Virtual Sunday Bulletin - Trinity United Church of Christ

Trinity United Church of Christ
On the COver
"What Are We Going To Tell Them?"
by Jon Onye Lockard ©1969;
Published by the Institute of Positive
Education for Black Books Bulletin;
courtesy of Third World Press
Publishing Inc.
During the month of February, as the nation celebrates Black History Month, Trinity UCC takes this time
to inform, educate and . . . remember, the Maafa. Derived from the Swahili work for “disaster, terrible
occurrence or great tragedy, “ Maafa was first introduced into the African American lexicon by Mirimba
Ani’s book Let the Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora.
Some academics, Maulana Karenga among them, prefer the term “African Holocaust” to describe the
horrible circumstance of the African slave trade because of the implications of intention, others favor
Maafa, because it speaks to the “continual, constant, complete, and total system of human negation and
nullification” inflicted on Africans and Africans in diaspora.
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During the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, 90% of those enslaved were sent to the Caribbean or South
America
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The Trans-Atlantic slave trade reduced the population of men in Africa by about 20%
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Studies and analyses typically state that around 13 million slaves were shipped from Africa and
around 11 million arrived at ports throughout the Americans and Caribbean, but . . . While those
numbers indicated 2 million died in transit, that number is woefully low:
o “As many as 8 million Africans may have died, in order to bring 4 million slaves to the Caribbean
islands.” (Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean)
o David Stannard, in American Holocaust, estimates that 30 to 60 million Africans died while being
enslaved
o Frederic Wertham clams that 150 million Africans died as a result of the slave trade
What does this death, disruption, and depopulation mean to Africa? The stripping of product labor, of
intellectual capacity and cohesive societies combined with colonialism to stifle potential and created
many of the structural challenges African continues to struggle with today!
*NOTE: An excellent source of information, www.africanholocaust.net.
Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.) ............................................................... 2
Hymn of Praise "I Love You" ............................................................................................................ 3
Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................ 3
Black History Call to Worship .......................................................................................................... 4
Invocation Prayer............................................................................................................................. 5
Today's MAAFA Music ..................................................................................................................... 6
Today's Music Guest/MAAFA Cafe 400 Food Menu ........................................................................ 7
Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ...................................................................................................... 8
Lenten Journey to Resurrection Meditation.................................................................................... 9
Lenten Fast .................................................................................................................................... 10
Lenten Recipes .............................................................................................................................. 11
Lenten Fitness Challenge/Arise Movie Screening.......................................................................... 12
Thank You from Renee Lockett ...................................................................................................... 13
Trinity UCC Online Community ...................................................................................................... 14
Love and Logic Seminar/Singles Ministry ...................................................................................... 15
MAAFA Madness/Girl Scouts......................................................................................................... 16
Women's Conference 2015 ........................................................................................................... 17
Ladies Night Out/Fitness Party/New Boot Camp Location ............................................................ 18
Married Couples Ministry Black Marriage Day Dinner Dance ....................................................... 19
New Members Class ...................................................................................................................... 20
Endeleo ......................................................................................................................................... 21
Calendar ........................................................................................................................................ 22
Events ............................................................................................................................................ 23
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!
February 22, 2015
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TABLe oF ConTenTS
Table of Contents
Order of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Opening Song ................................................................................................ “It's A Highway To Heaven”
Hymn of Praise ...................................................................................................................... “I Love You”
Unison Scripture ........................................................................................................Psalm 137:1-4 (NIV)
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/Scholarship
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.) .................................................................................................................“My Help”
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.) ...................................................................................... “I Need Thee Every Hour”
Sermon ..................................................................................................................... Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Hymn of Invitation
Benediction
Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Opening Song ............................................................................................... “It's A Highway To Heaven”
Ministry of Music................................................................................................................ “Determined”
Sermon ..................................................................................................................... Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
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 Scripture
i Love yoU
PSALM 137:1-4 (niv)
verse 1:
By the rivers of Babylon we sat
and wept when we remembered
Zion. 2There on the poplars we
hung our harps, 3for there our
captors asked us for songs, our
tormentors demanded songs of
joy; they said, “Sing us one of
the songs of Zion!” 4How can we
sing the songs of the Lord while
in a foreign land?
That's why I praise You,
I lift You up,
and I magnify Your name;
that's why my heart is filled with praise.
verse 2:
My heart, my mind,
my soul belongs to You.
You paid the price for me
way back on Calvary.
That's why I praise You,
I lift You up,
and I magnify Your name;
that's why my heart is filled with praise.
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hyMn oF PRAiSe/UniSon SCRiPTURe
I love You, I love You,
I love You, Lord, today;
because You cared for me
in such a special way.
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Black History Month Call To Worship
Minister: Beautiful are the WORKS of God!
Congregation: Beautiful also are the SKINS of my people!
Minister: Beautiful is the MIND of God!
