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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor
Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor
Rev. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Director of Pastoral Services
Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor
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
Friday Worship Service
• F.A.T. Fridays •
Every Friday • 12:00 Noon
Chicago Federation of
Musicians Building
175 W. Washington Street
Church School
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service
7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
(Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)
CFABS Bible Study
For current schedule,
check www.tucc.org
Bible Discovery Hour
Sundays, 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Youth Church
7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
LIVE Sundays
7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Website • www.tucc.org
Television Broadcast
Sundays • 6:30 a.m.
(TV One, Check Local Listings)
Prayer Line 866-962-5650
Radio Broadcast
Sundays • 6:00 p.m.
(WVON 1690 AM)
Philadelphia, PA
Sundays – Fridays
6:30 a.m. EST
(WURD 900 AM)
Weekly Praise/Prayer Service
7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
.“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)
Church Offce Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Reception Desk Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Synergy Counseling Center
1947 West 95th Street
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Order of Worship ............................................................................................................................ 4
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”) ............................................ 5
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................... 6
Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 7
Biographical Sketch: Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr. ............................................................................. 10
Biographical Sketch: Dr. Charles G. Adams ................................................................................... 11
Sermon Notes ............................................................................................................................... 12
Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 15
Announcements: Dr. Renita Weems’ Discussion & Book Signing / Trumpet Gala 2007 ............... 16
Announcements: Black & Christian Class / Immabasi Health & Wellness Ministry ....................... 17
Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 18
Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
The Akiba
Kujichagulia Ministry Worship Service / Singles Community First Fridays
Trumpet Subscriptions
Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 24
Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 26
Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 29
Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 31
Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 31
Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 32
Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 34
Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 37
Service and Support Groups .................................................................................. Inside Back Cover
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seNiOr sTATesMAN sUNdAy
Order Of WOrship
Choral Introit ................................................................................................... “All People Of God”
Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) .................................................................. “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) .........................................................................“Blessed Be The Lord”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................ “Glorify The Lord”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) .................................................. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ............................................. Psalm 1 (NIV); Revelation 22:1–7 (NIV)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ....................................................................... Psalm 37:23–28 (KJV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ........................................................................... Psalm 37:25 (NRSV)
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ....................................................................................“I Am Healed”
Parish Concerns
Visitor Recognition
Passing of the Peace
The Pastor’s Word
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes and Offerings
Guest Minister Offering
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................................. “I Need Thee Every Hour”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................... “I Am Kept By The Grace Of God”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.) .........................................................“Leaves For The Healing Of The Nations”
Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................ “When I Look Back…!” (Psalm 37:25)
Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................ “The Voice Of Experience”
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.)
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ............................................... “Great Is Your Mercy Towards Me”
Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.)
Benediction .................................................................................................................“Total Praise”
[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., 11:00 a.m.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not,
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Verse II
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness,
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
(Repeat chorus)
Verse III
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
(Repeat chorus)
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angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy
and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of
the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants
the things that must soon take place.”
I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the
words of the prophecy in this book.”
11:00 a.m.
PSALM 37:23–28 (KJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the
LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the
LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
I have
been young, and now am old; yet have I not
seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed
begging bread.
He is ever merciful, and
lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Depart from
evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
For the LORD loveth judgment, and
forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for
ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
6:00 p.m.
PSALM 37:25 (NRSV)
I was young and now I am old, yet I have
never seen the righteous forsaken or their
children begging bread.
UNisON sCripTUres
7:30 a.m.
PSALM 1 (niV)
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the
counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of
sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his
delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his
law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit
in season and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the
judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the
For the LORD watches over the way
of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will
ReVeLATiOn 22:1–7 (NIV)
Then the angel showed me the river of the
water of life, as clear as crystal, fowing from the
throne of God and of the Lamb
down the
middle of the great street of the city. On each
side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing
twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every
month. And the leaves of the tree are for the
healing of the nations.
No longer will there be
any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb
will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
They will see his face, and his name will be on
their foreheads.
There will be no more night.
They will not need the light of a lamp or the
light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them
light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
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pAsTOr’s pAGe
NEW YORK - After three decades of drafts,
deliberations and delays, the United Nations
General Assembly voted Sept. 13 to adopt the
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The majority, 143 countries, voted in favor. As
expected, the only countries opposing the adoption
were the United States, Canada, New Zealand and
Australia. The main objections of these countries
centered on indigenous peoples’ control over land
and resources, their right to self-determination, and
that the declaration might give indigenous peoples
veto authority over development on their lands and
Its adoption marks the frst time in history
that indigenous peoples’ collective rights to self-
determination and control over their lands and
natural resources will formally be recognized by the
United Nations.
‘’The international community is fnally
recognizing that indigenous peoples have a
permanent right to exist as distinct peoples, and
that we have a right to be self-governing,’’ said
Robert Tim Coulter, one of the original authors of
the declaration who worked with chiefs from the
Iroquois Confederacy to draft the frst 10 points
in 1976.
‘’The world is taking a formal stand that
indigenous peoples have the right to be free
from all forms of discrimination and to maintain
our cultures, societies, languages and spiritual
practices,’’ said Coulter, executive director of the
Indian Law Resource Center in Helena, MT, and
Washington, DC.
While the declaration is non-binding, it will still
have a major infuence on eliminating discrimination
and human rights violations suffered by more than
370 million indigenous peoples worldwide.
The declaration sets minimal standards on how
countries should treat indigenous peoples, and it
will infuence laws and federal policies affecting
more than 560 Indian nations in the United States.
In recent years, there have been many
unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court cases that denied
Indian people equality under the law by simply
taking their land with no compensation.
