CHURCH INFORMATION

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor
PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. Rochelle Michael, Dir. Ministry and
Pastoral Services

execuTive LeAdeRShiP
Deacon Wilfred Bentley,
Exec. Dir. Operations

OFFice OF The SR. PASTOR
Melody Morgan,
Exec. Asst. to the Pastor

Rev. Mark Barclay, Assoc. Pastor

Daryle Brown,
Exec. Dir. of Multi-Media Comm.

Deacon Karen Cupil, Admin. Asst.

Rev. Dr. Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn,
Exec. Min. of Community
Engagement and Transformation

Rev. Aaron McLeod,
Exec. Dir. of Special Projects

Rev. Carmin Frederick, Assoc. Pastor
Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Assoc. Pastor
Rev. Neichelle Guidry Jones, Assoc. Pastor

Ebony Only,
Exec. Dir. of Human Resources

Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd, Assoc. Pastor
Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Vol. Assoc. Pastor

Rev. Mark A. Smith,
Exec. Minister of Stewardship

Rev. Clyde White, Vol. Assoc. Pastor

Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Dir. of CFABS
Min. Jasmin Taylor, Digi Pastor

Sunday Worship Services
7:14 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
(Praise Service begins
15 minutes prior)
Youth church
7:14 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Bible discovery hour
9:45 a.m.

church hours
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday through Friday
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Brenda Tillman, Admin. Asst.

PROGRAM STAFF
Bryan Johnson, Dir. Sacred Music Dr. Julia Speller, Dir. Christian Ed.
Linda Thomas, Theologian-in-Residence

Weekly Praise/Prayer Service
11:30 a.m. - Prayer Service
6:00 p.m. - Prayer Service
7:14 p.m. - Wednesday @ The Well
Saturday church School
9:00 a.m.
cFABS Bible Study
773-966-1507
For current schedule,
Visit www.trinitychicago.org

400 West 95th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120
Telephone (773) 962-5650

www.trinitychicago.org

Live Sunday Webcasts
7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
www.trinitychicago.org
Television Broadcast
Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
(WJYS, Check local listings)
Prayer Line: 866-962-5650
Radio Broadcast
Sundays, 6:00 p.m.
WVON 1690 AM

@TrinityChicago

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

Table of Contents
Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.) ............................................................... 2
Hymn of Praise "Amazing Grace” .................................................................................................... 3
Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................ 3
Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ...................................................................................................... 5
A Word From The Pastor ................................................................................................................. 6
Annual Meeting of the Congregation .............................................................................................. 8
Selma Movie Screening ................................................................................................................... 9
S.A.L.T. Teen Bible School/CIS Candidate's Forum ......................................................................... 10
Legal Clinic/Immabasi and NAMI Workshop ................................................................................. 11
Male Health Forum/MAAFA "All Call" ........................................................................................... 12
Endeleo ......................................................................................................................................... 14
Akiba.............................................................................................................................................. 15
Calendar ........................................................................................................................................ 16
Events ............................................................................................................................................ 17
Faith In Action Assembly ............................................................................................................... 19
2015 Memory Verses..................................................................................................................... 20

Trinity UCC Media and Technology Protocols
Photography and Recording: Still photography, videography and audio recording of our worship services,
ministry programs and community services is prohibited on church property, without prior expressed
approval from Trinity United Church of Christ. To request permission, contact Daryle Brown, Executive
Director of Multi-Media Communications, at 773-966-1544.
Media: If visiting in an official media capacity, please be sure to check-in at our reception desk upon arrival.
WiFi: Trinity UCC offers Wifi for our members and visitors as a courtesy, so that they may participate in our
worship services and ministry. User ID: trinity Password: guest
Listening Assistance: As we endeavor to maintain a sacred worship experience, please return listening devices
following the Benediction. An Audio Technician is available in the sound room for 15 minutes following each
service for the return of your device.
ThAnk yoU FoR yoUR CooPeRATion!

