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Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ...................................................................... 3 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”) ............................................................... 4 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”) ..................................................... 4 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... 5 Sermon Notes................................................................................................................................. 7 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 9 007 Lenten Meditation #4 .......................................................................................................... 13 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 14 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 15 2007 Village Conference The Akiba / Church School Easter Program Drug and Alcohol Recovery Ministry: Keep It Simple Trumpet Subscriptions Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 1 Information & Announcements ....................................................................................................  Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 5 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 7 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 7 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 8 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 30 Service and Support Groups ......................................................................................................... 33 Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 34 Church Information ..................................................................................................................... 35

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Choral Introit .................................................................................................... “Lord Have Mercy” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ....................................................... “Lord, I Lift Your Name On High” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................... “Holy Spirit, You Are Welcome” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) .................................................................... “Come On In This House” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)..................................................................... “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)........................................................... “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................... Jeremiah 8:18– (NRSV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ....................................................................... Luke 19:1–10 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ..................................................................... Matthew 1:1–17 (NRSV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ......................................................................... “The Potter’s House” 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.) .......................................................................................... “Oh Lord, Fix Me” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ......................................................... “Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name” Hymn of Preparation (6:00 p.m.) ........................................................................“I Love The Lord” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ..................................................................................... “A Sad State Of Affairs” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ....................................................“When He Calls You By Name” (Luke 19:6) Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................................ “I Am Included” Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) .......................................“We Need The Power Of The Holy Spirit” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................................“Thank You” Benediction ...................................................................................................“The Lord Bless Thee” [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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hymn of praise
7:30 a.m.

hymn of praise

great is thy faithfulness
Verse i “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. Chorus “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! Verse ii 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. (Repeat Chorus) Verse iii Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! (Repeat Chorus)

11:00 a.m.

pass me not, o gentle saVior
Verse i Pass me not, O gentle Savior, Hear my humble cry, while on others Thou art calling, do not pass me by. Chorus Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by. Verse ii Let me at a throne of mercy Find a sweet relief; kneeling there in Deep contribution, help my unbelief. (Repeat Chorus) Verse iii Trusting only in Thy merit, would I seek Thy face; Heal my wounded, broken spirit, Save me by Thy grace. (Repeat Chorus) Verse iV Thou the Spring of all my comfort, More than life to me, Whom have I on earth beside Thee? Whom in heavn’ but Thee? (Repeat Chorus)

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Unison scriptUre
7:30 a.m.

Jeremiah 8:18–22 (nrsV)
My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. 19Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land: “Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not in her?” (“Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with their foreign idols?”) 0“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” 1For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?
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saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” 8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” 9Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

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luke 19:1–10 (nrsV)
He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. 5When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. 7All who
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An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, 4 and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7and Solomon
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the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, 8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 1 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. 17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

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KILLING FOR BUDDHA?
by Martin E. Marty

o much happens in the religious world these days that Sightings must be selective in what it accents. For example, this week I’ll pass up comment on the hokey “Tomb of the Cozy Jesus Family” on TV and the multi-page treatments of The Secret, a huge best-seller. They both went into my file politely named by a former editor “Bouille Chitte.” On the whole, Sightings prefers to look past the big headlines and see evidences of multi-form religious influences. Here is this week’s, from the New York Times: “Sri Lankan Government Finds Ally in Buddhist Monks,” by Somini Sengupta. It’s not as up-close, intimate, or sexy as the “tomb” or the “secret” stories, or a hundred other flashy items — but given the

duration of bloody troubles in the island nation of Sri Lanka and the religious identifications of the fighting parties, it’s worth our attention. Full-scale war has broken out there again, where 00,000 civilians have become refugees and 1,300 civilians were killed last year, with the Nordic peace-keepers among them being disdained and defied. Why is this interesting? Here’s why: In a world where we are trained to see that killing in the name of faith, or faith-plus-nation (or tribe), is something that the “wicked and evil Islamofascists” or militant Hindus in India do, it is worth observing that the religious ties in Sri Lanka are a)Christian and b)Buddhist. The Buddhist monks in the Jathika Hela Urumaya or National Heritage Party have gained nine seats in Parliament. “Ethnic

In a world where we are trained to see that killing in the name of faith, or faith-plus-nation (or tribe), is something that the “wicked and evil Islamofascists” or militant Hindus in India do, it is worth observing that the religious ties in Sri Lanka are a)Christian and b)Buddhist.
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Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism” is the pulse and motor of this governmental party. Fighting for autonomy are the separatists, the Tamil minority, also not so nice — and mostly Hindu and Christian. The Buddhist monks see foreign influence on this front. The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana, who leads the National Heritage Party, says, “We have been not just preaching. We have been fighting.” Are the Buddhist clerics gunfirers and polluters of politics? Their leader shrugged off the question: “Was Mahatma Gandhi polluted?” Most monks keep their distance from the war, but, writes Sengupta, “there is nothing in Buddhist doctrine that prohibits or frowns on activism in earthly matters.” “How those faiths and ethnic groups live together ... is at the heart of the brutal civil war that has raged since 1983,” with monks in the vanguard. Monks have stood by their kings and fought holy wars for centuries. To the point: Sometimes Native Americans (in North and South America) get portrayed as peace-loving people in tune with Nature and Spirit, while Westerners are seen as killers. A close-up look counters such oversimplified
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claims of peace, as more archaeological and further recent evidence of violence elsewhere are revealed. And we often get challenged when talking about belligerency and lethality in religion: Make an exception with Buddhism, it is said, which is always peaceful. Not so. While Buddhists like these monks do not wake up in the morning and look for who to kill “for Buddha” or Buddhist culture, they do connect their faith and philosophy to national and other causes — just as Muslims currently specialize in doing, and as Christians often have. In this game of war-like versus peace-like religions and faith communities, one sadly has to note that it’s a level playing field, and at different times different gods and theologies get invoked to justify killing.

