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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
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table of contents
Order of Worship............................................................................................................................. 4
HIV/AIDS Awareness Call to Worship............................................................................................ 5
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”).................................................... 5
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m. – “Just A Closer Walk With Jesus”)...................................................... 6
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.)......................................................................................... 6
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.)........................................................................................................... 7
Confession of Sins............................................................................................................................ 7
Lenten Meditation #5...................................................................................................................... 8
Pastor’s Page................................................................................................................................... 9
Biographical Sketches:
Rev. Dr. Lance D. Watson....................................................................................................... 12
Rev. Otis Moss III................................................................................................................... 13
Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III............................................................................................. 14
Sermon Notes................................................................................................................................ 15
Stewardship................................................................................................................................... 16

Happy 36th Anniversary, Pastor Wright


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Kwame Nkrumah Academy
Good Shepherd Financial Management Program

To Do Justice................................................................................................................................ 21
Special Announcements:
Black and Christian New Member Class................................................................................... 23
TUCC Youth Ministry Training.............................................................................................. 24
THEC Parent Workshop Series................................................................................................ 25
Calendar........................................................................................................................................ 26
Heart of the Community............................................................................................................... 28
Information & Announcements..................................................................................................... 30
Prayer List..................................................................................................................................... 32
Prayer Concerns............................................................................................................................ 34
Service and Support Groups................................................................................... Inside Back Cover

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FOURTH sunday of lent
National Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

Choral Introit................................................................................................................“I Was Glad”


Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.)..........................................“Magnify Him, He Is Worthy To Be Praised”
Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.)................................................................... “Come On In This House”
Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.)...................................................................... “Is There Anybody Here?”
Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.).......................................................... “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”
Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.).............................................................“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.).........................................................................Jeremiah 20:7– 9 (NIV)
Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.).................................................................... Jeremiah 1:1–10 (NRSV)
Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.)............................................................. 1 King 18:15–18 (The Message)
[PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE WORD]
Invocation
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.)................................................................ “My Life, My Love, My All”
Parish Concerns
Visitor Recognition
Passing of the Peace
The Pastor’s Word
The Service of Communion
Confession of Sins
Communion Collect
Assurance of Pardon
Words of Institution
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes and Offerings
Guest Minister
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.)..............................................................................................“We Offer Praise”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.)......................................................................................“Encourage Yourself”
Sermon (7:30 a.m.).......................................................................... “There’s Still Fire In Jeremiah!”
Sermon (11:00 a.m.)...................................................................... “If I Could Walk With Jeremiah”
Sermon (6:00 p.m.).................................................. “Ain’t Nobody Bad Like You!” (1 Kings 18:17)
Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.)
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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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS
CALL TO WORSHIP Hymn of praise
LEADER 7:30 a.m.
We are the people of God.
CAN’T NOBODY DO ME
PEOPLE LIKE JESUS
The people of God, living with AIDS.
LEADER Verse I
Together, we can make a difference. Can’t nobody do me like Jesus.
PEOPLE Can’t nobody do me like the Lord.
If we choose, we can contribute to the healing of AIDS. Can’t nobody do me like Jesus.
LEADER He’s my friend.
In our homes, in our church, in our community.
PEOPLE Verse II
In our bodies, in our minds, in our spirits.
Healed my body; told me to run on.
LEADER
Our brothers and sisters, our parents, and our Healed my body; told me to run.
children are infected with HIV. Healed my body; told me to run on.
PEOPLE He’s my friend!
Our community is living and dying with AIDS.
LEADER Verse III
Stigma and discrimination are infecting our communities. Picked me up and turned me around.
PEOPLE Oh, picked me up and turned me around.
We will not let our fear and silence continue to put us
at risk. Picked me up and turned me around.
Oh, He’s my friend!
LEADER
If we choose, the blocks to healing can be removed.
PEOPLE
We choose compassion. We choose to respond.
LEADER
Will you respond with your money, with your time,
with your love?
PEOPLE
We choose to respond that AIDS may be healed.
LEADER
We are the people of God.
TOGETHER
We pray and act for the healing of AIDS.

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Hymn of praise UNISON
SCRIPTUREs
11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m.
JUST A CLOSER WALK Jeremiah 20:7–9 (NIV)
WITH THEE 7
O Lord, you deceived me, and I was deceived;
Verse I you overpowered me and prevailed. I am
I am weak but Thou art strong; ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
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Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming
I’ll be satisfied as long violence and destruction. So the word of the
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee. Lord has brought me insult and reproach all day
long. 9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or
Refrain speak any more in his name,” his word is in my
Just a closer walk with Thee, heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am
Grant it, Jesus, if You please? weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be. 11:00 a.m.
Jeremiah 1:1–10 (NRSV)
Verse II 1
The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, of the
Through this world of toil and snares, priests who were in Anathoth in the land of
If I falter, Lord, who cares? Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the Lord came
Who with me my burden shares? in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah,
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also
(Repeat Refrain)
in the days of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of
Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year
Verse III
of King Zedekiah son of Josiah of Judah, until
When my feeble life is o’er,
the captivity of Jerusalem in the fifth month. 4
Time for me will be no more;
Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5
Guide me gently, safely o’er
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.
and before you were born I consecrated you; I
(Repeat Refrain)
appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then
I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how
to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7 But the Lord
said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a boy’; for
you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you
shall speak whatever I command you. 8 Do not
be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver
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UNIS ON CONFESSION
SCRIPTUREs OF SINS

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you, says the Lord.” 9 Then the Lord put out lmighty and Most Merciful Father,
his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord we come before You, acknowledging
said to me, “Now I have put my words in your our sins, our shortcomings, and our
mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations breaking of our Covenant with You.
and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull Not only have we done things we ought not to
down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build have done, said things we ought not to have said,
and to plant.” left undone so many things we ought to have done
and been silent when we should have witnessed for
6:00 p.m. You.
1 Kings 18:15–18 (The Message) Not only are we guilty of that, O Lord; but we
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Elijah said, “As surely as God-of-the-Angel- have also closed our eyes and pretended not to
Armies lives, and before whom I take my stand, see the injustices, the racism and the evil which
I’ll meet with your master face to face this very pervade our everyday lives.
day.” 16 So Obadiah went straight to Ahab and We have shut our ears and pretended not to hear
told him. And Ahab went out to meet Elijah. the cries for liberation which come from the lips,
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The moment Ahab saw Elijah he said, “So it’s lives and hearts of the oppressed — even our own
you, old troublemaker!” 18 “It’s not I who has Black brothers and sisters!
caused trouble in Israel,” said Elijah, “but you Forgive us, O Lord, renew our courage and
and your government — you’ve dumped God’s faith, and keep us ever mindful of Thy great
ways and commands and run off after the local sacrifice. Hear us, we beseech Thee, as we come
gods, the Baals. 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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LENTEN MEDITATION #5
LENTEN HOPE
PERILS AND PROMISES
“A MISSION OF HOPE”

