CHURCH INFORMATION

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor
PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Rochelle Michael, Dir. Ministry and Pastoral Services Rev. Mark Barclay, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Carmin Frederick, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Neichelle Guidry Jones, 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, Exec. Dir. Operations Daryle Brown, Exec. Dir. of Multi-Media Comm. Rev. Dr. Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn, Exec. Min. of Community Engagement and Transformation Ebony Only, Exec. Dir. of Human Resources Rev. Mark A. Smith, Exec. Minister of Stewardship PROGRAM STAFF Bryan Johnson, Dir. Sacred Music Dr. Julia Speller, Dir. Christian Ed. Linda Thomas, Theologian-in-Residence 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 Communications Rev. Aaron McLeod, Exec. Dir. of Special Projects

Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Dir. of CFABS Min. Jasmin Taylor, Digi Pastor

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 – CLOSED Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.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 "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" .....................................................................................................3 Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................................3 Confession of Sins........................................................................................................................................... 4 Stewardship Tithing Litany ..............................................................................................................................5 Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ......................................................................................................................6 Lenten Meditation ...........................................................................................................................................7 Fasting for The Lenten Season .........................................................................................................................8 Raise the Roof .................................................................................................................................................9 Green Page ......................................................................................................................................................9 Friends of Congo Film Screening/DuSable Film Screening ............................................................................10 Health and Wellness Workshops ...................................................................................................................11 Endeleo..........................................................................................................................................................12 Trinity UCC Women's Conference 2014.........................................................................................................13 Women's Conference Fitness Party ...............................................................................................................14 Women's Day 2014........................................................................................................................................14 Affordable Care Act/Attention 17 Year Olds/New U Smoothie Group ..........................................................15 Saturday Bible School Easter Program/Singles Easter Egg Hunt/Day of Faith at the Capitol.........................16 Freedom School Gospel Run .........................................................................................................................17 Women's Guild Tea/Shepreaches Magazine "Seven Song and Sermons" .....................................................18 Career Readiness Workshop/Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Sunday ..............................................19 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................................20 Events ............................................................................................................................................................21 (In)Justice For All Film Festival.......................................................................................................................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. and 11:00 a.m.) ................................................................... “I Feel Your Spirit” Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................................... “All People of God” Hymn of Praise ............................................................................................... “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................................ Philippians 4:6-7 (CEB) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ...............................................................................Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition/Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Communion Collect Distribution of Elements Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes/Offerings/Benevolence Altar Call ............................................................................................................... “Take Me To The King” Sermon ......................................................................................................................... “Under Pressure” Hymn of Invitation ....................................................................................................................... Selected Benediction .......................................................................................................... “Hebrews 4:9 - A Rest”

Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song ......................................................................................................“While I Run This Race” Ministry of Music.................................................................................................. “Take Me To The King” Sermon ......................................................................................................................... “Under Pressure” Hymn of Invitation ....................................................................................................................... Selected The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Benevolence 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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Hymn of Praise
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee, Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not, As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Unison Scriptures
7:30 a.m.

Verse 1

Philippians 4:6-7 (CEB)
Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. 7Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
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Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Refrain

11:00 a.m.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
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Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon, and stars In their courses above; Join with all nature in manifold witness, To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Verse 2

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own great presence To cheer and to guide; Strength for today, And bright hope for tomorrow Blessings all mine, With ten thousand beside.
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HYMN OF PRAISE/ UNISON SCRIPTURES

