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  • CHURCH INFORMATION

    PASTORAL STAFFDeacon Wilfred Bentley, Exec. Dir. Operations

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

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

    Ebony Only, Exec. Dir. of Human Resources

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

    Melody Morgan, Exec. Asst. to the Pastor

    Deacon Karen Cupil, Admin. Asst.

    Brenda Tillman, Admin. Asst.

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

    PROGRAM STAFFDeacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Dir. of CFABS Bryan Johnson, Dir. Sacred Music Dr. Julia Speller, Dir. Christian Ed. Min. Jasmin Taylor, Digi Pastor Rev. Dr. Linda Thomas, Theologian-in-Residence

    execuTive LeAdeRShiP OFFice OF The SR. PASTOR

    Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor

    Rev. Rochelle Michael, Dir. Ministry and Pastoral Services

    Rev. Mark Barclay, Assoc. Pastor

    Rev. Carmin Frederick, Assoc. Pastor

    Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Assoc. Pastor

    Rev. Neichelle Guidry, Assoc. Pastor

    Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd, Assoc. Pastor

    Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Vol. Assoc. Pastor

    Rev. Clyde White, Vol. Assoc. Pastor

    Sunday Worship Services7:14 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

    (Praise Service begins 15 minutes prior)

    Youth church7:14 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

    Bible discovery hour9:45 a.m.

    Wednesday Praise and Prayer11:30 a.m. - Prayer Service6:00 p.m. - Prayer Service

    7:14 p.m. - Wednesday @ The Well

    Saturday church School9:00 a.m.

    cFABS Bible Study773-966-1507

    For current schedule, Visit www.trinitychicago.org

    Live Sunday Webcasts7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

    www.trinitychicago.org

    Radio BroadcastSundays, 6:00 p.m.WVON 1690 AM

    Mondays, 9:40 a.m.WGCI 107.5 FM

    "On the Block with Dr. Moss"

    church hoursMonday – CLOSED

    Tuesday through Friday11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Sundays • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    400 West 95th Street Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120

    Telephone (773) 962-5650www.trinitychicago.org

    @TrinityChicago

    #TrinityChicago

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

  • Order of Worship (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.) ............................................................... 2Hymn of Praise "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less" ....................................................................... 3Unison Scriptures ............................................................................................................................ 4Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns ...................................................................................................... 5Guest Musicians Bio: The Sounds of Blackness ............................................................................... 6Discerning a Call .............................................................................................................................. 7Congregational Listening ................................................................................................................. 8November is Diabetes Awareness Month ....................................................................................... 9Umoja Karamu Volunteers/Warm Hats and Hands ....................................................................... 10No-Lye I'm Natural/Women's Conference 2016 ............................................................................ 11Singles SOAR Mini-Series/Worship and Arts Winter Concert ........................................................ 12Teens and Families 2016 Summer Events ...................................................................................... 13Akiba .............................................................................................................................................. 14Endeleo ......................................................................................................................................... 15Calendar ........................................................................................................................................ 16Events ............................................................................................................................................ 17Divine Imagination Call .................................................................................................................. 17OM3 Reading Recommendations ................................................................................................... 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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    Order of Worship - 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

    Opening Song .................................................................................................................... “Worship The Lord”Ministry of Music........................................................................................................................ “He Kept Me”Sermon ................................................................................................ “I Am Not Ready For The Benediction”Hymn of InvitationThe Service of Giving

    Offertory SentencesTithes 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…

    Opening Song ....................................................................................................“Father We're Calling On You”Choral Introit (11:00a.m.) ........................................................................................................ “Perfect Praise”Hymn of Praise ......................................................................................... “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”Unison Scriptures .....................................................................................................Mark 5:24-34 (NIV, NRSV)

    PLeASe ReMAin STAnDinG FoR The ReADinG oF The WoRDInvocationParish Concerns

    Visitor RecognitionPassing of the Peace

    The Pastor’s WordThe Service of Giving

    Offertory SentencesTithes/OfferingsImani Village

    Altar Call (7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) .......................................................................................... “It Ain't Over”Sermon ................................................................................................ “I Am Not Ready For The Benediction”Hymn of Invitation

    Order of Worship - 6:00 p.m.

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    My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

    but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

    Refrain: On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.

