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Journey of Remembrance

MAAFA

uring the month of February, as the nation celebrates Black History Month, Trinity UCC takes this time to inform, educate and . . . remember, the Maafa. Derived from the Swahili work for “disaster, terrible occurrence or great tragedy, “ Maafa was first introduced into the African American lexicon by Mirimba Ani’s book Let the Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora. Some academics, Maulana Karenga among them, prefer the term “African Holocaust” to describe the horrible circumstance of the African slave trade because of the implications of intention, others favor Maafa, because it speaks to the “continual, constant, complete, and total system of human negation and nullification” inflicted on Africans and Africans in diaspora. During the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, 90% of those enslaved were sent to the Caribbean or South America The Trans-Atlantic slave trade reduced the population of men in Africa by about 20% Studies and analyses typically state that around 13 million slaves were shipped from Africa and around 11 million arrived at ports throughout the Americans and Caribbean, but . . . While those numbers indicated 2 million died in transit, that number is woefully low: o “As many as 8 million Africans may have died, in order to bring 4 million slaves to the Caribbean islands.” (Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean) o David Stannard, in American Holocaust, estimates that 30 to 60 million Africans died while being enslaved o Frederic Wertham clams that 150 million Africans died as a result of the slave trade What does this death, disruption, and depopulation mean to Africa? The stripping of product labor, of intellectual capacity and cohesive societies combined with colonialism to stifle potential and created many of the structural challenges African continues to struggle with today! *NOTE: An excellent source of information, www.africanholocaust.net.

Table of Contents
Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.) ............................................................... 2 Unison Scripture .............................................................................................................................. 3 Hymn of Praise "Walking Up The King’s Highway" .......................................................................... 4 MAAFA Music .................................................................................................................................. 4 Black History Month Call To Worship .............................................................................................. 5 Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ...................................................................................................... 6 Raise the Roof ................................................................................................................................. 7 Guest Musician Bio: Meagan McNeal ............................................................................................. 8 Ebony Expressions/MAAFA Youth Art Exhibit .................................................................................. 9 Black Marriage Day Dance/Ladies Night Out with Rev. Dr. Renita Weems .................................... 10 Twist3ed Worship/Empowering Voices .......................................................................................... 12 Map: The Great Migration ............................................................................................................. 13 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................ 14 Events ............................................................................................................................................ 16 2014 Memory Verses..................................................................................................................... 20
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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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**Order of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Opening Song ...................................................................................................... “We Are Climbing” Hymn of Praise .............................................................................“Walking Up The King’s Highway” Unison Scripture .............................................................................................. Habakkuk 2:2-3 (NIV) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings School Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................. “The Storm Is Passing Over” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ..................................................................................................“Determined” Sermon ..................................................................................................... “A Vision For Our People” Hymn of Invitation Benediction

Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song .........................................................................................“It’s A Highway To Heaven” Ministry of Music..................................................................................................“Go Down Moses” Sermon ..................................................................................................... “A Vision For Our People” Hymn of Invitation 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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Unison Scripture
HABAKKUK 2:2-3 (NIV)
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. 3For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
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UNISON SCRIPTURE

Hymn Of Praise

Today’s Maafa Music
Written by Charles Tindley Arranged by George Jordan

WALKING UP THE KING’S HIGHWAY
It’s a highway to heaven, None can walk up there But the pure in heart. It’s a highway to heaven, I am walking up the King’s Highway.

We Are Climbing

Refrain

Walking Up The King’s Highway
Written by Thomas Dorsey

Written by Tye Tribbett

Bless The Lord

My way gets brighter, My load gets lighter, Walking up the King’s Highway. There’s joy in knowing With Him I’m going, Walking up the King’s Highway.

Verse 1

Written by Craig Hayes and Hezekiah Walker

Work in Your Favor

The Storm is Passing Over
Written by Charles Tindley

Don’t have to worry, Don’t have to hurry Walking up the King’s Highway. Christ walks beside me, Angels to guide me, Walking up the King’s Highway.

