home, telling him, “Don’t enter the village.”
6:00 p.m.

MARK 7:24-30 (NRSV)
From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 28But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” 30So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
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Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the village.”
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11:00 a.m.

MARK 8:22-26 (The Message)
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They arrived at Bethsaida. Some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch. Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man’s eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up. “I see men. They look like walking trees.” So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight,

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Hymn of Praise
BLESS THE LORD
Refrain

Confession of Sins

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!

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

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

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

Verse 2

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/CONFESSION OF SINS

Verse 1

Almighty and Most Merciful Father, we come before You, acknowledging our sins, our shortcomings, and our breaking of our Covenant with You.

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

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Sermon Notes

Prayer Concerns

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SERMON NOTES/PRAYER CONCERNS

Raise The Roof
Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” . . . They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work. Nehemiah 2:17-18 NIV As of January 5th, we have received total pledges of $3,451,575 from 827 members/families. We serve an AWESOME God! Provision is being made right before our eyes for the critical repairs needed for our church home! The images below give but a small glimpse of the importance of reaching our goal of $5 million in pledges for the Raise the Roof Campaign. Due to the sub-zero temperatures we experienced this past week, our pipes froze and eventually broke, causing flooding in several areas of the church. In addition, heating units are down, which has caused some work spaces in the 400 building to be without heat. Please stop by the Raise the Roof table in the Narthex to OPT-IN and COMPLETE YOUR PLEDGE CARD! You can also contribute to our Raise the Roof campaign by offering your time and talents by signing up at the Raise the Roof tables located throughout the church. During the course of the campaign there will be many opportunities to serve in various aspects of the campaign. Stay Informed. Visit the Raise the Roof web site: www.raisetheroofcampaign.org.

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Trinity UCC Leadership Team Bios
For the next several weeks, this section of our bulletin will introduce you to members of the Leadership Team of Trinity UCC and provide a short description of their responsibilities. Ebony Only, Director of Human Resources, has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ since 1988, providing care for the Team of Trinity, ensuring engagement and accountability. She develops and manages programs, policies, and procedures for sourcing, recruitment, hiring, retention, and alternative staffing, and has extensive knowledge in organizational design, training/development and effectiveness; total compensation, performance management; team member relations, life-balance, and conflict resolution for pastoral and lay team members, interns, volunteers, and community service workers. Ebony is a published certified Human Capital Strategist with over 20 years of experience. She has served as Vice President of Administration and Chief People Officer with professional service firms and not-for-profit organizations, including Andersen Consulting, Merchants Credit, and University Health Systems, ranging in size from 500 to 4,500 employees with revenues of up to $250 billion. The common thread in her vocational experience and calling has been the care, education, coaching, and empowerment of lay leaders, team members, and volunteers, through performance management, organizational design, development, and effectiveness. She has been especially gifted in leading teams through organizational change, finding deep personal satisfaction in assisting servant ministers and leaders to discern their spiritual path and discover their potential. Impassioned by this call, Ebony is currently pursuing a Masters in Ministry and holds a Masters degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelors degree in Social Work. She is certified by examination, in Employment Law and Business Management, and in DiSC and Enneagram, critical tools in the development of high-power employee and leadership teams. Ebony is married to her childhood sweetheart, Michael Only, and they have three beautiful children, Stephanie, Ralphael, and Misty.

Ebony D. Only - Director of Human Resources

Daryle Brown, Director of Multimedia Communications, is responsible for the cohesive development of strategic marketing plans and contributes to core messaging for the promotion of Trinity United Church of Christ, Imani Village, Endeleo, and the Akiba Bookstore, through quality production of collateral using traditional and digital media, and facilitates audio/visual, streaming, and broadcasting of worship services and events. Daryle has over 30 years' experience in a wide variety of marketing and product roles. After completing a degree in Financial Administration from Michigan State University, he began his career at Michigan Bell. After 17 years in the “Bell System,” where he held positions in Product Management, Market Management, and New Product Development, Daryle joined USRobotics (USR) in its business division, managing their consumer/small business ISDN product portfolio, and moved his family to Chicago. Positions following the USR merger with 3Com Corporation, later with a spin-off that formed a new USRobotics corporation, and finally a short stint contracting with Abbott

Daryle E. Brown – Director of Multimedia Communications

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TRINITY UCC LEADERSHIP TEAM BIOS