Coulter said over time the declaration will
infuence U.S. court decisions that too often
are discriminatory and unfair. Congress, Indian
nations and Native advocates also will be guided
by principles in the declaration when policies in the
U.S. Justice and Interior departments are being
In the last fve years, there have been at least four
cases in which the U.S. Supreme Court looked to
international law to help shape its decisions: a death
penalty case regarding the mentally retarded, a case
in Michigan on desegregation, and a same sex case
in Texas, among others.
by Valerie Taliman / Indian Country Today
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If international law mandates that indigenous
peoples must be accorded the same rights as
others, it will help reduce widespread racism and
The declaration will be especially helpful in
South and Central America, where the Mayan
village of El Estor was burned in recent months to
make way for a nickel mine owned by a Canadian
One provision in the declaration that may help
communities like El Estor states that indigenous
peoples have the right to ‘’free, prior and informed
consent’’ over development affecting their lands,
territories and resources.
For hundreds of years colonizing countries
moved into indigenous peoples’ homelands,
but never shared the benefts or paid them for
land and resources taken. In Canada, Australia,
New Zealand and the Americas, many tribes and
indigenous peoples lack suffcient political clout to
protect their ways of life when extractive industries,
transnational corporations and countries decide
to take their lands and resources, often with no
Armand MacKenzie, an international human
rights lawyer and activist, said his people, the Innu
of Labrador and Quebec, have launched legal
challenges against Canada to recover land that was
taken when Canada passed a law that unilaterally
extinguished their rights without any consultation.
‘’The declaration says we have the right to
restitution and compensation for lands that were
stolen,’’ MacKenzie said before the vote. ‘’That’s
why Canada has been actively opposing the
declaration and is expected to vote against it.’’
The Innu in Labrador were forcibly relocated
and are said to have the highest suicide rate in
the world, especially among youth. Survival
International issued a report called ‘’Canada’s
Tibet: Killing of the Innu’’ that documents
how Canada’s harsh policies have devastated a
traditional culture.
Indigenous peoples’ collective rights are unique
by virtue of their history, cultures and ancestral ties
to their homelands. While all citizens of the world
have individual human rights, indigenous peoples
also hold collective rights where language, culture,
ceremonies, medicines, sacred sites and lands are
At the international level, human rights laws are
made by treaties, conventions or covenants such
as the Convention on the Rights of Women and
the Convention on the Elimination of Racism and
The declaration is expected to eventually
become a convention and then binding
international law within a few years. Many states
are operating by and honoring some of these rights
Valerie Taliman is director of communications for the Indian
Law Resource Center in Helena, Montana. She can be reached
at (406) 449-2006, or visit www.indianlaw.org. Please visit
the Indian Country Today Web site for more articles related
to this topic.
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pAsTOr’s pAGe
Dear Trinity Member,
With more than 2 million Iraqis having fed
their country and another 2 million displaced
within, the feeling of insecurity and instability
there is pervasive. Whether Sunni or Shi`ite
Muslim, or Christian, Iraq’s population of
27 million yearns for the day when calm and peace
will prevail.
The Christian population of Iraq, numbering
about 1 million in 2003, is an ecumenical
community—Catholics are the most numerous
comprising roughly two-thirds of the Christian
population, but there are also signifcant Orthodox
communities (the Syrian and Armenian Orthodox
are the largest), and a small Protestant presence
that includes the fve-congregation Presbyterian
Church of Iraq.
Feeling the same desperation all Iraqis are
experiencing, Christians, like others, seek a more
hospitable circumstance. They have been leaving at
staggering rates.
Sectarian strife of this degree is a new
phenomenon in Iraq, emerging and building over
the past four years. Iraqi Christians and Muslims
had enjoyed good relations until this most recent
episode in the country’s long history.
While communal confict has riddled Iraq and
affected everyone, the Iraqi Christian population
has been a target in part for its assumed association
with the West—particularly the United States—and
the military campaign it waged which has been a
main cause of the instability of the country.
The Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act (S.1651),
sponsored by Senators Kennedy, Smith, and other
senators from both parties, would help these
victims of terrorism by prioritizing vulnerable
individuals, providing expedited special immigrant
visas for those who have helped U.S. troops, and
allowing those who seek safety to effciently apply
for relief.
To be admitted to the United States, Iraqis
must pass extended screening processes in addition
to rigorous background checks and security
procedures mandated for all refugees. Many
members have asked me what can they do. Please
see below:
Some other things you can do:
Observe a time of prayer each day at noon •
(Eastern time) – Iraqi Christians know that
we will observe this vigil.
Add your name to the “100,000 for Peace: •
Join Protest to Prayer” petition associated
with the UCC Collegium’s Pastoral Letter on
the Iraq War, at www.ucc.org/100kforpeace/
Visit Global Ministries’ Middle East and •
Europe home page for Iraq resources:
Sincerely yours,
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AbOUT The speAKer
THe ReV. DR. JAMeS ALex-
AnDeR FORBeS, JR. is Se-
nior Minister Emeritus of The
Riverside Church, President
of the Healing of the Na-
tions Foundation, and host
of “The Time Is Now” on
Air America Radio.
The Riverside Church is an interdenominational,
interracial, and international church built by John
D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1927. The 2,400-member
church is affliated with the American Baptist
Churches and the United Church of Christ.
Forbes, who was installed as the ffth Senior
Minister of Riverside on June 1, 1989, and retired
on June 1, 2007, was the frst African-American to
serve as Senior Minister of this multicultural con-
gregation. He is an ordained minister in the Ameri-
can Baptist Churches and the Original United Holy
Church of America.
Before being called to Riverside’s pulpit, Dr.
