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PASTORAL/PROGRAM STAFF Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor Rev. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Director of Pastoral Services Rev. Barbara A. Heard, Associate Pastor Rev. Rochelle Michael, Associate Pastor Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd, Associate Pastor Rev. Tiffany Trent, Associate Pastor Rev. Reginald Williams, Associate Pastor Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Associate Pastor Dr. Julia Speller, Director, Christian Education Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Minister to Youth and Children Rev. Ann Patton, Minister of Christian Education Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Director, Center for African Biblical Studies Robert E. Wooten, Jr., Director of Music Deacon Jeri L. Wright, Director of Media Ivey Matute, Executive Secretary

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Rev. Dr. Lance D. Watson


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Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m. – “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”)


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Confession of Sins


Lenten Meditation #5


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Rev. Otis Moss III


Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III


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fOUrTh sUNdAy Of leNT

NATiONAl blACk ChUrCh Week Of prAyer fOr The heAliNg Of Aids

Choral Introit Opening Hymn (7:30 a.m.) Opening Hymn (11:00 a.m.) Opening Hymn (6:00 p.m.) Hymn of Praise (7:30 a.m.) Hymn of Praise (11:00 a.m.) Unison Scripture (7:30 a.m.) Unison Scripture (11:00 a.m.) Unison Scripture (6:00 p.m.)

“I Was Glad”

“Magnify Him, He Is Worthy To Be Praised” “Come On In This House” “Is There Anybody Here?” “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”

A Closer Walk With Thee”

Jeremiah 20:7–9 (NIV)

Jeremiah 1:1–10 (NRSV) 1 King 18:15–18 (The Message)



Invocation Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.) Parish Concerns Visitor Recognition Passing of the Peace The
Ministry of Music (6:00 p.m.)
Parish Concerns
Visitor Recognition
Passing of the Peace
The Pastor’s Word
The Service of Communion
Confession of Sins
Communion Collect
Assurance of Pardon
Words of Institution
The Service of Giving
Offertory Sentences
Tithes and Offerings
Guest Minister
Altar Call (7:30 a.m.)
Altar Call (11:00 a.m.)
Sermon (7:30 a.m.)
Sermon (11:00 a.m.)
Sermon (6:00 p.m.)
“My Life, My Love, My All”
Offer Praise”
“There’s Still Fire In Jeremiah!”
“If I Could Walk With Jeremiah”
“Ain’t Nobody Bad Like You!” (1 Kings 18:17)

Hymn of Invitation (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) Benediction

“Go Ye Now In Peace”

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hiV/Aids AWAreNess CAll TO WOrship

hyMN Of prAise

LEADER We are the people of God.

PEOPLE The people of God, living with AIDS.

LEADER Together, we can make a difference.

PEOPLE If we choose, we can contribute to the healing of AIDS.

LEADER In our homes, in our church, in our community.

PEOPLE In our bodies, in our minds, in our spirits.

LEADER Our brothers and sisters, our parents, and our children are infected with HIV.

PEOPLE Our community is living and dying with AIDS.

LEADER Stigma and discrimination are infecting our communities.

PEOPLE We will not let our fear and silence continue to put us at risk.

LEADER If we choose, the blocks to healing can be removed.

PEOPLE We choose compassion. We choose to respond.

LEADER Will you respond with your money, with your time, with your love?

PEOPLE We choose to respond that AIDS may be healed.

LEADER We are the people of God.

TOGETHER We pray and act for the healing of AIDS.

7:30 a.m.


Verse I Can’t nobody do me like Jesus. Can’t nobody do me like the Lord. Can’t nobody do me like Jesus. He’s my friend.

Verse II Healed my body; told me to run on. Healed my body; told me to run. Healed my body; told me to run on. He’s my friend!

Verse III Picked me up and turned me around. Oh, picked me up and turned me around. Picked me up and turned me around. Oh, He’s my friend!

hyMN Of prAise



11:00 a.m.


Verse I I am weak but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Refrain Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus, if You please? Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Verse II Through this world of toil and snares, If I falter, Lord, who cares? Who with me my burden shares? None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee. (Repeat Refrain)

Verse III When my feeble life is o’er, Time for me will be no more; Guide me gently, safely o’er To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore. (Repeat Refrain)

7:30 a.m. JEREMIAH 20:7–9 (NIV) 7 O Lord, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me. 8 Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the Lord has brought me insult and reproach all day long. 9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

11:00 a.m. JEREMIAH 1:1–10 (NRSV) 1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also in the days of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year of King Zedekiah son of Josiah of Judah, until the captivity of Jerusalem in the fifth month. 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7 But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver



CONfessiON Of siNs

you, says the Lord.” 9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

6:00 p.m. 1 KINGS 18:15–18 (The Message) 15 Elijah said, “As surely as God-of-the-Angel- Armies lives, and before whom I take my stand, I’ll meet with your master face to face this very day.” 16 So Obadiah went straight to Ahab and told him. And Ahab went out to meet Elijah. 17 The moment Ahab saw Elijah he said, “So it’s you, old troublemaker!” 18 “It’s not I who has caused trouble in Israel,” said Elijah, “but you and your government — you’ve dumped God’s ways and commands and run off after the local gods, the Baals.