Trinity UCC Leadership Team Bios
International, preceded his first position in a not-for profit as he began working for Trinity UCC in January, 2010. Concurrent with his corporate work, Daryle has a long history of volunteer/community leadership as a member of Optimist International, Junior Achievement, founder of Africare-Detroit; service on various non-profit boards (including the Northside YMCA and Family and Community Services of Southeast Michigan), and as a member of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, all in Detroit, Michigan. As the Brown family moved to Chicago, they became members of Trinity UCC, where Daryle has been an active member of the Prison Ministry for the past 13 years. In December, 2010, he worked with Trinity UCC and the Prison Ministry to bring Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, to lecture and participate in a panel discussion. Soon after that event, he formed The Next Movement, an open, interfaith committee of the Trinity UCC Prison Ministry, to begin to “evangelize, organize, and strategize” around the issue of ending mass incarceration in America. Daryle is privileged to be married for 28 years, to Cecile Keith Brown, and they are blessed with two daughters, Nia and Camara.

Bryan Johnson, Executive Director of Sacred Music, researches, plans, consults, implements, and monitors the ministry of music for the church, supervises the performance of the music staff and contract musicians, and ensures the development of their musical skills and talents by providing coaching, training, and workshop opportunities. He directs the rehearsals and ministry opportunities of all choirs, ensembles, and praise teams, and supports the movement ministry partners. Bryan joined the Music Department of Trinity United Church of Christ in 1996, and was initially assigned as Director of the Little Warriors for Christ Choir. Over the years, he has been the director of the Imani Ya Watume Choir, the Praise Team, and since 2011, the Sanctuary Choir. Bryan accompanied Trinity's former Minister of Music, the late Dr. Jeffrey P. Radford, to Switzerland in 1998, 1999, and 2000, and in recent years, traveled with other choral ensembles to Switzerland, and has performed in Japan and Israel. In addition, Bryan has been a Choral Conductor for the Chicago Children’s Choir In-School Choral Program since 1997. Bryan received a Bachelor of Arts from Chicago State University, and most recently, his Masters of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Deacon Joi Buchanan-Johnson for 23 years. His family has roots in Jamaica, Barbados, and Brazil.

Bryan Johnson — Executive Director of Sacred Music

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Announcements
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING

The Service of Ordination
for
WALTRINA MIDDLETON
Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. Sanctuary

CHANGE IN CHURCH BUSINESS SCHEDULE
Effective Monday, February 3, 2014, the church will be closed for business on MONDAYS and will be open during regular business hours on FRIDAYS. In anticipation of this change, all regularly scheduled meetings, classes, rehearsals, etc. that currently meet on Mondays, have been moved to different days of the week to reflect this change in the church’s business schedule.

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

Announcements
SAVE THE DATE!
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary

Financial Reports Session
6:00 p.m. Wright Chapel

A Note from Accounting
Family, Every year at this time, as the calendar flips to a new year, many of us continue to write the previous year on our checks. The year is now 2014. Please help us to account for your tithes and offerings, promptly and accurately, by remembering to write the correct year on your checks. Thank you, The Trinity UCC Accounting Team

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Announcements
SAVE THE DATE!

2014 LEADERSHIP TRAINING
For All Newly-elected Ministry Officers

Friday, January 24, 2014 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE!
ANNOUNCEMENTS

EBONY EXPRESSIONS ORATORICAL CONTEST Registration begins Sunday, January 12, 2014

FINALS Sunday, February 23, 2014 • 2:30 p.m. – Sanctuary Semi-Finals: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Rooms 116, 120, 203, 207 Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Rooms 116, 120 (Stop by the Reception Desk for room assignment for your age group)

To register, stop by the Ebony Expressions Registration table, following all worship services. (Only pre-approved poems will be accepted for presentation.) For information, call Mrs. Barbara Dorham, 773-962-5650.

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Announcements
MUL TI-MEDIA COMMUNICA TIONS
CASTING CALL: Trinitarians! We are casting 30 Trinity UCC members for a 90-second video to be featured on the new TrinityChicago.org giving page! To be a part of this production, please contact Austin Davis at AJDavis@trinitychicago.org. You will receive a script, in advance, to practice; A teleprompter will be provided for your reading support; One day of filming with a 90-second script (date and time to be announced) BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Please note that all bulletin announcements are due on MONDAYS. Please forward your ministry announcements and/or community events via email to Donna Hammond, dlhammond@trinitychicago.org. For questions regarding announcements, Call 773-966-1536. REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION: With the New Year upon us, all production requests for regularly scheduled monthly meetings that require audio/video support must be re-submitted. Production Request forms are located in the Habari Gani rack in the Atrium. For information regarding completion of the request, call 773-966-1536 or email dlhammond@trinitychicago.org.

