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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. Rochelle Michael, Associate Pastor
Rev. Michael G. Sykes, Associate Pastor
Rev. Tiffany Trent, 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. – “Just A Little Talk With Jesus”) .......................................................... 5
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “I Will Trust In The Lord”) ............................................................. 5
Unison Scriptures (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.)...................................................................... 6
Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 7
Advent Meditation ........................................................................................................................ 14
Litany of Commitment ................................................................................................................. 15
Sermon Notes ............................................................................................................................... 16
To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 17
Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 18
Special Announcement: 2008 Pastors and Lay Leadership Conference ........................................... 19
The Akiba
Trumpet Subscriptions
Special Announcement: Youth Ministry ......................................................................................... 22
Special Announcement: Church In Society/Singles Ministry ......................................................... 23
Black and Christian New Member Class ........................................................................................ 24
Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 25
Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 27
Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 28
Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 30
Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 32
Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 33
Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 33
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.) .....................................................................“The Lord Is Blessing Me”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ................................................................ “O Give Thanks”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................ “Just A Little Talk With Jesus”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................... “I Will Trust In The Lord”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) .........................................................................Romans 8:6–17 (NLT)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ....................................................................... John 1:45–49 (NRSV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................................... Isaiah 6:1–8 (NIV)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................... “Ba Ba Oluwa”
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.) .............................................................................................................“Love”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................................................... “He Cares!”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ....................................................... “Running God’s Race To Spiritual Growth”
Sermon (11:00 a.m.) ....................................................................... “See For Yourself!” (John 1:46)
Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................... “I Can See Clearly Now”
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ...........................................................................“Available To You”
Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) .................................................................................. “Trust Him”
Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) .................................................. “When I Come Into His Presence”
Benediction ............................................................................. “The Lord Bless You And Keep 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.
JUST A LITTLE TALK
WITH JESUS
Verse I
I once was lost in sin, but Jesus took me in,
And then a little light from heaven flled my soul;
It bathed my heart in love and wrote my name above,
And just a little talk with Jesus made me whole.
Chorus
Have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him all about
Your troubles, Hear our faintest cry, answer by and by;
Feel a little prayer wheel turning, know a little fre is
Burning, Find a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Verse II
Sometimes my path seems drear, without a ray of cheer,
And then a cloud of doubt may hide the light of day;
The mists of sin may rise and hide the starry skies,
But just a little talk with Jesus clears the way.
Repeat Chorus
Verse III
I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be flled with tears,
But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night;
I go to Him in prayer, He knows my ev’ry care,
And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Repeat Chorus
11:00 a.m.
I WILL TRUST IN THE LORD
Verse I
I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord,
I will trust in the Lord till I die.
Repeat
Verse II
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right,
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right,
I’m gonna treat ev’rybody right till I die.
Repeat
Verse III
I’m gonna stay on the battlefeld,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefeld,
I’m gonna stay on the battlefeld till I die.
Repeat
Verse IV
I’m gonna stay on bended knee,
I’m gonna stay on bended knee,
I’m gonna stay on bended knee till I die.
Repeat
JESUS IS ALL THE
WORLD TO ME
Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better friend; I trust Him now,
I’ll trust Him when Life’s feeting days shall end:
Beautiful life with such a friend,
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy, He’s my friend.
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11:00 a.m.
JOHN 1:45–49 (NRSV)
45
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We
have found him about whom Moses in the law and
also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from
Nazareth.”
46
Nathanael said to him, “Can anything
good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him,
“Come and see.”
47
When Jesus saw Nathanael
coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly
an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!”
48
Nathanael
asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus
answered, “I saw you under the fg tree before Philip
called you.”
49
Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the
Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
6:00 p.m.
ISAIAH 6:1–8 (NIV)
1
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord
seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of
his robe flled the temple.
2
Above him were seraphs,
each with six wings: With two wings they covered
their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with
two they were fying.
3
And they were calling to one
another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the
whole earth is full of his glory.”
4
At the sound of
their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and
the temple was flled with smoke.
5
“Woe to me!” I
cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips,
and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my
eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
6
Then
one of the seraphs few to me with a live coal in his
hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this
has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and
your sin atoned for.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the
Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go
for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
UNisON sCripTUres
7:30 a.m.
ROMANS 8:6–17 (NLT)
6
If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is
death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind,
there is life and peace.
7
For the sinful nature is
always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s
laws, and it never will.
8
That’s why those who are
still under the control of their sinful nature can
never please God.
9
But you are not controlled by
your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit
if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And
remember that those who do not have the Spirit of
Christ living in them are not Christians at all.)
10
Since Christ lives within you, even though your
body will die because of sin, your spirit is alive
because you have been made right with God.
11
The
Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives
in you. And just as he raised Christ from the dead,
he will give life to your mortal body by this same
Spirit living within you.
12
So, dear brothers and
sisters, you have no obligation whatsoever to do
what your sinful nature urges you to do.
13
For if
you keep on following it, you will perish. But if
through the power of the Holy Spirit you turn
from it and its evil deeds, you will live.
14
For all
who are led by the Spirit of God are children of
God.
15
So you should not be like cowering, fearful
slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very
own children, adopted into his family — calling
him “Father, dear Father.”
16
For his Holy Spirit
speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we
are God’s children.
17
And since we are his children,
we will share his treasures — for everything God
gives to his Son, Christ, is ours, too. But if we are
to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
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$100,000 foR PeAce: LAuNch
(JPANeT NoNSIgNeRS)
We’re launching our most intensive effort yet.Will you make a commitment this holiday season?
Dear Trinitarian,
Thanksgiving has just passed. Advent starts
next week. The frst Sunday in Advent is De-
cember 2nd. Christmas will soon be upon us.
That means we have two choices.
We can either allow the busyness of the holi-
day season to dampen enthusiasm for the UCC’s
“100,000 for Peace” campaign. Or, in pursuit of
prophetic peace, we can intensify our commit-
ment during the coming weeks.
The UCC’s Collegium of Offcers is committed
to the latter—active peacemaking this Christmas
—and we’re asking you to keep the momentum
going.
Today, in response to many requests that the
UCC do more peacemaking—not less—during
the coming weeks, we’re announcing the next
phase of “100,000 for Peace.” It’s our most com-
plex, most intensive effort yet. Are you ready?
We’re asking you to take your commitment to
a whole new level.
First, in the next seven weeks, we need to raise 1.
at least $100,000 to provide shelter, food,
clothing and education for Iraqi war refugees
and their children. At least four million people
have been displaced by the Iraq War—two
million internally and two million who are
feeing to Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
Our ecumenical mission partners have asked
that we respond urgently and generously, so
we are bringing this emergency appeal directly
to you. Your gift of $40 will feed an Iraqi refu-
gee family of four for two weeks.

We have pledged to gather $100,000 by Janu-
ary 6, because it is a signifcant date.
For western Christians, this is the day of
Epiphany, the time in which Christians
proclaim the light of Christ to the world.
But it’s also Orthodox Christmas Eve, the
time when most Iraqi Christians will gather
to celebrate Christ’s birth.
Second, also by January 6, we’re asking for 2.
an unprecedented show of support for our
U.S. service personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan
and elsewhere. We are hoping to lift and send
more than 100,000 prayers, letters and signs
of support to those serving in the military.
In the coming days and weeks, you’ll receive
information, resources and online tools to
help make this a reality. You’ll also be asked
to advocate on behalf of returning soldiers.
We will be calling on the U.S. government to
provide for the health and welfare needs of
our veterans.