Congregation: Beautiful also are the HOPES of my people!
Minister: Beautiful is the HEART of God!
Congregation: Beautiful also are the SOULS of my people!
Minister: God made the heavens and the earth!
Congregation: And my people built the pyramids and the world’s first civilizations.
Minister: God made the Seven Seas!
Congregation: And my people were the first to sail them!
Minister: God made us; and God made all nations which dwell on the face of the earth!
Congregation: It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves!
Minister: With His blood He has saved us. By His Power, He has raised us!
Congregation: To God be the glory for the things He has done!
Minister: And always remember, my Father’s children, that God is GOOD…
Congregation: ALL THE TIME!
ALL: This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes!
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Invocation Prayer
A Prayer
by James Weldon Johnson (edited by Otis Moss, III)
O Lord, we come this morning
Knee-bowed and body-bent
Before Thy throne of grace.
O Lord, this morning—
Bow our hearts beneath our knees,
And our knees in some lonesome valley.
We come this morning—
Like empty pitchers to a full fountain,
With no merits of our own.
O Lord, open up a window of heaven,
And lean out far over the battlements of glory,
And listen this morning.
invoCATion PRAyeR
And now, O Lord, this man of God,
Who breaks the bread of life this morning—
Shadow him in the hollow of Thy hand,
And keep him out of the gunshot of the devil.
Take him, Lord, this morning—
Wash him with hyssop inside and out,
Hang him up and drain him dry of sin.
Pin his ear to the wisdom-post,
And make his words sledge hammers of truth—
Beating on the iron heart of sin.
Lord God, this morning—
Put his eye to the telescope of eternity,
And let him look upon the paper walls of time.
Lord, turpentine his imagination,
Put perpetual motion in his arms,
Fill him full of the dynamite of Thy power,
Anoint him all over with the oil of Thy salvation,
And set his tongue on fire.
And now, O Lord,
When we done drunk our last cup of sorrow—
When we been called everything but a child of God—
When we done traveling up the rough side of the mountain—
When we start down the steep and slippery steps of death—
When this old world begins to rock beneath our feet—
Lower us to our dusty grave in peace
To wait for that great gittin’-up morning, Amen.
February 22, 2015
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Today's MAAFA Music
It’s A Highway To Heaven
By Thomas Dorsey
I Love You
By Edwin Hawkins
My Help
I Need Thee Every Hour
Determined
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Today's Music Guest
MC Lyte, Saul Williams, David Banner, The Cool Kids, KRSOne, Jean Grae and a host of other reknown performers,
poets and artists. In 2006, FM Supreme graduated from
The Chicago Academy for the Arts High School media arts
program. FM went to college for a year in Manhattan, New
York where she continued to develop herself as writer, poet,
and MC. In 2008, FM interned at Warner Brothers Records
NYC for the spring semester. She later returned home to
Chicago, determined to make a name for herself and labeled
her journey and mixtape, “The Beautiful Grind.” She has
independently released five projects in the past five years:
The Diary of a Mad Black Woman Mixtape (2005), Forever
Maroon EP (2006), Basik Gumbo (2007), The Beautiful Grind
Mixtape (2008), and The FM Supreme Project EP (2010). She has performed all over the
United States and briefly toured Europe, performing at clubs and venues in Amsterdam
and London.
Cafe 400
BReAkFAST
Eggs
Grits plain/cheese
Pancakes plain/blueberries
Biscuits
Homemade hash brown
Bacon
Turkey links
Salmon croquettes
DinneR
Rib Tips
Fried & Baked wings
Catfish
Greens
Candied sweets
Spaghetti
Hot water corn bread
SWeeT TooTh
Sweet potato pie
Peach cobbler
Chocolate Chip cookies
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ToDAy'S MUSiC GUeST
FM SUPReMe has shared the stage with Boyz II Men,
Sermon Notes
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Prayer Concerns
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Lenten Meditation
"imagine The Possibilities"
The season of Lent has begun. Does this news make a difference to you, as you think about
your life in the days ahead? If so, in what way? Is that good, bad or somewhere in between?
Probably, for most people it is not an exciting development. Others, though, find that this
season offers possibilities for deeply personal inner gains.
Our daily tasks, whether dull or exciting, are of crucial importance. We earn a living; we build a
loving home; we contribute to the life of our whole society. Doing this, though, requires some
basic orientation, some sense of overall purpose. What is it that gives wholeness to our lives?
Jesus' mission on earth seems to have been to enable us to live more creatively and
productively in accord with God's plan for us. As the messenger of God, he gave his disciples
and gives to us an orientation and strengthening that empower us. Perhaps, during Lent, we
can come to sense his presence more fully and grow in understanding.
Imagine the possibilities of a life where both joys and sorrows can be seen in the context of a
whole! Can we move beyond the fragmentation of our days to become more unified, more
purposeful both for ourselves and for those around us? If we will explore new horizons we
may see beautiful sights ahead.