CALLING ALL TRINITY UCC WRITERS!
Trinity UCC Writers’ Salon and Showcase: Telling Our Stories
Plan to attend the

Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Atrium
If you are a published writer, to arrange your participation, or, if you have a work in progress to briefly share, and would like feedback, please send an email to the Hurston Hughes Writers, HHWriters@trinitychicago.org. This is a great opportunity for Trinity authors to share work, knowledge, and passion within our church community!

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Announcements
CHURCH IN SOCIETY MINISTRY VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE BEGINS SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014 – FEBRUARY 16, 2014 (Illinois primary election takes place March 18, 2014)
Anyone who is currently 17 years old and will be 18 years old before November 4, 2014 can register to vote now!

Pretty Brown Girls Launch
Please join Mrs. Monica Moss for a celebration of the brilliance of black womanhood! Saturday, February 1, 2014 Trinity UCC – Atrium
This day of inspiration and celebration of black beauty will include the launching of Pretty Brown Girls in Chicago. Women and young ladies of all ages are invited.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE! CANDIDATES FORUM Sunday, February 16, 2014

Announcements
SAVE THE DATE! TRINITY UCC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2014! “Daughters Repurposed for God: Designed, Determined, and Destined” Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2014 Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel 1551 Thoreau Drive N, Schaumburg, IL ATTENTION!!! ONE DAY ONLY! EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION! Sunday, February 2, 2014 $90 per person ($100 per person after 2/2/14) To register, stop by the Women’s Conference table, following all worship services (NO ONLINE “EARLY-BIRD” REGISTRATION) Spread the word! Invite your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends! Mark your calendars now, and watch the bulletin for more details!

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Announcements
Boys and Men Self-defense and Stress Buster Classes
Starting Thursday, February 6, 2014, boys and men self-defense and stress buster classes will be offered on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. This class is designed to: • • • Help boys and men (ages 12 years and up) learn how to defend themselves without becoming the aggressor Learn how to reduce and manage stress Provide an activity that can help them to stay mentally and physically fit.

UNITE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS. REMEMBER, LIFE CHANGES WHEN WE CHANGE.

WHAT ABOUT ADOPTION?
Now is your chance to learn more about adopting a newborn, through The Cradle’s Sayers Center for African American Adoptions.

Join Us For an Adoption Informational Meeting Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Room 102

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Participants will enjoy learning the Japanese self-defense art of Aikido and the combination of Aikido, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong light exercise, stretching, and breathing meditations. For information contact Rev. Mark Barclay, 773-966-1500 Ext. 2564 or msbarkley@ trinitychicago.org.

Announcements
The Stewardship Ministry Cordially Invites All New Members to Attend Their BLACK AND CHRISTIAN NEW MEMBER CLASS We are so happy that you walked the aisle, gave your heart to Christ and your hand to the preacher. So that you may become a full-fledged member of Trinity United Church of Christ you MUST complete your new member classes! If you haven’t taken Sessions I and II of the New Member Class, the Stewardship Ministry is expecting you! Please don’t delay! Completion of the new member process after you have “walked the aisle” is in three stages: • Completion of Sessions I and II (in that order) of your New Member Classes • Right Hand of Fellowship on a first Sunday evening. The “Right Hand of Fellowship” is a requirement for full membership into your new church home, Trinity • Actively becoming a member who works in one of the ministries of your church home The Stewardship Ministry partners are eager to “walk with you” throughout this process and we are looking forward to your attendance. Adults and Teens Sessions I and II Saturday, February 1, 2014 Registration: 8:00 a.m. Class: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served Children ages 12 and under 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Children must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian) Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship, Sunday, February 2, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

Please remember to bring your Bible; if you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you!

Please RSVP and CONFIRM your participation! Call the Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650, immediately! Please expect a follow-up call from the Stewardship Ministry. (Note: Your photo will be taken during the new member class.)