Verse 2

Written by Valencia Lacy

Yes

Written by Patrick Lundy

Determined

If you’re not walking, Start while I’m talking Walking up the King’s Highway. There’ll be a blessing You’ll be possessing, Walking up the King’s Highway.

Verse 3

Arranged by Ron Anderson

Go Down Moses Oh Give Thanks

Written by Charles Nicks

Some Day We’ll All Be Free
Written by Donny Hathaway

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Black History Month Call To Worship
Minister: Beautiful are the WORKS of God! Congregation: Beautiful also are the SKINS of my people! Minister: Beautiful is the MIND of God! Congregation: Beautiful also are the HOPES of my people! Minister: Beautiful is the HEART of God! Minister: God made the heavens and the earth! Congregation: And my people built the pyramids and the world’s first civilizations. Minister: God made the Seven Seas! Congregation: And my people were the first to sail them! Minister: God made us; and God made all nations which dwell on the face of the earth! Congregation: It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves! Minister: With His blood He has saved us. By His Power, He has raised us! Congregation: To God be the glory for the things He has done! Minister: And always remember, my Father’s children, that God is GOOD… Congregation: ALL THE TIME! ALL: This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALL TO WORSHIP

Congregation: Beautiful also are the SOULS of my people!

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Sermon Notes

Prayer Concerns

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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

If you have not made your pledge to the Raise the Roof Campaign, now is a great time! And, of course, now is a great time to begin fulfilling those pledges so that work can begin on our "green" roof as soon as possible. God is blessing us, through our members and friends. Keep up the great work!

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RAISE THE ROOF

As of February 18th, 955 Trinity members and families have pledged $3,893,049 We are bumping against the 80% mark, and closing in on our goal of $5 Million. With the tremendous snowfall this season, and the sudden thaw this week, our roof has been exhibiting all its flaws.

Guest Musician Bio
blessed with infinite talent, born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, she began singing at an early age, and has since honed her talents which have taken her around the world.

Meagan McNeal is the future of Soul and R&B. Graceful and

As a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Meagan began singing in the Little Warrior’s children’s choir at the age of 9. It was there she sang her first solo, under the direction of Bryan Johnson. Meagan would then join the Imani Ya Watume teenage choir, where she further developed her confidence and style. Looking back at her humble beginnings, Meagan is proud to be a member of this congregation. With her foundation firmly set, she has come full circle. Her faith is unwavering. She is ready to bring her music to the world. Flashing forward to the present; the 28 year-old vocalist and Chicago native has surprised crowds in a similar fashion as she did then. Launching her solo career in 2007, Meagan McNeal has opened for the likes of Dwele, Avery Sunshine, Jon B, and The Velvelettes of the legendary Motown Records. She has also performed background vocals for Eminem and the O’Jays. Meagan has shared her voice in venues across the country and abroad. From songs of love, peace, and self-discovery, she is well on her way into evolving into the star she is destined to be. Meagan is a graduate of Western Michigan University and is currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Her first release, Mindset was a hit, garnering strong local and international acclaim. She is currently writing and recording new material; with an EP set to be released in April 2014. A full length album is slated to be recorded and launched by the end of the year.

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Announcements
EBONY EXPRESSIONS ORATORICAL CONTEST
Today, Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:30 p.m. Sanctuary

FINALS

“Street

MAAFA Youth Art Exhibit:

Today, Sunday, February 23, 2014

Art of Chicago”
Join the Artists in Residence ministry in the upstairs Narthex to meet our young artists and take in their exhibit, “Street Art of Chicago!” You’ll see collaborative pieces on Trayvon Martin, as well as our young artists’ own “tagged” El Trains! Also on display will be a photo essay of the Graffiti of New York, by Trinity’s own “house” photographer, Dawn Stephens. See you then!

Immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements

MARRIED COUPLES MINISTRY BLACK MARRIAGE DAY DINNER DANCE

Ladies Night Out
AN EVENING WITH REV. DR. RENITA J. WEEMS
Co-Pastor, Ray of Hope Community Church, Nashville, Tennessee

“Oh What A Night”
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Chicago Heights West Golf Course West Banquet Room 1112 Scott Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL Tickets: $70.00 per couple
To purchase tickets, stop by the Married Couples Ministry table following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services or online at http://tinyurl.com/2014MCMBMD. For information, call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2343 or email marriedcouples@ trinitychicago.org

Friday, February 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.
We extend a special invitation to all women of faith to gather with us for a wonderful, spirit-filled evening, as Rev. Dr. Renita Weems shares a teaching moment with the Women of God, and as our First Lady, Mrs. Monica Brown Moss interviews Dr. Weems, a prolific theologian, scholar, and expert on women’s spirituality and wholeness. You do NOT want to miss this awesome moment in the lives of women at Trinity UCC – Bring your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, and girlfriends!

Register for the Women's Conference 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Announcements
REGISTER FOR THE TRINITY UCC 2014 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE TODAY!

“Daughters Repurposed for God: Designed, Determined, Destined”
Philippians 3:12A; 13B (NKJV)

Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2014 Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive N • Schaumburg, IL You do NOT want to miss this spirit-filled, intergenerational conference for teens and women of all ages! Join us for worship and workshops on topics such as “Do You Want To Be Made Well?” “The Power of a Praying Woman,” “It Just Gets Better With Time” and more! In addition, teen workshops include “Hidden Gems” and “Treasure YOU!” Also: Chat rooms • Teen Pajama and Pizza Party • Zumba, walking groups, yoga Health and wellness; healthy living • Spotlight on social justice • Vendors • Much more! Registration (Adults): $100 • Registration (Teens, Grades 9-12): $50 (Teen registration open to first 50 teens) To register or for information, visit the Women’s Conference table in the Atrium, following all worship services, or register online, http://tinyurl.com/TUCCWomensConference.

Bus Transportation • Hospitality • Special Needs • Vendors (All volunteers must be registered for the conference) To volunteer, send your contact information (name, email, phone) to: womensretreat@trinitychicago.org.

Volunteers needed to work on the following Women’s Conference committees:

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements

TWIST3ED WORSHIP SERVICE “Grown and Growing in Praise” Sunday, March 9, 2014 11:00 a.m. – Atrium

Pemon Rami, Director of Educational Services and Public Programming, DuSable Museum of African American History, is also Chicago's first African American Casting Director. He provided talent for movie classics including, The Spook Who Sat by the Door and Mahogany.

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Announcements

During the early- to mid-1900s, many black Americans joined the waves of the Great Migration and left the South for promised opportunities in the North. Machinery, such as cotton-picking machinery began to take over the jobs held by most African Americans in the south, and they had to relocate to find more jobs in order to support themselves. Though most Northern cities were offering openings for the Black community, many migrators set off specifically for Chicago because of the images established by the Chicago Defender. Chicago promised to be the land of hope for it opened so many doors for African Americans. It even allowed Blacks the right to vote. Most migrants to Chicago came from Mississippi which also appeared to have a high percentage of Chicago Defender subscribers.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Calendar
HIGHLIGHTS
Today 2/28 • Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest • An Evening with Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems 3/5 • Ash Wednesday Worship Service

TODAY 2/23
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 9:30 a.m. • Bible Teaching Moment - 203 11:00 a.m. • Worship Service - SA 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. • Junior Deacons and Parents - 203 • Ebony Expressions - SA • Worship Service - SA

MONDAY 2/24
400 W. 95th Street
CHURCH CLOSED

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m. • Mwanabaraka Rehearsal - W301 • Tangeni Business Meeting - W302 • Prayer Service Committee - W307

TUESDAY 2/25
400 W. 95th Street
2:00 p.m. • RTR Phone Bank Training - BR 2:30 p.m. • MGS Training - BR 6:00 p.m. • Boot Camp - FH 6:30 p.m. • Women's Chorus Rehearsal - SA • Tangeni Business Meeting - 102 7:00 p.m. • Green Committee - 120 • Board Meeting - BR 8:15 p.m. • Men's Chorus Rehearsal - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
10:00 a.m. • Big Mama's House Quilting Class - W301 6:00 p.m. • Nehemiah Project - W302 7:00 p.m. • Adult Drama Ministry - W301 • Counseling Ministry - W305