    When Darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale,

    my anchor holds within the veil. (Refrain)

    His oath, his covenant, his blood supports me in the whelming flood. When all around my soul gives way,

    he then is all my hope and stay. (Refrain)

    When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found!

    Dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne!

    (Refrain)

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    Unison Scriptures 11:00 a.m.MARk 5:21-24, 35-43 (MSG)21-24After Jesus crossed over by boat, a large crowd met him at the seaside. One of the meeting-place leaders named Jairus came. When he saw Jesus, he fell to his knees, beside himself as he begged, “My dear daughter is at death’s door. Come and lay hands on her so she will get well and live.” Jesus went with him, the whole crowd tagging along, pushing and jostling him.

    35While he was still talking, some people came from the leader’s house and told him, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?” 36Jesus overheard what they were talking about and said to the leader, “Don’t listen to them; just trust me.” 37-40He permitted no one to go in with him except Peter, James, and John. They entered the leader’s house and pushed their way through the gossips looking for a story and neighbors bringing in casseroles. Jesus was abrupt: “Why all this busybody grief and gossip? This child isn’t dead; she’s sleeping.” Provoked to sarcasm, they told him he didn’t know what he was talking about. 40-43But when he had sent them all out, he took the child’s father and mother, along with his companions, and entered the child’s room. He clasped the girl’s hand and said, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, get up.” At that, she was up and walking around! This girl was twelve years of age. They, of course, were all beside themselves with joy. He gave them strict orders that no one was to know what had taken place in that room. Then he said, “Give her something to eat.”

    7:30 a.m.

    MARk 5:21-24, 35-43 (niV)21When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.

    35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” 36Overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” 37He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

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    Sermon Notes/Prayer Concerns

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  • Since January of 1971, the Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness has consistently performed and proclaimed the music, culture, and history of African-Americans to audiences all over the world. From Jazz and Blues to Rock & Roll, R&B, Gospel, Spirituals, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Soul, this group colors each and every “sound of blackness”, with uplifting messages of hope, unity, love, and peace for all humankind – and then works passionately to achieve it.

    For the past forty years, the Sounds of Blackness' tireless endeavors under the direction of Gary Hines, has included: Performing on five

    continents for everyone from homeless persons and prison inmates, to Kings and Heads of State; Worldwide benefit concerts and recordings that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for such causes as The United Negro College Fund, Hurricane Katrina Fundraisers; and countless others; and Theatrical productions, workshops and lecture-demonstrations on African-American music, culture, and history at every academic level from pre-school to post-graduate and, from the Smithsonian Institute to The Kennedy center. Sounds of Blackness has also partnered with major corporations to support urban programs and people.

    The Sounds of Blackness has pioneered the world-wide presence and proliferation of inspirational soul music in radio, at dance clubs, on television, in theater, and on film. They have appeared/recorded with/for such artists as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Santana, Eric Clapton, Usher, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, LA & Babyface, Sir Elton John, Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Bob Dylan, Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Shirley Ceaser, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Kenny ‘G’, President Bill Clinton, Jay Leno, Lena Home, Isaac Hayes, BB King, Maya Angelou and many others.

    They have won a Grammy Award (1992), Soul Train Award, International Time For Peace Award, seven Stellar Awards, The International Dance Music Awards, and being nominated for an Emmy, and five NAACP Image Awards, and others. Most recently, Sounds of Blackness music fueled the Presidential Campaigns of President Barack Obama. The groups new self-titled CD “The Sounds of Blackness” and 1st Single “Fly Again” are inspiring the world and a new generation once again. “The Sound of Blackness” CD won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Best World Music Recording! We Give Thanks and Praise To God For All Things and Everyone.

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    Guest Musicians

  • “Is God calling you? The quick answer to that question is “Yes.” God is calling you God is calling each one of us to be [co-creators] and to live out our lives as a thankful response to God’s grace and [mercy towards us].

    What are the desires that have lead you toward discerning a call to ministry and how were those desires planted and nurtured? Has someone in your church recognized you gifts and graces for ministry? Perhaps you found yourself in a situation where you were called upon to listen and to give deeply to a brother or sister in need, and you found yourself not only able to do so but filled with joy at being able to do so. Or perhaps you love Scripture and find yourself [passionate about sharing the word with others]. Calls don’t always happen at once. Perhaps you can think of several moments or events in your past that have led you to this present moment of discernment.

    God doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all view of ministry…ministry takes many forms: some ordained, some not. But there are at least two elements common to all thriving ministry.

