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Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.)..........................................................2 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) ...........................................................3 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Pass Me Not”) .....................................................................4 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Is There Anybody Here?”)................................................4 Sermon Notes.......................................................................................................................5 Pastor’s Page ........................................................................................................................6 To Do Justice .....................................................................................................................11 Calendar .............................................................................................................................12 Stewardship ........................................................................................................................14 Pastor’s Pupils....................................................................................................................15 Vacation Bible School/Singles Conference.......................................................................16 The Akiba...........................................................................................................................17 Trumpet Subscription.........................................................................................................18 Heart of the Community ....................................................................................................19 Information & Announcements .........................................................................................20 Prayers Only.......................................................................................................................22 Bereaved.............................................................................................................................25 Hospitalized .......................................................................................................................25 Extended Care ....................................................................................................................26 Members At Home.............................................................................................................28 Prayer Concerns .................................................................................................................31 Service and Support Groups ..............................................................................................33

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Choral Introit.......................................................................................................................“All People Of God” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ..........................................................................................“While I Run This Race” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.).............................................................................“Father, We're Calling On You” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.)....................................................................................................“Oh, Give Thanks” Call To Worship The Lord’s Prayer Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.) ..........................................................................................................“Pass Me Not” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.) .....................................................................................“Is There Anybody Here?” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.)........................................................................................Genesis 18:9-19 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) .............................................................................. Mark 5:21-24/35-36 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ......................................................................................... Luke 15:11-20 (NRSV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.)...............................................................................“You Brought The Sunshine” Parish Concerns Baby Dedication Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Scholarship Offering (Deacons) Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................ “Bless The Lord, O My Soul!” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .............................................................................................................“He's Not Dead!” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................“What God Expects From Fathers” (Genesis 19:19) Sermon (11:00 a.m.) .........................................................................“Daddies and Daughters!” (Mark 5:22-23) Sermon (6:00 p.m.)..................................................................................“When A Father Loves” (Luke 15:20) Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................................................“Thank You, Lord” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ...............................................................................“I Need Thee Every Hour” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.)...................................................................................“I Really Love The Lord” Benediction .....................................................................................................................“Go Ye Now In Peace” [Once the Sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor Sanctuary]

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unison scripture
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9 They said to him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" And he said, "There, in the tent." 10 Then one said, "I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?" 13 The LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, and say, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?' 14 Is anything too wonderful for the LORD? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son." 15 But Sarah denied, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. He said, "Oh yes, you did laugh." 16 Then the men set out from there, and they looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to set them on their way. 17 The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18 seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 No, for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice; so that the LORD may bring about for Abraham what he has promised him." -------------------------------------11:00 a.m.

GENESIS 18:9-19 (NRSV)

the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live." 24 So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader's house to say, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?" 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe." -------------------------------------6:00 p.m.

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, "My little daughter is at
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MARK 5:21-24/35-36 (NRSV)

11 Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.' So he divided his property between them. 13 A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. 14 When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. 16 He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. 17 But when he came to himself he said, 'How many of my father's hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands."' 20 So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.

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HYMN OF PRAISE
7:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

PASS ME NOT
VERSE I Pass me not, O gentle Savior, Hear my humble cry, While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by. CHORUS Savior, Savior, Hear my humble cry; While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by. VERSE II Let me at a throne of mercy Find a sweet relief; Kneeling there in deep contrition, Help my unbelief. (Repeat Chorus) VERSE III Trusting only in Thy merit, Would I seek Thy face; Heal my wounded, broken spirit, Save me by Thy grace. (Repeat Chorus) VERSE IV Thou the Spring of all my comfort, More than life to me, Whom have I on earth beside Thee? Whom in heav’n but Thee? (Repeat Chorus)

IS THERE ANYBODY HERE?
CHORUS Is there anybody here who loves my Jesus? Anybody here who loves the Lord? I want to know if you love my Jesus; I want to know if you love the Lord? VERSE I Happy day, oh, happy day. I want to know if you love the Lord. When Jesus washed my sins away. I want to know if you love the Lord. (Repeat Chorus) VERSE II He taught me how to watch and pray. I want to know if you love the Lord. And live rejoicing ev’ry day. I want to know if you love the Lord. (Repeat Chorus) VERSE III I went to the valley but I didn’t go to stay. I want to know if you love the Lord. My soul got happy and I stayed all day. I want to know if you love the Lord. (Repeat Chorus)

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THE TRUTH ABOUT STEM CELL RESEARCH
In late May, the House of Representatives voted 238-194 in bipartisan support of a bill that would revoke restrictions placed on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research by President Bush in 2001. A companion bill, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S. 471), was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). President Bush has vowed to veto the bill. As usual, President Bush's advisors have misled him and he just doesn't "get it." Supporters of the legislation argue that the bill would demonstrate respect for life and the alleviation of human pain by allowing federally-funded research that holds hope for millions suffering from Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, Parkinson's disease, diabetes and other illnesses. The bill would allow funding of research on embryos that were created for infertility treatments and will be discarded after treatment is discontinued. Some religious critics of embryonic stem cell research, including the Family Research Council, are tying their opposition to the legislation to their anti-choice perspective. However, the legislation has the support of key leaders who have expressed opposition to abortion, including Senators Harry Reid (DNV), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Gordon Smith (R-OR). Let's be clear on what is at stake! The President spent some valuable time trying to confuse the issue as he talked against the Senate Bill saying that he supported a "culture of life!" Foolish Americans listened to him and failed to connect the dots! He supports a culture of life while sending 1700 American
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boys and girls to their death on a pack of lies. The President said, "The use of federal dollars to destroy life is something I do not support." The truth, however, is just the opposite. In Baghdad, federal dollars are being used to destroy life in an incredible manner! This same President decided to wage an "elective war" against a country that presented no threat to us whatsover. The Downing Street Memos are now showing that the "culture of life" President "cooked the books" to make the case for his illegal war; and he calls himself supporting a "culture of life?" Does anybody besides me and Molly Ivins see anything wrong with this picture? In 2001, the United Church of Christ General Synod adopted a statement in support of federally-funded embryonic stem cell research within National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines. This statement helps UCC members examine the issue from a theological perspective. To send a fax or e-mail message to your senators in support of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, click http://www.ucctakeaction.org/ctt.asp?u=21491 92&l=96373

