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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. – “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”) ................................................... 5 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “No, Not One”) .............................................................................. 5 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... 6 Sermon Notes................................................................................................................................. 7 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8 To Do Justice ................................................................................................................................. 9 Sexual Awareness Month .............................................................................................................. 10 Mental Health Awareness Month .................................................................................................. 10 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 11 Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 14 Summer Bible Study/Scholarship and Graduate Recognition Celebration The Akiba Malcolm X Celebration/Women’s Chorus 23rd Annual Concert Trumpet Subscriptions Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 19 Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 20 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 23 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 23 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 24 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 26 Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 29 Service and Support Groups.................................................................................. Inside Back Cover

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Choral Introit ...............................................................................................................“I Was Glad” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................................ “Glorify The Lord” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................. “Come On In This House” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................ “Jesus Is A Healer” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)......................................................... “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.).....................................................................................“No, Not One” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ..................................................................... John 4:28a (Good News) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ....................................................... 2 Kings 5:1–14 (NIV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................“More Than Anything” Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings School Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................................................... “Speak To My Heart” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ......................................................................................... “I Almost Let Go” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) .................................................................................................... “Left Behind” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................ “Liberated From My Leprosy – 1.0” Sermon (6:00 p.m.) .................................................................. “Liberated From My Leprosy – 2.0” Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ........................................................................“Nobody Like Jesus” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.)...............................................................“I Am Healed” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) ........................................................................................ “Healing” Benediction ...................................................................................................“The Lord Bless Thee” [Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]

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hyMN Of prAise
7:30 a.m.

hyMN Of prAise
11:00 a.m.

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
Verse I What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Ev’rything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Ev’rything to God in prayer! Verse II Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness Take it to the Lord in prayer. Verse III Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despite, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer; In his arms He’ll take and shield thee Thou wilt find a solace there.

NO, NOT ONE
Verse I There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus No, not one! No, not one! None else could heal all our soul’s diseases No, not one! No, not one! Chorus Jesus knows all about our struggles, He will guide till the day is done; There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus No, not one! No, not one! Verse II No friend like Him is so high and holy No, not one! No, not one! And yet no friend is so meek and lowly No, not one! No, not one! (Repeat Chorus) Verse III There’s not an hour that He is not near us No, not one! No, not one! No night so dark but His love can cheer us No, not one! No, not one! (Repeat Chorus) Verse IV Was e’er a gift like the Savior given? No, not one! No, not one! Will he refuse us a home in heaven? No, not one! No, not one! (Repeat Chorus)

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UNis ON sCripTUre
7:30 a.m.

JOHN 4:28A (GOOD NEWS)
Then the woman left her water jar, went back to the town, and said to the people there.
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11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

2 KINGS 5:1–14 (NIV)
Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. 2 Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 4 Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. 5 “By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. “I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten sets of clothing. 6 The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7 As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!” 8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent
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him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” 11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. 13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.

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A LiTAny foR THe THiRd SUndAy of eASTeR In Response to the Violence at Virginia Tech
April 22, 2007 John H. Thomas General Minister and President United Church of Christ Through the ages we hear the Risen Christ: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Yet today we grieve for precious lambs, not fed, but slaughtered. For those sons and daughters, students and classmates, colleagues and friends whose lives we cherish, whose loss we mourn, we pray, Lord, have mercy. [a time of silence is kept] Through the ages we hear the Risen Christ: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Tend my sheep.” Yet today your flock is scattered by fear at Virginia Tech and throughout the world where guns and bombs kill and maim. For those paralyzed by fear in Blacksburg and Baghdad, Kabul and Karachi, Gaza and the Golan Heights, we pray, Christ, have mercy. [a time of silence is kept]
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Through the ages we hear the Risen Christ, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord, you know everything, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” Yet today we are hungry — hungry for peace, hungry for justice, hungry for security, hungry for hope. For children who look for bread but are given the crushing stone of violence, often with our complicity, we pray, Lord, have mercy. [a time of silence is kept.] Take us, O God, to places we are reluctant to go, to the wounded places, the shattered places, the terrified places. There may we feed your lambs with compassion, tend your sheep with healing, feed your flock with hope. There, with Peter, may we move from denial to discipleship, and thus find strength in the midst of this week’s sorrow and rage, to sing again the Easter song, “Alleluia, Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed. Alleluia! Amen.

