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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor
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Rev. Cedric McCay, 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
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Order of Worship ............................................................................................................................ 4
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “I Love You Lord, Today”) ................................................................ 5
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “I Am On The Battlefeld”) .............................................................. 5
Unison Scriptures (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) ...................................................................................... 6
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................................... 7
Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8
Litany of Transition ...................................................................................................................... 15
Sermon Notes ............................................................................................................................... 16
Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 17
Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 18
Graduate Recognition and Scholarship Awards Ceremony
The Akiba
Family Month / Trumpet Gala 2007
Trumpet Subscriptions
Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 25
Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 27
Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 30
Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 32
Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 32
Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 33
Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 35
Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 38
Service and Support Groups .................................................................................. Inside Back Cover
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Choral Introit ..................................................................................................... “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ....................................................................................... “Lift Him Up”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) ..........................................................................“Lift Up Your Hands”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................ “Yes I Know Jesus”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................................... “I Love You Lord, Today”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................... “I Am On The Battlefeld”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................. 1 Samuel 17:31– 40 (NRSV)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ..................................................................1 Samuel 17:26–45 (NIV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .................................................................. Matthew 15:21–28 (NRSV)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................“I Can Go To The Rock”
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.) ..............................................................................“Because Of Who You Are”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ..................................................................................... “Encourage Yourself”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ..........................................................“Advice to Adolescents” (I Samuel 17:40)
Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ........................................“I Did Not Come This Far Not to Throw My Rock”
Sermon (6:00 p.m.) .................................................... “Tormented By A Demon!” (Matthew 15:22)
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ..............................................................“If You Can Use Anything”
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................... “Victory Is Mine”
Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) .....................................................................“We Need The Power”
Benediction ....................................................................................................... “God Be With You”
[Once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the frst foor sanctuary.]
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7:30 a.m.
I LOve YOu LORD, TODAY
I love you, I love you, I love you Lord, today
Because You care for me, in such a special way
That’s why I praise You, I lift You up
And I magnify Your name
That’s why my heart is flled with praise.
My heart, my mind, my soul belongs to You,
You paid the price for me, way back on Calvary,
That’s why I praise You, I lift You up
And I magnify Your Name,
That’s why my heart is flled with praise.
11:00 a.m.
I AM ON THe BATTLeFIeLD
Chorus
I am on the battlefeld for my Lord,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord;
And I promised Him that I
Would serve Him till I die.
I am on the battlefeld for my Lord.
verse I
I was alone and idle, I was a sinner too,
I heard a voice from heaven say there is work to do
I took the Master’s hand
And I joined the Christian band,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
(Repeat chorus)
verse II
I left my friends and kindred
Bound for the Promised Land,
The Grace of God upon me,
The Bible in my hand. In distant lands I trod,
Crying sinner come to God,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
(Repeat chorus)
verse III
Now when I met my Savior,
I met Him with a smile,
He healed my wounded Spirit,
And owned me as His child,
Around the throne of grace,
He appoints My soul a place,
I’m on the battlefeld for my Lord.
(Repeat chorus)
hYMNs Of prAise
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cannot walk with these; for I am not used to
them.” So David removed them.
40
Then he
took his staff in his hand, and chose fve smooth
stones from the wadi, and put them in his
shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his
hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.
11:00 a.m.
1 SAMueL 17:26–45 (NIv)
26
David asked the men standing near him,
“What will be done for the man who kills this
Philistine and removes this
disgrace from Israel? Who is
this uncircumcised Philistine
that he should defy the armies
of the living God?”
27
They
repeated to him what they had
been saying and told him,
“This is what will be done for
the man who kills him.”
28
When Eliab, David’s oldest
brother, heard him speaking
with the men, he burned with
anger at him and asked, “Why
have you come down here?
And with whom did you leave
those few sheep in the desert? I know how
conceited you are and how wicked your heart is;
you came down only to watch the battle.”
29
“Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I
even speak?”
30
He then turned away to
someone else and brought up the same matter,
and the men answered him as before.
31
What
David said was overheard and reported to Saul,
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1 SAMueL 17:31–40 (NRSv)
31
When the words that David spoke were heard,
they repeated them before Saul; and he sent for
him.
32
David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail
because of him; your servant will go and fght
with this Philistine.”
33
Saul said to David, “You
are not able to go against this Philistine to fght
with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been
a warrior from his youth.”
34
But David said to
Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his
father; and whenever a lion or a
bear came, and took a lamb
from the fock,
35
I went after it
and struck it down, rescuing the
lamb from its mouth; and if it
turned against me, I would
catch it by the jaw, strike it
down, and kill it.
36
Your servant
has killed both lions and bears;
and this uncircumcised
Philistine shall be like one of
them, since he has defed the
armies of the living God.”
37
David said, “The Lord, who
saved me from the paw of the
lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me
from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to
David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you!”
38
Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a
bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with
a coat of mail.
39
David strapped Saul’s sword over
the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was
not used to them. Then David said to Saul, “I
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and Saul sent for him.
32
David said to Saul, “Let
no one lose heart on account of this Philistine;
your servant will go and fght him.”
33
Saul
replied, “You are not able to go out against this
Philistine and fght him; you are only a boy, and
he has been a fghting man from his youth.”
34
But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been
keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear
came and carried off a sheep from the fock,
35
I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep
from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized
it by its hair, struck it and killed it.
36
Your
servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this
uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them,
because he has defed the armies of the living
God.
37
The Lord who delivered me from the
paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will
deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with
you.”
38
Then Saul dressed David in his own
tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a
bronze helmet on his head.
39
David fastened on
his sword over the tunic and tried walking
around, because he was not used to them.
“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because
I am not used to them.” So he took them off.
40
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose fve
smooth stones from the stream, put them in the
pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in
his hand, approached the Philistine.
41
Meanwhile,
the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of
him, kept coming closer to David.
42
He looked
David over and saw that he was only a boy,
ruddy and handsome, and he despised him.
43
He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come
at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed
David by his gods.
44
“Come here,” he said, “and
I’ll give your fesh to the birds of the air and the
beasts of the feld!”
45
David said to the Philistine,
“You come against me with sword and spear and
javelin, but I come against you in the name of
the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of
Israel, whom you have defed.
6:00 p.m.
MATTHeW 15:21–28 (NRSv)
21
Jesus left that place and went away to the
district of Tyre and Sidon.
22
Just then a
Canaanite woman from that region came out and
started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son
of David; my daughter is tormented by a
demon.”
23
But he did not answer her at all.
And his disciples came and urged him, saying,
“Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.”
24
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel.”
25
But she came and knelt
before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”
26
He
answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s
food and throw it to the dogs.”
27
She said, “Yes,
Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall
from their masters’ table.”
28
Then Jesus
answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it
be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter
was healed instantly.
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Dear Oprah,
I
am so glad that you will be visiting my
country, Palestine. I wish I could be there
to greet you. Certainly, despite the genocide
and ethnic cleansing they face every hour of the
day, my people will be there. They will be happy
to see you and will receive you with open arms.
Unfortunately, I cannot be there! My family
tree and my roots in Palestine go back to time
immemorial, long before Islam, Christianity and
Judaism came into being. Last July, I was given
entry to my homeland only as a tourist, with
an American passport and a Japanese camera.
Though I am 70 years old, I had to stand at the
Israeli immigration window at Sheikh Hussein
entry point on the Jordan River for over seven
hours before I was allowed in to visit my home
and family. Months earlier, Canadian Jews were
processed and given Israeli citizenship to my
land while they were 35,000 feet high over the
Atlantic.
Arabs, throughout history, are known to be
hospitable to their guests. You will be no excep-
tion. For many centuries, Jews escaped the dis-
crimination and death they were subjected to in
Europe, and found safety and refuge among us.
Muslims believe in Christianity and Judaism. The
Quran states there is no distinction between Mu-
hammad, Jesus and Moses. Therefore, according
to our Islamic teachings, all are prophets of God
and all must be honored and respected.