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LenTen MeDiTATion
Many people — perhaps you — have found that occasionally a few moments of quiet
meditation during a day can be helpful, calming, and restorative. Such times are a
psychological and spiritual rest, not unlike sitting down and resting after physical exercise.
Now, expand that picture! Rather than thinking of a few minutes during a day, think of a few
days — or weeks — during the year! What long-term renewal and refreshment might take
place? Can the Lenten season provide this for you?
Lenten Fast
Fasting for the Lenten Season
For 2015, as a church, we are being called to – Renew,
Reclaim, Restore, Reconnect – Renewing our
relationship with God, Reclaiming our African heritage,
Restoring justice and mercy, and Reconnecting to our
community. During this Lenten season, as we are
called to a church-wide fast, we should also be sure
to take advantage of our Reset cards each Sunday
for scriptural nuggets and a unifying prayer. Fasting
is a spiritual discipline designed to deepen our
relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not fast to lose
weight; we fast to be empowered by Jesus Christ. In
2015, as we seek to Renew our relationship with God,
God will reveal God’s purpose and plan in your life if
you dare fast, pray, study and learn the power of quiet
time. Jesus had to steal away from the crowd and
spend time with his Father in the mountains, to pray,
study, reflect, meditate, and center his spirit. If fasting
and prayer were the disciplines of Jesus, should not
this be followed by us? Join with us this season and
witness a breakthrough as we fast, pray, study, reflect,
meditate and learn the power of quiet time.
Question: i have never fasted before?
Answer: Consult your doctor first!* Fasting is not the
removal of all food from your diet. Fasting is learning
to discipline your mind, body and spirit to remove
“something” you know hinders your ability to function
at your highest capacity, from your life or diet.
Question: is fasting biblical?
Answer: Fasting is biblical. Throughout the Old and
New Testaments, fasting was used by the people
of God to prepare for a spiritual challenge, hear
God’s voice before making a major decision, and for
removing destructive forces in your life.
Fast #1 - Fasting to confront destructive forces
• February 18 – February 24
Eat all your meals before 6:00 p.m.
• February 25 – March 3
Eat only two meals before 6:00 p.m.
• March 4 – March 10 - Eat only one meal a
day before 6:00 p.m.
• March 11 – March 17
Drink only juices, water and/or tea
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• March 18 – March 24
Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m.
• March 25 – April 4
Slowly begin to add meat to your diet
Fast #2 – The Daniel Fast (Taken from the book of
Daniel). When Daniel was captured by the Babylonians,
he asked of the Babylonians if he, along with Shadrach,
Meshach and Abednego, could fast eating only fruits
and vegetables so they would be prepared to confront
the Babylonian king.
• February 18 – February 24
Eat all meals before 6:00 p.m.
• February 25 –March 3
Eat only two meals a day before 6:00 p.m.
• March 4 – March 10
Eat only fruits and vegetables before 6:00 p.m.
• March 11 – March 17
Eat one meal a day before 6:00 p.m., meat may
be added.
• March 18 – March 24
Eat two meals a day before 6:00 p.m., meat
may be added
• March 25 – April 4
Eat three meals a day before 6:00 p.m.
Fast #3 - Removing certain foods or items from your
diet or life. One type of fasting is to remove certain
foods from your diet, such as fried foods, sweets,
sodas or refined sugar and/or flour.
*Please seek the advice of your primary care provider/doctor before beginning a fast that involves restricting food/calories and/or medication. Your doctor can help you design a fasting plan that protects your health and well-being. This is extremely important if you are pregnant or have a medical condition. Medical condition examples include, but are not limited to those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, recent surgery, etc.
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Lenten Recipes
~ BLACk RiCe PiLAF WiTh kALe AnD ReD PePPeRS ~
Black rice, a Super Food, also known as Forbidden Rice or Emperor’s Rice, was once reserved for Chinese Royalty.
Loaded with anti-oxidants, minerals and fiber, it is a delicious alternative to brown or white rice. Know for its
distinctive nutty flavor, it is a wonderful paring with vegetables and/or healthy proteins. This is an excellent recipe
during the winter months when kale is still available and its dramatic appearance is sure to capture the attention
and the taste buds of those who partake. If you don’t have black rice, brown rice is a great substitute.
1 cup black rice
1 ¾ cup water or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons olive oil or coconut oil
½ cup diced red onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 red pepper, diced
1 bunch kale, trimmed and chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup toasted pine nuts (see below)
¼ cup dried cherries
To toast pine nuts: Heat a small dry skillet over medium, low heat. Add pine nuts and
cook, stirring constantly until golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
~ oveRniGhT CRoCkPoT oATMeAL ~
Recipes like this don’t get much easier. You literally put all of your ingredients into your slow cooker (crockpot) the
night before and go to bed. The next morning, a hot and healthy breakfast awaits for you. Try it without the maple
syrup. You’ll be surprised how tasty it is without the added sugar.