WITNESS FOR JUSTICE
HELPING THE LEAST OF THESE: CANCEL AFRICA'S DEBT AND SHARE THE WEALTH
By Bernice Powell Jackson If you were only to read most of the newspaper headlines, you'd think that the U.S. government is being quite generous to the
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world's poorest continent, Africa, but it just ain't so. In fact, we're being awfully stingy and while President Bush is trying to put a happy face on his meetings with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mr. Blair must be pretty disappointed at how little he is coming away with for Africa. The truth is that thirty-four of the world's 48 poorest nations are in Africa, which is also facing a rampant AIDS epidemic, where thousands die every day. Moreover, a number of African nations are still recovering from civil wars and/or enormous national debts, many of which were incurred by unscrupulous dictators and illegitimate governments who never used the funds for the hospitals and schools for which they were intended. The truth is that Africa is a continent whose natural resources of gold, diamonds, oil, chromium and other much-needed minerals have been ravaged by much of the rest of the world. Moreover, tens of millions of its most precious resource - human beings - died or were stolen in the African slave trade a century ago. I remember being on a World Council of Churches panel in 1998 in Zimbabwe, where an African leader reminded us that when you count the billions of dollars lost to Africa through these ways, "we don't owe Europe and America anything. You still owe us, " he said. The truth is that for many of the poorest nations, paying back these huge national debts is not only burdensome, it is impossible. For most, they will never be able to pay off the principle, while the interest costs continue to mount. But many of these nations are forced to make these interest payments, which means that they cannot put funds into health care and education, which are critical to their national survival. Even the new World Bank President,
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Paul Wolfowitz, has said that a case can be made for more funds going to development in Africa. President Bush, however, doesn't seem to agree with his protege, Mr. Wolfowitz. In his meetings with Prime Minister Blair, President Bush has expressed an openness to canceling debts, but he has refused to increase substantially U.S. foreign aid to Africa. Instead, he has agreed to use $674 million already allocated by Congress for emergency famine relief to a few African countries. The extra $25 billion a year for Africa, sought by Mr. Blair, are not budgeted President Bush replied. Nevermind that almost the entire $220 billion allocated for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been unbudgeted by this same administration. Many Americans believe that we spend about 25 percent of our federal budget on foreign aid to poor nations when we actually spend about 1 percent. Many Americans believe the headlines when our government agrees to fund programs like the $15 million announced for AIDS in Africa. The reality is that little of that money has been sent. Similarly, three years ago the U.S. signed onto the United Nation's Millennium Project. In it, the world's riches nations agreed to increase their aid to .7 percent by 2015 to the poorest nations. Two weeks ago the European Union agreed to double their aid by 2015. But, it seems that President Bush has told Mr. Blair that we won't be doing the same. It's the old story of the check is in the mail. In a recent editorial, the New York Times pointed out that .7 percent of the American economy would equal about $80 billion. That's roughly equivalent to the amount the Senate approved for additional military spending in Iraq and a little more than half of the corporate tax cut last year.
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Three hundred million Africans live on less than $1 a day on a continent trapped in $300 billion in foreign debt. If we're serious about fighting the war on terrorism and serious about living out the moral values we're so quick to talk about, then we must not only cancel the debt of Africa's poorest nations, but we must also substantially increase our foreign aid to Africa. You can write or call President Bush and tell him so. You can write or call your Senator. You can ask others to join you - it's up to us, all of us. (Note: For more information, contact Jubilee USA Network at www.jubileeusa.org or Africa Action at www.africaaction.org.) of a Black person's life never quite equals that of someone who is white. In the article, Tom Morris, Jr. indicated that news directors identify more closely with white women so white women always get more media coverage. It made our member remember one powerful line of dialogue from the movie "A Time To Kill" with Samuel L. Jackson. In that movie Samuel L. Jackson's ten-year-old daughter was brutally and savagely raped and beaten by two white men on the way home from the store in a small southern town in the 1960s. Samuel L. Jackson shot and killed both of them and was on trial for murder. In his summation, his attorney, a young idealistic lawyer played by Matthew McConaughey, asked the jurors to close their eyes and he began to tell the story of the vicious rape and loss of innocence of a ten-year-old Black girl. His powerful and poignant last sentence was, "Now imagine that the girl was white." In this unjust world in which we live where race and color are the yardstick to determine your worth as a human, our member shared with me the names of the beautiful Black women who went missing and the world was never told. I share them with you on this Father's Day as a father of four daughters. Perhaps you can remember them and their families in your prayers this week. Also, as you pray for them and the Holloway family, please pray for all the other families who have loved ones who are missing. The age listed is the age they were when they went missing. DAPHNE PHILISIA JONES - Age 22 Missing since January 3, 1999 New Orleans, Louisiana LATOYA NATASHA THOMAS - Age 25
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A FATHER'S DAY PLEA
One of our members recently sent me an article from an online magazine, Diversity.Com, and the article was about Natalee Holloway and other white women and how they are always portrayed as the "damsel in distress." There is always tremendous media coverage about white women who are missing and it made the member wonder if Black women ever suffer the same fate. Our member said they didn't think too much of the article (same old, same old) until they read an article last week in the July 2005 issue of Essence Magazine called "Missing." In the article, there is recounted the stories of seven Black women who are missing...but with nary a peep from the media, and our member was reminded, yet again, about the disparities in this world in which we live where the value
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Missing since September 30, 2000 Hayward, California TYESHA PATRICE BELL - Age 22 Missing since May 2003 Aurora, Illinois MARCIE CRANE - Age 28 Missing since October 2003 Marietta, Georgia KIREASHA PAM LINKHORNE - Age 19 Missing since October 2003 Camden, New Jersey SHIRLEY GEANES - Age 40 Missing since September 2004 Richardson, Texas DYMASHAL LASHON CULLINS - Age 32 Missing since August, 2003 Atlanta, Georgia African Americans really do care about what happens in the budgeting process, the Congress not only did not cut out the GEAR Program and the TRIO Programs; they requested an additional $300 million dollars for those two programs which help African Americans even out the playing field in the area of education in these “yet-to-be United” States of America. I put an article on the Pastor's Page last week and when I stood up to offer my pastoral emphasis on “The Day of the African Child” (June 12th) I said to you, “We won!” I am putting this note in today’s bulletin to say to you that We won again! Monique Mitchell had a gross and egregious injustice perpetuated upon her by one of the judges here in the city of Chicago. On the first Sunday in June I asked for your help. I asked for you to support Monique and to show up in court on Monday, June 13th, to make sure that the “Clarence Thomas judge” in our city understood clearly that we were not going to stand by idly and let another injustice occur to an innocent Black woman. Monique Mitchell is a 21-year-old pregnant college student. She is doing her best to improve her life and “the system” is doing its best to lump her together with other Black and poor students who do not live in the right zip code! I asked you for your help and you helped tremendously. On Monday, June 13th, God stood up and made injustice sit down! You came out in great numbers to the courtroom to support Monique Mitchell and the case was dismissed. Judge R. Eugene Pincham stood up as the legal representative to voice his objections to the callous, cruel, and “colored” way in
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WE WON AGAIN!
Last Sunday I shared my joy with the congregation for your participation in a justice issue. On the first Sunday of the month, you signed over 5,000 letters in support of two federally-funded programs that were about to be cut in the new budget being proposed by the Bush administration. Because of your letters and because of your demonstrating to the Congress that
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which Monique had been treated. Judge R. Eugene Pincham made his appearance in court and made a statement in court while he was on his way to surgery at Mercy Hospital! What a mighty God we serve! Judge Pincham was not alone when it comes to the legal representation that Monique had from Trinity Church. Standing with her in court on this past Monday were attorneys Bill Hooks and from our congregation, attorneys Carl Walker, Bruce Cook, Bervie Powell, Terrance Godboldt, State Senator Kwame Raoul, Steve Stern and Karen Wallace! Bill Hooks, Carl Walker, Bervie Powell and Karen Wallace filed personal appearances on behalf of Monique Mitchell. Bruce Cook filed an appearance on behalf of the Cook County Bar Association! Our lawyers stood up for justice. Our members stood up for justice. You stood up for justice and We won again! I am writing you to say, “Thank you,” and I am writing you to urge you to stay on the battlefield for our Lord! Gratefully yours, Pastor Jeremiah A Wright, Jr. Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. all the years we have investigated the many different issues our families face. This year I am preaching eight different messages on the Family and you can add these eight to your Family Month series for your own personal growth; or you may give them as a gift to someone in your family or someone whom you think would be blessed by the messages. Two of the all-time favorite Family Month sermons across the years have been "The Toughest Sermon I Ever Preached" and "What's Wrong With My Family?" Two of the most controversial and helpful sermons have been "Good News For Homosexuals" and "What's Wrong With This Kid?" Be a blessing in someone's life and share the good news of the Gospel with them this month. My book, Good News!, is a book of Family Month series of sermons from over a decade ago. Pick up the book and the accompanying set of tapes and/or CD’s today. They make a perfect Father's Day gift!