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$100,000 foR PeAce, cont’d
Third, we want our Pastoral Letter on the Iraq War to be delivered 100,000 times to the in-district 3.
offces of our U.S. Senators and Representatives. What was delivered to Washington collectively
must now be delivered—by each of us—to the local offces of each member of Congress. In a
massive wave, starting in December and going through January 6, we want the Pastoral Letter to
be delivered through local visits, personal letters or phone calls. Together, we’ll use the UCC’s
website to calendar our local visits so that we can visualize our collective efforts and pray for one
another.
This is a busy season. And it’s just gotten busier. As it once was proclaimed by angels, “Glory to
God in the highest and on earth peace.” Let us be bold this Christmas to proclaim and advance peace
for all of God’s people.
Sincerely,
The Rev. John H. Thomas
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ
P.S. More than 67,228 people have now endorsed the UCC’s Pastoral Letter on the Iraq War. Can we also reach
our goal of 100,000 signatures by January 6? If you have not signed the petition, see Rev. Reginald Williams
after service today to do so; or go online at www.ucc.org and sign today!
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‘Doc’ eDmoNDS, ucc LeADeR
AND cIVIL RIghTS PIoNeeR, DIeS
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from Worldwide faith News <wfn@igc.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:25:17 -0800
Written by J. Bennett Guess Nov 06, 2007
The Rev. Edwin R. “Doc” Edmonds ‘38, one of the
UCC’s stalwart justice advocates, died on November 6
of pneumonia-related complications. He was 90.
Edmonds, a former chair of the UCC’s Commis-
sion for Racial Justice, was the retired pastor of Dix-
well Avenue Congregational UCC in New Haven,
Conn., where he served for 35 years. A columnist
for the New Haven Register referred to Edmonds as
“New Haven’s premier civil-rights fgure of the mid-
20th century.”
A one-time member of New Haven’s Board of
Education, Edmonds also led New Haven’s inner-city
ministry called the “Wider City Parish” and taught
sociology at Southern Connecticut State University.
The Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC’s general
minister and president, said it was appropriate that
Edmonds’ death would come just after the UCC was
concluding its 50th anniversary on All Saints Sunday.
“Few have had such a long and profound infu-
ence on the shaping of our church and its vocation
of public witness for racial, social and economic jus-
tice,” Thomas said. “Doc’s leadership over the years
pushed us urgently toward greater faithfulness and
helped us become the church we celebrated at our
50th anniversary celebration in Hartford.”
Edmonds, who moved to New Haven in 1959, is
credited with helping to build a thriving black middle
class there. When the Ford Foundation gave the city
$1 million to pilot anti-poverty and job-training pro-
grams, Edmonds was appointed to the original board
of the project, called Community Progress, Inc.
Edmonds, who was a pastor and civil rights
pioneer in Greensboro, N.C., before moving to
Connecticut, met the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
in 1958 at an NAACP convention in Detroit and the
two corresponded until King was slain, according to
the Hartford Courant.
The Rev. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister for Jus-
tice and Witness Ministries, served on the Commission
for Racial Justice under Edmond’s leadership. JWM is
CRJ’s successor body in the UCC’s national structure.
“I remember Dr. Edmonds as a ‘drum major’ for
justice, words that I believe Dr. King would have used
to describe him,” Jaramillo said. “I will always treasure
the way in which he taught through word and deed.
The legacy of this faithful justice prophet will live on
within and beyond the United Church of Christ.”
A native Texan, Edmonds attended Sam Hous-
ton College, which was co-founded by his grandfa-
ther in 1876. He later received a Bachelor of Sacred
Theology from Morehouse College and a doctorate
in social ethics from Boston University.
Edmonds and his late wife, Maye, had four
daughters, Lynette Johnson, Karen Spellman,
Cheryl Edmonds and Connecticut State Rep. Toni
Walker (D-New Haven). He was a member of
Church of the Redeemer UCC in New Haven.
A public memorial service was held on Nov. 24
at Center Church UCC in New Haven.
Please keep the Edmonds family in your
thoughts and prayers during this time.
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R
ecently, we watched in horror as fres
raged in Southern California. It seemed
there was no end in sight as news stories
continued to report that yet another fre had
been spotted and fre crews were on their way.
As the days went on, fres erupted further and
further south toward the border between the
United States and Mexico. In the midst of the
physical fres, I was reminded of the frestorm of
racism erupting as immigration debates continue.
In the frst days, most television cameras
focused on neighborhoods in the Malibu Can-
yon, many of which are upper class, high-priced
mansions. As the days passed, more and more
television reports regularly fashed back to the
earlier canyon scenes. However, as fres threat-
ened regions where farm workers were toiling in
the felds, camera shots of that impending doom
were spotty, at best.
Some radio reports gave accounts of the im-
pact of the fres moving toward the border, but
rarely, if ever, did we see the unfolding tragedy
on television. Rather, the reports were of “illegal
immigrants taking advantage of the situation.”
There is no “advantage” when all one faces is
fre, no matter the direction of one’s fight. If a
raging, uncontrolled blaze were coming my way,
I would fee in whatever direction possible. I
submit that any of us would do the same.
In many instances, it was diffcult to sepa-
rate the factual news reports from the obvious
undertones of anti-immigrant sentiment. As the
blazes spread across California, the fres of racism
became clearer across the nation. It is made clear
when cities and states are passing mean-spirited
laws intended to divide us. People in cities across
this land are engaging in hateful demonstrations
that target immigrants. Make no mistake. While
all immigrants are targeted, the real attention
is centered on persons coming from regions to
our south. The real militarization of the border
is centered toward the south, not the north or
the east or the west. The frestorm on the U.S.
border is more than an inferno of fames.
The recent stories were not only of families
running for their lives, not knowing in which di-
rection they might fnd a place of safety from the
physical fres. Here are some of the stories we did
see through television cameras. Stories of families
seeking food and water, who were arrested,
rather than treated with compassion during their
time of loss. Stories of families afraid to ask for
help, because they did not have the appropriate
documents to prove their citizenship.
We did not hear the stories of American
Indian tribal buildings and homes completely de-
stroyed, and entire tribal communities displaced.
We forget that many American Indian tribal
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cAughT IN The fIReSToRm of RAcISm
– M. Linda Jaramillo, Executive Minister
Witness for Justice
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nations had been divided when our national
southern borders were drawn by policy makers.
Make no mistake; American Indian citizens are
not immigrants. Yet, they too, are rendered in-
visible in our response to the frestorm tragedies.
The soul of this nation is once again exposed.
Who are we, when we use laws and rules to
override our human compassion? Thankfully,
the fres in Southern California are subsiding,
but the frestorm of racism is far from over.
The United Church of Christ has more than 5,700
churches throughout the United States. Rooted
in the Christian traditions of congregational
governance and covenantal relationships, each
UCC setting speaks only for itself and not on
behalf of every UCC congregation. UCC members
and churches are free to differ on important social
issues, even as the UCC remains principally com-
mitted to unity in the midst of our diversity.
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“NBc NIghTLY NeWS WITh BRIAN WILLIAmS”
SPecIAL fIVe-PART SeRIeS “AfRIcAN-AmeRIcAN WomeN:
WheRe TheY STAND” To AIR BegINNINg oN
moNDAY, NoVemBeR 26
New York, N.Y. – November 15, 2007
T
hroughout the week of November 26,
“NBC News With Brian Williams” will take
a look at the issues facing African-American
women across our nation in a new series, “African-
American Women: Where They Stand.” The series
will cover a wide-range of issues from their role in
the ´08 Presidential race, to the increased health-
risks that they need to be concerned about.
