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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 Black History Call to Worship ......................................................................................................... 5 Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Blessed Assurance”) .......................................................................... 5 Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Lift Him Up”)................................................................................ 6 Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................ 6 Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................................... 7 Lenten Meditation #3 ..................................................................................................................... 7 Pastor’s Page .................................................................................................................................. 8 Guest Speakers: Dr. Frank Anthony Thomas .................................................................................................... 11 Bishop Nathaniel Jarrett, Jr..................................................................................................... 12 BishopVashti Murphy McKenzie ............................................................................................. 13 Pastor’s Pupils .............................................................................................................................. 14 Sermon Notes............................................................................................................................... 15 Stewardship .................................................................................................................................. 17 To Do Justice ............................................................................................................................... 18 Special Announcements: Black and Christian New Member Class.................................................................................. 19 2008 Art Poster/Essay Contest / Goodsearch.com ................................................................ 20 Come Experience A Taste with Rev 36th Anniversary and Retirement Celebration for Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. The Akiba Special Announcements: TUCC Youth Ministry Training ............................................................................................. 25 African American Heritage Month .......................................................................................... 26 Amani Care Corner/Bulletin Information/Artists-In-Residence Ministry ............................... 27 Calendar ....................................................................................................................................... 28 Heart of the Community .............................................................................................................. 30 Information & Announcements .................................................................................................... 32 Prayer List .................................................................................................................................... 34 Bereaved ....................................................................................................................................... 36 Hospitalized ................................................................................................................................. 36 Extended Care ............................................................................................................................. 37 Members at Home ....................................................................................................................... 39 Prayer Concerns ........................................................................................................................... 42 Service and Support Groups.................................................................................. Inside Back Cover
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Choral Introit ..........................................................................................“Spirit of The Living God” Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................................ “Glorify The Lord” Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) ............................................................“Father We’re Calling On You” Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) ...................................................................... “Is There Anybody Here” Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.)................................................................................ “Blessed Assurance” Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.)......................................................................................“Lift Him Up” Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) ...................................................................... Ecclesiastes 3:1–8 (NIV) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) .....................................................................Nehemiah 1:11 (NRSV) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................................... Rev. 3:7–12 (NIV) [PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD] Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) ................................................................... “Deliverance Is Available” Parish Concerns Baby Dedication Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The Pastor’s Word The Service of Giving Offertory Sentences Tithes and Offerings Guest Minister Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................................................“Stand” Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .............................................................................“The Battle Is The Lord’s” Sermon (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................................... “Season of Love” Sermon (11:00 a.m.) .................................................... “Are There Any Nehemiahs In The House?” Sermon (6:00 p.m.) .......................................................................................“ Work It Or Waste It” Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................. “My Life Is In Your Hands” Hymn of Invitation (11:00 a.m.) ........................................................................................ “I’ll Go” Hymn of Invitation (6:00 p.m.) ............................................................ “Why Not Come To Christ” 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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blACK hisTOry MONTh CAll TO WOrship
MINISTER Beautiful are the WORKS of God! CONGREGATION Beautiful also are the SKINS of my people! MINISTER Beautiful is the MIND of God! CONGREGATION Beautiful also are the HOPES of my people! MINISTER Beautiful is the HEART of God! CONGREGATION Beautiful also are the SOULS of my people! MINISTER God made the heavens and the earth! CONGREGATION And my people built the pyramids and the world’s first civilizations. MINISTER God made the Seven Seas! CONGREGATION And my people were the first to sail them! MINISTER God made us; and God made all nations which dwell on the face of the earth! CONGREGATION It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves! MINISTER With His blood He has saved us. By His Power He has raised us! CONGREGATION To God be the glory for the things He has done! MINISTER And always remember, my Father’s children, that God is GOOD… CONGREGATION ALL THE TIME! TOGETHER This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.
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hyMN Of prAise
7:30 a.m.

BLeSSeD ASSuRAnCe
Verse I Blessed assurance, Jesus is Mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. Chorus This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long, This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long. Verse II Perfect submission, perfect delight! Visions of rapture now burst on my sight, Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Repeat Chorus) Verse III Perfect submission all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest; Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. (Repeat Chorus)

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11:00 a.m.