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Calendar
HIGHLIGHTS
TODAY 1/19 1/20 • Voter Registration Drive Begins • Martin Luther King Birthday Worship Services • MLK Birthday Observation - CHURCH CLOSED 1/24-1/25 • Leadership Training 1/26 1/28 2/1 • Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock • Annual Meeting of the Congregation • Launch of Pretty Brown Girls

TODAY 1/12
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 9:30 a.m. • Bible Teaching Moment - 203 11:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Worship Service - SA • Healing Ministry - WC

MONDAY 1/13
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA 6:30 p.m. • Liturgical Arts Choreographer Training - FH 7:00 p.m. • Micah Legal Ministry - 203 • Women's Chorus Rehearsal - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m. • Men's Fellowship - W305 6:30 p.m. • Leadership Council Transition Dinner - A 7:00 p.m. • Adult Drama Ministry - 202 • Immabasi Mental Health Support - 102 • Men's Chorus Rehearsal - SA

400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Freedom School Meeting - 102 6:00 p.m. • Adopt-A-Student - 207 • Band Rehearsal - SA • Boot Camp - FH • Golf Outing Committee - BR

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
10:00 a.m. • Big Mama's House Quilting Class - W301

WEDNESDAY 1/15
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 a.m. - • Prayer and Fasting 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. • Prayer Service - WC 7:00 p.m. • Wednesday @ The Well - SA • S.A.F.E. Spaces Bible Study for Teens - 203

THURSDAY 1/16
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. • Band Rehearsal - SA • Drill Team Rehearsal - A • Nehemiah Project - 207 • Piloxing - FH 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Prison Ministry - WC • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA • African Dance Rehearsal - FH

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CALENDAR

TUESDAY 1/14

Calendar
6:30 p.m. FRIDAY 1/17 • Restart 4 Health - A/FH • Restart 4 Health - A • Africa Ministry - BR

400 W. 95th Street
5:00 p.m. • Winter Youth Art Workshop - FH

6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY 1/18
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. • Board of Directors - BR 8:00 a.m. • Zumba - A 9:00 a.m. • Saturday Bible School - 1st/2nd Grade - 116 • Saturday Bible School - 3rd/4th Grade - 202 • Saturday Bible School - 5th/6th Grade - 203 • Saturday Bible School - Confirmation Class - FH • Saturday Bible School - Pre-K/Kindergarten - 120 • Saturday Bible School - Teens - 207 • Saturday Bible School - Adults - WC • Yoga Ministry Prayer Meeting - SA 11:00 a.m. • African Dance Rehearsal - SA • Big Mama's House Food Demonstration - FH • Family Caregivers Support Group - A • Saturday Bible School Teachers Meeting - 207 • YMCC Meeting - BR 12:00 p.m. • Wedding Seminar - 116 12:30 p.m. • Africa Ministry - BR • Drill Team - NII 1:00 p.m. • Waltrina Middleton Ordination - SA • Tangeni Leadership - FH 2:00 p.m. • Greeters New Member Orientation - 116 • Isuthu - 102/207 • SGL Family - BR 3:00 p.m. • Armor Bearers - 203 • Pre-Marital Counseling Session I - 202 3:30 p.m. • Adult Usher Ministry - FH 4:00 p.m. • Baby Dedication Class - WC

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
9:00 a.m. • THEC ACT Part 3 - W301 10:00 a.m. • Big Mama's House Sewing Class - W302 11:30 p.m. • The Next Movement - W305 1:00 p.m. • THEC Complete 2013-14 FAFSA - W301

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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 January is Heroes: Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela; A Knock at Midnight: Great Sermons from MLK, by Clayborne Carson; Where Do We Go From Here?, by Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Making of a Mind, by John Ansbro; Martin Luther King, Jr., The Inconvenient Hero, by Vincent Harding, 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. S.A.F.E. SPACES (Self-loving, Attitude-adjusting, Faith-building, Empowering) Bible Study for Teens, 10 weeks, beginning January 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Creates an additional platform for teens of Trinity UCC to develop their Christian Education and leadership skills and address relevant issues of teens from a biblical perspective, Information, Contact Min. Carmin Frederick, cafrederick@trinitychicago. org Jr., 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2320 or email Emmaus@ trinitychicago.org 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 SAME GENDER LOVING (SGL) Family meeting, Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m., Boardroom, Join us, as we support, encourage, and celebrate our LGBT uniqueness in Christ, We are excited about our upcoming events and invite all SGL/LGBT members to participate SINGLES MINISTRY will join hundreds of volunteers for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service,