Forbes served from 1976-1985 as the Brown and
Sockman Associate Professor of Preaching at Union
Theological Seminary in New York City. From
1985-1989 he was Union’s frst Joe R. Engle Profes-
sor of Preaching. Union named him the frst Harry
Emerson Fosdick Adjunct Professor of Preaching in
1989, when he accepted the pastorate at Riverside.
Dr. Forbes also serves on the Core Teaching Staff at
Auburn Theological Seminary in New York.
In national and international religious circles, Dr.
Forbes is known as the preacher’s preacher because
of his extensive preaching career and his charismatic
style. In its March 4, 1996 issue, Newsweek maga-
zine recognized Forbes as one of the 12 “most
effective preachers” in the English-speaking world.
This Pastor, Educator, Administrator, Community
Activist and Interfaith Leader was twice designated
as one of America’s greatest Black preachers by
Ebony Magazine.
Dr. Forbes has earned three degrees and has
been awarded 13 honorary degrees. He earned a
Doctor of Ministry Degree from Colgate-Rochester
Divinity School in Rochester, NY; a Master of
Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary
in New York City, NY; and a Bachelor of Science in
Chemistry from Howard University in Washington,
D.C. He earned his Clinical Pastoral Education
Certifcate from the Medical College of Virginia in
Richmond, VA.
From 1992 to the present, Dr. Forbes has been
co-chair of A Partnership of Faith, an interfaith
organization of clergy among New York’s Protes-
tant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim communities.
He is on the board of Manhattanville College,
the Interfaith Alliance, Harlem Congregations for
Community Improvement, and the United Way.
He is a consultant to the Congress of National
Black Churches and past President of The Martin
Luther King Fellows.
Two of Dr. Forbes’ songs have been published
in the Silver Burdett Songbooks for schools: “We
Shall Overcome” and “Our Families Together.”
Dr. Forbes has performed the narration for several
large musical productions, including Mendelssohn’s
Elijah with the Riverside choir.
Born in 1935 in Burgaw, North Carolina, Dr.
Forbes is married to Bettye Franks Forbes, formerly
of San Antonio, TX. They are the proud parents of
one son, James A. Forbes III.
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AbOUT The speAKer
was born in Detroit,
Michigan. He was baptized
by his granduncle, the late
Gordon Blaine Hancock,
of Richmond, Virginia.
Rev. Adams attended Fisk
University and graduated with honors from the
University of Michigan and Harvard University.
He went on to become a doctoral fellow at
Union Theological Seminary, New York City.
He has been awarded ten honorary doctorates
from such institutions as Morehouse College,
Marygrove College, Dillard University, Morris
College, Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo,
Michigan, and the University of Michigan.
From 1962 to 1969, Dr. Adams served as
pastor of the historic Concord Baptist Church in
Boston, Massachusetts, New England’s largest
African American congregation. Since 1969, he
has been pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist
Church. He has taught theological courses in
Boston University, Andover Newton School of
Theology, Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City,
and Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.
He currently teaches at the Ecumenical Theology
Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1989, Dr. Adams was invited to speak
before the United Nations on South African
apartheid; and spoke before the World Congress
of the Baptist World Alliance in Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Charles G. Adams preached at the seventh
General Assembly of the World Council of
Churches in 1991 in Canberra, Australia, and
was elected to the World Council of Churches’
Central Committee.
Dr. Adams was the 1993-94 Conference
Preacher for Hampton University Ministers
Conference held in Hampton, Virginia.
In 1994, he was elected to the Planning
Committee for the Eighth General Assembly
for the World Council of Churches, held in
Zimbabwe, Harare, in 1998.
In October 1994, Dr. Adams was invited by
President William Clinton to accompany him
to Jordan to witness the signing of the Peace
Accord between Jordan and Israel.
A prolifc writer, Dr. Adams has published
locally and nationally in scholarly journals, daily
and weekly newspapers. In September 2002,
Westminster John Knox Press published Power
in the Pulpit, in which Dr. Adams describes how
he prepares, writes and delivers his sermons.
Dr. Adams serves on the Board of Trustees
of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and
Morris College of Sumpter, South Carolina.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of
Independence National Bank of Detroit. He
is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Omega Psi
Phi fraternities. He is married to Agnes Hadley
Adams and is the father of Dr. Tara Adams
Washington and Rev. Charles Christian Adams.
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serMON NOTes
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serMON NOTes
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here is a wonderful story of a merchant who was asked to make a
donation to the church where he was a member.
As the canvasser and the merchant talked in the merchant’s shop, the
merchant gladly wrote a check for $250. Just then, the man was called
to the telephone. When he came back, he looked unhappy. “I was just
read a telegram over the phone. One of my ships has gone down and all
the cargo is lost. That makes a difference for my business. I’ll have to
write you a different check.”
He took back his $250 check and ripped it up. He wrote another one
and gave it to the canvasser.
“But the check is for $1,000!” exclaimed the canvasser. “Did you
make a mistake? Maybe you meant to write $100?”
“No,” replied the merchant. “Now is the time I need to give even
more to my Christ. And a bigger check can be a greater witness to
Your Friends in Service,
The Stewardship Ministry
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairperson
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Order Of WOrship ANNOUNCeMeNTs
Special Musical Entertainer & Honoree
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Last day to purchase tickets is
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Ticket pricing includes
dinner, program and entertainment
Tickets can be purchased in the Akiba Bookstore
or by calling 1-888-962-5660 Ext. 331
Trinity United Church of Christ’s
Women’s Ministries welcome
ReV. ReniTA J. WeeMS
for a
discussion and Book Signing
of her recently revised book,
Just a Sister Away
FRiDAY, OCTOBeR 19, 2007
7:00 p.m.
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To Our Candidates for Membership
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.
Session II: Saturday, October 6th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 years & under, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Sunday, October 7th
Please CONFIRM your participation!
