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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

Bible Discovery Hour
Sundays, 9:45 a.m.

Sunday Youth Church
7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. 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 866-962-5650 Monday – Friday 6:30 p.m. Sundays • 9:00 p.m., (WJYS, Check Local Listings)

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

Webcasts

Church School

Sunday Worship Service

Weekly Praise/Prayer Service

(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)

Television Broadcast

CFABS Bible Study
773-962-5699 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

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.

Reception Desk Hours

Synergy Counseling Center
532 W. 95th Street 773-994-9937

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

TAble Of CONTeNTs
Order of Worship ............................................................................................................................ 4 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Blessed Assurance”) .......................................................................... 5 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “I Will Trust In The Lord”) ............................................................. 5 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... 6 Sermon Notes................................................................................................................................. 7 Biographical Sketch: Reverend Robert N. Burkins, Sr. ..................................................................... 8 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 9 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 10 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 10 Sexual Awareness Month .............................................................................................................. 12 World Mission Institute ................................................................................................................ 12 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 13 Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 16 Summer Bible Study/Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Celebration The Akiba 2007 Youth Choirs Concert Trumpet Subscriptions Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 22 Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 24 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 27 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 27 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 28 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 30 Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 33 Service and Support Groups.................................................................................. Inside Back Cover

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Or de r Order Of WOrship Order Of WOrs h i p WOrship
Choral Introit .................................................................................................... “All People of God” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ..................................................................... “Is There Anybody Here?” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) ........................................................... “We’ve Come to Have Church” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................ “I’m Glad To Be In the Service” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.).................................................................................... “Bless The Lord” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)................................................................... “I Will Trust In The Lord” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) .......................................................................Matthew 9:20–22 (KJV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................... Mark 4:35–41 (KJV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... John 20:24–28 (NRSV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................ “Jesus Promised” Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Scholarship Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) Sermon (7:30 a.m.) .................................................................... “The Value of Talking To Yourself” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ...........................................................................“Can You Handle The Rain?” Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ..................................................................................“Thomas Was Not There” Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................... “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................................... “Never Alone” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) ................................................. “Great Is Your Mercy Towards Me” 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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hyMN Of prAise
7:30 a.m.

hyMN Of prAise
11:00 a.m.

BLeSS THe LORD
Refrain Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, Bless His holy name! Verse I He has done great things, He has done great things, He has done great things, Bless His holy name! (Repeat Refrain) Verse II He will bring you out, He will bring you out, He will bring you out, Bless His Holy name! (Repeat Refrain)

I WILL TRuST In THe LORD
Verse I I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord till I die. I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord till I die. Verse II I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right, I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die. I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die. I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right, I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right, I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die Verse III I’m gonna stay on the battlefield, I’m gonna stay on the battlefield, I’m gonna stay on the battlefield till I die, I’m gonna stay on the battlefield, I’m gonna stay on the battlefield, I’m gonna stay on the battlefield till I die. Verse IV I’m gonna stay on bended knee, I’m gonna stay on bended knee, I’m gonna stay on bended knee till I die. I’m gonna stay on bended knee, I’m gonna stay on bended knee, I’m gonna stay on bended knee till I die.

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UNis ON sCripTUre
7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

MATTHeW 9:20–22 (KJV)
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
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JOHn 20:24–28 (nRSV)
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe. 26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
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11:00 a.m.

MARK 4:35–41 (KJV)
And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 36And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
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everend Robert N. Burkins, Sr. was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He graduated from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the Interdenominational Theological Center (Johnson C. Smith Seminary), Atlanta, Georgia. Reverend Burkins has served as senior pastor of the Elmwood United Presbyterian Church since May 1987. Under his leadership, Elmwood has grown from approximately 300 to its current membership of nearly 1,000. Combining evangelistic outreach, innovative worship, a strong discipleship emphasis and enthusiastic lay involvement in ministries, Elmwood has become one of the strongest and fastest growing African American Presbyterian Churches in America. Elmwood has a decentralized ministry style that emphasizes equipping lay leadership for ministry. More than 40 trained lay ministers provide spiritual and pastoral leadership in the church. Many community outreach ministries have been started by lay leadership teams, including the Harambee Community Development Initiative, Inc., a not-forprofit social service and economic development corporation. Prior to the Elmwood pastorate, Reverend Burkins served as pastor of the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Florida. He is married to the former Wendy Zimmerman and they have two children, Alaythia and Robert, Jr.