A lmighty and Most Merciful Father,

we come before You, acknowledging

our sins, our shortcomings, and our

breaking of our Covenant with You. Not only have we done things we ought not to have done, said things we ought not to have said, left undone so many things we ought to have done and been silent when we should have witnessed for You. Not only are we guilty of that, O Lord; but we have also closed our eyes and pretended not to see the injustices, the racism and the evil which pervade our everyday lives. We have shut our ears and pretended not to hear the cries for liberation which come from the lips, lives and hearts of the oppressed — even our own Black brothers and sisters! Forgive us, O Lord, renew our courage and faith, and keep us ever mindful of Thy great sacrifice. Hear us, we beseech Thee, as we come to You in love and worship giving Your name the praise forevermore.

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TO ALL OUR VISITORS … To all who mourn and need comforting … To all who are friendless and want friendship … To all who are oppressed and need liberation; and to whosoever will come, Trinity opens its doors. Thank you for coming and may God bless you.

leNTeN MediTATiON #5



S piritual life is deeply personal. It deals with our inner being, with what motivates us. Yet, when we look at what Jesus taught His hearers, we find Him speaking repeatedly about our relationships with those around us. Even the Beatitudes, while speaking of being humble,

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

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My Dearly Beloved in the Lord:

I write you today for the last time as your Senior Pastor. My sabbatical leave started on March 1, 2008. I will be gone from your midst, but not from your hearts or from your memories.

You will forever be on my heart, also. I have spent over half of my life in this ministry. I have dedicated babies here. I have married couples here. I have preached funerals here and I have been made to know what a “home-away-from-home” is, right here at Trinity!

My family and I moved to Chicago from the East Coast. You welcomed us into your hearts. You welcomed us into your homes. You nurtured my oldest two daughters from the time that they were eight years old and seven years old.

You gave them a home in your homes. You gave them an extended family. You gave their mother and me a place to be “safe” even when the waters on the sea of matrimony got rough and caused the ship on which we were sailing to break apart.

You welcomed Ramah as my wife. You embraced Nathan and Nikol as our children. You have been the only church family that Jamila has known.

You have planted the DNA of love upon the psyches of my grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jazmin and Steven. You are forever a part of our lives.

You welcomed my father-in-law, Leonard Bratton, and my mother-in-law, Marjorie Bratton, into our fold and you have continued to support my mother-in-law after my father-in-law went home to be with the Lord.

You traveled to Philadelphia in 2001, when my father died. You came back to Philadelphia to be with me in 2005, when my mother died.

You have prayed for me. You have put up with me. You have embraced me. You have loved me and I am eternally in your debt.

I write you on this last Sunday of celebration, and I write you with joy and with thanksgiving to God.

and I write you with joy and with thanksgiving to God. Dr. Wright’s 36th Anniversary, March

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THANK yOu!, cont’d

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

My joy is for the memories that you have given me and my family. My gratitude to God is for the way in which you have opened your arms and accepted my new family. My new family is Pastor Otis Moss III, his lovely bride, Monica, and his two children, Elijah and Makayla.

I am grateful to God that you have embraced the answer to the prayers that we prayed for the leadership of our church and the future of our church. I am grateful to God for your standing beside Pastor Moss and standing behind Pastor Moss to make sure that God’s Will is done as Pastor Moss follows the lead of Him who is the Good Shepherd.

It is with joy, thanksgiving to God and great anticipation that I look forward to all of the awesome things that God is going to do in and through Pastor Moss’ leadership and pastorate.

Thank you for loving him and thank you for being the best congregation on this side of Heaven!

Sincerely and lovingly yours,

on this side of Heaven! Sincerely and lovingly yours, Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Pastor

Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Pastor Emeritus

To My Beloved Trinity Family,

There simply are no words to adequately express my deepest appreciation for your outpouring of love and support during these past few weeks, as well as the past 26 years. I am especially grateful to Mrs. Moss and everyone who participated in the luncheon celebration held on February 2. It was absolutely awesome! Thank you so much for your calls, your letters, your cards, your gifts, and every act of kindness extended to my family and me. Thank you for the part that each of you played in this incredible journey. To God be the glory!