1 cup steel cut oats – Not to be confused with traditional oats or quick cooking oats.
1 cup dried fruit of choice or fresh apples (I prefer using fresh apples)
Raisins, dates, figs, cranberries, currants, cherries, etc. Chop when necessary, and use organic when ever possible.
Dried fruits have lots of pesticides if not organic. They are also high in sugar.
4 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup coconut milk*
½ teaspoon dried ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
*This is not the sugary coconut milk used in tropical, mixed Dash of salt
drinks. This is the no sugar added coconut milk found in health Coconut oil or organic butter
food sections of traditional stores or at health food stores.
Maple syrup if desired
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup walnuts
In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours on. Add more
coconut milk if desired.
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LenTen ReCiPeS
Make rice ahead of time. Usually 1 cup of dry rice for 2 cups of liquid. While rice is cooking, heat the olive oil in a
large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Stir in red pepper and garlic and cook
several minutes more before adding kale. Continue cooking until kale is slightly wilted. Stir sautéed vegetables,
toasted pine nuts and cherries into cooked rice. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Announcements
The Lenten Season
Fasting, Prayer, and Fitness Challenge
As we begin our Journey to Resurrection, and the start of the
Lenten season, many of us have embarked on a personal journey
of prayer and fasting, and a renewed commitment to bible study,
fed by our Reset Bible classes.
This year, for the first time, our Trinity UCC family is being encouraged to also participate in a
Lenten Fasting, Prayer, and Fitness Challenge – Strengthening our Spirits, our Minds, and our
Bodies.
To encourage consistent participation, and to help you track your commitment, a log book has
been created. Within that booklet you will find weekly charts to track you daily progress. In
addition, Mrs. Monica Moss has provided an assortment of healthy recipes to provide us with
necessary nourishment, and also delight us with intriguing flavors.
The Trinity UCC Lenten Fasting , Prayer and Fitness Challenge log book is available from our Ushers,
at our reception desk and in our Akiba Book Store, along with our Lenten Devotions.
Trinity UCC and Mrs. Monica Moss
are excited to present a free screening of
Arise
An incredible film about the extraordinary
women who are leading the global effort to heal the earth
Saturday, March 7, 2015
11 a.m. – Wright Chapel
Audience discussion follows the film
Arise, is part of the One Earth Film Festival, which
returns for its fourth season, from March 6-8, 2015,
and features over 35 films at 30 different venues
around Chicagoland. Tickets and schedule information
can be found at oneearthfilmfest.org. #ONEEARTH
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Announcements
An oPen LeTTeR To oUR ChURCh FAMiLy
Trinity,
I distinctly remember calling Trinity just before 6 a.m. on May 4th, after Devin had survived a 5½ hour surgery;
by 6:20, there were 3 deacons at my side in the ICU waiting room - and the Trinity vigil began. Thanks in
large part to you, my Trinity family, blessedly, I was seldom alone. Your visits, prayers, love, and support
began that day and have carried us through an amputation, 12 additional surgeries, 2 weeks in the ICU, 51
days in the hospital, 6 months of outpatient rehab, 5 months in a wheelchair, and a return to our church; an
introduction to competitive wheelchair sports, and a return to school. Trinity, from RevOM3, himself, and
the rest of our amazing ministerial staff, to Mrs. Moss, to the deacons, to Isuthu, the Women’s Chorus, the
Voices of Trinity, the support staff, the Drama ministry, the Mime ministry, you have shown us compassion,
love, and exactly how much the prayers of the righteous do avail. For that, my Trinity family, I am grateful
and I thank you.
The outpouring of love and support never stopped. You brought food, flowers, lunch and dinner money,
clothes, necessities, more food, cards, and anything Devin asked for once he could eat; hugs, smiles, and
most importantly, yourselves. For that, my Trinity Family, I am grateful and I thank you.
I thank you for the outpouring of love the day Devin rolled to the altar in his wheelchair for the first time. I
thank you for praying for and over him. I thank you for the hundreds of hugs we have both received. I thank
you for the encouragement you have given him. I thank you for the supportive hands that reached to hold
mine, and I thank you for those of you who asked, “How is your son?”
I thank you for your reaction the first time he ministered with the mimes in his wheelchair. I thank you for
the calls, the cards, the texts, the emails, and the Facebook “likes” that confirmed you were a loyal member
of our village.
On every first Sunday, when a new member joins this branch of Zion, the Trinity members promise to walk
with them in Christian love and sympathy. Thanks to you, Trinity family, I will never again recite that phrase
without sincere gratitude that God directed me to this branch of Zion. I now know EXACTLY what Christian
love and sympathy looks and feels like. I see it and feel it when I look at all of you. May God bless each of
you as richly as you have blessed us.