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piritual life is deeply personal. It deals with our inner being, with what motivates us. Yet,
when we look at what Jesus taught His hearers, we find Him speaking repeatedly about our
relationships with those around us. Even the Beatitudes, while speaking of being humble,
meek and seekers of righteousness, include a call to be merciful to others and makers of peace.
The word, “hope,” reflects personal desire and longing, yet it also reaches outward. We have
hopes for our children and friends. If we visit a sick neighbor or take time to listen to someone else’s
troubles, we try to bring them cheer and restore their hope. The sharing of hope, then, can become
a mission. It is evangelism, because it carries to others some good news.
An experienced doctor once said that, for most of his patients, their real need was more
psychological than physical. Over the years, we all come to know the healing comfort of talking
with a friend, who really listens to us. Part of this comfort is the feeling of being cared for, but an
important addition to this comes in the actual words of the conversation. We are enabled to face
reality honestly, including not only hard things but hopeful possibilities. Sometimes, we only need
someone to talk with, in order to rediscover the hope that is there.
Actually, being involved in a mission of hope works two ways. We take with us our own glimmers
of hope, faltering though they may be. These call forth the glimmers that others may have, even if
temporarily almost overwhelmed. In caring conversation, their glimmers and ours unite and genuine
light is found to illuminate the lives of both.

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thank you!

My Dearly Beloved in the Lord:


I write you today for the last time as your Senior Pastor. My sabbatical leave started on March 1,
2008. I will be gone from your midst, but not from your hearts or from your memories.
You will forever be on my heart, also. I have spent over half of my life in this ministry. I have
dedicated babies here. I have married couples here. I have preached funerals here and I have been
made to know what a “home-away-from-home” is, right here at Trinity!
My family and I moved to Chicago from the East Coast. You welcomed us into your hearts. You
welcomed us into your homes. You nurtured my oldest two daughters from the time that they were
eight years old and seven years old.
You gave them a home in your homes. You gave them an extended family. You gave their mother
and me a place to be “safe” even when the waters on the sea of matrimony got rough and caused the
ship on which we were sailing to break apart.
You welcomed Ramah as my wife. You embraced Nathan and Nikol as our children. You have been
the only church family that Jamila has known.
You have planted the DNA of love upon the psyches of my grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jazmin and
Steven. You are forever a part of our lives.
You welcomed my father-in-law, Leonard Bratton, and my mother-in-law, Marjorie Bratton, into
our fold and you have continued to support my mother-in-law after my father-in-law went home to
be with the Lord.
You traveled to Philadelphia in 2001, when my father died. You came back to Philadelphia to be
with me in 2005, when my mother died.
You have prayed for me. You have put up with me. You have embraced me. You have loved me and
I am eternally in your debt.
I write you on this last Sunday of celebration, and I write you with joy and with thanksgiving
to God.

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thank you!, cont’d

I am thankful to God for so many things and my joy is unspeakable!


My joy is for the memories that you have given me and my family. My gratitude to God is for the
way in which you have opened your arms and accepted my new family. My new family is Pastor Otis
Moss III, his lovely bride, Monica, and his two children, Elijah and Makayla.
I am grateful to God that you have embraced the answer to the prayers that we prayed for the
leadership of our church and the future of our church. I am grateful to God for your standing beside
Pastor Moss and standing behind Pastor Moss to make sure that God’s Will is done as Pastor Moss
follows the lead of Him who is the Good Shepherd.
It is with joy, thanksgiving to God and great anticipation that I look forward to all of the awesome
things that God is going to do in and through Pastor Moss’ leadership and pastorate.
Thank you for loving him and thank you for being the best congregation on this side of Heaven!
Sincerely and lovingly yours,
To My Beloved Trinity Family,
There simply are no words to adequately express
my deepest appreciation for your outpouring of love
Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
and support during these past few weeks, as well as
Pastor Emeritus
the past 26 years.
I am especially grateful to Mrs. Moss and everyone
who participated in the luncheon celebration held
on February 2. It was absolutely awesome! Thank
you so much for your calls, your letters, your cards,
your gifts, and every act of kindness extended to my
family and me. Thank you for the part that each of
you played in this incredible journey. To God be the
glory!
With Love,
Rev. Ramah

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Pastor’s page
A Tribute to Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright
by Rev. Otis Moss III

Liberating Legend & Legend of Liberation

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omewhere behind the veil of eternity, God took the cosmic clay of creation and formed a
soul—the soul God knew before the soul was attached to a temporal vessel we call flesh.
This soul was deposited in the womb of an expectant mother and joyous father in the City
of Brotherly Love, known as Philadelphia. Sensing the whisper of the Divine, the parents
named this soul, bound beautifully in innocent, infant flesh—Jeremiah.
Jeremiah—Daddy J, pastor, brother, son, friend, husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, uncle, preacher,
teacher and yes, part-time comedian. This wonderful, winsome, passionate and prophetic soul would
place a unique mark upon the collective consciousness of men and women who would dare carry the
bitter but sweet burden of preaching.
His voice would speak with the rhythmic, poetic prose of blues-inspired sorrow and the
improvisational jazz-inflected intonations of joy. If you listen to him, as I have, you hear the weight
of the Holy upon his words and witness the irresistible urge of speaking truth to power and the need
to pull the existentially exiled from the abyss of self-hate. His unique preaching ministry is and has
been a homiletic of recovery, remembering and revolutionary revelation. His ministry brings together
the broken bruised with the Good News of Christ.
It must be said, this soul carries a burdensome joy, for the power of the prophet is rooted in his
ability to weep with the widows and mourn with the marginalized. This causes prophetic frustration,
because the Word they want to birth in the world, stays in the first trimester of gestation. They only
get a glimpse of the Promised Land, never to cross over. Prophets only get a glimpse because when
others think they have arrived, the Jeremiahs of the world are never satisfied. We salute this soul who
God knew before he was born and after he was birthed from his mother’s womb and was resuscitated
and resurrected for such a time as this.
So we honor you. We thank you, pastor, Daddy J, Dr. Wright. You are a liberating legend and we
give thanks to God, for he knew you and formed you before you were in your mother’s womb.

