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PASTORAL/PROGRAM STAFF Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor Rev. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Director of Pastoral Services Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor Rev. Rochelle Michael, Associate Pastor Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd, 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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.“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
1 Corinthians 12:5 (TEV)

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Order of Worship ............................................................................................................................ 4 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand”) ................................................ 5 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Have A Little Talk With Jesus”)...................................................... 5 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................ 6 Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................................... 7 Confession of Sins........................................................................................................................... 7 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8 Sermon Notes............................................................................................................................... 13 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 14 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 15 Special Announcements: TUCC Youth Ministry Training ............................................................................................. 16 2008 Art Poster/Essay Contest .............................................................................................. 17 Black and Christian New Member Class.................................................................................. 18 African American Heritage Month 36th Anniversary and Retirement Celebration for Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. The Akiba Special Announcements: 2008 Pastors and Lay Leadership Conference ......................................................................... 23 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 24 Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 26 Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 28 Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 31 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 33 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 33 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 34 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 36 Service and Support Groups.................................................................................. Inside Back Cover

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Choral Introit ...............................................................................................................“I Was Glad” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ....................................................................................“Wash Me Lord” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) ........................................................... “Father, We’re Calling On You” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................................................ “It’s Time” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)...................................................... “Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)............................................................ “Have A Little Talk With Jesus” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................. Exodus 4:18–20 (The Message) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) ................................................. Exodus 5:22-23; 6:1–8 (The Message) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ........................................................................... John 9:1–11 (NRSV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ..................................................... “When The Saints Go To Worship” Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Communion Confession of Sins Assurance of Pardon Words of Institution The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Benevolence Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) .............................................................“Hold On Just A Little While Longer” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .........................................................................................“I Love The Lord” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ..................................................................................................... “Get A Grip” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) .........................................................................“When I Feel Like Giving Up” Sermon (6:00 p.m.) ..............................................................“What Other People Think” (John 9:2) Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ..............................................................“Trust In Christ The Lord” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ........................... “If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................................“Magnify Him” 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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hYMNs Of prAise
7:30 a.m.

HOLD TO GOD’S UNCHANGING HAND
Verse I Time is filled with swift transition. Naught of earth unmoved can stand. Build your hopes on things eternal Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Chorus Hold to His hand, God’s unchanging hand. Hold to His hand, God’s unchanging hand. Build your hopes on things eternal Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Verse II Trust in Him who will not leave you. Whatsoever years may bring. If by earthly friends forsaken. Still more closely to Him cling. (Repeat Chorus) Verse III Covet not this world’s vain riches. That so rapidly decay. Seek to gain the heav’nly treasures Your enraptured soul will view. (Repeat Chorus) Verse IV When your journey is completed, If to God you have been true, Fair and bright the home in Glory Your enraptured soul will view. (Repeat Chorus)
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11:00 a.m.

HAVE 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 filled 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 fire 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 filled 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)

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7:30 a.m. ExODUS 4:18–20 (The Message) 18 Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said, “I need to return to my relatives who are in Egypt. I want to see if they’re still alive.” Jethro said, “Go. And peace be with you.” 19 God said to Moses in Midian: “Go. Return to Egypt. All the men who wanted to kill you are dead.” 20 So Moses took his wife and sons and put them on a donkey for the return trip to Egypt. He had a firm grip on the staff of God. 11:00 a.m. ExODUS 5:22–23; 6:1–8 (The Message) 22–23 Moses went back to God and said, “My Master, why are you treating this people so badly? And why did you ever send me? From the moment I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, things have only gotten worse for this people. And rescue? Does this look like rescue to you?” God said to Moses, “Now you’ll see what I’ll do to Pharaoh: With a strong hand he’ll send them out free; with a strong hand he’ll drive them out of his land.” 2–6God continued speaking to Moses, reassuring him, “I am God. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as The Strong God, but by my name God (I-Am-Present) I was not known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the country in which they lived as sojourners. But now I’ve heard the groanings of the Israelites whom the Egyptians continue to enslave and I’ve remembered my covenant. Therefore tell the Israelites: 6–8 “I am God. I will bring you out from under the cruel hard labor of Egypt. I will rescue you from slavery. I will redeem you, intervening with great acts of judgment. I’ll take you as my own people and I’ll be God to you. You’ll know that I am God, your God who brings you out from under the cruel hard labor of Egypt. I’ll bring you into the land that I promised to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and give it to you as your own country. I AM God.”
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6:00 p.m. JOHN 9:1–11(NRSV) 1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. 8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.”

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lmighty and Most Merciful Father, we come before You, acknowledging our sins, our shortcomings, and our breaking of our Covenant with You. Not only have we done things we ought not to have done, said things we ought not to have said, left undone so many things we ought to have done and been silent when we should have witnessed for You. Not only are we guilty of that, O Lord; but we have also closed our eyes and pretended not to see the injustices, the racism and the evil which pervade our everyday lives. We have shut our ears and pretended not to hear the cries for liberation which come from the lips, lives and hearts of the oppressed — even our own Black brothers and sisters! Forgive us, O Lord, renew our courage and faith, and keep us ever mindful of Thy great sacrifice. Hear us, we beseech Thee, as we come to You in love and worship giving Your name the praise forevermore.

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=========== TO ALL OUR VISITORS … To all who mourn and need comforting … To all who are friendless and want friendship … To all who are oppressed and need liberation; and to whosoever will come, Trinity opens its doors. Thank you for coming and may God bless you.