Renee Lockett
Mom of Miracle boy
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AnnoUnCeMenTS
Please forgive me: I have been remiss. February 3rd marked 9 months since my son, Devin, was shot. There
is more than a bit of irony in the fact that 9 months is also the amount of time God uses to create a new
person. In the past 9 months, in a manner of speaking, my son has become a new person. With God’s
mercy and your prayers and support, my Trinity family, not only has he survived, he has persevered, healed,
developed, exhibited incredible resilience, and become a young man for whom it seems undeniable that our
God has definite plans. For those constant prayers, for your love and for your support, please allow me to
say a much belated, but heartfelt, thank you!
Announcements
“Let’s Get Digital”
Trying to find Trinity UCC Online?
Trinity Website: Trinitychicago.org
We also have a Trinity UCC Mobile App. Search, “Trinity UCC” in the iTunes Store or
Google Play Store. Classes will be offered monthly to teach the congregation
how to use our digital platforms.
Trinity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trinity-United-Church-of-Christ/106911545842
Search “Trinity United Church of Christ”—Look for the profile picture that matches our current Bulletin Cover.
(This will change weekly.)
Trinity UCC Digi-Pastor: Send our Digi Pastor a “Friend Request”
https://www.facebook.com/trinity.digipastor?fref=ts
Trinity Daily Devotion: www.facebook.com/TrinityDailyDevotion
Akiba Bookstore: https://www.facebook.com/AkibaBookstore
Twitter handles: @om3, @TrinityChicago, @DigiPastor
Tumblr: name: TRiniTy UCC (ChiCAGo)
trinitychicagotrinitychicago.tumblr.com
Pinterest:
Name: Trinity UCC: pinterest.com/trinityucc/
Name: Trinity UCC Digi Pastor: pinterest.com/digipastor/
instagram: http://instagram.com/trinitychgo
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/TRINITYCHGO
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Announcements
RAiSinG oUR viLLAGe
WiTh Love AnD LoGiC SeMinAR
Begins March 6, 2015
Fridays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Calling all parents, youth ministry partners, and members of the
congregation. You can register online at http://tinyurl.com/TUCCLoveLogic.
AnnoUnCeMenTS
For more information, contact Rev. Carmin Frederick at [email protected]
trinitychicago.org.
The SinGLeS MiniSTRy PReSenTS
Renewing Our Relationship with God
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall
If you are single and never married, single and dating, single because you are widowed, single
with children, single and same-gender loving, single and divorced, single and…??? Whatever
your single status, you won’t want to miss this ministry opportunity. Rev. Carmin Frederick will
teach on the importance of “Renewing Our Relationship with God” for those whom God has
given the gift of being single. We will focus particularly on the necessity of worship, prayer, and
Bible study in renewing relationships. For information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2357 or email
[email protected]
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Announcements
CALLinG ALL ChiLDRen, yoUTh, AnD TeenS!
Join US FoR
MAAFA MADneSS
An afternoon of history, fun, and games!
ToDAy! Sunday, February 22, 2015
2:00 p.m. – Atrium
For more information, contact Rev. Michael D. Jacobs or Rev. Carmin A. Frederick,
773-962-5650.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON IS HERE!!!
Cookies are available for purchase ($4.00/box)
Sundays, February 22nd through March 29th
Stop by our table in the Atrium
Following worship services
All money raised helps support Trinity UCC Girl Scouts with
our annual end-of-year and “destination” trips. Last year,
thanks to your loving contributions, we were able to help
send all of our girls to 2½ days of camping and to places
such as Morocco, London, Paris, Colorado, and the Virgin
Islands!
Thank you for your continued support of the Trinity UCC Girl Scout troops.
Ambassador Troop #21024 • Senior Troop #20608 • Cadette Troop #21571
Junior Troop #20738 • Brownie Troop #21651 • Daisy Troop #20830
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Announcements
SAVE THE DATE!
2015 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Friday, May 15 – Saturday, May 16, 2015
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Stop by the Women’s Conference registration table following all worship services! Or, register online, at
http://tinyurl.com/TUCC2015WConf. Spread the word! Invite your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends!
WOMEN’S CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Call 847-303-4100 (Mention Trinity UCC Group)
Or reserve online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/TrinityUnitedChurchofChrist
CONFERENCE ROOM RATES:
Standard Room: Single $107; Double $123; Triple $141; Quad $158
Suites: Single $182; Double $199; Triple $216; Quad $233
Hotel room/suite rates exclude tax. Breakfast included for hotel guests only.
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WOMEN’S CONFERENCE FITNESS EVENTS!
Teen Zumba - Saturday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
An Evening of Fitness - Friday, April 17, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Atrium
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CONFERENCE VENDORS NEEDED!