Monday’s installment will discuss African-Ameri-
can women’s progress in the education feld. Nearly
two-thirds of African-American undergraduates
are women. At black colleges, the ratio of women
to men is 7 to 1. And that is leading to a disparity
in the number of African-American women who
go on to own their own businesses. Rehema Ellis
will talk to educators, students and businesswomen
about why this disparity exists.
Tuesday, Ellis will look at the relationships of
African-American women. Many agree the gender
disparity in education and business among African-
Americans is having an effect on relationships that
African-American women have. Some even say the
implications could redefne “Black America’s family
and social structure.” In the past ffty years, the
percentage of African-American women between
25-54 who have never been married has doubled
from 20% to 40%. (Compared to just 16% of white
women who have never been married today). Ellis
sits down with the members of a Chicago book
club and talk about this difference and how it
impacts them.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman will discuss the increased
risks for breast cancer for African-American women
on Wednesday. Mortality rates for African-American
women are higher than any other racial or eth-
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Mara Schiavocampo, Digital Correspondent for
“Nightly News,” will address two hot topics in the
African-American community: interracial dating
and the impact of hip hop music on Black women.
Interracial dating is a growing trend in the African
American community. An Essence.com poll found
that 81% of participants approved of Black women
dating non-Black men.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report in
2000, 95,000 Black women were married to white
men. In 2005, that number increased to 134,000.
Schiavocampo will talk to experts about the trend
and discuss how this defnes the “Black family” of
the future.
Schiavocampo will convene a panel of leading
black men and women from the hip-hop industry
for an engaging discussion on whether hip hop lyr-
ics and videos positively or negatively affect black
women. The roundtable will also address how
these portrayals are affecting relationships between
black women and black men.
Consumers can go online to join the discussion
and share their thoughts on message boards. They
can also read and respond to blog entries at www.
nightly.msnbc.com.
Alexandra Wallace is the executive producer
of “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.”
Bob Epstein is the senior broadcast producer, and
Rich Latour is the senior producer for this series.
NBC News’ home on the Internet is
www.msnbc.com. For more news and information
about “Nightly News,” please go to www.nightly.
msnbc.com.
nic group for nearly every major cause of death,
including breast cancer. Black women with breast
cancer are nearly 30% more likely to die from it
than white women. Pre-menopausal Black women
are more than twice as likely to get a more aggres-
sive form of the disease. And, not only are African-
American women more likely to die from breast
cancer, but they’re less likely to get life-saving
treatments. Dr. Snyderman will profle one of the
only oncologists in the world who specializes in
the treatment of African-American women with
breast cancer.
On Thursday, Ron Allen will take viewers to
South Carolina—the frst southern primary state
—and ask the question: Will race trump gender
or gender trump race? In South Carolina, Black
women made up nearly 30 percent of all demo-
cratic primary voters in 2004. This year, polls show
a signifcant number are undecided, torn between
choosing the frst African American or frst female
Presidential candidate. Allen talks with the unde-
cided, as well the state directors for the Clinton
and Obama campaigns, who happen to be African
American women.
To close the series on Friday, Dr. Snyderman
will raise the frightening statistic that African-
American women are 85% more likely to get dia-
betes, a major complication for heart disease. And,
like breast cancer, more Black women die from
heart disease than white women. Dr. Snyderman
will profle a leading expert and a unique church-
based outreach program in South Carolina that
seeks to spread the word about heart disease risks
to black women congregants.
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NBc NIghTLY NeWS, cont’d
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pAsTOr’s pUpils
Lindsey Alexander
Doucette M. Alvarez
Brenda Aghahowa
Stephanie Aghahowa
Stephen Aghahowa
Khadija Allen
Khary Armster
Ayinke Arnett
Mawusi J. Arnett
Bria Atkins
Christian Jay Avinger
Damian Avinger, Jr.
Kimaria Baker
Sydni M. Barclay
Elliot Boston
Markeyta M. Bowen
Kayla N. Brock
Porshe Buckner
Ahmad Carter
Christa Aluse Carter
Roberta Carter
Rachel Cato-Evans
Jasmine Cephas
Taylore Cephas
Joshua E. Chapman
Violet Clemons
Brandi A. Coleman
James Wheeler Coleman
Kara Coleman
Laurel D. Cosby
Morgan Ashley Craft
Patrick Cobb
Cameron Curtis
Kia Dean
Courtney M. Denton
Crystal Denton
Tiffany Dillard
Diamond Dixon
Milissa El Akinlawon
Micah A. Ellis
Malik R. Fowler
Debra Franklin
Aaron Demarcus Gaines
Robert Garner
Acasia Anne Gibson
Ariella Grace Gibson
Alyson C. Godbolt
Imani Gwendolyn Graham
Kennedy Green
Jazmin L. Hall
Lawrence E. Hamilton III
Tiana Hardy
Talliyah Hardy
Herbert Harper, Jr.
Brianna Harris
Jazmine E. Harris
Shelbi Harris
Dejona Hawkins
Morgan Hawthorne
Cameron Hill
Elaine L. Hill
Tiffany Hill
Nia Holmes
Brittany J. House
Stephen Izedonmwen
Halona Esther Jackson
Kawena Jackson
Kendal Jackson
Jordan C. Johnson
Nailah Johnson
Taylor S. Johnson
Kayla Jones
Kia Jones
Kamia Jones
Barrett Keithley
Rena Keithley
Whitley King
Earle Lawrence
Gene Linton, Jr.
Krystla Little
Andre Mace
Anthony Mace
Tajean Mathis
Herdie Matthews
Pamela McGhee
Mayah McIntosh
Siobhan A. McKissic
Racquel McNeil
Ronald McNeil
Rikida Mitchell
Steven L. Moore, Jr.
John Moran
Jordan Moran
Taylor Moran
Anthony Morris
Imani A. Muhammad
Josef Owens
Emmanuel Owusu
Samuel Owusu
Ariel Parrott
Brandon Parrott
Noah Perkins
Cheyenne A. Powell
Justin Malik Powell
Zelatandria Quinn
Aaron Reese
Dorian Jhye Robinson
Melissa Sanders
Tiffrany Schofeld
Michael Scott, Jr.
Nasr Simpkins
Tariq Simpkins
Darius T. Slatton
Mikal M. Slatton
Julius Stallworth
Donald Stewart
Maya J. Stewart
Nia E. Stewart
Logan Taylor
Darrell Thomas
Dominique Thomas
Kyla Thomas
Vernon Thomas
Victoria Thomas
Kamaya Thompson
Myia Kelli Thompson
Imani Timms
Indigoe Timms
Lindsey Turner
Kamila Arielle Tyler
Joya Laurelle Tyler
Max Tyler Vasquez
Kamaul Wade
Marshall Walker
Tosha Wells
Troy White
Bria Safe Williamson
Alicia V. Wilson
Johari B. Wilson
Isaiah Woods
Joshua Woods
Jamila Wright
Jarrett Wright
Jeremiah Wright-Haynes
Tanya R. Wright
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H
ow many days until Christmas?” Shopping days? Planning days? Travel days? So much
to do! Then, the day comes and suddenly it is over. Even if we take time for services and
remembering the true reason for our celebration, it soon comes to an end and is just a
memory. Could it be possible this year to add to the whole preparation season something that will be
lasting? Could we fnd something that will be timeless, letting us go beyond Christmas as changed
people, not spent but enriched? This is what Advent is all about.
Probably, the only human planning for the frst Christmas was done by Mary and Joseph. They
had to prepare some “swaddling cloths” with which to wrap their coming baby. Also, they had to
take a trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Their life, and our lives were changed by that experience.
Jesus’ coming is a timeless, enriching moment. What can we do during Advent to help us experience
its fullness?