FAMILY MONTH SERIES
For two decades now, June has been family month. You can pick up the Family Month series of tapes from the Akiba today after service and catch up on all the ground we have covered Biblically and sermonically for
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To Do
By Rev. Reginald Williams

Justice
Micah 6:8
Upon second blush, this still sounds like a formidable plan to try to eliminate the vestiges of economic racism and exploitation that have handcuffed the continent for years. However, upon further review, prophetic interrogation must occur to ensure that this seeming attempt at thwarting exploitation isn’t further exploitation. So the questions must be asked: Who benefits? Who will decide what type of education is good enough? Who will decide what is included in anti-corruption measures? Who will decide what health programs should be included? The answers to these questions will probably reveal that the conditions placed upon these African nations will force the nations to mold their operations into a format that supports the further exploitation and White World Supremacy of the G8. While this looks like a deal to relieve some of the debt of a few African nations, it really ensures that some countries will be further indebted to these G8 and others because of the demands that are placed on the countries. ACTION ITEMS: 1. DO NOT SHOP AT WAL-MART OR SAM’S CLUB THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: “Africa has always had what other people wanted, what other people needed, and did not want to pay for.” ~Dr. John H. Clarke

On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which stated that “On the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.” However, news of the freedom of the enslaved did not reach all parts of slaveholding states before January 1, 1863. In fact, the last slaveholding area of the country to hear of the Proclamation was Galveston, TX, on June 19 1865, over two years after the proclamation had gone into effect. Out of this, the African American community marked this day as “Juneteenth,” African American Emancipation Day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While upon first blush, the recent commitment of a group of eight nations called the G8 to lighten the debt burden of the poorest countries in the world may look good, one must look at the conditions attached to the easing of the debt. First of all, each nation must take anti-corruption measures. Secondly, the countries must use the money they save on debt for servicing health, education, or the relief of poverty.
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CALENDAR
HIGHLIGHTS Today, SUN...6/19 Father's Day FRI...6/24 Isuthu Rites-of-Passage Fishing Trip SAT...6/25 Can-Cer-Vive Mother/Daughter Luncheon Justice Ministries “Fresh Start” Introductory Program SUNDAY - 6/19 Trinity Television Broadcast TV One (Check your cable & satellite menu) 7:30 a.m. Worship Service - SA 9:30 a.m. Brunch - FH Bible Study - WC 11:00 a.m. Worship Service - SA 1:30 p.m. Dinner - FH 4:00 p.m. Adult Usher Ministry - SA 6:00 p.m. Worship Service - SA 6:30 a.m. MONDAY - 6/20 400 W. 95th Street Diabetes Support - FH Voice Class - FH Women’s Chorus - SA Leadership Council - A Tangeni Business Meeting - W302 WEDNESDAY - 6/22 400 W. 95th Street 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Prayer & Fasting 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service - WC 5:00 p.m. Kujichagulia - 207 5:45 p.m. Praise Team - SA 6:00 p.m. DIT 2005 Prayer Service Prep - 102 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service - SA THURSDAY - 6/23 400 W. 95th Street Imani Ya Watume - WC Band Rehearsal - SA Voice Class - FH Sanctuary Choir Retreat Committee - BR Sanctuary Choir - SA Emmaus Road - WC Men’s Week Planning - BR TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Memory and Aging Project - E101 Tutoring - E102 Career Development - W307 Adult Usher Leadership Training - W302 FRIDAY - 6/24 400 W. 95th Street Music Theory Class - 202 Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry - 203 High School Teen Girls Only - WC Singles Community Single Parent Family - 116/118 Free In One - 207

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12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY - 6/21 400 W. 95th Street 5:30 a.m. Trinity Television Broadcast TV One (Check your cable & satellite menu) 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal - SA Voice Class - WC Women’s Drill Team - Narthex II Cultural Festival Meeting - BR 6:30 p.m. Black and Christian - FH 7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus - SA Singles Community-Just A Single Moment - A Mental Health Support - 102 TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) 6:00 p.m. Tutoring - E102 6:30 p.m. Logistics Committee - W301
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6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) Tutoring - E102 10:00 a.m. Memory and Aging Project
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4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - E101 Immabasi Training Session - W302 Prison Ministry Healing Event - W301 SATURDAY - 6/25 400 W. 95th Street Food Share - FH/A Church School (Adults) - WC Church School - 118/202 Church School Family Day Festival - A/FH Little Warriors For Christ - WC Healing Ministry - 118/203/207 Prison Ministry Healing Event Follow-Up Meeting - A Walaika Rehearsal - WC Youth Drill Team - Narthex II Black & Christian - FH Singles Community Same Gender Loving Family - 116 In-care Reception - 118 Women’s Drill Team - Narthex II Church School - 207 For Men Only - 118 For Women Only - FH (532 W. 95th Street) Intonjane

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING

June 20th
6:45 p.m. - Refershments 7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

This meeting is MANDATORY for all chairpersons and vice chairpersons of each ministry!
MINISTRIES: PLEASE HOLD YOUR CHAIRPERSON
ACCOUNTABLE FOR ATTENDING THIS MEETING EACH MONTH!

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TUCC Village Center (1947 W. 95th Street) 9:00 a.m. Can-Cer-Vive Mother Daughter Luncheon - W301 10:00 a.m. Tutoring - E102

BLACK & CHRISTIAN (NEW MEMBER CLASSES) (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.) Tues., June 21st & 28th --------------------------Adults (1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), Children 6-12 Years (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) Sat., June 25th & July 2nd
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STEWARDSHIP

A PUMPKIN SEED IS NOT A PUMPKIN
Can you hold a dozen pumpkins in one hand? “Of course not,” you may be thinking. “That's impossible. Pumpkins are too big.” True. Can you hold a dozen pumpkin seeds in one hand? “Sure, but that's different. A pumpkin seed is not a pumpkin.” Also true, but it will grow into a pumpkin if it is planted and given proper care. It's possible to hold what will become an entire pumpkin patch in one hand. Financial offerings to the church are like seeds. A few coins can grow into a can of soup to feed someone who's hungry, or pencils for a student with little money. A bill can grow into a blanket for a family without heat, or a Bible for a new Christian. A check can grow into a building that will house a larger Sunday School classroom to teach more children about Christ, or a recording system to enable shut-ins to hear worship services. The Apostle Paul wrote that “he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” We should remember that we “plant” our “seeds” in the offering basket so that we can help the church do more good works in the future.