UNisON sCripTUres
7:30 a.m. eCCLeSIASTeS 3:1–8 (NIV) 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 11:00 a.m. neHeMIAH 1:11 (NRSV) 11 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man!” At the time, I was cupbearer to the king.”

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Verse I How to reach the masses, men of ev’ry birth For an answer Jesus gave the key; And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, Will draw all men unto Me. Chorus Lift Him up, Lift Him up, Still He speaks from eternity, And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, Will draw all men unto Me. Verse II Oh the world is hungry for the Living Bread, Lift the Savior up for them to see; Trust Him, and do not doubt the words that He said, I’ll draw all men unto Me. (Repeat Chorus) Verse III Don’t exalt the preacher, don’t exalt the pew, Preach the Gospel simple, full and free; Prove Him and you will find that promise is true, I’ll draw all men unto Me. (Repeat Chorus) Verse IV Lift Him up by living as a Christian ought, Let the world in you the Savior see; Then men will gladly follow Him who once taught, I’ll draw all men unto Me. (Repeat Chorus)
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6:00 p.m. ReVeLATIOn 3:7–12 (NIV) 7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.

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young minister was doing his best to prepare a sermon on hope. He studied, prayed and worked hard. On Sunday, he presented the results and his congregation listened attentively. Afterward, an elderly man spoke to him and said, “Every farmer knows what hope is. It is what you feel in the spring, when you bury seeds in the ground. You know that new life will appear.” With few words, he said more than had been in the whole sermon. Hope is trust in life’s spring of goodness. The Lenten season proclaimed this hope. The word, Lent, refers to the lengthening of days that herald spring’s coming. When faithfully and personally observed, Lent can be a time of sprouting new growth within ourselves. Trusting in God’s providence, we enter the cycle of life that is forever being renewed. It is not by coincidence that people of faith tend to be hopeful people. They know that there is more to life than today’s immediate experience. There is an eternal spirit that gives new life. When Moses gave his final blessing to the children of Israel, he included the words, “The eternal God is your dwelling place and underneath are the everlasting arms.” (Deuteronomy 33:27). These words, often read during funeral services, should be remembered at all times, for they are the source of our confidence in life. We trust the God in whose care and providence we dwell. The everlasting arms are always there. Hope is trust. Hope is courage. Hope is a second wind. Hope is what keeps us going when the road is hard. Our source of hope is the everlasting God, who guides and strengthens people throughout the ages: today, tomorrow and every day to come.
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WITNESS FOR JUSTICE
FEbRUARy 11, 2008

WHAT WILL bE THE FUTURE OF TEST-AND-PUNISH?
he No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the federal education law, has pressured low scoring schools to raise scores at any cost, thereby prescribing for America’s poorest children a regimen of relentless test prep. NCLB sets the narrowest standards, basic skills in two subjects only: math and reading. Linda Perlstein’s new book, TESTED, recounts the choices that the principal and teachers in one Maryland elementary school believe NCLB forces upon them. Perlstein tells the story of the entire 2005-2006 school year she spent at Tyler Heights Elementary, a school that serves very poor children and teeters on the brink of making or losing the Adequate Yearly Progress rating NCLB awards to a “successful” school. “Bombard, bombard, bombard those children with the kinds of questions they’ll have on the test,” the principal rationalizes. “You want the students at a level of automaticity with reading those test-like questions.” The reader spends days stretching into months with the third-grade teaching team. We watch them collaboratively plan each day to the minute, and we listen as the children yearn for more at school – to do some science, read for fun, and perform a play. Will the school raise its scores enough? Suspense mounts until the last chapter. Then the reader must
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weigh the benefits and costs. Many of us now recognize that NCLB embodies disturbing assumptions about “standardization.” In the church, we do not view our children as products to be tested and managed, but instead as unique human beings, created in God’s image, to be nurtured and educated. Jonathan Kozol admonishes, “The best teachers are not merely technicians of proficiency; they are also ministers of innocence, practitioners of tender expectations.” Now that Congress has delayed NCLB’s fiveyear reauthorization, and the law will likely not be reauthorized until 2009, it is time to review some principles long thought foundational to American public education. Serious education thinkers past and present agree that schools should form the whole child, intellectually, socially, physically, psychologically and ethically. John Dewey teaches that public schools are where children develop the qualities of mind essential for a democracy – responsible for one’s ideas, tolerance, empathy, and citizenship. James Banks instructs the schools of a diverse society to affirm and celebrate the cultures and identities of all the children. Paulo Freire insists that education prepares students to act as agents of change on their own behalf and for the common good.
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Public schools also serve public ends. Benjamin barber calls for public investment in schools as the path to opportunity: “Equality is achieved not by handicapping the swiftest, but by assuring the less advantaged a comparable opportunity. Comparable here does not mean identical…schooling allows those born poor to compete with those born rich.” That NCLB invests rhetoric without adequate federal financial support for our poorest schools is a moral indictment of our society. Listen to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King: “I said to my children, ‘I don’t ever want you to forget that there are millions of God’s children who cannot get a good education. You will never be what you ought to be until they are what they ought to be.’” The United Church of Christ has more than 5,700 churches throughout the United States. Rooted in the Christian traditions of congregational governance and covenantal relationships, each UCC setting speaks only for itself and not on behalf of every UCC congregation. UCC members and churches are free to differ on important social issues, even as the UCC remains principally committed to unity in the midst of our diversity.