    1. Some combination of commitments, capacities, and talents for leading and inspiring others to service for God. You may not discover your own gifts and graces until you’re actually involved in formal preparation for ministry.

    2. Discovering and measuring your own commitments, capacities, and talents. Have you discerned aptitudes in yourself, and have others confirmed them for you?

    The second element common to all thriving ministry is, as I have already said, a deep and profound desire to serve, a desire to be of use to God. Examine your own heart: have you been filled with such desire?”

    -excerpts from “Discerning a Call to Ministry” by Susan R. Garrett (Futures, December 2005)

    The discernment process should lead you to your next steps regarding your call.

    Discerning a CallTrinity United Church of ChristSunday, november 15, 2015

    Some forms of ministry include:

    1. Chaplaincy (hospitals, colleges, care facilities, law enforcement/fire department, military, etc.)

    2. Parish ministry/pastorate3. Pastoral counseling4. Professional lay ministry in the church 5. Non-profit organizations6. Academic (teaching at the university level, in a seminary, etc.)7. Christian schools (teaching, counselors, chaplains, administrators, etc.)8. Mission work9. Spiritual direction10. Justice work (activism, community organizing, relief work, etc.)

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    Family,

    The Trinity UCC Congregational Listening Team would like to thank all of our members and guests who participated in our Phase 1 Focus

    Trinity UCC Congregational Listening Program

    Groups. Your open and honest conversations helped to inform the Engagement Survey that we are announcing today for the entire congregation.

    Today we are launching Phase 2, the Trinity UCC Engagement Survey. All of our members are strongly encouraged to participate in this opportunity to share your views on a variety of questions dealing with the life and ministry of Trinity UCC.

    We have launched two surveys, one for members and one for friends and guests. You can access them by either typing in the urls or using the QR Codes below:

    Trinity UCC Members Trinity UCC Friends and Gueststinyurl.com/TrinitySurvey1 tinyurl.com/TrinitySurvey2

    We anticipate the member survey taking approximately 20 minutes to complete and the survey for friends and guests, approximately 10 minutes. We recommend taking the survey on a computer/laptop or iPad/Android Pad device (the survey can be difficult to manage on smartphones).

    Starting next Sunday, November 15th, we will have Survey Stations set up for those members needing assistance with completing their surveys.

    Thank you for your candor and participation.

    Starting today, Sunday

    Last week, we launched

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    november is Diabetes Awareness Month

    Diabetes affects 9.3% of the United States population, but 13% of African Americans 20 years and older have Type 2 Diabetes. However, in Chicago, over 18% of African Americans are affected.

    What is Type 2 diabetes?

    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body uses sugar (glucose), your body’s main source of energy. With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes are obesity, older age, family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant), and lack of physical activity.

    Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system disease, amputations, hearing loss and gum disease. it is important to recognize that in most cases these complications are PReVenTABLe

    In alignment with the vision of the church, adopting healthier lifestyles including increasing physical activity and losing about 7% of your current weight by eating a healthier diet, could prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes and its complications.

    if you have diabetes make sure you have a great worship experience by:

    • Checking your blood sugars prior to coming to church and bringing your glucose testing monitor and equipment with you to church.

    • eating a healthy and well balanced meal prior to coming to church.

    • Taking your prescribed medicines with your morning meal prior to coming to church; bring glucose tablets or a small snack with you to avoid low blood sugars.

    • if you feel light-headed, dizzy, jittery, or extremely warm and sweaty while praising; sit down, take some deep breaths and have your neighbor notify the church ushers.

     We invite you to come to Immabasi’s Diabetes Support Group held every 3rd Monday of the month from12-2pm at the Village Center.

  • Warm Hats and Hands 4 Kids

    The Greeters Ministry is asking the congregation to donate new, unused hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for children in need, ages 4-10. Donations will go to schools and organizations in the neighborhood.

    Sunday, December 6, 2015 and Sunday, December 13, 2015

    Look for the Warm Hats & Hands drop-off table in the Atrium after 7:30 am and 11:00 am worship services on those two Sundays.

    The organizations that will be receiving the donations are: Morgan Park Boys and Girls Club, Gillespie School, and Kwame Nkumah Academy.

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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE UMOJA KARAMU

    THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE!