Vendor fee: $200
For information on becoming a vendor at the Women’s Conference, stop by the Women’s Conference table following all worship
services, or send an email to [email protected] Vendor application deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015.
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Registration Fee (Adults): $100/person • Registration Fee (Teens): $60/person
REGISTER TODAY!
Announcements
LADieS niGhT oUT
AN EVENING OF FITNESS AND FUN!
Hosted by the Women’s Conference Committee
Zumba®, Piloxing, Yoga, and more!
Friday, April 17, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Atrium
*Donations welcome
(Register for the Women’s Conference at event)
An eveninG WiTh
Rev. DR. ReniTA J. WeeMS
Special Guest: Ian Buchanan
Co-Pastor, Ray of Hope Community Church
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:00 p.m.
We extend a special invitation to all women
of faith to gather with us, as our First Lady,
Mrs. Monica Brown Moss interviews Rev.
Dr. Renita J. Weems, a prolific theologian,
scholar, and expert on women’s spirituality
and wholeness. You do NOT want to miss
this awesome moment in the lives of
women here at Trinity UCC – Bring your
mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts,
daughters, and girlfriends!
Register for the
2015 Women’s Conference
“Even Greater Things”
Friday, May 15 – Saturday, May 16, 2015
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, Illinois
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Announcements
TRiniTy UCC MARRieD CoUPLeS MiniSTRy
BLACk MARRiAGe DAy DinneR DAnCe
“Keeping The Music Playing”
Saturday, March 21, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Tinley Park Convention Center
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North Pavilion Ballroom
18451 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(Black tie optional)
early Bird Tickets: $70 per couple (Through Sunday, February 1st)
$75 per couple (After February 1st)
To reserve your seats, stop by the MCM registration table
Following the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services
or visit http://tinyurl.com/TUCCMCM2015DANCE
Registration ends March 8, 2015
The mission of the Trinity UCC Married Couples Ministry is to provide opportunities for
enrichment and strengthening of relationships between husbands and wives, as we serve
Christ, love the community, and honor our African American culture. To that end, we will join
hundreds of organizations around the country in celebrating Black Marriage Day, highlighting
and promoting marriage in the Black community. Since 2002, the goal of Black Marriage Day
has been to strengthen and celebrate marriage in African American communities from coast to
coast.
The 2014 Dinner Dance was so successful, we outgrew our space. We have chosen a different
location, conveniently located off I-80 at Harlem Avenue, in Tinley Park, Illinois. We have
also reserved a block of rooms at the adjoining Holiday Inn for $119 a night. Check-in time on
Saturday will be 4:00 pm. To reserve your room, call 708-444-1100, and mention the group
“TUC.”
Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the 2014 event!
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Announcements
The Stewardship Ministry Cordially invites All new Members
To Attend Their BLACk AnD ChRiSTiAn new Member Class
We are so happy that you walked the aisle, gave your heart to Christ and 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 classes! If you haven’t taken both New
Member classes (Sessions I and II) the Stewardship Ministry is expecting you! Please
don’t delay! Completion of the new member process after you have “walked the aisle” is
in three stages:
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•
•
Completion of Sessions I and II (in that order) of your New Member Classes
Right Hand of Fellowship on a first Sunday evening. The “Right Hand of
Fellowship” is a requirement for full membership into your new church home,
Trinity UCC
Actively becoming a member who works in one of the ministries of your church
home
The Stewardship Ministry partners are eager to “walk with you” throughout this process
and we are looking forward to your attendance.
Children ages 12 and under
Adults and Teens
Sessions i and ii
Sessions i and ii
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Class:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Children must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian)
Fellowship Hall
(Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Receive Right Hand of Fellowship, Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
Please remember to bring your Bible – if you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you!
RSVP and CONFIRM your participation! Call the Membership/Ministry Services office,
773-962-5650, immediately! Expect a follow-up call from the Stewardship Ministry.
PLEASE NOTE: Your picture will be taken during the Class.
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Announcements
2015 Black History Month
HBCU College Fair
Below are responses from Ariel Academy students who attended the Endeleo Institute’s HBCU College Fair
held Friday at the Historic South Shore Cultural Center:
Ella C: All the schools I visited include Tougaloo, Fisk, Spelman, Alabama, Morehouse, Chicago State and
City Colleges of Chicago. I also went to After School Matters. I got a backpack, two pens and a hug from
Ms. Aja. I was complimented because I knew about the white dress tradition at Spelman. I met new
and awesome people. I asked for a business card from Spelman. I felt professional. I was inspired to
maybe attend Spelman because of the way Melissa described her experience. I would improve on how
I approach people and try not to cut people off. I would recommend this trip because it’s a wonderful
experience and you have a great opportunity to network. To make it better, they could have bigger signs
or a map where everything is.