References: “Sri Lankan Government Finds Ally in Buddhist Monks” by Somini Sengupta (New York Times, February 5, 007) can be read online by TimesSelect subscribers at: www.nytimes. com/007/0/5/world/asia/5lanka.html © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

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WITNESS FOR JUSTICE Maybe It’s Time

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by Rev. Dr. Carl P. Wallace Minister for Special Projects

wonder what time it is. We seem to be living in a time where every second is accounted for. There does not appear to be any free time anymore. There appears to be no time to sit on the porch and rock as my grandmother used to do. There appears to be no time to drive the speed limit since if you do, there is going to be an accident. There appears to be little time left to get our acts in order to stop us from killing this planet. There also appears to be little time left to save our children from gun violence. Every day, eight children die from gunfire in the richest nation in the world. Maybe it’s time to save our children. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that ,87 children died from gunfire in our nation in 003. That is one child every three hours, eight per day
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and fifty-four every week. Regrettably, 810 died from a gun-related incident of suicide. Suicide. Is this world so bad that all hope is being lost? Maybe it’s time to save our children. Eighty-nine percent of the gun-related deaths were boys. Forty-one percent of these deaths were African American. The firearm death rate for African American males from ages 15–19 is more than four times that of White males the same age. Maybe it’s time to save our children. The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) notes that: “The number of children and teens killed by gun violence in 003 alone exceeds the number of American fighting men and women killed in hostile action in Iraq from 003 to April 006.” Our children are at war in our own homeland. Maybe it’s time to save our children. So what can be done? CDF has come up with an eight-point plan to help keep our children safer from gun violence.
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WITNESS FOR JUSTICE Maybe It’s Time
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The Children’s Defense Fund’s Eight-Point Plan to keep our children safer from gun violence
1. Support common sense gun safety measures. Call your respective member of Congress and express your views on the need for legislative action on gun measures protecting our babies. . Remove guns from your home. No gun lock or hiding place is effective enough. 3. Foster a climate of nonviolent conflictresolution in your home, children’s school, congregation and community. War and violence is not the answer. 4. Monitor the television programs your children watch; monitor how they use the Internet; and refuse to buy violent video games. 5. Focus public attention on child gun deaths. Talk about this crisis in church; lift up the names of children in the community killed by gun violence; write the editor and, above all, talk with your children. 6. Engage in child watch visitation programs. Do something. There are 4 –5 nonfatal firearm injuries for every gun-related death. 7. Provide children positive alternatives to the streets so they can feel safe and protected. If we do not provide alternatives, the gangs will. 8. Organize a ceasefire initiative in your community. These eight steps are a great beginning. Maybe if we slow down a little, we can find the time to save our children. Maybe there is time to save our babies.

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lenten qUestions
1. . 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. When does Lent begin? Where did Ash Wednesday get its name? What were the ashes from originally? How long is Lent? Why? When was the period of Lent fixed in the Western Christian Church? What is the liturgical color for Lent? What is the origin of the word Lent? What is the origin of the custom (in some churches) of giving up something for Lent?

2007 lenten meditation #4
THIRD SUNDAy IN LENT

WHEN GOD ENTERS OUR PICTURE

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close-up or panoramic view

10. What should Christians do during the period of Lent? 11. When is “Passiontide?” 1. What is the Sunday before Easter called? 13. Why? 14. What is the last week of Jesus’ life called? 15. What is the passion of Jesus? 16. What is the liturgical color for Good Friday? 17. What does INRI mean? 18. Where was this inscription placed? 19. What is Maundy Thursday? 0. What is the liturgical color for Easter Sunday?

hen people say, “Look at the big picture,” usually, this is good advice. A narrow focus can cut out some of the surroundings that give meaning to what we have placed at the center. Looking only at the forehead of a batter in a baseball game, you might see only some perspiration. Widen the focus and you see clear eyes, looking out intensely, enabling the batter to respond appropriately to whatever may be thrown in his direction. Open to the whole field and you may feel the excitement of a championship game and a close contest. The greater the extent to which we can see life as a whole, the more easily we can find God’s place in it. As we mature and go through life’s variety of experiences, many people come to see God as the One who makes sense out of it all. We do well to have our lens open to all that life brings, the bitter and the good. Seeing the full picture, we can identify what things have lasting worth. For example, we should not limit ourselves to the dilemma of why bad things sometimes happen to good people. We need to see also how dedicated people, inspired and strengthened by their faith, have acted in ways that restore goodness and hope. On the other side of the issue, though, looking only at the big picture can make us miss some of life’s intricate beauties. A garden may be impressive, but how wonderful it is to see one flower, with all of its depth and details! God’s providence can be found in a glimmer of hope that lifts our spirits in a time of discouragement. God’s love can be felt in a tender touch or a gentle word spoken by a friend. God can be found in both large and small. What we need to do is to look carefully and see where God is at work.
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steWardship
the results of a redeemed life THE GIVING ATTITUDE
“Bill, what can I do with a couple like the Willie Weekenders? All they think of are their travels and pleasures,” said Pastor Don. “I suggest that we wait until they are ready to listen,” advised old Bill. “Hopefully, there will come a day when they feel the need for a more substantial life. We must be ready then to talk to them.” “To tell them to look to God,” said the Pastor. “And to surrender themselves to Christ,” counseled Bill. “From that beginning, by careful coaching, we must bring them to giving generously of their time, talents and money. We must remember that it takes time to change a lifestyle.” “I feel a special call to save their souls, lest they suffer in the hereafter,” declared Don. “I’m more interested in what GIVING can do to the remainder of the Weekenders,” remarked Don. “Do you know? I suspect that the reward Saint Paul promised the Corinthians in II Corinthians 9:8,” continued Bill, “was this very upward- and outward-looking attitude.” Your Friends in Service, The stewardship ministry Constance A. King, Editor James D. Butler, Chairman