The Stewardship Ministry Constance A. King, Editor Stacey Moore, Chairperson

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Pastor’s Pupils
Acasia Anne Gibson Ariella Grace Gibson Alyson C. Godbolt Imani Gwendolyn Graham Kennedy Green Cynthia Gregory Jazmin Hall Herbert Harper Brianna Harris Dejona Hawkins Morgan Hawthorne Cameron Hill Elaine L. Hill Tiffany Hill Nia Holmes Brittany J. House Halona Esther Jackson Kendal Jackson Nabal M. Jefferson Jordan Johnson Nailah Johnson Taylor Simone Johnson Kayla Jones Kia Jones Kamia Jones Barrett Keithley Rena Keithley Whitley King Earle Lawrence Gene Linton, Jr. Krystal Little Robert Little Andre Mace Anthony Mace Tajean Mathis Herdie Matthews Siobhan A. McKissic Racquel McNeil Ronald McNeil Rikida Mitchell Lindsay Moorer Anthony Morris Imani Amirah Muhammad Michael Odom Mikaela Odom Emmanuel Owusu Samuel Owusu Michellai Parks Ariel Parrott Brandon Parrott Noah Perkins Zelatandria Quinn Aaron Reese Melissa Sanders Tiffrany Schofield Nasr Simpkins Tariq Simpkins Dean Stallworth Logan Taylor Darrell Thomas Dominique Thomas Kyla Thomas Vernon Thomas Victoria Thomas Kamaya Thompson Imani Timms Indigoe Timms Gregory Turk Lindsey Turner Jamila Arielle Tyler Joya Laurelle Tyler Jamaul Wade Tosha Wells Troy White Alicia V. Wilson Johari B. Wilson Isaiah Woods Joshua Woods Jamila Wright Tanya R. Wright Jeremiah Wright-Haynes

Lindsey Alexander Doucette M. Alvarez Brenda Aghahowa Stephanie Aghahowa Stephen Aghahowa Khary Armster Ayinke Arnett Mawusi J. Arnett Bria Atkins Kimaria Baker Sydni M. Barclay Elliot Boston Markeyta M. Bowen Porsche Buckner Ahmad Carter Christa Aluse Carter Roberta Carter Rachel Cato-Evans Jasmine Cephas Taylore Cephas Joshua E. Chapman Violet Clemons Brandi A. Coleman Laurel D. Cosby Morgan Ashley Craft Patrick Cobb Kia Dean Courtney M. Denton Crystal Denton Diamond Dixon Melissa El Akinlawon Micah A. Ellis Malik R. Fowler Debra Franklin Aaron Demarcus Gaines
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Teachers’ Training Friday, June 24th 6:30 p.m. • Room 202 Teachers and Classroom Support Needed Vacation Bible School July 25th - July 29th Turner Drew Language Academy Come and be a blessing to our youth and spend time with them at VBS as the youth “Go Global With Jesus”

Go into all the world and preach the good news.

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
ACTS Doctor of Ministry Program Don M. Wardlaw Lectures 2005, speaker Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., July 5-6, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Augustana Chapel, 1100 E. 55th Street, Contact Danna Gobel, dgobel@mccormick.edu AUDITORIUM THEATER hosts “Hands Together, Heart to Art,” a two-week, nonresidence arts camp specifically designed for children ages 7-14 who have lost one or both parents to death, Healing process to employ theatre, music, dance and adults who overcame similar, Call LaShaon Smith, 312-431-2395 CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER “I Need You to Survive,” “Living with HIV/AIDS” seminars, Facilitator Zyra Gordon Smith, APN, CS-FNP, Thursday, June 23, Call 773-233-4100 x2061 AND… National HIV testing day community fest, Saturday, June 25, 12:00-4:00 p.m., 9718 S. Halsted FIRST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Cotillion celebrating the presentation of forty young adult scholars, Friday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Chicago Hilton Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Call 312-355-1680 FREE-N-ONE CHICAGO CHAPTER CONFERENCE “Bridging the Gap – Strengthening Relationships,” free plenary session Thursday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Conference Friday and Saturday, Cost $150.00, Church and group rate $125 for two or more,
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Hotel accommodations not included, Call 800-237-4933, Contact Angela Taylor-Tukes, 773-802-6337 or www.free-n-one.org INTERDEPENDENT LIVING SOLUTIONS CENTER Six-week class for persons interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant, Tuition grants available, day and evening classes, 193 W. Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, Call 708-754-4900 KENWOOD UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST and Rev. Leroy Sanders, Pastor, hosts “Taste of Kenwood,” Saturday, June 25, 1:00-6:00 p.m., Food, fun, health information, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., Call 773-373-2861 KWANZAA SUMMER FESTIVAL featuring old-time gospel jubilee, seniors’ tent w/refreshments, games, prizes entertainment, family picnics and African marketplace, Saturday, July 2, Abbott Park, 95th and State, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Call the Soweto Center, 773-264-1298 MONARCH AWARDS FOUNDATION of Xi Nu Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., “Old School…School’s Out Skate Jam,” June 25, 3:30-6:30 p.m., The Rink, 1122 E. 87th Street, Children 11 years and under must be accompanied by an adult, Contact Danette, 773-315-7995 or twtprls@yahoo.com NELEH ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS and the Lake Meadows Shopping Center “Art
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Renaissance-Rebirth of the Lake Meadows Art Fair,” honoring Chicago’s living art legends, featuring Trinity’s Artists-in-Residence Patrick Thompson, Stephanie Coleman and Cheryl Toles, June 25-26, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11:00-6:00 p.m., 35th Street and King Drive NIA INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS Summer Program for children ages 5 to 12, begins July 5-August 12, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Childcare subsidy accepted, We can help you apply, June 20-July 1, Mention Trinity for half off registration, Call 773-925-6473 NU HARVEST ENSEMBLE will hold open auditions for all voices interested in joining the community gospel ensemble, Call 773-381-5779 OPERATION TINCUP featuring Trinity Ministers-In-Training, Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m, Living Water Baptist Church, 6511 Jefferson Street, Hammond, IN, For preaching assignments contact M. McKinney, 708-6476726 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL AFRICAN/ CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE featuring Ashford and Simpson, Darius Brooks, Third World Mutabaruka, Malik Yusef, Maurice Mahon and Calypso Rose, July 1-4, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Washington Park, 55th Street and Cottage Grove, Call 312-559-1212 or Martin’s InterCulture, 312-427-0266
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INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
APARTMENT RENTALS Do you have affordable apartments or homes to rent that do not exceed $800/month? Contact Leeta Johnson, ljohnson@tucc.org or fax 773-2981151, Listings on Habari Gani rack, Atrium ATHLETES FOR CHRIST calling all softball players ages 18 plus, AFC would like to enter a team in the Christian Softball League at Abbott Park, beginning July 16, We are still in need of participants, Contact Kandias Conda, 773-4955585 or Proathletes@aol.com. CAN-CER-VIVE MINISTRY Mother and Daughter luncheon “Not Without My Daughter,” a special breast and cervical cancer event sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services, Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Trinity Village Center, Call 773-9625650 mailbox 830 to register CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY Small Business/Home-Based Business Fair for companies that grow by adding new distributors/franchises of your products and services, Thursday, July 28, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Call ministry hotline, 773-962-0139 or pick up registration forms after 7:30-11:00 a.m. services in the Atrium COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 2005 Save the date! Saturday, August 6, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Robicheaux Park, 9247 S. Eggleston, Contact Gisele Marcus, 312-415-4444 or
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gmarcus@mba1994.hbs.edu CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2005 Save the date, Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., main parking lot AND…there will be a planning meeting, Tuesday, June 21in the Boardroom EMMAUS ROAD Grief Work Support Group “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda,” Thursday, June 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Wright Chapel FINANCIAL COUNSELING CONSORTIUM Subcommittee of Long Range Planning is available to come to ministry meetings and retreats upon request to address tithing, debt management, managing risk, savings and investments, college planning, retirement life planning, charitable giving and estate planning, To request a speaker call 773-962-5650 x 819 GREETERS MINISTRY If you like meeting people, have an award-winning smile and personality plus, this ministry is for you! Greeters new member orientation Thursday, June 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m., room 207 AND…Greeters Newness of Life Sunday is June 26, Stop by the Atrium after 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. service to say hello JUSTICE MINISTRIES present “Fresh Start,” a program of healing, support and empowerment for ex-offenders, Introductory program June 24, 5:00 p.m., workshops, June 25 and July 2, Registration forms available on Habari Gani rack in the Atrium, Leave
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completed forms in Prison Ministry mailbox, Seating is limited, Call the Prison Ministry hotline, 773-962-5650 x886 MENS FELLOWSHIP/ISUTHU This is the last Sunday to sign up for the annual rites-ofpassage fishing trip to Lacon, Il, June 24-26, Cost $30 includes a free t-shirt, meals, activities, Space is still available, Sign up in the Atrium after each service, Call Michael Jones, 773-962-5650 or Fred Mead 773-5476000 TRINITY UCC AND SAFER FOUNDATION Sponsoring Ready 4 Work, aftercare program for ex-offenders 18-34 years old, not out of prison more than 85 days, 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, must not have been convicted of sex crimes or crimes against women, children, out of prison for at least 2 years, Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-2331492

