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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor
Rev. Otis Moss III, 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
Deacon Jeri L. Wright, Director of Media
Ivey Matute, Executive Secretary
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TAble Of CONTeNTs
Order of Worship ............................................................................................................................ 4
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus”) ............................................. 5
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”) ..................................................... 5
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................ 6
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................................... 7
Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8
Sermon Notes ............................................................................................................................... 16
Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 17
Announcements: Black & Christian Class / The Center for African Biblical Studies ....................... 18
Annual Church Picnic Thank You / Special Guest: Dr. Wangari Maathai
The Akiba
Trumpet Gala 2007
Trumpet Subscriptions
Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 23
Announcements: Teen Bible Study / Intonjane Ministry ............................................................... 25
Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 26
Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 27
Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 30
Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 32
Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 33
Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 34
Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 35
Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 38
Service and Support Groups .................................................................................. Inside Back Cover
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Choral Introit ...............................................................................................................“I Was Glad”
Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) .......................................................................................... “Sanctuary”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................................ “Great Is The Lord”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ......................................................................... “We Acknowledge You”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.) ....................................................“Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................ Acts 4:1–10 (NRSV)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................... I Corinthians 13 (NRSV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................Mark 1:1–8 (NIV)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) .............................................................. “Thank You For Your Grace”
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.) .......................................................... “There’s Something About That Name”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................................................ “Close To Thee”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ...........................................................“Jesus Christ of Nazareth!” (Acts 4:9-10)
Sermon (11:00 a.m.) .......................................................“Gettin’ Grown” (I Corinthians 13:11-13)
Sermon (6:00 p.m.) .............................................................................“I’m Called To Make A Way”
Hymn of Celebration (7:30 a.m.) ............................................ “I Will Bless The Lord At All Times”
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ........................................................................ “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!”
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................“Beams of Heaven”
Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................................“Holy Spirit”
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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hYMNs Of prAise
7:30 a.m.
BLESS THAT WONDERFUL
NAME OF JESUS
Bless that wonderful name of Jesus
Bless that wonderful name of Jesus
Bless that wonderful name of Jesus
No other name I know!
There’s power in the name of Jesus
Power in the name of Jesus
Power in the name of Jesus
No other name I know!
There’s healing in the name of Jesus
Healing in the name of Jesus
Healing in the name of Jesus
No other name I know!
Deliverance in the name of Jesus
Deliverance in the name of Jesus
Deliverance in the name of Jesus
No other name I know!
11:00 a.m.
JUST A CLOSER WALK
WITH THEE
Refrain
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it Jesus, if You please?
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
Verse I
I am weak but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfed as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
(Repeat Refrain)
Verse II
Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
(Repeat Refrain)
Verse III
When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.
(Repeat Refrain)
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11:00 a.m.
JOSHUA 2:1–14 (NRSV)
1
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of
angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong
or a clanging cymbal.
2
And if I have prophetic
powers, and understand all mysteries and all
knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to
remove mountains, but do not have love, I am
nothing.
3
If I give away all my possessions, and
if I hand over my body so that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious
or boastful or arrogant
5
or rude. It does not
insist on its own way; it is not irritable or
resentful;
6
it does not rejoice in wrongdoing,
but rejoices in the truth.
7
It bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all
things.
8
Love never ends. But as for prophecies,
they will come to an end; as for tongues, they
will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an
end.
9
For we know only in part, and we
prophesy only in part;
10
but when the complete
comes, the partial will come to an end.
11
When
I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like
a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became
an adult, I put an end to childish ways.
12
For
now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will
see face to face. Now I know only in part; then
I will know fully, even as I have been fully
known.
13
And now faith, hope, and love abide,
these three; and the greatest of these is love.
UNisON sCripTUres
7:30 a.m.
ACTS 4:1–10 (NRSV)
1
While Peter and John were speaking to the
people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and
the Sadducees came to them,
2
much annoyed
because they were teaching the people and
proclaiming that in Jesus there is the resurrection
of the dead.
3
So they arrested them and put
them in custody until the next day, for it was
already evening.
4
But many of those who heard
the word believed; and they numbered about fve
thousand.
5
The next day their rulers, elders, and
scribes assembled in Jerusalem,
6
with Annas the
high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and
all who were of the high-priestly family.
7
When
they had made the prisoners stand in their midst,
they inquired, “By what power or by what name
did you do this?”
8
Then Peter, flled with the
Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people
and elders,
9
if we are questioned today because
of a good deed done to someone who was sick
and are asked how this man has been healed,
10
let it be known to all of you, and to all the
people of Israel, that this man is standing before
you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, whom you crucifed, whom God
raised from the dead.
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UNisON
sCripTUre
6:00 p.m.
MARK 1:1–8 (NIV)
1
The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ,
the Son of God.
2
It is written in Isaiah the
prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of
you, who will prepare your way”
3
“a voice of
one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the
Lord, make straight paths for him.’”
4
And so
John came, baptizing in the desert region and
preaching a baptism of repentance for the
forgiveness of sins.
5
The whole Judean
countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went
out to him. Confessing their sins, they were
baptized by him in the Jordan River.
6
John wore
clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt
around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild
honey.
7
And this was his message: “After me will
come one more powerful than I, the thongs of
whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down
and untie.
8
I baptize you with water, but he will
baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
The joShuA SeRIeS
I recently concluded a six-part series of
sermons called “The Joshua Series.” Pick up
your set of CD’s today and listen to the voice
of God speaking through the Word of God
to the people of God in this day and during
this season. Give the series as a gift and be a
blessing in somebody else’s life. The titles of
the sermons in this series are:
“The Challenge of Change”
“We Have Never Passed This Way Before”
“Standing In The Jordan”
“Rahab the Redeemer - Part 1”
“Rahab the Redeemer - Part 2”
“Rahab the Redeemer – Part 3”
If you have heard all six sermons, pick up a
set and listen again. God has a “fresh Word”
that God will speak to you, your family and
your life through this series of sermons.
speCiAl
ANNOUNCeMeNT
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Dear Trinity Member,
T
he Fall of the year is upon us. Fall is right
around the corner and it is time for us to
FALL back into advocacy. We are a church that
has been advocating for social justice since we took
a stand against the West African Trans-Atlantic
slave trade. We are a congregation that has been
advocating for Justice since 1961.
As the Fall season sets in it is time for us to
FALL back into our posture of advocating for
the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to come here on
earth just as we pray every Sunday. Here is the
“shopping list” or the “must do” list confronting
us as Baptized Believers in the Prince of Peace
this Fall.
With the scheduled release of Gen. Petraeus’
progress report on the war in Iraq in mid-
September, and the lion’s share of the
appropriations process still to be completed,
members of Congress will be busy. This time of
the year is when key decisions are made about
issues close to the heart of the faith community,
so it is a time for advocates to be busy too!
Federal Budget (Appropriations): •
Perhaps most important for the programs
that serve “the least of these” is the
appropriations process, which annually
authorizes government spending on
programs from health care to hunger.
Appropriations should have been completed
before Congress recessed for August, but
they barely began the process. The current
year spending bills expire September 31,
2007, so congressional leaders must rush to
complete appropriations bills while knowing
that temporary measures will be necessary
to keep government and all its programs up
and running.
Advocates are concerned that this rush
to fnish, coupled with the President’s veto
threat, will mean stagnant funding levels for
many programs that serve those in need. It
is vital that the appropriations process move
forward with adequate funding for poverty
alleviation programs, which have already
suffered from years of funding cuts. For
more details on the appropriations process
visit the Coalition on Human Needs
website at www.chn.org.
Iraq: • Reports are coming in on the
effectiveness of the “troop surge” in Iraq.
What will be said? What will be learned?
If and when troops are withdrawn, how will
the next set of concerns be addressed? Stay
tuned for UCC action opportunities during
the weeks of September 10th and 17th.