(This prayer uses themes from the Gospel lesson for the third Sunday of Easter, John 21:1–19.)

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Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

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ast Tuesday, April 17, 2007, the Rev. Don Coleman, pastor of University Church in Hyde Park (a United Church of Christ), began a sentence of 60 days at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center. His crime was for nonviolent civil disobedience to call for the close of the Pentagon’s WHINSEC/School of the Americas (SOA). WHINSEC/SOA is a combat training school for Latin American Soldiers, located at Fort Benning, GA. Some have called this school the school of the assassins. WHINSEC/SOA, in no uncertain terms, 2. trains Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence, and interrogation tactics. In short, the United States Army trains students at this school in terrorism. Graduates of this school return to their own countries and use these debilitating techniques on their own people. The WHINSEC/ SOA was kicked out of Panama in 1984 under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty, at which time the former President of Panama stated that the SOA was 3. the biggest base for destabilization in Latin America. SOA graduates return to their countries and target educators, freedom fighters, religious workers, and other who work for the rights of the poor. In countries like Columbia, Guatemala, and Panama, many of those targeted by these graduates of the SOA have been tortured, assassinated, raped, and forced into displeasure by those trained at the SOA. Rev. Don Coleman engaged in nonviolent protest to close this school which trains killers, and was arrested by the federal government because of his ACTION ITEM efforts. When Rev. Coleman stood trial on January 29, 1. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club 2007, he uttered the following words in his defense:
I have pleaded “not guilty,” but have agreed to the stipulations of the government that I did cross through the fence on November 19, 2005. Let me plead guilty, your honor, to what I accept guilt for: Sunday, April 22, 2007 9

I plead guilty to respecting the law. I have been a law abiding citizen all my life and have never had any convictions for actions like this before. But the comparison of climbing through a fence with no damage to physical property or harm to another human being cannot be compared to the injustice and brutality that is the consequence of the training that takes place at this base. And I believe the focus on the petty misdemeanor that we are accused of, makes this court complicit in the brutal acts of the Western Hemisphere Institute of Internal Security/School of the Americas. I plead guilty of thinking long and hard about my decision to participate in this action. I could find no other way of putting WHINSEC/SOA on trial for the crimes committed because of their training, than this action. I consider what the sixteen of us have done as a way of holding the military in this country accountable for the injustice created by their actions. This act of civil disobedience on my part is really an act of holy obedience to the God who called me to respond. I plead guilty to this action as a way of closing the WHINSEC/SOA. My act is the act of one person but it supported by members and friends of University Church and people from around the country. There will continue to be people from University Church joining with the thousands committed to closing this institution. And we are confident that in God’s long arc of justice its will be closed. So let justice roll down like an ever flowing stream.

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 MeNTAl heAlTh AWAreNess MONTh 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 22, 2007 10

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TRiniTy UniTed CHURCH of CHRiST

Immabasi health & wellness Ministry Community Mental health support Group in fellowship with Oakdale Covenant Church family support Group
Presents

A CANDLELIGHT WALK “MIND” YOUR HEALTH
Friday, May 4, 2007 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Trinity United Church of Christ/ Oakdale Covenant Church 400 W. 95th Street to 9440 S. Vincennes

Featuring Speakers and Question and Answer Session

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HIGHLIGHTS
THURS – SAT…4/26 – 4/28 2007 Village Conference Welcome Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance SUNDAY – 4/22 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 Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Awareness Forum – 207 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA MONDAY – 4/23 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 400 W. 95th Street Active Seniors Luncheon – A/FH Active Seniors - WC Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH Choir Directors Forum - WC Stewardship Ministry – BR Village Conference Meeting – 118 Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Singles Community Council Meeting –A Financial Counseling Consortium 10 Steps to Good Financial Stewardship – 202 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 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) Safer Foundation Meeting – W301