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Text goes here ance D. Watson is a three-time summa cum laude graduate of
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, from which he holds the
bachelor of science degree in psychology, the bachelor of arts degree in
philosophy and the master of arts degree in guidance and counseling.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of
Theology at Virginia Union University from which he holds a master of divinity
degree, and a summa cum laude graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian
Education at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He has also
earned his doctoral degree at United Theological Seminary where he had the
distinction of serving as an adjunct professor while working on his degree.
His achievements and recognitions are noteworthy. He has been honored as an
Outstanding Contributor to Education, an Outstanding Communicator and Minister of the Year, as well as an
African American Role Model by several organizations. He is listed in Who’s Who in Religion, and a member of
the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
He serves as senior pastor of the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia, and chief visionary for
its corporate affiliates, Destiny Child Development Center, Destiny Center for the Performing Arts, Charisma
Books and Gifts, Perfect Placement, At Your Service, Saint Paul’s Community Foundation, NIA, Inc. of Greater
Richmond, Positive Power Media Group and Destiny Christian Academy, serving children in grades 1– 8.
This young, progressive and forward-looking congregation for “People On the Grow” serves as the spiritual
home for more than 10,000 persons and supports mission and ministry causes around the globe. Saint Paul’s
has acquired and constructed a 120,000+ square foot campus on 47 flowing acres of land. In 2006, the church
opened the first of several locations planned as it builds a “spiritual beltway” around the city of Richmond
and recently, the church has acquired 265 additional acres of land upon which it plans to construct an entire
community, complete with residential, office and commercial endeavors.
Rev. Watson is the host of the telecast Positive Power, seen locally on WTVR – Channel 6 and nationally on
TV One network. Saint Paul’s has been noted by the Virginia General Baptist Association as one of the fastest
growing churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
His works have been featured in the African American Pulpit, the Baptist Herald and several other
publications. He is author of Being Healthy From Now On, Maximize Your Edge: Navigating Life’s
Challenges and That Was Then, This is NOW! available through all major bookstores and www.lancewatson.org.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is married to Rosemary Wilder, a noted and world-traveled singer, and
together they parent three children: Lance, Rachel and Damon.

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Text goes here ev. Otis Moss III currently serves as pastor of Trinity United
Church of Christ under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah
A. Wright, Jr. Prior to joining the pastoral staff at Trinity United Church
of Christ, Rev. Moss served as pastor of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in
Augusta, Georgia. After his arrival, Tabernacle was blessed, through Christ, to
increase from 125 members to over 2100 disciples.
Rev. Moss received his bachelor of arts degree in religion and philosophy from
Morehouse College. He went on to do his graduate work at Yale University,
where he graduated with a master of divinity degree with a concentration in
ethics and theology.
Rev. Moss began his pursuit of a Ph.D. in religion and social change at the
University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, under the tutelage of African American
historian and theologian, Dr. Vincent Harding. While studying at Iliff, Rev. Moss was blessed to be called
to serve the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Moving his family to Augusta, GA, meant that he had to place his
studies on hold. Despite this academic detour, Rev. Moss maintains a strong commitment to scholarly research
and teaching. His passion for academic excellence has never wavered. Evidence of this abounds in the many
roles he has performed as adjunct professor at numerous colleges and universities across the country. Highly
regarded as a preacher, Rev. Moss has received numerous awards and recognitions. Rev. Moss is committed to
intergenerational ministry and prophetic preaching. His passion for youth and intergenerational ministry led
him to create the Issachar Movement, a consulting group designed to bridge the generation gap within churches
and train a new generation of prophetic church leadership.
Rev. Moss is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Otis (Edwina) Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the husband of
Monica Brown Moss. Rev. and Mrs. Moss have a five-year-old son, Elijah Wynton Taylor Moss, and a two-year-
old daughter, Makayla Elon Moss.

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Rev. Frederick Douglas Haynes III has made it his mission to
empower changed people to change the world. His message is clear: If Christians
are to positively impact the world, they must be willing to minister beyond the
walls of the church.
As senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church since 1983, Rev. Haynes
leads one of the largest church congregations in Dallas. In the last decade alone,
the 30-year-old church has grown from approximately 500 members to over
9,000 members.
A native of San Francisco, California, Rev. Haynes is the third in a line of well-
known, socially conscious preachers. He graduated from Bishop College in 1982
with a bachelor of arts degree in religion and English. He earned a master of
divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received honorary doctorates of divinity
from Paul Quinn College and Texas College. On May 6, 2005, Rev. Haynes received his doctor of ministry
degree from Oxford University in Oxford, England. A popular guest preacher, his progressive, Bible-based
message has reached millions of people in locations around the world, including Africa, Australia, the Caribbean
and throughout North America.
January 1, 2006 marked the grand opening of the new Friendship-West Community. The 315,000-square-
foot Worship and Conference Center is only Phase I of the Community.
With a gift of relating to young people, Rev. Haynes has taken steps toward reaching the young secular
community that has been turned off by tradition and require a more contemporary method towards receiving
Christ. In 2001, he was asked to close the #1-rated Dallas morning radio show – Skip Murphy and the Morning
Team on K104-FM – with a spiritual segment called, “Inspirational Vitamin.”
A firm believer in community involvement, Rev. Haynes is vice-president of the African American Pastors
Coalition, board member of Paul Quinn College, and a former board member of the Dallas Urban League.
He serves on the honorary committee of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Project Foundation, based in
Washington, D.C. He is the executive secretary of the Evangelism Board of the National Baptist Convention,
USA, Inc. and is a member of Alphas Phi Alphas Fraternity, Inc. Rev. Haynes is the founder/CEO of FDH
Ministries, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Frederick Douglas Academy, a Friendship-West academic
institution educating the minds of our future pre-K through third grade students.
Rev. Haynes has received numerous awards and recognition. Like great preachers before him, he was
inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. In 2000, he was invited
by the 42nd U.S. President, William Jefferson Clinton, to participate in dialogue regarding issues impacting the
African American community. He has also spoken on national platforms, including the National Urban League
Convention.
Rev. Haynes is married to Debra Peek-Haynes, founder and president of Quorum Commercial, a Dallas
commercial real estate firm. They are the parents of a beautiful 14-year-old daughter, Abeni Jewel Haynes.

