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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 • 12:00 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

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(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)

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.“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)

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Order of Worship (6:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ..................................................... 4 Order of Worship (12:00 p.m.) ....................................................................................................... 5 Hymn of Praise (12:00 p.m. – “Blessed Assurance”) ....................................................................... 6 Unison Scripture (6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ................................... 7 Sermon Notes................................................................................................................................. 9 Pastor’s Page ................................................................................................................................ 11 Biographical Sketch: Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie .................................................................. 13 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 14 2007 Lenten Meditation #9 .......................................................................................................... 14 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 15 Sexual Awareness Month .............................................................................................................. 16 HIV/AIDS Awareness Forum ...................................................................................................... 16 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 17 2007 Village Conference The Akiba/Singles Community Friday After Next Worship Service 2007 Youth Choirs Concert Trumpet Subscriptions Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 24 Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 26 Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 29 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 31 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 31 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 32 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 34 Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 37 Service and Support Groups.................................................................................. Inside Back Cover

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Opening Hymn (6:00 a.m.) .........................................................................................“He Got Up” Opening Hymn (8:00 a.m.) ............................................ “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy To Be Praised” Opening Hymn (10:00 a.m.) ....................................................... “Hallelujah Is The Highest Praise” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ..................................................................................... “Let God Arise” Call to Worship The Lord’s Prayer Ministry of Music (6:00 a.m.) ..................................................................... “Calvary Covered It All” Ministry of Music (8:00 a.m.) ..........................................................................“It Wasn’t The Nails” Ministry of Music (10:00 a.m.) ..................................................................................... “Jesus Rose” Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) .........................................................................................“Celebrate” The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Unison Scripture (6:00 a.m.) .......................................................................... Luke 23:32–43 (NIV) Unison Scripture (8:00 a.m.) ..................................................................... Matthew 28:1–9 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (10:00 a.m.) .......................................................................... John 21:1–14 (NIV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... John 20:19–22 (NRSV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Sermon (6:00 a.m.) .........................................................................“Thugs And Theologians – 1.0” Sermon (8:00 a.m.) ...................................“In The Morning…What The Women Did” (Matt. 28:9) Sermon (10:00 a.m.) ............................................................. “And A Mission Possible” (John 21:6) Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ......................................... “In The Evening…Fear And Faith” (John 20:19–20) Hymn of Invitation (6:00 a.m.) ......................................................................... “Blessed Assurance” Hymn of Invitation (8:00 a.m.) ................................................................................“Worship Him” Hymn of Invitation (10:00 a.m.) Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) .....................................................................“We Need The Power” [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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Choral Introit .....................................................................................................“Holy, Holy, Holy” Opening Hymn .............................................................................................“Blessed Be The Lord” Call To Worship The Lord’s Prayer Hymn of Praise .................................................................................................. “Blessed Assurance” Unison Scripture............................................................................................. Luke 23:32–43 (NIV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings School Altar Call ...................................................................................................“I’m In Love With Jesus” Sermon ........................................................................... “Two Thugs And One Theologian, Part 2” Hymn of Invitation Benediction ............................................................................. “The Lord Bless You And Keep You” [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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BLeSSeD ASSuRAnCe
Verse I Blessed assurance, Jesus is Mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. Chorus This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long, This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long. Verse II Perfect submission, perfect delight! Visions of rapture now burst on my sight, Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Repeat Chorus) Verse III Perfect submission all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest; Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. (Repeat Chorus)

Happy Easter
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” Matthew 28:5–7

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6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.

Luke 23:32–43 (nIV)
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: ~this is the king of the Jews. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “Since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
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MATTHeW 28:1–9 (nRSV)
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8 So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.
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JOHn 21:1–14 (nIV)
Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So
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they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. 6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. 7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. 6:00 p.m.

JOHn 20:19–22 (nRSV)
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
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KEEPING THE FAITH AT TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
– Martin E. Marty

Sightings 4/2/07 Note: This is not an endorsement of Senator Obama as a candidate. Note: This is not a non-endorsement of Senator Obama as a candidate. Note: I don’t do endorsements. Note: This is not even about Senator Obama. It is about Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where the Senator was converted and is a member. Some editorials and the more strident TV networks and radio talkmeisters tell its story wrong, no doubt intentionally. Friendship for the church and its staff, and a desire to help set the church-reporting record straight, impel some comment here. My sources for this Sightings are, of course, personal experience of the place and the people of Trinity — plus a dissertation and a book: Chicago Theological Seminary Professor Julia Speller’s Walkin’ the Talk: Keepin’ the Faith in Africentric Congregations. I read the manuscript with care to write the foreword, and was familiar with the subject of the chapter on Trinity, since Speller was my dissertation advisee when she wrote a full-length work on the suddenly lime-lighted church. Not that it has ever been a shrinking violet, thanks to the energies of the people and the personalities on the staff,
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including the soon-retiring Pastor Jeremiah Wright. But now it’s on the spot. Trinity is the largest congregation in the whole United Church of Christ, the ex-Congregational (think Jonathan Edwards) and Reformed (think Reinhold Niebuhr) mainline church body. Trinity’s rubric is “Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian.” So far as I can tell, Trinity shapes a kind of ellipse around these two “centers,” neither of which makes sense without the other. This you would never know from the slanders of its enemies or the

Trinity’s rubric is “Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian.” So far as I can tell, Trinity shapes a kind of ellipse around these two “centers,” neither of which makes sense without the other.
incomprehension and naiveté of some reporters who lack background in the civil rights and African-American movements of several decades ago — a background out of which Trinity’s stirrings first rose and on which it transformatively trades. So Trinity is “Africentric,” and deals internationally and ecumenically with the heritage of
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“black is beautiful.” Despite what one sometimes hears, Wright and his parishioners — an 8,000-member mingling of everyone from the disadvantaged to the middle class, and not a few shakers and movers in Chicago — are “keepin’ the faith.” To those in range of Chicago television, I’d recommend a watching of Trinity’s Sunday services, and challenge you to find anything “cultic” or “sectarian” about them. More important for Trinity, being “unashamedly Black” does not mean being “anti-white.” My wife and I on occasion attend, and, like all other

Wright and his fellow leaders have diagnosed “shame,” “being shamed,” and “being ashamed” as debilitating legacies of slavery and segregation in society and church.
non-blacks, are enthusiastically welcomed. Heretical? Hardly. Harriet and I sometimes come home reflecting and remarking that Wright sounds almost literalist about biblical texts when he preaches. The large-print texts are before the worshipers, and Wright, taking up the Gospel message line by line, applies it to personal, cultural, social, and political life. He turns much focus on the family. Of course,
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he can be abrasive. Why? Think of the concept of “unashamedly”: tucked into it is the word “shame.” Wright and his fellow leaders have diagnosed “shame,” “being shamed,” and “being ashamed” as debilitating legacies of slavery and segregation in society and church. Trinity reorients. Wright and company have had tussles with more traditional members and, at times, some in the UCC. I’ve known “Jerry” Wright since his student days, have often agreed and disagreed with him, and have found him never to be a preacher of peace when there is no peace — but “walkin’ the talk” for him is also a message of peace.
References: Julia Speller’s Walkin’ the Talk: Keepin’ the Faith in Africentric Congregations is available from Pilgrim Press.