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everal years ago, the gospel giant, Shirley Caesar sang a song entitled, “No Charge!” The theme of the song was her trying to explain to her son how much she loved him and how much she did for him at no charge. Her son had given her a list of his chores and the cost of each chore like “taking out the garbage for a week — 50 cents; cleaning my room for a week — $10.00.” He totaled up his week’s work and told his mother what he was charging her. She then wrote out a long list for him. On her list were things like caring for him when he was sick, sitting up with him all night, fixing breakfast every day, making sure he was clothed and taken care of and her total was “no charge!” For thirty-six years you have supported my ministry and as I depart from the Office of Senior Pastor, I want to say to you, “No Charge!” I want you to celebrate my thirty-six years without having to pay. For thirty-six years I have not had affairs that “charge” members of the church to attend. We are having worship services each night during my last week here at the church and there is “no charge” for those worship services. We will lift up offerings each night to cover the cost of flying in our guest ministers and their hotel accommodations, but those are offerings, and everybody is not giving the same thing in an offering. It is not a charge. We are not charging you to attend those worship services! On the Friday and Saturday leading up to my last Sunday here, we are having a two-day miniConference. There is “no charge!” for that Conference. We are asking people who want to eat at the church to give us $10 to cover breakfast and lunch each day. Several of our members have already paid $25 and $40 for the Conference and we have the receipts for your registration to that Conference. We will give your money back to you today, if you come to the table and bring your receipt. If you do not have your receipt, we have a copy of the receipts of those who paid and we will give you the extra money back. Each week we sell dinners at our church for $6. That is not a “fundraiser.” For at least twenty-five years I have called them “fun-raisers.” Our meal times are fellowship times and fun times. The cost is only to cover the expenses of the food. As the kids have been saying now for about ten years, “I ain’t going out like that!” I am not going out charging you anything but the cost of the food. The people who are preparing the food are doing it out of love for me and I am not “charging you.”
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The people who will be serving that day are doing it freely because of their appreciation of my ministry. I am not going to kick you in the face by “charging you” to pay those who are working freely. We are only asking you to cover the cost of the food. I am sorry about the mix-up. I am sorry about those of you who were told that you could not attend the Conference if you did not pay. There is “no charge” for the Conference! If you do not want to eat on either day, then you simply will not have a receipt, nor will you be able to present your receipt to the servers, so that you can enjoy the meals that they have prepared. If you only intend to attend the sessions at the Conference, there is “no charge!” If you are attending the Conference and intending to eat, the only cost we are asking for is to cover the cost of the food for each meal that you eat. I am sorry about the mix-up. I am sorry about the confusion. I have tried to stay away from the planning of my own retirement celebration, but when I found out that members were being told they had to pay and/or that the church was “charging them” to attend a Conference celebrating my ministry, I blew a gasket! Please forgive me. I also found out that while I was at Howard University a “gala” was announced in celebration of my thirty-six years. THERE WILL BE NO GALA! I would not charge members to come and say “Thank you” to me. I am the one who should be saying “Thank You” to you. I am saying “Thank You” to you and I am thanking God for the privilege of having been able to serve you for thirty-six years. To say goodbye to me, please remember this. There is, “No Charge!” In the words of Martin Lawrence, “Now, run and tell that!” Lovingly yours,

Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Senior Pastor

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ast week at the eleven o’clock service I invited the Sanctuary Choir to join me in choosing “The Pastor over The Patriots.” I am now making that same invitation to you. Tonight is my last Baptismal Service as Senior Pastor. Tonight is my last Communion Service as Senior Pastor. I am inviting you to come and share with me on my last Communion Sunday rather than spending money you do not have to go watch the Patriots and to party with folk who have no vested interest in the Patriots. Tonight, millions of African Americans will be betting, making bets, collecting money they won from bets, celebrating, drinking and having a great time because the Boston Patriots are expected to end a perfect season. What has that to do with you? What has that to do with God? What does that have to do with your church? I am asking you to give up the first half of the Super Bowl Game. I am asking you to give up all of the drinking, partying, laughing and eating. I am even asking you to consider not spending the money that you are going to spend on Super Bowl parties today. For many of you this request comes too late! For others of you, however, I am simply asking you to join me here in the Sanctuary for my last Baptismal Service and my last First Sunday Communion Service. I look forward to seeing you tonight at five o’clock. Sincerely yours,

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HeAlTH CARe SCHolARSHip
ADvoCATe HeAlTH CARe
January 22, 2008 Dear Pastor: Advocate Health Care is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Rev. Reuben A. Sheares II Excellence in Health Care Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding African-American student who is a member of a UCC or ELCA church and who is pursuing a career in a health profession. Rev. Sheares was a United Church of Christ minister who spent his life serving people in his church and his community. This scholarship recognizes the significant contribution Rev. Sheares made to the health care ministry of Jesus Christ through his service as a member of the former Evangelical Health Systems Board of Directors (one of Advocate’s predecessor organizations). Rev. Sheares worked tirelessly in the service of the church over five decades and provided important leadership in addressing the complex and enduring challenges of health care in this country. Rev. Sheares lived the mission of the United Church of Christ in health and welfare, rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The purpose of this scholarship is to nurture leaders in health care who will work out of their faith commitments and values. African American students in your congregation who are pursuing education in a health field and who have not already been a recipient of this award are eligible to apply. Please announce this opportunity in your church and distribute this information to those who may be interested. One award of $2,500 will be made for the 2008 academic calendar year beginning in Fall 2008. Please see the attached sheet for the application guidelines. The application submittal deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2008. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Lynn Rolseth, Advocate’s Mission & Spiritual Care Specialist, at 630-990-5391 or e-mail her at lynn.rolseth@advocatehealth.com. We are grateful for your partnership in ministry and for the bounty of smart, skilled and committed individuals in our churches who are responding to God’s call to serve people’s most basic and critical needs. We look forward to receiving the applications and to getting to know many of the future leaders of health care. Many Blessings, Rev. Bonnie Condon Vice President Faith Outreach