With Love,

Rev. Ramah

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by Rev. Otis Moss III

Liberating Legend & Legend of Liberation

S omewhere behind the veil of eternity, God took the cosmic clay of creation and formed a soul—the soul God knew before the soul was attached to a temporal vessel we call flesh. This soul was deposited in the womb of an expectant mother and joyous father in the City of Brotherly Love, known as Philadelphia. Sensing the whisper of the Divine, the parents

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

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L ANCE D. WATSON is a three-time summa cum laude graduate of

Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, from which he holds the

bachelor of science degree in psychology, the bachelor of arts degree in

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

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R EV. OTIS MOSS III currently serves as pastor of Trinity United

Church of Christ under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah

A. Wright, Jr. Prior to joining the pastoral staff at Trinity United Church

of Christ, Rev. Moss served as pastor of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. After his arrival, Tabernacle was blessed, through Christ, to increase from 125 members to over 2100 disciples.

Rev. Moss received his bachelor of arts degree in religion and philosophy from Morehouse College. He went on to do his graduate work at Yale University, where he graduated with a master of divinity degree with a concentration in ethics and theology.

Rev. Moss began his pursuit of a Ph.D. in religion and social change at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, under the tutelage of African American historian and theologian, Dr. Vincent Harding. While studying at Iliff, Rev. Moss was blessed to be called to serve the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Moving his family to Augusta, GA, meant that he had to place his studies on hold. Despite this academic detour, Rev. Moss maintains a strong commitment to scholarly research and teaching. His passion for academic excellence has never wavered. Evidence of this abounds in the many roles he has performed as adjunct professor at numerous colleges and universities across the country. Highly regarded as a preacher, Rev. Moss has received numerous awards and recognitions. Rev. Moss is committed to intergenerational ministry and prophetic preaching. His passion for youth and intergenerational ministry led him to create the Issachar Movement, a consulting group designed to bridge the generation gap within churches and train a new generation of prophetic church leadership. Rev. Moss is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Otis (Edwina) Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the husband of Monica Brown Moss. Rev. and Mrs. Moss have a five-year-old son, Elijah Wynton Taylor Moss, and a two-year- old daughter, Makayla Elon Moss.

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biOgrAphiCAl skeTCh REV. FREDERICK DOUGLAS HAYNES III has made it his mission to empower changed people

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

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A n old soldier, worn out in the service of his country, began playing the

violin on the street to earn his living. One day, on the streets of Vienna,

his hand trembled so severely that he could no longer play. A passerby

stopped and said, “Friend, you are too old and too feeble. Give me your violin.” The stranger played so sweetly that a crowd soon gathered and coins poured into the tattered hat of the old soldier. The new violinist emptied the money into the soldier’s pocket and played again, more sweetly than before. Again, the hat was filled with money, which was turned over to the veteran soldier. The stranger finally handed the violin back and was on his way. “Who was he?” asked the bystanders. “Why, that is Amard Bucher, the great violinist,” some exclaimed. And so it was. The master violinist had taken the man’s place, had assumed his poverty, endured his disgrace, played his music and earned his living. He had made a sacrifice for that old soldier.

Your Friends in Service,

The Stewardship Ministry Constance A. King, Editor

James D. Butler, Chairperson

Enjoy your sabbatical as you look forward to your retirement! TOday, Sunday, March 2, 2008
Enjoy your sabbatical as you look forward
to your retirement!
TOday, Sunday, March 2, 2008
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Rev. Dr. Lance Watson
Rev. Otis Moss III
Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III
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Partying With The Retiring Pastor
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by Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr. A s we honor our Senior Pastor for 36 •
by Rev. Reginald Williams, Jr.
A s we honor our Senior Pastor for 36
years of faithful service, we thank God
for sending us a shepherd after God’s
own heart. We thank God for his pastoral and
patient personality, and we also thank God for
his prophetic power. Pastor Wright has never
ceased to speak truth to power in order to
benefit the lives of countless millions around
the world.
One of the issues that Pastor Wright has
continued to speak, preach and advocate is
the pandemic of HIV/AIDS that has ravaged
communities and countries, particularly as it
relates to people of African descent. Consider
the following facts:
Of the estimated 40,000 new HIV
infections each year, more than 50
percent occur among African Americans.
In 1998, African American women
constituted 64 percent of new female
AIDS cases and African American men
accounted for 50 percent of new AIDS
cases among men.
Black children represent almost two-
thirds (62 percent) of all reported
pediatric AIDS cases.
AIDS is the number one cause of death
for Black adults, aged 25 to 44, before
heart disease, cancer and homicide.
One in 50 Black men is HIV-positive.
One in 160 Black women is HIV-
Black senior citizens represent more than
50 percent of HIV cases among persons
over age 55.