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

SAVE THE DATE! May 30, 2014 Coming soon Party with a Purpose

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Stewardship Tithing Litany
Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Congregation: Minister: Together: Tithing is the biblical principle of returning 10% to God first. The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Debt is a spiritual issue. We are robbing God’s people when we live beyond our means, refuse to budget, invest, save, and tithe; we are seduced by debt. The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is Mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers. Tithing, budgeting, and stewardship are the solutions to the spiritual problem of debt. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. STEWARDSHIP TITHING LITANY 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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Lenten Meditation
GETTING TO THE HEART OF THINGS “WHOLE HEARTEDLY”
In the midst of Lent, the fifth Sunday is kind of an “already, not yet” time. We have moved with the season and tried to respond to its calling. However, we have not yet reached the activity of Holy Week, with the great joy and great sorrow which that week brings. Do we dare to pause and take a breather at this point and see where we are? Actually, such action on our part is almost an imperative. Athletes, who run a marathon, need to approach the actual race with a considerable amount of thought and care. Over a period of time, they have run and run and run some more, toning and strengthening their muscles. There is also a need, though, for strengthening the inner person, building up the fortitude that it takes to cover the twenty-six plus miles of a marathon. They need to keep nurtured with healthy food and absorb helpful instructions from a coach or other experienced runners. Take time to take stock. What does it require of us to run the race of life successfully? It is foolish to worry about other runners, who may have greater athletic prowess. We need to find out how to do our own personal best. What have we learned during the opening weeks of Lent? What have we overcome, that might limit our speed or balance or stamina? What sources of strength and renewal have we found? There is still time to work on these. The spiritual strength we need during Lent comes from within and also from outside. God is with us, with both words of challenge and words of assurance. The race truly is worth running. We are skilled and experienced, qualified to run. We need now to catch more of God’s strengthening spirit, so we can run successfully. The future lies before us, with some good things and some hard things. God runs with us. Can we now toe the mark at the starting line and run with a whole heart?

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LENTEN MEDITATION

Fasting
Fasting for the Lenten Season
This year, our church-wide theme – Loving God. Living Green. Liberating All. – calls us to a closer relationship with God, and to the stewardship of God’s creation, as a path to liberation. During this Lenten season, we are called to a church-wide fast. Fasting is a spiritual discipline designed to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not fast to lose weight; we fast to be empowered by Jesus Christ. In 2014, God will reveal God’s purpose and plan in your life if you dare fast, pray, study and learn the power of quiet time. Jesus had to steal away from the crowd and spend time with his Father in the mountains, to pray, study, reflect, meditate and center his spirit. If fasting and prayer were the disciplines of Jesus, should not this be followed by us? Join with us this season and witness a breakthrough as we fast, pray, study, reflect, meditate and learn the power of quiet time. Question: I have never fasted before? Answer: Consult your doctor first!* Fasting is not the removal of all food from your diet. Fasting is learning to discipline your mind, body and spirit to remove “something” you know hinders your ability to function at your highest capacity, from your life or diet. Question: Is fasting biblical? Answer: Fasting is biblical. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, fasting was used by the people of God to prepare for a spiritual challenge, hear God’s voice before making a major decision, and for removing destructive forces in your life. Fast #1 - Fasting to confront destructive forces • March 5 – March 11 Eat all your meals before 6:00 p.m. • March 12 – March 18 Eat only two meals before 6:00 p.m. • March 19 – March 25 - Eat only one meal a day before 6:00 p.m. • March 26 – April 1 Drink only juices, water and/or tea • April 2 – April 8 Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m. • April 9 – April 20 Slowly begin to add meat to your diet Fast #2 – The Daniel Fast (Taken from the book of Daniel). When Daniel was captured by the Babylonians, he asked of the Babylonians if he, along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, could fast eating only fruits and vegetables so they would be prepared to confront the Babylonian king. • March 5 – March 11 Eat all meals before 6:00 p.m. • March 12 –March 18 Eat only two meals a day before 6:00 p.m. • March 19 – March 25 Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m. • March 26 – April 1 Eat one meal a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may be added. • April 2 – April 8 Eat two meals a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may be added • April 9 – April 20 Eat three meals a day before 6:00 p.m. Fast #3 - Removing certain foods or items from your diet or life. One type of fasting is to remove certain foods from your diet, such as fried foods, sweets, sodas or refined sugar and/or flour. *Please seek the advice of your primary care provider/doctor before beginning a fast that involves restricting food/calories and/or medication. Your doctor can help you design a fasting plan that protects your health and wellbeing. This is extremely important if you are pregnant or have a medical condition. Medical condition examples include, but are not limited to those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, recent surgery, etc.

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Raise the Roof

Green Page

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

The 2014 Trinity UCC “Green” focus is RECYCLING
If you haven’t started, please begin to recycle at your home and work place. Materials that are accepted in the Chicago Blue Cart Program and Recycling Drop-off Centers:
• • • • • • • • Glass: jars and bottles Metal: cans, aluminum foil, and pie tins Paper and Cardboard (flattened) Cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, cardboard (flatten all boxes) Junk mail, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, paper bags, office paper, file folders, newspaper Inserts, paper greeting cards, wrapping paper Plastic: bottles and containers (# 1-5, 7 accepted), plastic beverage rings Waxy cartons: Aseptic packages and waxy cartons (milk, juice, soy cartons)

This week we surpassed an important milestone as we moved past the thousand pledge mark, and as of April 2nd, 1,088 members/families have made pledges to our Raise the Roof campaign. Those pledges now total $4,315,629. At this time, just about half of our members that Opted-In to the Raise the Roof Campaign have actually pledged to the campaign. Of those 1,000 or so remaining, if those pledges average just $250 a year, we would exceed our goal. If you have yet to pledge, please prayerfully consider doing so during this season of Lent. As we celebrate our risen Savior this Easter, what a wonderful blessing to have achieved our pledge goal, and be on our way to fulfilling the vision for our new "Green" roof, as well as other critical infrastructure improvements to our church

home.