You must know that Zionist Jews from all over
the world, particularly Europe, came to my Pal-
estine, not as guests, but as settlers and occupiers
in the early part of the 20th century. The natives
were referred to as “snakes” from which the land
must be cleansed. In 1948 they occupied 72% of
my land and emptied out over 500 Arab (Chris-
tian and Muslim) towns and villages. In 1967
they occupied the remaining 28%. Six million of
us have been living in refugee camps in Jordan,
Syria, and Lebanon for the last ffty nine years,
even though the United Nations ordered the
Israeli government to allow us to return (1948
UN resolution 194).
Our Palestine is so beautiful. You will enjoy it.
It is a museum. So many civilizations have mixed
and melted there. Throughout history, invaders
came and fnally left. We remained. We survived.
As we offered the Crusaders who occupied our
holy lands for two hundred years, Jews can stay
and share our land, if they wish to live in a free
and democratic Palestine that respects the rights
of all, regardless of their religion, race, or ethnic-
ity. Those who refuse and insist to live in an
apartheid state will inevitably pack up and return
to their native lands.
Please, visit Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, and Nazareth
within the so-called Green Line. Take pleasure
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in the aroma of our orange orchards on the
Mediterranean coast. Drive to the top of the
Mount of al-Carmel and enjoy its beauty and the
splendid view.
Elie Wiesel, your host, will take you to the
Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem to show you
the crimes committed by the Germans against
the Jews. Undoubtedly, when the visit is com-
pleted, he will attempt to usher you away; but if
you look down across the valley you can see the
site of the massacre of the village of Deir Yassin.
Hundreds of armless and helpless Arab men,
women, and children were shot to death, by the
Irgun, Wiesel’s associates and friends, in April
1948. The remaining women survivals were pa-
raded in trucks through the streets of Jerusalem.
I can never forget this scene, just can’t. My fam-
ily, among the thousands of Palestinians, had to
fee. “NEVER AGAIN” are two hollow words.
They don’t apply to non-Jews.
Oprah, I beg you not to forget visiting Gaza
and the West Bank where over three million of
us still live. All attempts made to force them
leave and run for their lives have failed. Take
pictures of the 700 kilometer apartheid wall and
refect on the political messages of the graffti it
displays. I was struck by one of these messages
at the entry to Bethlehem. “Thou not steal.”
Confscation of our lands, however, continues
until this day.
Experience some of the military check points
where our people have to stand in line for hours
before they are allowed to cross. Witness the
harassment and degradation my people are
subjected to. A 20-minute journey from a village
to another takes seven hours. Many pregnant
Arab women have lost their babies while wait-
ing for clearance on their way to hospitals. There
are over 550 of these checkpoints that divide
our land into ghettos in the West Bank alone.
Though the water we get does not meet our
basic needs, notice the swimming pools Israelis
enjoy in settlements built on our stolen lands.
Of course, the highlight of your trip will be
the performance of pilgrimage in Jerusalem, the
city of Jesus. It is also the city of my birth. The
school I attended is the site of the palace where
he received his death sentence. My home is only
a couple of blocks away from the Via Dolorosa,
the path he took to his crucifxion. Walk through
the narrow and curved alleys where he walked.
I did that without interruption for 23 years.
Those days are gone.
Oprah, stand on top of the Mount of Olives,
as I often did, and experience the glory and maj-
esty of Jerusalem, its al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome
of the Rock, the Holy Sepulcher, and other
houses of worship. Observe the magnifcence of
the ancient wall built by Muslims to defend and
protect these priceless treasures. Hear al-azan,
the Muslim call for prayer, as it joins in unison
with bells coming from Christian churches. What
an eternal symphony!
Please proceed to the village of Bethany, three
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miles to the east. Go down the steps of the
cave that leads to the tomb of Lazarus, whom
Jesus raised from the dead. The small dark
room on top of the cave was the shelter my
mother, my three younger sisters, and I took
after we escaped the carpet bombing of the old
city of Jerusalem in 1948. My Muslim cousin
is the custodian of the holy cave, a great honor
that his family inherited from a generation to
a generation. His father, an illiterate, was able
to recite to Christian worshipers the story of
Lazarus, in English, French, German, Spanish,
Russian, Greek, and other foreign languages.
Don’t miss the opportunity to drive fve miles
south to Bethlehem. Feel the ecstasy of enter-
ing the most dramatic cave in which the Virgin
Mary delivered her beautiful Palestinian baby.
During the Second Intifadah, the uprising
against Israeli occupation, Muslim and Chris-
tian activists, chased by the Israeli death squads,
were given refuge in the church.
You may go and see the Jordan River where
Jesus was baptized, only a thirty minute drive.
Beware; don’t plunge into the dirty and pol-
luted waters. The river is almost dry. Its waters
were diverted by the Israelis. Five miles west,
near Jericho, you will pass by the Mount of
Temptation where Jesus fasted for forty days. I
can no longer walk up the steep mountain and
pay respect to the Greek monks who chose to
dedicate their lives to their Lord at their ancient
and lonely monastery at the summit.
I do know that Mr. Mandela, who is probably
the most respected man on Earth today, is your
friend and hero. He is also mine. I met him in
Chicago; and I had the honor of visiting him at
his home in South Africa, years back. You are
also a friend and a great admirer of Cape Town
Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize digni-
tary, a man who has stood against injustice and
racism almost his entire life. Both men describe
Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, the natives
of the land, as worse than apartheid. Recently,
Israel prevented Bishop Tutu from coming
to Gaza to investigate and report Israel’s war
crimes to the United Nations.
I must tell you that Israel was the closest ally
to the White Supremacists of South Africa. In
fact, South Africa allowed Israel to test its nucle-
ar weapons in the ocean off South Africa. The
Israelis were given a blank check: they could test
whenever they desired and did not even have to
ask permission. Both worked on an ethnic bomb
that kills Blacks and Arabs.
Arabs have always supported the dismantling
of this racist government. In 1962, African-Arab
Sudan granted Mandela a passport to travel with
to gain international support in his struggle to
free his people. Libya, among other Arab states,
provided Mandela and other African liberation
movements, political as well as material support.
As a result, Libya was designated by the White
House as a terrorist rogue state. What a great
honor!
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A few days ago, Amnesty International’s annu-
al report was released. The report slams Israel’s
conduct in the occupied territories. It documents
some of the “serious human rights abuses” Israel
commits daily. It also spoke of the “war crimes”
that Israel had committed in Lebanon.
Arnold Toynbee, the world renowned histo-
rian, stated that what the Zionist Jews did to the
Palestinians is worse than what the Nazis did to
the Jews, because, as he stated, Jews should have
learned from their tragic experience.
Dear Oprah, I do understand the enormous
pressure you are subjected to. But I am encour-
aged by your speech to Howard University
graduates. “My integrity is not for sale…Do
not be a slave to any form of selling out,” you
remarked.
When you return, may God of the Universe
grant you the courage to tell the world of what
you actually witnessed. Judging from the ter-
rible attacks and insults former President Jimmy
Carter has recently experienced for his book,
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, I do not claim
that the task is easy. However, it would be an
unforgivable crime for those who have suffered
from slavery and are still suffering from discrimi-
nation, to ignore the suffering of others.
With Peace and Love,
Ali Baghdadi
(arabjournl@aol.com)
Ali Baghdadi, an Arab-American activist, writer,
columnist; worked with several African-American
groups on civil and human rights issues since the
mid sixties; acted as a Middle East advisor to the
Honorable Elijah Muhammad the founder of the
Nation of Islam, as well as Minister Louis Far-
rakhan; visited more than 80 countries throughout
the world and met with many of their leaders,
including Mandela, Castro, Saddam Hussein,
Hafez Assad, Qathaf, Abdallah ibn Abdel-Aziz,
Rafsanjani, Ayatollah Khamenei, among many
others.