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r. Frank Anthony Thomas is the senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Thomas received a doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, a doctor of ministry degree in preaching from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and a doctor of divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, he earned a master of divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, a master of arts degree in African-Caribbean Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He has taken his pastoral experience, his love of African American preaching and his abilities as a scholar to McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois where he has taught preaching in an adjunct capacity for many years. He has also taught preaching at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. As a co-mentor, he helped to guide 16 students to their Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH. Dr. Thomas teaches at the doctoral level in the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program and in the Master of Divinity Program at McCormick, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the CEO of Hope for Life International, Inc., the non-profit that owns The African American Pulpit (TAAP). In 1997, Dr. Thomas wrote his first preaching method book, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration In Preaching. (Pilgrim Press). In 2001, Judson Press published, What’s Love Got To Do With It? Love, Power, Sex and God, a collection of essays on the intricate connections between love, power, sex, and God. Spiritual Maturity: Preserving Congregational Health and Balance with a workbook. His most recent book, The Lord’s Prayer In Times Such as These, has September 11, 2001 as its central focus. Dr. Thomas and Rev. Martha Simmons co-edited, 9.11.01 African American Leaders Respond to An American Tragedy (Judson Press, December 2001). He is married to Joyce Scott Thomas. They have a son, Anthony William, and a daughter, Rachel Sojourner Thomas King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College.

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ishop Nathaniel Jarrett, Jr. is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. His family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, when he was eight years old. His call to ordained ministry came in 1965. Bishop Jarrett currently presides over the Mid-Atlantic I Episcopal District, comprised of AME Zion churches in New Jersey and Ohio, western Pennsylvania, Barbados, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad, Tobago. Bishop Jarrett received a bachelor of science degree and a master of education degree from Wayne State University. He received a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to his call to ordained ministry, Bishop Jarrett was a history teacher in the Detroit public schools. He later served as an adjunct instructor at Chicago Theological Seminary, teaching “Preaching and the Black Experience.” He has lectured and preached at Yale Divinity School, Duke Divinity School, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the McCormick Theological Seminary, Guatemala, South Africa, and in cities across the nation. Bishop Jarrett has pastored African Methodist Episcopal churches in Torrington and Ansonia, Connecticut, Detroit and Chicago. In 1996, he was elected the 90th Bishop in the line of succession of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He also served as the acting director of Admissions at Yale Divinity School. Bishop Jarrett has received many awards and distinctions, including Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary, Alpha Kappa Alpha Man of the Year, the Richard Allen award, and the Excellence in Ministry award. Bishop Jarrett is married to Estella Rudisel Jarrett and they have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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ishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her historic election in the year 2000 represents the first time in the over 200-year history of the A.M.E. Church in which a woman had obtained that level of Episcopal office. In 2004, she again made history, becoming the first woman to become the Titular Head of the denomination as the president of the Council of Bishops. She served a one-year term that made her the highest-ranking woman in the predominately Black Methodist denominations. Bishop McKenzie is honored to serve as the presiding prelate of the 13th Episcopal District, which includes the state of Tennessee and Commonwealth of Kentucky. The former pastor of historic Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland, had previously served, in 2000-2004, as the chief pastor of the 18th Episcopal District in Southeast Africa, which is comprised of Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Mozambique. Bishop McKenzie is the author of three books. The first two, Not without a Struggle and Strength in the Struggle, concern leadership and professional growth for women. Her latest book, Journey to the Well, helps women seek new directions for personal growth following the footsteps of the Biblical Samaritan woman. Both the hard and paperback editions of this book have made several best sellers lists, including Essence magazine’s “Best Sellers List” for non-fiction publications. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park; holds a master of divinity from Howard University School of Divinity and has earned a doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She is the national chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. an international public service organization and life member of the NAACP. She has received honorary doctorates from Howard University, Wilberforce University, Morgan State University and Goucher College. She is the wife of Stan McKenzie, Supervisor of Missions for the 13th Episcopal District. Currently, he is a human resource consultant and a former player in the National Basketball Association. Together, they have three children.