UCC Justice and Witness Ministries
is working in partnership with the
Christian Peace Witness in Iraq coalition
www.christianpeacewitness.org.
ADVoCATeS MuST GeT BuSY!
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Children’s health: • Both the House and
Senate have now passed SCHIP (State
Children’s Health Insurance Program)
reauthorization bills, but the bills are very
different from each other, and must be
reconciled with each other before Congress
can send the bill to the President. The
current SCHIP program, which has insured
6 million children since its inception in
1997, expires on September 30, 2007,
leaving little time for Congress to complete
the legislation and send it to the President.
The President and all members of Congress
need to hear from you that children’s health
is a priority. Follow the progress of the
debate through the Families USA website
at www.familiesusa.org.
Farm Bill: • The Farm bill has passed the
House. Hearings in the Senate will occur
in early September with the anticipation
that the Senate Agriculture Committee
will act in mid-September. Action by
the full Senate is needed by the end of
September, but that could come in the
form of a continuing resolution to allow
for additional deliberation and negotiation.
Legislative developments can be followed
through the Bread for the World website at
www.bread.org
education: • Congress is likely to resume
debate on the reauthorization of the
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Justice
advocates have been urging members
of Congress to use the reauthorization
process as an opportunity to address major
problems with the Act. Now is the time
to urge members of Congress to resist the
temptation to rush the reauthorization
through with “quick fxes” to the Act that
will not address faws in the legislation. For
background and updates go to http://
www.ucc.org/justice/issues/public-
education/fxing-no-child-left-behind.html
Civil Rights: • September looks likely to be
a key month for action on the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 2015).
ENDA would address discrimination
in the workplace by making it illegal to
fre, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote
employees simply based on a person’s sexual
orientation or gender identity. After years of
little or no congressional action on this bill,
a subcommittee of the House Education
and Labor Committee has scheduled a
hearing on ENDA for September 5th.
Advocates are hopeful of pushing for a foor
vote in the House this fall. Both House
and Senate members need to hear from
advocates for ENDA, particularly advocates
from the faith community. To access the
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
resource page on ENDA, go to http://
www.civilrights.org/issues/glbt/enda.html
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W
hen I lived in Jerusalem and worked
with the Israeli peace movement, we
described our spineless Labor Party
and some of the allegedly pro-peace intellectuals
as “shooting and crying.” First they would
support military action, then they would lament
how terrible it felt to be “forced to stoop to the
level of violence” (allegedly imposed on them by
“the enemy”). Their standard solution: blame
the Palestinians for forcing our innocent, well-
intentioned liberal Jews into a violent stance.
Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in the House
are now “funding and crying.” The Speaker of
the House has immense power to decide when
(if ever) a bill gets to be brought up for a vote.
Having already sent a funding bill for the troops
which Bush vetoed, there was no good reason
for the Dems to fund anything more. They
simply should have told the country that they
would only consider other funding when the
president had a timetable to get the troops out
by the spring of 2008. Meanwhile, they could
have funded a $10 billion appropriation bill
whose funds would be restricted to one purpose
only: the safe return of U.S. troops to United
States soil, thereby emphasizing that keeping
troops in Iraq was keeping them in harms way,
while withdrawing them was the only way to not
“abandon the troops.” If the Dems had done
this while simultaneously taking ads in the media,
they would have provided more than enough
political cover for themselves. And those ads
could have conveyed another important message:
withdrawal means withdrawal. It does not mean
“prepositioning” U.S. troops in U.S. bases in Iraq
or in neighboring countries for possible future
re-involvement, and it does not mean calling
them “advisors” to the Iraqi troops as a new PR
gimmick to continue their presence there.
Instead, just a week after claiming that they
would stand up to President Bush, the Dems
capitulated on May 24, 2007, to one of the least
popular presidents in U.S. history to support one
of the least popular wars, delivering $100 billion
for Bush’s Iraq war slush fund (the Democratic-
controlled House Armed Service Committee
had already defeated an amendment that would
have prevented these funds from being used
by the Bush Administration to attack Iran).
Once passage of the bill was assured through a
combination of Republicans and war-supporting
Democrats, and once the Democratic liberals
would no longer face the political struggle
that would have ensued had they stuck to their
promises and prevented the war from being
funded, then they were able to turn around and
“courageously” trick their own constituents by
voting against the bill whose passage they had
FuNDING AND CRYING
Why the Dems Capitulated …To One of the Least Popular Presidents in U.S. History
to Support one of the Least Popular Wars in U.S. History
— Michael Lerner
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assured. “You see,” they would say to their
constituents, “I, personally, was opposed to the
war and voted against it.” Funding and crying.
Too many critics of the Dems will reply:
“They just don’t have any backbone.” But why
don’t they?
The answer is not that Dems are less
decent or less principled human beings than
their Republican colleagues who, even in the
minority, keep disciplined focus on their own
principles. If you believe, as the Republicans
do, that the entire world is best served by
the fourishing of American corporate power
and profts, then it is principled to fght for
America’s capacity to own or to control the oil
sources in the Middle East. And if you believe
that democracy can only fourish within the
context of advanced capitalist economies, then
imposing the will of American oil corporations
(as the latest oil bill being endorsed by the Iraqi
government-under-American-bayonets is doing)
is advancing the interests of democracy. Armed
with their ideology, Republicans are not afraid
to fght for what they believe in, even in the face
of domestic polls showing that their positions
are out of whack with the majority sentiments of
the American people. Their views are driven by
their commitment to corporate power, not by
the latest polls.
This is where the Dems’ spinelessness comes
from: they lack a coherent vision. Thus, the best
they can do when challenging the Iraq war is
to critique how the war has been fought, but
they rarely present why the war was an ethical
monstrosity and how this ethical failure has
led to the failure on the ground. Dems are
stuck in the same fundamental paradigm as
Republicans, imagining that the only way to
generate adequate homeland security is through
military or political domination of other
countries. Sometimes they talk about achieving
this domination through “soft” methods like
“diplomacy backed by our economic and
military strength,” but the fundamental goal is
the same: to get “our way” and protect “our
interests” (often confused with those of the
corporations). This shows up in their inability
to challenge Bush’s imposition on Iraq of an oil
arrangement that will allow U.S. corporations
to make huge profts, despite the pronounced
opposition among Iraqis to giving their oil
rights away. Lacking a moral compass, the
Dems’ policies seem haphazard and can then
be labeled as “cut and run,” since they are
unconnected to any larger plan.
Democrats will argue that what they are
doing is protecting themselves from political
backlash should they force an evacuation from
Iraq and then fnd that there is an escalation
of the killings. So even though the continued
presence of U.S. forces is already producing the
feared bloodbath, with hundreds of thousands
of Iraqis dead or wounded and two million
Iraqis turned into refugees, the Dems reason
that the Republicans will take the blame as long
as the Dems continue to fund the Republicans’
war. Very few Americans will fall for this
immoral and narrowly self–interested approach.
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They elected the Dems to end the war, and the
Dems have failed to do so.
The Dems’ underlying fear is that if they end
the war they will be portrayed as “weak.” What
they fail to notice is that their very failure to
follow through on their promises to end the
war—their craven capitulation to Bush only a
week or so after claiming that they would stand
up to him on the war—is generating the very
same perception they sought to avoid. Americans
are already concluding that these Dems cannot
be counted on to stand up for their own ideas,
and that the Dems’ perception of their own self-
interest is all that guides them. What they fear is
already happening—they are being seen as wimps
precisely because they won’t take personal risks
for what they believe in. Unlike the Republicans,
who managed to fght powerfully for what
they believed in when they were a minority in
Congress under President Clinton between 1992
and 1994, the Dems majority won’t fght for
their own supposed ideas. So why should anyone
trust the country’s defense to people who won’t
fght for themselves or their own views?