MINISTRY EVENTS
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 EMMAUS ROAD “GRIEF WORK” Ministry, Thursday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wright Chapel, This month’s topic, “Nearsighted and Blind,” Information, Contact Deacon Dr. Herbert Goodman,

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EVENTS

Events
Monday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to help beautify Sullivan High School and Kilmer Elementary School, with murals, painting and light construction project, To join the Singles in this project, you must RSVP by January 9, email Singles@trinitychicago.org or call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2357 TRINITY HIGHER EDUCATION Corporation (THEC) “Complete Your 2013-14 FAFSA Application” workshop, January 18 and 25, and February 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th St., RSVP the Thursday prior to the workshop date, Call Mrs. Evans, 773-966-1581, Mrs. Grayson, 773966-1582, or Mr. Hazley, 773-966-1583 or email rsvp@thec4success.org Congresswoman Robin Kelly of the 2nd Congressional District, Information, Call 708-534-5000 TOO HOT TO HANDEL The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, Saturday, January 18, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 19, 3:00 p.m., Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Featuring Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, Karen Marie Richardson, Tickets, Call 800982-2787

COMMUNITY EVENTS
10th ANNUAL MLK Praise and Worship Celebration, Friday, January 17, 6:30 p.m., Progressive Community Center-The People’s Church, 56 E. 48th St., Hosted by McCormick Theological Seminary, Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Deborah F. McMullen, Music by Imani Ya Watume, Information, Call Ms. Rodriguez, 773-947-6310 ETA MUSIC MONDAY January 13, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., eta Creative Arts, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Featuring Roxanne Stevenson and the Chicago State University Community Jazz Band, hosted by Joan Collaso and WVON’s Cliff Kelley, Tickets, Call 312752-3955 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Celebration and voter registration, Monday, January 20, Doors, 10:30 a.m., Program, 11:00 a.m., Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Pkwy., University Park, IL, Keynote speaker,

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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 Support Groups:

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

Community Mental Health Council (773) 734 - 4033 (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.

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry

Math Tutorial

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2338

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

Prison Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2354

Can-Cer-Vive Helpline Career Development Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2308

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

Trinity Community Development Corp.

Endowment@trinitychicago.org

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

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2309

careerdevelop@trinitychicago.org

Financial Counseling Consortium Healing Ministry

tcdc@trinitychicago.org

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

Trinity Computer Learning Center

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 2333

HIV/AIDS Support Ministry Housing Ministry

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

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2327 (773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2329

Immabasi Health & Wellness Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2332

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SERVICE & SUPPORT GROUPS

Blaine DeNye Library

Domestic Violence Ministry Confidential Helpline

Kujichagulia Special Citizens Support Ministry

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2317

(773) 966 - 1500, Mailbox 2344

“Loving God, Living Green, Liberating All”
LOVING GOD
January • Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

2014 Trinity UCC Theme

July • Job 38:4-7 (NIV)

February • Psalm 119:105-106 (NIV)

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations? Tell me if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set or who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together for joy!

August • Deuteronomy 24:19 (NIV)

March • John 15:10 (NIV)

If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.

When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

April • Romans 14:19 (NIV)

LIBERATING ALL
September • Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

LIVING GREEN
May • Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

October • Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in Love.

June • Genesis 1:29-30 (NIV)

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

November • Galatians 3:28 (NIV)

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

December • Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because he anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim freedom for the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.

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Join Trinity United Church of Christ and The DuSable Museum of African American History during Black History Month, as we Commemorate

MAAFA
The Journey of Remembrance begins Sunday, February 2nd, and continues each Sunday, as we travel from the shores of Ghana to the slave plantations of the Caribbean, to the slave ports of New Orleans, and conclude with the great migration north, to Chicago. We will be immersed in the spiritual, cultural, and historical perspectives of our ancestors. And, for the first time, the DuSable Museum will partner with us in this journey, as each Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., they will present programs that deepen our historical understanding. For example, on Sunday, February 2nd, as Pastor Moss takes us to the shores of Ghana and the beginnings of the slave trade, the DuSable Museum will present a documentary of the story of Kwame Nkrumah and Ghanaian Independence on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars, as the Black History Month Maafa Commemorations at Trinity UCC and the DuSable Museum connect you to your history as never before! The DuSable Museum of African American History is located at 740 E. 56th Pl, Chicago, Illinois.
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus 400 West 95th Street • Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120 Telephone (773) 962-5650 • www.trinitychicago.org Lifting Up Christ, Engaging the Community, and Celebrating our Culture

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