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Green Page .................................................................................................................................... 13

**Order

of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Opening Song (7:30 a.m.) ............................................................................... “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Choral Introit (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................ “Great Is Your Mercy Towards Me”
Opening Song (11:00 a.m.) ................................................................................. “I’ll Say Yes To My Lord”
Hymn of Praise ...............................................................................................................“Amazing Grace”
Unison Scriptures ................................................................................ Ephesians 2:1-10 (NIV, MSG, CEB)
PLeASe ReMAin STAnDinG FoR The ReADinG oF The WoRD
Invocation
Parish Concerns
Visitor Recognition/Passing of the Peace
The Pastor’s Word
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes/Offerings/Imani Village
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) ................................................................................................. “Here In Our Praise”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) .............................................................................. “He Looked Beyond My Faults”
Sermon ....................................................................................... “The Vision: A Christ-Centered Church,
Pt. 2: In The Grip Of Grace”
Hymn of Invitation
Benediction

Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song ..............................................................................................................“You’re All I Need”
Ministry of Music............................................................................... “Great Is Your Mercy Towards Me”
Sermon ....................................................................................... “The Vision: A Christ-Centered Church,
Pt. 2: In The Grip Of Grace”
Hymn of Invitation
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes and Offerings
Altar Call/Benediction
[once the sermon has begun, parishioners may not enter or re-enter the first floor sanctuary.]
**The Order of Worship is subject to change, at the dictation of the Holy Spirit…

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Hymn of Praise

Unison Scriptures

AMAZinG GRACe

ePheSiAnS 2:1-10 (niV)
As for you, you were dead in your
transgressions and sins, 2in which you used
to live when you followed the ways of this
world and of the ruler of the kingdom of
the air, the spirit who is now at work in
those who are disobedient.3All of us also
lived among them at one time, gratifying
the cravings of our flesh and following its
desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were
by nature deserving of wrath. 4But because
of his great love for us, God, who is rich
in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even
when we were dead in transgressions—it
is by grace you have been saved. 6And God
raised us up with Christ and seated us with
him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7
in order that in the coming ages he might
show the incomparable riches of his grace,
expressed in his kindness to us in Christ
Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been
saved, through faith—and this is not from
yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by
works, so that no one can boast. 10For we
are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do.

Verse 1
Amazing grace!
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me;
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.
Verse 2
‘Twas grace that taught
my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Verse 3
Through many dangers,
toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought
me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me Home.

ePheSiAnS 2:1-10 (The Message)
It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired
in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the
world, which doesn’t know the first thing
about living, tell you how to live. You filled

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Unison Scriptures
your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then
exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us
doing what we felt like doing, when we felt
like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s
a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and
do away with the whole lot of us. Instead,
immense in mercy and with an incredible
love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead
lives and made us alive in Christ. He did
all this on his own, with no help from us!
Then he picked us up and set us down in
highest heaven in company with Jesus, our
Messiah.
Now God has us where he wants us,
with all the time in this world and the next
to shower grace and kindness upon us in
Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all
his work. All we do is trust him enough to
let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to
finish! We don’t play the major role. If we
did, we’d probably go around bragging that
we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither
make nor save ourselves. God does both
the making and saving. He creates each of
us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he
does, the good work he has gotten ready
for us to do, work we had better be doing.
7-10

ePheSiAnS 2:1-10 (CeB)

live like people of this world. You followed
the rule of a destructive spiritual power.
This is the spirit of disobedience to God’s
will that is now at work in persons whose
lives are characterized by disobedience. 3At
one time you were like those persons. All
of you used to do whatever felt good and
whatever you thought you wanted so that
you were children headed for punishment
just like everyone else.
However, God is rich in mercy. He brought
us to life with Christ while we were dead as
a result of those things that we did wrong.
He did this because of the great love that
he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace!
6
And God raised us up and seated us in the
heavens with Christ Jesus. 7God did this
to show future generations the greatness
of his grace by the goodness that God has
shown us in Christ Jesus.
4-5