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THE RESULTS OF A REDEEMED LIFE

SIGnIFICAnCe OF TIMe
The Christian steward is concerned about the use of time as a part of total stewardship. The days and years at their disposal are a sacred trust. They are stewards of time as long as they live. People these days are aware of the significance of time as never before in human history. The idea that this is a peaceful and unhurried existence has been replaced by a rush to accomplish desired purposes immediately, as if there might not be a tomorrow in which to do it. People are living with a sense of urgency. Time is holy, because it may be limited. The condition of the world is such that the representatives of any of the sciences and religion join in the belief that time, as we have known, may have a definite limit. The current means of destruction could possibly obliterate most life from the face of the earth. A Christian steward who is faithful in the use of time does not live in fear of the future, but constantly faces the question of whether or not they are making wise use of the years at their disposal. The steward asks, “Am I being true to God if I devote all my time to work, pleasure and sleep, even if I do tithe my money?”

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

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he Prison Industrial Complex is nothing more than the re-creation of the slave plantation. In the slaveocracy of the Prison Complex, imprisoned people are rented by these For Profit Prisons. Therefore, what you have is an essentially free labor base to build an economy. Prisoners are rented out to companies like Motorola, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Revlon, Victoria’s Secret, Target, Honda, Toys R Us, Microsoft, AT&T, McDonald’s, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Sprint. These companies have contracted this labor for far below minimum wage. What makes this Complex so sick is, that although African Americans are only 13% of the population, we represent over 60% of the prison population. Consider the following facts: • Black youths are 48 times, and Latino youths are 9 times more likely to be incarcerated than White youths for similar drug offenses • Black women are incarcerated nearly 4 times the rate of White women and more than twice the rate of Hispanic women • The United States has 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s population • The Prison Industrial Complex is a $150 billion industry with over 100 prisons in the U.S. managed by 14 private companies

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Prison companies traded on Wall Street include the following: • Corrections Corp of America (NYSE:CXW) • GEO Group (NYSE:GEO) Thirty-seven states have legalized contracting of prison labor by private corporations.

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 2 – YOuTH MInISTRY TRAInInG 2008
Includes Workshop #4 (boundary Training) and background Screening

Pre-registration is not required! • No Registration fee! REqUIREMENTS FOR PHASE 2 TRAINING:
Must have completed Phase 1 Training Must bring a valid Driver’s License or State ID to the training session

PLeASe PLAn TO ATTenD One OF THe FOLLOWInG TRAInInG SeSSIOnS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: VILLAGE CENTER - 1947 W. 95TH STREET or FRIDAY, MARCH 7 • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: VILLAGE CENTER - 1947 W. 95th STREET or SATURDAY, MARCH 29 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: TUCC Atrium

For further information, contact: Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Ext. 429, Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Ext. 384

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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: 9:30 a.m. • Class: 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, BAPTISM AnD HOLY COMMunIOn easter sunday, march 23, 2008 • 10:00 a.m. WOrshIP serVIce

Join us for this special event!
Please CONFIRM your participation! Call the Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650, immediately!
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EACH EVENING, AS WE CELEBRATE HIS ANNIVERSARY AND RETIREMENT.