Call the Membership/Ministry Services offce,
773-962-5650, immediately!
The African American community is in a cri-
sis with mental health. Soaring teen murders,
childhood behavioral problems, a lop-sided
justice system, soldiers returning from war,
and an increase in people suffering from de-
pression are just a few reasons why we must
begin to take action.
The Virginia Tech College massacre and the
reduction of funds, programs and housing at
both the state and federal level should be a
wake-up call to us all.
Trinity United Church of Christ is one of
two black churches in Chicago that offer
help and hope for those dealing with mental
health issues. In coordination with the Com-
munity Mental Health Council, Trinity of-
fers a family support group that meets every
third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Please check this
space over the next few weeks for informa-
tion on programs offering assistance to
families dealing with mental illness.
For more information, contact Denise White,
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Today Senior Statesman Sunday
Kujichagulia Sensitivity Awareness
Worship Service
10/5 First Fridays Worship Service
TODAY – 9/30
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 –
Breaking the Silence Class for
Parents – 116
2:30 p.m. Kujichagulia Sensitivity Awareness
Worship Service – SA
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA
MOnDAY – 10/1
6:00 p.m. Voice Class – FH
Band Rehearsal – SA
6:30 p.m. Hospitality Ministry Meeting – 102
7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Information Technology Computer
Classes – Computer Lab
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 – 10/2
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – WC
Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
7:00 p.m. Singles Community – A
Newness of Life – 203
Housing Ministry Offcers’
Meeting – BR
Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
TueSDAY – 10/2
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Information Technology Computer
Classes – Computer Lab
WeDneSDAY – 10/3
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
7:00 p.m. Prayer Service – SA
THuRSDAY – 10/4
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – FH
Adopt-a-Student – 102
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Information Technology
Computer Class – Computer Lab
7:00 p.m. Housing Ministry – W305
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Khayralla Dance Ministry Rehearsal
– Room 1
FRiDAY – 10/5
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207
7:00 p.m. First Fridays Worship Service – SA
Tough Love – 203
Free-N-One – 207

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Each year, during Thanksgiving week,
we give food baskets to those in need.
This year, you can “Adopt A Family” by donating $25.00,
which will provide a Thanksgiving basket for an entire family.
Please use a giving envelope and indicate on line #15
your contribution of $25 to Adopt A Family!
You may also stop by the Food Share table to make your
donations toward a Thanksgiving basket or a turkey.
Come to the Atrium after the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services
Cranberry Sauce
Canned Corn
Jiffy Mix/Corn Muffn Mix
2 lbs. Sugar
Our goal is to distribute 2,000 baskets!
We can reach this goal with your help!
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SATuRDAY – 10/6
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 – SA
Yoga Ministry Meeting – BR
9:30 a.m. Adult Church School – WC
Church School (Teens) – 207
Church School (3rd – 4th Grades)
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. Career Development Mini Job Fair
– A/116
Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC
Math Tutorial – 202/207
12:00 p.m. Grandparents’ Meeting – 203
12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC
1:00 p.m. Youth Drill Team – 202
New Member Class (Adults) – FH
New Member Class (Teens) – 118
1:30 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Board
Meeting – 202
2:00 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry – 202
New Member Class (Children) – WC
Deacon Ministry: Communion
Preparation – BR
2:30 p.m. Singles Community Membership
Committee – 203
3:00 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Training
(Balcony) – SA
Pre-Marital Counseling – 202
Africa Ministry: Ga Foundation
General Meeting – 207
3:00 p.m. Deacons In Training – 116
3:30 p.m. Young Women’s Christian Walk
Ministry Meeting – 203
4:00 p.m. Deacon Ministry Business Meeting
– WC
TuCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry –
Greeters’ Retreat – W301/302/307
THEC Board Meeting – W305
12:00 p.m. TUCHU Board Meeting – W305
1:00 p.m. THEC: Math Tutoring
– Computer Lab
Cottage Grove Building
901 e. 95th Street
10:30 a.m. Girl Scouts (All Troops) – Room 1
TUCC’s Reading Tutorial Ministry offers
students in Grades 3–8 a quality reading and
test-taking skills tutoring program. Register your
child, Saturday, October 6, and Saturday,
October 13, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall.
Please bring your child(ren)’s 2007 test scores.
VOLunTeeRS neeDeD!
Join our team of dedicated tutors helping our
Children improve their reading and test taking
skills! We use a team tutoring approach – each
team tutors one Saturday per month.
Volunteer Tutor Orientation and
Get acquainted meeting
Saturday, October 13, 12:00 noon,
Fellowship Hall
May God bless you richly as you come in the
name of Jesus to be a blessing to our children,
and through them, bless our community.
For further information,
Contact Deacon Betty Thomas, 773-507-1220
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heArT Of The COMMUNiTy
8:00 p.m., Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee,
Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:00 p.m., and
Joshua Redman Trio, Friday, March 28, 2008,
8:00 p.m., Tickets, 312-294-3000
COlON CANCER AllIANCE presents its
Annual National Colon Cancer Conference,
Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14,
Baltimore, MD, Travel scholarships available,
Contact Candace Henley, 773-437-4598 or
COMMUNITY OF MEN provides positive
male role models for young males, ages 9–18,
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., St. Sabina,
and Racine, Contact Brother Vincent Price,
SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border
Protection Law Enforcement Exploring
Program, for youth ages 14–20, Introductory
meeting, Thursday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.,
9915 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL, Contact
Javier Vargas, 847-928-2743 or Javier.vargas1@
dhs.gov or Sanjay Yadav, 847-928-6394 or
OF 1957 seeks former classmates for its 50

Class Reunion, Friday, October 26 – Sunday,
October 28, Holiday Inn, Countryside-
LaGrange, IL, Contact Jamie Welch Shields,
Annual African
Holocaust/MAAFA Commemoration, Monday,
October 8, 12:00 p.m., Northeastern Illinois
University, Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner
City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Ancestors
commemoration ritual follows, Mandrake Park,
Free, Call 773-995-6619
ChURCh Annual Fall Revival, Wednesday,
October 3 – Friday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.,
3956 S. Langley, Guest Evangelist,
Rev. Barbara Monden, Call 773-624-4573
October 2, 3:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m., UIC Pavilion,
525 S. Racine, Free, Recruiters available to
discuss schools, admission Requirements,
scholarship opportunities, Information,
hOUSE for prospective students, Saturday,
October 6, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Chicago
State University, New Academic Library,
9501 S. King Dr., Register, 773-995-4490
ORChESTRA Presents Classic Tapestry a
three-concert series, Featured African American
artists, Branford Marsalis, Friday, October 12,
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Day 2007, Sunday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. guest
speaker, Deacon Mattie Williams; 11:00 a.m.