You are saved by God’s grace because of
your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s
not something you possessed. 9It’s not
something you did that you can be proud
of. 10Instead, we are God’s accomplishment,
created in Christ Jesus to do good things.
God planned for these good things to be
the way that we live our lives.
8

At one time you were like a dead person
because of the things you did wrong and
your offenses against God. 2You used to

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Prayer Concerns

SeRMon noTeS/PRAyeR ConCeRnS

Sermon Notes

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A Word From The Pastor
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They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus

went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22The people were
amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had
authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in
their synagogue who was possessed by
an impure spirit cried out,
24

“What do you want with us,

Jesus of Nazareth? Have you
come to destroy us? I know who
you are—the Holy One of God!”
25

“Be quiet!” said

Jesus sternly.
“Come out
of him!”
26

The impure

spirit shook the
man violently and
came out of him with a shriek.

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A Word From The Pastor
The Vision: A Christ-Centered Church
Pastoral Vision for 21st Century Ministry
i. A Christ-Centered Church




A WoRD FRoM The PASToR

We are called to be a Christ-centered church. Our public and private lives are ever
seeking to be in line with the unconditional love of God embodied through the person
of Jesus Christ. In order to reach this goal, we are called to practice, live, and teach the
power of prayer and fasting. This vision can only be realized through the teaching of the
Word of God and active participation in Bible study.
A Christ-centered church teaches with authority
A Christ-centered church Is honest in admitting there is hell in holy places
A Christ-centered church looks beyond the problem to see the person
A Christ-centered church ministers with compassion

Our Reset focus for 1Q 2015 is on this first point of our Vision, “A Christ-Centered
Church.”
Questions for all of us to consider:
1. Am I currently in a Bible study so I can learn to teach with authority?
2. What is the “hell” in your life that is holding you hostage from a holy encounter?
3. When were you faced with a person with a problem, but were unable to see the
person created by God because of your focus on their problem/issue?
4. If you were given a second chance, how would you deal with them today?
5. When were you on the receiving end on a great act of compassion? How did it
make you feel?
6. How are you contributing to making Trinity a Christ-centered church?
7. What will you do this week to demonstrate compassion to a person in need?

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Announcements

AnnUAL MeeTinG oF
The ConGReGATion
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Sanctuary
Financial Reports Session
6:00 p.m.
Wright Chapel

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Announcements
Join Trinity United Church of Christ for a viewing of
the Golden Globe-nominated film

SeLMA
Directed by Ava DuVernay, Selma tells the story of a
movement and chronicles the tumultuous three-month
period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others
led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of
violent opposition.

210 West 87th St., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 18, 8:00 p.m. and
Monday, January 19, 3:00 p.m.
Ticket information:
• Tickets will be available for purchase on FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, at the Studio Movie Grill box
office or online at www.chatham14.com or fandango.com
• Sunday, January 18: $10/adult; $7.50/Children and Seniors
• Monday, January 19: $6.00/person (Only available at box office)

ALSo…calling all yoUTh AnD yoUnG ADULTS!
Join us for a Call to Action follow-up discussion for the #BlackLivesMatter youth and
young adult forum, as well as a discussion of the movie, comparing and contrasting it
with the #BlackLivesMatter movement:

Sunday, January 25, 2015 • 2:00 p.m. – Wright Chapel
“It’s not just a moment…it’s a movement!”

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Studio Movie Grill Chatham

Announcements
The S.A.L.T. Teen Class of the Saturday Bible School
invites ALL 13-16 year old Teens to join us for

“A Conversation with Pastor Moss”
Saturday, January 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. • Fellowship Hall
*light refreshments will be served

MAYORAL AND ALDERMANIC
CANDIDATES FORUM
hosted by the Church In Society Ministry

Sunday, January 25, 2015
2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. • Sanctuary
invited to attend:
Candidates for the office of Mayor of City of Chicago, and
Candidates for Alderman in the 9th, 17th and 21st Wards
Be an informed electorate! Bring your questions to the forum
For information, contact Javette Orgain, MD, 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2314 or
cis@trinitychicago.org.