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ReuBeN A. SHeAReS ii exCelleNCe iN HeAlTH CARe SCHolARSHip AppliCATioN guiDeliNeS 2008 (Note: Application Submittal Deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2008)
eligibility • Active membership in a UCC congregation in the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ or Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; • African American; • Strong academic record; • Demonstration of leadership qualities for compassionate service in health care; • Record of service in the church and community; • Pursuing a health career at an undergraduate or graduate level, e.g., medical school, nursing, physician, occupational therapy, health care administration, etc. – please note also that leadership potential is what is being considered, not the level of education or profession; • Close relatives of Advocate’s Board of Directors, the Mission and Spiritual Care Committee of the Board, or Officers of the Corporation are not eligible to apply; and • Former recipients of the Reuben Sheares Scholarship are not eligible to apply. Application Requirements • Up-to-date official transcript from all educational institutions attended indicating academic excellence; • Letter of reference from the applicant’s pastor, reflecting on the applicant’s history of active participation in church life and leadership potential;
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Documentation of financial need as submitted to the college, university or school the applicant is attending, including a budget listing anticipated expenses and income (including other scholarships and financial aid); Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or other academic source testifying to the applicant’s academic achievements, leadership abilities, and developing professional character and competence; A brief essay on the topic of “Integrating Faith and Health for Leadership.” The essay is to include a personal story related to the topic, e.g., an experience of faith and health coming together in their own life; a mentor who exemplified the integration of faith and health; an event that was transformative for the applicant in his/her decision to pursue a health career, etc. A personal interview may be required if the selection committee thinks it is necessary to the review process.

The Mission and Spiritual Care Committee of Advocate Health Care’s Board of Directors will select the recipient of the award in May 2008. Announcement of the recipient and distribution of the $2,500 scholarship award will occur soon after.

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THe ReSulTS of A ReDeeMeD life

GIVING GUIDELINES FOR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
Giving in proportion to what God has done for each of us. Luke 12:48 Giving regularly (weekly, monthly), as encouraged in I Corinthians 16:2 Giving “first fruits” (or the promised amount) first: Nehemiah 10:35 Giving sacrificially: I Chronicles 21:24 Giving cheerfully and joyfully: II Corinthians 9:8 Giving to care for the needs of others: Galatians 6:10 GENEROSITY IS RELATIVE Generosity, of course, is relative. Twenty dollars from one person is very generous, from another, a mere pittance. When it comes to church support, that is why we are asked not for equal giving, but for equal sacrifice. Only the giving individual — and God — can judge when there is sacrifice. Stewardship takes all of us into account. The church doesn’t just need to receive money — you need to be generous. LOVE IN DEED “By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But, if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth.” I John 3:16-18.

Your Friends in Service, The Stewardship Ministry Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairperson

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by Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

any times, people are concerned about issues as long as the issue is in the spotlight, or the headlines. As soon as the light is taken off, so is the interest in the issue. Thirty months after the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, and the broken levees were televised for all to see, there are people who still have no where to live because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Some family members still do not know whether loved ones are dead or alive. There are still families separated from one another. And, the government is still not doing enough to help those displaced by this disaster. In 2005, people affected and displaced by Hurricane Katrina testified before a congressional panel as to the treatment received during the disaster, and even now, after some have been allowed to return. One woman testified that those who have returned are now living under martial law in their neighborhoods. She stated that people can walk around the French Quarter drunk until 1:45 a.m., but in the areas populated by Black people, troops are there to ensure that no one is on the street after 9:00 p.m. One elderly community leader stated that many of the public housing units were boarded up with steel boards, so that people can’t even go back and gather what is left of their belongings. In December 2007, citizens of New Orleans’ public housing were made aware that their homes would be torn down. While “no bid” contracts are being given to Bush’s buddies to clean up New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, families are separated, and families’ lands are being portioned out. In fact, one investor has sent his agent to New Orleans and authorized him
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to spend up to $10,000,000 in New Orleans to purchase lands devastated by levees. This week, the federal courts dismissed a suit against the Army Corps of Engineers brought by residents of New Orleans who claim that no investment was made in the levees to secure them as being safe. While the judge dismissed the case, he chided the Army Corps for failure to protect the city, but cited the Flood Control Act of 1928, which protect the government when flood control projects, such as levees, break. Once again, the citizens of New Orleans have searched for justice in the country to which they pay taxes. Yet, again, they have been denied justice. Not only were peoples’ lands and homes sold and being sold, but displaced citizens voting rights were not protected. New Orleans was 30% under the poverty level. This means that some people were unable to evacuate. It also means that some will have nothing upon their return, if they are able to return at all. Serious advocacy needs to take place around these issues. I urge you to call your senator or congressman today, and demand that steps be taken to ensure fairness in the treatment of those affected by Katrina. If you have not taken advantage of early voting, please be sure on February 5, 2008 to VOTE!