Perhaps, we can begin some consideration of this by thinking of the words “rush” and “rhythm.”
There is, indeed, a lot to get done. Pressure begins early, as soon as stores start pulling out the red
and green ribbons and the old CDs of background Christmas music. Newspaper and television ads
bombard us with suggestions as to what Susie or Sam might like as gifts. What shall we get and how
can we get it all done in time? That is the “rush.”
Can there also be a “rhythm,” even within the “rush,” that calms us down and enables us to take
care of ourselves? Can we thereby work smarter instead of just working harder? The tasks will get
done. Even if we miss something in the process, the day will arrive and will be rewarding. Knowing
this, can we make the hurrying a fow rather than a failing about? Seek out a “rhythm” that can be
part of your inner being, enabling you, yourself, to be part of the Christmas gift, both in giving and
receiving. Savor the moments as the time goes along!
AdveNT MediTATiON #1 - AdveNT 2007
SAVoR The momeNTS
“WIThIN TIme, YeT TImeLeSS”
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isUThU riTes Of pAssAge MiNisTrY
Pastor: Trinity United Church of Christ, what is
your commitment?
Congregation: As people of faith, compassion,
concern and care, we commit ourselves
collectively to the interests of building strong
and responsible African-American men through
the Rites of Passage Ministry.
Pastor: Parent(s), what is your commitment?
Parent(s): We/I regard as our/my primary
commitment and obligation the welfare and
strengthening of the African-American person,
African-American family and African-American
community and will engage in action for
improving social conditions for the human race.
We/I give precedence to this mission over our/
my personal interests. We/I know that our/
my boy(s) are/is no longer children/a child but
that they/he are/is also not yet adults/an adult
and pledge to work with the congregation to
help them/him become men/a man through
the Rites of Passage Ministry.
Pastor: Mentors and Elders, what is your
commitment?
Congregation: With the help of God, we hold
ourselves personally responsible for the quality
of service we perform and the quality and extent
of service performed by the Rites of Passage
Ministry as it relates to the manhood training
program.
Pastor: Candidate(s), what do you commit
yourselves/yourself to?
Parents: With the help of God, we/I commit
ourselves/myself to abide by the ISUTHU
Creed. We/I commit ourselves/myself to
the concept of the extended family and
embrace all African-American people as our/
my grandfathers and grandmothers, fathers,
mothers, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters,
making no distinction between their destiny and
our/my own. We/I promise to strive to become
(a) strong, disciplined and responsible African-
American men/man.
Pastor: Prayer of Consecration
LITANY of commITmeNT
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TO dO JUsTiCe
M
any of us are still full or have
leftovers from our hefty and hearty
Thanksgiving dinners. However,
there are those in this country who do not know
where their meals are coming from day by day.
Consider the following facts about hunger in
the United States:
35.5 million people — including 12.6 million •
children — live in households that experience
hunger or the risk of hunger. This represents
more than one in ten households in the
United States (10.9 percent).
4.0 percent of U.S. households experience •
hunger. Some people in these households
frequently skip meals or eat too little,
sometimes going without food for a whole
day. 11.1 million people, including 430,000
children, live in these homes.
6.9 percent of U.S. households are at risk of •
hunger. Members of these households have
lower quality diets or must resort to seeking
emergency food because they cannot always
afford the food they need. 24.4 million
people, including 12.2 million children, live
in these homes.
Research shows that preschool and school- •
aged children who experience severe hunger
have higher levels of chronic illness, anxiety
and depression, and behavior problems than
children with no hunger.
Though these statistics produced by
Bread for The World are startling, we can do
something about this crisis. The United Nations
Development Program estimates that the
basic health and nutrition needs of the world’s
poorest people could be met for an additional
$13 billion a year. Animal lovers in the United
States and Europe spend more than that on
pet food each year. More importantly, funds
and fnances that are continuously being spent
to take lives and oil in Iraq could be spent to
preserve life in not only this country but around
the world.
A radical re-ordering of misplaced priorities
will help to ensure that every child and every
adult on this earth will go to bed with a full
stomach each night. Urge your Congressman
or Congresswoman to make the elimination of
hunger a priority.
ACTION ITEMS
Boycott Wal-Mart & Sams Club. 1.
ThOughT fOr ThIS WEEk:
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by those whom
they oppress. These will continue until resisted by
words or blows or both.” —Frederick Douglass
by Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.
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The ReSuLTS of A ReDeemeD LIfe
As a group of scientists were reviewing all the scientifc accomplish-
ments of the last millennium, they decided they didn’t need God
anymore. They fgured out how to cure disease, manufacture food,
and even create life in a test tube. So, they thought perhaps it was time
to tell God that He could go fnd another universe to oversee.
When they told God all that they were thinking, God agreed that sci-
ence made wonderful strides. God also agreed that He would leave us
on our own, if they could pass one little test. God told them, “I want
to see you create life just like I did in the beginning, taking a handful
of dirt and breathing on it.” The scientist conferred and agreed that
they would take God’s challenge.
So, God bent down and took up a handful of dirt. The scientists bent
down and took up a handful of dirt. And God said, “Wait a minute…
if you don’t need me, you get your own dirt!”
Your Friends in Service,
The Stewardship Ministry
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairperson
sTeWArdship
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speCiAl ANNOUNCeMeNT
Sunday, November 25, 2007 © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
AKIBA STORE HOURS
Monday thru Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Sunday After Each Worship Service
www.tucc.org
Hip Hop and Christian???!
Join us for a book signing and discussion
on reaching the Hip Hop Generation.
by our very own Pastor Moss III!
Today, November 25th
BOOK SIGNING
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speCiAl ANNOUNCeMeNT
PHASE 1 – YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING
DEADLINE HAS CHANGED!!!
Due to the homegoing services for our
beloved Rev. Barbara Allen, the Phase 1
training scheduled for Saturday,
November 17th was canceled.
The new deadline for completing Phase 1 of
the Youth Ministry Training (which includes
Workshops #1, 2 & 3) has been changed to:
Saturday, December 1, 2007,
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Atrium
In compliance with our insurance company,
anyone (21 years of age and older) who has
not completed all three workshops CANNOT
work with Trinity youth, under any circum-
stances, until all training requirements are
met.
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PHASE 2: YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING
DATES fOR 2007
If you have completed all workshops of
Phase I of the Youth Ministry Training, you are
eligible to complete Phase 2 of the training
which includes Workshop #4 (Boundary Train-
ing) and background screenings.
PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR DRIVER’S
LICENSE OR STATE ID TO THE TRAINING
SESSION!!!
You are required to attend the following
training session:
Friday, November 30, 2007
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: TUCC Village Center
1947 West 95th Street
(PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REqUIRED)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DECEmBER 1ST
DATE wILL BE USED fOR PHASE 1
TRAINING ONLY!
For further information contact:
Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, 773-962-5650, Ext. 429
Rev. Ramah E. Wright, 773-962-5650, Ext. 384
ATTENTION!!!!
YOUTH MINISTRY SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS & EMPLOYEES
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speCiAl ANNOUNCeMeNTs
CHURCH IN SOCIETY
WILL RegISTeR VoTeRS
AfTeR WoRShIP SeRVIceS
Today
through
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Atrium
To register, you must be a U.S. Citizen,
Age 18 or older, on or before
the February 5, 2008 primary election
Please bring two forms of identifcation
SINgLeS commuNITY
ouTReAch commITTee
ReAcheS ouT
To The cITIZeNS of
PemBRoKe, ILLINoIS
Pembroke, Illinois is a small, rural town located
in downstate Illinois. The residents of Pembroke
are in desperate need of basic hygiene items.