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Announcements
Trinity United Church of
Christ Legal Clinic

We are always in need of legal
professionals (especially attorneys)
interested in volunteering with the Legal
Clinic and/or participating in our legal
referral directory. For information, call
773-966-1500 Mailbox 2339, or send an
email to legal@trinitychicago.org.

TRiniTy UCC LeGAL CLiniC
Trinity UCC Village Center
1947 West 95th St., Chicago, IL 60643

Sponsored by the Immabasi Health
and Wellness Ministry and
The National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI) Chicago

Friday, January 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • Room 102



Are you experiencing a psychiatric
illness?
Do you want your life to improve?
Are you working on your personal
recovery?

This 8-week workshop was developed
by members and staff of NAMI Chicago
and based on “Pathways to Recovery:
A Strengths Recovery Self-Help
Workbook.” Attendees must register
in advance, space limited. To register,
call 312-563-0445.

The Legal Clinic meets on 1st and 3rd
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and
2nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. No
appointment is necessary.

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The Trinity United Church of Christ
Legal Clinic provides direct legal advice,
mediation services and representation to
the congregation and community. The
Clinic is one of 22 neighborhood clinics of
the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. For
information on Chicago Volunteer Legal
Services, visit http://www.cvls.org/clinics.

PATHWAYS IN LIVING 8-WEEK
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Announcements
PLAn To ATTenD oUR neXT

TUESDAY, January 13
10:00 a.m. – Atrium
Please RSVP to Doris Odem, 773-239-1435 or Georgia Smith, 773-978-1596. SPECIAL
NOTE: In order to ensure there is an accurate count, please RSVP to only one of the
telephone numbers above. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED - Don’t forget to bring a friend!

MAAFA: JOURNEY OF REMEMBRANCE
MAAFA “ALL CALL”
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services
This “all call” is for those who have contacted Carole Jacobs as well as anyone
else interested in volunteering for the Maafa worship services
during the month of February. You will be provided information
regarding the planning process and a schedule of operations.
For information, contact Carole Jacobs, 773-966-1583
or email cajacobs@trinitychicago.org

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Announcements
hAPPy neW yeAR!
This year, the Green Committee invites you to partner with
us in being more intentional about RECYCLING. Please join us
in a commitment to increase your recycling in 2015!




Good for the environment - Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural
resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
Saves energy - Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with new
materials. Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.
Preserves landfill space - No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves
existing landfill space.
The average American generates over 1,600 pounds of waste per year. Only 30% is
recycled, but much more could be!
WhAT CAn yoU ReCyCLe?







Aluminum Cans, Trays, and Foil
Steel Cans and Tins
Milk and Juice Cartons
Glass Bottles and Jars
Detergent and Fabric Softener Containers
Newspaper, including inserts
Boxes - Pasta, Clothing, Tissue, and much more.

We didn’t just inherit the earth from our ancestors; we are borrowing it from our children.

Join The GReen ReVoLUTion

If you/your ministry would like to volunteer or for more information, contact the Green
Committee, green@trinitychicago.org, or call 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2385. Our first meeting of
2015 will be Monday, January, 12, 7:00 p.m., Trinity UCC Village Center, 1947 W. 95TH St.

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Why ShoULD We ReCyCLe?

Announcements

“Minds are like parachutes, They only function when open.”
Thomas Dewar

We are proud to announce the return of the Midwest’s largest
Historically Black College and University Fair!

2015 Historically Black
College and University Fair
Friday, February 13, 2015
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Drive
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Complimentary admission
For more information:
Carole Jacobs
773-966-1583
cajacobs@trinitychicago.org
Endeleo is progress, growth, and development

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Baptism, Baby Dedication, Right hand of Fellowship, and
more available online at http://trinityucc.zenfolio.com!

Coming Soon!