Martin E. Marty’s biography, current projects, upcoming events, publications, and contact information can be found at www.illuminos.com.

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ishop Vashti Murphy Mckenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her historic election in the year 2000, represented the first time in over 200 years of AME Church history that a woman had obtained that level of Episcopal office. Bishop McKenzie is honored to serve as the presiding prelate of the 13th Episcopal District of Tennessee and Kentucky. This kind of innovative ministry is not new to Bishop McKenzie. She has served as a pastor of three congregations from the rural to the urban centers, from seven members to over 1,700. Prior to becoming a bishop, she served for 10 years as the pastor of the historic Payne Memorial AME Church, growing that congregation from 330 to over 1,700 members, increasing property value from $1.6 to $5.6 million dollars, launching 25 innovative ministries and instituting and organizing Payne Memorial Outreach, Inc. (PMO), a million-dollar faith-based, nonprofit organization. Bishop McKenzie is the author of three books. Her first two, Not Without a Struggle and Strength in the Struggle, concern readers with leadership and professional growth for women. Her latest book, Journey to the Well, helps women seek new directions for personal growth by encouraging them to follow the footsteps of the Biblical Samaritan woman. Both hard and paperback editions of this book have been listed in Essence Magazine’s best seller lists for non-fiction publications. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park; holds a master of divinity from Howard University School of Divinity and has earned a doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary. She is the wife of Stan McKenzie, Supervisor of Missions in the 13th Episcopal District. He is currently a human resources consultant and a former player and record-holder in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Together they have three children.

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2007 leNTeN MediTATiON #9
EASTER SUNDAY

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Good Gifts – Greater Reactions

ave you walked the aisle and given your heart to Christ and your hand to the preacher? Have you completed the requirements to become a full-fledged member of Trinity United Church of Christ? If you haven’t taken your New Member classes, then the Stewardship Ministry is looking for you. Adults and Teens: Please come out for an allin-one session (Session I & II) on Saturday, May 5, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Children: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please don’t delay! Completion of the new member process is in three stages:

WHEN GOD ENTERS OUR PICTURE

here was “emptiness” on Good Friday. There was also emptiness on Easter morning, but what a contrast between the two! On Good Friday, emptiness centered in the tragic loss of everything that was precious. A righteous person had suffered the fate of a thief. A dear, trusted friend was gone. A growing hope had been dashed to the ground by foreign tyrants. The time of darkness, reported to have come during the crucifixion, was symbolic of the darkness that comes when every source of light has been extinguished. What, if anything, was left of all that Jesus had promised? • Completion of Sessions I and II of your New On Easter morning, “emptiness” became a Member classes. harbinger of joy. The sepulcher was empty! At first, • Right Hand of Fellowship on a First Sunday this appeared to be a source of further sorrow and evening. The Right Hand of Fellowship is required despair. Mary stood outside the empty tomb, her for full membership into your new church home, eyes wet with tears. Gently, the resurrected Jesus Trinity. came up behind her and asked, “Why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?” Not recognizing • Actively becoming a member who works in one Jesus, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him off, of the ministries of your church home. tell me where you have laid him and I will take We are eager to “Walk” with you through this him away” (John 20:15). Then, she turned around process, and we are looking forward to your attenand saw who it was. Everything changed; the dance at this special class. Continental breakfast and transformation was complete. The emptiness of loss lunch will be served. became the emptiness of the tomb and the resulting Please call the Membership/Ministry Services fullness of restored hope. office, 773-962-5650 immediately, to confirm your Here is a central message of the Gospel. When participation for this special May 5th class! God is in our picture, our life is never truly empty. There are times when all seems to be lost. Life can Yours in Christ, have times of deep sorrow. With God, though, The stewardship ministry there is always hope. The spirit of the resurrected Constance A. King, Editor Christ is always with us to transform our lives and James D. Butler, Chairman to bring a rising sun after even our darkest hours.
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our denomination stood with farm workers who were being exploited by Taco Bell, and forced Taco Bell to give fair wages to the workers who picked tomatoes for Taco Bell products. However, the lessons learned by Taco Bell have obviously not been grasped by other multinationals like McDonalds. Over a year ago, I received the following message from Bert Perry of the National Farm workers ministry. In this message, Mrs. Perry details how farm workers are being exploited by multinational corporations, just as Wal-Mart exploits its workers. Below are Mrs. Perry’s words.
For almost a year, the farm workers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and allies in the faith, student and human rights communities have called upon McDonald’s to follow Taco Bell’s lead and work with the CIW to address sub-poverty wages and exploitative working conditions in McDonald’s tomato supply chain. Tomato pickers toil long days for 45 cents per 32-lb. bucket of tomatoes, with no right to overtime pay, no health insurance, no sick leave, no paid vacation, and no right to organize to improve these conditions. In the most extreme cases, workers are held against their will and forced to work in modern-day slavery rings. In March of 2005, the CIW and Yum Brands, Taco Bell’s parent company, achieved a precedent-setting agreement after a four-year boycott supported by many national religious bodies. This agreement directly improved workers’ wages in Taco Bell’s supply chain and established a rigorous code of conduct with CIW as a monitoring body. Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007

Yet, McDonald’s has refused to work with the CIW to develop an enforceable code of conduct and take responsibility for the downward pressure their high-volume, low-cost purchasing places on farm worker wages. In fact, McDonald’s is promoting a plan that threatens to undercut the gains achieved in the CIW-Yum agreement.