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c alendar
highlights
FRI…3/16 FRI…3/30 SAT…3/31 Annual Credit Union Meeting Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry Revival Church School Easter Program DAR Prayer Breakfast 6:30 p.m. Chinara High School Dance Rehearsal – Room 4 damen Building 1947 W. 95th street Hurston-Hughes Writers Ministry – W307 Safer Foundation – W301 0 SOMETHING – W305

sunday – 3/11 7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA 9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH Bible Study – WC 11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA 1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH :00 p.m. Youth Sexuality Project – 118/0/03 In Care – 07 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA monday – 3/12 11:00 a.m. 400 W. 95th street Active Seniors Leadership Meeting – FH Active Seniors Special Events Committee – 116 Active Seniors - WC Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Women’s Chorus Monthly Meeting – 10 Africa Ministry Education Committee – BR Church in Society – 0 Men’s Fellowship Forum – FH Drug & Alcohol Revival Committee Meeting – 10 Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Prayer and Fasting – BR Cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3

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tuesday – 3/13 400 W. 95th street 5:30 p.m. Informational Technology Advisory – BR 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – WC 6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Ministry – FH 7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Photography Ministry – 03 7:30 p.m. Athletes for Christ – BR Cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 tuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th street) THEC Tutoring – W305 THEC Career Dating Workshop – W301 Career Development Meeting – W30 Adult Usher Leadership Team – W305

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Wednesday – 3/14 400 W. 95th street 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Prayer and Fasting 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service – WC 5:30 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal – SA 6:30 p.m. DIT Prayer Service Preparation – 10 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA 8:30 p.m. SPIRIT Rehearsal - SA

BlaCk & Christian (neW memBer Classes)
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thursday – 3/15 400 W. 95th street 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH 6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Orientation Committee Meeting – 10 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA Trustee Meeting – BR Single Parent Ministry (Children) – 07 Single Parent Ministry (Adults) – A 7:30 p.m. Imani Business Meeting – WC For Teen Girls Only – 116 For Teen Boys Only – FH Cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal – Room  tuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th street) Prison Ministry Meeting – W30 saturday – 3/17 400 W. 95th street 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Rehearsal – SA 9:30 a.m. Church School (Preschool – Kindergarten) – 118 Church School (Grades 1–) – 03 Church School (Grades 3–6) – 0 Church School (Teens) – 07 Church School (Discipleship) - 116 Adult Church School – WC Church School: Confirmation Class – FH 10:30 a.m. Can-Cer-Vive Ministry - 10 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 0/03 Little Warriors For Christ – WC/116 Career Development Mini Job Fair – A Administrative Committee – BR 1:30 p.m. Walakia Choir Rehearsal – WC Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Women’s Drill Team Executive Committee – 118 1:00 p.m. Tangeni Leadership Meeting – 116 1:30 p.m. Board of Christian Education – BR :00 p.m. Lupus Support Ministry – 03 Young Adult Usher Ministry – 07 :30 p.m. Women’s Guild – 118 Cradle Adoption Informational Meeting – 10 3:00 p.m. Ministry Spreadsheet Training – 0 3:30 p.m. Adult Usher Ministry – FH 4:00 p.m. Baby Dedication Class – WC 5:00 p.m. Media Ministry Meeting – A tuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th street) Legal Counseling Ministry – E101/E10 THEC Tutoring – W307 THEC ACT Prep – W30 Fine Arts & Literary Guild – W30 Cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street Girl Scouts (All Troops) – Room 1

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7:00 p.m. friday – 3/16 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

400 W. 95th street Free-N-One – 07 Music Theory Class – 07 Free-N-One – 07 Healing Ministry – 0 Africa Ministry – 118 Tough Love – 03 Trinity Credit Union Annual Meeting – A Cottage grove Building 901 e. 95th street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 damen Building 1947 W. 95th street Logistics Monthly Meeting – W30

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2007 VILLage ConferenCe
a churchwide conference of all ministries and communities to worship, learn and fellowship

“Reclaiming and Restoring the Village Ethic Within the Community of Faith”
Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28
With Speakers: Rev. Wayne Croft Rev. Martin Espinosa Rev. Dr. Renita Weems Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith Rev. Alise Barrymore Rev. Sean H. McMillan Rev. Otis III & Monica Moss Rev. Dr. Jeremiah & Rev. Ramah Wright and more! Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 33 Martin L. King Drive, Chicago, IL 31-567-134 King, Double and Accessible Rooms – $99/night plus tax Discount Parking: $15/night (No In/Out Privileges) Registration - $115.00 Seniors (65 or Older) - $95.00 Register following all three worship services in the Atrium.