The Singles Community’s Outreach Committee
would like you to join us as we reach out to assist
our Brothers and Sisters in need. We will carpool
to Pembroke, Saturday, December 15 (Gathering
at Trinity at 7:00 a.m., leaving at 8:00 a.m.,
returning at 2:00 p.m.) to deliver items collected,
and to fellowship with the citizens of Pembroke.
If you are unable to join us, please consider
donating from the list of items below.
Soap
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Mouthwash
for Women
Sanitary needs (Napkins/Tampons)
Disposable Razors
for men:
Shaving Creams/Powders
Disposable Razors
For information, contact Pat Boseman,
773-726-4127 or Lynda Forte, 773-742-2170
Deodorant
Lotion
Laundry Detergent
Bleach
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blACk ANd ChrisTiAN
BLAcK AND chRISTIAN
NeW memBeR cLASS
Have you walked the aisle and given your heart to Christ and your hand to the preacher?
Have you completed the requirements to become a full-fedged member of Trinity United
Church of Christ? If you haven’t taken your new member classes (Sessions I & II), the
Stewardship Ministry is looking for you!
Due to the homegoing services for our beloved member, Rev. Barbara J. Allen, all New
Member classes scheduled for Saturday, November 17th were canceled. However, we have
arranged to have a special make-up “All in One Session” (Sessions I & II)!
Saturday, December 2, 2007
Adults & Teens: - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | children: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)
Fellowship Hall • Refreshments will be served
Please don’t delay! Completion of the new member process after you have “walked the
aisle” is in three stages:
Completion of Sessions I and II (in that order) of your New Member Classes. •
Right Hand of Fellowship on a frst Sunday evening. The Right Hand of Fellowship is •
required for full membership into your new church home, Trinity.
Actively becoming a member who works in one of the ministries of your church home. •
For those of you who completed your frst Tuesday session on November 13, 2007, •
don’t forget that your second session class will be held on:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
Refreshments will be served
Receive the RIghT hAND of feLLoWShIP
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Please call the Membership/Ministry Services Offce,
773-962-5650 immediately, to confrm your participation.
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HIGHLIGHTS
TODAY Rev. Otis Moss III Book Signing
TODAY – 11/25
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. Pastor Moss Book Signing – A
MONDAY – 11/26
12:00 p.m. Active Seniors – WC
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
Stewardship Ministry – BR
Voice Class – FH
Choir Directors’ Forum – WC
7:00 p.m. In Care Student Fellowship – FH
Drama Ministry – 102
Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Singles Community: Council
Meeting – A
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
2:30 p.m. THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102
6:00 p.m. Information Technology:
Computer Class – Computer Lab
7:00 p.m. Christian Education Ministry
– W305
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka Rehearsal – Room 3
TUESDAY – 11/27
400 W. 95th Street
6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – WC
6:30 p.m. New Member Class – FH
7 :00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA
Singles Community – A
Immabasi: Family Caregivers – BR

TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
2:30 p.m. THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102
6:00 p.m. Information Technology Computer
Class – Computer Lab
6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Ministry – W302
7:00 p.m. Counseling Ministry: Business
Meeting – W305
WEDNESDAY – 11/28
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 Preparation – 102
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
2:30 p.m. THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102
5:00 p.m. THEC: Parent Meeting – W301
THURSDAY – 11/29
400 W. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA
Voice Class – FH
Sanctuary Choir: Concert
Committee – 116
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
2:30 p.m. THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102
6:00 p.m. Information Technology:
Computer Class – Computer Lab
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
5:30 p.m. Khayralia Dance Ministry Rehearsal
– Room 1
CAleNdAr
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CAleNdAr
FRIDAY – 11/30
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207
5:30 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207
6:00 p.m. Bereavement Choir Rehearsal – SA
Tribe of Judah Rehearsal – WC
7:00 p.m. Tough Love – 203
Financial Counseling Consortium
The Good Shepherd – 202
Caribbean Connection – 116
Free-N-One – 207
SATURDAY – 12/01
400 W. 95th Street
7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry – Narthex II
8:00 a.m. Youth Ministry Training: Phase I
– A
9:00 a.m. Yoga Ministry Meeting – BR
Youth Band Choir Rehearsal – SA
Deacons In Training – 102
9:30 a.m. Adult Church School – WC
Church School (Teens) – 207
Church School (3rd – 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. Deacons In Training – SA
Little Warriors for Christ – WC
New Member Class – FH
New Member Class (Teens) – 118
Math Tutorial – 202/203
Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC
12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II
Walaika Choir Rehearsal – WC
1:30 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Board
Meeting – 202
Youth Drill Team – 207
2:00 p.m. New Member Class (Children) – WC
Communion Preparation
(Deacon Ministry) – BR
3:00 p.m. Youth Usher Ministry Training –
In Sanctuary – SA
Switzerland Choir Rehearsal – WC
Youth Usher Training – 202
3:30 p.m. Young Women’s Christian
Walk – 203
4:00 p.m. Deacon Training – SA
Young Women’s Christian Walk:
Mentor Training – 207
5:30 p.m. Deacons In Training – 102
TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street
8:00 a.m. Safer Foundation: Mentor
Training – W301
9:00 a.m. Legal Counseling Ministry
– E101/E102
1:00 p.m. THEC: Math Tutoring – W302/307
2:00 p.m. THEC: Math Tutoring
– Computer Lab
THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102
Cottage Grove Building
901 E. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. Girl Scouts: Investiture Ceremony
and Ice Cream Social – Room 1
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NoVemBeR IS PRemATuRITY
AWAReNeSS moNTh The March of Dimes
and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. want women
to know how to reduce the risks of premature
birth, Obtain a medical check-up before getting
pregnant, Visit www.marchofdimes.com
SYRAcuSe SchooL of
ARchITecTuRe seeks men and women of
color interested in a fve-year professional degree
in architecture, Scholarships for ten students
available, fully covers educational costs, Contact
Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture,
315-443-2255 or robbinsm@sry.edu
uNIVeRSITY of ILLINoIS eXTeNSIoN
Teacher Professional Development in practical
Math solutions, Wednesday, November 28,
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 8751 S. Greenwood
Ave., Suite 112 AND…“Chill Out” with
Geometry projects and applications, Thursday,
December 13, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.,
8751 S. Greenwood Ave., Suite 112, CPU
credits, Reservations required, Call Karen
Meyer, 708-409-4320 or Daphne Lloyd,
773-768-7779
uRBAN PReP chARTeR AcADemY
foR BoYS 8
th
Grade Students and
Parents Information Session, Thursday,
December 6, 6:00 p.m., Englewood Campus,
6201 S. Stewart, Contact Edward Briscoe,
312-276-0259 Ext. 106 or ebriscoe@urbanprep.org
ALPhA PhI ALPhA fRATeRNITY Hosts
high school males’ leadership program, Saturday,
December 1, 11:00 a.m., South Suburban
College, 15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL,
Call Steve Ingram, 708-925-1427
BeAcoN of JoY SeVeNTh-DAY
ADVeNTIST chuRch Women’s Ministry
presents youth, ages 6-18, Showcase Talent
Night, Looking for Christian poets, dancers,
musicians, vocalists, Saturday, December 15,
4:30 p.m., 101 W. 108
th
St., Registration
deadline December 3, Call Shirley Adams,
312-914-3732 AND…Sisters Lifting Sisters in
the Spirit Retreat 2008, May 2–4, 2008, Contact
Shirley Adams, 312-914-3732 or msmadams@
sbcglobal.net
cheSTeRfIeLD commuNITY
couNcIL Hosts Commissioner Larry
Rogers, Jr. and representatives from the offce
of the Board of Review, regarding property tax
assessments appeals, Tuesday, November 27,
6:00 p.m., Tuley Park Fieldhouse, 90
th
and King Dr.,
Bring your tax bill, Contact 773-651-3958 or
www.chesterfeldcommunitycouncil.org
chIcAgo STATe uNIVeRSITY
commuNITY coNceRT BAND directed
by Professor Roxanne Stephenson, in concert,
Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m., Chicago
State University, Douglas Library Building,
Auditorium, 9501 S. King Dr.