An increasingly likely election year
consequence: the Ameri-can people may
elect a Democratic president along with a
Republican Congress in 2008. When the Dems
frst promised a new kind of principled politics
during and after the 2006 elections, many people
allowed themselves to hope once again. But if
that hope is continually rebuffed, people feel
foolish, and even humiliated, by having opened
themselves to the possibility of real change. “If
the Democrats are going to allow their own
self-interest to be the determining factor in what
they do politically,” many reason, “then why
shouldn’t I do the same?” “So,” people say,
“I’ll stop paying attention to politics—it’s too
depressing—and I’ll go back to paying attention
to my own personal life and not worry about
those bigger issues.” The strategy of the Dems
is not only morally bankrupt, but it has a good
chance of backfring in the 2008 elections.
Unfortunately, trying to revive the New
Deal and Great Society visions of the 1930s
and 1960s, with their strong focus on material
benefts for the disenfranchised and the poor, is
not an adequate vision on which the Democratic
Party can reconstitute itself in the twenty-frst
century. That’s why so many of the Democratic
Party candidates for president elicit a yawn. To
provide a basis for the fundamental changes
the world needs, including ending poverty and
homelessness, repairing the global environment,
creating meaningful work and more time for
relaxation and celebration of the grandeur of
the universe, encouraging and nurturing our
capacities to be creative and loving, creating a
willingness to reduce levels of consumption and
to share our wealth with the rest of the world,
we are going to need a worldview which sees
human beings as embodiments of the sacred who
desire a world which responds to their needs
FuNDING AND CRYING, cont’d
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for ethical and spiritual fulfllment. “No peace
without justice,” cries the Left. But we add,
no peace and justice without love, kindness,
generosity of spirit, and awe and wonder at the
mystery and marvel of the universe. We can’t
get one without the others.
The Dems need to realize that in the twenty–
frst century our own economic, political, and
environmental well–being depends on the well–
being of everyone else on the planet—and then
they need to develop the kind of programs that
the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) has
advanced.
The only way the human race is going
to survive the next hundred years is if we
overcome nationalist chauvinism and embrace
our common humanity. The frst step to do
that is to reject the 5,000 year old, “Strategy of
Domination,” with its misguided assumption
that homeland security is best achieved by
military, political, or economic domination over
others (hard version: wars like the one now
being waged in Iraq; soft version: diplomacy
backed by military threats and economic
boycotts).
Instead, we need to embrace a new paradigm:
homeland security can best be achieved by
generosity and transforming the hearts and
minds of the people of the earth to the view
that what the United States really wants is the
well-being of everyone, not just of our own
corporate and political elites.
On May 17, 2007, the NSP bought a full-
page ad in the New York Times to demonstrate
this strategy with respect to Iraq (read it at
www.tikkun.org/iraqpeace). Recognizing that
many Americans want to know what would
happen after the withdrawal of U.S. troops, the
ad implores the Dems and the peace movement
to explicitly call for an international force to
replace American troops and to conduct an
election in which the people of Iraq could
determine their own future without being under
the rule of an occupying power. It also called for
a Global Marshall Plan, not only to rebuild Iraq
once it was safe to do so, but to dedicate 1–2
percent of the U.S. GDP each year for the next
twenty years to eliminating domestic and global
poverty, homelessness, hunger, inadequate
healthcare and education, and to repair the
global environment. Yet, none of this is effective
unless it is accompanied by an unequivocal
confession of wrongdoing and repentance on
the part of the people of the United States of
America. Therefore, the third part of the plan
is to ask the Congress to send representatives
to the UN and to every country on the
planet to do what President Bush won’t do—
acknowledge that we had no right to go to war,
that we set loose a set of events that has led to
killing far beyond anything that happened under
Saddam Hussein, and that we were guided by a
mistaken Strategy of Domination which we now
intend to replace with a Strategy of Generosity.
How do these ideas spread when the anti–
war movement has not yet become a peace
movement and hence is unwilling to condemn
all forms of violence, including the violence of
pAsTOr’s pAGe
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pAsTOr’s pAGe
Marshall Plan. Or get it put on the local
ballot or state ballot. Start with this
formulation: We, the people of___, call
upon the Government of the United
States to recognize that Homeland
Security is best achieved when the
United States switches from a Strategy
of Domination of other countries to a
Strategy of Generosity toward others,
recognizing that our economic, political,
and environmental well–being is
dependent on the well-being of everyone
on the planet. As a frst step in this
direction, we call upon the President
and the Congress to fund a Global
Marshall Plan that would allocate at
least 1–2 percent of the Gross Domestic
Product of the United States. Each year
for the next twenty years to eliminate
global poverty, homelessness, hunger,
inadequate education, inadequate
health-care, and to repair the global
environment. Aware that aid programs
fail when they indiscriminately drop
money into the laps of dictators and
irresponsible bureaucracies, or when
they are administered in ways that
are insensitive to local cultures and
environmental needs, we call upon our
elected representatives to implement the
Global Marshall Plan by working with
NGOs, religious communities, educators,
“the insurgency” which strikes against ordinary
civilians in Iraq based on their religious or
ethnic identities? How can we move forward
when anti–war activists are so flled with hostility
toward anything labeled religious or spiritual
that they are willing to embrace people like Sam
Harris and Christopher Hitchens (see the next
editorial), but are unwilling to send out the
message of the NSP? What are we to do when
organizations like MoveOn become adjuncts to
the Nancy Pelosi double talk in the Democratic
Party?
Here are the things you could do that would
make an impact:
Get involved in your local political 1.
party (Democratic, Republican, Green,
etc.) and fnd out how to run to be
a delegate to the state and national
conventions of your party. Then, bring
the Strategy of Generosity and the Global
Marshall Plan into that party’s state and
national discussion by asking them to
explicitly endorse this direction. If you
live in a district in which your elected
representative did not vote in favor of
ending funding for the war, you should
personally run against her or him. Yes,
YOU.
Approach your city council, state 2.
legislature, representative to the
Congress, and Senators—and ask them
to introduce and vote on the Global
FuNDING AND CRYING, cont’d
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pAsTOr’s pAGe
Meanwhile, the Dems will continue 7.
to fund wars, and then cry. When will
they understand get that this is a losing
strategy?
Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun, and chair of
the Network of Spiritual Progressives.
Reprinted with permission from Tikkun –
www.tikkun.org
environmentalists, and an international
organization set up solely for the purpose
of delivering this support in the most
intelligent and socially conscious ways
that can be developed, in cooperation
with local communities, and utilizing the
talents and skills of the recipients as well.
Help us build an international 3.
moratorium in which everyone
who opposes the war in Iraq stops
working and instead dedicates that
day to attending teach–ins, religious
celebrations, and/or going door–to–door
to educate people about the fundamental
issues about the war and about the
Strategy of Generosity.
Help us build “Iraq Summer 2008”— 4.
an NSP project to recruit people to
go door–to–door in “red” (pro-war)
Congressional districts (which are
sometimes located in otherwise “blue”
pro-peace states) to present our vision
of how to end the war and what should
follow it.
Insist that MoveOn and other voices of 5.
the anti–war movement voice the ideas
of the NSP’s Spiritual Covenant with
America, particularly our Strategy of
Generosity and the details of our Global
Marshall Plan.
Donate to the NSP to have our ad 6.
reprinted newspapers nationwide. Read
and donate at www.tikkun.org/iraqpeace.
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THE RESULTS OF A REDEEMED LIFE
LESS CAN’T BE MORE, OR CAN IT?
A
person would think that anyone tithing would have less to live on
than someone who does not tithe. After all, if I give one-tenth off
the top of my income back to God, then I have only nine-tenths to live
on. Less cannot be more. Or, so it seems.
The Mystery. The mystery, however, is different than the worldly ex-
pectation. Somehow, people who tithe end up with more to spend than
they did before starting to tithe. No, it is not miraculous, like money
growing on trees or something. Maybe it motivates us to budget better,
not to waste money. Maybe some expenses really are not necessary, and
when we are thinking God’s way we are not impressed with every ad-
vertised “need.” Whatever the explanation, those who practice tithing
insist that it works; they have more money at the end of the month than
they did before starting to tithe.