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STEWARDSHIP
the results of a Redeemed LifE
A SACRIFICE FOR A SOLDIER

A
n old soldier, worn out in the service of his country, began playing the
violin on the street to earn his living. One day, on the streets of Vienna,
his hand trembled so severely that he could no longer play. A passerby
stopped and said, “Friend, you are too old and too feeble. Give me your violin.”
The stranger played so sweetly that a crowd soon gathered and coins poured
into the tattered hat of the old soldier. The new violinist emptied the money into
the soldier’s pocket and played again, more sweetly than before. Again, the hat
was filled with money, which was turned over to the veteran soldier. The stranger
finally handed the violin back and was on his way.
“Who was he?” asked the bystanders. “Why, that is Amard Bucher, the great
violinist,” some exclaimed.
And so it was. The master violinist had taken the man’s place, had assumed
his poverty, endured his disgrace, played his music and earned his living. He had
made a sacrifice for that old soldier.

Your Friends in Service,


The Stewardship Ministry
Constance A. King, Editor
James D. Butler, Chairperson

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Enjoy your sabbatical as you look forward
to your retirement!

TOday, Sunday, March 2, 2008


7:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lance Watson
11:00 a.m. Rev. Otis Moss III
6:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III
Christ Universal Temple
11901 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

9:00 p.m. – Midnight


Partying With The Retiring Pastor
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
CD/ DVD Box Sets!

Get your copies today and beat the celebration rush!

AKIBA STORE HOURS


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Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Sunday after each Worship Service
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Trinity United Church of Christ
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Tuesdays, March 11 – May 27


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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Space is limited – RSVP – 773-962-5650 Mailbox 819

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TO DO JUSTICE
by Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.

A
s we honor our Senior Pastor for 36 • Intravenous drug use is fueling the
years of faithful service, we thank God epidemic in Black communities. It
for sending us a shepherd after God’s accounts for 43 percent of infections
own heart. We thank God for his pastoral and among Black women and 38 percent
patient personality, and we also thank God for among Black men. Many women contract
his prophetic power. Pastor Wright has never HIV infection through sex with an
ceased to speak truth to power in order to injection drug user.
benefit the lives of countless millions around • In 1998, men of color who have sex with
the world. men represented 52 percent of total AIDS
One of the issues that Pastor Wright has cases. By comparison, in 1989 men of
continued to speak, preach and advocate is color who have sex with men represented
the pandemic of HIV/AIDS that has ravaged 31 percent of total AIDS cases.
communities and countries, particularly as it • Although only 15 percent of the
relates to people of African descent. Consider adolescent population in the United
the following facts: States is Black, over 60 percent of AIDS
• Of the estimated 40,000 new HIV cases reported in 1999 among 13-19 year
infections each year, more than 50 olds were among Blacks.
percent occur among African Americans. • Black children represent almost two-
• In 1998, African American women thirds (62 percent) of all reported
constituted 64 percent of new female pediatric AIDS cases.
AIDS cases and African American men • AIDS is a global problem among Black
accounted for 50 percent of new AIDS people. The World Health Organization
cases among men. reveals that the disease is the number
• AIDS is the number one cause of death one leading cause of death in Africa.
for Black adults, aged 25 to 44, before The United Nations estimated that
heart disease, cancer and homicide. two million Africans died of AIDS in
• One in 50 Black men is HIV-positive. 1998, accounting for 80 percent of the
One in 160 Black women is HIV- worldwide total of AIDS deaths. Nine
positive. out of ten children with HIV are in sub-
• Black senior citizens represent more than Saharan Africa. By the end of the year
50 percent of HIV cases among persons 2000, a cumulative total of 13 million
over age 55. children, the majority in Africa, have lost
one or both parents to AIDS.
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TO DO JUSTICE

That being said, we acknowledge that this is the National Black Church Week of Prayer For The
Healing of AIDS. All across the country, Black churches will be engaging in ministry and education
around the pandemic of HIV/AIDS that has affected our communities so much. In order to stop
HIV/AIDS, knowing better will help us to do better. Pastor Wright is known to say that the spread
of HIV/AIDS happens in three ways: (1) Blood, (2) Semen, and (3) Ignorance. We would not have
you ignorant. Therefore, the HIV/AIDS Ministry of your church will be hosting events each night
this week to help educate and discuss the affects of HIV/AIDS.

ACTION ITEMS
1. Attend one of the events sponsored by the HIV/AIDS ministry this week
2. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sams Club

Thought for this week:


“What affects one of us directly, affects all of us indirectly.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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spe cial announcement

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED


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!
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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SPECIAL 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, 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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spe cial announcement

FOR ADULTS ONLY


The TRINITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION’S
PARENT WORKSHOP SERIES
Join us for our next installment
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
TUCC Village Center • 1947 W. 95th Street, Chicago, IL.

“But How Do I Get There? - Demystifying the College Admissions Process”

Join our guest speaker, Erin Bloomquist, Director of Diversity and Educational Partnerships
for The University of Iowa Chicago Center, as she shares her insight on navigating through
the oftentimes confusing waters of getting into public or private colleges and universities.
A recipient of its prestigious “Rising Star” award, the National Association for College
Admission Counseling has recognized her for her dedication in serving the needs of
students in their transition from high school to college.

Come hear her insights on:


• Developing the high school through college plan – early adopters to late bloomers
• Identifying resources available for successful navigation
• Moving from “How to” to “Getting through” admission & transition
• Become acquainted with the University of Iowa’s summer programs for academic
enrichment
• Next steps – Now!

PARENTS DON’T JUST TELL YOUR STUDENTS, BRING THEM!