Intravenous drug use is fueling the epidemic in Black communities. It accounts for 43 percent of infections among Black women and 38 percent among Black men. Many women contract HIV infection through sex with an injection drug user.

In 1998, men of color who have sex with men represented 52 percent of total AIDS cases. By comparison, in 1989 men of color who have sex with men represented 31 percent of total AIDS cases.

Although only 15 percent of the adolescent population in the United States is Black, over 60 percent of AIDS cases reported in 1999 among 13-19 year olds were among Blacks.

AIDS is a global problem among Black people. The World Health Organization reveals that the disease is the number one leading cause of death in Africa. The United Nations estimated that two million Africans died of AIDS in 1998, accounting for 80 percent of the worldwide total of AIDS deaths. Nine out of ten children with HIV are in sub- Saharan Africa. By the end of the year 2000, a cumulative total of 13 million children, the majority in Africa, have lost one or both parents to AIDS.


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


1. Attend one of the events sponsored by the HIV/AIDS ministry this week

2. Boycott Wal-Mart & Sams Club


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




Have you given your heart to Christ, walked the aisle and given your hand to the preacher? So that you may become a full-fledged member of Trinity United Church of Christ, you MuST complete your new member class!


After you have “walked the aisle,” completion of the new member process is in three (3) stages:

• Stage #1: Completion of Sessions 1 and 2 (in that order) of your New Member Classes.

• Stage #2: Your receiving the Right Hand of Fellowship on a first Sunday evening. Note: The Right Hand of Fellowship is required for full Membership into your new church home at Trinity.

• Stage #3: Your active participation as a ministry partner who serves diligently in one of the ministries of your choice at your new church home, Trinity United Church of Christ.

The Stewardship Ministry partners are eager to “walk with you” throughout this process and we are looking forward to your attendance.

A special class will be held that will allow you to take both sessions on one day!


ADULTS & TEENS Registration: 8:30 a.m. • Class: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CHILDREN Registration: 9:30 a.m. • Class: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Will Be Served

Completion of this “All-in-One Session” will allow you to be able to receive the RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP, BAPTISM AND HOLY COMMUNION easter sunday, march 23, 2008 • 10:00 a.m. WOrshIP serVIce

Join us for this special event!

Please CONFIRM your participation! Call the Membership/Ministry Services office, 773-962-5650, immediately!





Includes Workshop #4 (Boundary Training) and background Screening

Pre-registration is not required! • No Registration fee!

RequIRemenTS fOR PhASe 2 TRAInIng:

Must have completed Phase 1 Training Must bring a valid Driver’s License or State ID to the training session


fRIDAY, mARCh 7 • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: Village Center - 1947 W. 95th Street or SATuRDAY, mARCh 29 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: TUCC Atrium

For further information, contact:

Rev. Michael D. Jacobs, Ext. 429, Rev. Ramah E. Wright, Ext. 384


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Join us for our next installment Wednesday, march 5, 2008 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm tucc Village c enter • 1947 W. 95th s treet, c hicago, IL.

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

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

Come hear her insights on:

Developing the high school through college plan – early adopters to late bloomers

Identifying resources available for successful navigation

• Moving from “How to” to “Getting through” admission & transition

• Become acquainted with the University of Iowa’s summer programs for academic enrichment

• Next steps – Now!


Please RSVP to Larriey Payton by March 4th, so that we can have an accurate count for refreshments at 773-298-1590 or

Program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Take this opportunity to get signed up for THEC’s Choices Explorer and Planner tools



tuesday – 03/04



36th Anniversary/Retirement Celebration for Pastor Wright



W. 95th s treet


7:00 p.m.

Singles Community – They Were

Single Too – A Newness of Life Membership Meeting – BR Men’s Chorus – SA

TODAY – 03/02 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service – SA Breakfast – FH Bible Study – WC Worship Service – SA Dinner – FH My Space: High School Teens – 202 Youth Sexuality Project – 116 Worship Service Christ Universal Temple 11901 S. Ashland Ave. Party with the Senior Pastor South Shore Cultural Center

11:00 a.m.

TUCC Village Center


1:30 p.m.


W. 95th s treet

2:30 p.m.

THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Computer Repair Class – Computer Lab Sisterhood Ministry – W302 THEC HBCU Parent/Student Orientation – W301 Logistics Committee – W305

6:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.




MONDAY – 03/03



W. 95th s treet


5:00 p.m.