ACTION ITEMS 1. Do not shop at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club. ThOughT fOr ThIS wEEk: “What affects one of us directly, affects all of us indirectly.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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spe CiAl ANNOUNCeMeNT
ATTENTION!!!! TUCC YOUTH MINISTRY SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS & EMPLOYEES PHASE 1 – YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008.
In compliance with our insurance company, anyone (21 years of age and older) who has not completed Workshops #1, 2 and 3 by the above deadline will not be able to work with Trinity youth, under any circumstances, until all training requirements are met.

PHASE 1 – YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING 2008
2-Day SeSSion • TUCC ViLLaGe CenTeR • 1947 W. 95TH STReeT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Workshop #1 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Workshops #2, 3 Pre-registration is not required! No Registration fee for Phase 1 evening sessions! For further information, contact: Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Ext. 429, Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Ext. 384

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2008 ART POSTER/ESSAY CONTEST!
Artists In Residence is proud to offer our youth the opportunity to express themselves through the world of art!

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE MINISTRY ANNOUNCES ITS

POSTER/ESSAY CONTEST DETAILS: “Winds of Change: Comparing Rev. Wright’s/Rev. Moss’ Transition to the Change of Seasons”
• Dimensions: Must use Poster Board, 20” x 30” (please leave a 1” border around the edges) • Medium used: Final piece can be done in pencil/color pencil, pen and ink, marker or paint • Due Date: Final pieces must be submitted to the TUCC Mailroom by Saturday, February 16, 2008 • Age Limit: Open to children ages 8–16 • Prizes: All participants will receive prizes for participation. We will award a special prize to the top submission! Contestants will submit a finished piece, along with a typewritten one-page essay on

8th Annual African American Heritage Art Exhibit, February 24, 2008
For information, send an e-mail to Trinityartists@comcast.net

All pieces, along with prizes, will be on display at our

ORATORICAL CONTEST • FEBRUARY 24, 2008
Stop in the Atrium after each worship service, through February 10, 2008, and choose poems New and exciting selections this year!

ATTENTION ALL CONTESTANTS!!
First come, first served. Be sure to get your poem choice by coming early to register and make selection.
Scholarship Ministry Partners are waiting to serve you.

Love * Peace * Harambee

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BLACK AND CHRISTIAN NEW MEMBER CLASS
Have you given your heart to Christ, walked the aisle and given your hand to the preacher? So that you may become a full-fledged member of Trinity United Church of Christ, you MuST complete your new member class!

YOu ArE COrDIALLY INVITED

THe STeWARDSHip MiNiSTRy iS lookiNg foR you! pleASe DoN’T DelAy!
After you have “walked the aisle,” completion of the new member process is in three (3) stages: • Stage #1: Completion of Sessions 1 and 2 (in that order) of your New Member Classes. • Stage #2: Your receiving the Right Hand of Fellowship on a first Sunday evening. Note: The Right Hand of Fellowship is required for full Membership into your new church home at Trinity. • Stage #3: Your active participation as a ministry partner who serves diligently in one of the ministries of your choice at your new church home, Trinity United Church of Christ. The Stewardship Ministry partners are eager to “walk with you” throughout this process and we are looking forward to your attendance.

A special class will be held that will allow you to take both sessions on one day! SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2008 All-iN-oNe SeSSioN (SeSSioNS i & ii) ADULTS & TEENS Registration: 8:30 a.m. • Class: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CHILDREN Registration: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Continental Breakfast and Lunch Will Be Served Completion of this “All-in-one Session” will allow you to be able to receive the RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008

Join us for this special event!
Please CONFIRM your participation! Call the Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650, immediately!
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African American Heritage Month
February 10, 2008
Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. will lecture, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Sanctuary, followed by a reception in the Atrium.

February 16, 2008 February 17, 2008

Ebony Expressions Semi-Finals, all classrooms, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. 36th ANNIVERSARY AND RETIREMENT CELEBRATION, 7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

February 24, 2008

Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. 36th ANNIVERSARY AND RETIREMENT CELEBRATION, 7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest, grades 1st – 12th , 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary followed by a reception

February 25 – March 2, 2008
Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. 36th ANNIVERSARY AND RETIREMENT CELEBRATION, 7:00 p.m. Nightly

February 24 – March 2, 2008

Annual African American Heritage Month Art Exhibit Artists In Residence will display their art work, 2nd floor Narthex

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speCiAl ANNOUNCeMeNT

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HIGHLIGHTS TODAY Holy Communion Sunday 2/6 Ash Wednesday 2/24–3/2 36th Anniversary/Retirement Celebration for Pastor Wright 2/24 African American Heritage Art Exhibit 2/24 Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest TODAY – 02/03 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 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA MONDAY – 02/04 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA 6:30 p.m. Hospitality Ministry – 102 7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus – SA TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th Street THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102 Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Mwanabaraka Dance Rehearsal – Room 1 TUESDAY – 02/05 (cont’d) TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th Street 2:30 p.m. THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry Training Registration – W301 6:30 p.m. Youth Ministry Training: Phase 1 – W301 WEDNESDAY – 02/06 400 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 – Prayer Service Preparation – 102 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Service – SA TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th Street THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102