Please RSVP to Larriey Payton by March 4th, so that we can have an accurate
count for refreshments at 773-298-1590 or info@thec4success.org
Program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Take this opportunity to get signed up for THEC’s Choices Explorer and Planner tools

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C ALENDAR
HIGHLIGHTS TUESDAY – 03/04
TODAY 36th Anniversary/Retirement 400 W. 95th Street
Celebration for Pastor Wright 7:00 p.m. Singles Community – They Were
Single Too – A
TODAY – 03/02 Newness of Life Membership
7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA Meeting – BR
9:30 a.m. Breakfast – FH Men’s Chorus – SA
Bible Study – WC
11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA TUCC Village Center
1:30 p.m. Dinner – FH 1947 W. 95th Street
My Space: High School Teens 2:30 p.m. THEC ETS Tutoring – E102
– 202 6:00 p.m. Computer Repair Class
2:00 p.m. Youth Sexuality Project – 116 – Computer Lab
6:00 p.m. Worship Service Sisterhood Ministry – W302
Christ Universal Temple THEC HBCU Parent/Student
11901 S. Ashland Ave. Orientation – W301
9:00 p.m. Party with the Senior Pastor 7:00 p.m. Logistics Committee – W305
South Shore Cultural Center
WEDNESDAY – 03/05
MONDAY – 03/03 400 W. 95th Street
5:00 p.m. Voice Class – WC 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Mwanabaraka Dance Ministry Prayer and Fasting
Rehearsal – FH 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service – WC
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA 6:00 p.m. Chaplains Ministry – BR
6:30 p.m. Chinara Dance Ministry IT Advisory Group – 202
Devotion – A 7:14 p.m. Prayer Service – WC
Hospitality Ministry – 102
7:00 p.m. Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA TUCC Village Center
Chinara Dance Ministry Rehearsal 1947 W. 95th Street
– FH 2:30 p.m. THEC ETS Tutoring – E102
6:00 p.m. THEC Parent Night Workshop
TUCC Village Center – W301/302
1947 W. 95th Street
2:30 p.m. THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 THURSDAY – 03/06
6:30 p.m. Unix Computer Class – 400 W. 95th Street
Computer Lab 5:00 p.m. Voice Class – FH
7:00 p.m. Drug and Alcohol Revival 5:30 p.m. Imani Rehearsal – WC
Committee – W305 Khayralla Dance Ministry – 203
Adult Ushers Executive Board 6:00 p.m. Adopt-A-Student – 102
Meeting – W301 Band Rehearsal – SA
Women’s Drill Rehearsal
TUESDAY – 03/04 – Narthex II
400 W. 95th Street 7:00 p.m. Tangeni Dance Rehearsal – 203
6:00 p.m. Band Rehearsal – SA Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA
Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Newness of Life Leadership
Meeting – BR
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C ALENDAR
THURSDAY – 03/06 SATURDAY – 03/08
TUCC Village Center 400 W. 95th Street
1947 W. 95th Street 1:00 p.m. Grandparents Ministry – BR
2:30 p.m. THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Tangeni Leadership Board
6:00 p.m. Excel Computer Class Meeting – 203
– Computer Lab Women’s Drill Team – SA
7:00 p.m. Housing Ministry – W305 2:00 p.m. Malcolm X Substance Abuse
Class – 202
FRIDAY – 03/07 2:30 p.m. Intonjane Rehearsal – A
10:00 a.m. Free-N-One – 207 3:00 p.m. Pre-Marital Counseling – 203
5:00 p.m. Music Theory Class – 207 Married Couples Spiritual
Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – SA Committee Meeting – FH
6:00 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal Music Ministry Orientation – 207
– Narthex II 3:30 p.m. Intonjane Rehearsal – 116
Tribe of Judah – WC 4:00 p.m. Internal Security – 202
7:00 p.m. Free-N-One – 203 Greeters Ministry – A
Tough Love – 116 Married Couples Ministry – FH

TUCC Village Center TUCC Village Center
1947 W. 95th Street 1947 W. 95th Street
2:30 p.m. THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 9:00 a.m. Amani Hospice Volunteer Training
6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry Phase II Training – W302
– W301 10:00 a.m. THEC ACT Prep – W301
2:00 p.m. HIV/AIDS Support Ministry – W305
SATURDAY – 03/08 THEC ETS Training – E102
400 W. 95th Street 3:00 p.m. High School Counseling Ministry
7:00 a.m. Ministers in Training – FH – W301
7:30 a.m. Yoga – Narthex II
9:00 a.m. Village Keepers – 102 Child Care Center
9:30 a.m. Church School – Adult Class – WC 532 W. 95th Street
Church School – 116/202/203/207 12:00 p.m. Intonjane
Church School – Discipleship Class 2:30 p.m. Isuthu
– FH
Church School Easter Program
Dress Rehearsal – SA
11:00 a.m. Tangeni New Member Orientation – BR
Math Tutorial – 202/203
Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC
Information Technology Ministry
– 116
Youth Church Ministry Teacher
Meeting – 102
12:00 p.m. Wedding Seminar – 207
12:30 p.m. Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal
– Narthex II
Walaika Rehearsal – WC

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heart of the communit y
BOY SCOUTS Troop #553 is looking for April 6 – Thursday, April 10, Elmhurst
all former members, formerly housed at College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL,
Woodlawn AME Church, 6456 S. Evans, Call 630-617-3033 or visit www.elmhurst.edu
Alumni will honor Rev. Arties R. Phillips
80th birthday, Saturday, April 12, Harambe FACE DIABETES invites you to join R&B
House, Call 312-206-5712 songstress Angie Stone in the fight against
diabetes, Saturday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. –
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH 5:00 p.m., South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony
CENTER presents I Need You To Survive Island, www.FACE-diabetes.com
community health seminars, “High Blood
Pressure: A Silent Killer,” Thursday, March 20, GOSPEL DIVA DELOIS BARRETT
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., 9718 S. Halsted, Contact CAMPBELL 82nd Birthday Musical
773-298-2076 or info@cchc-rchm.org Extravaganza, Hosted by Rev. Otis Houston,
Sunday, March 9, 3:00 p.m., First Church of
COMMUNITY OF MEN provides positive Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash
male role models for young males 9 –18 years
old, Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., St. Sabina, GOSPEL EXPLOSION CONCERT and
78th and Racine, Call Brother Vincent Price, fundraiser for Girls A.U. Basketball, Guest
773-485-1463 Comedian, Uncle Bal, Friday, March 29,
4:30 p.m., King College Prep High School,
COOK COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION 4445 S. Drexel, Tickets, Call Robert Lee,
Community Expo, Saturday, March 29, 773-791-7659 or Roosevelt, 773-562-6416
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Washington Park
Refectory, 5531 S. King Dr. HOLISTIC HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
Monday, March 10, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Chicago
DINING WITH DIABETES a three-part State University, Cordell Reid Student Union,
series designed to assist patients in controlling 9501 S. King Dr., 773-983-1244
diabetes, sponsored by University of Illinois
Extension, Wednesdays, March 5, 12 and 19, KIDS UNLIMITED MENTORING
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 8751 S. Greenwood, PROJECT seeks people to be change agents
Registration, Call Adrienna Lee, 773-933-6774 and carriers of hope by providing two hours each
week, Contact Carrie Bergen, 312-447-4365 or
ELMHURST COLLEGE presents its 18th cbergen@sga-youth.org
Annual Holocaust Education Project, Sunday,