6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY – 4/24 400 W. 95th Street 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Band Rehearsal – SA Voice Class – FH 6:30 p.m. Wedding Coordinators Meeting – 102 7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA Singles Community – A Immabasi Family Caregivers – BR Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W305 Career Development: How to Write a Business Plan – W301/W307 Sisterhood Ministry – W302 Counseling Ministry Business Meeting – W305

6:30 p.m.

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

7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY – 4/25 400 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

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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WEDNESDAY – 4/25 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th Street 6:30 p.m. DIT Prayer Service Preparation – 102 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA THURSDAY – 4/26 400 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. Emmaus Road Support Group – WC Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal – Room 2 400 W. 95th Street Free-N-One – 207 Music Theory Class – 207 Free-N-One – 207 Tough Love – 203 Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Girl Scouts Brownie Troop Check-in for Camp – Room 2 Immabasi Gospel Aerobics – Room 1 SATURDAY – 4/28 400 W. 95th Street 7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA 9:30 a.m. 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. Little Warriors for Christ Rehearsal – WC Church School Teachers Meeting – 118 Math Tutorial – 202/203 12:30 p.m. Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC Women’s Drill Team General Meeting – 116 Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II 1:30 p.m. Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – 202 Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Intonjane – Room 4 Isuthu Ministry Meeting – Room 3 TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) THEC Tutoring – W307 THEC Writing Workshop – W302 Same Gender Meeting – W305

5:30 p.m. FRIDAY – 4/27 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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

12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. 2:00 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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heArT Of T he COMMUNiT y
AVALON COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION Offering adult summer instruction, Beginners encouraged, all are welcome, May 19 – August 25, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Jackson Park Tennis Courts (63rd and Cornell-Hayes Drive), Call Roscoe Beach, 773-450-2221 or Kevin Tyson, 773-962-0690 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, Deanna Walcott, 773-573-7011 or 773-955-0342 CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY Community Concert and Jazz Bands directed by Professor Roxanne Stephenson, Free concert Monday, April 23, 7:00 p.m., Chicago State University, Auditorium, Douglas Library Building, 9501 S. King Drive CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Youth Living With Asthma community forum, featuring Dr. Theisha Perkins, Asthma information for adults and children, Free, Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 364 S. Torrence, Calumet City, Call 773-298-2061 DUSABLE MUSEUM Volunteer recruitment open house, Saturday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Call 773-947-0600 Ext. 223 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 at 312-382-0607 or sdwyer@globalallianceafrica.org MARRIAGE/RELATIONSHIP INITIATIVE sponsored by Catholic Charities seeks unmarried couples to attend a free 8-week workshop on building strong, healthy relationships, Dinner and childcare provided, Call Gaynell Taylor, 773-5668-2070 ROAD WARRIORS ATHLETICS RUNNING CLUB Summer program begins May 5, Register at www.roadwarriorsathletics. com, Call Andre Edmonds, 312-550-3038 THE ROSE Annual Prayer Breakfast, For Such a Time as This, Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Doubletree Hotel 5000 W. 127th Street, Alsip, IL, Tickets, Contact Addie Spruill, 773-604-1640 or rylrose7@yahoo.com WEST ENGLEWOOD UNITED ORGANIZATION/CLARA’S HOUSE Presents their “Old School Party For A Cause” Annual Steppers’ Set and Fundraiser, Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Dr., Tickets, Call 773778-2811