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Trinity United Church of Christ Drug and Alcohol Recovery Ministry
presents

friday, march 30, 2007 • 7:00 p.m.
400 West 95th Street, Chicago, Illinois Guest Preacher: Rev. Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor – Trinity United Church of Christ

The 11th Annual Revival

march 31, 2007 • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monument of Faith Church • 750 West Columbus Ave. • Chicago, Illinois Guest Speaker: Rev. Sean McMillan, Pastor, Giant Steps Church
Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. —1 Corinthians 6:9–11
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anthony ellis mCgee booksigning, Under the Same Roof, Thursday, March 15, 6:00 p.m., ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. Chicago Ave. ark-Chi golf CluB Annual UNCF Dinner Dance, Saturday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. – Midnight, Hilton Oak Lawn, 9440 S. Cicero Ave., Tickets, Contact Karen Mason, 31-4980639 or serendipityeventplanning@yahoo.com BlaCk speakers series featuring Maya Angelou, March 16, 7:30 p.m., and Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, May 6, 10:00 a.m., St. Sabina Catholic Church, 110 W. 78th Place ChiCago freedom sChool Looking for instructors and coordinators for its inaugural summer program, For job descriptions and information, Contact Mia Henry, miahenry@hotmail.com ChoiCes in reCoVery Educational seminar discussing treatment for mental illness and recovery, Guest speaker, Traci Powell, M.D., Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m., Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes, Registration, 773-493-841 Community reneWal soCiety Senior Ministries Network Luncheon, Thursday, March 15, 1:00 noon, Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4600–08 S. Greenwood, Call Rev. Alice Harper-Jones, 31-47-4830, Ext. 3840 
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28th annual meeting “In Times Like These… How to SAVE and INVEST”
Guest Speaker Financial Planner, Freddye Smith, CFP, RFG Rich and Poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of them all. Proverbs : (NIV) We offer auto and personal loans. you can make a difference… Come and join our Credit Union. Invest your savings with TUCC-FCU. Come out and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship with your very own Credit Union family friday, marCh 16, 2007 the atrium 7:00 p.m. sharp! REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. RSVP to TUCC-FCU Office: (773) 96-5686 or email: creditunion@tucc.org

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ConVersation With hugh masekela Reception, conversation and silent auction, sponsored by Shared Interest, Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 506 S. Greenwood, RSVP, Contact Dr. Iva Carruthers, 773-548-6675 or godiva@orita.org or Sequane Lawrence, sequane@sbcglobal.net delois Barrett CampBell 81st Birthday Musical Extravaganza, featuring the Barrett Sisters and other special guests, Today, Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m., First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash delta sigma theta sorority, inC. March 5 is Delta Worship Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Trinity Deltas who are not on the mailing list, e-mail your name, address and phone number to Soror Natalie Bumpers, Nbumpers@aol.com, Call Natalie, 773-548-7675, Loretta Martin, 773-768-6695 or Deacon Carole Carter, 773-493-3698 AND…Chicago Alumni Chapter, Annual AIDS/HIV Awareness Campaign, HIV, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St., Call Dorothy Wilson-Davis, 773-538-0836 modern slaVery and sudan Discussion with Francis Bok, author of Escape from Slavery, Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m., Oak Park River Forest High School, 01 N. Scoville, Oak Park, IL, RSVP, www.facinghistory.org operation tin Cup Looking for MIT’s to preach Saturday, March 4, 9:30 a.m., Living Waters Baptist Church, 6511 Jefferson Street, Hammond, IN, Call M. McKinney, 708-647-676 that’s loVe a musical, featuring the soulstirring music of A.P. & Redemption and Shanara Fornett, March 30-31, 8:00 p.m., and April 1, 4:30 p.m., New Beginnings Church of Chicago, 6607 S. King Dr., Tickets, Call 773-947-0447 or www.ticketweb.com the Cradle Sayers Center for African American Adoption presents an informational meeting for families considering adoption, Saturday, March 17, :30 p.m., Trinity UCC, Room 10, Contact D. Jones, 708-769-481 Women Building ChiCago and the City’s BlaCk renaissanCe Voices from the Vivian G. Harsh Collection, Saturday, March 4, 1:30 p.m., Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, 955 S. Halsted, Call 31-745-080

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afriCa ministry Join Pastor Wright on a spiritual and cultural sojourn to Ghana, West Africa, August 1 – 1, Call Sydneye Wilson, 773-363-9500

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amani Care program and trinity amani Care team With Vitas (taV) is looking for volunteers to provide companionship, transportation, support and other services, No experience required, Training provided, Contact Ms. Karen Miller, 773-98-0473 Career deVelopment ministry Hosts Mini Job Fair for Shorebank and Beitler Staffing Services, Representatives from both companies will be onsite recruiting for bank tellers and healthcare positions, Come professionally dressed and bring several copies of your resume, Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Atrium, Contact careerdevelopment@tucc.org danCe ministry Choreographers wanted, Interested in becoming an integral part of the worship experience? Do you have formal training in dance (ballet, jazz, modern)? Interested in working with youth, ages 8 to high school? Willing to complete the required Youth Ministry Training class? Contact Deacon Andrea Adams, 773-56-0940 drug and alCohol reCoVery Ministry meeting, Sunday, March 18, :00 p.m., Room 07, Call Deacon Vanessa Lenoir, 708819-0337 or Robert Hayes, 708-473-5511 emmaus road grief Work support ministry “Mission Accomplished,” Thursday, March , 7:00 p.m., Chapel, Contact Deacon Herbert Goodman, 773-370-456 finanCial Counseling Consortium Subcommittee of Long Range Planning is available to come to ministry meetings and retreats upon request, to address tithing, debt management, managing risk, savings and investments, college planning, retirement life planning, charitable giving and estate planning, Request a speaker, Call 773-96-5650, Voicemail 819 girl sCouts It’s cookie time! Girl Scout cookies for sale, Atrium, after worship services, Call Brenda Washington, 773-846-80 housing ministry Save the Date: Housing Ministry Expo, Saturday, May 19, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m., Cottage Grove Building, 901 E. 95th Street, AND…Seeking real estate industry vendors to participate as exhibitors, Contact the hotline, 773-643-4100 Ext. 15, or tucchousing@yahoo.com media ministry meeting, Saturday, March 17, 5:00 p.m., Atrium, Includes all current and new ministry partners, Artists-in-Residence, Photography, Calendar, Media Sales/Akiba, Video and Audio, Pot luck, Contact Pat Epps, 773-368-0660 memBership/ministry serViCes Have you moved? Any children left the nest? New employment or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry Services, 773-96-5650 x395, x33 or x3