Fred C: The schools I visited were Tuskegee University, Clark Atlanta University and Rust College. One
positive thing that happened to me was when a lady from Tuskegee told me if I keep my 3.5 GPA I can
easily get a full ride scholarship to their school. I should have taken notes to make my experience better.
I would recommend this trip in the future because I might need an extra scholarship or a plan B school to
go to.
ATTenDeeS:
1,500+ students (high school and middle)
15 HBCUs
City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago State University
Chicago State Upward Bound Program
After School Matters
Chicago Park District
Illinois Bridgescape Academy
Leap Learning Systems
United Negro College Fund
ReSULTS:
4,229 College of Interest cards completed
565 College applications completed
198 Star Scholarship applications (City Colleges)
182 Chicago State Upward Bound Summer
Programs applications
47 Students accepted on site
3 partial scholarships awarded
Endeleo is Progress, Growth and Development
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Ryan C: I visited Alabama A&M, Morgan State, Fisk, Morehouse and Alcorn State. At Alabama A&M I
asked if their tuition was different if you live in the state. The lady replied and said “Looks like you’ve been
doing your research. I felt like I impressed the woman! I enjoyed being welcomed by people that I knew.
It made me feel not so nervous. Also it made me feel like I was welcomed. I was inspired by this HBCU
College Fair. It inspired me to go to a HBCU, because those are the colleges made by my people.
Calendar
Today 2/22
THUrSday 2/26 cont.
400 W. 95th Street
TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
**All Day - Winter Youth Art Exhibit - NII **
7:30 a.m. MAAFA Worship Service – SA
9:30 a.m. Bible Discovery Hour - WC
S.A.L.T. - Serving and Learning Together - 203
11:00 a.m. MAAFA Worship Service – SA
2:00 p.m. “MAAFA Madness” - 116
4:30 p.m. Hurston Hughes Reception - FH
5:00 p.m. Healing Ministry - 203
6:00 p.m. MAAFA Worship Service – SA
Monday 2/23
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
FrIday 2/27
400 W. 95th Street
11:00 a.m. Free N One - 202
Immabasi Memory Loss - BR
12:30 p.m. Active Seniors & Friends - A
2:30 p.m. Big Mama's House Knitting & Crochet - 120
7:00 p.m. Ladies Night Out with Rev. Dr. Renita Weems - SA
SaTUrday 2/28
400 W. 95th Street
CLOSED
TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
6:30 p.m.
Music Theory and Vocal Class - W307
Stewardship Ministry - W301
7:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
TUESday 2/24
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
400 W. 95th Street
Freedom School - Golf Outing Committee - BR
Boot Camp - Robichaux Park (RBX PK)
Domestic Violence Ministry - 116
Family Caregivers Support Group - 102
Adult Drama Ministry Meeting - 120
Men’s Chorus - WC
Sanctuary Choir Steering Committee - BR
Women’s Chorus - SA
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
12:30 p.m.
WEdnESday 2/25
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Big Mama's House Quilting Class - W301
11:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:14 p.m.
400 W. 95th Street
Prayer Service - SA
Immabasi/Memory Loss - BR
Praise Team - FH
Wednesday at the Well - SA
THUrSday 2/26
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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Drill Team Rehearsal - A
Tangeni Rehearsal - NII East
Emmaus Road - WC
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA
February 22, 2015
HBCU Chaperone Training - W307
Prison Ministry - W302
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
400 W. 95th Street
Food Share Distribution - FH
Yoga Ministry - NII
Zumba Fitness Class - Robichaux Park (RBX PK)
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 - A
Saturday Bible School: Pre K-Kindergarten - 116
Saturday Bible School: 3rd-6th Grade - 202
New Members Class - FH
Little Warriors for Christ/Imani Ya Watume’ - WC
Math Tutorial - 202
Suicide Prevention - 207
Isuthu - Ashante’ Nation - 120
Intonjane - Black History - A
Walaika Rehearsal - WC
Drill Team Rehearsal - NII East
Communion Prep - BR
Drug and Alcohol Revival Committee - NII
Tangeni Ministry - SA
Isuthu - WC
Women Guild Ministry Meeting - 203
Armor Bearers - 207
Pre-Marital Counseling - 202
Adult Ushers Meeting - FH
Deacon Ministry Meeting - SA
TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street
9:00 a.m.
ACT Test Strategies - W301
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MiniSTRy evenTS
BLAine Denye LiBRARy Ministry partners invite
you to visit our library and explore the volumes on
Bible study, African American history and culture,
The theme for the month of February is African
American History Month, Glory Days: Inspired
Moments in African American History, by Janus
Adams; Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southern,
and the Great Migration, by James Grossman; I,
Too, Sing America: African American Poetry, by
Catherine Clinton; In Our Own Image, by Patrik
Henry Bass; North Star to Freedom: Story of the
Underground Railroad, by Gena Gorrell, The
library is located on the 2nd floor, Library hours
are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00
p.m., Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
eMMAUS “GRieF WoRk” Ministry, Thursday,
February 26, 7:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, This
month’s topic: “How Dim Is Your Light?”