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heArT Of T he COMMUNiT y
WOODSON REGIONAL LIBRARY Presents Sara Paretsky, author of Writing in an Age of Silence, Saturday, April 28, 1:30 p.m., Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted, Call 773-747-6900 WOODSTOCK INSTITUTE 22nd Annual Community Reinvestment Reception, honoring Trinity UCC for its commitment in uplifting the community, Tuesday, April 24, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., JP Morgan Chase, Executive Dining Room, 57th Floor, 21 S. Clark, RSVP, 312-427-8070 Y-ME BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATION Possible assistance available for women needing routine screening mammograms not covered by insurance, Call Sheila Rogers, 312364-9071 Ext. 21 AMANI CARE PROGRAM AND TRINITY AMANI CARE TEAM WITH VITAS (TAV) Seek 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 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 seeking volunteer mentors for children of incarcerated parents, For information, check the Habari Gani rack or contact Daryle Brown, 847-922-3361 or daryle@writtenwords.com And…“Youth Talk: Crime and Consequences,” a crime awareness and discussion session 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

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

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

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Join Ms. Bassett and Mr. Vance at the 2007 Village Conference for a book signing on saturday, april 28th!! This celebrated couple will also sign books at Trinity, april 29th, after the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services!

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iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
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 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

New Member
BLACK AND CHRISTIAN CLASS

Combined Classes

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!
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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, Marquerita Anderson, Rev. Danita Anderson, Ron Anderson, Tiwona Askew, Jeremiah Atkins, Anthony Avent, Carolyn Baker, Diane Baker-Brown, Bridgette Bates, Jr., Freddie L. 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 Black, Oliver Blakely, Jonella Blount, Viola Bonner, Gloria Booker, Raymond J. Boose, Christopher Boseman, Gwendolyn Sunday, April 22, 2007 Boston, Wendy Bowen, Marsha Bowers, Jeffrey Brackett, Ascylyn Brackett, Sonny Bramlet & Thomas Family 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 Burrell, William and Sarah Burroughs, Asa Butts, Larvette Bynes, Gayla Bynes, Ronald Bynum, Judy Caldwell, Mattie Campbell, Deacon Patrice Kimberly Campbell, Deborah Campbell, Veronica Cannon , Christie Carlisle, Yolanda Carter, Herman Carter, Lyric Caston, Aletha & Alfred Chambers, Elosie Champion, Ruby Chapman, Malachi 20 Clark, Viola & Family Clay-Wilkes, Roslynn Coleman, Cassandra Coleman, Curtis Collins, Deacon Yvonne Collins, Shaun Coney, Jacqueline Cook, Ceola Cook, Junerous 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, Ruby 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 Fain, Andrea Fain, Audrey 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 Grant, Blaine Green, Lloyd Griffin, Robert Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Guyton-Smith, Mary Lynn Gwynn, Arthur

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Hadzide, Reuben Hall, Sandra Hamilton, Jewel Hamilton, Katrinia Hammond-Miller, Deacon Donna Hampton, Wyman Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Harrell, Deacon Linda Harris, Deacon Mosea Harris, Jajuan Harris, Marilyn Harris, Otis Harris, Stephany Harroo, Cheryl Harry, Solaye 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 Sunday, April 22, 2007 Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Robert Jackson, Yvette Jacobs, Isom James, Louis James, Safya Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Jenkins, Janice Johnson, Alvin Johnson, Anita Johnson, Bob Johnson, Charles Johnson, Dorothy Johnson, Edwina Johnson, Dr. Fran Johnson, Herman Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mary Johnson, Monique Johnson, Renita Johnson, Rita Johnson, Robert Jones, Catherine Jones, Arthur 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. 21 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 Martin, Paris 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 Page, Gail Parker, Andre Parrott, Brandon Payne, Jason Payne, Shannon Peavy, Irene Pepper, Evelyn Pepper, Robert Peterson, Rev. Dr. John O. Plummer, Jr., Morris Pope, Gladys Powell, Prince Provall, Estelle Pruett, James and Loretta Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric Putman, Delores Qualls, Arshell Rayford, Sharon