    We are in need of volunteers to assist with this year’s Umoja Karamu Thanksgiving Day Worship Service. Here are the details:

    • Volunteer Rehearsal – Saturday, November 21, 3:00 p.m.

    • Volunteers for Food Prep – Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24, 9:00 a.m.

    • Volunteers to serve during the Umoja Karamu Thanksgiving Day Service• Arrive at the church no later

    than 8:00 a.m.

    • Worship begins at 10:00 a.m.

    • Attire: African

    If you are able to assist in any capacity, please contact Mrs. Glover,

    773-966-1535 or [email protected]

  • SAVE THE DATE!2016 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

    “It’s Time to Take a Stand: Black Women Matter!”

    Thursday, May 12 – Saturday, May 14, 2016

    Renaissance Schaumburg Conference CenterSchaumburg, Illinois

    THE 2016 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

    PRESENTS

    NO LYE – I’M NATURAL!Saturday, November 21, 20151:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Atrium

    Join us for a discussion about:

    •   Personalized healthy hair care regiments• Product education• Myths about natural hair• Hair growth tips and techniques• Strategies for transitioning for adults, as well as young people

    For information:Call Min. Jene Colvin, 773-962-5650 or email [email protected]

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    AnnouncementsThe SinGLeS CoMMUniTy MiniSTRy PReSenTS

    SURViVinG The hoLiDAyS /STARTinG oVeR AFTeR ReLATionShiP(S.o.A.R.)

    DiVoRCe CARe Mini-SeRieS

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Room 202“What’s Happening”

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Room 116“The Road to Healing”

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Room 202“Surviving the Holidays”

    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. nightly

    The holiday season, a time of togetherness, is upon us. Are you going through divorce or separation? Please join the Singles Community Ministry for this “Surviving the Holidays” Divorce Care mini-series. For information, contact Rev. Carmin Frederick, 773-962-5650 or [email protected]

    SAVE THE DATE!WORSHIP AND ARTS MINISTRIES

    Winter ConcertSaturday, December 5, 2015

    5:00 p.m. • Sanctuary

    Featuring:Adult and Youth Choirs and Praise Teams

    Dance Ministries • Mime MinistryDrama Ministry • Drill Teams

    And Special Musical Guests

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    Save the Dates! Teens and Families 2016 Summer Events

    2016 Proctor Institute for Child AdvocacyJuly 18-22, 2016

    Haley Farm • Clinton, Tennessee (For ages 16-35)

    Approximate Cost: $800 per person (Includes registration, transportation, accommodations, and partial meals)

    See more at: http://tinyurl.com/TUCCProctorChild

    2016 UCC National Youth EventJuly 26-30, 2016

    Lake Buena Vista, Florida (For ages 13-18)

    Approximate Cost: $1,100 per person(includes registration, transportation, accommodations,

    passes to Disney World, and partial meals)See more at: http://nye.uccpages.org/

    An information and interest meeting for both events will be held on Sunday, November 15th following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Payment plans will begin in December; partial scholarships will be available. For information, contact Rev. Carmin Frederick, [email protected] or Rev. Michael Jacobs at [email protected]

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    NEW AKIBA STORE HOURSTuesday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Sunday, after each Worship Service

    (773) 962 - 5660 • www.akibabookstore.org

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

    Economic Development Begins at Home...

    with You, Yours, and God!You Have The Power!

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    It’s time for Clergy to come together to build influence with the IllinoisLegislative Black & Latino Caucuses.

    WHY?The Illinois Legislative Black & Latino Caucuses aren't hearing from clergyin their districts. As a result, clean energy jobs are not available andaccessible to our communities, asthma death rates and respiratoryissues from air pollution are high, and our children are adversely impactedspiritually, emotionally, economically, and physically. We must demandbetter for our communities and our children!

    WHO?Clergy who serve in IL Legislative Black & Latino Caucus Districts.

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    Rev. Booker Steven Vance will be leading this clergy conference. As the Policy Director of Faith in Place. He brings to the conference his longtime experience as a community organizer. Rev. Vance will be joined by legal experts from NRDC to together fully empower conference participants to equip their faith communities for lasting change.

    DECEMBER 4th, 9am - 6pmBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided

    Chicago Theological Seminary

    SEQUESTERED FOR SACRED& SIGNIFICANT SERVICE

    The TIME to Gather IS NOW!This is ABOUT OUR FUTURE

    SEQUESTERED FOR SACRED& SIGNIFICANT SERVICE

    It’s time for Clergy to come together to build influence with the IllinoisLegislative Black & Latino Caucuses.