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PRAYERS ONLY
Allen, Regan Allen, William Amerson, Lelvin G. Anderson, Patricia Andrews, Jovan Arnold, Brandon Atkins, Anthony Austin, Sean Avery, Dorothy Bailey, Mary Baker, Edna Ballenger, Sedrick Banks, Marnie Barnes, Ineather Barrett, Wayne Barrett-Gorden, Mamie Barrigher, Jeffrey Bates, Jr., Freddie Baynes, Ruthie Beacoat, Frieda Bell, Allen Bell, Pamela & Family Bennett, Janvier Bevill, Ruby Mae Bevill, Sr., Joseph & Family Billups, Latimore Black, Oliver Blackman, Darryl Blair, Baby India Blizzard Family Boose, Christopher Bowen, Ethel Bowers, Jeffrey Boyd, Darlene Boynton, Kay Breaux, Coleman Bridges, Pourtrice & Family Bridges, Jr., Matthew Briggs, Donta Briley, Mrs. Louis Broome, James Brown, Barbara Brown, Jermaine L. Brown, Linda Brown, Michael A. Browner, Ariel Brydie, Rochelle Burnett, Earnest Butler, Juanita Caldwell, William Campbell, Chris Campbell, Courtney Campbell, Deborah Campbell, Joyce Campbell, Theresa Cannon, Alvin Carmichael, Jerry Carter, Deacon Carole Carter, Donald Carter, Eula Chaney Family Chapman, Bertha Chapman, Walter Charles, Tyrik & Pamela Charleston, Arthur Clark, Craig Clark, Esther Clark, Patricia Clay, Barbara Clay, Izetta Cochran, Rev. Leona Colbert, Reggie Coleman, Stephanie Coles, Janet Collier, Tabria Collins, Karl Collins, Laverne Cooper, Mary Cosby, Roger Cotton, Gail Cox, Mary & Family Crayton, John Crenshaw Family Crosby, Cynthia Dabney, Baby LaVell Dabney, Cher & Family Dale, Charletta Daniels, Cynthia Daniels, Emmonie Dark, Paul Darke, Jerome Darling, Rosia Davis, Armani Davis, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Brijaie Davis, Jeanine Davis, Louise Davis, Marsha Davis, Patricia Davis, Winona & Byron Delaney, Jr., Herbert Dennis, Coreen Dennis, Thelma Denson, Deacon Patryce & Family Donaldson, Anthony Dorsey, Finis Doty-Thornton, Barbara Jean Driver, Joyce Duke, Annette Dumas Family Ellison, Gregory Eubanks, Roy Eubanks, Twyla Evans, Mother A. Mildred, Everett Antoine Everett, Barbara Fisher, Karen Fontenot, Melanie Foster, Robin Franklin, Linda Galloway, Norman H. Gillie-Timms, Louvenia Gist, Arthur Glover, William Gonder, Joann Goodrich, Zabrian Gordon, Mary Graham , Elder Lucille

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Gray, Deloris Gray, Viola Greed, Deon Green, Lincoln Griffin, Rev. Darrell & Family Gutney, Jesse Guyse, Elois Gwynn, Mother Irma & Arthur Hale, Marjorie Haley, Adonnis Hamilton, Danielle Hamilton, Deacon Edwina Hamilton, Nijell Hammond, Sr., Donald Hardaway-Wheeler, Pamela Harris, Michelle Harris, Roger Harris, Vandy Hatchett, Jessie Hill, Aieko Hill, Chase Hill, Gladys M. Hill, Ione Hill, Jimmie Hollmon, Cindie Holloway, Alfretta Honesty, Laura Hooker, Timothy Hoskins, Bertha Howell, Alexis Hudson, Irean Humphrey, Babette & William Hunter, Cherie Hunter, Darryl Hunter, Deborah Hunter, Kenzie Hunter, Tracey Isaac, Manuel Jackson, Debra Jackson , Queen Jackson , Stephanie Jackson IV, Stf. Sgt. Prince James, Bobbie James, Safya Jamison, Curtis Ocie Jawdat, Anecia Johnson, Dr. Fran Johnson, Hattie Mae Johnson, Lois Johnson, Olester Johnson, Percy Johnson, William “Skip” Jones, Carol Jones, Cecile Jones, James Jones, Rameese Jones, Raymond Jones, Tamika Jones-Cornes, Tawana Jordon, Diane Keesey, Warren & Betty Kelley, Dorothy Ann Kimball, Deacon Elizabeth Kimble, Rosa King, Abdul King, Nicholas Kirkpatrick, Edith Kitching, Cynthia Kizer, Armani Land, Rev. William & Family Lashea Family Lewis, Anita Lewis, Patrice Kim Little, Julius Lloyd, Alexander Lloyd, Cora Lofton, Madardus Love, Ernestine & Family Lusk, Janice Lyles, Johnise Mack, Devon Mack, Ruben Maeins, Camise Magett, Valerie Major, Sr., James Malone, Alvin Mannie, Andre Marsh, LaShawn Marsh, Vickie & Family Martin, Carol Martin, Evan Martin, Heyward Martin, Janet Mason, Claristine Matthews, Vivian Mayo, Lois McClay, Alexis McCoy Family McFadden, Deborah & Family McKinney, Dorothy McKinnon, Pat McMillan, Howard McMillan, Leon McNeil, Stephen McQueen, Dorothy E. Melton, Baby Dawshierra Metlock, Don Diego Michelson, June Miller, Freddie Miller, Ms. Sidney Milliner, Carrie & Tommie Mitchell, Leona Mitchell, Monique Mitchell, Shirley Moran, Ollie Morett, Juanita Moss, Baby Neomia Moten, Marguerite Muse, Virginia Ncgobo, Rev. Thanda Nickerson Family Norris, Deacon Wanda Oakley, Robbie C.