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5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY – 02/07 400 W. 95th Street 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – FH 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Adopt-A-Student – 102 6:30 p.m. IT Advisory Group - BR 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th Street THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102 Youth Ministry Training: Registration – W301 Youth Ministry Training: Phase 1 – W301 Housing Ministry – W305 Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Khayrallah Dance Ministry Rehearsal – E102

TUESDAY – 02/05 400 W. 95th Street 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – WC 6:00 p.m. Newness of Life: Leadership Meeting – BR Band Rehearsal – SA Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal – Narthex II 6:30 p.m. Deacon Ministry: Executive Committee and Coordinators – 102 7:00 p.m. Newness of Life: Membership Meeting – BR Men’s Chorus – SA
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FRIDAY – 02/08 10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207 5:00 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207 6:00 p.m. Tribe of Judah – WC Youth Church Ministry Training – FH 7:00 p.m. Caribbean Connection – BR Tangeni Dance Rehearsal – SA Tough Love – 203 TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th Street THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102 SATURDAY – 02/09 (cont’d) TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th Street 9:30 a.m. Church School – W302 Church School – Discipleship Class – W301 2:00 p.m. HIV/AIDS Support Ministry – W305 2:30 p.m. THEC: ETS Tutoring – E102 3:00 p.m. Fine Arts & Literary Guild – W302 High School Counseling – W301 Cottage Grove Building 901 E. 95th Street Intonjane – Room 1

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SATURDAY – 02/09 400 W. 95th Street 7:30 a.m. Yoga – Narthex II 8:00 a.m. Leadership Training – FH/A/SA 9:30 a.m. Church School: Adult Class – WC Church School – 116/202/203/207 11:00 a.m. Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC Information Technology Ministry – 116 Youth Church Ministry – 102 Math Tutorial – 202/203 Tangeni: New Member Orientation – BR 12:00 p.m. Wedding Seminar – 207 12:30 p.m. Youth Sexuality Project Training – 202 Walaika Rehearsal – WC Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal – Narthex II 1:00 p.m. Grandparents’ Ministry – BR 2:00 p.m. Malcolm X Substance Abuse Class – FH 3:00 p.m. Pre-Marital Counseling – 203 4:00 p.m. Internal Security – 202 5:00 p.m. Deacons in Training: ’08 Phase II Training – SA Media Ministry – FH Greeters Ministry – A 7:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Rehearsal - SA

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ANNUAL REPORT
An end-of-the-year report is due from ALL CHURCH MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND CORPORATIONS

Please e-mail all reports to Deacon Donna Hammond-Miller, dhmiller@tucc.org

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heArT Of The COMMUNiT Y
BeACoN of Joy SeveNTH DAy ADveNTiST CHuRCH Women’s Ministry Committee presents “Sisters Lifting Sisters in the Spirit” Women’s Retreat 2008, May 2–4, Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Contact Shirley Adams, 312-914-3732 or msmadams@ sbcglobal.net CHiCAgo fouNDATioN foR WoMeN hosts a community conversation about race, gender and the legacy of slavery, based on Margaret Garner, Thursday, March 6, 6:00 p.m., DuSable Museum of American History, includes discussion by Dr. Delores Walters, Call 312-577-2801 or www.cfw.org CHiCAgo HeAlTHy liviNg STuDy seeks African American and Latino adults diagnosed with cancer before age 21 and are now cancer-free, to participate in a research study at the University of Illinois, For information or to participate, call 312-413-1996 or e-mail CHLS@uic.edu CoMMuNiTy of MeN provides positive male role models for young males 9–18 years old, Mondays, 7:00– 9:00 p.m., St. Sabina, 78th and Racine, Call Brother Vincent Price, 773-485-1463 CoMMuNiTy ReNeWAl SoCieTy’S Civic Action Network presents Congregationbased Leadership Training for member congregations with effective advocacy and organizing skills, Saturday, February 9, Daniel Chapel AME Zion, 15250 Third Ave., Phoenix, IL; Saturday, February 16, First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard, IL; and Saturday, February 23, St. John UCC, 308 N. Evergreen Ave., Arlington Heights, IL, All sessions held 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Registration and Information, Call Alex Weisendanger, 312-427-4830 X 3840 DuSABle MuSeuM of AfRiCAN AMeRiCAN HiSToRy presents The Lira Ensemble and Ngoma African American/ Polish American Concert, Sunday, February 3, 3:30 p.m. AND… “The Language You Cry In,” a detective story searching for and finding meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past, Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m., DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. eta CReATive ARTS fouNDATioN presents “This Far By Faith,” a musical by Marylene Whitehead and Rufus Hill, Thursday, February 7 – Sunday, March 30, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Tickets, 773-752-3955