That was written in March 2006. April 2007 finds the situation no better. Human rights abuses are still prevalent, sub-poverty wages still abound in its tomato supply chain, and McDonald’s has done nothing to even attempt to right these wrongs. Seeing McDonald’s inaction, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has decided to take the fight straight to McDonald’s headquarters. On Friday, April 13, 2007, at 3:00 p.m., CIS will host a major rally outside of McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. On Saturday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m., CIW will march from Federal Plaza to the Rock and Roll McDonald’s, and back to Federal Plaza, concluding at 4:00 p.m. For more information on HB 1500 and what you can do, contact Keep Us Connected at 312738-1400, or visit www.keepusconnected.org. ACTION ITEM 1. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club 2. Think about workers toiling in snake-infested fields making 45 cents per 32-lb. bucket of tomatoes the next time you order a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, or salad from Mickey D’s. ThOuGhT FOR ThIS WEEK: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault is a human rights violation that involves a person using physical violence, threats, intimidation, or coercion to force any form of non-consensual sexual contact or activity on another person. Every two-anda-half minutes, someone in America is being sexually assaulted. Eighty percent of those victims are assaulted by someone they know. Like domestic violence, sexual assault is an act of power and control. Because many victims of domestic violence are also being sexually assaulted by their abusers, the Domestic Violence Ministry will call attention to this important social issue. Marital/Domestic Partner Rape Marital/domestic partner rape accounts for over 25% of all rapes in the United States. Seventy percent of domestic violence victims have been sexually assaulted by their abusive spouse or significant other. Victims of marital/domestic partner rape are more likely to be raped multiple times than those who are raped by strangers. One in seven women is raped by her spouse. In 1993, marital rape became a crime in all 50 states. When a person is raped by a stranger, they have to live the devastating memory. When a person is raped by their spouse/partner, they have to live with the rapist. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, help is available. You can contact the 24-hour, free and confidential Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline at 1-888-293-2080 or the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line at 1-877-863-6338. This month, the Domestic Violence Ministry’s meeting will focus on addressing sexual assault in the African American community. For more information, please contact Anika Sterling at (773)297-1027, or Nate Blackman at (773)297-6344. Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007 16

hiV/Aids fOrUM

in conjunction with

TUCC HIV/AIDS Support Ministry
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HIV/AIDS in the African American Community: THe CO$T AnD CASuALTIeS OF SILenCe
A community educational event and dialogue between minority physicians and researchers, and African Americans living with hIV/AIDS

THuRSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. ATRIuM Free HIV Testing Available 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. special Guests
Mr. Tony Wafford (Wafford Consulting Solutions), Mr. Sean Hudson (Pfizer Pharmaceutical), Dr. Terry Mason (Chicago Department of Public Health), Rev. Otis Moss III, Ms. Jeri L. Wright and Rev. Anthony Hollins

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Today, SUN…4/8 FRI…4/13 Easter Sunday Singles Community Friday After Next Worship Service THURS-SAT…4/26 – 4/28 2007 Village Conference SunDAY – 4/8 6:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. MOnDAY – 4/9 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. MOnDAY – 4/9 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th Street Africa Ministry Education Committee – 118 Men’s Fellowship Forum Meeting – FH Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3 Chinara High School Dance Rehearsal – Room 4 TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Hurston-Hughes Writers Ministry – W307 Safer Foundation Meetings/Events – W301 20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G. – W305

5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday Worship Service – SA Easter Sunday Worship Service – SA Breakfast – FH Bible Study – WC Easter Sunday Worship Service – SA Easter Sunday Worship Service – SA Dinner – FH In Care – 207 Easter Sunday Worship Service – SA

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400 W. 95th Street Active Seniors Leadership Meeting – FH Active Seniors – WC Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Village Conference Meeting – BR Women’s Chorus Monthly Meeting – 102 Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Adult Usher Ministry Retreat Planning Committee – 102 Church-In-Society Ministry Meeting – 203

TueSDAY – 4/10 400 W. 95th Street 4:00 p.m. Prison Ministry Board/Advisory Meeting – BR 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – WC Africa Ministry Executive Committee Meeting – 116 6:30 p.m. Logistics Committee – 118 7:00 p.m. Singles Community – A Athletes For Christ – 102 . Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Photography Ministry – 203

BLACk & CHRISTIAn (neW MeMBeR CLASSeS)
no classes during the month of April All-in-One (Sessions I & II): Saturday, May 5, 2007 (adults & Teens) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children (6 – 12 Years): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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TueSDAY – 4/10 (cont’d) Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street 6:30 p.m. Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W305 Sisterhood Ministry – W302 Career Development Monthly Meeting – W307 THuRSDAY – 4/12 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th Street 6:30 p.m. Internal Security Advisory Board Committee – 207 Sanctuary Choir Orientation Committee – 116 Immabasi Ministry Meeting – 102 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal – Room 2 TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Legal Counseling Ministry – E101/E102 Housing Ministry – W305 CFABS – W307

4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

WeDneSDAY – 4/11 400 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 – 102 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC GEAR UP Parent Meeting – W301 THEC Student Meeting – W305

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

FRIDAY – 4/13 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

THuRSDAY – 4/12 400 W. 95th Street 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Sanctuary Choir Concert Committee – 118 Deacon Ministry Officer Meeting – BR Trumpet Newsmagazine HIV/AIDS Town Hall Meeting – A

400 W. 95th Street Free-N-One – 207 Music Theory Class – 207 1st Fridays Worship Service – SA Free-N-One – 207 Tough Love – 203

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no classes during the month of April All-in-One (Sessions I & II): Saturday, May 5, 2007 (adults & Teens) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children (6 – 12 Years): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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TODAY LAST DAY TO REGISTER!
Registration Fee: $115.00
Married Couples Sweetheart Dance $20.00 per couple Conference Activities Include Chat rooms, Yoga, health fair, Vendors …and more! Teen COMPOnenT ADDeD!!! Ages 14–18 Registration: $75.00 Hotel Room: $50 per person, 4 teens to a room Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S. Martin L. King Drive, Chicago, IL 312-567-1234 King, Double and Accessible Rooms still available, $99/night plus tax Discount Parking: $15/night (No In/Out Privileges) Register following all worship services in the Atrium

Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28

“Reclaiming and Restoring the Village Ethic Within the Community of Faith”

Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007

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The Akiba Bookstore presents An EvEning with JuliA ElAinE BlEdsoE, author of

Custody

A Grandmother’s View of the Fight for Custody of Alexandria Kyesha Jones saturday, April 21, 6:00 p.m., Atrium
For more information about the author, visit www.juliaelainebledsoe.com.

Books available for purchase in the Akiba.

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Hallelujah Happy Hour: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Worship Service: 7:00 p.m.