*Because of new recycling technology, sorting and rinsing of recyclables isn’t necessary before being placed in the blue cart. However rinsing containers prevents odors. Please forward any “Green Recycling” tips you have been using to your Green Committee at green@trinitychicago.org or 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2385

Stay Informed.

Visit the Raise the Roof web site: www.raisetheroofcampaign.org.

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RAISE THE ROOF/GREEN PAGE

Hallelujah!

Announcements
DuSable Museum of African American History
"Crisis In the Congo: Uncovering The Truth"
presents

FILM SCREENING AND PRESENTATION Congo: Breaking the Silence

Screening of the film, Congo’s Tin Soldiers Today, Sunday, April 6, 2014 2:30 p.m. 2nd Floor Narthex
Friends of the Congo will present a short film that tracks how minerals from the Congo wind up in our electronic and technology devices. Youth from the Congo will share, via Skype, the role that Americans can play in advancing peace and justice in the Congo. Friends of the Congo will share with the Trinity family how they can be a part of the Dear John postcard campaign that calls on the U.S. to support peace and democracy in the Congo. For information about the campaign, visit http:// congojustice.org/postcard.

Reserve your seat, visit www.thedusablemuseum. eventbrite.com

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Announcements
Free Nutritional Counseling Workshops and Healthy Walking Group!
The Health and Wellness Collaborative of TCA Health, Inc. and Healthy Washington Heights has partnered with Trinity United Church of Christ to offer FREE nutrition education workshops and walking groups to our 5-star team and our congregation. These health and wellness opportunities intended to empower you to change your eating habits and improve your overall health will kick-off on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 in Fellowship Hall.

Activities include:
• • • • • • • •

Nutrition workshops will:
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Empower you to adopt healthier eating habits Teach you how to cook a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in a satisfying way Provide information about different nutrients, vitamins, minerals and macronutrients Make you eligible for a chance to win a NutriBullet, FitBit or Personal Training

What do we need from you to sign up by April 14, 2014?
• • •

Your name, zip code, email address or telephone number Your commitment for the 12-week program, beginning Thursday, April 17, 2014 Your availability to attend nutrition workshops on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at 400 W. 95th Street

INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP OR QUESTIONS? Send an email to edonly@trinitychicago.org
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Comprehensive nutrition education Cooking demonstrations Body composition assessment Individualized meal planning 1-on-1 nutrition counseling Group nutrition education Weight loss counseling Walking 30 minutes, 3 days per week, using the park issued pedometer at Robichaux Park, M-F 10-2

Announcements

WHAT IS THE ENDELEO INSTITUTE? Endeleo is a Swahili term for progress, growth, and development Birthed from Trinity United Church of Christ, The Endeleo Institute is comprised of three existing corporations: Trinity Higher Education Corporation (THEC), Amani-Trinity Health, and Trinity Community Development Corporation. Now under the umbrella of Endeleo, the mission is to integrate all three corporations into one cohesive organization, with the capacity to serve the wider community with great impact. We’re here for you; please contact our Trinity UCC Village Center office at 773-966-1590.

THE ENDELEO INSTITUTE
EDUCATION
College and Career Readiness Program ACT Test Prep HBCU Bus Tour For information: Stephanie Grayson 773-966-1582 segrayson@trinitychicago.org

HEALTH
Synergy Family Resource and Support Center Caregiver Programs In-Home Counseling For information: Etta McGregor-Jones 773-966-1585 emjones@trinitychicago.org

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Renovate Woodson Library Project 95th Street Corridor Student Investment Program For information: Melvin Thompson 773-966-1590

mrthompson@trinitychicago.org

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Announcements

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements

2014 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
PRESENTS

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Atrium
Come out for an evening of fitness, fun, and fellowship! Yoga • Zumba® and Zumba® Gold Piloxing • Bootcamp • Bokwa

2014 WOMEN’S DAY Sunday, May 18, 2014 All worship services

Guest Preachers
7:30 a.m.