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Owens, Barbara Owens, Latrese Palmer, George U. Parker, Sarah Patterson, Inez Pecina, Ashley Perry, Deacon Dr. Lamorris Phillips, Dorothy Pickens, Charles Platt, Fairee Pope, Deympert Pork, Minister Malachi Poston, William Presley, Willie Price, Buren Priester, Deacon Rosalyn Pugh-Lightfoot, Eric Quinn, Sabrina Ramse, Baby Arion Reed, Alvin Richmond, Patricia & Family Riley, Beverly Roberts, Rev. Howard Robertson, Patricia Robinson, Candie Robinson, Eartha Robinson, Norris Rogers, Monet & Gregory & Family Rolle, S. Rollins, Eddie Roper, Alice Rowell, Nicholas Rucker, Robert Russell, Tamon Rutledge, Charles Ryhal, Tommie Jean Samuels, Blanch Samuels, Stephen Samuels, T.J. Samuels, Tommy Samuels, Wiley Sanders , Norma Jean Sanders , Robert Sanders, Sr., Joseph Scates, Hermine Scott, Anthony Scott, Mildoree Scott, Sheila Sewell, Candice Shadie, Louise Shannon, Vanessa Cosby Shavers, London Shavers, Reba & Family Shavers III, Willie H. Shavers, Sr., Willie H. Shavers-Adams, Elizabeth Shaw, Mayor William Simmons, Laverne Simpson, Helen Smart, Hattie Smith, Carlton Smith, Debra & Family Smith, Frankie Smith, Pamela Y. Smith, Sheree South, Lucretia Sowell, Darlene & Family Spencer, Nate Stephens, Rose Stevenson, Shirley Stewart, Marvin & Family Swann, Vincent Swindell, Warna Sykes-Ellis, Barbara Tanner, Willa Mae Taylor, Debra Taylor, Jade Taylor, Raven Thomas, Dr. Charles Thomas, Kristin Thomas, Mary L. Thomas, Vernice Thomas-Reed, Willa Thornton, Barbara Tibbs, Delran Tilford, Deacon Doris Tollizer, Louis Towner, Marleta Trask, Bobbie Trenoir, Joseph & Carol Triplett, Mother Sadie Usher, Iza Vernardo, Helen Wafer, Rodney Walker, Elizabeth Walker, Hattie Wallace, Sammy Ware, Fred & Irene Washington, Audrey Watkins, Henry Westbrook, Nia Wharff, Agatha Wharff, Nicole White, Brian L. White-Merritt, Rev. Dora Wilks, Elizabeth Williams, Christopher Williams, Deacon Jackie Williams, James Williams, Janna Williamson, Donna Wilson, Dardina Wines, Kina Withers, Mother Ernestine Wright, Dr. Mary H. Wright-Miller, Mildred Young, Barbara Young, Samella

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BEREAVED
THE FAMILY OF: Mrs. Laura Burnett Mr. Robert Hazzard, Sr. Mr. Monroe King Mr. Richard King Mr. Reuben Mack Mrs. Donna Pitts Mr. Herbert Poe Mrs. Onie Mae Adams PLEASE SEND CARDS TO: Mr. James R. Burnett & Family, 2145 E. 93rd St. (17) Mrs. Kelly Gilbert-Hazzard & Family 493 Bloomfield Dr., Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Ms. Pat King & Family, P.O. Box 495947 (49) Mrs. Rhoda Crayton & Family, 8746 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (19) Ms. Linda Rounsaville, 9344 S. Bishop Ave. (20) Mrs. Drucilla Fielder & Family 7450 N. Rogers Ave., Unit #613 (26)

HOSPITALIZED
Regan Allen Christ Hospital 4440 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (PASTORAL VISITS ONLY) Ava Butler Northwestern Memorial Hospital 251 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611 312-926-2000 Theresa Campbell University of Chicago Hospital 5841 S. Maryland Ave.
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Chicago, IL 60637 773-702-1000 Alfred Caston Westside VA Hospital 820 S. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612 312- 569-8387 Gloria Hudson Provident Hospital 500 E. 51st St. Chicago, IL 60615 312-572-2000

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HOSPITALIZED
Janice Jenkins Mercy Hospital 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 312-567-2000 Reginald Johnson St. James Hospital 1423 Chicago Rd. Chicago Heights, IL 60406 708-756-1000 Madardus Lofton University of Chicago Hospital 5841 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 773-702-1000 Judge R. Eugene Pincham Mercy Hospital 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 (PASTORAL VISITS ONLY) Mrs. Lonnie Singleton St. Francis Hospital 12935 S. Gregory St. Blue Island, IL 60411 708-597-2000 Claude Stevens, Sr. Mercy Hospital 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 312-567-2000 Willa Vance Mercy Hospital 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 312-567-2000

SICK & SHUT-IN
EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES
BUTLER, Alice Faye Washington Heights Nursing Home 1010 W. 95th St. Chicago, IL 60643 Room 224, Bed 2 773-298-1177 CARTER, Michael Washington Heights Nursing Home
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1010 W. 95th St. Chicago, IL 60643 Room 329, Bed 1 773-298-1177 COLLINS, Laverne Chevy Chase Nursing Center 3400 S. Indiana Avenue Chicago, IL 60616 Room 112, Bed 1 (312) 842-5000

ELZIE, Deacon Evelyn Renaissance Nursing Center 2940 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL 60652 Room 203, Bed 1 773-434-8787 EVANS, Jesse Renaissance at 87th St. Nursing Home 2940 W. 87th St.