heArT Of The COMMUNiTY
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heArT Of The
COMMUNiTY
iNfOrMATiON &
ANNOUNCeMeNTs
9
Th
ANNuAL mLK hISToRIcALLY
BLAcK coLLege fAIR Friday, January 18,
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 19,
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Navy Pier, Festival Hall A,
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Workshop and
fnancial aid sessions for students and parents,
Information and bus registration, Contact
Elena M. Thomas, 773-298-1590 or
www.thec4success.org
AfRIcA mINISTRY seeks congregational
support in collecting slightly used and new
books suitable for developing libraries, in
support of the Ethiopia Reads project, Books
may be dropped off daily, in the Atrium, Today,
November 25 through December 14, Contact
Deacon Carol Edwards, Caroledwards5816@
sbcglobal.net
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, Call Etta McGregor Jones,
773-298-2110
cARIBBeAN coNNecTIoN meeting,
Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m., Room 116,
Information, Call Henry Williams,
847-675-2456
WINDY cITY SeALS YouTh gRouP,
INc. Offers youth, ages 12–18, scuba diving,
water safety, aquatic skills training, stimulating
interest and knowledge in diving for recreation
and career opportunities, pool activities every
4
th
Saturday, Chicago State University, 9501 S.
King Dr., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Call David,
312-607-0920
YOU BELONG TO ME a play paralleling the
Judges 19 biblical story and the disturbing spike
in domestic homicides, discussing the place of
justice in our deliberations and actions, Saturday,
December 1, 4:00 p.m., Greater Walters AME
Zion Church, 8422 S. Damen, Call Sheena,
708-646-6735
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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 x233 or x232
SINgLeS commuNITY JINgLe
mINgLe Saturday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. –
1:00 a.m., Charles A. Hayes Family Investment
Center, 4859 S. Wabash, Tickets, Atrium,
following worship services and Tuesday evenings,
Call Pat Boseman, 773-726-4127 or Lynda
Forte, 773-742-2170
TRINITY AmANI hoSPIce cARe TeAm
WITh VITAS (TAV) provides full hospice
service, a special concept of care designed to
provide comfort and support to patients and
families when a life-limiting illness no longer
responds to cure-oriented treatments, Call Etta
McGregor Jones, 773-298-2110
TRINITY ucc AND SAfeR fouNDATIoN
sponsoring Prisoners Re-Entry Program,
aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old
and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no crimes
against women or children AND…Prisoners
Re-Entry Program mentors needed, Must be
available to meet with mentees 2– 6 hours per
month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have
been crimes against women or children, must
be 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.-12:00 p.m. and
2
nd
Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 p.m., VillageCenter,
Call Rev. Reginald Williams, 773-962-5650
x 428
WhAT WouLD You Do To SAVe A
LIfe? Are you willing to share some of your
time, advice, and friendship with a child? Trinity
Lifesavers is a new mentoring program that
matches adults with children with incarcerated
parents, look for the program brochure in the
Habari Gani rack in the Atrium, Contact Daryle
Brown 847-922-3361 or daryleq@yahoo.com
iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
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Adams, Deacon Lorraine
Adams, Eddie
Adams-Carter, Cynthia
Adams-Childs, Vernita
Akbar, Dr. Náim
Akuetteh, Mona
Allen, Baby Jeremy Stephon
Ambrister, Eugene
Anderson, Rev. Danita
Anderson-Brown, Pierre
Askew, Jeremiah
Austin, Oliver & Charliestene
Avent, Carolyn
Baker-Brown, Bridgette
Banks, Rev. Ronald & Marnie
Barnett, James
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood
Barrigher, Jeffrey
Baskin, Delores
Bates, Lisa
Bates, Jr., Freddie L.
Bell, Calvin
Bell, Clarence
Benson, Marjorie
The Bentley Family
Berry-Hampton, Jaron
Bertha, Deacon Helen
Beverly, James
Beyah, Wanda
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
Bowen, Markeyta
Bowers, Jeffrey
Brackett, Michael & Ascylyn
Bramlet & Thomas Families
Branch, Esther
Bratton, Marjorie
Breaux, Freddie & Nannie
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn
Briscoe, Charles
Broadnax, Angela
Brooks, Myrtle
Brown, Akiba
Brown, Arthur
Brown, Brandy
Brown, Dr. Harriett
Brown, Hysson
Brown, LaKhon
Brown, Lizzie
Brown, Terrance
Burrell, Kimberly
Burrell, Sarah
Burrell, William & Sarah
Butler, James
Butler, Jerel
Butler, Margretta
Butler, Navie
Butts, Larvette
Campbell, Deacon Patrice
Campbell, Deborah L.
Campbell, Keisha
Carter, Herman
Carter, Quinn
Castillo, Ana
Caston, Aletha & Alfred
Caston, Alfred Benjamin
Cephas, Grace
Chaplin, Kaila
Chapman, Malachi
Chappell, Richard
Chavis, Annette
Clark, Norman & Ruby
Collins, Deacon Yvonne
Collins, Gloria
Collins, Lildred Jean
Collins, Maishia
Collins, Shawn
Conrad, Carolyn
Cooksey, Kristena & Krista
Cooper, Faith
Cooper, Minnie
Cooper, Vashti
Corbett, Joycelyn
Cosby, Cynthia
Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa
Coutee, Nastarcia
Craig, Rhonda
Crenshaw, Darrell
Crenshaw, La Tonia
Crider, Rev. Tyrone
Crisler, King
Cruse, Paul
Curry, Stephanie
Dabner, Pat
The Dade Family
Daniels, Carbena
Daniels, Celeste
Daniels, Sammie Lee
David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray”
Davis, Archie
Davis, Edrena
Davis, Green Lee
Davis, Marie
Davis, S.A.
Davis, Velma
Dell, Rev. Nathan
Denson, Louise
DePriest-Hand, Sr., Oscar
Donalek, Peter
Dorham, Barbara
Dorn, Louise
Dorsey, Charlene
Dorsey, Sam
Dozier-Lowe, Bernice
Dunlap, Phillip
Dunn, Romnica
Durant, Rachel
Durham, Eric & Erika
Eason, Margarette
Eberhart, Ivan
Edwards, Jr., Eugene
Elmore, Anita
Elmore, Leticia
Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis
Eskridge, Sonny
Evans, Kermeto
Fairchild, Inez
Fairchild, Tom & Josie
Farrakhan, Minister Louis
Faulkner, Bernice
Flagg, Estell
Fletcher, Julia
Flowers, Jr., Charlie
Flucker, Trina
Fluker, Antonia
Ford, Elizabeth
Ford, John
Ford, Lula
Ford, Myrtle
Ford, Nola
Fortson, Mary
Franklin, Mark
Franklyn, Resha
Fryson, Chris
Funches, Baby Keari
Gage-Wilson, Jozanne
Gandy, Donna
Gardner, Elizabeth
Garrett, Stephanie
Gibson, Donald & Donna
Gill, Charlotte
Gill, Deacon Eldridge
Gill, Juanita
Gill, Mariah
Gipson, Donald
Givens, Charmaine & Family
Gonalek, Peter & Kate
Gosha, Tammy
Graham, Elder Lucille
Graham, Robert
Grant, Lynn
Grey, Elsie
Griffn, Carrie
Griffn, Icheka
Grisby, Reginald
Guerin, Norma
Guerin, Jr., Jerome C.