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fAiTH CoMMuNiTy of ST. SABiNA presents “Women of Worship Conference 2008,” April 4-6, Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Itasca, IL, Registration deadline: February 17, Call Rhea Steele, 773-483-1017 or 773-483-4300 fRee iNCoMe TAx pRepARATioN assistance for families earning less than $40,000 and individuals earning less than $15,000, For free tax preparation locations, and information about the Earned Income Tax Credit, Call 311, outside of Chicago, 312-409-1555 or 312-630-0273 HeAlTHy BABieS ARe HAppy BABieS Need emergency Pampers or infant formula? Join the Salvation Army Chicago Family Case Management Program, Call 312-421-0327 JoBS foR youTH/CHiCAgo assists low income young men and women, ages 17–24, with training and employment placement, Contact Direoce Junirs, 312-499-4778 Ext. 132 or djunirs@jfychicago.org NATioNAl pAN HelleNiC CouNCil of CHiCAgo worshiping at the 11:00 a.m. worship service, Sunday, February 24, Contact Angelyn Anderson, whitedove1920@yahoo.com or www.nphcchicago.org NeW SCHoolS expo Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Williams Multiplex School, 2710 S. Dearborn, Many new schools
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offering college prep curricula, longer school days, unique themes, over 50 campuses represented, 888-769-2464 or www.parentsforschoolchoice.org pAN AfRiCAN CoNNeCTioN of Oakton Community College presents its 2008 Summit, “One Voice, One Village, One Goal: Concerns of African Americans in Higher Education,” Friday, February 15, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL, 847-376-7608 or www.oakton.edu/panafrican pAul S. AlleN leCTuReS iN pASToRAl CARe presented by McCormick Theological Seminary, Guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Monday, February 18, 12:00 –1:30 p.m., “The Pastor as Prophet and Priest,” and “The Pastor as Priest and Prophet,” 4:30 – 5:45 p.m., Contact Grayson Van Camp, 773-947-6283 or gvancamp@mccormick.edu pBS BlACk HiSToRy MoNTH series, “Prince Among Slaves,” Tomorrow, Monday, February 4, 9:00 p.m., forgotten story of an African prince enslaved for 40 years before freedom AND… “African American Lives 2,” Wednesdays, February 6 and February 13, 8:00 p.m., journeys deep into the African American experience to unearth the triumphs and tragedies within the family histories of an all-new group of renowned participants

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ReTuRN of THe CHAMpioNS! John Marshall High School Alumni Association honors the 1958 Basketball Team, Thursday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Marshall High School, 3250 W. Monroe, Call Willie Box, Jr., 708-534-3634 SANDSCRiipT MeDiA, iNC. presents “If I Could Take It All Back,” a theatrical production Thursday, February 14, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 16, 8:00 p.m., Kenwood Academy Auditorium, 5015 S. Blackstone, Call 773-629-2041 SiSTeRS AND BRoTHeRS Book CluB open enrollment for the Brothers Only, for application, e-mail sisbrobookclub@yahoo.com or call Jill, 773-877-7710, Sisters can apply if still interested ST. SABiNA AfRiCAN AMeRiCAN SpeAkiNg SeRieS ’08 Guest speakers include Marian Wright Edelman, Friday, February 15; Susan L. Taylor, Friday, March 7; Maya Angelou, Friday, March 28, Tickets, 773-483-4300 ZeTA pHi BeTA SoRoRiTy, iNC. Zeta Zeta Chapter, accepting applications for the 2008 Karen Lynn Harris Memorial Scholarship, open to female graduating high school seniors, application packets and materials must be postmarked by April 15, Visit www.zetazetaonline.org
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2008 MiNiSTRy CHAplAiNS meeting, Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, Call Deacon Adrienne Wynn, 773-734-8307 AMANi CARe pRogRAM and Trinity Amani Care Team with Vitas (TAV) seek volunteers to provide companionship, support and other services, No experience required, Training provided, Call Etta McGregor Jones, 773-298-2110 AMANi-TRiNiTy uNiTeD CoMMuNiTy HeAlTH CARe CoRpoRATioN and the Can-Cer-Vive Ministry present “Breast Cancer: Reducing Risks, Detecting Early, and Addressing Why More Black Women Die Than White,” Saturday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes, Call 773-298-0473 ARTiSTS-iN-ReSiDeNCe presents 2008 African American Heritage Month Art Exhibit, February 24 – March 2, 2008, If you create art in oil, acrylic, pen/ink, pastel and want to be considered, e-mail trinityartists@comcast.net, Call Mitch Anderson, 312-404-4267 CARiBBeAN CoNNeCTioN Ministry meeting, Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., Boardroom, Call Henry Williams, 847-675-2456
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CoMpuTeR ClASSeS begin February 25, Computer Learning Center, Village Center, 1947 W. 95th Street, Classes offered include Excel, Unix and Computer Repair, Registration begins Sunday, February 10, Contact Martha Madkins, 708-334-8310 or mmadkins329@ sbcglobal.net eMMAuS RoAD “gRief WoRk” SuppoRT gRoup This month’s topic, “Pain and Suffering, the Price You Pay For Loving!” Thursday, February 28, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, Call Deacon Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-370-4256 HigH SCHool CouNSeliNg MiNiSTRy This month’s topic, “Seeking to Understand,” Saturday, February 9, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Village Center, 1947 W. 95th St., Refreshments, Call Carole Jacobs, 773-553-3906 HuRSToN-HugHeS WRiTeRS MiNiSTRy presents, “Telling Our Stories: A Self-Publishing Workshop,” Saturday, February 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Atrium, Information, 773-732-1536 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
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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 HigHeR eDuCATioN CoRpoRATioN’S Education Talent Search program begins ACT Prep Workshops for high school juniors and seniors, Saturdays, February 16 through April 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Limited space, Call Mrs. Victoria Hawkins, 773-298-1590 TRiNiTy uCC AND SAfeR fouNDATioN sponsoring Prisoners ReEntry Program, aftercare program for exoffenders: 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

iNfOrMATiON & ANNOUNCeMeNTs
TRiNiTy uCC legAl CliNiC Providing direct legal advice, services and representation to the congregation and community, Every1st and 3rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2nd Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Village Center, 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 youTH SexuAliTy pRoJeCT seeks facilitators, Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, willing to complete (or have completed) TUCC’s mandatory youth training and curriculum facilitator skills training sessions, interested persons must complete the required facilitator application and participate in an in-person interview, Contact Joanne Dorn, 708-862-6981 or Courtney Avery, 773-230-8819, or tuccysp@yahoo.com

IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING SICK AND SHUT-IN AND BEREAVEMENT LISTINGS
Beginning Sunday, March 2, 2008, Sick and Shut-in and Bereavement Listings will no longer be included in the weekly bulletin. This information will be provided in a separate booklet; Copies will be available in the Habari Gani Rack located in the Atrium. We will continue to publish the Prayer List in the bulletin.