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TUCC MEMBER JAZMINE HARRIS MESSAGE FROM MONICA MOSS
To Our Dear Trinity Family,

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ere is some more good news about the wonderful things our children are doing. Our TUCC member, Jazmine Harris, has been selected to participate in a twoweek Trek for Knowledge Summer Excursion to Mali, taking place from June 28 – July 13, 2007. The trip is sponsored by Building with Books. Building with Books (BwB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance education and empower youth in the United States to make a positive difference in their community, while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education. Currently, BwB supports after-school programs in 12 Chicago Public High Schools. Students participating in the BwB program increase their knowledge through global education activities, as well as make improvements in their local Chicago communities through volunteering. Jazmine has been an asset to the Jones College Prep BwB program since joining earlier this school year. She is an inspiring role model for her peers and exemplifies the importance of giving back to her community through volunteerism. Special thanks are extended to George and Carole Harris who have been very supportive of their daughter’s endeavors. To learn more about Building with Books, visit www.buildingwithbooks.org.

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can confidently say that I will never be able to express my appreciation to you for the tremendous way you have supported my family and me during my recent illness. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your prayers, cards, gifts and well wishes have sustained and strengthened us these past few weeks. The love and encouragement you have shown us will never be forgotten. May the love of Jesus and the peace of the Lord be with you, always.

– Monica Moss

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s TeWArdship
New Member
BLACK AnD CHRISTIAn CLASS

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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. All-IN-ONE SESSION (Session I & II) Saturday, May 5, 2007 Adults & Teens: 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: • Completion of Sessions I and II of your New Member classes. • Right Hand of Fellowship on a First Sunday evening. The Right Hand of Fellowship is required for full membership into your new church home, Trinity. • Actively becoming a member who works in one of the ministries of your church home. We are eager to “Walk” with you through this process, and we are looking forward to your attendance at this special class. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Please call the Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650 immediately, to confirm your participation for this special May 5th class! Yours in Christ, The Stewardship Ministry Constance A. King, Editor James D. Butler, Chairman
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Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