Trinity UCC Book Club

this Quarter's book (and a personal favorite of Pastor Moss!),

As part of the growing literature on theology and the arts, god's mind
ind in That music
explores the substantial theological insight expressed in the music of jazz legend John Coltrane.
Focusing on eight of Coltrane's pieces, themes under consideration include lament ("Alabama"),
improvisation ("My Favorite Things" and "Ascension"), grace ("A Love Supreme"), and the Trinity ("The
Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost"). Built around a focused listening to John Coltrane's music as
heard against the background of his life and social context, and interacting with the work of a range of
writers including James Baldwin, Dorothee Soelle, Jeremy Begbie, and James Cone, god's mind in that
music will be of interest not only to those interested in the intersection of music and theology, but also
to Coltrane fans, students of jazz studies, and anyone who believes that music matters.

Please join us!
Books will be available in the Akiba; book discussion with Pastor Moss to follow.

NEW AKIBA STORE HOURS

Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, after each Worship Service
(773) 962 - 5660 • www.akibabookstore.org

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god's mind in That music:
Theological ExplorationsThrough
The music of John Coltrane

Calendar
Today 1/11
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

400 W. 95th Street

Worship Service – SA
Bible Discovery Hour - WC
S.A.L.T - Serving and Learning Together - 203
11:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA
6:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA

Monday 1/12
400 W. 95th Street
CLOSED

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

7:00 p.m.

Green Committee - W-301

TUESday 1/13

THUrSday 1/15 cont.
TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

FrIday 1/16
400 W. 95th Street

11:00 a.m. Free N One - 202
6:00 p.m. Restart for Health with Dr. Terry Mason - A
Hurston Hughes Writers Ministry Meeting - 202
7:00 p.m. Pathways Class - 102

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

10:00 a.m. Faith-Based Research Sub-Committee - W-305

SaTUrday 1/17

400 W. 95th Street

10:00 a.m. Male Health Forum - A
6:00 p.m. Boot Camp - FH
6:30 p.m. Immabasi Ministry Meeting - 120
Leadership Council Transition Dinner - A
Tangeni General Business Meeting - 207
Wedding Coordinators - BR
7:00 p.m. Adult Drama Ministry Meeting - 202
Photography Ministry - 102
Men’s Chorus Rehearsal - WC
Women’s Chorus - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

10:00 a.m. Big Mama's House Quilting Class - W-301
6:30 p.m. African Dance Rehearsal/ Maafa - W-301

8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

WEdnESday 1/14
11:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:14 p.m.

400 W. 95th Street

Prayer Service - WC
Immabasi/Memory Loss - 102
Praise Team - FH
Wednesday at the Well - SA

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

12:30 p.m. Family Caregivers - W302

THUrSday 1/15
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

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Chicago Teachers Union - SA
Christian Martial Arts - A
“Real Talk” Session - 203
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA

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Scholarship Committee Meeting - W-307
Tangeni Rehearsal - W-301
Prison Ministry - W-302

11:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

400 W. 95th Street

Zumba Fitness Class - A
Confirmation Class - BR
S.A.L.T. Teen Class - 203
Saturday Bible School: Adult Class - WC
Saturday Bible School: 1st -2nd Grade - 120
Saturday Bible School: Confirmation Class - FH
Saturday Bible School: Pre K-Kindergarten - 116
Saturday Bible School: 3rd-6th Grade - 202
Ministers In Training - SA
Little Warriors for Christ/Imani Ya Watume’ - WC
African Dance Ministry - SA
Big Mama’s House Food & Nutrition
Demonstration - FH
Can-Cer-Vive - 207
Math Tutorial - 203
Youth Ministry Coordinating Council - BR
The Next Movement Committee Breakouts - 116
Walaika Rehearsal - WC
Memory Loss - 102
Big Mama’s House Meeting - 202
Christian Education Ministry - BR
Voices of Trinity - WC
Women Guild Ministry Meeting - 203
Justice Watch Team - 207
Pre-Marital Counseling - 202
Baby Dedication Class - WC

TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street

9:00 a.m. ACT Test Prep Part III - W-301
10:00 a.m. Big Mama’s House Sewing Class - W-302
1:00 p.m. Endeleo Ambassador Program - W-301

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Events

IT’S A NEW YEAR!