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Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Akbar, Dr. Na’im Amedee, Earline Anderson, Rev. Danita Anderson-Brown, Pierre Askew, Jeremiah Atkins, Helen Austin, Oliver & Charliestene Avent, Carolyn Bailey, Ruppert & Rose Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Benson, Marjorie The Bentley Family Bertha, Deacon Helen Bland, Telina Blasingame, Mattie Bondurant & Family, Carol Booker, Jr., Raymond J. Boose, Christopher Boose, Claudia Borden, Adrianne Bowers, Jeffrey Brackett, Michael & Ascylyn Bramlet & Thomas, Family Branch, Esther Branch, Yvonne Brathwaite, Loretta Bratton, Marjorie Breaux, Freddie & Nannie Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Brockington, Shirley Broughton, Lawrence & Cynthia Brown, Denise Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Hysson Brown, Terrance Bul, Peter & Ayual & Family Burrell, William & Sarah Butts, Larvette Carter, Deacon Carole Carter, Doris Carter, Herman Caston, Aletha & Alfred Cephas, Grace Chapman, Malachi Chappell, Richard Cheatom, Cecil Clark, Corine Clark, Norman & Ruby Cochran, Christopher Coleman, Neal Collins, Deacon Yvonne Cooksey, Kristena & Krista Sunday, February 3, 2008 Cooper, Minnie Corbett, Joycelyn Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Coutee, Nastarcia Crenshaw, Darrell Crenshaw, Kathy Crenshaw, La Tonia Crider, Rev. Tyrone Cross, Chris Currie, Leonard The Dade Family Daniels, Carbena Daniels, Celeste David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Edrena Davis, Green Lee Dell, Rev. Nathan Denson, Louise Dickinson, Dr. Gloria Dorham, Barbara Dorn, Louise Dorsey, Sam Draper, Roscoe Dunlap, Phillip Dunnings, James Durham, Eric & Erika Eason, Margarette Ebanks, Clayton Edwards, Deacon Carol Edwards, Jr., Eugene Ellis-Davis, Rev. Sharon Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis Eskridge, Sonny Eskridge, Sr., Floyd Fairchild, Inez Fairchild, Josie Farrakhan, Minister Louis Faulkner, Bernice Few, Sondra Flowers, Jr., Charlie Ford, John Ford, Lula Ford, Nola Fortson, Mary Gaffney, Beverly Gage-Wilson, Jozanne Gandy, Donna Garrett, Stephanie Gavin, Sharon Gibbs, Charon Gibson, Donald & Donna Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Givens, Charmaine & Family Gosha, Tammy Graham, Elder Lucille 31 The Green Family Griffin, Carrie Griffin, Icheka Guerin, Norma Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Gwynn, Arthur Hamilton, Dorothy Hammond-Miller, Deacon Donna Hannah, Hubert Harding, Christine Hardy, Glodine Harrell, Rev. Joan Harris, Deacon Fatima Bey Harris, Deacon Mosea Harris, Macbeth Harris, Natashyah Harris, Sr., MacBeth Harvey, Jason Hawkins, Jasmine Haynes, Shelly Haynes, Vera Henderson, Gregory Henley, Candace Hennings, Willa Hickman, Nellie Higgins, Annola Hill, Rev. Angela Holloman, LaSonja & Tracy Holmes, Louise Hooker, Timothy Horton, Kierra Houston, Cozetta Howard, Cynthia Hunter, Nell Hurley, William Ingersoll, Bob & Zell Ingram, Julia Ingram, Junius Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Briana Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Queen Jackson, Yvette Jacobs, Isom Jeffries, Deacon Ygunda Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Jenkins, Georgette Jenkins, Sandra & Family Johnson, Anita Johnson, Dr. James Johnson, Gloria Johnson, Kierra Johnson, Martin Jolliff, Marcus & Family Jones, Donald & Jerrius Jones, Edith Jones, George Jones, Pierre Jordan, Manny Kemp, Harold & Betty Kenner, Lillian Kitching, Shirley Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Larramore, James Latham, Odean Lawson, Robert Lee, China Lee, Jimmy Lehmann, Auguestine Lemon, Jackqudene Lenox, Mary F. Lewis, Deacon Pattrice Lewis, Kathy Lloyd, Frankie & Family Lockett, Thetis London, Millie Long, Deacon Rosemary Love, Margaret Love, Mary Lovelace, Sonji Lowe, Jennifer Lyles, Johnise Family of Steven Lyons Maclin, Audrey Mae, Viola Manney, Eric Manney, Jordan Martin, A.D. Martin, Loretta Martin, Rosie Mason-Matthews, Karen Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma Mays, Ethel P. McClellan & Barksdale Families McDade, Darlene McFadden, Franklin & Deborah & Family McGowan, Milton & Theresa McIntosh, Emily McKinney, Rev. Marian McKinney, Takiesha McKinnon, Cora McKissic, Siobahan & Deborah McQueen-Williams, LaVada Melton, Alzenia Miles, Beatrice Miller, Deacon Beatrice