ENJOY A LIGHT SNACK OF A FEW OF REV’S FAVORITE FOODS, AND FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM BEFORE SERVICE.

MOnDAY, FeBRuARY 25 – FRIDAY, FeBRuARY 29 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ATRIUM
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Explore our new titles on love, cultural liberation, and more!
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. CD/ DVD Box Sets

Coming soon!

AKIBA STORE HOURS
Monday thru Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Sunday after each Worship Service www.tucc.org
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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

GOODSEARCH – www.goodsearch.com – powered by Yahoo! Search the Internet on GoodSearch and financially support Trinity United Church of Christ! GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue (about a penny per search) to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine (e.g. Google, AOL, etc.), get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall that donates up to 50% of each purchase to charities and schools as designated by their users! Hundreds of great stores including Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, and Macy’s have teamed up with GoodShop. Every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Trinity United Church of Christ as the charity you want to support, You can also access GoodSearch on Trinity’s website www.tucc.org. Spread the word!

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African American Heritage Month
Today, February 17, 2008
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 in the Atrium

February 24 – March 2, 2008

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

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

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THe AMAnI CARe CORneR neeDS YOu!
We are looking for volunteers to staff the AMANI CARE CORNER following worship services. WHAT IS THE AMANI CARE CORNER? The AMANI CARE CORNER provides supportive services by trained and dedicated volunteers to TUCC members and the community, who face chronic health care challenges. (Visually/hearing impaired/those who are immobile; wheelchair, etc). Volunteers respond to members’ needs, such as transportation, meals, and CDs/tapes. The Amani Care Corner is located on the west side of the building, under the stairwell. We need volunteers to give of their time, heart and spirit. Training is provided. Contact E. McGregor Jones at 773-298-2110 or emcgregorjones@tucc.org, or Frances Gathings at 773-298-2112 or fgathings@tucc.org.

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.

TRINITy UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE MINISTRy Cordially invites you our

8th Annual Black history Month Celebration of Art
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 24th 2008, Room 203 Immediately following 11:00 a.m. worship service Fellowship with the artists, enjoy refreshments and view original artwork of TUCC Artists-In-Residence members, several of whom have won national and international acclaim
Exhibition will be open for pubic viewing in the Narthex-2nd floor through Sunday, March 2nd
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HIGHLIGHTS TODAY 36th Anniversary Retirement Celebration for Pastor Wright 2/22 Music Department Recital 2/24–3/2 36th Anniversary/Retirement Celebration for Pastor Wright 2/24 African American Heritage Art Exhibit Ebony Expressions Oratorical Contest TODAY – 02/17 7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA 9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH Bible Study – WC 11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA Baby Dedication – SA 1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH My Space: High School Teens – 202 2:00 p.m. Drug & Alcohol Recovery Meeting – 203 6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA 7:00 p.m. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Photo – SA MOnDAY – 02/18 12:00 p.m. Immabasi: Diabetes Support Group – FH 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA 7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus – SA TuCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th street Counseling Ministry – W305 THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Drug & Alcohol Support Revival Committee – W305 TueSDAY – 02/19 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th street 6:30 p.m. Immabasi: Mental Health Support Group – 102 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Steering Committee – BR Men’s Chorus – SA TuCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th street THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Africa Ministry Executive Committee – W305 Tangeni Dance Business Meeting – W302

2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

WeDneSDAY – 02/20 400 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 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – SA TuCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th street Safer Foundation Employment Orientation – W302 Amani-TUCHC Staff Meeting – W305 THEC ETS Tutoring – E102