WEDNESDAY 2/26
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 a.m. - • Prayer and Fasting 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. • Prayer Service - WC 1:00 p.m. • Widows Council - WC 2:00 p.m. • RTR Phone Bank Session - BR 7:00 p.m. • S.A.F.E. Spaces Bible Study for Teens - 203 7:14 p.m. • Wednesday @ The Well - SA

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THURSDAY 2/27
400 W. 95th Street
2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • RTR Phone Bank Session - BR • Piloxing - FH • Drill Team Rehearsal - A • Men's Fellowship - 203 • "Man Up" Bible Study Series - FH 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Emmaus Road - WC • Forgive Us Our Debts - 102 • Married Couples Leadership - 203 • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
• CDL Truck Hiring Event - W302 • Tangeni Dance Rehearsal - W301

FRIDAY 2/28
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. • Seniors Bible Class - WC • Immabasi - CEDHA - 207 12:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. • Active Seniors and Friends - A • Sisters Night Out - SA • Drug and Alcohol Ministry Potluck - FH

SATURDAY 3/1
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. • Administrative Committee - 203 7:30 a.m. • Yoga - NII • New Member Registration 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 • Saturday Bible School Black History Moment -A • Ministers in Training - SA • New Member Class (Children) - 102 • New Member Class (Adults) - FH 10:45 a.m. • Imani/Little Warriors Rehearsal - WC 11:00 a.m. • Math Tutorial - 202 12:30 p.m. • Walaika Rehearsal - WC • Drill Team - SA 1:00 p.m. • Easter Program Rehearsal - 120 • Family Caregivers - 207 3:00 p.m. • Pre-Marital Counseling Session 1 - 202 4:00 p.m. • Deacon Ministry - WC

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
10:00 a.m. • Big Momma's House Sewing Class - W302 11:00 a.m. • Anytime CPR Training - W301 11:30 a.m. • The Next Movement - W305 12:00 p.m. • Drug & Alcohol Recovery Planning Committee - W301

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Events
CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS
2014 HBCU COLLEGE TOUR Sunday, April 13 – Friday, April 18, 2014, Cost: $475 per student, payment plans available, Deadline for final payment, March 22, 2014, Itinerary, information, and registration, Call Mrs. Evans, 773-966-1581, Mrs. Grayson, 773966-1582 or Mr. Hazley, 773-966-1583 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 February is Black History Month: Black Men Built the Capital, by Jesse Holland; A Kid’s Guide to African American History, by Nancy Sanders; Black Valor: Buffalo Soldiers, by Frank Schubert; To Be A Slave, by Julius Lester; The Negro Leagues, by James A. Riley, 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, 11:55 a.m., Thursdays, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11, 2014, Dial 218844-0860 and enter passcode 206047; press the “#” key IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME! Girl Scout cookies are available in the Atrium before and after worship services, Thank you for your continued support of the Trinity UCC troops, Ambassador Troop 21024, Senior Troop 20608, Cadette Troop 21571, Junior Troop 20738, Brownie Troop 21651, and Daisy Troop 20830 NEW MEMBER CLASS Adult sessions 1 and 2, Saturday, March 1, Registration, 8:00 a.m., Class, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Children ages 12 and under, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Must be accompanied by parent or guardian); Receive Right Hand of Fellowship, Sunday, March 2, 4:45 p.m., Please remember to bring your Bible, RSVP, Call Membership/Ministry Services, 773-962-5650 NOTARY SERVICES provided by Trinitarian, Countess Weaver, third Sundays, following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services, Atrium, Bring documents to be notarized and identification, Information, Call Rev. Rochelle Michael, 773-9625650 or email rmichael@trinitychicago.org SEEKING VENDORS for the Women’s Conference, Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2014, An opportunity for local businesses to showcase their product, service, or business, This is a first come, first served opportunity, Vendor fee: $200, All vending space purchases are final, non-transferable and non-refundable, Full payment required to reserve a vending space, The vending committee will preview vendor merchandise to ensure quality and variety, Stop by the Women’s Conference table to speak to a Vendor committee representative following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services TOP BOX FOODS Save up to 50% off your groceries today by placing an order with Top Box Foods, Now offering Breakfast boxes, Assortment of on-the-go fruit and cereal bars, French toast sticks and more, Next order deadline, Monday, March 3, delivery, Saturday, March 8, To order, call toll free, 888-9867269 or visit www.topboxfoods.com, Trinity UCC’s site no.: CH1027