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Miller, John Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie Mischeaux, Raydian The Mitchell Family Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Moody, Cynthia Moore, Loyd & Eula Moore, Marilyn Moore, Lloyd & Family Moss, Jr., Rev. Dr. Otis Muhammond, Nia Murff, Margaret Murphy, Hattie Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Naggles, Melissa Nathan, Latroy Neal, Dena Nurse, Emma O’Neal, Baby Tyler Only, Sherry Orr, Andil Orr, Kenneth Owens, Mozetta Pearson, Kim Peavy, Irene Peavy, Walter Pegues, Latanya Pepper, Evelyn Pepper, Robert Perry, Toya Pilcher, Del Rita Pincham, Judge R. Eugene Pitts, Bernice Poole, William Pope, Dakita Pope, Gladys Porter, Anita Porter-Stanley, Leslie Pruett, James & Loretta Putman, Delores Quick, Dr. Nathan Renfroe, Ernestine Reynolds, Tracey Rhyal, Stephen Rice, Gladys Rice, Sylvester Riley, Maria Roberts, Erskin Robinson, Lola Robinson, Sheila Robinson, Theresa Roebuck, Evelyn Rogers, Alfred Rollins, Alice Rucker, Clarence Sunday, February 3, 2008 Ruff, Carolyn Rushing, LaBarain Rushing, Melner Rushing, Michelle Russell, Cora Russell, Tamon Sampson, Mary Sanders, Deacon Robert Sanders, Valencia Sangster, Joe Nathaniel Sangster, Katherine Sansone, Marie Scates, Hermine Scruggs, Mattie Shah, Lynda Shelton, John Simmons, LaVerne Sims, Constance Singleton, Ed Siwatu, Akiaha Smith, Annie Smith, Carmencita Smith, Derrick Lee Smith, Jacinta Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Jonathan & Delores Smith, Louis & Virginia Smith, Willie Spann, Theresa Steele, Deborah Family of Steven Lyons Steward, Anna Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita Stewart, Gloria Stewart, Irma The Story Family Summerville-Moore, Tamika Sykes, Rev. Michael Tassone, Baby Carina Taylor, Jeffrey & Jorene Taylor-Tukes, Deacon Angela Tellis, Demetrius Tellis, Jr., Alfred Tellis, Sr., Alfred Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Terry, John Teverbaugh, Olivia Thearance-Boyd, Vicki Thomas, Anita Thomas, Brenita Thomas, Drew & Valda Thomas, Edward & LaVerne Thomas, Gloria D. Thomas, Lisa Thomas, London Thomas, Rosetta Thomas, Jr., Lewis 32 Thurston, Cancey Tillman, Edith Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toliver, Ahmed & Crystal Torrence, Fannie Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Trotter, Shirley Tucker, Geraldine Tunstall, Jay Tyler, Deacon Lazane Tyler, Demetri Tyler, Shelton Vilo, Douglas Wade, Patricia Wade, Thurlene Walker, Honoria Walker, Langston Walker, Thelma Ward, Alphonso Warmack, Charlene The Warne Family Warner, Anese Washington, Emma Washington, Lee Watson, Deacon Joe Ann Watson, Janet White, Jr., Royal White, Sr., Joseph White, Sr., Royal Williams, Brandi Williams, Deacon Mattie Williams, Leon & Panice Williams, Lillie Williams, Nettie B. Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Willy Ann Williams-Clark, Glenda Willis, Stanley Wilson, Barbara & Dardina Witherspoon-Water, Yolanda Woodson, Janice 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 Yarber, Vernatta Yates, Roosevelt Young, Thelma © Sermons copyrighted by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

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AKIBA SALES
773-962-5660 MON – FRI 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. SAT: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SUN: After Each Service

COUNSELING MINISTRY
Answering Service 773-962-0043

CREDIT UNION

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

AMANI CARE PROGRAM

773-298-2110 MON – FRI: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BLAINE DeNYE LIBRARY
773-962-5650, Ext. 740 MON - TUES - THUR 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WED: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SAT: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

773-962-5686 773-723-8382 (fax) TUES & THURS: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SAT: 9:00 a.m .– 1:00 p.m. SUN: After 7:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT MINISTRY
312-409-AIDS (2437)

HOUSING MINISTRY
773-643-4100, Ext. 15

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
773-928-3233

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

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY CONFIDENTIAL HELPLINE
773-962-5650 Mailbox 811

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

MATH TUTORIAL
773-962-5650

CAREER DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY
24-Hour Answering Service 773-962-0139 Careerdevelop@tucc.org

COLLEGE PLACEMENT OFFICE
773-298-1590 TUES & THUR: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 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

Tough Love 773-962-5650, Ext. 808 Free “N” One 773-962-5650, Ext. 808

DRUG & ALCOHOL RECOVERY MINISTRY

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

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Tommie Jean Ryhal 773-375-6981 Eleanor Anderson 773-881-1419

TRINITY COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER
773-298-2190

FINANCIAL COUNSELING CONSORTIUM
773-962-5650, Ext. 819