10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

TueSDAY – 02/19 400 W. 95th street 7:00 a.m. Food Share Pick-Up – A 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – WC 6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team – Narthex II Immabasi Faith Subcommittee – FH Band Rehearsal – SA
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THuRSDAY – 02/21 400 W. 95th street 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – FH 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC 6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal – Narthex II 7:00 p.m. Single Parent Ministry (Adults) – FH Single Parent Ministry (Children) – 203 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA Trustee Ministry – BR
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THuRSDAY – 02/21 (cont’d) TuCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th street 2:30 p.m. THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 6:00 p.m. Prision Ministry – W302 Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th street Khayrallah Dance Ministry Rehearsal – Room 2 12:30 p.m. Walaika Rehearsal – WC SATuRDAY – 02/23 (cont’d) 400 W. 95th street 1:00 p.m. Youth Drill Team – FH 2:00 p.m. Women’s Guild – 203 Women’s Guild Photograph with Pastor Wright – SA 3:00 p.m. Pre-Marital Counseling – 202 5:00 p.m. Deacons in Training ’08 Phase II Meeting and Reception – FH 6:00 p.m. Chinara Dance Ministry Rehearsal – SA TuCC Childcare Center 532 W. 95th street Intonjane Isuthu TuCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th street Lupus Ministry Lupus Health Fair – W301 Youth Sexuality Facilitators’ Training – W305 THEC ACT Prep – W302 Malcolm X Substance Abuse Class – W302 THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Cottage Grove Building 901 e. 95th street Girl Scouts Cookie Delivery and Pick Up – Room 1

5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY – 02/22 10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207 5:00 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207 6:00 p.m. Voice Class Recital – SA 7:00 p.m. Married Couples Ministry Marriage Builders Committee – 202 Caribbean Connection – 207 Tough Love – 203 Free-N-One – 116 Africa Ministry – FH TuCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th street THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Youth Ministry Training Phase II – W301

12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

SATuRDAY – 02/23 400 W. 95th street 7:00 a.m. Food Share Pick Up – FH/A 7:30 a.m. Yoga – Narthex II 9:00 a.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Justice Ministries - BR 9:30 a.m. Church School – Adult Class – WC/FH Church School – 116/202/203/ 207 11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial – 202/203 Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC 11:30 a.m. Women’s Drill Team General Meeting – 207 12:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal – Narthex II

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4 bRO TENORS A Journey Through Black Sacred Music, from Negro spirituals to contemporary gospel, Today, Sunday, February 17, 4:00 p.m., West Point Baptist Church, 3656 – 72 S. Cottage Grove, 773-538-7590 or www.wpmbc.org CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITy Division of Continuing Education hosts a workshop, “Adolescent Conduct Disorder: Using a Systems-Based Approach,” 3 CEU’s or CPDU’s available, Friday, February 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr., Registration, Call 773-995-2214 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 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITy, INC. presents its 6th annual art exhibition, Gallery D’Estee, honoring Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Featured artist, Felecia Grant Preston, Friday, February 29, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 1, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., D’Estee Inc., 4525 S. King Dr. FAITH COMMUNITy OF ST. SAbINA presents “Women of Worship Conference 2008,” April 4 – 6, Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Itasca, IL, Registration deadline: Today, February 17, Call Rhea Steele, 773-483-1017 or 773-483-4300
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FIELD MUSEUM presents George Washington Carver, the life and work of an extraordinary man, born into slavery, who used his gifts to became a groundbreaking scientist, educator, and humanitarian, Now through July 6, 2008 FINANCIAL AID FORM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FAFSA) offered by the Office of the City Clerk of Chicago, one-on-one assistance to students and parents, regardless of age or income level, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 107 (LaSalle Street entrance) through April 8, Call 312-466-0771 FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION Assistance for families earning less than $40,000 and individuals earning less than $15,000, For locations, and information about the Earned Income Tax Credit, Call 311, 312-409-1555 or 312-630-0273 GOSPEL DIVA DELOIS bARRETT CAMPbELL 82nd Birthday Musical Extravaganza, hosted by Rev. Otis Houston, Sunday, March 9, 3:00 p.m., First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash HE’S GOTTA GO! Meet the inventor and learn to play this hot, new original card game, Looking for teens, ages 13-18 for tournament, Saturday, March 1, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Monday, March 10, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Pullman Branch Library auditorium, 11001 S. Indiana, Tournament held Monday, March 17,
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3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Contact Francois Jolie, 312-747-7320 or neliegames@yahoo.com HOLISTIC HEALTH SyMPOSIUM Monday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Chicago State University, Cordell Reid Student Union, 9501 S. King Dr., 773-983-1244 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 JOEL HALL DANCERS present In the Shadows of Nina Simone, Saturday, February 23, 8:00 p.m., Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport, Tickets, Call Clarence Brown, 773-875-5795 or mrcebrown@yahoo.com JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL Alumni Association honors the 1958 Basketball team, Return of The Champions, Thursday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Marshall High School, 3250 W. Monroe, Call Willie Box, Jr., 708-534-3634 LITURGICAL DANCE WORkSHOP Trinity Christian College, Ozinga Chapel, 6601 College Dr., Palos Heights, IL, Saturday, March 8, 9:30 a.m., Space limited, Information, e-mail Jane.Voss@trnty.edu MAyFAIR ACADEMy OF FINE ARTS commemorates 50 years of community service, Mayfair Academy Awards Gala, honoring the Joel Hall Dancers, Muntu Dance Theater, Human Rhythm Project, Mayfair Performing Company, the Sutton Family and their directors, Saturday, March 15, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, Tickets, Contact 773-846-8180 or mayfair79@sbcglobal.net 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 ST. SAbINA AFRICAN AMERICAN SPEAkING SERIES ’08 Guest speakers include Susan L. Taylor, Friday, March 7; Maya Angelou, Friday, March 28, Tickets, 773-483-4300 WOMEN OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITy, INC. group photo with Pastor Wright and Soror Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Today, Sunday, February 17, following 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary, Please wear red, Contact Natalie Bumpers, 773-919-0888 or nbumpers@aol.com or Adrienne Wynn, 773-505-1655 or adriennewynn@comcast.net