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EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES
Chicago, IL 60652 Room 104 773-434-8787 FLOWERS, Donna Manor Care Nursing Center 9401 S. Kostner Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Room 127, Bed C 708-423-7882 HAMPTON, Ineze Manor Care Health Care Services 2145 E. 170th St. South Holland, IL 60473 Room 338, Bed C 708-474-4167 KIMBALL, Deacon Elizabeth Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 139, Bed C 773-721-5000 LOWE, Gladys The Coles Supported Living Senior Housing 7419 S. Exchange Ave. Apt. #404 Chicago, IL 60649 773-375-5862 MASON, Claristine Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation Center 201 W. 69th St. Chicago, IL 60621 Room 229 773-487-1200 McINTOSH, Deacon Maurice Lexington House Nursing Home 10300 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Room 233, Bed A 708-425-1100 MOTEN, Marguerite Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 139, Bed B 773-721-5000 (COMMUNION VISITS ONLY) PEAVY, Irene Victory Center of River Oaks 1370 Ring Rd., Apt. #407 Calumet City, IL 60409 708-832-1130 SEYMOUR, Otis Renaissance on 87th St. 2940 W. 87th St. Chicago, IL 60652 Room 208, Bed 1 773-434-8787 SHEATS, Benjamin Rest Haven Central 13259 S. Central Ave. Palos Heights, IL 60463 Room 23 708-597-1000 SIMPSON, Helen Palos Hills Extended Care Facility 10426 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills, IL 60465 Room 207, Bed 2 708-598-3460 SMITH, Mary Baker Mongtomery Place 5550 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60615 Room 209 773-753-4100 STEPHENS, Leroy Bell Haven Nursing Home 11401 S. Oakley Avenue Chicago, IL 60643 Room 125, Bed 1 773-233-6311 TEVERBAUGH, George Rush-Barton Supported Living Facility 1245 S. Wood St. Chicago, IL 60608 Room 320 312-421-5220 TINSLEY, Eddis Dawson Nursing Home 3500 S. Giles Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 Room 202, Bed 1 312-326-2000 WALKER, Lorraine Bell Haven Nursing Home & Rehab Center 11401 S. Oakley Ave. Chicago, IL 60643 Room 221, Bed 1 773-233-6311 WASHINGTON, Deacon Sadie Warren Barr Pavilion 66 W. Oak St.

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EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES
Chicago, IL 60610 Room 322 312-337-5400 WATSON, Janet Timberview Nursing Home 2450 Taft St. Gary, IN 46404 Room 319, Bed 2 219-977-2610 Ext. 342 WATT, Mildred Renaissance at South Shore Nursing Home 2425 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Room 409, Bed A 773-721-5000 WILLIAMS, Maudine Halsted Terrace Nursing Home 10935 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60628 Room 231, Bed 2 773-928-2000 WILSON, Louis Renaissance at 87th St. Nursing Home 2940 W. 87th St. Chicago, IL 60652 Room 302, Bed 1 773-434-8787

SICK & SHUT-IN • MEMBERS AT HOME
ADAMS-CHILDS, Vernita ALLEN, Deacon Quinville BROOKS, Arzulia BROUGHTON, Ann BURKS, Willa A. CHANDLER, Lorre CLAY, Louise CLAY, Nancy COMPTON, Yvonne DUKE, Annette DUNAGAN, Patricia EILAND, Goletha EVANS, Mother A. Mildred EVERETT, Barbara FORD, John FUNCHES, Josephine 1621 E. 68th St., Apt. #1A 11919 S. Harvard Ave. Visits after 5:00 p.m. on Sundays 9412 S. Eggleston Ave. 9308 S. Stewart Ave. 18525 S. Center Ave., Homewood, IL 3510 N. Pine Grove Ave., Apt. #310 11626 S. Stewart St. 5948 W. Midway Park 400 E. 41st Street, Apt. #601N 818 Gray Ave., Evanston, IL 7318 S. King Dr. 11801 S. Bell St. c/o Shirley Allen 6946 S. Wolcott Avenue 231 S. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, IL 8939 S. Dante Ave. 9312 S. Union Ave. Visits before 12:00 Noon on Sundays (37) (28) (28) (20) 60430 (57) (28) (44) (53) 60202 (19) (43) (36) 60466 (19) (28) 773-363-8625 773-468-8228 773-224-7581 773-468-2212 708-799-3581 773-871-8171 773-468-9642 773-287-9194 773-285-0555 847-869-0408 773-846-1453 773-881-7971 773-778-8016 708-228-5298 773-734-7363 312-805-1401

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SICK & SHUT-IN • MEMBERS AT HOME
GILLIAM, Joseph GORDON, Mary GRAYSON, Aletha GREEN, William HARDY, Glodine HARDY, Maide HEREFORD, Bessie HICKS, Karen B. HILLER, Jerrilyn HORNSBURGER, Ruby HOUGH, John Henry HEWING, Anna JACKSON, Betty Jo JACKSON, Lillian JEFFRIES-HANEY, Yugunda JENKINS, Deacon Herschel JOHNSON, Florence LASSITER, John LITTLE, Nettie McCORMICK, Judy McDADE, Darlene McFADDEN, Deborah MILES, Mary MITCHELL, Shirley MITCHELL, Vernita MORRIS, Ronald NATHANIEL, Willa Mae NORRIS, Deacon Wanda PALMER, Spencer PAYTON-LOVE, Mary PERRY, Richard PEGUES, Mary 9804 S. Lowe Ave. (28) 773-445-8204 1440 S. Indiana Ave., Apt. #607 (05) 312-360-1412 9526 S. Avalon Ave. (28) 773-734-4702 21735 Carol Ave., Sauk Village, IL 60411 773-684-3509 c/o Lois Walker 598 Andover St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-481-5814 1380 Ring Rd., Apt. #412 Calumet City, IL 60409 708-862-2979 9251 S. Parnell Ave. (20) 773-846-0448 727 S. Maple Ave., Unit #106 Oak Park, IL 60304 708-386-1622 9629 S. Michigan Ave. (28) 773-468-2797 369 E. 88th St. (19) 773-846-9234 123 E. 70th St. (37) 773-224-8682 15501 S. Western Ave., Harvey, IL 60426 708-333-8481 6140 S. Drexel Ave., Apt. #319 (37) 773-363-0527 7309 S. Dante Ave. (19) 773-493-5421 9249 S. Throop St. (20) 773-445-8088 7615 S. Paxton Ave. (49) 773-734-7583 1715 E. 91st St. (17) 773-734-4655 1440 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #18E (10) 312-654-0445 200 Park Ave., Apt. #626 Calumet City, IL 60409 708-891-5154 9173 S. Harvard Ave. (28) 773-928-2798 18555 Hickory Ct., Apt. #17, Lansing, IL 60438 708-418-0145 512 Davis St., Park Forest, IL 60466 708-283-1712 6142 S. St. Lawrence Ave., 1st Floor (37) 773-667-0167 9556 S. Lowe (28) 773-881-2554 7251 S. Princeton Ave. (21) 773-488-4855 c/o Shirley Beasley (49) 773-731-0152 7819 S. Colfax Ave. 14232 S. Stewart Ave., Riverdale, IL 60827 708-841-4763 9706 S. Wallace St. (28) 773-779-3951 60827 773-468-7633 433 E. 133rd St., Riverdale, IL 7938 S. Jeffrey Blvd. (49) 773-734-7828 22509 Edward St., Apt. #1A, 60471 708-679-0831 Richton Park, IL 120 E. 83rd St. (19) 773-873-2629 TUES & THURS 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