his day, sixty years ago, was opening day for Major League Baseball. This day, sixty years ago, Jackie Robinson broke down the walls of segregation and became the first Black player to play in what has been called, America’s pastime. Jackie Robinson was 28 years old when he joined the Dodgers. Robinson also left behind a number of players in the Negro League who may have been better players. As he dominated the field, Robinson, simply because of his skin color, received threats and insults. That was sixty years ago. Sixty years later, when African Americans dominate many of the three major sports - baseball, basketball and football - the same insults hurled at Jackie are now hurled at Black players today. In my own lifetime, I have heard the noted Howard Cosell call Art Monk a monkey. I have heard another sportscaster talk about how Black folks are bred to be athletes. I have heard Rush Limbaugh (on drugs or off…I don’t know) doubt the intelligence and IQ of a Black quarterback, named Donovan McNabb, in what was possibly the best season of his career. And now, we have, again, the hurling of insults toward a number of college student athletes by a fool who calls the Rutgers women’s basketball team a bunch of “nappy-headed hos.” While I am upset, I am not surprised. Sports in America are but a microcosm of American society and ideology. The dehumanization of black bodies is still an American pastime. The inhuman treatment and lack of respect given to Black people is still America’s pastime. America was founded on the dehumanization of Black folks, and it still operates with a vision that does not see Black people as human. Again, I am upset about Don Imus’ statement, but not surprised. I am also not surprised because of the hegemony that exists in
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the media industry. The major networks are run by right-winged conservatives who still see Black people as subhuman, and portray Black people as such. Dr. Asa Hilliard dealt with this in his lecture on the first Sunday in February. CBS, which broadcasts Imus’ show, is owned by Viacom, one of six media conglomerates (Vivendi, AOL Time Warner, Disney, News Corporation, Viacom, and Bertlesman), that control 97% of everything we read in print media, hear in radio media, or see via television media. What was even more upsetting was the trite apology given. Don Imus stated that the context in which these comments were given was that of comedy. Imus also stated that he shouldn’t be castigated because Black people use these words among their own people. He says that he isn’t a racist, but his own admittance of using these words as comedy indicate that he is a racist and doesn’t even know it. There are none as blind as those who will not see, as the African proverb states. Racism is prejudice, plus power. Imus uttered the words of prejudice for all to hear, and because he is part of a privileged class of people, he is being empowered to keep his show after only a two-week suspension, which begins tomorrow. Also let it be known, that the use of any word to describe women as anything other than the beautiful creatures that God created them to be by any group of people is unacceptable. Moreover, it is a cop-out on Imus’ part to use that as an excuse for him to use those words. His apology was not an apology at all. It was nothing but a reasoning and justification as to why he used that expression, and he will probably continue to describe Black folks in derogatory ways. Please remember that this is not his first time and will not be his last time. Imus’ two-week suspension only shines the light on a larger truth. Just as hurricane Katrina ripped the covers off the racism which is engrained in the fabric of this country, Imus’ two-week suspension does
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the same. The fact of the matter is that there is still a double standard in this country. I have quoted her before, but I must quote her again in this instance. Dr. Marimba Ani has coined the term, “Rhetorical Ethic.” Rhetorical Ethic, according to Dr. Ani is defined as, “culturally structured European hypocrisy. It is a statement framed in terms of acceptable moral behavior towards others that is meant for rhetorical purposes only. Its purpose is to disarm intended victims of European cultural and political imperialism. It is meant for ‘export’ only. It is not intended to have significance within the culture. Its essence is its deceptive effect in the service of European Power.” Had this been a Black man calling a white group derogatory names, that person would have been fired immediately with no opportunity for explanation. If you feel that this is an issue worth dealing with, I urge you to call the CEO and Chairman of the Viacom Board of Directors: Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman and CEO, Viacom, Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, 212-258-6000. You may also contact CBS at 212-975-4321. Spare me one final word. We just celebrated Resurrection Sunday, when Jesus was raised by God with all power in His hands. In spite of what the Roman government tried to do to Him, and in spite of how they tried to confine Him, Jesus broke out of every box into which they tried to put Him. That is to say, don’t you let anybody or anything confine you or define you, for it is God that hath made you, and God is the only one who can define you. Know thyself! Know thy God! ACTION ITEM 1. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club 2. Call CBS and demand that Imus be fired 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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seXUAl AssAUlT AWAreNess MONTh
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. Sunday, April 15, 2007 12

WOrld MissiON iNsTiTUTe
WORLD MISSIOn InSTITuTe 2007
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TRInITY unITeD CHuRCH OF CHRIST, CHICAGO
(Jointly with Chicago Center for Global Ministries)
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Media Technology and the Contemporary Black Church: Resource and Challenges Trinity United Church of Christ friday, April 20, 2007 6:00 p.m. - Dinner fellowship hall 7:00 p.m. - Colloquium sanctuary
TuCC Presenters: Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church Of Christ Dr. Marla Frederick-McGlathery, Author, Between sundays: Black women and Everyday struggles Of faith

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Today, SUN…4/15 Welcome Elmwood Presbyterian Church Welcome Guests from the Republic of South Africa Youth Choirs Concert SAT…4/21 An Evening with the Author Julia Elaine Bledsoe THURS-SAT…4/26 – 4/28 2007 Village Conference SunDAY – 4/15 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 2:00 p.m. Youth Sexuality Project – 116/118/202/203 Drug and Alcohol Ministry Business Meeting – 207 3:00 p.m. Youth Choirs Concert – SA 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA MOnDAY – 4/16 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. MOnDAY – 4/16 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th Street Financial Counseling Consortium 10 Steps to Good Financial Stewardship – 202 7:00 p.m. Leadership Council Meeting – A Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3 Chinara High School Dance Rehearsal – Room 4

5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

TueSDAY – 4/17 400 W. 95th Street 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH 6:30 p.m. Immabasi Mental Health Support – 102 7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Sanctuary Choir Steering Committee – BR Singles Community – A Youth Revival Planning Committee – 202 Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W305 THEC High School Planning Grades 9 & 10 – W301

7:00 p.m.