guest speaker, Rev. Yoruba Siddiq; 4:00 p.m.
guest speaker, Rev. Ramah Wright, Contact
Marguerite Miller, 773-373-2860
lUNChEON All classes, Saturday, October 20,
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Oak Lawn Hilton,
and Cicero, Oak Lawn, IL, Tickets, contact
Deborah Washington, 773-575-2202
conference, The Journey Continues: Giving Our
Children a Chance, for professionals and parents
working to improve the lives of children, youth
and families, Sunday, October 21 – Tuesday,
October 23, Special tribute to Dr. Asa G. Hilliard
by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Tuesday,
October 23, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Registration,
800-556-2234 or www.nbcdi.org/ac
CIVIl RIGhTS Saturday, October 13, Dinner,
5:30 p.m., Program, 7:00 p.m., Lutheran
School of Theology, 1100 E. 55
Keynote Speaker, Cynthia McKinney, former
Congresswoman, Tickets, 312-939-2750 or
for African American breast cancer survivors,
sponsored by the National Black Leadership
Initiative on Cancer, Saturday, October 6,
6:00 p.m., Mayo AME Church, 20839
Homeland Rd., Matteson, IL, Free,
For information, Contact 312-996-8046,
312-996-8503 or bird@uic.edu
hip-hop artist’s struggle with the negative
temptation of easy money while offering a
fresh perspective of hip-hop music, written by
Ny’acies and directed by Margaret Mahdi,
Tuesday, October 2 – Sunday, October 7,
Harold Washington Cultural Center,
4701 S. King Dr., Tickets, 312-670-2801
or www.theinfnitedreamer.com
JITNEY the 1970’s installment of August
Wilson’s exploration of the African American
experience in the 20
Century, through
October 28, Pegasus Players, O’Rourke Center
at Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson, Tickets,
773-878-9761 or www.pegasusplayers.org
Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m., Kenwood
UCC Gymnasium, 4608 S. Greenwood, guest
speaker, Deacon Mattie Williams, Tickets, Call
773-373-2860 ANd Celebrating Women’s
heArT Of The COMMUNiTy
Sunday, September 30, 2007 26 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
the date! Christmas Luncheon, Wednesday,
December 5, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Condessa
Del Mar, Tickets, Contact Deborah Washington,
773-575-2202 or Delores Butler, 773-568-2490
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
AlAMI YA SAlI American Sign Language
Interpreters Ministry looking for skilled signers/
interpreters, Contact Thom Maxwell III,
773-873-8927 or thomax3@yahoo.com
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
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
NEEDY a Dusty Affair, Friday, November 16,
7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Mr. G’s Supper Club,
1547 W. 87th St., Tickets and information,
Contact Rev. Rochelle Michael, 773-962-5650
Ext. 507
Zeta Chapter, invites its members to worship
together in celebration of the chapter’s 20

anniversary, Sunday, October 7, 11:00 a.m.
worship service, Contact Soror Krissie Harris,
847-328-7388 or Soror Angelyn Anderson,
heArT Of The
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Registration for classes still available, Pre-K
through adults (including Discipleship/
Confrmation), Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Contact
Frances Harris, 773-241-5942
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
MONTh What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic
autoimmune disease that causes infammation
of various areas of the body, especially the skin,
joints blood and kidneys, The Lupus Ministry
invites you to join us every third Saturday,
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Our next meeting,
Saturday, November 17, Contact Robertha
McNeil, 773-488-2520, For information
about Lupus, visit www.lupus.org
pRISON MINISTRY hosts Youth Talk
program, designed to foster positive behavior
in youth to steer them away from the criminal
justice system, Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m., Cook County Jail, 26
and California,
Teens, Ages 13–18 encouraged to participate,
chaperoned, Parental consent forms available in
Habari Gani Rack, Atrium, signed by parent or
guardian, and faxed by October 1 to 708-343-
3896, Contact Gordon Mosley, 708-343-3838
Annual Solidarity Start-Up Celebration honoring
our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright,
Jr., a man of great vision, who initiated the
Reading, Writing and Math tutorial ministries 35
years ago, all former and present tutors, students
and parents are invited, Saturday, October 27,
11:00 a.m., Kipling School, 9351 S. Lowe, Sign-
up after worship services, Atrium, Space limited,
Contact Deacon Betty Thomas, 774-507-1220
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 at 773-298-2110
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
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direct legal advice, services and representation
to the congregation and community, open every
and 3
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon and
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Village
Center, Call Mrs. Marcia Green, 773-962-5650,
Ext. 424
is pleased to announce a special class
Discovering An Inclusive Spirituality
Heritage:African Traditional Religion and
African American Religious Experience
Presented by Dr. James W. Johnson,
Retired Professor of History,
Alabama A&M University
Tuesdays: October 2 – October 30
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Adams, Ayanna
Adams, Deacon Lorraine
Adams-Carter, Cynthia
Adams-Childs, Vernita
Akuetteh, Mona
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon
Allen, Stephanie
Anderson, Rev. Danita
Arden, Audrey
Askew, Jeremiah
Avent, Carolyn
Baker-Brown, Bridgette
Barnes, Christian
Barnett, James
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood
Barrigher, Jeffrey
Bates, Lisa
Bates, Jr., Freddie L.