Rev. Sheleta Fomby
Reid Temple AME Church Glenn Dale, Maryland

and
11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

*Donations welcome

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

*Ladies are encouraged to wear white

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Announcements
CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA! On March 31, 2014, the Affordable Care Act had its most successful day ever and more than 7 million Americans have now enrolled!

ATTENTION 17 YEAR OLDS!
We are asking for all 17 year olds to join us in the choir loft on TODAY, Sunday, April 6, immediately following each service. We have some great info for you and an opportunity for you to make a difference. See you then!

SMOOTHIES MAKE SMILES!!
THE NEW U SMOOTHIE GROUP IS BACK!
We had a BRUTAL winter this year; however, the New U Smoothie Group is back! Stop by the Atrium following worship services today and get a smoothie and a smile!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
TRINITY UCC SATURDAY BIBLE SCHOOL

"THE RESURRECTION AND THE RAINBOW”
By Jannie Coleman

PRESENTS

THE SINGLES COMMUNITY MINISTRY AND ROBICHAUX PARK Invite you to an

EASTER EGG HUNT!
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Robichaux Park • 93rd and Eggleston
(behind the church parking lot) Fun for children ages 3-12 years old Enjoy food, games and fellowship! For information, email the Singles Ministry, singles@trinitychicago.org

Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Join us for the Saturday Bible School’s annual Easter Program Celebrating the Risen Savior!

"Because He Lives”
COMMUNITY RENEWAL SOCIETY’S

DAY OF FAITH AT THE CAPITOL Springfield, Illinois Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Free buses depart at 6:00 a.m., transportation provided from Chicago and the suburbs. To reserve a seat, call Kristin Jonah Holm, 312-673-3844 or email kholm@ communityrenewalsociety.org Join us for a rally, prayer vigil, and face-to-face visits with legislators, as we: •Fight against the barriers to employment for ex-offenders •Stand up for the unjustly incarcerated •Demand a fair tax for the people of Illinois

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Announcements

Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 a.m. Step-off Jackson Park (63rd and Lake Shore Drive)
We need people interested in joining TEAM TRINITY! Adult registration: $35 per adult Children’s registration (Kids Walk/Run): $10 per child To register as a “Team Trinity” Freedom runner, visit www.trinitychicago.org Last day to register: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Whether you are a runner or walker, a veteran athlete, or a first-timer beginning your journey, come ready to be inspired at the Chicago Gospel 5K! The event includes:
Chip-timed race • 5K walk • Gospel Kids Run • Participant official race t-shirt • USATF Certified

This event is based in the community and for the community, held on the south side of Chicago. The raced course includes gospel music at the starting and finish lines, and on the course, to keep you inspired every step of the way. Best of all - $10 of the adult and $3 of the children’s registration goes directly to the Trinity UCC Freedom School! For information, Call Rev. Aaron J. McLeod, 312-725-9974 or email ajmcleod@trinitychicago.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE!

Announcements
Women’s Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration and Tea “Look Where God Has Brought Us”
A Special Invitation to Attend the

“Praise the Lord! He is good, God’s love never fails.” Psalm 136:1 (CEV)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Atrium
Ladies! Wear your favorite hats and gloves! Donations welcome!
(Proceeds will help defray the cost of Easter baskets for the Amani House Shelter)

For information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2367 or email womensguild@trinitychicago.org.

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Announcements
TRINITY UCC CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY

Career Readiness Workshop
Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trinity UCC Village Center
1947 West 95th Street Are you looking for career advice or job search strategies? Attend workshops with experts on topics such as: Job Search Strategies for the 21st Century • Online Job Searches • Career Coaching • Resume Review • Social Media and Networking
Bring your resume for review by HR professionals who will also provide tips on how to make your resume more effective and get noticed! To register, email careerdevelop@trinitychicago.org or call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2309
ANNOUNCEMENTS

IT’S SCHOLARSHIP TIME! SCHOLARSHIP AND GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY
June 8, 2014 Stop by the Scholarship Committee table in the Atrium Palm Sunday, April 13; April 27, May 4, and May 11

Following all worship services The Scholarship Committee will be available to assist students and families with questions and information on scholarship packets. In addition, scholarship information and applications are available on our website, trinitychicago.org. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. All completed scholarships delivered to the church mailroom by the time stated and addressed to the Scholarship Committee will be considered.