A gentle reminder, please make sure to write the year 2015 on your checks!

DiVine iMAGinATion CALL Join Pastor Moss for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone message,
11:55 a.m., Thursday, February 12, Dial 605-562-3102 and enter passcode 206047; press the “#” key
eMMAUS “GRieF WoRk” Ministry, Thursday, January 22, 7:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, This month’s topic:
“Renewing Your Mind,” Information, Contact Deacon Dr. Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-966-1500 Mailbox
2320 or email Emmaus@trinitychicago.org
The enDeLeo inSTiTUTe is looking for HBCU alumni and volunteers for the HBCU College Fair, Friday,
February 13, and chaperones for the HBCU College tours on March 29 and April 5, Please stop by the
Endeleo table in the Atrium, following the 7:30 and 11:00 worship service, Information, Call 773-9661583
iMMABASi/UiC eDUCATionAL STUDy for African American Caregivers, Four one-hour interactive
sessions over four weeks, Topics include memory loss, nutrition, legal decisions, exercise, Participants
will be paid a small stipend for their involvement, Classes begin January, 2015 at Trinity, Information,
Contact Gina Curry, 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2332 or Immabasi@trinitychicago.org
neW MeMBeR CLASS Saturday, February 7, 2015, Registration, 8:00 a.m., Teens and Adults Class, 9:00
a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall; Children, 12 and under, Class, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room 102,
(Children must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian), Receive Right Hand of Fellowship, Sunday,
February 8, 2015, 4:45 p.m., Please bring your Bible, RSVP and confirm your participation, Call the

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Events
Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650, Expect a follow-up call from the Stewardship
Ministry, Your picture will be taken during the Class
ReSTART 4 heALTh hosted by Dr. Terry Mason, Fridays, January 16, 23, 30, 6:30 p.m., Atrium

CoMMUniTy eVenTS
6Th AnnUAL MLk Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend, Friday, January 16, 7:30 p.m., Shabbat
service; Saturday, January 17, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Community design workshop and reception; Sunday,
January 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Workshops, KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., hosted by
KAM Isaiah Israel’s Social Justice Committee, To register, visit www.kamiiorg/MLK, Information, 773924-1234 or socialjustice@kamii.org
11th AnnUAL MLk PRAiSe and Worship Celebration, Friday, January 16, 6:30 p.m., Progressive
Community Center – The People’s Church,56 E. 48th St., Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes, Praise
and Worship, Imani Ya Watume Choir of Trinity UCC, Liturgical Dance, The Chosen Generation Liturgical
Dance Ministry of Progressive Community Church, Sponsored by McCormick Theological Seminary,
Free and open to the public, Information, Call Priscilla Rodriguez, 773-947-6310 or email prodriguez@
mccormick.edu
50Th AnniVeRSARy SeLMA to Montgomery march, Bus departing Chicago from 87th and the Dan
Ryan, Thursday, March 5, Returning Monday, March 9th, Reservations and information, Call Maureen
Forte’ 708-653-6545
MARTin LUTheR kinG Day Faith in Action Assembly, Monday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., Hosted by the Community Renewal Society, Act to repair
justice, restore lives, and rebuild communities, prayers, historical witness to Dr. King’s legacy and more,
Information, Call Ciera Walker, 312-673-3834 or email cwalker@communityrenewalsociety.org
MARTin LUTheR kinG WoRShiP and Service Learning Day, Monday, January 19, North Park University,
3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, Worship, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Chapel, Service Day, 12:00 p.m., Includes
youth participants engaging in training and dialogue regarding recent incidents in our nation related
to Ferguson and Eric Garner, Workshops are an opportunity for youth and young adults to discuss
important issues and learn what these moments mean in their lives, Panel discussion on young people
knowing their rights, and more, Information, visit http://www.northpark.edu/News/Featured-Events/
Worship-and-Service-Day or call 773-244-6200