Benson, Marjorie
Bentley Family
Bentley, Elois
Berry-Hampton, Jaron
Bertha, Deacon Helen
Beverly, James
Blake, Jerome
Blake, Marquez
Blake, Odette
Blake, Ommar
Bland, Telina
Blasingame, Mattie
Bondurant, Carol & Family
Bonner, Gloria & Bill
Booker, Peggy
Booker, Jr., Raymond J.
Boose, Christopher
Boose, Claudia
Borders, Carolyn
Borders, Mona
Bowers, Jeffrey
Brackett, Deja
Brackett, Michael & Ascylyn
Bramlet & Thomas Families
Bratton, Marjorie
Breaux, Freddie & Nannie
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn
Brice, Deacon Tracey
Briscoe, Charles
Broadnax, Angela
Brooks, Myrtle
Brown, Akiba
Brown, Brandy
Brown, Dr. Harriett
Brown, Hysson
Brown, LaKhon
Brown, Terrance
Bumpers, Henry
Burrell, Kimberly
Burrell, William & Sarah
Bush, Michelle
Butler, Jerel
Butler, Navie
Butts, Larvette
Campbell, Deacon Patrice
Campbell, Keisha
Campbell, Veronica
Campbell, Deborah L.
& Family
Carruthers, Dr. Iva
Carson, Charles
Carter, Herman
Carter, Quinn
Caston, Aletha & Alfred
Cephas, Grace
Chapman, Malachi
Chavis, Annette
Claiborne, Melvin
Clark, Katrina
Clark, Norman & Ruby
Cochran, Christopher
Coleman, Neal
Collilns, Lildred Jean
Collins, Deacon Yvonne
Cooksey, Kristena & Krista
Cooper, Faith
Cooper, Karen
Cooper, Vashti
Corbett, Joycelyn
Cosby, Cynthia
Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa
Coutee, Nastarcia
Craig, Rhonda
Crawford, David
Crider, Rev. Tyrone
Cruse, Paul
Curry, Stephanie
Curtis, Toni
Dabner, Pat
Dade Family
Dale, Sharon
Dameron, Leola
Daniels, Carbena
Daniels, Celeste
David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray”
Davis, Archie
Davis, Edrena
Davis, Green Lee
Davis, Marie
Davis, S.A.
Dell, Rev. Nathan
Denson, Louise
Dixon, William
Dorham, Barbara
Dorn, Louise
Dorney, Donna & Family
Dorsey, Charlene
Dorsey, Sam
Doss, Linda
Doty, Joyce
Dozier-Lowe, Bernice
Dunlap, Phillip
Durham, Eric & Erika
Eason, Margarette
Eberhart, Ivan
Edwards, Jr., Eugene
Elmore, Anita
Elmore, Leticia
Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis
Erkard, Rhonda
Eskridge, Sonny
Evans, Kermeto
Fairchild, Inez
Fairchild, Tom & Josie
Farrakhan, Minister Louis
Faulkner, Bernice
Flowers, Jr., Charlie
Flucker, Trina
Fluker, Antonia
Ford, John
Ford, Lula
Ford, Myrtle
Ford, Nola
Fortson, Mary
Franklin, Mark
Franklin, Nailah O.
Fryson, Chris
Funches, Baby Keari
Gage-Wilson, Jozanne
Gaines, DIT Mildred
Gandy, Donna
Gardner, Elizabeth
Garrett & Family, Betty
Gibson, Donald & Donna
Gill, Charlotte
Gill, Deacon Eldridge
Gill, Juanita
Gill, Mariah
Gipson, Donald
Givens, Charmaine & Family
Gonalek, Peter & Kate
Graham, Elder Lucille
Graves, Cora
Guerin, Norma
Guerin, Jr., Jerome C.
Guerin, Sr., Jerome C.
Gwynn, Arthur
Hall, Sandra
Halliburton, Robert
Hammond-Miller, Deacon
Hampton, Wyman
Harper, Arlene
Harrell, Deacon Linda
Harrell, Rev. Joan
Harrell, Simon
Harris, Deacon Mosea
Harris, George William
Hawkins, Jasmine
Hayden, Jr., Herbert
Haynes, Shelly
Haynes, Vera
Heard, Phyllis
Heavens, George
Henley, Candace
Hickman, Nellie
Higgins, Annola
Holliday, Glenola
Holloman, LaSonja & Tracy
Holmes, Louise
Horton, Crystal
Houston, Cozetta
Houston, Meegan
Houston, Simpson
Howell, Betty
Howell, Jerome
Hudson, Irean
Hunter, Nell
Hurley, William
Ingram, Julia
Ingram, Junius
Jackson, Betty Jo
Jackson, Bruce
Jackson, Deacon Karen
Jackson, Deacon Rudolph
Jackson, Elizabeth
Jackson, Henry & Elizabeth
Jackson, Kenya
Jackson, LaToya
Jackson, Lizzie
Jackson, Queen
Jackson, Yvette
Jacobs, Isom
James, Louis
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Jenkins, Georgette
Jenkins, Lennie
Johnson, Deacon Cedric
Johnson, Dr. James
Johnson, Mary
Johnson, Percy
Johnson, Riley
Jones, Bernadine
Jones, Brianna
Jones, Catherine
Jones, Charles & Edith
Jones, Donald & Jerrius
Jones, Freddie
Jones, George
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Jones, Gloria
Jones, Sharon
Keithley, Sr., Bartell
Kelly, Billie
Kenner, Lillian
Kitching, Shirley
Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Lane, Antonio
Langford, Valencia
Latham, Odean
Lee, China
Lee, Jimmy
Lee, Tina
Lehmann, Auguestine
Lemon, Jackqudene
Lennix, Loyce
Lenox, Mary F.
Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Lewis, Terrance
Livingston, Arturius
Livingston, Rev. Tyrone
Lockett, Thetis
London, Millie
Long, Deacon Rosemary
Love, Margaret
Luckett, Sr., Frederick
Lyle, Paul
Lyles, Johnise
Maclin, Audrey
Mae, Viola
Majaliwa, Musa
Mangum, Anita
Marcum, Crystal
Martin, Antoine L.
Martin, Loretta
Mason, Sherri
Mason-Matthews, Karen
May, Romao
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma
McCoy, Beverly
McCray, Dreyvon
McCree, Jarad
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 &
McLaughlin, Erin
Melton, Alzenia
Miles, Beatrice
Miller, Ada
Miller, Brittany
Miller, Deacon Beatrice
Miller, John
Minter, Stephen
Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie
Mischeaux, Raydian
Mitchell, Muriel
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon
Montgomery, Brenda
Moody, Cynthia
Moore, Clara
Moore, Vonda
Moore & Family, Lloyd
Moseley, Lillian
Moss, Ernest
Moss, Mildred
Moss, Jr., Rev. Dr. Otis
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan
Myrick, Bertha
Nathan, Latroy
O’Neal, Baby Tyler
Only, Sherry
Owens, Juanita
Owens, Mozetta
Ozmond, Sebastian
Patterson, Olivia
Payton, Jackie
Peavy, Irene
Penny, Rev. Deborah Penny
Pepper, Evelyn
Pepper, Robert
Perry, Toya
Peters, Petrina
Phillips, Baby Amali
Phillips, Michelle
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
Redmond, Tony
Reed, Emma
Reese, Gloria
Reneau, Peggy
Rhyal, Stephen
Rice, Gladys
Rice, Phillip
Rice, Sylvester
Richards, Cassandra
Ridgenal-Parker, Nicole
Riley, Gregory
Roberson, Pierce
Roberts, Erskin
Roberts, Leslie
Roberts, Robert
Robertson, Rosetta
Robinson, Dorian
Robinson, Lorraine
Robinson, Ruby
Robinson, Theresa
Roebuck, Evelyn
Rogers, Alfred
Rollins, Alice
Ross, Baby Honesty
Ruff, Carolyn
Rushing, LaBarain
Rushing, Melner
Rushing, Michelle
Russell, Cora
Russell, Tamon
Rutherford, Angela
Sampson, Mary
Sanders, Deacon Robert
Sanders, Michael
Sangster, Joe Nathaniel
Sangster, Katherine
Sansone, Marie
Scates, Hermine
Schusse, Malcolm
Selder, Rev. John
Shah, Lynda
Shelby, Eric
Shelton, John
Shelton, Vivian
Sherrod, Marie
Shinn, Anthony
Short, Wendy
Simmons, LaVerne
Sims, Constance
Singleton, Ed
Siwatu, Akiaha
Sizer, Doris
Slatton & Family, Deacon
Smith, Carmencita
Smith, Deacon Dorothy
Smith, Jeffrey
Smith, Jody
Smith, Jonathan & Delores
Smith, Lillian
Smith, Louis & Virginia
Spann, Theresa
Stephens, Blanche
Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita
Stewart, Gloria
Stewart, Irma
Story, Mary
Strong, Albert
Summerville, Lula
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, Pamela
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, Anjala
Tucker, Geraldine
Tyler, Deacon Lazane
Tyler, Demetri
Tyler, Shelton
Vernardo, Helen
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Mr. Leonard Denham Mrs. Lorrice Denham-Knighten & Family 224 E. 89th Place (19)
Ms. Patricia Henderson Deacon Cherie Steele-Mitchell & Family 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr., #1817 (15)
Mr. James Marrable Ms. Lanita Marrable & Family 14304 S. Union Ave., Riverdale, IL 60827
Mr. Richard Miles Ms. Yohan Jones & Family 9358 S. Claremont Ave. (20
Mr. Christopher Pitman Mr. Steven McNutt & Family 2373 E. 70th Street, Apt. 311 (49)
Mr. Willie Tom Stiggers Mr. Abraham Stiggers & Family 10821 S. Parnell Ave. (28)
Ms. Bonnie Jean Walls Ms. Francine Walls & Family 2001 W. 82nd Place (16)
Gloria Bonner
Rush University Medical Center
1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5000
neal Coleman
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Marilyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(312) 947-1000
(Pastoral Visits Only)
elizabeth Gardner
Midwestern Regional
Medical Center
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099
Wilma Hansen
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-1000
Keira Johnson
Children’s Memorial Hospital
2356 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-4000
Lula Jones
St. Francis Hospital
12935 S. Gregory St.
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 597-2000
Vilo, Douglas
Waiters, Melvin & Edeana
Walker, David & Irma
Walker, Honoria
Walker, Joetta
Walker, Sharon & John
Wallace, Cecilia
Wallace, Rose
Ward, Alphonso
Warmack, Charlene
Warne Family
Washington, Emma
Watson, Doris
Wells, Paul
West, Andrea
Whalum, Kenneth
White, Andrew & Rebecca
White, Denise
White, Eurah
White, Juanita R.