The Lesson. Why does God work this way? As best I can fgure,
God uses the tangible measure of material wealth to teach us about
spiritual things. When people learn through the proper handling of ma-
terial things how to put God frst, then they can carry that lesson into
more important things. Tithing and material blessings from the Lord
are therefore, elementary lessons in spiritual providence. People start
tithing, usually, at an early stage of spiritual development. Once they
can trust God completely for material things, then heaven is the limit of
things God can show and give them.
Your Friends in Service,
The Stewardship Ministry
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairperson
sTeWArdship
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ANNOUNCeMeNTs
The CeNTeR FoR
AFRICAN BIBLICAL
STuDIeS
ReGISTeR FoR FALL
SeMeSTeR BIBLe CLASSeS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
Following worship services – Atrium
Classes begin
Monday, September 23 through December 12
*********************
Also register for
oN-LINe BIBLe STuDY
(SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH ONLY)
“Unashamedly Black, Unapologetically Christian”
Class begins Wednesday, September 26 through
December 12
You must be among the frst 25 persons
to register, have a valid e-mail address and
access to Microsoft Offce
To Our Candidates for Membership
YouR SPeCIAL BLACK AND
ChRISTIAN CLASS
Dear Candidates for Membership:
You have given your heart to Christ, walked the
aisle, and given your hand to the preacher! So that
you may become a full-fedged member of Trinity
United Church of Christ, you MuST complete
your new member class!
The Stewardship Ministry is looking for you!
Please don’t delay!
After you have “walked the aisle,” completion of
the new member process is in three (3) stages:
Stage #1: Completion of Sessions 1 and 2
(in that order) of your New Member Classes.
Stage #2: Your receiving the Right Hand of
Fellowship on a frst Sunday evening. Note: The
Right Hand of Fellowship is required for full
membership into your new church home at Trinity.
Stage #3: Your active participation as a ministry
partner who serves diligently in one of the
ministries of your choice at your new church home.
We are eager to “walk with you …” throughout this process
and we are looking forward to your attendance.
ADuLTS & TeeNS
Session I: Saturday, September 29th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Session II: Saturday, October 6th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ChILDReN:
Ages: 12 years & under, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
ADuLTS
Session I: Tuesday, September 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Session II: Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
RIGhT hAND oF FeLLoWShIP
Sunday, October 7th
Please CONFIRM your participation!
Call the Membership/Ministry Services offce,
773-962-5650, immediately!
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Trinity United Church of Christ
welcomes…
DR. WANGARI
MAAThAI,
the frst African Woman and
the frst environmentalist
to win the Nobel Peace Prize,
and author of Unbowed: A Memoir
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2007
Book signing immediately following
the 11:00 a.m. worship service
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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
Visit the Akiba Bookstore for all your church needs!
A living African legend and a legendary Pan Africanist come to Trinity!
New in the Akiba! Beanpod candles!
100% stabilized soy wax for an
earth-friendly, clean burning,
long-lasting scented candle!
S e p t e mb e r S i g n i n g S
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Dr. Wangari Maathai, the frst
African woman to receive
the Nobel Peace prize for her
courageous eforts to save the
environment and protect
women’s rights
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Immediately following the
11 a.m. worship service
Pan Africanist, Randall Robinson
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Pick up your copy of these remarkable and inspiring books today!
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HIGHLIGHTS
9/17 Leadership Council Meeting
9/23 Dr. Wangari Maathai Book Signing
9/25 Randall Robinson Book Signing
TODAY – 9/9
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
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA
MONDAY – 9/10
11:00 a.m. Active Seniors: Leadership Meeting
– FH
12:00 p.m. Active Seniors – WC
4:00 p.m. Prison Ministry: Advisory Board
Meeting – BR
6:00 p.m. Africa Ministry: Education
Committee – BR
Hospitality Ministry – 118
Voice Class – FH
Women’s Chorus Monthly
Meeting – 102
Band Rehearsal – SA
6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Ministry: Retreat
Planning – 207
Chinara Orientation – 202
7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Men’s Fellowship General Meeting – FH
Church in Society Ministry Meeting
– 203
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Hurston Hughes Writers’ Ministry
– W307
20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G. – W305
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3
6:30 p.m. Chinara High School Dance Ministry
– Room 4
TUESDAY – 9/11
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Africa Ministry Executive Committee
– 116
Voice Class – WC
Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Band Rehearsal – SA
6:30 p.m. Logistics – 118
7:00 p.m. Athletes for Christ – 102
Photography Ministry – 203
Singles Community – A
Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Ministry – W302
7:00 p.m. Career Development Ministry – W307
Adult Usher Ministry: Leadership
Team Meeting – W305
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Gospel Aerobics – Room 1
WEDNESDAY – 9/12
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
6:00 p.m. Justice Ministries: Chaplains
Retreat – BR
6:30 p.m. Deacons in Training Prayer Service
Prep – 102
7:00 p.m. Prayer Service – SA
THURSDAY – 9/13
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC
6:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Concert Committee
– 116
Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – FH
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Orientation
Committee – BR
Immabasi Ministry Meeting – 102
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA
CAleNdAr
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CAleNdAr
THURSDAY – 9/13
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Legal Counseling Ministry –
E101/102
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal
– Room 1
FRIDAY – 9/14
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207
Youth Drill Team – FH
6:00 p.m. Young Adult Choir Rehearsal – WC
7:00 p.m. Free-N-One – 207
Tough Love – 203
Financial Counseling Consortium:
The Good Shepherd – 202
Alama Ya Sali (Sign Interpretation)
– 102
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Gospel Aerobics – Room 1

SATURDAY – 9/15
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II
9:00 a.m. Youth Band Rehearsal – SA
9:30 a.m. Adult Church School – WC
Church School (Teens) – 207
Church School
(3rd and 4th Grades) – 116
Church School (Discipleship) – FH
Church School (Preschool/
Kindergarten – 118
Church School
(1st and 2nd Grades) – 203
Church School
(5th and 6th Grades) – 202
11:00 a.m. Administrative Committee – 203
Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC
Little Warriors Sponsor Meeting
– 116
SATURDAY – 9/15
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. Information Technology Ministry
– 118
Can-cer-vive Ministry – 207
12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC
1:00 p.m. Youth Drill Team – FH
1:30 p.m. Board of Christian Education - BR
2:00 p.m. Young Adult Usher Ministry – 207
Lupus Support Ministry – 116
2:30 p.m. Women’s Guild – 118
Women’s Drill: Executive
Committee – 203
3:00 p.m. Artists in Residence – 102
Young Adult Choir Rehearsal – WC
Pre-Marital Counseling: Session IV
– 202
Greeters Ministry: Quarterly Meeting
– 207
3:30 p.m. Adult Usher Ministry – FH
4:00 p.m. Baby Dedication Class – WC
Internal Security – 118
5:00 p.m. Deacons in Training – BR
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry – E101/102
Counseling Ministry: Community of
Counselors Event – W305
Fine Arts and Literary Guild Retreat
– W301
Amani Volunteer Training – W307
10:00 a.m. THEC: ACT Prep – W302
1:00 p.m. THEC: Math Tutorial – Computer Lab
THEC: Math Tutoring – W307
2:00 p.m. Amani: Volunteer Training – W302
Singles Community: Never Married
Family – W305
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. Girl Scouts (All Troops)
Registration and Meeting – Room 1
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Experiencing God
Small Group Bible Study for Teens
Requirements:
Member of Trinity UCC •
Ages 15–18 or 10th – 12th grade •
Verifcation of one year active membership •
in a youth ministry, or written explanation of
inactiveness
C average/Copy of most recent grades •
Recommendation from adult sponsor •
Interview with facilitators •
Classes meet once a week for twelve weeks.