Guest preacher Rev. Sean McMillan, Pastor Giant Steps Church, Chicago, IL

old skool Games/party sacred set to follow
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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST presents

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world
But Give Me

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Featuring Imani Ya Watume Little Warriors for Christ and Walaika

April 15, 3:00 p.m.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Matthew 16:26 KJV
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SATuRDAY – 4/14 400 W. 95th Street 7:00 a.m. Deacon Ministry Prayer Service – WC 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA 9:30 a.m. Adult Church School – WC Church School (Preschool – Kindergarten) – 118 Church School (Grades 1–2) – 203 Church School (Grades 3–6) – 202 Church School (Teens) – 207 Church School (Discipleship) – 116 Church School Confirmation Class – FH 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 202/203 Youth Concert Rehearsal Combined Choirs – SA Church School Teachers Meeting – 207 Administrative Committee Meeting – BR Youth Church Monthly Meeting – 118 Information Technology Ministry – 116 12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC 1:00 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – SA Tangeni Leadership Board Meeting – 116 1:30 p.m. Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – 202 2:00 p.m. HIV/AIDS Support Ministry – 118 3:00 p.m. Married Couples Ministry: Spirituality Committee – FH 4:00 p.m. Married Couples Ministry – FH Internal Security – 202 Baby Dedication Class – SA Greeters Ministry – A Married Couples Ministry (Children) – 118 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Check–In for Field Trip – Room 3 Intonjane – Room 4 Isuthu Ministry Meeting – Room 3 TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Facilitators Training – W301 THEC Tutoring – W307 High School Counseling – W301

8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

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no classes during the month of April All-in-One (Sessions I & II): Saturday, May 5, 2007 (adults & Teens) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children (6 – 12 Years): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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ADVOCATe TRInITY HOSPITAL presents “Reaching the Apex Between Faith and Health: Accepting Responsibility for Community Wellness,” Monday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Advocate Trinity Hospital, Tri-Room, 5th Floor, 2320 E. 93rd Street, Register, Contact 1-800-3-ADVOCATE, Rev. Brenda Jackson, 773-967-5775 or Brenda.Jackson@advocatehealth.com ALPHA kAPPA ALPHA members are invited to a fellowship and to worship together, Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 11:00 a.m., Trinity UCC, Contact Vanessa Lovelace, 773-371-0978 or sismin@sbcglobal.net CHeSTeRFIeLD COMMunITY COunCIL Spring Senior Citizen Computer Literacy Classes, Computer technology and the Internet, Ten weeks, one day/week beginning April 23, Space is limited, Register, Call 773651-3958 CHICAGO AReA FRIenDS OF SnCC Were you involved in the Chicago Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s? Do you have flyers, pins, buttons or brochures from that time period? If so, the Chicago Area Friends of SNCC want to hear and preserve your story, Contact 773-621-2147, cafsncc@comcast.net or www.chicagosncc.org CHICAGO FReeDOM SCHOOL seeking volunteer social justice mentors for its first summer class, For applications, Contact Mia
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Henry, miahenry@hotmail.com, Applications due April 15 CHICAGO MASS CHOIR presents “The Greatest Gift of All – ‘Charity’,” Saturday, May 5, 7:00 p.m., Sweet Holy Spirit Church, 8621 S. Chicago Ave., Tickets, Call Deanna Walcott, 773-573-7011 or 773-955-0342 CHICAGO MeTROPOLITAn ASSOCIATIOn and Disaster Relief Ministry of the Illinois Conference “Hands on New Orleans,” Offering opportunity for volunteers from churches in the Chicago Metropolitan Association to travel to New Orleans to assist with disaster relief, Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 20, Contact Roger Dart, 847-945-6015 or rcdart@comcast.net, Rev. Ben McNeal, 708-447-0309 or aandbmcn@ msn.com, or Rev. Bob Tripp, rjtripp@ameritech.net, Visit www.cmaucc.org CHICAGO STATe unIVeRSITY Featuring “Theory and Treatment of Sexual Addiction,” Friday, April 20, Six continuing education units provided, Contact 773-9952214 or extserv@csu.edu COnCeRneD CHRISTIAn Men (CCM) 100th Man-Boy Breakfast, Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m., Simeon Career Academy, 8235 S. Vincennes, Contact Carlton Guthrie, 773-3634511 or www.concernedchristianmen.org

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enTRePReneuRSHIP InFORMATIOnAL Fundamentals of entrepreneurship for starting a business, Space is limited, Sunday, April 15, 4:00 p.m., 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Call Yolanda Carnes, 630-788-8750 FRee STReeT THeATeR presents Harold is Burning, a multi-media performance and discussion, exploring Mayor Harold Washington’s fleeting legacy, Sunday, April 22, 3:00 p.m., DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place and Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m., South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., RSVP, 773-772-7248 GLOBAL ALLIAnCe FOR AFRICA Annual Gala, “Be A Light in the Life of A Child,” Saturday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Ballroom, 6351 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Tickets, Contact Samantha Dwyer, 312-382-0607 or sdwyer@globalallianceafrica.org GOSPeL AFICIOnADO to air interview with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Monday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 13, 11:30 p.m., Cable 25 AnD…The interview will air nationwide on Black Family Channel, Date to be announced hEaVEn is noT for EVErYBoDY Gospel Musical, Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m., Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, Tickets, Contact 708-774-1272 or www.freewebs.com/heavenisnotforeverybody
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LITTLe COMPAnY OF MARY HOSPITAL presents “Quieting Fatigue,” Coping with fatigue during cancer treatment, Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th Street, Evergreen Park, Café 95, Call 708-2296001 MeDICAL PROFeSSIOnALS TRAInInG PROGRAM for nurses, nurse practitioners, Space limited to first 100 registrants, Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Healthcare Consortium of Illinois, 1350 E. Sibley Blvd., 3rd Floor, Dolton, Call 773-221-1426 MID-AMeRICA PuBLIC HeALTH Summer Institute/Conference for public health and healthcare professionals, May 15–18, Hilton Garden Inn, 4070 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL, Early bird registration through April 23, www.publichealthlearning.com SAVInG LIVeS ReCOVeRY HOMe Offering behavioral modification assistance to seniors coping with change and isolation from families, housing for homeless persons battling HIV/AIDS, Call Lenora Miller, 708-596-5063 STATe OF ILLInOIS VeTeRAnS BeneFITS Bonus payments for World War II, Korean, Viet Nam, and Persian Gulf Conflict veterans and survivors, For information, www.state.il.us/agency/dva/vetben
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ST. MARk AMe ZIOn CHuRCH Safety Awareness Ministry, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, “A Walk of Hope” 5K walk, Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m., 7538 S. Cottage Grove, Contact Lorene Cameron, 773-7319227 or sophisticated1@sbcglobal.net u.S. DePARTMenT OF AGRICuLTuRe Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program, Selected students receive full-tuition scholarship and paid internship, Application deadline April 16, Contact Sandra Penaherrera, 202-720-6506, Sandra.penaherra@ars.usda.gov or www.usdascholarships.com u.S. POST OFFICe now hiring, Call 866999-8777 or apply online, www.usps.com/ employment u.S. SeCReT SeRVICe Recruiting for Special Agent and Uniformed Division Officer, Treasury Enforcement Agent Exam, Police Officer Selection test, Saturday, April 21, Registration, 866-909-9785 or www.secretservice.gov/join WOODSOn ReGIOnAL LIBRARY Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection book review and forum on the Black Chicago Renaissance, 19331953, Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m., 9525 S. Halsted AND…Sara Paretsky, author, Writing in an Age of Silence, Saturday, April 28, 1:30 p.m., Call 773-747-6900
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WORLD MISSIOn InSTITuTe 2007 Presents Religion, Media and the Black Church: Resources and Challenges, Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Trinity UCC

iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
AFRICA MInISTRY Join Pastor Wright on one of two spiritual and cultural sojourns this summer, North Africa/Egypt, August 3 – 14 or West Africa/Ghana, August 12 – 21, Call Sydneye Wilson, 773-363-9500 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 at 773-298-0473 CAReeR DeVeLOPMenT MInISTRY Free workshop on business plan writing for profit and non-profit businesses, Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th Street, Contact 773-962-0139 or careerdeve@tucc.org eMMAuS ROAD “GRIeF WORk” SuPPORT GROuP If you’ve lost a loved one, learn how the Holy Spirit will guide you through the grieving process, This month’s topic, “Effective Coping,” Thursday, April 26,
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iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, Call Deacon Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-370-4256 FInAnCIAL COunSeLInG COnSORTIuM Second session of the Good Shepherd’s Program, Covers real estate ownership and investing, tax planning, retirement, college, premarital planning, estate planning and charitable giving, Monday, April 16 – May 14, 7:00 p.m., Room 202, RSVP, 773-962-5650, Voicemail 819 InFORMATIOnAL TeCHnOLOGY (IT) MInISTRY seeks volunteers with skills, experience and/or passion in a technologyrelated field, particularly expertise in Web design, graphic design and/or Web content management, Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m., Room 116, Contact James Chapman, 708-747-4354 or Deacon Rand Pritchett, 773-447-5432 MARRIAGe enRICHMenT PROGRAM SeRIeS created by the late Val and Ethel Jordan, Next session coming soon, Program includes five consecutive two-hour sessions, Saturdays, Topics: Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, Intimacy, Parenting, Financial Management, Incorporating Joy into the Marriage, Contact facilitators Kenneth and Zyra Smith, 773-568-3909 or Zyra.gordon-smith@cchc-rchm.org or Deacon Richard and Iris Sewell, 773-548-1614
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MeMBeRSHIP/MInISTRY SeRVICeS Have you moved? Any children left the nest? New employment or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry Services, 773-962-5650 x395, x233 or x232 PRISOn MInISTRY LeTTeR WRITeRS neeDeD You can help change a life! Volunteers needed to correspond with incarcerated individuals, This is a critical life-line service for the brothers and sisters, many of whom rarely see or hear from family or the outside AND… Looking for men to volunteer as camp counselors for the annual Mom and Me program, taking children of women inmates to visit and camp-out, Training required, Contact Gail Hardy, 708-710-7415 or cubie7415@sbcglobal.net SInGLeS COMMunITY SInGLe PARenT FAMILY Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, Do you have needs as a single parent that are not being met? Need help locating resources? Share experiences and support others regarding parenting? You are not alone, Join us Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m., Room 202, Childcare and children’s activities provided, Room 207, Call Tressa Epps, 773503-2374 or Earl Streeter, 773-656-418

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iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
SInGLeS COMMunITY unMARRIeD COuPLeS Are you in a committed relationship and desire to strengthen the relationship and your own personal relationship in Christ? Join our discussion, “How to Love Appropriately,” Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., Room 207, Call Daphne Wilson, 708-243-7623 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, 773-298-0473 TRInITY HIGHeR eDuCATIOn CORPORATIOn (THeC) requests prayers for all of the participants traveling with the THEC Spring HBCU Tours, This week: Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Florida A & M, Paine, Savannah State, Tennessee State and Fisk, We appreciate your earnest prayers, for the prayers of the righteous availeth much! TRInITY TeenS We are hiring on-call kitchen staff, ages 16–19, to assist with kitchen functions and special events, Looking for servers, dishwashers and kitchen prep, Contact Shaun Brown, Food Service Manager, 773-9625650 Ext. 709 or sbrown@tucc.org 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 2–6 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 2 years, Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492 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 2nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-962-5650, Ext. 424