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TRINITY UCC CREDIT UNION Members, effective Saturday, March 1, 2014, the Credit Union Office will be CLOSED on Saturdays, The office will be open on Sundays, following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in March, Leave items in the mailroom, attention: Singles Ministry, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2357 or email singles@trinitychicago.org SGL Same Gender Loving family attending eta production of “Out Loud,” Friday, March 7, 8:00 p.m., Tickets, Call 773-599-0027 by March 2, to RSVP to obtain the group discounted rate

MINISTRY EVENTS
CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY hosts CDL drivers and Owner/Operators information and recruitment event, Thursday, February 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th St., Prescreening at event, Seeking full and part-time local and regional drivers with: Class A CDL, good MVR, verifiable experience, Bring resume and CDL driver credentials, To register, 773-96-1500 Mailbox 2309 or email careerdevelop@trinitychicago.org EMMAUS ROAD “GRIEF WORK” Ministry, Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wright Chapel, This month’s topic, “Confirm Your Calling And Election,” Information, Contact Deacon Dr. Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2320 or email Emmaus@trinitychicago.org

COMMUNITY EVENTS
2014 BLACK HISTORY MONTH Film Festival hosted by the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 p.m., “Chi Raq,” Free screening and panel discussion, RSVP to RSVP@ thechicagourbanleague.org with the film title in the subject line EVENTS

DOWN WITH GUNS Up with Instruments benefit concert, Friday, February 28, 8:00 p.m., The Legacy, 11901 S. Loomis, benefits program developed by Charlie Hosch, Jr., to empower nad engage youth by giving them access to musical instruments, technology, and employment training, as an alternative to gun violence, Information and tickets, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MINISTRY seeking Call 773-630-4284 or visit www.downwithguns.org instructors for computer training in newly remodeled lab, Are you a wiz at PowerPoint? Have you created GET ON THE BUS! Freedom bus trip to Alabama great presentations with photos? Experienced Word to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, or Excel user? Do you have superior computer skills remembering Bloody Sunday, March 7-9, Hosted by that you would like to share with others, Volunteer the Chicago Chapter of the National Action Network, your time to help our congregation become more Depart Chicago, Friday, March 7, 9:00 p.m., 87th and computer literate, Interested in teaching a class, the Dan Ryan, Returns to Chicago, Monday, March Email us at it@trinitychicago.org or call 773-966- 10, Information, Call Maureen Forte, 708-653-6545 1500 Mailbox 2333 GOLD RUSH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE “Living NEW AND GENTLY USED PROM DRESSES needed, My Life Like It’s Golden,” March 7-9, Information the Singles Ministry is collecting new and gently and to register, Call 773-417-9595 or visit www. used prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for young goldrushwomensconference.com ladies for our annual Prom Dress Giveaway event