Students are required to be present for all class
sessions.
Applications are available in the Akiba Bookstore
and must be completed and returned to the Akiba
by Monday, September 10, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Contact Deacon Dedric Roberts, 773-768-4567 or
Deacon Kristy Wordlaw-Smith, 312-961-5595.
INToNjANe
MINISTRY
New and Returning Members
Please join us for an
Informational/Kick-off meeting
Saturday, September 22
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
Young ladies, ages 8–18,
are invited to attend
We have many new and
exciting things planned!
We look forward to seeing you!
Contact:
Paulette Graham, 708-341-9399 or
Shellie Mayes, 708-574-2542
ANNOUNCeMeNTs
Sunday, September 9, 2007 26 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
heArT Of The COMMUNiTY
ChICAGo CouNCIL oN BLACK STuDIeS
Presents The State of Black Studies In Illinois:
Opportunities in the New Millennium, featuring
scholars, Haki Madhubuti, Conrad Worrill,
Armstead Allen and more, Friday, September 28,
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Chicago State University,
9501 S. King Dr., New Academic Library, Level 4
Auditorium, RSVP, Dr. Jacqueline Bryant,
773-363-0034 or jacqbrynt@aol.com
ChICAGo MASTeR GARDeNeR
PRoGRAM Do you enjoy gardening and sharing
your knowledge of gardening with others? The
Chicago Master Gardening Program is a vital link
distributing horticultural information to the public,
Applications, Contact Keisha Herron or Aida
Peralta, 773-768-7779
DISSeRTATIoN STuDY seeks African
Americans diagnosed with Type II Diabetes for
fve years or less, participants receive small stipend,
Contact Donna Calvin, 312-355-1148 or dcalvi1@
uic.edu AND dissertation study seeks African
American women, ages 25–50 to participate in
study examining various factors contributing
to career development, Questionnaire packets
available in Habari Gani Rack, Atrium, Contact
Keeba Gardner, 843-424-0826 or keebagardner@
thechicagoschool.edu
DoRoLYN ACADeMY oF MuSIC Open
House, Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
411 South Blvd., Oak Park, IL, offers piano, organ,
voice, drums, guitar and more, Call 708-383-7888
DuSABLe hIGh SChooL CLASS oF 1947
60
th
Class Reunion, Friday, September 14, 5:00
p.m., and Saturday, September 15, 12:00 p.m.,
Oak Lawn Hilton, 9333 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn, IL,
Contact Georgetta Farr-Jones, 773-752-5776
2007 LAW SChooL FoRuM Saturday,
September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Chicago
Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan Ave.,
representatives from law schools available to
discuss law school admissions processes, Free,
Register, www.LSAC.org
ABLe CAReeR INSTITuTe of National
Able Network offers an on-line learning program
for working, single heads of household, making
less than $30,000, program offers hundreds of
career advancing courses, laptop and internet to
qualifying adults, Call 312-580-0389
The AFRICAN DANCe CLASS for beginners
resumes Saturday, September 15 through
November 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Black
Passion Studio, 11018 S. Halsted, Contact Uche
Omoniyi, 773-298-7399 or djeli2@yahoo.com
BLACK uNITeD FuND oF ILLINoIS
Presents its 7
th
Annual Living Legends/Passing The
Torch awards ceremony, Honorees include Rev. Dr.
Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., and Rev. Otis Moss III,
Saturday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.,
Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King
Drive, Tickets, 773-324-0494 or www.buf.org
BuRNSIDe CoMMuNITY BAPTIST
ChuRCh Revival, Monday, October 8 –
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m., 645 E. 91
st

Place, Guest Minister, Rev. Otis Moss III
CASA oF CooK CouNTY advocates for the
best interest of abused and neglected children,
seeks volunteers for cases through Juvenile court,
in-depth training, Information, contact 312-433-
6987 or www.casacookcounty.org
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ADoPT-A-STuDeNT MINISTRY applications
for the current semester available in the Habari Gani
rack located in the Atrium, deadline, TODAY, Sunday,
September 9, Contact D. Bryant, 708-342-1677
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 Etta McGregor Jones at
773-298-2110
ATTeNTIoN GRANDPAReNTS Are you
a grandparent raising your grandchildren? Are
you dealing with issues of teaching parental
responsibility to your children? Have you put plans
on hold as your “empty nest” has new arrivals?
All grandparents are welcome to join us, Saturday,
October 6, 12:00 p.m., Room 203, Contact Kevin
Tyson, 773-962-0690
CAN-CeR-VIVe MINISTRY hosts free Prostate
cancer screening, Sunday, September 23, Register
today and Sunday, September 16, following
worship services, Beginning at age 50, men should
have yearly prostate cancer screenings, men with
family history of prostate cancer should begin
testing at 40, Call 773-962-5650 Mailbox 830
ChINARA DANCe MINISTRY calling all
high school students interested in praising God
through dance, Orientation for new and returning
members, Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m., Room 202, Contact Christye Hurley,
773-960-1055
eNGLeWooD hIGh SChooL CLASS oF
1957 seeks former classmates for its 50
th
Class
Reunion, Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28,
Holiday Inn, Countryside-LaGrange, IL, Contact
Jamie Welch Shields, 773-285-3630
LooP LeARNING CeNTeR PReSChooL
2001 S. Michigan Ave., Open enrollment, ages
6 weeks to 5 years, Call 312-225-8828
NEFERTITI: A CONCERT OF MUSIC
AND DANCE presented by Deeply Rooted
Productions, Thursday, October 4 through
Sunday, October 7, Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N.
Southport, For times and tickets, call 773-935-
6860 AND Nefertiti as Icon: Powerful Women
Leaders, Then and Now, 2
nd
Annual Professional
Women’s Brunch, Sunday, September 30, 12:00 p.m.,
The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan, Tickets,
www.deeplyrootedproductions.org
STANFoRD uNIVeRSITY Offce of
Undergraduate Admissions invites high school
students, parents, counselors and friends to an
admissions information sessions, detailing the
freshman admission process, fnancial aid and
more, Sunday, October 14, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Chicago Cultural Center, Sydney R. Yates Gallery
Room, 78 E. Washington St., Contact Pamay
Bassey, pamay@pamay.com
TINY ToTS VILLA MoNTeSSoRI
SChooL open enrollment, ages 2 – 6 Years,
8128 S. King Dr., Call J. Tyson, 773-483-6251
WAToTo ChILDReN’S ChoIR Ambassadors
for the Watoto Child Care Ministries, based in
Kampala, Uganda, in concert, Friday, September 14,
7:00 p.m., Maple Park United Methodist Church,
11705 S. Elizabeth, Free, Contact Sherry Hanson,
877-388-1070
iNfOrMATiON &
ANNOUNCeMeNTs
heArT Of The
COMMUNiTY
Order Of WOrship
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iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
Building, 901 E. 95
th
St., Contact Brother Bryant
Alexander, 773-750-4727 or Brother Eric G.