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AFRICA MINISTRy Join Pastor Wright on his annual spiritual and cultural sojourn to Ghana, West Africa, August 6 – 16, 2008, Information, Contact Sydney Wilson, 773-363-9500 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 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE presents its 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 COMPUTER CLASSES begin February 25, Computer Learning Center, Village Center, 1947 W. 95th Street, Classes offered include Excel, Unix and Computer Repair, Registration, Contact Martha Madkins, 708-334-8310 or mmadkins329@sbcglobal.net DRAMA MINISTRy needs you for upcoming projects, New ministry partners of all ages welcome, Meetings every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m., Contact Rev. Tiffany Trent, 773-962-5650 Ext. 510 EMMAUS ROAD “GRIEF WORk” SUPPORT GROUP This month’s topic, “Pain
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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 FINANCIAL COUNSELING CONSORTIUM presents The Money Smart Kid 2008, a contest sponsored by the Federal Reserve for children in grades 5 – 8, Students must write an essay on: 1. Why you want to attend college; 2. Ways you and your family could pay for college; and 3. Which ways do you think are best and why; Must obtain teacher recommendation letter, Applications and details available in the Credit Union office, Deadline, April 1 MARRIED COUPLES MINISTRy Have you been married over 20 years? Share your love story during one of our monthly meetings, Contact William Davis, 630-771-9484 or Willdavis4@ sbcglobal.net 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 MUSIC DEPARTMENT presents the Voice Class Annual Recital, Friday, February 22, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary, Come celebrate with voice class students as they minister in song, Contact Deacon Joe Ann Watson, 773-962-5650 Ext. 430 or JWatson@tucc.org
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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 offers free college application/ financial aid form completion workshops for groups and individuals, Information, visit the THEC Table in the Atrium, after the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services, or contact Ms. Frankie Wilson or Rev. Ruvinia Owusu, 773-298TRINITy UCC AND SAFER FOUNDATION Seek business owners or persons with human Resources oversight, and your company is willing To give ex-offenders an opportunity for Employment, contact Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492 AND…sponsoring Prisoners ReEntry Program, aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old and up, out of prison 180 days or less, no crimes against women or children ALSO… Prisoners Re-Entry Program mentors needed, Must be available to meet with mentees 2-6 hours per month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have been crimes against women or children, must be out of prison for at least 2 years, Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492 TRINITy UCC LEGAL CLINIC Providing direct legal advice, services and representation to the congregation and community, 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 yOUTH SEXUALITy PROJECT Spring 2008 “Keeping It Real!” sessions, March 9, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., “Keeping It Real!” is a groundbreaking faith-based sexuality education dialogue model created for African American youth and prepares them to make healthy, responsible decisions as spiritual and sexual beings, Participants must be between the ages of 10 – 18 years old and willing to commit 9 weeks to the program, Parental consent required, Register in the Atrium following morning worship services, Today, Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, February 24, Contact Joanne Dorn, 708-862-6981, Courtney Avery, 773-230-8819 or tuccysp@yahoo.com