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heart of the communit y
LAW CAMP hosts its 17th annual summer ST. SABINA AFRICAN AMERICAN
session to enhance interest in the study of SPEAKING SERIES ’08 Guest speakers
law, June 23 – June 27, Call Jerome Watkins, include Susan L. Taylor, Friday, March 7;
312-409-9480 Maya Angelou, Friday, March 28, Tickets,
773-483-4300
MAYFAIR ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
commemorates 50 years of community service, STILL BILL’S SPOTLIGHT ON MUSIC
Mayfair Academy Awards Gala, honoring the hosted by William “Still Bill” Asbury,
Joel Hall Dancers, Muntu Dance Theater, Saturdays, 3:00 p.m., CRIS Radio,
Human Rhythm Project, Mayfair Performing www.thechicagolighthouse.org
Company, the Sutton Family and their
directors, Saturday, March 15, South Shore ST. SABINA AFRICAN AMERICAN
Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, Contact SPEAKING SERIES ’08 Guest speakers
773-846-8180 or mayfair79@sbcglobal.net include Susan L. Taylor, Friday, March 7;
Maya Angelou, Friday, March 28, Tickets,
NAACP SOUTHSIDE BRANCH health care 773-483-4300
advocacy event for people with physical, mental
disabilities, families and professionals, Saturday,
March 8, Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S.
King Dr., Call 773-429-9830 or Dr. Odon,
773-821-8945

RELATIONSHIP GAMES A play by Safia


Bernard, Friday, March 14 and Saturday,
March 15, Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake
Shore Dr., 312-559-1212

SPELMAN COLLEGE Glee Club Benefit


Concert, Friday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.,
St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441
S. St. Lawrence, Contact Tangela Blakely,
312-617-3457 or www.naascchicago.org

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information & announcemenTS
AFRICA MINISTRY Join Pastor Wright on HIV/AIDS SUPPORT MINISTRY observes
his annual spiritual and cultural sojourn to the Black Church Week of Prayer for the
Ghana, West Africa, August 6 – 16, 2008, Healing of AIDS, Sunday, March 2 through
Information, Call Sydney Wilson, 773-363-9500 Friday, March 8, Programs nightly, 7:00 p.m.,
Atrium, Call Rodney Johnson, 773-508-4959
AMANI CARE PROGRAM and Trinity
Amani Care Team with Vitas (TAV) seek MARRIED COUPLES MINISTRY
volunteers to provide companionship, support Have you been married over 20 years?
and other services, No experience required, Share your Love Story during one of our
Training provided, Call Etta McGregor Jones, monthly meetings, Contact William Davis,
773-298-2110 630-771-9484 or Willdavis4@sbcglobal.net

FINANCIAL COUNSELING MEMBERSHIP/MINISTRY SERVICES


CONSORTIUM The Money Smart Kid 2008 Have you moved? Any children left the nest?
Essay Contest sponsored by the Federal Reserve New employment or newly married? Forgot
for children grades 5 – 8, Essays on: 1. Why your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry
you want to attend college; 2. Ways you and Services, 773-962-5650 x233 or x232
your family could pay for college; and 3. Which
way(s) you think are best and why, Must obtain SINGLES COMMUNITY MINISTRY
teacher recommendation letter, Applications Annual Easter Egg Hunt, ages 3 – 12, Saturday,
and details available in Credit Union office, March 22, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., South Shore
Deadline: April 1 Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., Enjoy food,
fun and fellowship, Parents asked to donate
FINE ARTS AND LITERARY GUILD one bag of candy, Contact Cassandra Hudson,
presents Dinner and a Movie with a screening of 708-891-5354 or cmarie1623@aol.com
“Color of the Cross,” a movie focusing on the
last two days of Christ’s life, and the first film in TRINITY AMANI HOSPICE CARE TEAM
history to depict Christ as a Black man, Friday, WITH VITAS (TAV) provides full hospice
March 14, 6:00 p.m., Atrium, Information and service, a special concept of care designed to
reservations, following worship services, Atrium provide comfort and support to patients and
families when a life-limiting illness no longer
GRANDPARENTS MINISTRY meeting, responds to cure-oriented treatments,
Saturday, March 8, 1:00 p.m., Boardroom, Call Etta McGregor Jones, 773-298-2110
Call Deacon Joe Griffith, 773-928-9084