400 W. 95th Street Immabasi Diabetes Support – FH Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Women’s Chorus Concert Committee – 102 Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry Revival Planning Committee – 118

6:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

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 – 4/17 (cont’d) TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) 6:30 p.m. Tangeni Business Meeting – W302 7:00 p.m. Million for the Master – W307 Adult Usher Ministry Leadership Team Meeting – W305 WeDneSDAY – 4/18 400 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 THuRSDAY – 4/19 400 W. 95th Street 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal - WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA 7:00 p.m. Single Parent Ministry (Adults) – FH Single Parent Ministry (Children) – 207 Trustee Meeting – BR Imani Business Meeting – WC Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal – Room 2 TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Prison Ministry Meeting – W302 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY – 4/20 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 400 W. 95th Street Immabasi Family Caregivers Planning Committee - BR Free-N-One – 207 Music Theory Class - 207 Healing Ministry – 202 Singles Community 40 PLUS - 116 Africa Ministry – 118 Religion, Media and the Black Church – SA Alama Ya Sali: Sign Language Interpreters - 102 Free-N-One – 207 Tough Love – 203 Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

SATuRDAY – 4/21 400 W. 95th Street 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA 9:30 a.m. Church School (Preschool – Kindergarten) – 118 Church School (Grades 1–2) – 203 Church School (Grades 3–6) – 202 Church School (Teens) – 207 Adult Church School – WC Church School (Discipleship) – 116 Church School Confirmation Class – FH 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 202/203 Little Warriors for Christ – WC Can-Cer-Vive Ministry – 207

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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SATuRDAY – 4/21 400 W. 95th Street 12:30 p.m. Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC Wedding Seminar – 203 Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II 1:30 p.m. Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – 202 Board of Christian Education – BR 2:00 p.m. Lupus Support Ministry – 116 Young Adult Ushers – 207 2:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Executive Meeting – 203 Women’s Guild – 118 3:30 p.m. Adult Usher Ministry – FH 5:30 p.m. Media Ministry – FH 6:00 p.m. An Evening with Julia Bledsoe – A Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th Street Girl Scouts – All Troops – Room TuCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Legal Counseling Ministry – E101/E102 THEC Tutoring – W307 THEC Writing Workshop – W302 Singles Community Never Married Family – W301 Amani Care Program/TAV Volunteer In-Service – W301 Fine Arts & Literary Guild – W302

12:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

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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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 An eVenInG WITH THe HAWKInS Featuring the preaching ministry of Bishop Walter Hawkins and the music ministry of Edwin Hawkins, Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., Pleasant Green M.B. Church, 7545 S. Vincennes Ave. 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 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 COMMunITY ReneWAL SOCIeTY Senior Ministries Network free luncheon, Thursday, April 19, 1:00 p.m., Greater Walters AMEZ Church, 8422 S. Damen, Call Rev. Alice Harper-Jones, 312-427-4830, Ext. 3840 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 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

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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 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 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 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 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
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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 WeST enGLeWOOD unITeD ORGAnIZATIOn Clara’s House presents “Old School Party For A Cause” steppers’ set and fundraiser, Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Dr., Tickets, Call 773-778-2811 WOODSOn ReGIOnAL LIBRARY Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection book review and forum on the Black Chicago Renaissance, 1933–1953, 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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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) are 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, 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
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charitable giving, Monday, April 16 – May 14, 7:00 p.m., Room 202, RSVP, 773-962-5650, Voicemail 819 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 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 presents “Youth Talk: Crime and Consequences,” crime awareness and discussion for youth ages 12 –17, Saturday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Call Gordon Mosley, 708-343-3838 or 708-289-9452 AND…Volunteer letter writers 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 AlSO…Looking for men to volunteer as
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camp counselors for the annual Mom and Me program, taking children of women inmates to visit and camp-out, Training is required, Contact Gail Hardy, 708-710-7415 or cubie7415@sbcglobal.net 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 CReDIT unIOn Member Statements for the quarter ending March 31, 2007 are available for pickup, Our goal is to have each member make at least one deposit per quarter during the year 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, 773962-5650 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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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, Marquerite 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 Sunday, April 15, 2007 Bramlet & Thomas Families 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 Brown, Terrance Burnom, Odester Burns Family Burroughs, Asa Butts, Larvette Bynes, Gayla Bynes, Ronald Bynum, Judy Caldwell, Mattie Campbell, Deacon Patrice 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 Collins, Deacon Yvonne Collins, Shaun Coney, Jacqueline 24 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 Doty, Joyce Douglas, Jesse Dunlap, Joy Dunlap, Phillip Durham, Burnette Durroh, Odessa Eason, Margarette Eberhart, Ivan 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 Fryson, Sally 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 Green, Lloyd 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, Deacon Mosea Harris, Jajuan Harris, Marilyn Harris, Otis Harris, Stephany Harroo, Cheryl