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pr Ayer lisT
Adams, Deacon Andrea Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Afflalo, Carmelita Allen, Azalean Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon Allen, Jason Oliver Ames, James Anderson, Davina Anderson, Doris Anderson, Harry Anderson, Marquerita Anderson, Rev. Danita Anderson, Ron Anderson, Tiwona Askew, Jeremiah Atkins, Anthony Avent, Carolyn Baker, Diane Baker-Brown, Bridgette Ballard, James Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Bartules, Jeanette Bates, Robert & Family Bates-Pittman, Lettia Batts, Errol Beard, Lavera Beckett, Janice Berry, Baby Bridgette Rae Blount, Viola Bonner, Gloria Boose, Christopher Boseman, Gwendolyn Boston, Wendy Bowers, Jeffrey Brackett, Ascylyn Brackett, Sonny Bratton, Marjorie Breaux, Freddie Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Brooks, Deacon Beatrice Brooks, Evelyn Brooks, Keith Brown, Akiza Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Hysson Brown, Labarain Brown, Rev. James Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007 Brown, Terrance Burnom, Odester Burns Family Burroughs, Asa Butts, Larvette Bynes, Gayla Bynes, Ronald Bynum, Judy Caldwell, Mattie Campbell, Deborah Campbell, Veronica Cannon, Christie Carlisle, Yolanda Carter, Herman Carter, Lyric Caston, Aletha & Alfred Chambers, Elosie Champion, Ruby Chapman, Malachi Clark, Viola & Family Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn Coleman, Cassandra Coleman, Curtis Coney, Jacqueline Cook, Ceola Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Crawley, Helen Crayton, Mary Crittleman, Gloria Curtis, Cynthia Daniels, Carbena Daniels, Celeste David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Edrena Davis, Marie Davis, Velma Denson, Louise Dickerson, Melvin Divers, Gregory Dixon, Angelique Dorham, Barbara Dorsey, Sam Douglas, Jesse Dunlap, Joy Dunlap, Phillip Durham, Burnette Durroh, Odessa Eason, Margarette Eberhart, Ivan 29 Edwards, Catherine Elbert, Robby Ellis, Lucius Ellis, Victoria Emerson, Mary Eskridge, Sonny Everett, Barbara Everette, Gwendolyn Fagan, Reggie Fairchild, Inez Farrakhan, Minister Louis Figures Family Fleming, Dr. Ned Flowers, Jr., Charlie Forbes, James Ford, John Freeman, Juanita Freeman, Rev. Donna & Family Funches, Baby Keari Galloway, Almond Garner, Deacon Dana Gay, Mary Gibbs, Charon K. Gibson, Bessie Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Gillette, Fraziar Givens, Charmaine & Family Graham, Elder Lucille Griffin, Robert Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Guyton-Smith, Mary Lynn Gwynn, Arthur Hadzide, Reuben Hall, Sandra Hamilton, Jewel Hamilton, Katrinia Hampton, Wyman Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Harrell, Deacon Linda Harris, Jajuan Harris, Marilyn Harris, Otis Harris, Stephany Harroo, Cheryl Haynes, Vera Haynes, Sr., John H. Hickman, Nellie Higgins, Annola Holman, Jeanette Holman, Sanford Hooker, Timothy Horne, Joyce Hoskins, Dominque Houston, Cozetta Hudson, Irean Huntsville, Hannah Hurley, William Irish, Jerome Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Carol Jackson, Deacon Rudolph Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Frieda Jackson, Henry Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Moya Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Robert Jackson, Yvette Jacobs, Isom James, Louis James, Safya Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Jenkins, Janice Johnson, Anita Johnson, Bob Johnson, Charles Johnson, Dr. Fran Johnson, Edwina Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mary Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Johnson, Robert Jones, Catherine Jones, Richard Joyner, Andrew O. King, Latina King, Richard King & Family, Carlton Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Lane, Antoine C. Latham, Odean Leggs, Deborah

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Lehmann, Auguestine Lemon, Jackie Lennix, Loyce Lewis, Deacon Pattrice Lewis, Germel T. Lewis, Jennifer Livingston, Barbara Long, Deacon Rosemary Louie, Emmitt Louie, Lonnie Love, Barbara Love, Elaine Lowery, Ernest Lucas-Gillond, Kimberly 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 McCay, Michael 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, Monica Mitchell, Samuel Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Moss, Monica Muhammad Family Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007 Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Nash, Edward Neely, Danny Nelson, Donna Nelson-Brewer, Dr. Beatrice Nevils, Tessie Norris, Deacon Wanda Norris, Kelly Norris, Lavena Nurse, Beverly Ooten, Mary Osborne, Charlotte Page, Gail Parker, Andre Parrott, Brandon 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 Qualls, Arshell Rayford, Sharon Raymond, Sheldon Reeves, Ollie Rice, Gladys Rice, Sylvester Roberts, Erskin Roberts, Leslie Robertson, Edna Robinson, Ann Robinson, Candie Robinson, Charles Robinson, Dorian Robinson, Juanita Robinson, Michael Robinson, Theresa Rochelle, Jamal Roebuck, Evelyn Rollins, Eddie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella Rowan, Eulica Ruff, Carolyn Rushing, Melner Rushing, Michelle 30 Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon Sanders, Deacon Robert Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice Scott, Dr. Angela Shah, Fannie Shah, Immanuel Shah, Terry Shed, Tenson & Valerie Shelton, John Shepherd, Marsha Sigh, Martha Simmons, Michael Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Jody Smith, Louis & Virgina Smith, Jr., Frank Smith-Cobb & Family, Angela South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Squalls, Sarah Steele, Abbigale Summerville, Jean Sykes, Myra Sykes, Pamela Sykes, Rev. Michael Taylor, Deacon Myra Taylor, Patricia Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Teverbaugh, George Teverbaugh, Olivia Thomas, Brenita Thomas, Jonathon & Tabetha Thomas, Rosetta Thomas, Sondra Thornton, Laverne Tillman, Deneen Tillman, Jonae Lynn Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toombs, Cheryl 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 Walker, Joetta Wallace, Jacory Wallace, Juanita Wallace, Walterene Warmack, Charlene Warren, Christian Washington, Emma White, Loretta & Walter White, Jr., Royal White, Sr., Joseph White, Sr., Royal Wilborn, Rev. Vanessa Williams, Deacon Mattie Williams, Dorothy Williams, Elaine 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 Woodson, Anita Woodson, Janice Wooten, John Wordlaw, Kenya Wright, Deacon Jeri Wright, Rev. Ramah Wright, William Wright-Miller, Mildred Wright Moore, Janet Young, Charles Young, Demetrius Young, Semella Young, Shantal Young, Thelma

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THe FAMILY OF: Mrs. Mattie Jean Caldwell Mr. Adolph Fulbright Mr. Rajean Johnson Mr. Ralph Richmond Mrs. Louise Robinson-Morris Mr. Ronald Shaw Ms. Beverly Stewart Mrs. Josie Tyler Ms. Marian Williams PLeASe SenD CARDS TO: Ms. Bernice Faulkner & Family Mr. Arron Fulbright & Family Ms. Sharay Johnson & Family The Richmond Family Ms. Yvette Wilborn-Allen Ms. Geraldine Brent & Family Mr. Frank Cage & Family Ms. Pamela Thompson & Family Mr. Stanley Williams & Family ADDReSS: 9119 S. Merrill Ave. (17) 223 E. 81st Street (19) 7705 S. Normal (37) 511 W. Englewood (21) 4800 S. Lake Park (15) 9026 S. Throop (20) 2113 Camelot Lane, Lynwood, IL 60411 7424 So. Shore Drive, Unit 206 (49) 9148 S. Paxton Ave. (17)

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Diane Brown Little Company of Mary Hospital 2800 W. 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (708) 422-6200 Pamela Brown Illinois Masonic Hospital 836 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 773-975-1600 nancy Clay West Suburban Hospital 3 Erie Court Oak Park, IL 60302 708-383-6200 Viola Gray Little Company of Mary Hospital 2800 W. 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 708-422-6200 Sandra Hall Stroger Hospital 1969 W. Ogden Chicago, IL 60612 312-864-6000 Betty Jo Jackson University of Chicago Hospital 5841 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 773-702-1000 Milton McGowan Stroger Hospital 1969 W. Ogden Chicago, IL 60612 312-864-6000 Sylvester Rice Little Company of Mary Hospital 2800 W. 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 708-422-6200