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singles Community s.i.p.p. (Singles in Perfect Peace), Discussion, Marriage Myths, led by Rev. and Mrs. Reginald Williams, Sunday, March 11, 7:00 p.m., Café Luna, 174 W. 99th Street, Contact Maya James, mayaajames@yahoo.com, or Nicole Burton, nickyb13@yahoo.com sisterhood ministry Meeting features Nicole Jones, owner of NJ Management and Sensual Steps Shoe Salon, an “Ordinary Woman Doing Extraordinary Things,” Tuesday, March 13, 6:45 p.m., Fellowship Hall, All former, current and new members welcome, Call Queen Jackson, 773-640-9497 or Gloria Linton, 773-434-0155 spirit – sisters praising god in song Great is Thy Faithfulness, 10th Year Celebration of Music Ministry, Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m., Sanctuary trinity amani hospiCe Care team With Vitas (taV) now provides full hospice service, Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments, If you or someone you know is interested in hospice care for a loved one or would like more information, contact Rev. Gina Sourelis, 773-98-0473 trinity higher eduCation Corporation (theC) presents three Spring HBCU tours: Tour A (4/1 – 4/6): University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Tugaloo, LeMoyne-Owen and others; Tour B (4/1 – 4/6): Clark Atlanta, North Carolina A&T, Bennett College for Women, and others; Tour C (4/8-4/13): Clark Atlanta, Florida A&M, Tennessee State, and others, For information and registration, contact Ms. Thomas or Rev. Owusu, 773-98-1590 trinity uCC and safer foundation Sponsoring Ready 4 Work, aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no sex crimes or crimes against women or children AND…Ready 4 Work mentors needed, Must be available to meet with mentees  – 6 hours per month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have been of sex crimes or crimes against women, children, out of prison for at least  years, Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-33-149 trinity uCC legal CliniC Providing direct legal advice, services and representation to the congregation and community, open every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon and nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-96-5650, Ext. 44

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Adams, Deacon Andrea Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Afflalo, Carmelita Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Allen, Jason Oliver Ames, James Anderson, Davina Anderson, Doris Anderson, Harry Anderson, Rev. Danita Atkins, Anthony Avent, Carolyn Baker-Brown, Bridgette Ballard, James Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Bates, Robert & Family Bates-Pittman, Lettia Batts, Errol Beard, Lavera Beckett, Janice Berry, Baby Bridgette Rae Blount, Viola Booker, Jr., Raymond Boose, Christopher Bowers, Jeffrey Bratton, Marjorie Breaux, Freddie Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Brooks, Deacon Beatrice Brooks, Evelyn Brooks, Keith Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Hysson Brown, Rev. James Brown, Terrance Burnom, Odester Burns Family Burrows, Asa Sunday, March 11, 2007 Butts, Larvette Bynes, Gayla Bynes, Ronald Bynum, Judy Campbell, Deborah Cannon, Christie Carlisle, Yolanda Carter, Herman Carter, Lyric Caston, Aletha & Alfred Chambers, Elosie Chapman, Malachi Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn Coleman, Cassandra Coleman, Curtis Coney, Jacqueline Cook, Ceola Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Crawley, Helen Crittleman, Gloria Curtis, Cynthia Daniels, Carbena Daniels, Celeste David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Edrena Davis, Marie Davis, Velma Dickerson, Melvin Divers, Gregory Dixon, Angelique Dorham, Barbara Dorsey, Sam Douglas, Jesse Dunlap, Joy Dunlap, Phillip Durham, Burnette Durroh, Odessa Eason, Margarette Eberhart, Ivan 5 Elbert, Robby Emerson, Mary Eskridge, Sonny Everett, Barbara Everette, Gwendolyn Fagan, Reggie Fairchild, Ineze Farrakhan, Minister Louis Figures Family Fleming, Dr. Ned Forbes, James Ford, John Freeman, Juanita Freeman, Rev. Donna & Family Funches, Baby Keari Gay, Mary Gibbs, Charon K. Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Gillette, Fraziar Givens, Charmaine & Family Graham, Elder Lucille Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Guyton-Smith, Mary Lynn Gwynn, Arthur Hall, Sandra Hamilton, Jewel Hampton, Wyman Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Harrell, Deacon Linda Harris, Jajuan Harris, Marilyn Harris, Otis Haynes, Sr., John H. Hickman, Nellie Hooker, Timothy Horne, Joyce Hoskins, Dominque Hudson, Irean Huntsville, Hannah Irish, Jerome Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Deacon Rudolph Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Robert Jacobs, Isom James, Louis James, Safya Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Jenkins, Janice Johnson, Anita Johnson, Charles Johnson, Dr. Fran Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mary Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Johnson, Robert Jordan, Vallmer Joyner, Andrew O. King, Richard Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Lane, Antoine C. Leggs, Deborah Lehmann, Auguestine Lemon, Jackie Lennix, Loyce Lewis, Deacon Pattrice Lewis, Germel T. Lewis, Jennifer Livingston, Barbara Long, Deacon Rosemary Louie, Emmitt Louie, Lonnie