Information, Contact Deacon Dr. Herbert
Goodman, Jr., 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2320 or
email [email protected]
CenTeR FoR AFRiCAn BiBLiCAL Studies, Did you
miss any of the [email protected]? Did you
walk away wanting to learn more? Come have an
in-depth discussion and recap and still get a drink
from the Living Water, Tuesday evenings, 7:00
p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Information, Call 773-966-1500
Mailbox 4507 or email [email protected]
Divine iMAGinATion CALL Join Pastor Moss
for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone
message, 11:55 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Dial
605-562-3102 and enter passcode 206047; press
the “#” key
FinAnCiAL CoUnSeLinG ConSoRTiUM seeks
interested 5th and 8th graders to participate in
Chicago’s Money Smart Week® Money Smart Kid
Essay Contest sponsored by the Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago. Students are encouraged to
answer this year’s Money Smart Question with
an essay of 300 words or less, Six finalists will
be selected to attend the Money Smart Kick-Off
breakfast and one student will be named this
year’s Money Smart Kid and spend a year as
Chicago’s financial literacy ambassador, For more
information, Call Terrence Wright, 773-966-1500
Mailbox 2378 or email [email protected]
org
hURSTon hUGheS WRiTeRS An Afternoon with
the Authors, Today, Sunday, February 22, 2:30
p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wright Chapel, Featuring Ms.
Marcie Hill, author, writer, blogger, discussing
how authors can use social media to promote
their works and advance their writing careers,
Trinity writers with published books, join us
for this afternoon with the authors, reserve
your space now! Information, Call Sandra Hall,
773-966-1500 Mailbox 2330 or [email protected]
trinitychicago.org
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Events
Events
CoMMUniTy evenTS
BLACk FACe, WhiTe PLACe, Thursday February
26, 7:00 p.m., IIT, 3201 S. State St., discussion
with Lena Waithe, producer of the awardwinning film, Dear White People, We will explore
the themes raised in the film as they relate to the
Illinois Tech community, as well as the dynamics
created by the intersection of other identities,
including sexual orientation, country of origin,
religion, and more, Information, Contact Brianna
Jones, [email protected], RSVP http://tinyurl.
com/BlackFaceWhitePlace
BLACk hiSToRy MonTh Intergenerational
celebration, “Changed My Name,” an African
American Spiritual Cantata, Thursday, February
26, 6:30 p.m., Chicago Theological Seminary,
1407 E. 60th St., Stories, in song, of Harriet
Tubman and Sojourner Truth, written by Linda
Twine, Special guests, the Chicago Community
Chorus and the Marian Catholic Gospel Choir
of the Year". For tickets Please email [email protected]
yahoo.com, call 877-ZPB-1920. Or visit www.
taupsizeta.org.
PARTneRS FoR PRoGReSS 18th Annual Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Youth Symposium,
March 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Gary Comer
Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside, Chicago
TWo TRAinS AnD A SiDeCAR stage play by
August Wilson, Wednesday, March 11, 6:00
p.m. Pre-show reception with 60’s cocktails
and diner-inspired hors d’oeuvres, Show, 7:30
p.m., Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn,
Scenemakers Board fundraiser supporting New
Play Development at Goodman Theatre, Tickets,
visit www.goodmantheatre.org, promo code:
SIDECAR
CAnCeR PATienTS, SURvivoRS and Caregivers
free massage therapy sessions, Mondays, March
9, April 6, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fernwood UM
Church, 10057 S. Wallace, Designed to empower
the survivor and the caregiver to feel better,
reduce the stress of illness, and become more
whole, Must attend all sessions, Sponsored by
Chicago State University Master of Public Health
program and the Chicago Southside Cancer
Disparities Initiative, Information, Call Gina Curry,
773-932-5000 or [email protected]
FeRvenT heARTS FoUnDATon and Tau Psi
Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta presents Thanking
& Praising with Zeal Scholarship Brunch, Saturday,
March 14, 2015, Doubletree of Alsip, 5000 West
127th Street 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Brunch, Live Music
& Raffle. Event honors Yvette Moyo as "Woman
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2014 National Champions and still Reigning Champions, the outstanding
young men, and Chicago’s own, Jackie
Robinson West… The greatest little
league team this side of the Jordan! Rev. DR. Kevin Johnson
March 5
Dare To Imagine Church
Philadelphia, PA
Rev. DR. Gina M. steWaRt
March 12
Rev. DR. Wayne CRoft
St. Paul Baptist Church
West Chester, PA
March 26
Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Memphis, TN
March 19
Black Heirlooms™ is a documentary about
intergenerational wealth from a millennial perspective.
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