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BROWn, ed Victory Center 4150 W. Gatling Blvd. Country Club Hills, IL 60478 Room 243 708-957-8300 CADenHeAD, LaFronne Jackson Square Nursing Home 5130 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 Room 427, Bed B 773-921-8000 (Communion Visits Only) DunAGAn, Patricia Warren Barr Pavilion 66 W. Oak Street Chicago, IL 60612 Room 802 312-705-5100 eLZIe, Deacon evelyn Renaissance Nursing Center 2940 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL 60652 Room 207, Bed 1 773-434-8787 eVAnS, edward Pavilion of Forest Park 8200 W. Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130 Room 432, Bed 1 708-488-9850 GARneR, Wilhelmina Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 312, Bed B 773-721-5000 GILLIAM, Joseph Kindred Chicago Lake Shore Hospital 6130 N. Sheridan Chicago, IL 60660 773-381-1222 HAMPTOn, Ineze Manor Care Health Care Services 2145 E. 170th St. South Holland, IL 60473 Room 338, Bed C 708-895-3255 HILL, katherine Brentwood Rehab Facility 5400 W. 87th Street Burbank, IL 60459 Room 503 (708) 423-1200 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 200, Bed 2 312-326-2000 MASOn, Claristine Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing Center 3400 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Room 224, Bed 1 312-842-5000 McInTOSH, Deacon Maurice Lexington House Nursing Home 10300 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Room 232, Bed C 708-425-1100 MILeS, Vivian Washington Heights Nursing Home 1010 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL 60620 Room 213 773-298-1177

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MITCHeLL-SHIeLDS, Deacon Sharon

Arden Courts Assisted Living 2143 E. 170th Street South Holland, IL 60473 708-895-1600

MOORe, Hilton

Manor Care Health Care Services 940 Maple Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 Room 404, Bed A 708-799-0244

MOSS, edreaner

Montgomery Place 5550 South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Room 302 773-753-4100

MOTen, Marguerite

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 111, Bed B 773-721-5000 (Communion Visits Only)

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PeAVY, Irene
Victory Centre of River Oaks 1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407 Calumet City, IL 60409 708-832-1130

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SMITH, Mary Baker
Mongtomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60615 Room 208 773-753-4100

WATT, Mildred

PuGH-LIGHTFOOT, eric
Glenwood Nursing Home 19300 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Glenwood, IL 60660 Room C15, Bed 1 708-758-6200

Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 2425 E. 71st Street Chicago, IL 60649 Room 430, Bed A 773-721-5000

TeVeRBAuGH, George

ROGeRS, Marlene

Washington Heights Nursing Home 1010 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL 60620 Room 201 773-298-1177

WILLIAMS, Maudine

Kindred Chicago Lake Shore 6130 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60630 Room 319 773-381-1222

Halsted Terrace Nursing Home 10935 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60628 Room 233, Bed 1 773-928-2000 Renaissance at 87th St. Nursing Home 2940 W. 87th St. Chicago, IL 60652 Room 302, Bed 1 773-434-8787

THOMPSOn, Opreabea
Alden-Prairie Village Rehabilitation Center 16450 S. 97th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60467 Room 202, Bed 1 708-403-6500

WILSOn, Louis

SHeATS, Benjamin

Rest Haven Central 13259 S. Central Ave. Palos Heights, IL 60463 Room 41 708-597-1000

WATSOn, Janet

Timberview Nursing Home 2450 Taft St. Gary, IN 46404 Room 319, Bed 2 219-977-2610 Ext. 342

WITHeRS, Mother ernestine
Montgomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Room 216 773-753-4100

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1621 E. 68th Street, #1A 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 9643 S. Lowe Ave. 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 9 East 90th Street 9146 S. Indiana Ave. 11626 S. Stewart St. 8521 S. St. Lawrence 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E Blue Island, IL 8939 S. Dante Ave. 9312 S. Union Ave. 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 7759 S. Chappel 9518 S. LaSalle 7337 S. South Shore Dr., Apt. #731 c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 9251 S. Parnell Ave. 8606 S. Michigan Ave. 11325 S. Union Avenue 223 W. 111th Street 1228 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 9616 S. Princeton Ave. 18218 Ravisloe Terrace Country Club Hills, IL 1631 Shirley Dr., Calumet City, IL 10136 S. Peoria St. 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 7811 S. Michigan Ave. 6142 S. St. Lawrence, #1 7842 S. Honore, 1st Floor 711 E. 158th Street, South Holland, IL 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 7837 S. Morgan Ave. 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 9515 S. Indiana 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. 3449 W. North Avenue 17791 Arlington Dr. Country Club Hills, IL 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B, Hammond, IN ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita BASKIN, William BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima BROOKS, Arzulia BURKS, Willa A. CALVIN, Diane CAMPBELL, Delois CLAY, Louise COLEMAN, Garland DULANEY, Doris FORD, John FUNCHES, Josephine GAY, Mary GLOVER, Delores GRAY, Viola GREEN, Lloyd HARDY, Glodine HEREFORD, Bessie HOLMES, Louise JONES, Lula LANGSTON, Darlene LAWS, Robert LEHMANN, Augustine LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” MARDARDUS, Lofton MARRABLE, James McFADDEN, Deborah McINTOSH, Emily MILES, Mary MOORE, Bessie NELSON, Donna PARKER, Irene PARKS, Maceo PAYTON-LOVE, Mary QUINN, Anna REEVES, Ollie SCATES, Hermine SIMPSON, Mary Ann SMITH, Betty SMITH, Carmencita (49) 60544 (28) (28) 60430 (19) (19) (28) (19) 773-363-8625 Saturday Visits Only 815-254-1106 773-239-0985 773-224-7581 708-799-3581 773-874-3792 773-928-0997 773-468-9642 773-488-3459

60406 708-597-8309 (19) 773-734-7363 (28) 312-805-1401 Visits before 12:00 Noon on Sundays 60409 708-868-8535 (49) 773-768-3508 (28) 773-264-2592 (49) 773-221-4213 60411 (20) (19) (28) (28) 60402 (28) 60478 60409 (43) 60429 (19) (37) (20) 60473 60452 (20) (49) (49) (28) (49) (47) 60478 46323 708-481-5814 773-846-0448 773-224-7339 773-468-4743 773-928-2246 708-484-9733 773-568-3097 708-647-1735 708-832-9085 773-445-6876 708-798-3426 773-651-9560 773-667-0167 773-874-3002 708-333-1550 708-422-1019 773-873-8207 773-734-7828 773-684-8831 773-568-8108 773-955-2445 773-276-5609 708-206-1457 219-844-0328