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Love, Elaine Lumu, Akemi & Tonny Lyle, Paul Lyles, Johnise Maclin, Bonita Mae, Viola Mangum, Anita Mann, Kimberly Marshall, Myles Mason, Althea Mason-Matthews, Karen Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma McDade, Darlene McDonald Family McGhee, William McGowan, Milton & Theresa McIntosh, Deacon Maurice McKinney Family McKinney, Marian McKinney, Takiesha McKinnon, Cora McLinnahan, Glen Melton, Alzenia Miles, Beatrice Miller, John Miller, Virgie Mitchell, Jewel Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Moran, Ollie Audrey Muhammad Family Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Nash, Edward Neely, Danny Nelson, Donna Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Nevils, Tessie Norris, Deacon Wanda Sunday, March 11, 2007 Norris, Kelly Norris, Lavena Nurse, Beverly Osborne, Charlotte Overton, Jean Page, Gail Parker, Andre Payne, Jason Payne, Shannon Peavy, Irene Pepper, Evelyn Pepper, Robert Peterson, Rev. Dr. John O. Plummer, Jr., Morris Provall, Estelle Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric Putman, Delores Rayford, Sharon Raymond, Sheldon Reams, Carolyn & Family Rice, Gladys Rice, Sylvester Roberts, Erskin Roberts, Leslie Robinson, Ann Robinson, Candie Robinson, Charles Robinson, Dorian Robinson, Juanita Robinson, Michael Robinson, Theresa Rochelle, Jamal Rollins, Eddie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella Ruff, Carolyn Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon Sanders, Deacon Robert Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice 6 Scott, Dr. Angela Shepherd, Marsha Sigh, Martha Simmons, Michael Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Jody Smith, Louis & Virgina Smith-Cobb, Angela & Family South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Steele, Abbigale Stewart, Beverly Summerville, Jean Sykes, Myra Sykes, Rev. Michael Sykes, Pamela Taylor, Patricia Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Teverbaugh, George Teverbaugh, Olivia Thomas, Jonathon & Tabetha Thomas, Rosetta Thornton, Laverne Tillman, Deneen Tillman, Jonae Lynn Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Tuck, Joseph Turner, Sonia Tyler, Betty Tyler, Deacon Lazane Tyler, Shelton & Demetri Upton-Davis, Ardell Vernardo, Helen Wade, Deborah Walker, Euclid Walker, Honoria Walker, Jerry Wallace, Jacory Wallace, Juanita Wallace, Walterene Warmack, Charlene Warren, Christian White, Loretta & Walter White, Jr., Royal White, Sr., Joseph Williams, Deacon Mattie Williams, Dorothy Williams, Joy Williams, Lena Williams, Lillie Williams, Mae Williams, Pauline Williams, Rebecca Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Yvonne Wilson, Charles Wilson, Lorraine Withers, Mother Ernestine Woods, Darius Wooten, John Wordlaw, Kenya Wright, Rev. Ramah Wright, William Wright-Miller, Mildred Wright Moore, Janet Young, Charles Young, Demetrius Young, Shantal Young, Thelma

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bereaVed
the family of: Ms. Diane Baker Mrs. June Bryson Ms. Lydia Childs Dr. Frances Holloway Mr. Arthur Holman Ms. Glorist Jackson Mr. Albert Matthews Mr. Robert McCain Ms. Sondra Vernardo Mrs. Luvenia Welch please send Cards to: Ms. Kim Baker & Family Mr. Blake Bryson & Family Mary Stallworth & Family Mr. Oliver Holloway & Family The Holman Family Deacon Edna Avery & Family Deacon Rosemary Marshall & Family Deacon June McCain & Family Ms. Helen Vernardo & Family Deacon John London & Family address: 453 S. Indiana Ave., Apt. N (53) 5017 S. Ellis (15) 8001 S. Mozart Street (5) 175 N. Harbor Dr. (01) 541 W. Ohio (44) 9444 S. Union Ave. (0) 1137 S. Normal Ave. (8) 184 Bluestem Parkway, Lynwood, IL 60411 4951 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 5309 550 E. 50th Place, #508 (15) 17070 Orchard Ridge, Hazel Crest, IL 6049

Mr. Anderson McCormick Johanna McCormick & Family

hospitaliZed
garland Coleman
St. Francis Hospital 1935 S. Gregory Street Blue Island, IL 60406 708-597-000

edna robertson

Little Company of Mary Hospital 900 W. 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 708-4-600

Joseph gilliam

Kindred Chicago Lake Shore Hospital 6130 N. Sheridan Chicago, IL 60660 773-381-1

george teverbaugh

Rush University Medical Center 1653 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 6061 31-94-5000