    WHY?The Illinois Legislative Black & Latino Caucuses aren't hearing from clergyin their districts. As a result, clean energy jobs are not available andaccessible to our communities, asthma death rates and respiratoryissues from air pollution are high, and our children are adversely impactedspiritually, emotionally, economically, and physically. We must demandbetter for our communities and our children!

    WHO?Clergy who serve in IL Legislative Black & Latino Caucus Districts.

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    Rev. Booker Steven Vance will be leading this clergy conference. As the Policy Director of Faith in Place. He brings to the conference his longtime experience as a community organizer. Rev. Vance will be joined by legal experts from NRDC to together fully empower conference participants to equip their faith communities for lasting change.

    DECEMBER 4th, 9am - 6pmBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided

    Chicago Theological Seminary

    SEQUESTERED FOR SACRED& SIGNIFICANT SERVICE

    The TIME to Gather IS NOW!This is ABOUT OUR FUTURE

    SEQUESTERED FOR SACRED& SIGNIFICANT SERVICE

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    Join First Lady Monica Moss

    and The Endeleo Institute

    Healthy Thanksgiving Healthy

    Cooking Demonstration

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Trinity United Church of Christ 400 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL 60628

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    For more information: Carole Jacobs 773-966-1583

    •Endeleo is Progress, Growth and Development•

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    TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street9:00 a.m. Endeleo Gates Workshop - W3016:00 p.m. Financial Aid 101 - W301 Multi-Faith Venterans - W307

    THUrSDAY 11/19400 W. 95th Street

    12:00 p.m. Active Seniors Book Club - 2026:30 p.m. Restart for Health - A Drill Team Rehearsal - NII West Trustee Ministry - BR7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - SA My Brother’s Keeper - 120 Emmaus Road - WC Media Ministry - FH Prison Ministry - 202

    TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street9:30 a.m. Child Care Team Meeting - W30111:00 a.m. Red Hat Society: Queens of the Evergreen - W3076:30 p.m. Tangeni Rehearsal - W301 Multi-Faith Venterans - W307

    FrIDAY 11/20400 W. 95th Street

    11:00 a.m. Free N One Meeting - 20212:30 p.m. Active Seniors & Friends - A6:00 p.m. African Dance - A6:30 p.m. Tangeni: Freedom - SA Chinara Rehearsal - FH Hurston Hughes Writers Ministry Meeting - 202 Tangeni Executive Board Meeting - 1207:00 p.m. Free N One - 203 Africa Ministry - BR Healing Ministry - 207 Women’s Chorus - SA

    TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street6:00 p.m. Big Mama’s House (Sewing/Tailoring) - W307

    SATUrDAY 11/21400 W. 95th Street

    7:30 a.m. Yoga Ministry - NII8:00 a.m. Piloxing - A Budget and Finance Committee - BR9:00 a.m. Yoga Ministry - BR Saturday Bible Class: 3rd - 6th Grade - 202 Saturday Bible Class: 1st & 2nd Grade - 120 Saturday Bible Class: Adult Bible Class - WC Saturday Bible Class: Pre-School/Kindergarten - 116

    ToDAY 11/15400 W. 95th Street

    7:30 a.m. Worship Service – SA9:15 a.m. Saturday Bible School: S.A.L.T. Teens - 20311:00 a.m. Worship Service – SA1:30 p.m. 2016 Youth Revival Team & NYE/Haley Farm 2016

    - 203 Women’s Conference Prayer & Fasting Committee - 202

    3:30 p.m. Ushers - 2026:00 p.m. Worship Service – SA

    MonDAY 11/16400 W. 95th Street

    CLOSED

    TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street12:00 p.m. Immabasi Diabetes Support Group - W3016:30 p.m. Stewardship Ministry - W3017:00 p.m. Adult Ushers Meeting - W307

    TUESDAY 11/17400 W. 95th Street

    10:00 a.m. Male Health Forum - A5:30 p.m. Women’s Chorus (Leadership/Events/Comunications) - 1206:00 p.m. Boot Camp - Robichaux Park Mrs. Moss Food Demo - FH TUCC Child Care BOD Meeting - BR6:30 p.m. Sisterhood Meeting - 1167:00 p.m. Immabasi: Mental Health Support Group - 102