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Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams, Eddie Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Akbar, Dr. Na’im Alexander, Delores Amedee, Earline Anderson, Rev. Danita Anderson-Brown, Pierre Askew, Jeremiah Atkins, Helen Austin, Oliver & Charliestene Avent, Carolyn Bailey, Ruppert & Rose Baker, Leneide The Ballentine Family The Barksdale Family Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Benson, Marjorie The Bentley Family Bertha, Deacon Helen Bland, Telina Blasingame, Mattie Bondurant, Carol & Family Booker, Jr., Raymond J. Boose, Christopher Boose, Claudia Borden, Adrianne Bowers, Jeffrey Brackett, Michael & Ascylyn Bramlet & Thomas Families 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 Bunkley, Baby Ameeor Burrell, William & Sarah Butts, Larvette Campbell, Deborah Carter, Deacon Carole Carter, Doris Carter, Herman Caston, Aletha & Alfred Cephas, Grace Chapman, Malachi Chappell, Richard Sunday, February 17, 2008 Chatman, Carole Cheatom, Cecil Clark, Corine Clark, Norman & Ruby Cochran, Christopher Coleman, Neal Collins, Deacon Yvonne Cooksey, Kristena & Krista Cooper, Minnie Corbett, Joycelyn Corder, Marva Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Coutee, Nastarcia Craft, Vera 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 Davis, Sr., George Dell, Rev. Nathan Denson, Louise Dickinson, Dr. Gloria Donaldson, Kathy Dorham, Barbara Dorn, Louise Dorsey, Sam Draper, Roscoe Dunlap, Phillip Dunn, Almeda Dunnings, James Durham, Eric & Erika Eason, Margarette Ebanks, Clayton Edwards, Deacon Carol Edwards, Jr., Eugene Ellis-Davis, Rev. Sharon Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis Eskridge, Floyd & Edita Eskridge, Sonny Eskridge, Sr., Floyd Fairchild, Inez Fairchild, Josie Farrakhan, Minister Louis Faulkner, Alice Faulkner, Bernice Felnnoy, Angelque Ferguson, Coleatha Few, Sondra 34 Flowers, Jr., Charlie Ford, John Ford, Lula Ford, Nola Fortson, Mary Fuller, Helen Gaffney, Beverly Gage-Wilson, Jozanne Gandy, Donna Garrett, Stephanie Gavin, Sharon Gentry, Callie Gibbs, Charon Gibson, Donald & Donna Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Givens, Charmaine & Family Gosha, Tammy Graham, Elder Lucille Grant, Lynette The Green Family Green, Clara Mae Griffin, Carrie Griffin, Icheka Grigsby, Bernice Guerin, Norma Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Gwynn, Arthur Hall, Sandra Hamilton, Dorothy Hamilton, Sr., Reuben 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, Donald Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Queen Jackson, Yvette Jacobs, Isom James, Hazel James, Mike Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Jenkins, Georgette Jenkins & Family, Sandra Johnson, Anita Johnson, Dr. James Johnson, Gloria Johnson, Kierra Johnson, Martin Jolliff, Marcus & Family Jones, Donald & Jerrius Jones, Edith Jones, George Jones, Karen 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 & Family, Frankie Lockett, Thetis Lofton, Heather London, Millie Long, Deacon Rosemary Love, Margaret Love, Mary Lovelace, Sonji Lowe, Jennifer Lyle, Paul Lyles, Johnise

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