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When you return, may
God of the Universe grant
you the courage to tell
the world of what you
actually witnessed. … it
would be an unforgivable
crime for those who have
suffered from slavery and
are still suffering from
discrimination, to ignore the
suffering of others.
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OBAMA’S FAiTh: A CiViL And SOCiAL GOSpeL
— Robert M. Franklin
O
ne by one, Senator Barack Obama is
passing the necessary tests for national
leadership. Probing questions have
been raised about his experience, race, early
education, parents, voting record, statesmanship,
and more. He has answered those questions with
poise and respect. But when attention turns to
Senator Obama’s faith, I get worried.
As Martin Marty noted in a recent column
(“Keeping the Faith at Trinity United Church
of Christ,” April 2, 2007), some media hounds
have focused on Obama’s home church of
choice. Trinity United Church of Christ on
Chicago’s south side is one of the nation’s most
progressive African American mega-churches.
Led for thirty-fve years by the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah
A. Wright, Jr., the church fuses into its core
Christian identity a set of cultural strains that
are vibrant in contemporary Black life, including
liberation theology, Afrocentrism, and progres-
sive politics.
The church has appealed especially to baby
boomers who came of age during the cultural
revolution of the 1960s. Dr. Wright has managed
to bring together the disciples of Martin Luther
King, Jr. with the Black Nationalist disciples of
Malcolm X, and to put them all in the service of
promoting more equitable policies for the least
advantaged members of our society. Indeed, he is
often credited with making it possible for many
disaffected Black separatists to return to the
church and to seek change within the system.
Unfortunately, uninformed pundits (a deliber-
ate oxymoron) from Fox TV recently weighed in
on a congregation and a community about which
they know very little. Their purpose is to embar-
rass Obama by insinuating that he is a closeted
Black separatist or worse. But they fail to ap-
preciate something distinctive about American
religion and public life. The best of American po-
litical tradition permits — and perhaps requires
— candidates both to acknowledge their ethnic
and regional particularity, and to transcend that
particularity in loyalty to the general human
condition. John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther
King, Jr., Mario Cuomo, and Barbara Jordan all
illustrated this noble tradition.
In 2006, at a speech to Jim Wallis’s Sojourners
conference, Obama elaborated on his under-
standing of how faith should appear in the public
square. It was a rational, balanced, thoughtful ar-
ticulation of a socially responsible Christian faith,
something rarely heard or said by politicians in
our political culture. His words were especially
assuring to people who feel that President Bush
has abused religious language and personal faith
to justify a horrifc war and tax cuts for America’s
wealthiest citizens.
Obama’s inner life appears to be driven by a civ-
il and social gospel that America desperately needs
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at this hour. And that inner life has been nurtured
by a congregation that loves God and celebrates
the beauty and power of the Black experience in
America. Why is this a cause for alarm? At a time
when there is so much of what Martin Marty calls
“wishy-washy, waning religion,” it is exciting to
see a congregation committed to improving the
lives of people who have been the victims of bad
public policy and public neglect.
The fact that churches like Trinity remain in
the city and serve people on the margins of soci-
ety suggests that they may be closer to the mis-
sion of Jesus than some of our fnest cathedrals
and suburban sanctuaries. And while I imagine
that Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown
Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood would love
to have the Senator and his family as members,
the working poor and those who have yet to
enjoy the American dream need him more.
I, for one, hope that Obama continues to
undertake his ministry of inspiring hope among
people who feared they might never dream
again, while reconciling tensions within the Black
political culture. If he can do these things while
appealing to a large and diverse American public,
then he will have passed the ultimate test of lead-
ership: reminding us that we are better, wiser,
stronger, and safer when we transcend our fears
and work together rather than apart.
Robert M. Franklin is Presidential Distinguished Profes-
sor of Social Ethics at Emory University, Atlanta, and
the author of Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in
African American Communities (Fortress Press, 2007).
LeAVe SCienCe TO
The SCienTiSTS
– M. Linda Jaramillo, Executive Minister
Witness for Justice #323
June 4, 2007
I am amazed that politicians continue to argue
with highly qualifed scientists about climate
change and the looming environmental disaster
affecting the world. It seems to me that such a
serious threat to the future of creation should
bring our leaders to their knees and compel
them to set aside politics to save the world.
I am fully aware that politics is the lens
through which practically every decision is made
in the public arena, especially across national
boundaries and international realities. But in this
case, we cannot allow political power dynamics
to resolve the confict around environmental
responsibilities. This is one of those times that
we should rely on the real experts to guide our
public policy — the scientists.
The collision between science and politics will
be even more evident as the European Union
and the Group of Eight (G-8) nations meet this
week in Germany. As we approach the ten-year
anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol that calls for
industrialized nations to reduce greenhouse
gases, the United States still refuses to endorse
the Kyoto approach. Instead, we offer an alter-
native plan for a series of meetings to talk more
about it. As the climate crisis continues, the con-
fict between politics and science is being won
by politicians while the world loses. Rather than
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pAsTOr’s pAGe
trust the experts, we would rather keep talking.
Climate change is a major topic for the G-8
Summit because most nations realize the se-
riousness of the situation. Climate change is a
major topic for the summit because scientists all
over the world have issued warning after warn-
ing that this situation is beyond serious. It is a
crisis. President Bush indicates that he takes this
issue seriously, but rather than move to endorse
the Kyoto requirements, he suggests that we or-
ganize a series of discussions to talk more about
it. If the United States had been fully present in
the discussions for the last ten years, we would
know the urgency needs of the next ten.
I will readily admit that I am not expert in
environmental science or climate change dy-
namics. However, I believe that is the case for
the majority of Americans, including President
Bush. So, when we do not have the expertise to
understand the complexities of such issues, we
must rely on those who have no political invest-
ment in telling the truth. It is not a matter of
whose side you’re on politically. It is a matter of
relying on the proven data. That is where we are
failing to live up to our responsibility as one of
the most powerful forces in the world. We really
must set a good example in our role as leader.
To prove that we take the climate change
crisis seriously, the United States must be pat
of the solution rather than being a continual
obstruction to essential progress. To prove
that we recognize the crisis, the United States
must engage with other global leaders in action
rather than suggesting more talking. A series of
discussions over the next few years cannot be an
excuse to do little or nothing now. We are at a
crossroad of creation’s survival that cannot wait
for political maneuvering. Leave science to the
scientists.
The United Church of Christ has more than 5,700
churches throughout the United States. Rooted in the
Christian tradition of congregational governance and
covenantal relationships, each UCC setting speaks only
for itself and not on behalf of every UCC congregation.
UCC members and churches are free to differ on impor-
tant social issues, even as the UCC remains principally
committed to unity in the midst of our diversity.

SCienCe, COnT’d
Climate change is a major
topic for the summit because
scientists all over the world
have issued warning after
warning that this situation is
beyond serious. It is a crisis.
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liTANY Of TrANsiTiON
INTONjANe
RITeS OF PASSAGe MINISTRY
Pastor: Mentors, what is your pleasure
concerning these candidates for womanhood?
Mentors: Pastor, Elders, Parents and
Congregation, we give these candidates back to
you in the same spirit of love that you gave them to
us. We assure you that we have trained them in the
ways they should go and affrm that they are ready
to assume the responsibilities of womanhood.
Pastor: Elders, what is your pleasure?
Elders: Pastor, we have tested these candidates
and have found them to be ft for the journey of
manhood that lies ahead. We, therefore, affrm
their movement from one clearly defned state of
existence to the next.
Pastor: Congregation, what is your pleasure?
Congregation: As people of faith who understand
the need for Unashamedly Black and
Unapologetically Christian women in the village,
we affrm these candidates as the new women they
have become.
Pastor: Parents, are you ready now to accept the
fact that your daughter has become a woman
and to give them the respect and responsibilities
that come with womanhood?
Parents: We affrm that our daughter has become
a woman and will not hold back anything they
have earned in accord with that status.