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BroWn, ed Victory Center 4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Country Club Hills, IL 60478 Room 43 708-957-8300 Cadenhead, lafronne Jackson Square Nursing Home 5130 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 Room 47, Bed B 773-91-8000 (Communion Visits Only) dunagan, patricia Johnston R. Bowman Health Center 710 S. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 6061 Room 701 31-94-7000 elZie, deacon evelyn Renaissance Nursing Center 940 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL 6065 Room 07, Bed 1 773-434-8787 eVans, edward Pavilion of Forest Park 800 W. Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130 Room 43, Bed 1 708-488-9850 garner, Wilhelmina Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 31, Bed B 773-71-5000 Sunday, March 11, 2007 gray, Cary Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation Center 80 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 Room 14, Bed  773-769-570 hampton, ineze Manor Care Health Care Services 145 E. 170th St. South Holland, IL 60473 Room 338, Bed C 708-895-355 holloWay, theodore St. Agnes Nursing Home 175 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Room 414 31-9-777 Jefferson, lorrine Manor Care Health Care Services 6300 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Room 30, Bed 1 708-599-8800 martin, kim Dawson Nursing Home 3500 S. Giles Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 Room 00, Bed  31-36-000 mason, Claristine Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing Center 3400 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Room 4, Bed 1 31-84-5000 mcintosh, deacon maurice Lexington House Nursing Home 10300 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Room 3, Bed C 708-45-1100

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Manor Care Health Care Services 940 Maple Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 Room 404, Bed A 708-799-044

moss, edreaner

Montgomery Place 5550 South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Room 30 773-753-4100

moten, marguerite

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 111, Bed B 773-71-5000 (Communion Visits Only)

peaVy, irene

Victory Centre of River Oaks 1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407 Calumet City, IL 60409 708-83-1130

pugh-lightfoot, eric
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rogers, marlene
Kindred Chicago Lake Shore 6130 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60630 Room 319 773-381-1

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Dawson Nursing Home 3500 S. Giles Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 Room 319, Bed 1 31-36-000

Renaissance at 87th St. Nursing Home 940 W. 87th St. Chicago, IL 6065 Room 30, Bed 1 773-434-8787

Wilson, louis

sheats, Benjamin

Rest Haven Central 1359 S. Central Ave. Palos Heights, IL 60463 Room 41 708-597-1000

Watson, Janet

Timberview Nursing Home 450 Taft St. Gary, IN 46404 Room 319, Bed  19-977-610 Ext. 34

Withers, mother ernestine
Montgomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Room 16 773-753-4100

smith, mary Baker

Mongtomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60615 Room 08 773-753-4100

Watt, mildred

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 45 E. 71st Street Chicago, IL 60649 Room 430, Bed A 773-71-5000

thompson, opreabea
Alden-Prairie Village Rehabilitation Center 16450 S. 97th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60467 Room 0, Bed 1 708-403-6500

Williams, maudine

Halsted Terrace Nursing Home 10935 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 6068 Room 31, Bed  773-98-000

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161 E. 68th Street, #1A 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 9643 S. Lowe Ave. 941 S. Eggleston Ave. 3459 Innsbrook Lane, Crete, IL 1855 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 9 East 90th Street 9146 S. Indiana Ave. 1166 S. Stewart St. 5948 W. Midway Park 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E Blue Island, IL 8939 S. Dante Ave. 931 S. Union Ave. 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 9547 S. Lowe Avenue 7759 S. Chappel 9518 S. LaSalle 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #731 c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 951 S. Parnell Ave. 1135 S. Union Avenue 18 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 9616 S. Princeton Ave. 9618 S. Yates Blvd. 1818 Ravisloe Terrace Country Club Hills, IL 150 W. 105th Street 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL 10136 S. Peoria St. 84 Princeton Ave., Matteson, IL 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 7811 S. Michigan Ave. 1041 W. 13rd Street, Calumet Park, IL 614 S. St. Lawrence, #1 711 E. 158th Street, South Holland, IL 1848 S. Eggleston Ave. 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 7837 S. Morgan Ave. 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 10009 S. Carpenter 70 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 9640 S. Peoria ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita BASKIN, William BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima BROOKS, Arzulia BROOME, James BURKS, Willa A. CALVIN, Diane CAMPBELL, Delois CLAY, Louise CLAY, Nancy DULANEY, Doris FORD, John FUNCHES, Josephine GAY, Mary GRANT, Sharon GLOVER, Delores GRAY, Viola GREEN, Lloyd HARDY, Glodine HEREFORD, Bessie JONES, Lula LAWS, Robert LEHMANN, Augustine LENNIX, Loyce LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” LOVE, Margaret MARDARDUS, Lofton MARRABLE, James MCCULLOUGH, Ethel McFADDEN, Deborah McINTOSH, Emily MELTON, Alzenia MILES, Mary NELSON, Donna OVERTON, Jean PARKER, Irene PARKS, Maceo PAYTON-LOVE, Mary PRIEST, David QUINN, Anna RAGLAND, Hannah (49) 60544 (8) (8) 60417 60430 (19) (19) (8) (44) 773-363-865 Saturday Visits Only 815-54-1106 773-39-0985 773-4-7581 708-753-0117 708-799-3581 773-874-379 773-98-0997 773-468-964 773-87-9194

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WALKER, Lillian WASHINGTON-DYK, Gwendolyn WHYTE, Rev. James YOUNG, Charlotte 6138 S. Carpenter St. 045 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. #01 31-41-7867 349 Peachwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 1330 W. Wentworth, Calumet City, IL (1) (1) CARDS & CALLS ONLY 3791 60409