Towns, 708-336-8407
LITTLe WARRIoRS FoR ChRIST Looking
for children, grades 3 – 8, who love singing
God’s praises, Information, call the Little
Warriors hotline, 773-962-5650 Ext. 804 ALSo
Mandatory Little Warriors Sponsors Meeting,
Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m., all current
and active sponsors required to attend AND
Parents of Little Warriors members, orientation
and registration For new and returning members,
Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,
Contact Myra Sykes, 773-562-0222 or Christye
Hurley, 773-960-1055
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 FoRuM meeting
Monday, September 10, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship
Hall, “Living on in Faith, When Your Marriage/
Relationship Has Died,” Rev. Dr. Lee Butler,
Professor of Theology and Psychology, Chicago
Theological Seminary, Contact Deacon Rodney
Mumphrey, 773-580-3656
MWANABARAKA DANCe MINISTRY
Ages 8–10 years, rehearsal and mandatory parent
meeting, Monday, September 10, 5:45 p.m. –
7:00 p.m., Cottage Grove building, 901 E. 95
th
St.,
Contact Dawn McIntosh, 708-481-3431
eMMAuS RoAD “GRIeF WoRK”
SuPPoRT GRouP Thursday, September 27,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, Topic:
“Who Are You Now?!” Contact Deacon Herbert
Goodman, Jr., 773-370-4256
GIRL SCouTS ReGISTRATIoN for all
troops, Girls ages 5–17, Seniors, Cadettes, Juniors,
Brownies and Daisies, Mandatory parent meeting,
Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m., Troop
meeting, 12:45 p.m., Cottage Grove Building, 901
E. 95
th
Street, Enrollment is limited, ALSo looking
for fantastic people to volunteer for our growing
troops, meeting, Saturday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.,
Cottage Grove Building, 901 E. 95
th
Street, Contact
Brenda Washington, 773-846-2802 or Deborah
Muhammad, 773-955-8730 or 312-836-9531
IMANI YA WATuMe Calling all high school
students, ages 14-18, 9
th
– 12
th
grades, Orientation
for new and returning members, Thursday,
September 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Atrium,
Must be member of Trinity UCC and attend weekly
rehearsals, Contact Michael Hurley, 773-469-9252
INFoRMATIoN TeChNoLoGY MINISTRY
Are you a visionary? Are you an expert user of
technology (smart phones, PDAs, video/audio
streaming, web design)? Do you have visions of
what technology can do to improve ministry and
outreach at Trinity? Please join the Information
Technology (IT) Ministry, meetings held 2
nd

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m., Room 116, Next meeting
Saturday, October 13, Contact James Chapman,
773-401-3626 or Angelia Johns, 708-293-0105
ISuThu (CoMING INTo MANhooD)
MINISTRY will reassemble for the 2007-2008
mentoring year, males, ages 6–18, open to
members and non- members, meetings, 2
nd
and 4
th

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cottage Grove
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SINGLeS CoMMuNITY S.I.P.P. (Singles
In Perfect Peace) Today, 7:00 p.m., Café Luna,
1742 W. 99
th
St., Guest speaker, Mikal Clay (the
Hair Doctor, WYCA 102.3 FM), offering tools
to “grow you and your hair,” Contact Nicole
Burton, nickyb123@yahoo.com or Maya James,
mayaajames@yahoo.com
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 Etta McGregor
Jones, 773-298-2110
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
uSheR MINISTRY seeking new and returning
members, Have you been revived to serve the
Lord? Next meeting, Saturday, September 15,
3:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Contact David
Anderson, 312-208-6494 or Norma Jackson Cohn,
773-483-5289 AND join the Usher Ministry
traveling to Detroit, Michigan to fellowship with
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Friday, September 21
through Sunday, September 23, contact Beverly
Pritchett, 773-846-8752 by Sunday, September 2
WoMeN’S DRILL TeAM MINISTRY Invites
all women, ages 18 and over to “Step For the
Lord,” rehearsals, Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,
and Saturdays, 12:30 pm. – 2:30 p.m., Narthex II
(one rehearsal required per week), Next rehearsal,
Tuesday, September 11, Contact Roshawnda
Humphries, 847-903-1086 or Tawanda Smith,
773-42-0658

iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
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Adams, Ayanna
Adams, Deacon Lorraine
Adams-Carter, Cynthia
Adams-Childs, Vernita
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon
Allen, Stephanie
Anderson, Rev. Danita
Arden, Audrey
Askew, Jeremiah
Avent, Carolyn
Baker-Brown, Bridgette
Barnett, James
Barow, Stephanie
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood
Barrigher, Jeffrey
Bates, Freddy L.
Bates, Lisa
Benson, Marjorie
Bentley Family
Bentley, Elois
Berry-Hampton, Jaron
Beverly, James
Blake, Jerome
Blake, Marquez
Blake, Odette
Blake, Ommar
Blasingame, Mattie
Bond, Jr., Collin
Bonner, Gloria & Bill
Booker, Peggy
Booker, Jr., Raymond J.
Boose, Christopher
Boose, Claudia
Borders, Mona
Bowers, Jeffrey
Bramlet & Thomas Families
Bratton, Marjorie
Breaux, Freddie & Nannie
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn
Briscoe, Charles
Broadnax, Angela
Brown, Akiba
Brown, Dr. Harriett
Brown, Hysson
Brown, James
Brown, LaKhon
Brown, Naomi
Brown, Rhea
Brown, Terrance
Burrell, Kimberly
Burrell, Sarah
Burrell, William & Sarah
Bush, Michelle
Butler, Jerel
Butts, Larvette
Campbell, Deacon Patrice
Kimberly
Campbell, Keisha
Campbell, Veronica
Campbell & Family,
Deborah L.
Carr, Willie
Carruthers, Dr. Iva
Carson, Charles
Carter, Herman
Carter, Quinn
Casamore, Viola
Caston, Aletha & Alfred
Cephas, Grace
Chapman, Malachi
Claiborne, Melvin
Clark, Katrina
Clark, Norman & Ruby
Cochran, Christopher
Collins, Deacon Yvonne
Conda, Kandias
Cook, Anton
Cooksey, Kristena & Krista
Cooper, Charles
Cooper, Faith
Cooper, Karen
Cooper, Vashti
Corbett, Joycelyn
Cosby, Cynthia
Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa
Coutee, Nastarcia
Craig, Rhonda
Crider, Rev. Tyrone
Currie, Leonard
Curtis, Toni
Dabner, Pat
Dade Family
Daniels, Carbena
Daniels, Celeste
David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray”
Davis, Archie
Davis, Edrena
Davis, Green Lee
Davis, Ree
Dell, Rev. Nathan
Denson, Louise
Diggs, Rori
Dixon, William
Dorham, Barbara
Dorney, Donna & Family
Dorsey, Sam
Doss, Linda
Doty, Joyce
Dunlap, Phillip
Durham, Eric & Erika
Eason, Margarette
Eberhart, Ivan
Edwards, Deacon Carol
Edwards, Jr., Eugene
Ellis, Barbara
Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis
Erkard, Rhonda
Eskridge, Sonny
Evans, Kermeto
Fain, Andrea
Fairchild, Inez
Fairchild, Josie & Tom
Farrakhan, Minister Louis
Faulkner, Bernice
Flanagan, Evelyn W.
Flowers, Jr., Charlie
Ford, John
Ford, Lula
Ford, Myrtle
Ford, Nola
Fortson, Chris & Nina
Fortson, Mary
Franklin, Mark
Funches, Baby Keari
Gage-Wilson, Jozanne
Gaines, DIT Mildred
Gandy, Donna
Gardner, Cynthia
Gardner, Darryl
Gardner, Elizabeth
Garrett & Family, Betty
Gibson, Donald & Donna
Gill, Charlotte
Gill, Deacon Eldridge
Gill, Mariah
Gillie, Joann
Gipson, Donald
Givens, Charmaine & Family
Graham, Elder Lucille
Graves, Cora
Guerin, Norma
Guerin, Jr., Jerome C.
Guerin, Sr., Jerome C.
Gwynn, Arthur
Hammond-Miller, Deacon
Donna
Hampton, Wyman
Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela
Harrell, Deacon Linda
Harrell, Rev. Joan
Harrell, Simon
Harris, Deacon Mosea
Harris, George William
Hart, Sherrie
Hawkins, Jasmine
Hayden, Thomas
Hayden, Jr., Herbert
Haynes, Shelly
Haynes, Vera
Heard, Phyllis
Henley, Candace
Hickman, Nellie
Hickombottom, Christine
Higgins, Annola
Hill, Gladys
Hill, Lynette
Holloman, LaSonja & Tracy
Holmes, Louise
Hooker, Timothy
Horton, Crystal
Hoskins, Dominque
Houston, Cozetta
Houston, Meegan
Houston, Simpson
Howell, Jerome
Hubbard, Barbara J.