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information & announcemenTS
TRINITY HIGHER EDUCATION out of prison 180 days or less, no crimes against
CORPORATION presents four spring HBCU women or children ALSO…Prisoners Re-Entry
tours: Tour A (3/16 – 3/21), University of Program mentors needed, Must be available
Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kentucky State, Fisk and to meet with mentees 2 – 6 hours per month,
others; Tour B (3/16 – 3/21) Clark Atlanta, If ex-offender: conviction must not have been
Johnson C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, South crimes against women or children, must be out
Carolina State and others; Tour C (3/23 – 3/28) of prison for at least 2 years, Call Vanessa Cosby-
Tennessee State, Spelman, Morehouse, Florida Shannon, 773-233-1492
A&M, Tuskegee and others; Tour D (3/24 –
3/28) Central State, Virginia Union, Hampton, TRINITY UCC LEGAL CLINIC Providing
Howard and others; Call Elena Thomas or direct legal advice, services and representation
Frankie Wilson, 773-298-1590 AND…THEC to the congregation and community, Every1st
offers free college application/financial aid form and 3rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and
completion workshops for groups and individuals, 2nd Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Village Center,
Information: Atrium, after 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. Call Rev. Reginald Williams, 773-962-5650
services, Call Ms. Frankie Wilson or Rev. Ruvinia x 428
Owusu, 773-298-1590
YOUTH SEXUALITY PROJECT begins
TRINITY LIFESAVERS New mentoring its Spring 2008 “Keeping It Real!” sessions,
program that matches adults with children of March 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Eight-week
incarcerated parents, Save a life, Share some of curriculum is a groundbreaking faith-based
your time, advice and friendship with a child, sexuality education dialogue model created for
Look for program brochure in the Habari Gani African American youth and prepares them to
rack in the Atrium, Contact Daryle Brown, make healthy, responsible decisions as spiritual
847-922-3361, or daryleq@yahoo.com and sexual beings, Participants must be 10 – 18
years old and willing to commit 9 weeks to the
TRINITY UCC AND SAFER program, Parental consent required, Contact
FOUNDATION Seek business owners or Joanne Dorn, 708-862-6981, Courtney Avery,
persons with human Resources oversight, and 773-230-8819 or tuccysp@yahoo.com
your company is willing To give ex-offenders
an opportunity for Employment, Call Vanessa
Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492 AND…
sponsoring Prisoners Re-Entry Program, aftercare
program for ex-offenders: 18 years old and up,
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PRAYER LIST
Adams, Cynthia Caston, Aletha & Alfred Ferguson, Coleatha Holmes, Louise
Adams, Deacon Lorraine Cephas, Grace Few, Sondra Holyfield, Christina
Adams, Eddie Chapman, Malachi Flowers, Jr., Charlie Hooker, Timothy
Adams-Carter, Cynthia Chappell, Richard Ford, John Horton, Kierra
Adams-Childs, Vernita Chatman, Carole Ford, Lula Houston, Cozetta
Akbar, Dr. Na’im Cheatom, Cecil Ford, Nola Howard, Cynthia
Alexander, Delores Clark, Corine Fortson, Mary Hunter, Kenzie
Allen, Azalean Clark, Norman & Ruby Fuller, Helen Hunter, Nell
Amedee, Earline Clark, Violet Gaffney, Beverly Hurley, William
Anderson, Rev. Danita Cochran, Christopher Gage-Wilson, Jozanne Ingersoll, Bob & Zell
Anderson-Brown, Pierre Coleman, Neal Gandy, Donna Ingram, Julia
Askew, Jeremiah Collins, Deacon Yvonne Garrett, Stephanie Ingram, Junius
Atkins, Helen Cooksey, Kristena & Krista Gavin, Sharon Jackson, Betty Jo
Austin, Oliver & Charliestene Cooper, Minnie Gentry, Callie Jackson, Briana
Avent, Carolyn Corbett, Joycelyn Gibbs, Charon Jackson, Donald
Avery, Deacon Edna Corder, Marva Gibson, Donald & Donna Jackson, Donna
Bailey, Ruppert & Rose Cosby, Cynthia Gill, Charlotte Jackson, Durlynne
Baker, Leneide Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Gill, Deacon Eldridge Jackson, Lizzie
Ballentine Family Coutee, Nastarcia Givens & Family, Charmaine Jackson, Pamela
Barksdale Family Craft, Vera Glenn-Parker, Annette Jackson, Queen
Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Crenshaw, Darrell Gosha, Tammy Jackson, Yvette
Barrigher, Jeffrey Crenshaw, Kathy Graham, Elder Lucille Jacobs, Isom
Benson, Marjorie Crenshaw, La Tonia Grant, Lynette James, Hazel
Bentley Family, Crider, Rev. Tyrone Green, Clara Mae James, Mike
Bertha, Deacon Helen Cross, Chris Green Family, Jenkins, Deacon Herschel
Blackmon, Elizabeth Currie, Leonard Griffin, Carrie Jenkins, Georgette
Bland, Telina Dade Family, Griffin, Icheka Jenkins & Family, Sandra
Blasingame, Mattie Daniels, Carbena Grigsby, Bernice Johnson, Anita
Bondurant, Carol & Family Daniels, Celeste Guerin, Norma Johnson, Dr. James
Booker, Jr., Raymond J. David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Johnson, Gloria
Boose, Christopher Davis, Edrena Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Johnson, Kierra
Boose, Claudia Davis, Green Lee Gwynn, Arthur Johnson, Martin
Borden, Adrianne Davis, Sr., George Hall, Sandra Jolliff, Marcus& Family
Bowers, Jeffrey Dell, Rev. Nathan Hamilton, Dorothy Jones, Donald & Jerrius
Brackett, Michael & Ascylyn Denson, Louise Hamilton, Reuben Jones, Edith
Braidie, Andrew & Mary Dickinson, Dr. Gloria Hamilton, Stephanie Jones, George
Bramlet & Thomas, Family Dixon, Leroy Hamilton, Sr., Reuben Jones, Karen
Branch, Esther Donaldson, Kathy Hammond-Miller, Deacon Jones, Percy
Branch, Yvonne Dorham, Barbara Donna Jones, Pierre
Brathwaite, Loretta Dorn, Louise Hannah, Hubert Jones, Rameese
Bratton, Marjorie Dorsey, Sam Hardaway, Pamela Jordan, Manny
Breaux, Freddie & Nannie Draper, Roscoe Harding, Christine Kemp, Harold & Betty
Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Dunlap, Phillip Hardy, Glodine Kenner, Lillian
Brockington, Shirley Dunn, Almeda Harrell, Rev. Joan Kitching, Shirley
Brookins, III, Howard Dunnings, James Harris, Deacon Fatima Bey Korvo, Baby Sean Paul
Brooks, Joyce Durham, Eric & Erika Harris, Deacon Mosea Larramore, James
Broughton, Lawrence & Eason, Margarette Harris, Macbeth Last Name, First Name
Cynthia Ebanks, Clayton Harris, Natashyah Latham, Odean
Brown, Denise Edwards, Deacon Carol Harris, Sr., MacBeth Lawson, Robert
Brown, Dr. Harriett Edwards, Jr., Eugene Harvey, Jason Lee, China
Brown, Hysson Ellis-Davis, Rev. Sharon Hawkins, Jasmine Lee, Jimmy
Brown, Major Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis Haynes, Shelly Lehmann, Auguestine
Brown, Terrance Eskridge, Floyd & Edita Haynes, Vera Lemon, Jackqudene
Bul & Family, Peter & Ayual Eskridge, Sonny Henderson, Gregory Lenox, Mary F.
Bunkley, Baby Ameeor Eskridge, Sr., Floyd Henley, Candace Lewis, Deacon Pattrice
Burrell, William & Sarah Fairchild, Inez Hennings, Willa Lewis, Kathy
Butts, Larvette Fairchild, Josie Hickman, Nellie Lewis, Lillian
Campbell, Deborah Farrakhan, Minister Louis Higgins, Annola Lewis, Lydia
Carter, Deacon Carole Faulkner, Alice Hill, Rev. Angela Lloyd, Frankie & Family
Carter, Doris Faulkner, Bernice Hinton, Jr., Gregory Lockett, Thetis
Carter, Herman Felnnoy, Angelque Holloman, LaSonja & Tracy Lofton, Heather