Pastor: Candidates, hearing these affrmations
made in the presence of God, do you now
accept the identity and responsibilities of
womanhood that have been conferred upon you
by your extended family?
Candidates: As I have put aside my childish ways,
I accept the wisdom of our elders who have guided
us into womanhood and I pledge to demonstrate
with my heart, mind, soul and body that I am the
woman you have recognized.
Pastor: Prayer of Affrmation
Order Of WOrship
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THe ReSuLTS OF A ReDeeMeD LIFe
STeWARdShip pROCedURe
The practice of stewardship began early in the history of the Jewish people
– even before they were a nation. Abraham was a wandering nomad
without a defnite homeland or country. After some problems had been
settled, by means of what might be called guerilla warfare, Abraham was
blessed by Melchisedeck, a priest of the most high God. In thanksgiv-
ing, Abraham bestowed on the priest, one-tenth of all the treasure he had
taken in his war. This generous spirit of Abraham was greatly rewarded by
God. He became a great man, a friend of God, the founder of a great na-
tion. All of us, in return for God’s blessings and sharing with us, are asked
to return a portion – that His work might be promoted in our midst.
Thus, stewardship is a procedure that follows from faith in the living God.
Find your place in this procedure.
GOOd SAMARiTAnS
We must all become good Samaritans. When we see a need, we too, must
pitch right in to help. This is stewardship, giving our time, our talents and
our treasure where they are needed.
When you throw a stone into a pool, you see ever-widening circles ripple
the surface of the water. Your stewardship should follow the same pat-
tern…from your home, to your neighborhood, to your church.
TALenT COMeS FROM GOd
Vaughn Shoemaker won several Pulitzer Prizes as a cartoonist for the Chi-
cago Daily News. He often confessed publicly, “I get down on my knees
beside my drawing board every morning of my life. I would not dream
of beginning work without saying, God, whatever talent I have, You have
given me and developed in me, take it and use it, guide my hand.”
Your Friends in Service,
The Stewardship Ministry
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairman
sTeWArdship
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HIGHLIGHTS
TODAY, 6/10 Youth Sunday
Confrmation Sunday
Graduate and Scholarship
Recognition Sunday
6/24 Community Renewal Sunday
6/25 – 6/29 Vacation Bible School
SuNDAY – 6/10
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
Scholarship Registration
– WC/102/118
2:00 p.m. In Care – 207
2:30 p.m. Graduate Recognition and
Scholarship Awards Ceremony – SA
4:00 p.m. Scholarship Winners and Families
Reception – FH
4:00 p.m. Prison Ministry: Advisory Board
Meeting – BR
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA
MONDAY – 6/11
11:00 a.m. Active Seniors: Special Events
Luncheon – FH
12:00 p.m. Active Seniors – WC
6:00 p.m. Voice Class – FH
Band Rehearsal – SA
Women’s Chorus Monthly Meeting
– 102
7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Church-in-Society Ministry Meeting
– 102
Africa Ministry: Education
Committee – 118
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3
6:30 p.m. Chinara Dance Ministry Rehearsal –
Room 4
TuCC village Center
(1947 W. 95th Street)
6:30 p.m. Safer Foundation – W302
Hurston Hughes Writers’ Ministry –
W307
7:00 p.m. 20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G. – W305
Men’s Fellowship Forum – W301
TueSDAY – 6/12
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – WC
6:30 p.m. Logistics – BR
Sisterhood – FH
7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Singles Community – A
Photography Ministry – 203
Athletes for Christ – 102
TuCC village Center
(1947 W. 95th Street)
4:00 p.m. THEC: Tutoring – W305
7:00 p.m. Career Development Monthly
Meeting – W307
Adult Usher Ministry: Leadership
Team Meeting – W305
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Immabasi: Gospel Aerobics – Room 1
CAleNdAr
BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NeW MeMBeR CLASSeS)
TueSDAYS, juNe 19 and juNe 26, 2007, Adults: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SATuRDAYS, juNe 23 and juNe 30, 2007
Adults & Teens (13–19 Years): 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children (6 – 12 Years): 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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THe SCHOLARSHIP
AND
eDuCATION MINISTRY
welcomes our church family and friends
to the
Annual Graduate Recognition
and
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Today, Sunday, June 10, 2007 • 2:30 p.m.
SANCTuARY
Our graduates and scholars look forward to sharing
this celebration of praise and thanksgiving with you.
To God be the glory for blessing and sustaining our graduates
and scholars, as they “study to show themselves approved.”
Bring the whole family and friends!
Your presence celebrates our graduates and scholars!
Your presence lets them know that their
diligent efforts and outstanding achievements
are greatly appreciated.
See you today at 2:30 p.m.!
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AKIBA STORE HOURS
Monday thru Thursday • 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday • After Each Service
www.tucc.org
Meet R. Donahue (Don) Peebles as he
discusses his 12 principles for success
and wealth. Peebles is a true example
and inspiration for entrepreneurs and
anyone interested in business ventures
and opportunities.
ThuRsDay, June 14, 2007
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
Book Signing: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Visit the Akiba Bookstore for all your church needs!
The Peebles Principles
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(through Today Only!)
(Regular Price $24.00)
stop by the akiba’s
“Daddy Depot”
for all your Father’s Day gift needs!
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Don’t miss a Sunday, as we focus
on strengthening the African
American family!
Today, Sunday, June 10
Children’s Day
Sunday, June 17
Father’s Day
Sunday, June 24
Singles Community, Extended Family
juNe IS FAMILY MONTH!
Invite your family and friends to worship with us!
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CAleNdAr
WeDNeSDAY – 6/13
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. Deacons in Training: Prayer
Service Prep – 102
7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA
THuRSDAY – 6/14
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – FH
Don Peebles Book Signing and
Presentation – A
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Orientation
Committee – BR
Internal Security Advisory Board
– 207
Immabasi Ministry Meeting – 102
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA
TuCC village Center
1947 West 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Legal Counseling Ministry
– E101/102
6:30 p.m. Drug & Alcohol Support Ministry
Committee – W305
FRIDAY – 6/15
400 W. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207
7:00 p.m. Singles Community: 40 PLUS – FH
Caribbean Connection – 116
Adult Usher Ministry: Anniversary
Committee – BR
Africa Ministry – 118
Healing Ministry – 202
Free-N-One – 207
Tough Love – 203
TuCC village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. IT Ministry: MS Desktop Support
– W307
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Immabasi: Gospel Aerobics –
Room 1
SATuRDAY – 6/16
400 W. 95th Street
7:00 a.m. Ministers in Training - FH
7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II
9:00 a.m. Youth Band Rehearsal - FH
9:30 a.m. JUNETEENTH Celebration – SA
Adult Church School – WC
Church School (Teens) – 207
Church School: Discipleship Class
– 116
Church School (3
rd
– 6
th
Grade) – 202
Church School (1
st
& 2
nd
Grade)
– 203
Church School (Preschool –
Kindergarten) – 118
11:00 a.m. Little Warriors for Christ Rehearsal
– WC
Administrative Committee – BR
Caribbean Connection: Caribbean
Heritage Event – FH
Can-cer-vive Ministry – 207
12:30 p.m. Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC
Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
1:00 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – SA
Youth Revival Planning
Committee – 203
1:30 p.m. Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – 202
Board of Christian Education – BR
2:00 p.m. Lupus Support Ministry – 116
Young Adult Usher Ministry – 207
2:30 p.m. Women’s Guild – 118
Women’s Drill: Executive Meeting
– 203
3:00 p.m. Young Adult Choir Rehearsal – WC
Artists in Residence – 102
3:30 p.m. Adult Usher Ministry – FH
4:00 p.m. Baby Dedication Class – SA
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CAleNdAr
VACATiOn BiBLe
SChOOL
“WORD UP! SPEAKING
AND LIVING FOR JESUS”
june 25 – june 29, 2007
Register in Atrium,
following each worship service
ALSO
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are looking for
registrars, teachers and assistants!
All volunteers must complete Youth Training!