Hudson, Irean
Hurley, William
Ingram, Julia
Ingram, Junius
Irish, Jerome
Jackson, Betty Jo
Jackson, Deacon Rudolph
Jackson, Elizabeth
Jackson, Henry & Elizabeth
Jackson, Lizzie
Jackson, Queen
Jackson, Yvette
Jacobs, Isom
James, Louis
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Jenkins, Georgette
Jenkins, Lennie
Johnson, Dr. James
Johnson, Marilyn
Johnson, Mary
Johnson, Michael
Johnson, Percy
Johnson, Riley
Johnson, Victor & Rhonda
Jones, Brianna
Jones, Catherine
Jones, Charles & Edith
Jones, Donald & Jerrius
Jones, Edith & Charles
Jones, Freddie
Jones, George
Jones, Sharon
Kelly, Billie
Kern, Dorothy
King, Shirley
Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Lambert, Laila
Lane, Antonio
Langford, Valencia
Latham, Odean
Lee, China
Lee, Jimmy
prAYer lisT
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prAYer lisT
Lee, Tina
Lehmann, Auguestine
Lemon, Jackqudene
Lennix, Loyce
Lenox, Mary F.
Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Lewis, Jennifer
Lewis, Terrance
Linson, Marcus
Livingston, Arturius
Lockett, Brenda
Lockett, Thetis
London, Millie
Long, Deacon Rosemary
Love, Margaret
Lubin, Benjamin
Lyle, Paul
Lyles, Johnise
Maclin, Audrey
Mae, Viola
Majaliwa, Musa
Mangum, Anita
Marcum, Crystal
Martin, Antoine L.
Martin, Loretta
Mason, Sherri
Mason, Dr. Terry
Mason-Matthews, Karen
May, Romao
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma
McCoy, Beverly
McCray, Dreyvon
McCullough, Ethel
McCullough, Jacqueline
McDade, Darlene
McFadden & Family,
Franklin & Deborah
McGhee, William
McGowan, Milton & Theresa
McIntosh, Deacon Maurice
McIntosh, Emily
McKinney, Marian
McKinney, Martin
McKinney, Takiesha
McKinnon, Cora
McKissic, Siobahan & Deborah
McLaughlin, Erin
Melton, Alzenia
Miles, Beatrice
Miller, Deacon Beatrice
Miller, John
Miller, Virgie
Minter, Stephen
Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie
Mischeaux, Raydian
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon
Sharon
Monegan, Jerome
Moody, Cynthia
Moore, Carrie
Moore, Clara
Moore, Vonda
Moore, Lloyd & Family
Moseley, Lillian
Moss, Ernest
Moss, Mildred
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan
Myles, Henrietta
Myrick, Bertha
Nero, Yolanda
O’Neal, Baby Tyler
Only, Sherry
Owens, Juanita
Owens, Mozetta
Ozmond, Sebastian
Panelle, Pat
Patterson, Olivia
Payton, Jackie
Peavy, Irene
Penny, Rev. Deborah Penny
Pepper, Evelyn
Pepper, Robert
Perry, Toya
Peters, Petrina
Peterson, Larita
Phillips, Baby Amali
Phillips, Katherine
Pickett, Kim
Pierce, Sandra
Pilcher, Del Rita
Pitts, Bernice
Plummer, Jr., Morris
Poole, Tammy
Pope, Dakita
Pope, Gladys
Porter, Anita
Porter, Jacqueline
Porter, Stacey
Porter-Stanley, Leslie
Prater, Sean
Priest, Mary
Pruett, James & Loretta
Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric
Putman, Delores
Ray, Willie & Ruby
Ray, Jr., Arthur
Redmond, Tony
Reese, Gloria
Reeves, Bryant
Reeves, Ollie
Reneau, Peggy
Rhyal, Stephen
Rice, Gladys
Rice, Phillip
Rice, Sylvester
Riley, Gregory
Roberts, Erskin
Roberts, Robert
Robinson, Dorian
Robinson, Johnny
Robinson, Lorraine
Robinson, Theresa
Roebuck, Evelyn
Rogers, Alfred
Rollins, Alice
Ross, Baby Honesty Gabriella
Rowell, Nicholas
Rushing, LaBarain
Rushing, Melner
Rushing, Michelle
Russell, Cora
Russell, Tamon
Rutherford, Angela
Sampson, Mary
Sanders, Deacon Robert
Sangster, Joe Nathaniel
Sangster, Katherine
Sansone, Marie
Scates, Hermine
Schusse, Malcolm
Scruggs, Mattie
Selder, Rev. John
Shah, Hassan
Shah, Lynda
Shelby, Eric
Shelton, John
Shelton, Mary
Sherrod, Marie
Shinn, Anthony
Short, Wendy
Simmons, LaVerne
Sims, Constance
Singleton, Ed
Siwatu, Akiaha
Sizer, Doris
Slatton & Family, Deacon
Anthony
Smith, Carmencita
Smith, Deacon Dorothy
Smith, Jeffrey
Smith, Jody
Smith, Jonathan & Delores
Smith, Lillian
Smith, Louis & Virginia
Spann, Theresa
Springer, Karla
Staton, Alfreda
Stephens, Blanche
Stephney, Jessie
Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita
Stewart, Gloria
Stewart, Irma
Summerville-Moore, Tamika
Suter, Joyce
Sykes, Myra
Sykes, Rev. Michael
Tassone, Baby Carina
Tate, Johnny
Taylor, Bernard
Taylor, Charlyne
Taylor, Lawrence
Taylor, Patricia
Taylor-Tukes, Deacon Angela
Tellis, Demetrius
Tellis, Jr., Alfred
Tellis, Sr., Alfred
Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn
Terry, Sandra
Teverbaugh, George
Teverbaugh, Olivia
Thomas, Anita
Thomas, Brenita
Thomas, Drew & Valda
Thomas, Edward & LaVerne
Thomas, Felicia
Thomas, Gloria D.
Thomas, London
Thomas, Rosetta
Thomas, Sondra
Thomas, Jr., Lewis
Thompson, Kamaya
Thompson, SeMaj
Thompson-Johnson, Katie
Thornton, Jerome
Tibbs, Brenda
Timberlake, Deacon Joyce
Torrey-Parker, L. Julie
Tregre, Deacon Evelyn
Trotter, Shirley
Tucker, Geraldine
Turner, James
Tyler, Betty
Tyler, Deacon Lazane
Tyler, Demetri
Tyler, Shelton
Vernardo, Helen
Vilo, Douglas
Waiters, Melvin & Edeana
Walker, David & Irma
Walker, Honoria
Walker, Joetta
Walker, Sharon & John
Wallace, Rose
Ward, Alphonso
Warmack, Charlene
Warne Family
Washington, Emma
Watson, Doris
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hOspiTAliZed
bereAVed
THE FAMILY OF: PLEASE SEND CARDS TO: ADDRESS:
Ms. Faye Batts Mr. Errol Batts & Family 10557 S. Eggleston (28)
Ms. Lorraine Dortch Ms. Patricia Dortch & Family 8610 S. Rhodes (19)
Mr. Darryl Hillery Mrs. Marla Hillery & Family 1243 Piacenti Lane
Chicago Hts, IL 60411
Mrs. Alline Mangrum Ms. Sharon Alexander & Family 14927 Lincoln, Dolton, IL 60419
Mrs. Ruth Powell Ms. Erika Taylor & Family 12509 S. Eggleston (28)
Ms. Ina Rainey Ms. Lydia Nantwi & Family 11408 S. King Drive (28)
Mr. Howard Ransom Ms. Ria Harris & Family 7628 S. Crandon Ave. (49)
Rev. Herman Ruff, Jr. Ms. Carolyn Ruff & Family 6325 N. Sheridan Road, #1007 (60)
Mr. Aaron Slaughter Ms. Joan Poole & Family 1259 Cunningham Dr., #2E
Calumet City, IL 60409
Mrs. Rosa Smith Johnson Deacon Yvette Baldwin & Family 9914 Gable Ridge Terrace, Unit E
Rockville, MD 20850
Mrs. Ernestine Withers Mrs. Martha Hilliard & Family 7306 S. Vernon (19)
Nancy Clay
Bowman Rehabilitation Hospital
710 S. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-7000
Joseph Gilliam
Christ Hospital
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-8000
Wilma Hansen
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-1000
Bruce Jackson
Christ Hospital
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-8000
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Mercy Hospital
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-2000
Leslie Roberts
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-1000
Whalum, Kenneth
White, Eurah
White, Juanita R.