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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 Robinson, William Rochelle, Jamal Roebuck, Evelyn Rollins, Eddie Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella Rowan, Eulica Ruff, Carolyn Rushing, Melner Rushing, Michelle Russell, Debra Russell, Tamon Rhyal, Stephen Sanders, Deacon Robert Sanford, Gayle Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice Scott, Dr. Angela Scott, Marc Shah, Fannie Shah, Immanuel Shah, Perry Shed, Tenson & Valerie Shelton, John Shepherd, Marsha Sunday, April 22, 2007 Sigh, Martha Simmons, Abriel Simmons, Angel Simmons, Ashley Simmons, Michael Simmons, Tiffany Smith, Carmencita Smith, Deacon Dorothy Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Jody Smith, Louis & Virgina Smith, Jr., Frank Smith-Cobb, Angela & Family South, Lucretia Spann, Theresa Squalls, Sarah Stalling, LaFayette Steele, Abbigale Stewart, Beverly 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 Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toombs, Cheryl Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn 22 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, Delores Wilson, Lorraine Withers, Mother Ernestine Woods, Darius Woodson, Anita Woodson, Janice Wooten, John Wordlaw, Kenya Wright, Carl 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: Ms. Carlita Crump Mr. Richard Delaney Mr. Cius Joseph Ms. Victoria Lee Ms. Gladys Massie Ms. Jenny Manning Ms. Mary Morris Ms. Eunice L. Smith Mr. Charles Ray Turner Ms. Willia Booker-Woodson PLEASE SEND CARDS TO: Ms. Stephanie Crump & Family Ms. Alissia Delaney & Family The Destin Family Ms. Janis Robinson & Family Ms. Marjorie Flowers-Addison Ms. Minnie Cooper & Family Mr. Thomas Morris & Family Mrs. Louvenia Gillie-Timms & Family Mrs. Major Ann Turner & Family Mr. Phillip Woodson & Family ADDRESS: P.O. Box 6405 (80) 11736 S. Loomis Street (43) 9136 S. Marquette Ave. (17) 7113 S. Vernon Ave. (19) 15154 Meadow Lane, Dolton, IL 60419 4137 W. 21st Place (23) 405 Marshall Ave., Bellwood, IL 60104 8336 S. Drexel Ave. (19) 8801 S. Dorchester (19) 1051 Central Park Ave., Flossmoor, IL 60422

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Diane Brown Little Company of Mary Hospital 2800 W. 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (708) 422-6200 (Pastoral Visits Only) LaShaun Glenn Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Prentice Building) 333 E. Superior (312) 926-2000

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ANDERSON, Ron Manor Care Health Care Services 940 Maple Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 708-799-0244 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 JEFFERSON, Lorrine Manor Care Health Care Services 6300 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Room 30, Bed 1 708-599-8800 JEFFERSON, Deacon Morris Manor Care Health Care Services 9401 S. Kostner Oak Lawn, IL 708-423-7882 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 MITCHELL-SHIELDS, Deacon Sharon Arden Courts Assisted Living 2143 E. 170th Street South Holland, IL 60473 708-895-1600

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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

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

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

TEVERBAUGH, George

PEAVY, Irene

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

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

WILSON, Louis

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

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

RICHARDS, Vivian

Evergreen Health Care Center 10124 S. Kedzie Ave. Evergreen Park, IL 60805 708-636-9200