Next Youth Training Session: Saturday, June 16
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
TUCC Village Center • 1947 W. 95th Street
For information, contact Stacey Moore
at 773-865-4146
BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NeW MeMBeR CLASSeS)
TueSDAYS, juNe 19 and juNe 26, 2007, Adults: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SATuRDAYS, juNe 23 and juNe 30, 2007
Adults & Teens (13–19 Years): 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children (6 – 12 Years): 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SATuRDAY – 6/16
TuCC village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. Youth Ministry Training – W301
8:00 a.m. Community Development
Corporation – W305
9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry
– E101/102
10:00 a.m. THEC Tutoring – W307
2:00 p.m. Singles Community: Never Married
Families – W305
3:00 p.m. Fine Arts and Literary Guild – W302
Amani Care Program/TAV:
Volunteer In-Service/Meeting –
W301
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
2:00 p.m. Isuthu Ministry Meeting – Room 3
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heArT Of The COMMUNiTY
ABuNDANT LIFe MINISTRY of Carter
Temple CME Church presents, The Healthy
Woman: A Cervical Cancer Workshop, Tuesday,
June 12, 7:00 p.m., Carter Temple, 7841 S.
Wabash, Contact 773-874-0175
THe ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron, a
course in discovering and recovering your
creative self, weekly sessions begin Tuesday,
June 12, Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E.
53rd St., Free, Contact Bonita Maclin,
773-308-5760
BARBARA A. SIZeMORe ACADeMY Of
Betty Shabazz International Charter School,
1540 W. 84th Street, now has openings for full
day kindergarten, 1
st
– 3
rd
grades, Registration
packet, 773-779-5666
BLACK MeN’S WeLLNeSS eXPO
Presented by NoVu Spa LLC and Project
Brotherhood, Saturday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. –
6:00 p.m., ITT Hermann Union Hall, 3241 S.
Federal St., Contact Donielle Rochelle, 773-
330-4730 or bmwe@signatureassistants.com
CHICAGO HOPe ACADeMY HIGH
SCHOOL 2189 W. Bowler St., Chicago,
offering co-educational college and life
preparatory high school, accepting applications
for Grades 9–12, Contact 312-491-1600 or
information@chicagohopeacademy.com
CHICAGO vIRTuAL CHARTeR
SCHOOL (CVCS) provides a tuition-free
innovative approach to public, distance learning,
allowing parents to be involved in their child’s
education, Contact 866-612-1451,
info@chicagoovcs.org or www.chicagoovcs.org
COMMuNITY SeRvICeS BLOCK
GRANT SCHOLARSHIP (CSBG) available,
for persons enrolled by September 1, 2007,
in an Illinois college, university or vocational
training school, Student must reside in Chicago
and meet CSBG low income guidelines,
Applications available in Church Offce and
online at www.cityofchicago.org/humanservices,
For information, 312-746-8731, Deadline
June 22
DuSABLe HIGH SCHOOL’S ALuMNI
COALITION FOR ACTION All-class
Reunion beneft gala, 1935-2007, Looking
Toward DuSable’s Future, Sunday, June 24,
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., The New Martinique,
8200 S. Cicero, Burbank, IL, Tickets, contact
Ester Johnson, 773-264-6019, Linda Shells,
773-995-0194 or Mel Ervin 773-924-2895
ILLINOIS HeALTH eDuCATION
CONSORTIuM/AHeC presents a Health
careers mobile summer camp for Chicago area
high school students, July 5–6, Contact Carla
Green, 312-996-6463, Deadline June 13
THe ILLINOIS INSTITuTe OF ART
offering summer program for high school
sophomores, juniors and seniors, interested in
game design animation, flmmaking, fashion,
interior design, and more, June 17 – June 21,
Call 800-351-3450 or 800-314-3450
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LOve TO SeRve, INC. Tennis and
Education Foundation, presents an Algebra and
Tennis Summer camp, Call 773-233-6163
MALCOLM X COLLeGe SuMMeR
SCHOLARS ACADeMY offering enrichment
program for gifted and talented high school
Sophomores, juniors and seniors, June 18 –
August 3, earn transferable college credit, Free,
Contact Dr. Helen Doss at 312-850-7452 or
hdoss@ccc.edu, Deadline, Friday, June 8
MeTROBOARD YOuNG
PROFeSSIONALS of the Chicago Urban
League presents Revival: From State Street to
Bourbon Street, an indoor/outdoor festival
combining New Orleans and Chicago cuisine,
music and people, Friday, June 22, 8:00 p.m. –
2:00 a.m., River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois
Street, Tickets, www.metroboard.org/events.php
MONROe FOuNDATION presents Be
Self-Employed: Start a Business or Not for Proft
seminar and workshop, Saturday, June 23, 9:30
a.m. – 1:00 p.m., MB Financial Bank, 5100 S.
Damen, Register, Contact Otis Monroe, 773-
315-9720 or omonroe@themonroefoundation.org
NeLeH GALLeRIeS INTeRNATIONALe
Presents the 3rd Annual Lake Meadows Art Fair,
Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.
– 8:00 p.m., Lake Meadows Shopping Center,
35th and King Drive, Featured artist, TUCC
member Patrick E. Thompson, also includes
artwork of TUCC members Cheryl Toles and
Stephanie Coleman, Live entertainment by Ken
Chaney Xperience, Al Mack, Tammy McCann,
Maggie Brown, Contact 312-225-5692 or
www.nelehgalleries.com
OMeGA PSI PHI FRATeRNITY, INC.,
Rho Gamma Gamma Graduate Chapter, hosts a
midnight Cruise on the Spirit of Chicago,
Saturday, June 16, 12:00 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.,
Tickets, contact 312-491-7744, Cookout,
Sunday, June 17, 12:00 p.m. – dusk, Dolton
Park, 721 Engle, Dolton, IL
PARKeR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF
1958 ReuNION Save the Date – September
28 – October 2, Celebrating in Chicago and Las
Vegas, Contact Aretas Grimillion Collymore,
708-758-3828 or Lynda Byrd, 815-293-0298,
All Parker High School classes invited
PATHWAY TO HARMONY AIKIDO
SuMMeR eNRICHMeNT six-week summer
program assisting with self-discipline, focus,
improved grades and behavior, June 25 –
August 3, Contact Sensei Rick Butler,
773-720-4100
ST. SABINA 4
TH
ANNuAL CAReeR FAIR
Seeks employers who are hiring to participate in
its career fair, Thursday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. –
3:00 p.m., St. Sabina Employment Resource
Center, 7909 S. Racine, no fee for booths,
Contact Nichole Morrison, 773-783-3760
Ext. 226 or nmorrison@ercsabina.org
heArT Of The COMMUNiTY
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THAPeLO INSTITuTe INC. presents its
5
th
Annual African-American Male Health
and Fitness Experience, Kick-off Reception and
Panel Discussion, Friday, June 15, 6:00 p.m. -
8:00 p.m., Health Fair, Saturday, June 16,
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm., Malcolm X College,
1900 W. Van Buren, Chicago, Contact
Mebain Media Group, 708-533-6558
THe uNITeD WAY AFRICAN
AMeRICAN COMMuNITY OuTReACH
COMMITTee presents Communities United, a
report of the African American Initiative in
Englewood, Grand Boulevard, North Lawndale,
Rogers Park and Greater Roseland, Keynote
Speaker, Dr. Terry Mason, Tuesday, June 19,
5:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African
American History, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago,
RSVP by June 8, www.uw-mc.org
WeNDeLL PHILLIPS HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1957 ReuNION, Save the Date:
Friday, October 19 – Saturday, October 20,
Contact Loretta Hall-Martin, 773-768-6695 or
Arlene Curtis Allen, 773-548-0879
WOMeN’S WeLLNeSS CIRCLe for
women over 35, focusing on menopause,
obesity, Career development and related topics,
launching workshops, seminars and exercise
classes, Open House, every Friday and Saturday
in June and July, Call 312-907-1036 or
womenswellnesscircle@gmail.com
ACTIve SeNIORS AND FRIeNDS
Looking for something to keep you active?