White, Walter & Loretta
White, Jr., Royal
White, Sr., Joseph
White, Sr., Royal
Whitehead, Patrice
Whitfeld, Julius
Wilborn, Audrey
Wilkins, Essie
Williams, Baby Nia
Williams, Brandi
Williams, Carolyn
Williams, Deacon Mattie
Williams, Lillie
Williams, Nettie B.
Williams, Pauline
Williams, Rebecca
Williams, Shirley
Williams, Willie Ruth
Williams, Willy Ann
Williams, Yvonne
Williams-Clark, Glenda
Williams-Miles, Phyllis
Wilson, Barbara & Dardina
Woods, Laura
Woods, Tanja
Woodson, Janice
Woolridge, John & Orine
Wooten, Ernest
Wooten, John
Wordlaw, Jean
Wordlaw, Kenya
Wordlaw, Ted
Wormbly, Doria
Wright, Deacon E. Janet
Wright, Deacon Jeri
Wright, Loretta
Wright, Rev. Ramah
Wright, William
Wright-Miller, Mildred
Wright-Moore, Janet
Yarber, Vernita
Young, Antwan
Young, Javonglynn
Young, Thelma
prAYer lisT
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siCK & shUT-iN
eXTeNded CAre fACiliTies
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)
EVANS, Edward
Pavilion of Forest Park
8200 W. Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130
Room 432, Bed 1
(708) 488-9850
ELZIE, Deacon Evelyn
Renaissance Nursing Center
2940 W. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Room 207, Bed 1
773-434-8787
FULLER, Vernon
Exceptional Health Care
5701 W. 79th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
Room 103, Bed 1
708-499-5400
GARNER, Wilhelmina
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 312, Bed B
773-721-5000
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
MARTIN, Kim
All Faith Pavilion
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
hOspiTAliZed
Ruby Robinson
St. James Hospital
20201 S. Crawford Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(708) 747-4000
Geraldine Tucker
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-1000
Jerry Walker
St. James Hospital
20201 S. Crawford Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(708) 474-4000
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siCK & shUT-iN
eXTeNded CAre fACiliTies
MITCHELL-SHIELDS,
Deacon Sharon
Arden Courts Assisted Living
2143 E. 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
708-895-1600
MOORE, Hilton
Manor Care Health Care Services
940 Maple Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430
Room 404, Bed A
708-799-0244
MOSS, Edreaner
Montgomery Place
5550 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 302
773-753-4100
MOTEN, Marguerite
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 111, Bed B
773-721-5000
(Communion Visits Only)
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 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
708-946-6915
SHEATS, Benjamin
Rest Haven Central
13259 S. Central Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Room 27
708-597-1000
SMITH, Mary Baker
Montgomery Place
5550 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 317
773-753-4100
STEPHENS, Leroy
Bell Haven Health Care Center
11401 S. Oakley
Chicago, IL 60643
Room 125
773-233-6311
TEVERBAUGH, George
Washington Heights Nursing Home
1010 W. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Room 201
773-298-1177
WATSON, Janet
2450 Taft Street
Gary, IN 46404
Room 319, Bed 2
219-977-2610
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
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siCK & shUT-iN
MeMbers AT hOMe
ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita 1621 E. 68th Street, #1A (49) 773-363-8625
Saturday Visits Only
ALLEN, Rev. Barbara 386 Sanctuary Court, Henderson, NV 89014 Cards Only
BASKIN, William 1510 Brookfeld Dr., Plainfeld, IL 60544 815-254-1106
BREAUX, Freddie 4920 Tennessee Street, Gary, IN 46409 219-980-2650
BONNER, Gloria 3120 S. Indiana Ave. (16) 312-567-9072
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
COLEMAN, Dorothy 500 Park Avenue, Unit 122, Calumet City, IL 60409 708-891-2245
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
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
GRAHAM, Elder Lucille 9622 S. Winston Ave. (43) 773-233-4016
HARDY, Glodine c/o Lois Walker
598 Andover, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-481-5814
HEARD, Phyllis 12447 S. LaSalle Street (28) 773-821-5138
HEREFORD, Bessie 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448
HOLLIDAY, Glenola 6250 Park Shore East Apt. 506 60637 773-288-2865
JACKSON, Yvette 10741 S. Morgan St. (43) 773-995-5912
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
LOVE, Margaret 1520 W. 105th Street (43) 773-445-1336
MARRABLE, James 10136 S. Peoria St. (43) 773-445-6876
McFADDEN, Deborah 18101 Versailles Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-798-3426
McINTOSH, Emily 7811 S. Michigan Ave. (19) 773-651-9560
MILES, Mary 6142 S. St. Lawrence, #1 (37) 773-667-0167
MOORE, Bessie 7842 S. Honore, 1st Floor (20) 773-874-3002
NATHAN, Latroy 8044 S. Kedzie Ave (52) 773-424-4110
PARKER, Irene 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 60452 708-422-1019
PAYTON-LOVE, Mary 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828
PYKE, Gabella & Minda 9303 S. Vanderpoel (20) 773-233-5928
QUINN, Anna 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 (49) 773-684-8831
RICE, Sylvester 8011 S. Justine St. (20) 773-651-8534
ROEBUCK, Evelyn 610 W. 87th Street (20) 773- 651-0348
SCATES, Hermine 6831 S. Cornell Ave., 1st Flr. (49) 773-955-2445
SCOTT, Alice 5516 S. Everett Ave. (37) 773-363-3902
SIMPSON, Mary Ann 3449 W. North Avenue (47) 773-276-5609
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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
TERRY, John 8447 S. Green (20) 773-723-0512
TRICE, Leola 9149 S. Aberdeen (20) 773-445-5059
WALKER, Thelma 8428 S. Green (20) 773-224-3898
WILLIAMS, Willyann 208 E. 87th Street (19) 773-224-0351
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
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)
PUTMAN, Delores 6820 S. Prairie (37)
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
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
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795
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serViCe ANd sUppOrT GrOUps
AKIBA SALES
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
AMANI CARE PROGRAM
773-298-2110
MON – FRI: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
BLAINE DeNYE LIBRARY
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CAN-CER-VIVE HELPLINE
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
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OFFICE
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Answering Service
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773-962-5686
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Services
DIABETES
SUPPORT GROUP
773-928-3233
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
MINISTRY
CONFIDENTIAL
HELPLINE
773-962-5650
Mailbox 811
DRUG & ALCOHOL
RECOVERY MINISTRY
Tough Love
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FAMILY CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP
Tommie Jean Ryhal
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773-881-1419
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CONSORTIUM
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
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MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT GROUP
773-978-0725 or
773-734-4033, Ext. 111
HIV/AIDS
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312-409-AIDS (2437)
HOUSING MINISTRY
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SPECIAL CITIZENS
SUPPORT MINISTRY
773-373-7042 – J. Payton
24 Hours
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773-962-5650
PRISON MINISTRY
773-962-5650
Mailbox 886
Answering Service
TRINITY COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT CORP.
773-962-5650, Ext. 504
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tcdc@tucc.org
TRINITY COMPUTER
LEARNING CENTER
773-298-2190
;.....,
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.
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Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare
God? What image will you compare him to?
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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.
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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)