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10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. 9934 S. Union 8748 S. Hermitage Ave. 8428 S. Green 9206 S. Normal Ave. 9416 S. Parnell Ave. 5158 Keith Dr., Richton Park, IL 9145 S. Pleasant Ave. 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. TAYLOR, Patricia TILLMAN, Edyth Marie WALKER, Honoria WALKER, Thelma WILLIAMS, Cheryl WILLIAMS, Pauline WINDOM, Hattie WOODS, Penny WRIGHT, Ernestine WRIGHT, Wiley (28) (28) (20) (20) (20) (20) 60471 (20) (20) (20) 773-821-6711 773-445-0708 773-239-8620 773-224-3898 773-994-6710 773-846-9598 708-748-7903 Sunday Visits Only 773-445-4342 773-660-0323 773-660-0323

CARDS OnLY
BRADFORD, Luevater BROWN, Hysson CARTER, Herman CHAPMAN, Malachi DANIELS, Carbena DELOACH, Berenice GARDNER-PEARSON, Renee GILMORE, Laura HARRIS, Michelle McDADE, Darlene PLUMMER, Jr., Morris ROBERTS, Fontain SAYLES, Bernice SMITH, Green K. TAYLOR, Dr. Brenda TORREY, Hoyt WALKER, Jr., Floyd WALKER, Lillian WASHINGTON-DYK, Gwendolyn WHYTE, Rev. James YOUNG, Charlotte 9301 S. Racine Ave. 10427 S. Hoxie Ave. 16418 S. Kimbark Ave., South Holland, IL 10838 S. Wallace Ave. c/o Sheila Williams, 518 Calumet Way Calumet City, IL 7114 S. Harding Ave. 17607 S. Mulberry, Country Club Hills, IL 1155 Westgrove Pkwy., Apt. #186, Tempe, AZ 811 W. Madison St., Apt. #115 18555 Hickory Ct., Apt. 17, Lansing, IL 2040 E. 91st Street 1829 N. Austin Ave. 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. 8126 S. Campbell Ave. 52380 Windemere Dr., Granger, IN 4241 El Moor Way, Las Vegas, NV 702-435-0257 8428 S. Green St. 6138 S. Carpenter St. 2045 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. #2012 3429 Peachwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 1330 W. Wentworth, Calumet City, IL (20) (17) 60478 (28) 60409 (29) 60478 85283 (07) 60438 (17) (39) (49) (52) 46530 89044 CARDS & CALLS ONLY (20) (21) (12) 312-421-7867 CARDS & CALLS ONLY 37921 60409

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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 QUALLS, Doris 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. 1342 W. 111th Place 10104 S. Emerald Ave. 6250 S. Harper Ave., Apt. 909 7406 S. Paxton Ave. 9950 S. Carpenter St. 935 Maple Ave., Homewood, IL 1639 W. 107th Street 8921 S. Halsted Street 6720 Ash Ave., Gary, IN 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 10132 S. Crandon Ave. 7836 S. Champlain Ave., 2nd Floor 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #2010S 9344 S. Bishop St. 503 E. 87th Place 10338 S. Church St. 10510 S. Rhodes Ave. 9723 S. Lowe Ave. 9612 S. Wallace Ave. 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #602N 8929 S. Union Ave. 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #2507 9206 S. Normal Ave. 9332 S. Eggleston Ave. (17) (43) (28) (37) (49) (43) 60430 (43) (20) 46403 (15) (17) (19) (53) (20) (19) (43) (28) (28) (28) (53) (20) (57) (20) (20) 773-374-8914 773-445-5315 773-445-5110 773-363-9893 773-643-0956 773-779-3872 708-991-2532 773-233-0286 773-846-2488 773-667-3404 773-731-1523 773-483-2533 773-285-3941 773-983-8322 773-483-2830 773-881-8733 773-995-6893 773-779-1528 773-779-1689 773-924-2207 773-483-0130 773-296-0580 773-994-6710 773-483-2784

DeACOn VISITS OnLY
ALLEN, Deacon Quinville GRAY, Viola WEAVER, Odessa 11919 S. Harvard Ave. 9518 S. LaSalle Ave. 6751 S. Constance Ave. (28) (28) (49) 773-468-8228 773-264-2592 773-288-3795

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OrderiCe AN d s UppOrT GrOUp s serV Of WOrship Order Of WOrship
773-962-5660 MON – THUR 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

AkIBA SALeS

COMMunITY & eCOnOMIC eMPOWeRMenT

773-962-5650, Ext. 819

HeALTH & WeLLneSS MInISTRY COMMunITY MenTAL HeALTH SuPPORT GROuP
773-978-0725 or 773-734-4033, ext. 111

COunSeLInG MInISTRY
Answering Service 773-962-0043

AMAnI CARe PROGRAM

773-298-0473 MON – FRI: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CReDIT unIOn

HIV/AIDS SuPPORT MInISTRY
312-409-AIDS or 312-409-2437

BLAIne DenYe LIBRARY
773-962-5650, ext. 740 MON - TUES - 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.

TUES & THURS: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m. SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services 773-962-5686 773-723-8382 (fax)

HOuSInG MInISTRY
Ron Miller 773-643-4100 Ext. 15

CAn-CeR-VIVe HeLPLIne
773-962-5650 Mailbox 830

DIABeTeS SuPPORT GROuP
773-928-3233

kuJICHAGuLIA SPeCIAL CITIZenS SuPPORT MInISTRY
24 Hours J. Payton 773-373-7042

CAReeR DeVeLOPMenT MInISTRY
24-Hour Answering Service 773-962-0139 Careerdevelop@tucc.org

DOMeSTIC VIOLenCe MInISTRY COnFIDenTIAL HeLPLIne
773-962-5650 Mailbox 811

MATH TuTORIAL
773-962-5650

PRISOn MInISTRY
Answering Service 773-962-5650 Mailbox 886

COLLeGe PLACeMenT OFFICe

TUES & THUR: 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 773-298-1590

DRuG & ALCOHOL ReCOVeRY MInISTRY
Tough Love 773-962-5650, Ext. 808 Free “N” One 773-962-5650, Ext. 808

TRInITY COMPuTeR LeARnInG CenTeR
773-298-2190

FAMILY CAReGIVeR SuPPORT GROuP
Tommie Jean Ryhal 773-375-6981 Eleanor Anderson 773-881-1419

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.