Communion Visits only
BENN, Vester BROWN, Ann H. BUTLER, Alice Faye GWYNN, Arthur HENDERSON, Evelyn HILL, Katherine HILL, Valjean LEGGETT, Aurelia LONG, Deacon Rosemary MACLIN, Bonita NELSON, Mary & Thomas PULLINS, Mary ROGERS, George & Betty ROUNSAVILLE, Linda SIMMONS, Lavern SMITH, Jr., Walter SMITH, Olah TREGRE, Deacon Evelyn TRIPLETT, Sadie TUCKER, Geraldine WEATHERSPOON, Aletha WILKS, Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Cheryl YOUNKINS, Rose 9035 S. Luella Ave. 134 W. 111th Place 10104 S. Emerald Ave. 650 S. Harper Ave., Apt. 909 7406 S. Paxton Ave. 9950 S. Carpenter St. 935 Maple Ave., Homewood, IL 1639 W. 107th Street 891 S. Halsted Street 670 Ash Ave., Gary, IN 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 7836 S. Champlain Ave., nd Floor 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #010S 9344 S. Bishop St. 503 E. 87th Place 10338 S. Church St. 10510 S. Rhodes Ave. 973 S. Lowe Ave. 961 S. Wallace Ave. 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #60N 899 S. Union Ave. 960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #507 906 S. Normal Ave. 933 S. Eggleston Ave. (17) (43) (8) (37) (49) (43) 60430 (43) (0) 46403 (15) (19) (53) (0) (19) (43) (8) (8) (8) (53) (0) (57) (0) (0) 773-374-8914 773-445-5315 773-445-5110 773-363-9893 773-643-0956 773-779-387 708-991-53 773-33-086 773-846-488 773-667-3404 773-483-533 773-85-3941 773-983-83 773-483-830 773-881-8733 773-995-6893 773-779-158 773-779-1689 773-94-07 773-483-0130 773-96-0580 773-994-6710 773-483-784

deaCon Visits only
ALLEN, Deacon Quinville GRAY, Viola WEAVER, Odessa 11919 S. Harvard Ave. 9518 S. LaSalle Ave. 6751 S. Constance Ave. (8) (8) (49) 773-468-88 773-64-59 773-88-3795

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akiBa sales
773-96-5660 M – TH 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. FR - 11:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m. SAT - 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. SUN - After Each Service

Community & eConomiC empoWerment

773-96-5650, Ext. 819

health & Wellness ministry Community mental health support group
773-978-075 or 773-734-4033, ext. 111

Counseling ministry
Answering Service 773-96-0043

amani Care program
773-98-0473 MON – FRI 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Credit union

hiV/aids support ministry
31-409-AIDS or 31-409-437

Blaine denye liBrary
773-96-5650, ext. 740 MON - TU - THUR 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WED: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SAT: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TU & TH - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SAT - 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m. SUN - After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services 773-96-5686 773-73-838 (fax)

housing ministry
Ron Miller 773-643-4100 Ext. 15

diaBetes support group
773-98-333

kuJiChagulia speCial CitiZens support ministry 
4 Hours J. Payton 773-373-704

Can-Cer-ViVe helpline
773-96-5650 Mailbox 830

Career deVelopment ministry 
4-Hour Answering Service 773-96-0139 Careerdevelop@tucc.org

domestiC ViolenCe ministry Confidential helpline
773-96-5650 Mailbox 811

math tutorial
773-96-5650

prison ministry
Answering Service 773-96-5650 Mailbox 886

drug & alCohol reCoVery ministry
Tough Love 773-96-5650, Ext. 808 Free “N” One 773-96-5650, Ext. 808

College plaCement offiCe
TU & TH - 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. WED - 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. FR - 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. SAT - 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sundays & Mondays CLOSED 773-98-1590

trinity Computer learning Center
773-98-190

family CaregiVer support group
Tommie Jean Ryhal 773-375-6981 Eleanor Anderson 773-881-1419 33

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pastoral/program staff Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor Toya Perry, Chief Financial Officer Rev. Stacey Edwards, Director of Pastoral Services Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor Rev. John E. Jackson, Sr., Associate Pastor Rev. Cedric McCay, Associate Pastor Rev. Regina Reed, Associate Pastor Rev. Michael G. Sykes, Associate Pastor Rev. Reginald Williams, Associate Pastor Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Associate Pastor Dr. Julia Speller, Director Christian Education Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Minister to Youth and Children Rev. Ann Patton, Minister of Christian Education Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Director Center for African Biblical Studies Robert E. Wooten, Jr., Director of Music Deacon Jeri L. Wright, Director of Media Ivey Matute, Executive Secretary • F.A.T. Fridays • Every Friday • 1:00 Noon Chicago Federation of Musicians Building 175 W. Washington Street Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

friday Worship service

Bible discovery hour
Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Sunday Youth Church 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

Sundays • 6:00 p.m. (WVON 1690 AM) Philadelphia, PA Sundays - Fridays 6:30 a.m. EST (WURD 900AM) Sundays 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m., 7:14 p.m.

radio Broadcast

Church school

sunday Worship service

LIVE Sundays 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays 7:00 p.m. Website • www.tucc.org Sundays • 6:30 a.m., (TV One, Check Local Listings) Prayer Line 866-96-5650 Monday – Friday 6:30 p.m. Sundays • 9:00 p.m., (WJYS, Check Local Listings) Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Webcasts

Weekly praise/prayer service

(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)

television Broadcast

CfaBs Bible study
773-96-5699 For current schedule, check www.tucc.org

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Church office hours

reception desk hours

synergy Counseling Center
53 W. 95th Street 773-994-9937

.“There are different ways of serving, but the same lord is served.”
1 corinthians 12:5 (Tev)
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A God of
January

My heartfelt hope for the congregation in the year 2007 is that each member will fully embrace what it means to be loved by a God who restores. God is a God of redemption and not a God of condemnation.

Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

Restoration
Isaiah 40 (NIV)

July

Isaiah 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

February

Isaiah 40:4–5 4 “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

August

Isaiah 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?

September

March April May June

Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to? Isaiah 40:21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? Isaiah 40:25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

October

Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

November December

Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.