Graduates of all grades are encouraged to complete a Graduate Recognition form and deliver it to the mailroom by Sunday, May 11, 2014 to be recognized on Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Sunday. For information, contact Mrs. Barbara Dorham, 773-9625650 or email bjdorham@trinitychicago.org.

Graduate Recognition

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Calendar
HIGHLIGHTS
4/13 4/13 4/17 • Palm Sunday • Bible School Easter Program • Maundy Thursday 4/18 4/20 • Good Friday • Easter Sunday

TODAY 4/6
7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Worship Service - SA Bible Discovery Hour - WC Worship Service - SA NCAA Championship Sunday Health Forum - A Congelese Film Screening - NII Worship Service - SA

WEDNESDAY 4/9
11:30 a.m. Prayer Service - WC 5:30 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal - FH 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Well - SA

400 W. 95th Street

400 W. 95th Street

THURSDAY 4/10
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Piloxing - FH Christian Martial Arts - A Drill Team Rehearsal - A Immabasi - 102 Men’s Fellowship - 203 Trustee Ministry - BR Media Ministry - FH Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA

MONDAY 4/7
400 W. 95th Street
CHURCH CLOSED

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Chinara Rehearsal - W301 Mother/Daughter Rehearsal - W302

TUESDAY 4/8
400 W. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. Men’s Health Forum - A Freedom School Advisory Committee - 102 1:00 p.m. Freedom School Community Outreach - BR 6:00 p.m. Boot Camp - FH Adopt A Student - Room 207 Golf Outing Committee - BR 6:30 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal - S Wedding Coordinators - 102 7:00 p.m. Adult Drama - 120 Leadership Council - A Photography Ministry - WC 8:15 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Career Readiness Workshop I - W302 Tangeni Rehearsal - W301

FRIDAY 4/11
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. Seniors Bible Class - WC Free N One - 202 12:30 p.m. Active Seniors & Friends - A 6:00 p.m. Women’s Conference Fitness Night - A 6:30 p.m. 20 Something Meeting - 207 7:00 p.m. Bible Class for Church Leaders - SA Chaplains Ministry - BR Drug and Alcohol Recovery Ministry Meeting - 203 The Green Committee - NII

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Big Mama’s House: Quilting Class - W301 Nehemiah Project - W302 All Worship and Arts Rehearsal - W301 Healing Ministry - W305

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SATURDAY 4/12
400 W. 95th Street
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Zumba - A Saturday Bible School: Confirmation Class - BR Saturday Bible School: Teens - 207 Easter Program - SA Imani/LWFC Rehearsal - WC Financial Training - A Kujichagulia - 102 Chinara Placement Rehearsal - SA Math Tutorial - 203 Tangeni Leadership - BR LWCF/Imani Ya Watume - 207 Wailaika Rehearsal - WC Drill Team - A Intonjane - FH Women’s Conference Hospitality Committee - BR SGL Family Meeting - 203 HIV/AIDS Support Ministry - 207 Isuthu - 120 Pre-Marital Counseling: Session II - 202 Women’s Guild - A Africa Ministry - BR Internal Security - 203 Bible Class for Church Leaders - SA

Events
and returning citizens, Information, Contact Rev. Mark S. Barclay, 773-966-1564 or email msbarclay@ trinitychicago.org 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 April is “Journey to Resurrection”: Never Said A Mumblin’ Word, by Mark Bozzuti-Jones; Echos From Calvary, edited by Richard Young; The Passion of the Lord, by James Noel, Listening at Golgotha, by Peter Storey, He Chose The Nails, by Max Lucado The library is located on the 2nd floor, Our NEW Library hours are Tuesdays and 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, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11, 2014, Dial 218-844-0860 and enter passcode 206047; press the “#” key FREEDOM SCHOOL TENNIS TOURNAMENT and Clinic Benefit, Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, $50 per person, All proceeds benefit the Trinity Freedom School, For information and to register, stop by the Freedom School Tennis benefit table following worship services, or contact Rev. Aaron McLeod, 773-962-5650 or ajmcleod@trinitychicago. org NEW MEMBER CLASS Adult sessions 1 and 2, Saturday, April 5, 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, April 6, 4:45 p.m.,

12:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
9:30 a.m. Village Keepers - W301 12:00 p.m. Drug & Alcohol Recovery Planning Committee - W302 1:00 p.m. Endeleo Meeting - W307 Grandparents Ministry - W301 1:30 p.m. Nehemiah Project - W305 4:00 p.m. Greeters Ministry - W301

CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS
ARE YOU A UNION LICENSED Construction Tradesman? We are gathering information for a church database for members who are either retired or current licensed contractors, employers, or tradesmen (male/female) willing to teach their craft to perspective high school students, young adults,

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CALENDAR/EVENTS

2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Events
Please remember to bring your Bible, RSVP, Call Membership/Ministry Services, 773-962-5650 SAVE THE DATE! Social Media 101, presented by the Digi-Pastor and the IT Ministry, Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Atrium, Learn what social media is and why we use it; how to set up a Facebook and Twitter page, How to use social media pages to communicate with family and friends, privacy settings, and how to download the Trinity mobile app, Register, http://bit.ly/1dJ59H2, Information, email Min. Jasmin Taylor, onlinepastor@trinitychicago.org TEEN ALL CALL Teens (8th grade – high school seniors) and parents of teens, Join Rev. Carmin Frederick on Sunday, April 27, following all worship services, choir stand, A brief online survey will be available for you to complete starting next week, We need your feedback. Information, Call Rev. Frederick, 773-9625650 or email cafrederick@trinitychicago.org TOP BOX FOODS Don’t forget to check out our Easter box special this month, choose from 11 different box options, including fresh produce, meats, poultry and fish, pre-made meals, and frozen vegetables, orders due Monday, April 7, delivered April 12, To order, call 312-527-7890 or visit www.topboxfoods.com, Remember, Trinity UCC receives 5% of sales WOMEN’S CONFERENCE AD BOOK drive, through Sunday, April 13, For information, stop by the Women’s Conference table, Atrium, following worship services, or email womensretreat@ trinitychicago.org, AND VENDORS NEEDED for the Women’s Conference, Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2014, This is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their product, service, or business, First come, first served, Vendor fee: $200, We are no longer accepting clothing and jewelry vendors, All vending space purchases are final, non-transferable and non-refundable, Full payment required, Stop by the Women’s Conference table following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services

YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING

Saturday April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Atrium,

Registration fee, $20.00, Must bring valid driver’s license or state ID, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references (1 relative and 2 unrelated persons), Register Sundays, April 6, 13, and 20, following all worship services, Atrium (Note on Easter Sunday, following the 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. services only), or register online at trinitychicago.net, information, Call Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, 773-966-1541 or email mdjacobs@trinitychicago.org

MINISTRY EVENTS
EMMAUS ROAD “GRIEF WORK” Ministry, Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wright Chapel, This month’s topic, “Coping With Hope,” Information, Contact Deacon Dr. Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-9661500 Mailbox 2320 or email Emmaus@trinitychicago. org GREETERS MINISTRY seeks new members, with a special need for people willing to greet at the 6:00 p.m. worship service, New Greeter Orientation, Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Room 116, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2324 IMMABASI HEALTH AND WELLNESS Are you caring for someone with dementia? Trinity UCC and the University of Illinois have partnered to provide a 4-week education and support program to caregivers who are caring for family members with dementia, Caregivers will review critical issues related to dementia, including nutrition, safety, and planning for end of life decisions, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2332 or email Immabasi@trinitychicago.org