Guerin, Sr., Jerome C.
Gwynn, Arthur
Hammond-Miller, Deacon
Donna
Hannah, Hubert
Harding, Christine
Hardirct, Virginia
Hardy, Glodine
Harper, Jerry
Harrell, Rev. Joan
Harrell, Simon
Harris, Deacon Mosea
Harris, Macbeth
Hawkins, Beverly
Hawkins, Jasmine
Hayden, Jr., Herbert
Haynes, Vera
Heard, Phyllis
Heavens, George
Henderson, Gregory
Henley, Candace
Hickman, Nellie
Higgins, Annola
Holliday, Glenola
Holloman, LaSonja & Tracy
Holmes, Louise
Hooker, Timothy
Houston, Cozetta
Houston, Meegan
Howell, Betty
Howell, Jerome
Hudson, Irean
Hunter, Nell
Hurley, William
Ingersoll, Bob & Zell
Ingram, Julia
Ingram, Junius
Jackson, Betty Jo
Jackson, Bruce
Jackson, Eleanor
Jackson, Henry & Elizabeth
Jackson, Kenya
Jackson, LaToya
Jackson, Lizzie
Jackson, Queen
Jackson, Yvette
Jacobs, Isom
James, Renee
Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Jenkins, Georgette
prAYer lisT
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Jenkins, Lennie
Johnson, Dr. James
Johnson, Edna
Johnson, Kay
Johnson, Martin
Johnson, Percy
Johnson, Riley
Johnson, Robert
Jones, Bernadine
Jones, Catherine
Jones, Charles & Edith
Jones, Donald & Jerrius
Jones, George
Jones, Gloria
Jones, Mary
Jones, Pierre
Keithley, Sr., Bartell
Kelly, Billie
Kenner, Lillian
King, Anthony
Kitching, Shirley
Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Larramore, James
Latham, Odean
Lee, China
Lee, Jimmy
Lee, Tina
Lehmann, Auguestine
Lemon, Jackqudene
Lemon, Marquitta
Lenox, Mary F.
Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Livingston, Arturius
Livingston, Rev. Tyrone
Lloyd, Corean & Devonia
Lloyd, Robert & Cleo
Lloyd & Family, Frankie
Lockett, Steve & Brenda
Lockett, Thetis
London, Millie
Long, Deacon Rosemary
Love, Margaret
Luckett, Sr., Frederick
Lyle, Paul
Lyles, Johnise
Family of Steven Lyons
Maclin, Audrey
Mae, Viola
Majaliwa, Musa
Mangum, Anita
Manney, Eric
Martin, Darren
Martin, Loretta
Mason-Matthews, Karen
May, Larry R.
May, Romao
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma
McCoy, Beverly
McCree, Jarad
McCullough, Jacqueline
McDade, Darlene
McFadden, Franklin &
Deborah & Family
McGowan, Milton & Theresa
McIntosh, Emily
McKinney, Marian
McKinney, Takiesha
McKinnon, Cora
McKissic, Siobahan & Deborah
McKissick, Estell
McLaughlin, Erin
McQueen-Williams, LaVada
Melton, Alzenia
Miles, Beatrice
Miller, Deacon Beatrice
Miller, John
Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie
Mischeaux, Raydian
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon
Sharon
Monegan, Jerome
Moody, Cynthia
Moore, Carla
Moore, Clarence
Moore, John C.
Moore, Marilyn
Moore, Vonda
Moore, Lloyd & Family
Moss, Ernest
Moss, Mildred
Moss, Jr., Rev. Dr. Otis
Muhammond, Nia
Murff, Margaret
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan
Nathan, Latroy
Norris, Carolyn
Nurse, Emma & Beverly
O’Neal, Baby Tyler
Only, Sherry
Owens, Juanita
Owens, Mozetta
Ozmond, Sebastian
Payton, Jackie
Peavy, Irene
Peavy, Walter
Pepper, Evelyn
Pepper, Robert
Perry, Toya
Peterson, Yvonne
Phillips, Baby Amali
Pilcher, Del Rita
Pitts, Bernice
Plummer, Jr., Morris
Polk, Adrian
Poole, Tammy
Poole, William
Pope, Dakita
Pope, Gladys
Porter, Anita
Porter, Jacqueline
Porter, Stacey
Porter-Stanley, Leslie
Priest, Mary
Pruett, James & Loretta
Putman, Delores
Reed, Emma
Reese, Gloria
Reneau, Peggy
Retess, Lucinda
Rhyal, Stephen
Rhymes, Clifford
Rhymes, Juanita
Rice, Gladys
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
Rodriguez, Kevin
Roebuck, Evelyn
Rogers, Alfred
Rollins, Alice
Rucker, Clarence
Ruff, Carolyn
Rushing, LaBarain
Rushing, Melner
Rushing, Michelle
Russell, Cora
Russell, Tamon
Ruth, James
Rutherford, Angela
Sampson, Mary
Samuel, Jordan
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
Short, Wendy
Simmons, LaVerne
Sims, Constance
Singleton, Ed
Singleton, Lloyd
Siwatu, Akiaha
Smith, Annie
Smith, Carmencita
Smith, Derrick Lee
Smith, Jeffrey
Smith, Jonathan & Delores
Smith, Louis & Virginia
Smith, Robert
Snell, Joanna
Spann, Theresa
Statzer, Maxine
Stephens, Blanche
Steven Lyons, Family of
Steward, Anna
Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita
Stewart, Gloria
Stewart, Irma
The Story Family
Strong, Albert
Summerville, Lula
Summerville-Moore, Tamika
Sykes, Rev. Michael
Tassone, Baby Carina
Taylor, Charlyne
Taylor, Jeffrey & Jorene
Taylor, Lawrence
Taylor, Patricia
Taylor-Tukes, Deacon Angela
Tellis, Demetrius
Tellis, Jr., Alfred
Tellis, Sr., Alfred
Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn
Terry, John
Terry, Keith
Terry, Pamela
Terry, Sandra
Teverbaugh, Olivia
Thomas, Anita
Thomas, Brenita
Thomas, Drew & Valda
Thomas, Edward & LaVerne
Thomas, Felicia
Thomas, Gloria D.
Thomas, Lisa
Thomas, London
Thomas, Rosetta
Thomas, Sondra
Thomas, Jr., Lewis
Thompson, SeMaj
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bereAved
THE FAMILY OF: PLEASE SEND CARDS TO: ADDRESS:
Mr. Clinton Anderson Deacon Hurdle Anderson & Family 3322 Heather Drive, Markham, IL 60488
Mr. Henry Bumpers Mrs. Elizabeth Bumpers & Family 8637 S. Aberdeen Street (20)
Mr. Johnny Calloway Mrs. Catherine Dunn & Family 8736 S. Justine (20)
Ms. Sherry Cooper Deacon John Green & Family 5531 W. Adams Street (44)
Mr. Charles Epps Ms. Tressa Epps & Family 932 University Ave., Matteson, IL 60443
Evangelist Shirley Johnson Deacon Brenda Summerville & Family 320 W. Illinois, #610 (10)
Mr. Robert H. Mason Deacon Carla Banks & Family 8201 S. California (52)
Mrs. Evelyn E. Sanders Mrs. Patrice Elliott-Mace & Family 20213 S. Andrews Dr.,
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Mr. Armstead “Bo” Stewart Ms. Brenda Tillman & Family 7547 S. Wood Street (20)

Thompson-Johnson, Katie
Tillman, D’Nisesha
Timberlake, Deacon Joyce
Torrey-Parker, L. Julie
Towner, Marleta
Tregre, Deacon Evelyn
Trotter, Shirley
Tucker, Anjala
Tucker, Geraldine
Tunstall, Jay
Tutt, Beatrice
Tyler, Deacon Lazane
Tyler, Demetri
Tyler, Robert
Tyler, Shelton
Vilo, Douglas
Wade, Patricia
Wade, Thurlene
Waiters, Melvin & Edeana
Walker, David & Irma
Walker, Honoria
Walker, Sharon & John
Walker, Thelma
Wallace, Cecilia
Wallace, Peter
Wallace, Rose
Ward, Alphonso
Warmack, Charlene
The Warne Family
Warner, Anese
Washington, Emma
Washington-Steward, Elois
Watson, Deacon Joe Ann
Watson, Doris
Watson, Janet
Way, Lucy B.