    Mimes - NII EastSanctuary Choir Steering Committee - BRSingles Ministry Committee Meeting - BalconyMen’s Chorus Rehearsal - WCWomen’s Chorus - A

    TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street10:00 a.m. Big Mama’s House Quilting Class - W30111:00 a.m. Red Hat Society: Queens of the Evergreen - W3076:00 p.m. REACH Meeting - W307 7:00 p.m. Career Development Ministry - W301

    WEDnESDAY 11/18400 W. 95th Street

    11:30 a.m. Prayer Service - WC6:00 p.m. Praise Team - FH7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Well - SA

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    SATUrDAY 11/20 cont.400 W. 95th Street

    9:00 a.m. Saturday Bible School: Confirmation/Discipleship Class - FH Saturday Bible School: S.A.L.T. Teens - 203 SBS Christmas Ministry Rehearsal - SA Saturday Bible School: Pre-K - 6th - SA9:15 a.m. Confirmation Saturday Bible School Parent Meeting - A10:45 a.m. Little Warriors for Christ/Imani Ya Watume’ - WC Tangeni - SA11:00 a.m. Math Tutorial - 202 Can-Cer-Vive - 207 Youth Ministry Coordinating Council - BR Isuthu - 102 Big Mama’s House Food & Nutrition Demonstration - FH11:30 a.m. The Next Movement TNM Committee Breakouts - 11612:00 p.m. African Dance Rehearsal - SA Drill Team Rehearsal - NII East Isuthu Ashante` Nation - 12012:30 p.m. Walaika Rehearsal - WC Intonjane Meeting - FH1:00 p.m. Natural Hair Event - A1:30 p.m. Big Mama’s House Meeting - 202 Christian Education Ministry - BR2:00 p.m. Same Gender Loving - 207 Voices of Trinity - WC Umoja Karamu Rehearsal - All Participants - SA2:30 p.m. Women Guild Ministry Meeting - 1203:00 p.m. Pre-Marital Counseling - 2023:30 p.m. Adult Ushers Meeting - FH

    TUCC Village Center - 1947 West 95th Street9:00 a.m. Legal Clinic Hours - Legal Clinic Room10:00 a.m. Big Mama’s House Sewing Class - W3071:00 p.m. Financial Literacy - W301

    ChURChWiDe eVenTSBLAine Denye LiBRARy Ministry partners invite you to visit our library and explore the volumes on Bible study, African American history and culture, The focus for November is books by Michael Eric Dyson: Can You Near Me Now?; Debating Race; I May Not Get There: Reflections on MLK; Making Malcolm; Open Mike; and Why I Love Black Women, 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.

    MiniSTRy eVenTSACTiVe SenioRS AnD FRienDS Ministry coach bus trip to Washington, DC, Thursday, June 9 – Monday, June 13, 2016, Information, Call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2301 or email [email protected]

    eMMAUS “GRieF WoRk” MiniSTRy Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Wright Chapel, This month’s topic: “Is God Unhappy, or Is This an Overture?” Information, Contact Deacon Dr. Herbert Goodman, Jr., 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2320 or email [email protected]

    CoMMUniTy eVenTS2nd AnnUAL oLD AnD neW DReAMS Multi-Arts Festival, presented by HotHouse, Friday, November 13 and Saturday November 14, the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 61st St., Featuring jazz legend, Odean Pope, Tap dance Extravaganza Supreme Love, Ugochi, and more, Tickets and information, visit www.hothouse.net

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    AFRiCAn AMeRiCAn WoMen needed for confidential study on breast cancer screening, Criteria: for AA women, ages 40-85 years, Never had a mammogram, Have not had a mammogram in past 5 years or more, Focus is to identify characteristics and perceptions of never or rarely screened African American women, Information and to participate, Contact Dr. Regina Conway-Phillips, 773-508-2881 or [email protected]

    BLACk FRiDAy UJAMAA International Art Show/Sale/Fundraiser, Chicago State University, Cougar Cove (2nd fl), November 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Supporting clean water well construction at Midea Kitoa in Ghana, For more information visit www.Readme4.com or email Kim Dulaney at [email protected]