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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 Hutchinson, Bryan 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 Sunday, April 15, 2007 Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Johnson, Robert Jones, Catherine Jones, Richard Joyner, Andrew O. King, Latina King, Richard King, Carlton & Family Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Lane, Antoine C. Latham, Odean 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 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 Moore, Flortine Moss, Monica Muhammad Family 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 25 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 Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon

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Sanders, Deacon Robert Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice Scott, Dr. Angela Scott, Marc Shah, Fannie Shah, Immanuel Shah, Perry Shed, Tenson & Valerie Shelton, John Shepherd, Marsha Sigh, Martha Simmons, Abriel Simmons, Angel Simmons, Ashley Simmons, Michael Simmons, Tiffany Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Jody Smith, Louis & Virgina Smith, Jr., Frank Smith-Cobb, Angela & Family South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Squalls, Sarah Stalling, LaFayette Stalling, LaFayette Steele, Abbigale Stewart, Beverly Sykes, Myra Sykes, Pamela Sykes, Rev. Michael Taylor, Deacon Myra Taylor, Patricia Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Teverbaugh, George Teverbaugh, Olivia Sunday, April 15, 2007 Thomas, Brenita Thomas, Jonathon & Tabetha Thomas, Rosetta Thomas, Sondra Thornton, Laverne 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 26 Williams, Mae Williams, Pauline Williams, Rebecca Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Yvonne Wilson, Charles Wilson, Delores 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: Mr. Anthony Atkins Mrs. Vivian Carson Mrs. Lorris Clopton Mr. Charles Darby Mr. Jerry Kemp Mr. Ralph Leslie Mrs. Marlene Rogers Mrs. Jean Summerville Mr. John Turnbugh Mr. George Willis Mrs. Ruby Wright PLeASe SenD CARDS TO: Ms. Claudia Boose & Family Ms. Candace Williams & Family Mr. James H. Clopton Ms. Dorothy Wilcher & Family Mr. Malik Camara & Family Ms. Joann Gillie & Family Deacon Donna Dunigan & Family Ms. Dionne Jones & Family Mr. Art George & Family Rev. Penny Willis & Family Mr. Adell Wright, Jr. & Family ADDReSS: 7825 S. Clyde (49) 3508 W. Walnut St. (24) 9330 S. Lowe Ave. (20) 9812 S. Indiana Ave. (28) 11432 S. Church St. (43) 3727 W. 123rd St., Alsip, IL 60803 8420 S. Throop (20) 448 E. 81st Street (19) 12800 S. Lincoln Apt. 2, Blue Island, IL 60406 776 Brookwood Dr., Olympia Fields, IL 60461 423 Carrick Rd., Matteson, IL 60443

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Ron Anderson Rush Presbyterian Hospital 1653 West Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 942-5000 Jonella Blakely St. James Hospital 20201 S. Crawford Ave. Olympia Fields, IL 60461 (708) 747-4000 Diane Brown Little Company of Mary Hospital 2800 W. 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (708) 422-6200 (Pastoral Visits Only) nancy Clay West Suburban Hospital 3 Erie Court Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-6200
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Sarah Foulkes Christ Hospital 4440 West 95th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 684-8000
(Will enter on April14)

ethel McCullough St. James Hospital 20201 S. Crawford Ave. Olympia Fields, IL 60461 (708) 747-4000 Betty Smith South Suburban Hospital 178th Street and Kedzie Ave. Hazel Crest, IL 60429 (708) 799-8000

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

WILLIAMS, Maudine

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

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

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

SMITH, Mary Baker

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

WATT, Mildred

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

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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 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. 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) (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 773-881-8733 773-995-6893 773-779-1528 773-779-1689 773-924-2207 773-483-0130 773-296-0580 773-994-6710 773-483-2784

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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.

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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.