West, Andrea
White, Andrew & Rebecca
White, Eurah
White, Juanita R.
White, Rachelle
White, Walter & Loretta
White, Jr., Royal
White, Sr., Joseph
White, Sr., Royal
Whitfeld, Julius
Wilkins, Essie
Williams, Brandi
Williams, Deacon Mattie
Williams, Khatira
Williams, Lillie
Williams, Nettie B.
Williams, Patnice & Leon
Williams, Pauline
Williams, Tracie
Williams, Willie Ruth
Williams, Willy Ann
Williams-Clark, Glenda
Willis, Pamela
Willis, Stanley
Wilson, Barbara & Dardina
Witherspoon-Water, Yolanda
Woods, Sam
Woods, Tanja
Woodson, Janice
Woolridge, John and Orine
Wooten, Ernest
Wooten, John
Wordlaw, Jean
Wordlaw, Kenya
Wordlaw, Ted
Wright, Deacon E. Janet
Wright, Deacon Jeri
Wright, Loretta
Wright, Rev. Ramah
Wright, William
Wright-Miller, Mildred
Yates, Al
Young, Thelma
prAYer lisT
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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)
ELZIE, Deacon Evelyn
Renaissance Nursing Center
2940 W. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Room 207, Bed 1
773-434-8787
EVANS, Edward
Pavilion of Forest Park
8200 W. Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130
Room 432, Bed 1
(708) 488-9850
FORD, John
Manor Care Nursing Home
2145 E. 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
Room 322
708-895-3255
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
hOspiTAliZed
Minnie Cooper
MacNeal Hospital
3249 S. Oak Park Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
708-783-9100
Dorothy Gaines
St. Margaret Mercy Hospital
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
219-932-2300
Cynthia Howard
University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
Betty Jo Jackson
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
Shirley Mitchell
Bernard Mitchell Hospital
5841 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1000
Mary Love
Trinity Hospital
2320 E. 93rd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 967-2000
Theresa Robinson
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington
Naperville, IL 60566
(630) 355-0450
(Pastoral Calls & Visits Only)
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HUGHES, Charlene
Glenwood Nursing Home
19330 S. Cottage Grove
Glenwood, IL 60660
Room C19, Bed 2
708-758-6200
JEFFERSON, Lorrine
Manor Care Health Care Services
6300 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Room 30, Bed 1
708-599-8800
JONES, Lula
Brentwood Healthcare Center
5400 W. 87th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
Room 609, Bed 1
708-423-1200
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
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
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
PETERSON, Freeman
Brentwood Healthcare Center
5400 W. 87th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
Room 116
708-423-1200
PUGH-LIGHTFOOT, Eric
Glenwood Nursing Home
19300 S. Cottage Grove
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
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
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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MeMbers AT hOMe
ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita 1621 E. 68th Street, #1A (49) 773-363-8625
Saturday Visits Only
ANDERSON, Diana 8521 S. Wolcott Ave. (20) 773-881-1419
BASKIN, William 1510 Brookfeld Dr., Plainfeld, IL 60544 815-254-1106
BREAUX, Freddie 4920 Tennessee Street, Gary, IN 46409 219-980-2650
BROOKS, Arzulia 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. (28) 773-224-7581
Sunday Visits Only
BURKS, Willa A. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 60430 708-799-3581
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
CLAY, Nancy 5948 W. Midway Park (44) 773-287-9194
COSBY, Cynthia 616 E. 93rd Street (19) 773-874-4710
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
DUNLAP, Phillip 14515 S. Manistee, Burnham, IL 60633 708-214-2517
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
GUEST, Delores 4927 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (15) 773-548-8124
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, Bruce & Yvette 10741 S. Morgan St. (43) 773-995-5912
JENKINS, Deacon Herschel 7615 S. Paxton (49) 773-734-7583
KAISER, Alice 7527 S. Merrill Ave. (49) 773-499-8943
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
MILLER, Karen 102 Iliad, Tinley Park, IL 60477 708-444-1649
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
POTTER, Mable 12258 S. Perry Avenue (28) 773-785-5908
QUINN, Anna 7022 S. Shore Drive, Apt. #715 (49) 773-684-8831
RICE, Sylvester 8011 S. Justine St. (20) 773-651-8534
RUFF, Carolyn 6325 N. Sheridan, Apt. 1007 (60) 773-262-3162
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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MeMbers AT hOMe
SIMPSON, Wanda 10530 S. Eggleston Ave. (28) 773-928-7001
SMITH, Betty 4152 W. Gatling Blvd., Apt. 313,
Country Club Hills, IL 60478 708-794-2059
SMITH, Carmencita 2142 Tanglewood Pl., Apt. #2B,
Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-0328
SPENCER, Nathaniel 1006 E. 80th Street (19) 773-877-7882
STEPHNEY, Jessie 16964 Shey Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-335-2608
TAYLOR, Patricia 10017 S. St. Lawrence Ave. (28) 773-821-6711
WHITMAN, Alice 8358 S. Aberdeen Street (20) 773-994-1459
WILLIAMS, Lillie 178 E. 155th, Apt. 423, Harvey, IL 60426 708-333-1146
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)
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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
COMMUNION VISITS ONLY
BENN, Vester 9035 S. Luella Ave. (17) 773-374-8914
BONNER, Gloria 3120 S. Indiana Ave. (16) 312-567-9072
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 401 E. Bowen, Apt. 602 (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
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prAYer CONCerNs
Order Of WOrship Order Of WOrship
serviCe ANd sUppOrT grOUps
AKIBA SALES
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MON – FRI
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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Mailbox 830
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
MINISTRY
24-Hour Answering Service
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Sundays & Mondays
CLOSED
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Answering Service
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TUES & THURS:
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SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m.
SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Services
DIABETES
SUPPORT GROUP
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
MINISTRY
CONFIDENTIAL
HELPLINE
773-962-5650
Mailbox 811
DRUG & ALCOHOL
RECOVERY MINISTRY
Tough Love
773-962-5650, Ext. 808
Free “N” One
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FAMILY CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP
Tommie Jean Ryhal
773-375-6981
Eleanor Anderson
773-881-1419
FINANCIAL COUNSELING
CONSORTIUM
773-962-5650, Ext. 819
HEALTH & WELLNESS
MINISTRY COMMUNITY
MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT GROUP
773-978-0725 or
773-734-4033, Ext. 111
HIV/AIDS
SUPPORT MINISTRY
312-409-AIDS (2437)
HOUSING MINISTRY
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KUJICHAGULIA
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
MON – THUR
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.
.,..
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)