White, Walter & Loretta
White, Jr., Royal
White, Sr., Joseph
White, Sr., Royal
Whitfeld, Julius
Wilkins, Essie
Williams, Baby Nia
Williams, Brandi
Williams, Carolyn
Williams, Deacon Mattie
Williams, Khatira
Williams, Lillie
Williams, Nettie B.
Williams, Pauline
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
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BROWn, ed
Victory Center
4150 W. Gatling Blvd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
Room 243
CADenHeAD, LaFronne
Jackson Square Nursing Home
5130 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
Room 427, Bed B
(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
FORD, John
Manor Care Nursing Home
2145 E. 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
Room 322
FuLLeR, Vernon
Exceptional Health Care
5701 W. 79th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
Room 103, Bed 1
GARneR, Wilhelmina
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 312, Bed B
HAMPTOn, ineze
Manor Care Health Care Services
2145 E. 170th St.
South Holland, IL 60473
Room 338, Bed C
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
MARTin, Kim
All Faith Pavilion
3500 S. Giles Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
Room 200, Bed 2
MASOn, Claristine
Bronzeville Park Skilled
Nursing Center
3400 S. Indiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Room 224, Bed 1
Leslie Martin
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
1401 S. California Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 522-2010
Chrystella McCall
Christ Hospital
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-8000
Opreabea Thompson
St. Margaret Mercy/Select
Specialty Hospital
5454 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 937-9900
George Teverbaugh
Christ Hospital
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-8000
Geraldine Tucker
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
1401 S. California Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 522-2010
Andrea West
St. James Hospital
20201 S. Crawford Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(708) 747-4000
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McinTOSH, Deacon Maurice
Lexington House Nursing Home
10300 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Room 232, Bed C
Deacon Sharon
Arden Courts Assisted Living
2143 E. 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
MOORe, Hilton
Manor Care Health Care Services
940 Maple Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430
Room 404, Bed A
MOSS, edreaner
Montgomery Place
5550 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 302
MOTen, Marguerite
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 111, Bed B
(Communion Visits Only)
PeAVY, irene
Victory Centre of River Oaks
1370 Ring Road, Apt. 407
Calumet City, IL 60409
Glenwood Nursing Home
19300 S. Cottage Ave.
Glenwood, IL 60660
Room C15, Bed 1
ROBinSOn, William
Beecher Nursing Home
1201 Dixie Hwy.
Beecher, IL 60401
Room 33, Bed 2
SMiTH, Mary Baker
Montgomery Place
5550 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615
Room 317
STePHenS, Leroy
Bell Haven Health Care Center
11401 S. Oakley
Chicago, IL 60643
Room 125
WATSOn, Janet
2450 Taft Street
Gary, IN 46404
Room 319, Bed 2
WATT, Mildred
Renaissance at South Shore
Nursing Home
2425 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Room 430, Bed A
WiLLiAMS, Maudine
Halsted Terrace Nursing Home
10935 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Room 233, Bed 1
WiLSOn, Louis
Renaissance at 87th St.
Nursing Home
2940 W. 87th St.
Chicago, IL 60652
Room 302, Bed 1
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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
CARTER, Deacon Carole 4934-D South Cornell Ave. (15) 773-493-3698
CAMPBELL, Delois 9146 S. Indiana Ave. (19) 773-928-0997
CLAY, Louise 11626 S. Stewart St. (28) 773-468-9642
COOPER, Minnie 4137 W. 21st Street (23) 773-521-5260
DRAIN, Rutha 7259 S. Rockwell Street (29) 773-737-0838
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
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
GLISPIE, John 9632 S. Wallace Street (28) 773-881-8635
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
HEREFORD, Bessie 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448
JACKSON, Yvette 10741 S. Morgan St. (43) 773-995-5912
JENKINS, Deacon Herschel 7615 S. Paxton (49) 773-734-7583
LATHAN, John 400 W. 97th Place (28) 773-239-5128
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
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
PARKER, Irene 9510 S. Kolmar, Oak Lawn, IL 60452 708-422-1019
PAYTON-LOVE, Mary 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828
PYKE-REDLEY, 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
SMITH, Betty 17791 Arlington Dr.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-206-1457
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SMITH, Carmencita 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B,
Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-0328
SPENCER, Nathaniel c/o Mrs. Johnson, 1900 Canal Street, 708-396-1637
Apt. 1C, Blue Island, IL 60406
STEPHNEY, Jessie 16964 Shey Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-335-2608
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, 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
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
MEEKS, Myla 2319 Hancock St. Rockford, IL 61103
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
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
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795
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serViCe ANd sUppOrT GrOUps
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SAT: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SUN: After Each Service
MON – FRI: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
773-962-5650, Ext. 740
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WED: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SAT: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CAn-CeR-ViVe HeLPLine
Mailbox 830
24-Hour Answering Service
TUES & THUR: 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WED: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
FR: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
SAT: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays & Mondays
Answering Service
CReDiT uniOn
773-723-8382 (fax)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m.
SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Mailbox 811
Tough Love
773-962-5650, Ext. 808
Free “N” One
773-962-5650, Ext. 808
Tommie Jean Ryhal
Eleanor Anderson
FinAnCiAL COunSeLinG
773-962-5650, Ext. 819
773-978-0725 or
773-734-4033, Ext. 111
312-409-AIDS (2437)
773-643-4100, Ext. 15
773-373-7042 – J. Payton
24 Hours
Mailbox 886
Answering Service
773-962-5650, Ext. 504
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LeARninG CenTeR
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says
your God.
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
“Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low; the rough
ground shall become level, the rugged places
a plain.
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”?
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.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and
increases the power of the weak.
Isaiah 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength. 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)