Active Seniors and Friends invites you to join us,
every 2
nd
and 4
th
Monday, ages 50 and over,
Contact D. Washington at 773-978-2692
AFRICA MINISTRY-SOuTH AFRICA
Join Pastor Wright on a spiritual and cultural
Sojourn to Johannesburg, Capetown and
Durban, South Africa, December 3–16, 2007,
Contact Sydneye Wilson, 773-363-9500
AMANI CARe PROGRAM and Trinity
Amani Care Team with Vitas (TAV) seeks
volunteers to provide companionship, support
and other services, No experience required,
Training provided, Contact Ms. Karen Miller at
773-298-0473
CAReeR DeveLOPMeNT MINISTRY
looking for businesses and franchises that grow
through recruiting distributors or independent
agents, to promote their product and services,
to participate in our Small Business/Home-
based Business Fair, June 28, For information,
Career Development hotline, 773-962-0139 or
careerdevelop@tucc.org.
CHuRCH SCHOOL presents
JUNETEENTH: A Celebration of Freedom,
featuring stories and music, Saturday, June 16,
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary, hosted by
Emily Lansana and Glenda Zahra Baker,
Contact Frances Harris, 773-241-5942
iNfOrMATiON &
ANNOUNCeMeNTs
heArT Of The
COMMUNiTY
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eMMAuS ROAD “GRIeF WORK”
SuPPORT GROuP monthly meeting, topic,
“Who Needs Enemies?” Thursday, June 28,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, Contact
Deacon Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-370-4256
INFORMATION TeCHNOLOGY (IT)
MINISTRY seeks persons with skills and/or a
passion in a technology-related feld, meetings
held 2
nd
and 4
th
Saturdays of the month,
11:00 a.m., Room 116, Contact James
Chapman, 708-747-4354
ISuTHu/MeN’S FeLLOWSHIP Annual
Rites of Passage/Fishing Trip, Friday, June 22
– Sunday, June 24, Limited registrations still
available, Register, Atrium, following worship
services, Contact Michael Jones, 773-962-5650
or Deacon Rodney Mumphery, 773-580-3656
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
MeN’S FeLLOWSHIP presents Baby Daddy
Or Faithful Father: Which One Are You?
Discussion among brothers concerning their
relationships as fathers and their relationships with
their fathers, Monday, June 11, 7:00 p.m., Village
Center, 1947 W. 95th Street, Room 301, Contact
Deacon Rodney Mumphery, 773-580-3656
PRISON MINISTRY seeking volunteers to
correspond with incarcerated individuals, this is
a critical lifeline service for brothers and sisters,
many of whom rarely see or hear from family on
the outside, make a difference, contact Gail
Hardy, 708-710-7415 or cubie7415@sbcglobal.net
SINGLeS COMMuNITY 40 P.L.u.S.
fellowship, Having our Say! Brothers Talk,
Sisters Listen and Sisters Talk, Brothers Listen,
Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall,
Contact Derrick Glascoe, 708-837-8007 or Pat
Boseman, 773-726-4127
SINGLeS COMMuNITY SINGLe
PAReNTS Do you have needs as a single parent?
Do you have needs that are not being met? Do you
need help locating resources to meet your needs?
Do you feel you would like to share experiences and
support others regarding your single parenting? Did
you know you are not alone? Inviting single parents
(moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.)
to join us for our monthly meeting, Thursday,
June 21, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Childcare/
Children’s activities provided, Room 207,
Contact Earl Streeter, 773-656-4183 or e-mail
Roslynn at Rozzy00@hotmail.com
SINGLeS COMMuNITY uNMARRIeD
COuPLeS FAMILY Are you in a committed
relationship? Do you want that relationship to
grow in Christ? Join the Unmarried Couples
family for food, fun and fellowship as the
Brothers have their say! Brothers Talk, Sisters
Listen, Friday, June 22, 7:00 p.m., Room 207,
Contact Daphne Wilson, 708-243-7623
iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
Order Of WOrship
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iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
SISTeRHOOD MINISTRY invites all
former, current and new members to its next
meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 6:45 p.m.,
Fellowship Hall, open forum, special guests,
Pastor Wright and Rev. Ramah Wright, Contact
Queen Jackson, 773-660-9497 or Gloria
Linton, 773-434-0155
TRINITY AMANI HOSPICe CARe
TeAM WITH vITAS (TAV) now provides full
hospice service, Hospice is a special concept of
care designed to provide comfort and support to
patients and their families when a life-limiting
illness no longer responds to cure-oriented
treatments, If you or someone you know is
interested in hospice care for a loved one or
would like more information, contact Rev. Gina
Sourelis, 773-298-0473
TRINITY HIGHeR eDuCATION
CORPORATION presents its Bon Voyage
Celebration for graduating high school seniors
and their parents, Wednesday, June 20, 2007,
6:30 p.m., Cottage Grove Building, 901 E. 95th
Street, RSVP, Ms. Frankie Wilson or
Ms. Larriey Payton, 773-298-1590 by June 13
And THEC hosts a “For Adults Only”
workshop series, Wednesday, June 27, 6:00 p.m.
– 8:30 p.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th
Street, Guest speaker, Mr. Maurice Arthur,
author of A Black Man Thinking, RSVP,
Ms. Frankie Wilson or Ms. Larriey Payton,
773-298-1590 by June 23
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
1
st
and 3
rd
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon and 2
nd

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
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon
Anderson, Rev. Danita
Avent, Carolyn
Baker-Brown, Bridgette
Barow, Stephanie
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood
Barrigher, Jeffrey
The Bentley Family
Berry-Hampton, Jaron
Blasingame, Mattie
Bond, Jr., Collin
Bonner, Gloria & Bill
Bowers, Jeffrey
Bramlet & Thomas Families
Bratton, Marjorie
Breaux, Freddie
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn
Broadnax, Angela
Brooks, Deacon Beatrice
Brown, Dr. Harriett
Brown, Hysson
Brown, James
Brown, Naomi
Brown, Rhea
Burrell, William and Sarah
Butts, Larvette
Campbell, Deacon
Patrice Kimberly
Campbell, Deborah
Campbell, Veronica
Carr, Willie
Carruthers, Dr. Iva
Carter, Herman
Caston, Aletha & Alfred
Chapman, Malachi
Collins, Deacon Yvonne
Conda, Kandias
Cook, Anton
Cooksey, Kristena & Krista
Corbett, Joycelyn
Cosby, Cynthia
Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa
Curry, Leonard
The Dade Family
Daniels, Carbena
Daniels, Celeste
David, Baby Jacob
“Ray Ray”
Denson, Louise
Dorham, Barbara
Dorsey, Sam
Doty, Joyce
Eason, Margarette
Eberhart, Ivan
Eskridge, Sonny
Fain, Andrea
Farrakhan, Minister Louis
Flowers, Jr., Charlie
Ford, John
Funches, Baby Keari
Gill, Charlotte
Gill, Deacon Eldridge
Gillie, Joann
Givens, Charmaine
& Family
Graham, Elder Lucille
Guerin, Jr., Jerome C.
Guerin, Sr., Jerome C.