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PRAYER LIST
London, Millie O’Neal, Baby Tyler Scott, Aubrey Tunstall, Jay
Long, Deacon Rosemary O’Neal Family, Scruggs, Mattie Tutt, Beatrice
Love, Margaret Only, Sherry Shah, Lynda Tyler, Deacon Lazane
Love, Mary Orr, Andil Shelton, John Tyler, Demetri
Lovelace, Sonji Orr, Kenneth Simmons, LaVerne Tyler, Shelton
Lowe, Jennifer Owens, Blake Simpson, Lois I. Vilo, Douglas
Lyle, Paul Owens, Mozetta Sims, Constance Wade, Patricia
Lyles, Johnise Pearson, Kim Singleton, Ed Wade, Thurlene
Lyons, Family of Steven Peavy, Irene Siwatu, Akiaha Walker, Honoria
Maclin, Audrey Peavy, Walter & Irene Smith, Annie Walker, Langston
Mae, Viola Pegues, Latanya Smith, Carmencita Walker, Thelma
Manney, Eric Pepper, Evelyn Smith, Derrick Lee Walker & Family, Judge Carl
Manney, Jordan Pepper, Robert Smith, Jacinta Wallace, Rose
Martin, A.D. Perry, Toya Smith, Jeffrey Walsh, Doug
Martin, Loretta Pilcher, Del Rita Smith, Jonathan & Delores Walton, Annie
Martin, Rosie Pincham, Judge R. Eugene Smith, Louis & Virginia Ward, Alphonso
Mason-Matthews, Karen Pitts, Bernice Smith, Willie Warmack, Charlene
Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma Poole, William Spann, Theresa Warne Family,
Mays, Ethel P. Pope, Dakita Stacker, Lenise Warner, Anese
Mays, Robert & Delores Pope, Gladys Staples, Staci Warthon, Edward
McClellan & Barksdale Porter, Anita Steele, Deborah Washington, Emma
Families Porter-Stanley, Leslie Steven Lyons, Family of Washington, Lee
McDade, Darlene Pruett, James & Loretta Steward, Anna Watson, Deacon Joe Ann
McFadden, Franklin & Putman, Delores Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita Watson, Janet
Deborah & Family Quick, Dr. Nathan Stewart, Gloria White, Jr., Royal
McGee, Jessye Redmond, Eddie Stewart, Irma White, Sr., Joseph
McGowan, Milton & Theresa Renfroe, Ernestine Stokes, Joy White, Sr., Royal
McIntosh, Emily Reynolds, Tracey Stone, Larry Whitlock, Kesha
McKinney, Rev. Marian Rhyal, Stephen Story Family Williams, Brandi
McKinney, Takiesha Rice, Gladys Summerville-Moore, Tamika Williams, Celeste
McKinnon, Cora Rice, Sylvester Sykes, Rev. Michael Williams, Cheryl
McKissic, Siobahan & Deborah Riley, Kelsey Tassone, Baby Carina Williams, Deacon Mattie
McQueen-Williams, LaVada Riley, Maria Taylor, Jeffrey & Jorene Williams, Leon & Panice
Melton, Alzenia Roberts, Erskin Taylor-Tukes, Deacon Angela Williams, Lillie
Miles, Beatrice Robinson, Candy Tellis, Demetrius Williams, Nettie B.
Miller, Deacon Beatrice Robinson, Gregory Tellis, Jr., Alfred Williams, Ollie
Miller, John Robinson, Lola Tellis, Sr., Alfred Williams, Shirley A.
Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie Robinson, Sheila Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Williams, Willie Ruth
Mischeaux, Raydian Robinson, Theresa Terry, John Williams, Willy Ann
Mitchell Family, Robinson-Holyfield, Camille Teverbaugh, Olivia Williams-Clark, Glenda
Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Roebuck, Evelyn Thearance-Boyd, Vicki Willis, Stanley
Sharon Rogers, Alfred Thomas, Anita Wilson, Barbara & Dardina
Monegan, Jerome Rolle, Castella Thomas, Brenita Witherspoon-Water, Yolanda
Moody, Cynthia Rollins, Alice Thomas, Drew & Valda Woodson, Janice
Moore, Hilton Rucker, Clarence Thomas, Edward & LaVerne Wooten, Ernest
Moore, John Ruff, Carolyn Thomas, Gloria D. Wooten, John
Moore, Loyd & Eula Rushing, LaBarain Thomas, Godfrey Wooten, Sr., Robert
Moore, Marilyn Rushing, Melner Thomas, Lisa Wordlaw, Jean
Moore, Lloyd & Family Rushing, Michelle Thomas, London Wordlaw, Kenya
Mootry, Mary Russell, Cora Thomas, Rosetta Wordlaw, Ted
Moss, Jr., Rev. Dr. Otis Russell, Tamon Thomas, Jr., Lewis Wright, Deacon Jeri
Muhammond, Nia Sampson, Mary Thurston, Cancey Wright, Loretta
Murff, Margaret Sanders, Deacon Robert Tibbs, Brenda Wright, Rev. Ramah
Murphy, Hattie Sanders, Sam Tillman, Edith Wright, William
Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Sanders, Valencia Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Wright-Miller, Mildred
Naggles, Melissa Sanford, Gayle Toliver, Ahmed & Crystal Yarber, Vernatta
Narvasa, Veronica Sangster, Joe Nathaniel Torrence, Fannie Yates, Roosevelt
Nathan, Latroy Sangster, Katherine Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Young, Thelma
Naylor, Johnathan Sansone, Marie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn
Neal, Dena Scates, Hermine Trotter, Shirley
Nurse, Emma Scott, Alice Tucker, Geraldine

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