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HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., check-in by 11:00 a.m. WeCan Office, 6450 S. Stony Island, For dates and enrollment information, Call Gail Mercherson, 773-507-3912 or email gmercherson@ncpwoodlawn.org HELP EMPOWER SURVIVORS of sexual assault, Volunteer as a crisis advocate with Pillars and help provide medical/legal advocacy to victims and their families at local hospital emergency rooms in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago, Free 40 hour sexual assault crisis intervention training, February 19-March 22, Information, Call Anika Sterling Florez, 708-995-3877 or email aflorez@ pillarscommunity.org HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING and professional business writing tutoring available to boost your writing skills, Information, Contact Ms. Brown, 773383-1553 or email roxwrites2@gmail.com HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., DLA Piper, 203 N. LaSalle St., 19th Fl., Seminar for small and emerging businesses focusing on the ins and outs of the public procurement process, Information on upcoming bidding opportunities for the city of Chicago, Cook County, and the state of Illinois, Information and to register, Call 312-494-6742 KING HEDLEY II by August Wilson, Directed by Daniel Bryant, presented by Congo Square Theater, Premieres March 7, The story of ex-convict, King Hedley, who seeks fertile ground to plant seeds for a new beginning amidst the violent gang infested world around him, Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago, IL, Tickets, Call 773-935-6875 THE LEGENDARY EXPERIENCE with Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, Intimate interview and musical tribute, featuring Terisa Griffin, Jamie Simond and more, Thursday, February 27, Reception 6:00 p.m., Event 7:00 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., Tickets, Call 773493-0154 MEET ABRAHAM BOLDEN the first African American Secret Service Agent in the U.S., Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 809 E. 42nd Pl., Continuing the Legacy, a series honoring heroes and inspiring the next generation, Mr. Bolden will share commentaries on his book, “The Echo from Dealy Plaza,” Book will be available for purchase, Free MISS PROMINENT PEARL Cotillion 2014, Twenty Pearls Foundation seeks young ladies and young men who attend public, private, parochial or charter high schools, must be at least 16 years old or will turn 16 by May 4, 2014, in grades 10-12, Excellent opportunity for our youth to build lifelong memories and take advantage of the opportunity to earn scholarships, Debutantes presented Sunday, May 4, Visit www.tpfinc.org to apply, Information, email Mrs. Jones, oh2beanaka@yahoo.com SAILING APPRENTICESHIP presented by After School Matters, Navy Pier, and the Sports 37th, Open to high school students 15-18 years old who are Chicago residents, 10 weeks, March 17-May 21, Apprentices completing program can apply for potential summer employment with the Chicago Park District, Apply, www.afterschoolmatters.org, Information, Call Mr. Pittman, 312-287-2042, Mr. Anderson, 773-6914215 or the Chicago Park District Goldman Sailing Center, 312-745-1700

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February 23, 2014

Events
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH of Maywood, IL celebrates 84 years in ministry, Today, Sunday, February 23, 4:00 p.m., 436 S. 13th Ave., Information, Call 708-343-0073 SPIRIT OF THE BAOBAB TREE An original Black history Dance-umentary, by Dancexcel, Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28, 9:30 a.m. school matinees, Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m., West Side Theater, 9th and Gerry Streets, Gary, IN, Tickets, Call 219-944-8066 ST. SABINA AFRICAN AMERICAN Speaking Series, Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Guest speaker, Rev. Joseph Lowery, also Revival, March 10-11, 7:00 p.m. nightly, 78th and Throop, Guest preacher, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Information, Call 773-483-4300

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February 23, 2014

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EVENTS

2014 Trinity UCC Theme “Loving God, Living Green, Liberating All”
July • Job 38:4-7 (NIV)
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!

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.

August • Deuteronomy 24:19 (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.

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.

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.

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.

April • Romans 14:19 (NIV)

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

October • Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

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.

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.

November • Galatians 3:28 (NIV)

June • Genesis 1:29-30 (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.

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.

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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February 23, 2014

WEDNESDAYS IN MARCH
Ash Wednesday Service

Journey to Ressurection kicks off with

March 5, 2014 11:30 a.m. and 7:14 p.m.

Bishop W. Darin Moore

rev. Dr. Lance Watson

March 12
Western Episcopal Dist. AME Zion Church

WEDNESDAYS
7:14 p.m. Nightly

March 19
St. Paul's Baptist Church Richmond, VA

March 26
rev. Dr. Gina M. steWart
Christ Missionary Baptist Church Memphis, TN

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

The Journey of Remembrance continues throughout the month of February (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. worship services), as we travel from the shores of Ghana to the slave plantations of the Caribbean, to the slave ports of New Orleans, concluding 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. 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!

MAAFA

Be sure to order your MAAFA CD/DVD set!

$35.00 CD Set $45.00 DVD Set
Each set includes the 11:00 a.m. worship services of February!

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