Gwynn, Arthur
Hale, Gus
Hammond-Miller,
Deacon Donna
Hampton, Wyman
Hardaway-Wheeler,
Pamela
Harrell, Deacon Linda
Harris, Deacon Mosea
Hart, Sherrie
Haynes, Shelly
Haynes, Vera
Henley, Candace
Hickman, Nellie
Higgins, Annola
Hill, Gladys
Hill, Lynette
Holmes, Louise
Hooker, Timothy
Houston, Cozetta
Hudson, Irean
Hurley, William
Irish, Jerome
Ivy, Alice
Jackson, Betty Jo
Jackson, Deacon Rudolph
Jackson, Queen
Jackson, Yvette
Jacobs, Isom
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Jenkins, Georgette
Johnson, Dr. James
Johnson, Marilyn
Johnson, Michael
Johnson, Percy
Jones, Brianna
Jones, Catherine
Jones, Donald & Jerrius
King, Shirley
Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Lambert, Laila
Latham, Odean
Lehmann, Auguestine
Lennix, Loyce
Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Lewis, Jennifer
London, Millie
Long, Deacon Rosemary
Love, Margaret
Lubin, Benjamin
Lyle, Paul
Lyles, Johnise
Mae, Viola
Majaliwa, Musa
Mangum, Anita
Mason-Matthews, Karen
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon
Alma
McDade, Darlene
McGhee, William
McGowan, Milton &
Theresa
McIntosh, Deacon
Maurice
McIntosh, Emily
McKinney, Marian
McKinney, Takiesha
McKinnon, Cora
McKissic, Siobahan &
Deborah
Melton, Alzenia
Miles, Beatrice
Miller, Deacon Beatrice
Miller, John
Miller, Virgie
Mischeaux, Raydian
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon
Sharon
Monegan, Jerome
Moore, Lloyd & Family
prAYer lisT
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prAYer lisT
Moss, Monica
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan
Myles, Henrietta
Nero, Yolanda
O’Neal, Baby Tyler
Ozmond, Sebastian
Panelle, Pat
Peavy, Irene
Pepper, Evelyn
Pepper, Robert
Perry, Toya
Peterson, Larita
Phillips, Baby Amali
Phillips, Katherine
Pitts, Bernice
Plummer, Jr., Morris
Pope, Gladys
Pruett, James and Loretta
Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric
Putman, Delores
Ray, Willie and Ruby
Ray, Jr., Arthur
Reeves, Bryant
Reeves, Ollie
Rhyal, Stephen
Rice, Gladys
Rice, Sylvester
Roberts, Erskin
Robinson, Dorian
Robinson, Theresa
Roebuck, Evelyn
Ross, Baby Honesty
Gabriella
Rushing, Melner
Rushing, Michelle
Russell, Tamon
Sanders, Deacon Robert
Scates, Hermine
Scruggs, Mattie
Sims, Constance
Sizer, Doris
Smith, Carmencita
Smith, Deacon Dorothy
Smith, Jeffrey
Smith, Jody
Smith, Louis & Virginia
South, Lucretia
Spann, Theresa
Stalling, LaFayette
Staton, Alfreda
Stephney, Jessie
Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita
Stewart, Gloria
Summerville-Moore,
Tamika
Sykes, Myra
Sykes, Rev. Michael
Tassone, Baby Carina
Taylor, Patricia
Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn
Teverbaugh, George
Teverbaugh, Olivia
Thomas, Brenita
Thomas, Rosetta
Thomas, Sondra
Timberlake, Deacon Joyce
Torrey-Parker, L. Julie
Tregre, Deacon Evelyn
Tucker, Geraldine
Tyler, Betty
Vernardo, Helen
Vilo, Douglas
Walker, David & Irma
Walker, Honoria
Walker, Joetta
Warmack, Charlene
The Warne Family
Washington, Emma
White, Jr., Royal
White, Sr., Joseph
White, Sr., Royal
Williams, Brandi
Williams, Deacon Mattie
Williams, Lillie
Williams, Shirley
Williams, Willie Ruth
Williams, Willy Ann
Williams, Yvonne
Wilson, Barbara & Dardina
Withers, Mother Ernestine
Woods, Tanja
Woodson, Janice
Wooten, John
Wordlaw, Kenya
Wright, Deacon E. Janet
Wright, Deacon Jeri
Wright, Rev. Ramah
Wright, William
Wright-Miller, Mildred
Wright Moore, Janet
Young, Antwan
Young, Thelma
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hOspiTAliZed
bereAVed
THe FAMILY OF: PLeASe SeND CARDS TO: ADDReSS:
Mrs. Rachel Blakemore Ms. Kaaron Cephas & Family 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409
Mr. Sean Christopher Davis Dr. Vietta Johnson & Family 5322 S. Shore Drive (15)
Mae S. Green Ms. Alissa Richardson & Family 2832 Jack Pine Ct. Columbus, OH 43224
Ms. Ruth Hatton Mr. Paul Lyle & Family 210 Kenilworth Ave., #10, Oak Park, IL 60302
Mrs. Willie Ruth Moss The Johnson Family 1310 East 164th St., South Holland, IL 60473
Luesther Chapman
Trinity Hospital
2320 East 93rd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
773-967-2000
Tressa epps
Rush University Medical Center
1653 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5000
(Will enter Monday, June 11)
vernon Fuller
Northwestern Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
Mary Gordon
St. Joseph Hospital
2900 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 665-3000
Pamela King-Green
Northwestern Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
Norma Guerin
St. James Hospital
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Hts, IL 60411
(708) 756-1000
Madardus Lofton
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-1000
Toya Perry
St. Francis Hospital
12935 S. Gregory Street
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 597-2000
Baby Amali Phillips
Northwestern Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
Alice Scott
Northwestern Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
james Turner
St. Francis Hospital
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 492-4000
Penny Woods
Northwestern Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
(Will enter Monday, June 11)
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eXTeNded CAre fACiliTies
ALeXANDeR, Louis
Evergreen Health Care Center
10124 S. Kedzie
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Room 606, Bed 1
708-636-9200
(Pastoral Visits Only)
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)
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
Brentwood Nursing Home
5400 W. 87th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
Room 603, Bed 3
708-423-1200
HAMPTON, Ineze
Manor Care Health Care Services
2145 E. 170th St.
South Holland, IL 60473
Room 338, Bed C
708-895-3255
HOLLOWAY, Theodore
St. Agnes Nursing Home
1725 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Room 414
(312) 922-2777
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
LOve, Margaret
Marianjoy Subacute Rehab
13259 S. Central
Palos Hts, IL 60423
Room 60, Bed 1
708-239-6012
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
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
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eXTeNded CAre fACiliTies
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)
PeAvY, Irene
Victory Centre of River Oaks
1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407
Calumet City, IL 60409
708-832-1130
PuGH-LIGHTFOOT, eric
Glenwood Nursing Home
19300 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Glenwood, IL 60660
Room C15, Bed 1
708-758-6200
ROBINSON, William
Beecher Nursing Home
1201 Dixie Hwy.
Beecher, IL 60401
Room 33, Bed 2
(708) 946-2600
SHeATS, Benjamin
Rest Haven Central
13259 S. Central Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Room 41
708-597-1000
SMITH, Mary Baker
Mongtomery Place
5550 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 208
773-753-4100
STePHeNS, Leroy
Bell Haven Health Care Center
11401 S. Oakley
Chicago, IL 60643
Room 125
773-233-6311
THOMPSON, Opreabea
Alden-Prairie Village
Rehabilitation Center
16450 S. 97th Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60467
Room 202, Bed 1
708-403-6500
WATSON, janet
Timberview Nursing Home
2450 Taft St.
Gary, IN 46404
Room 319, Bed 2
219-977-2610 Ext. 342
WATT, Mildred
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 430, Bed A
773-721-5000
WILLIAMS, Maudine
Halsted Terrace Nursing Home
10935 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Room 233, Bed 1
773-928-2000
WILSON, Louis
Renaissance at 87th St.