WATSON, Janet

SHEATS, Benjamin

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

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

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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1621 E. 68th Street, #1A 1510 Brookfield Dr., Plainfield, IL 9643 S. Lowe Ave. 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. 9721 S. Keeler Apt. 202, Oak Lawn, IL 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 9 East 90th Street 9146 S. Indiana Ave. 11626 S. Stewart St. 5948 W. Midway Park 8521 S. St. Lawrence 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E Blue Island, IL 8939 S. Dante Ave. 8404 S. Ada Street 9312 S. Union Ave. 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 9632 S. Wallace 7759 S. Chappel 9518 S. LaSalle c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 9251 S. Parnell Ave. 8606 S. Michigan Ave. 6140 S. Drexel Ave. 11325 S. Union Avenue 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. 842 Princeton Ave., Matteson, IL 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 9224 S. Laflin Apt. 1st Fl. 7811 S. Michigan Ave. 6142 S. St. Lawrence, #1 7842 S. Honore, 1st Floor 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 7837 S. Morgan Ave. 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 9515 S. Indiana 8011 S. Justine St. ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita BASKIN, William BEY-HARRIS, Deacon Fatima BROOKS, Arzulia BROWN, Pamela BURKS, Willa A. CALVIN, Diane CAMPBELL, Delois CLAY, Louise CLAY, Nancy COLEMAN, Garland DULANEY, Doris FORD, John FOULKES, Sarah FUNCHES, Josephine GAY, Mary GLISPIE, John & Ruth GLOVER, Delores GRAY, Viola HARDY, Glodine HEREFORD, Bessie HOLMES, Louise JACKSON, Betty Jo JONES, Lula LAWS, Robert LEHMANN, Augustine LEWIS, Deacon Pattrice “Kim” MARDARDUS, Lofton MARRABLE, James McCULLOUGH, Ethel McFADDEN, Deborah McGOWAN, Milton McINTOSH, Emily MILES, Mary MOORE, Bessie PARKER, Irene PARKS, Maceo PAYTON-LOVE, Mary QUINN, Anna REEVES, Ollie RICE, Sylvester (49) 60544 (28) (28) 60453 60430 (19) (19) (28) (44) (19) 773-363-8625 Saturday Visits Only 815-254-1106 773-239-0985 773-224-7581 Sunday Visits Only 708-424-0686 708-799-3581 773-874-3792 773-928-0997 773-468-9642 773-287-9194 773-488-3459

60406 708-597-8309 (19) 773-734-7363 (20) 773-488-4312 (28) 312-805-1401 Visits before 12:00 Noon on Sundays 60409 708-868-8535 (28) 773-881-8635 (49) 773-768-3508 (28) 773-264-2592 60411 (20) (19) (37) (28) 60402 (28) 60478 60409 (43) 60443 60429 (20) (19) (37) (20) 60452 (20) (49) (49) (28) (20) 708-481-5814 773-846-0448 773-224-7339 773-363-0527 773-468-4743 708-484-9733 773-568-3097 708-647-1735 708-832-9085 773-445-6876 708-720-4829 708-798-3426 773-651-9560 773-667-0167 773-874-3002 708-422-1019 773-873-8207 773-734-7828 773-684-8831 773-568-8108 773-651-8534

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6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. 503 E. 87th Place 3449 W. North Avenue 17791 Arlington Dr. Country Club Hills, IL 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B, Hammond, IN 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. 16236 Ashland Ave., Markham, IL 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. SCATES, Hermine SIMMONS, Laverne SIMPSON, Mary Ann SMITH, Betty SMITH, Carmencita TAYLOR, Patricia WALKER, David & Irma WALKER, Honoria WALKER, Thelma WILLIAMS, Cheryl WILLIAMS, Pauline WINDOM, Hattie WOODS, Penny WRIGHT, Ernestine WRIGHT, Wiley (49) (19) (47) 60478 46323 (28) 60428 (20) (20) (20) (20) 60471 (20) (20) (20) 773-955-2445 773-483-2830 773-276-5609 708-206-1457 219-844-0328 773-821-6711 708-333-7616 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 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 (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

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3429 Peachwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 1330 W. Wentworth, Calumet City, IL WHYTE, Rev. James YOUNG, Charlotte 37921 60409

COMMUNION VISITS ONLY
BENN, Vester BROWN, Ann H. BUTLER, Alice Faye GWYNN, Arthur HENDERSON, Evelyn HILL, Katherine HILL, Valjean LEGGETT, Aurelia LONG, Deacon Rosemary 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 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) (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

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.