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SICK & SHUT-IN • MEMBERS AT HOME
PLAYER-KING, Jerry QUINN, Anna SMITH, Claude SMITH, Edward SMITH, Olah SOUTH, Lucretia STEELE, William THOMAS, Constance THOMPSON, Beverly TUCKER, Geraldine WASHINGTON-DYK, Gwendolyn WHITTENBURG, Doris YOUNG, Debra 9400 S. Bishop St. 7022 S. South Shore Drive., Apt. #715 8739 S. Harper Ave., Apt. #1 17791 Arlington Dr. Country Club Hills, IL 10510 S. Rhodes Ave. 439 N. Central Ave., Apt. #1E 12351 S. LaSalle St. 7944 S. Peoria Ave. 352 Dogwood St., Park Forest, IL 400 E. 41st St., Apt. #602N 2045 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. #2012 18451 Carrington Ct., Hazel Crest, IL 15229 S. Blackstone, Dolton, IL (20) (49) (19) 60478 (28) (44) (28) (20) 60466 (53) (12) 60429 60419 773-726-4647 773-684-8831 773-768-5953 708-206-1457 773-995-6893 773-378-5980 773-568-6153 773-994-1826 708-481-1066 773-924-2207 312-421-7867 708-922-0884 708-841-2042

CARDS ONLY
BROWN, Hysson CHAPMAN, Malachi CONDA, William MOORE, Hilton MUSE, Virginia ROBERTS, Fontain THOMAS, Rosetta WALKER, Jr., Floyd WALKER, Sr., Floyd WHITE, Willa 10427 S. Hoxie Ave. 10838 S. Wallace Ave. 12453 S. Emerald Ave. 8620 Peace Way, Apt. #1038, Las Vegas, NV 9530 S. Lowe Ave. 1829 N. Austin Ave. 5035 S. Evans Ave., Apt. #2B 8428 S. Green St. 8428 S. Green St. 3555 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Apt. #705 (17) (28) (28) 89147 (20) (39) (15) (20) (20) (53)

COMMUNION VISITS ONLY
BARRETT-GORDEN, Mamie BENN, Vester BROWN, Ann H. CARTER, Deacon Carole GWYNN, Arthur JEFFERSON, Lorine M. LLOYD, Cora JONES, Lula 8436 S. King Dr. 9035 S. Luella Ave. 1342 W. 111th Place 4934D S. Cornell Ave. 9346 S. Wentworth Ave. 9600 S. Prospect Ave. 6737 S. Oglesby Ave. 11325 S. Union Avenue (19) (17) (43) (15) (20) (43) (49) (28) 773-846-6229 773-374-8914 773-445-5315 773-493-3698 773-821-0102 773-429-0754 773-288-4745 773-468-4743

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SICK & SHUT-IN • MEMBERS AT HOME
LEGGETT, Aurelia MARTIN, Willie NELSON, Mary & Thomas TRIPLETT, Sadie WILKS, Elizabeth WITHERS, Mother Ernestine 1639 W. 107th Street 9600 S. Lowe Ave. 5401 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Apt. #1101 9612 S.Wallace 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt. #2507 340 E. 38th St., Apt. #807 (43) (20) (15) (28) (57) (53) 773-233-0286 773-779-5791 773-667-3404 773-779-1689 773-296-0580 773-373-3747

DEACON VISITS ONLY
WEAVER, Odessa 6751 S. Constance Ave. (49) 773-288-3795

PRAYER CONCERNS
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SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS
AKIBA SALES
773-962-5660 M - TH 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. FR - 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. SAT - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. SUN - After Each Service

CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY
24-Hour Answering Service 773-962-0139

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 773-928-3233 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY CONFIDENTIAL HELPLINE
773-962-5650 Mailbox 811

HOUSING MINISTRY
Zeke Morris 773-643-5300 Ext. 59

Careerdevelop@tucc.org COLLEGE PLACEMENT OFFICE
TU & TH - 1:00-9:00 p.m. WED - 10:00-6:00 p.m. FR - 10:00-6:00 p.m. SAT - 9:00-5:00 p.m. Sundays & Mondays CLOSED 773-298-1590

AMANI VOLUNTEER HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM
773-298-0473 M - FRI 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

KUJICHAGULIA SPECIAL CITIZENS SUPPORT MINISTRY
24 Hours J. Payton 773-373-7042

DRUG & ALCOHOL RECOVERY MINISTRY
Tough Love 773-962-5650, Ext. 808 Free “N” One 773-962-5650, Ext. 808

MATH TUTORIAL
773-962-5650

BLAINE DeNYE LIBRARY
773-962-5650, ext. 740 TU & TH 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAT 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT 773-962-5650, Ext. 819 COUNSELING MINISTRY
Answering Service 773-962-0043

PRISON MINISTRY Answering Service 773-962-5650 Mailbox 886
TRINITY COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER 773-962-5658

CAN-CER-VIVE HELPLINE
773-962-5650 Mailbox 830

HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
773-978-0725 or 773-734-4033, ext. 111

CREDIT UNION
TU & TH - 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAT - 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. SUN - After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services 773-962-5686 773-723-8382 (fax) Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2005

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT MINISTRY
312-409-AIDS or 312-409-2437

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PASTORAL/PROGRAM STAFF
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor Rev. Melbalenia D. Evans, Executive Minister Rev. Dr. James L. Miles, Chief Operating Officer Toya Perry, Chief Financial Officer Rev. Wanda J. Washington, Associate Pastor, Director of Pastoral Services Rev. Stacey Edwards, Associate Pastor Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor Rev. John E. Jackson, Sr., Associate Pastor Rev. Regina Reed, Associate Pastor Rev. Michael G. Sykes, Associate Pastor Rev. Reginald Williams, Associate Pastor Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Associate Pastor Dr. Julia Speller, Director Christian Education Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Minister to Youth and Children Rev. Ann Patton, Minister of Christian Education Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Director Center for African Biblical Studies Robert E. Wooten, Jr., Director of Music Deacon Jeri L. Wright-Harris, Director of Media Janet Wright-Moore, Executive Secretary Friday Worship Service • F.A.T. Fridays • Every Friday • 12:00 Noon Chicago Federation of Musicians Building 175 W. Washington Street Saturday Church School 9:30 a.m. 532 W. 95th Street & 400 W. 95th St. Sunday Worship Service 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior) Sunday Bible Discovery Hour 9:45 a.m. Sunday Youth Church 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. LIVE Webcasts Sundays 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays 7:00 p.m. Website • www.tucc.org Television Broadcast Sundays 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays 5:30 a.m. (TV One, Check Local Listings) Prayer Line 773-298-2160 Weekly Praise/Prayer Service Sundays 7:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m., 7:14 p.m.

Church Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sundays • 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reception Desk Hours

Synergy Counseling Center
532 W. 95th Street 773-994-9937

“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.” 1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)
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