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Announcements
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

FAITH IN ACTION ASSEMBLY
JANUARY 19, 2015
Have your voice and the concerns of your
community heard by public officials

Reclaim the prophetic voice of Dr. King
by joining the groundswell of
congregations working for real change
across the state

Win victories to PREVENT VIOLENCE
and END UNJUST INCARCERATION

ACT TO REPAIR JUSTICE, RESTORE
LIVES & REBUILD COMMUNITY!
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
JOIN US:

Faith in Action Assembly
The Assembly will include prayer and historical witness to Dr.
King’s legacy, a public meeting with decision makers, and action
items on current campaigns.

WHEN:

Monday, January 19th
9:30am - 12pm

WHERE: Liberty Baptist Church
4849 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago
For more information contact:
Ciera Walker
312.673.3834
cwalker@communityrenewalsociety.org

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Churchwide Theme for 2015
Renew, Reclaim, Restore, Reconnect
Renew our Relationship with God

Restore Justice and Mercy

January (Worship)
Zechariah 1:3 (NIV)

July (Prophetic Mission of the Church)
Zechariah 7:9 (NIV)

February (Prayer)
Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV)

August (Black Liberation Theology)
Leviticus 19:34 (NIV)

Therefore tell the people: This is what The Lord
Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord
Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord.

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you
will find him with all your heart and all your soul.

March (Bible Study)
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path. I
have taken an oath and confirmed it that I will follow
your righteous laws.

This is what The Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer
true justice; show mercy and compassion to one
another.’

The foreigner residing among you must be treated
as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you
were foreigners in Egypt. I am The Lord your God.

September (Social Justice/Activism)
Psalm 82:3 (NIV)

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the
cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Reclaim our African heritage

Reconnect to our Community

April (African origins of Christianity)
Psalm 68:31 (NLT)

october (evangelism)
Acts 1:8 (NIV)

Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals; let
Ethiopia bring tribute to God. Sing to the God you
kings of the earth. Sing praises to the Lord.

May (Black Religion)
Isaiah 19:19-21 (NLT)

In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the
heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its
borders. It will be a sign and a witness that the
Lord of Heaven’s Armies is worshipped in the land
of Egypt. When the people cry to the Lord for help
against those who oppress them, he will send them
a savior who will rescue them.

June (African Diaspora)
Zephaniah 3:10 (NIV)

My scattered people who lived beyond the rivers of
Ethiopia will come to present their offerings. On that
day you will no longer need to be ashamed for you
will no longer be rebellious against me.

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes on you; and you shall be my witnesses in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the
ends of the earth.

november (hospitality)
Hebrews 13:2-3 (NIV)

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers for
by so doing some people have shown hospitality to
angels without knowing it.

December (Servanthood)
II Corinthians 3:2-3 (NIV)

You yourselves are our letter, written on hearts,
known and read by everyone. You show that you
are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry,
written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living
God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human
hearts.

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Save the Date!

MLK SUNDAY

Sunday, January 25, 2015
ALL SERVICES
Guest Preacher

Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock
Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia

Save the Dates!

Every Sunday, Every Service

Maafa 2015
Journey of Remembrance
During the month of February, as the nation celebrates Black
History Month, Trinity United Church of Christ takes this time to
inform, educate and . . . remember, the Maafa.
Make plans now to be in the house of the Lord each Sunday in February,
and remember to invite your friends and family, as the Trinity Sanctuary
is converted into the Amistad. You will be transported through worship,
song, dance, prayer and sermonic theme, from the shores of western
Africa, the plantations of the Caribbean, to the port of New Orleans, and
through the great migration north to cities such as St. Louis, Chicago,
Detroit, and New York.
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus
400 West 95th Street • Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120
Telephone (773) 962-5650 • www.trinitychicago.org
Lifting Up Christ, Engaging the Community, and Celebrating our Culture