    ChiCAGo STATe UniVeRSiTy Community Concert and Jazz Bands Winter Gala concert, Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., CSU Breakey Theater Building, 9501 S. King Dr., Free admission

    hoLiDAy eTiQUeTTe Luncheon, Saturday, November 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Macy’s Walnut Room, 111 N. State St., Grades 5th – 8th, Learn how to present with confidence and poise, while enjoying a three-course meal, Information and tickets, Call Jihan Murray-Smith, 773-648-1067 or email [email protected]

    MeTRA SAFeTy PoSTeR and Essay Contest, “Make Safety Your Focus,” for students K-12, Deadline, January 29, 2016, For information and to enter, visit www.metracontest.com

    SeLMA Bridge Crossing Jubilee 51st Anniversary Selma to Montgomery March – March 3rd to 6th, 2016, Cost for transportation is $230.00 per person, Deposit of $50.00, balance of $180.00 can be paid in 2 payments of $90.00, Hotel is

    $99.00 per night plus taxes, must be secured with a credit card, Hotel provides free breakfast, Please make money orders payable to: N’ The Know Moe, Maureen Forte’, P.O. Box 952, Homewood, IL 60430, Deadline for Bus February 1st, 2016, Email: [email protected] ~ Cell: 708.653.6545

    DiVine iMAGinATion CALL

    Join Pastor Moss for his monthly Divine Imagination telephone message, 11:55 a.m., Thursday, December 10, Dial 712-775-7031,

    enter passcode 634787; press the “#” key (Please note new call-in number)

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    AnnouncementsRev. oM3 recommends…

    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The poetic, prophetic power of Coates’ essay is reminiscent of James Baldwin and brings to mind the biting critique of Harold Cruz. No other contemporary writer speaks with the raw honesty and beauty of modern Black life lie Coates. This short essay is a riveting personal letter to Coates’ teenage son penned in the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. I encourage all Trinitarians to read and wrestle with this beautiful and brutal book.

    Negroland by Margo Jefferson

    Margo Jefferson, a native of Chicago and Pulitizer prize-winning author of cultural criticism, has created a stunning memoir of life in “The Third Race” – the upper crust of Black middleclass life in Chicago. This is not a romantic mythologized memoir designed to valorize all things bourgeois, but a powerful, elegant, and clear-eyed view of the dangers and moments of nobility of this area of Black life Jefferson calls Negroland. If you are interested in learning more about life in the 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s in Chicago and especially for middleclass, upper crust Chicago, Negroland is the book for you.

    I would call it a companion piece to Isabela Wilkerson’s stunning book, The Warmth of Other Suns – probably the best literary presentation of the Great Migration written in the last 20 years.

  • Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus

    400 West 95th Street • Chicago, Illinois 60628 - 1120Telephone (773) 962-5650 • www.trinitychicago.org

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    TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

    Thanksgiving Basket GiveawayRegistration dates and times

    We will strictly adhere to registration dates and times.

    Tuesday, October 6th | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 7th | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8th | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 9th | 10:00 a.m. - (as needed)

    Applicants will need to bring a current photo ID and proof of income. Baskets will be available until our maximum capacity has been filled.

    "I was hungry and you fed me.” Matthew 25:35 Committed to helping the community and families in need.

    "I was hungry and you fed me.” Matthew 25:35 Committed to helping the community and families in need.

    "I was hungry and you fed me.” Matthew 25:35 Committed to helping the community and families in need.

    5Adopt A Family

    Each year, during Thanksgiving week, we give food baskets to those in need. This year, you can “Adopt A Family” by donating $45.00, which will provide a Thanksgiving basket for an entire family. Please use a giving envelope and indicate on line #25 (Operation Share) your contribution of $45.00 to Adopt A Family! You may also stop by the Food Share table to make your donations toward a Thanksgiving basket or a turkey.

    Come to the Atrium after the 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship ServicesAlso, contributions of canned and non-perishable foods are needed:

    Cranberry • Canned Corn • Canned Sweet Potatoes • Canned Green BeansJiffy Mix/Corn Muffin Mix • 2 lbs. Sugar

    OUR gOAl IS TO DISTRIbUTe 3,000 bASkeTS! We CAN ReACH THIS gOAl WITH yOUR HelP!

  • The Ritual of the Black Family

    ThuRsDAy, NOveMbeR 26, 201510:00 A.M. • sANcTuARy

    eveRyONe Is eNcOuRAgeD TO WeAR AfRIcAN ATTIRe