Nursing Home
2940 W. 87th St.
Chicago, IL 60652
Room 302, Bed 1
773-434-8787
WITHeRS, Mother ernestine
Montgomery Place
5550 S. South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 216
773-753-4100
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MeMbers AT hOMe
ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita 1621 E. 68th Street, #1A (49) 773-363-8625
Saturday Visits Only
BASKIN, William 1510 Brookfeld Dr., Plainfeld, IL 60544 815-254-1106
BREAUX, Freddie 4920 Tennessee Street, Gary, IN 46409 219-980-2650
BROOKS, Arzulia 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. (28) 773-224-7581
Sunday Visits Only
BURKS, Willa A. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-799-3581
CAMPBELL, Delois 9146 S. Indiana Ave. (19) 773-928-0997
CLAY, Louise 11626 S. Stewart St. (28) 773-468-9642
CLAY, Nancy 5948 W. Midway Park (44) 773-287-9194
COLEMAN, Garland 8521 S. St. Lawrence (19) 773-488-3459
DIXON, Ernestine 9761 S. Maryland Ave. (49) 773-731-9145
DULANEY, Doris 13058 S. Wood St., Apt. #1E
Blue Island, IL 60406 708-597-8309
DUNAGAN, Patricia 7318 S. King Drive (19) 773-846-1453
FORD, John 8939 S. Dante Ave. (19) 773-734-7363
FORD-KING, Gladys 7955 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-994-0443
FOULKES, Sarah 8404 S. Ada Street (20) 773-488-4312
FUNCHES, Josephine 9312 S. Union Ave. (28) 312-805-1401
Visits before 12:00 Noon on Sundays
GAY, Mary 500 Park Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409 708-868-8535
GLOVER, Delores 7759 S. Chappel (49) 773-768-3508
HARDY, Glodine c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover,
Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-481-5814
HEREFORD, Bessie 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448
JACKSON, Betty Jo 6140 S. Drexel Ave. (37) 773-363-0527
JACKSON, Frieda 20108 Driftwood, Lynwood, IL 60411 708-895-6162
JACKSON, Lizzie 6613 Old Plank Blvd, Matteson, IL 60443 708-898-2772
JONES, Lula 11325 S. Union Avenue (28) 773-468-4743
LAWS, Robert 1228 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402 708-484-9733
LEHMANN, Augustine 9616 S. Princeton Ave. (28) 773-568-3097
LEWIS, Donna 9101 S. Harper (19) 773-978-3294
MARRABLE, James 10136 S. Peoria St. (43) 773-445-6876
McCULLOUGH, Ethel 842 Princeton Ave., Matteson, IL 60443 708-720-4829
McFADDEN, Deborah 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-798-3426
McINTOSH, Emily 7811 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-651-9560
McKINNON, Cora 9717 S. Green (43) 773-881-8228
MILES, Mary 6142 S. St. Lawrence, #1 (37) 773-667-0167
MOORE, Bessie 7842 S. Honore, 1st Floor (20) 773-874-3002
PARKER, Irene 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 60452 708-422-1019
PAYTON-LOVE, Mary 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828
QUINN, Anna 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 (49) 773-684-8831
RICE, Sylvester 8011 S. Justine St. (20) 773-651-8534
RUCKS, Lonnie 3310 W. 167th Street, Markham, IL 60428 708-333-3180
SCATES, Hermine 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49) 773-955-2445
SIMMONS, Laverne 503 E. 87th Place (19) 773-483-2830
SIMPSON, Mary Ann 3449 W. North Avenue (47) 773-276-5609
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MeMbers AT hOMe
SMITH, Betty 17791 Arlington Dr.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-206-1457
SMITH, Carmencita 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B,
Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-0328
TAYLOR, Patricia 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (28) 773-821-6711
TRICE, Leola 9149 S. Aberdeen (20) 773-445-5059
WALKER, Thelma 8428 S. Green (20) 773-224-3898
WILLIAMS, Pauline 9416 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-9598
WINDOM, Hattie 5158 Keith Dr., Richton Park, IL 60471 708-748-7903
Sunday Visits Only
WOODS, Penny 9145 S. Pleasant Ave. (20) 773-445-4342
WRIGHT, Ernestine 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. (20) 773-660-0323
WRIGHT, Wiley 9146 S. LaFayette Ave. (20) 773-660-0323
CARDS ONLY
BRADFORD, Luevater 9301 S. Racine Ave. (20)
BROWN, Hysson 10427 S. Hoxie Ave. (17)
CARTER, Herman 2631 S. Indiana (16)
CHAPMAN, Malachi 10838 S. Wallace Ave. (28)
DANIELS, Carbena c/o Sheila Williams,
518 Calumet Way Calumet City, IL 60409
DELOACH, Berenice 7114 S. Harding Ave. (29)
GARDNER-PEARSON, Renee 17607 S. Mulberry,
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
GILMORE, Laura 1155 Westgrove Pkwy., Apt. #186,
Tempe, AZ 85283
HARRIS, Michelle 811 W. Madison St., Apt. #115 (07)
McDADE, Darlene 18555 Hickory Ct., Apt. 17, Lansing, IL 60438
PLUMMER, Jr., Morris 2040 E. 91st Street (17)
ROBERTS, Fontain 1829 N. Austin Ave. (39)
SAYLES, Bernice 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49)
SMITH, Green K. 8126 S. Campbell Ave. (52)
TAYLOR, Dr. Brenda 52380 Windemere Dr., Granger, IN 46530
TORREY, Hoyt 4241 El Moor Way, Las Vegas, NV 89044
702-435-0257 CARDS & CALLS ONLY
WALKER, Jr., Floyd 8428 S. Green St. (20)
WALKER, Lillian 6138 S. Carpenter St. (21)
WASHINGTON-DYK, Gwendolyn 2045 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. #2012 (12) 312-421-7867
CARDS & CALLS ONLY
WHYTE, Rev. James 3429 Peachwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 37921
YOUNG, Charlotte 1330 W. Wentworth, Calumet City, IL 60409
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BENN, Vester 9035 S. Luella Ave. (17) 773-374-8914
BREWER, Deacon Evelyn 9239 S. Green Street (20) 773-239-9416
BROWN, Ann H. 1342 W. 111th Place (43) 773-445-5315
BUTLER, Alice Faye 10104 S. Emerald Ave. (28) 773-445-5110
GWYNN, Arthur 6250 S. Harper Ave., Apt. 909 (37) 773-363-9893
HENDERSON, Evelyn 7406 S. Paxton Ave. (49) 773-643-0956
HILL, Katherine 9950 S. Carpenter St. (43) 773-779-3872
LEGGETT, Aurelia 1639 W. 107th Street (43) 773-233-0286
LONG, Deacon Rosemary 8921 S. Halsted Street (20) 773-846-2488
NELSON, Mary & Thomas 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 (15) 773-667-3404
QUALLS, Doris 10132 S. Crandon Ave. (17) 773-731-1523
PULLINS, Mary 7836 S. Champlain Ave., 2nd Floor (19) 773-483-2533
ROGERS, George & Betty 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #2010S (53) 773-285-3941
ROUNSAVILLE, Linda 9344 S. Bishop St. (20) 773-983-8322
SMITH, Jr., Walter 10338 S. Church St. (43) 773-881-8733
SMITH, Olah 10510 S. Rhodes Ave. (28) 773-995-6893
TREGRE, Deacon Evelyn 9723 S. Lowe Ave. (28) 773-779-1528
TRIPLETT, Sadie 9612 S. Wallace Ave. (28) 773-779-1689
WEATHERSPOON, Aletha 8929 S. Union Ave. (20) 773-483-0130
WILKS, Elizabeth 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #2507 (57) 773-296-0580
YOUNKINS, Rose 9332 S. Eggleston Ave. (20) 773-483-2784
DeACON vISITS ONLY
ALLEN, Deacon Quinville 11919 S. Harvard Ave. (28) 773-468-8228
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795
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serViCe ANd sUppOrT GrOUps
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SUN: After Each Service
AMANI CARe PROGRAM
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;.....,
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says
your God.
2
Speak 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.
¬.·...,
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.
5
And the glory of the LORD will be
revealed, and all mankind together will see it.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
...
Isaiah 40:11 He tends his ock 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 40:26 Li 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.
.,..
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”?
...·..z.
Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not
heard? e 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.
c.·.z.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and
increases the power of the weak.
....z.
Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
....z.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength. ey will soar on
wings like eagles; they will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and not be faint.
·..·...·... A God of
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 (NIV)