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SAME GENDER-LOVING FAMILY (SGL) meeting date and time change to Saturday, April 12, 2:00 p.m., Room 203 SAVE THE DATE! Experience the “F” words, Friday, April 25 – Saturday, April 26, a collaboration of young adult game changers, and conference that will challenge you to create change in your home, community, and life, Hosted by the 20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G. Ministry, Third Baptist Church NOW Generation, and North Park University, Third Baptist Church, 1551 W. 95th St., Information, visit www.3F-words.com WOMEN’S DRILL TEAM So you want to get out of your pew to stomp and shout? Come drill with us and see what it’s all about on Women’s Day, Sunday, May 18, The congregation loves to hear what we have to say, braids, naturals, and curls – We’re calling all women and girls, ages 6 and up, First rehearsal/ practice, Thursday, April 10, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Atrium, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2366 or email wdt@trinitychicago.org BLACK UNITED FUND of Illinois (BUFI) Free Residential Retrofit Energy Efficiency Program for qualified homeowners, Designed to increase the comfort of your home and help save on your gas and light bills, BUFI will conduct an audit to access your needs and replace old and outdated appliances, Apply at 1811 E. 71st St., 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Information, Call 773-324-2005 HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR INSPIRATIONAL Voices Gospel choir spring concert, Crazy Praise, Saturday, April 12, 6:00 p.m., Homewood Church, 18300 Governors Highway, Homewood, IL, Featuring the Little Warriors and Imani Ya Watume of Trinity UCC, Information, Call Donna Brumfield, 708-335-6385 PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE JOB FAIR Wednesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL, Accepting employer reservations, Free and open to public, business attire required, bring plenty of resumes, pre-register at www.prairiestate. edu/jobfair, Information, Call 708-709-3755 or email careerdevelopment@prairiestate.edu THE SEVEN LAST WORDS by Theodore DuBois, Sunday, April 13, 6:00 p.m., Koinonia Baptist Church, 510 W. 13th Ave., Gary, IN, presented by the Symphony Orchestra and the Combined Choirs of Gary Indiana, directed by Dorothy M. Cobbs, Information, Call 219-882-8118 WHEN GOOD BROCOLLI GOES BAD presented by the DuSable Museum and MPAACT Theatre, Every 3rd Sunday, 3:00 p.m., DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., Information and tickets, Call 773-947-0600 Ext. 225

COMMUNITY EVENTS
2014 AT&T/MA BELL Reunion, TR2 Committee presents An Evening of Legends, a scholarship fundraising event, Saturday, April 26, 5:00 p.m., Marriott-Schaumburg, 50 N. Martingale Rd., Tickets, visit attmabellreunion.webs.com or call 206-2797987 2014 LIGHT THE DARKNESS benefit hosted by NAMI Chicago (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Thursday, April 10, 6:00 p.m., Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Pastor Moss is the recipient of the NAMI Faith Leader of the Year Award, Tickets and information, Call Tiffany Walker, 773-908-0235

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Trinity United Church of Christ - Prison Ministry

Illuminating the causes and impacts of America’s mass incarceration epidemic, and potential solutions.
Join us for a series of films that will inspire, inform and motivate you to take action against a system that has created an incredible humanitarian crises before our very eyes.

April 24th - May 3rd
Tulia Texas

Serving Life

Thursday, April 24th - 6pm-9pm Trinity United Church of Christ 400 W. 95th Street, Chicago Festival Opening Reception

Sunday, April 27th - 2:30-5:30pm University of Chicago Harper Memorial Library-1st Flr 1116 E 59th St., Chicago

Friday, May 2nd
6pm-9pm Kennedy-King College 6301 South Halsted St., Chi.

The House I Live In

America’s Longest War

Friday, April 25th - 2pm-4pm Roosevelt University 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Cracking the Codes

Girl Rising

Monday, April 28th - 6pm-9pm Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation 5114 S. Elizabeth St., Chicago

Code of the West

6pm-9pm Workers Center for Racial Justice 500 E. 61st Street, Chicago

Friday, April 25th - 6pm-9pm Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St. Chicago

Positive Women: Exposing Injustice

A Healing River

Mars at Sunrise

Saturday, April 26th - 3pm Siskel Film Theater* 164 N. State St., Chicago

Tuesday, April 29th - 6pm-9pm Kenwood United Church of Christ 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago

6:30pm-8:30pm Faith Community of St. Sabina 1210 W. 78th Pl., Chicago

Legal Fix-Portugal and

The New Black

Saturday, April 26th - 5pm-8pm Chicago Theological Seminary 1407 E 60th St., Chicago

Wednesday, April 30th - 8pm Siskel Film Theater* 164 N. State St., Chicago

Mars at Sunrise

Closing Cermony/Awards Saturday, May 3rd - 5pm-8pm Trinity United Church of Christ 400 W. 95th Street, Chicago

*Film showing in conjunction with Chicago Palestine Film Festival

To RSVP and for more information go to www.injusticeforallFF.com

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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

HOLY LENTEN SEASON
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 13 All Services

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 17 7:00 p.m.

7 Last Words/Good Friday Worship
Bishop J. Delano Ellis II • Bishop Samuel L. Green, Jr., • Bishop Othal H. Lakey Bishop Vashti McKenzie • Bishop Dennis V. Proctor • Bishop Joseph W. Walker III Bishop J. Douglas Wiley

"The Bishops"

Friday, April 18 • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 20 • 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. | 7:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III | 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Bishop Vashti McKenzie | 6:00 p.m.

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