Voice Class – WC Mwanabaraka Dance Ministry Rehearsal – FH Band Rehearsal – SA Chinara Dance Ministry Devotion – A Hospitality Ministry – 102 Women’s Chorus Rehearsal – SA

6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m.


Prayer and Fasting Prayer Service – WC Chaplains Ministry – BR IT Advisory Group – 202 Prayer Service – WC

11:30 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7:14 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

TUCC Village Center


Chinara Dance Ministry Rehearsal


W. 95th s treet


2:30 p.m.

THEC ETS Tutoring – E102


6:00 p.m.

THEC Parent Night Workshop


TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th s treet THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Unix Computer Class – Computer Lab Drug and Alcohol Revival Committee – W305 Adult Ushers Executive Board Meeting – W301




2:30 p.m.

thursday – 03/06


6:30 p.m.



W. 95th s treet


5:00 p.m.

Voice Class – FH Imani Rehearsal – WC Khayralla Dance Ministry – 203 Adopt-A-Student – 102

7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Band Rehearsal – SA Women’s Drill Rehearsal


tuesday – 03/04 400 W. 95th s treet


7:00 p.m.

Narthex II

Tangeni Dance Rehearsal – 203 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – SA

6:00 p.m.

Band Rehearsal – SA


Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal


Narthex II

Newness of Life Leadership Meeting – BR



thursday – 03/06


SATURDAY – 03/08


TUCC Village Center


400 W. 95th s treet Grandparents Ministry – BR Tangeni Leadership Board Meeting – 203 Women’s Drill Team – SA Malcolm X Substance Abuse

Class – 202 Intonjane Rehearsal – A Pre-Marital Counseling – 203 Married Couples Spiritual Committee Meeting – FH Music Ministry Orientation – 207 Intonjane Rehearsal – 116 Internal Security – 202 Greeters Ministry – A Married Couples Ministry – FH


W. 95th s treet

1:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Excel Computer Class – Computer Lab Housing Ministry – W305


6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

FRIDAY – 03/07 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

Free-N-One – 207 Music Theory Class – 207


3:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Youth Drill Team Rehearsal – SA Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal

Narthex II

3:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Tribe of Judah – WC Free-N-One – 203 Tough Love – 116


4:00 p.m.

TUCC Village Center

TUCC Village Center 1947 W. 95th s treet



W. 95th s treet

2:30 p.m.

THEC ETS Tutoring – E102 Youth Ministry Phase II Training


9:00 a.m.

Amani Hospice Volunteer Training

6:00 p.m.



10:00 a.m.

THEC ACT Prep – W301


2:00 p.m.

HIV/AIDS Support Ministry – W305 THEC ETS Training – E102 High School Counseling Ministry


SATURDAY – 03/08


400 W. 95th s treet


3:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m.

Ministers in Training – FH



7:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Yoga – Narthex II Village Keepers – 102 Church School – Adult Class – WC Church School – 116/202/203/207


Child Care Center 532 W. 95th Street Intonjane Isuthu


9:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Church School – Discipleship Class


2:30 p.m.



Church School Easter Program Dress Rehearsal – SA


11:00 a.m.

Tangeni New Member Orientation – BR Math Tutorial – 202/203 Little Warriors Rehearsal – WC Information Technology Ministry


12:00 p.m.

Youth Church Ministry Teacher Meeting – 102 Wedding Seminar – 207


12:30 p.m.

Women’s Drill Team Rehearsal

Narthex II

Walaika Rehearsal – WC


heArT Of The COMMUNiTy

BOY SCOuTS Troop #553 is looking for all former members, formerly housed at Woodlawn AME Church, 6456 S. Evans, Alumni will honor Rev. Arties R. Phillips 80 th birthday, Saturday, April 12, Harambe House, Call 312-206-5712

ChRISTIAn COmmunITY heALTh CenTeR presents I Need You To Survive community health seminars, “High Blood Pressure: A Silent Killer,” Thursday, March 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., 9718 S. Halsted, Contact 773-298-2076 or

COmmunITY Of men provides positive male role models for young males 9 –18 years old, Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., St. Sabina, 78 th and Racine, Call Brother Vincent Price,


COOK COunTY BAR fOunDATIOn Community Expo, Saturday, March 29, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. King Dr.

DINING WITH DIAbETES a three-part series designed to assist patients in controlling diabetes, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, Wednesdays, March 5, 12 and 19, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 8751 S. Greenwood, Registration, Call Adrienna Lee, 773-933-6774

eLmhuRST COLLege presents its 18 th Annual Holocaust Education Project, Sunday,

April 6 – Thursday, April 10, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL, Call 630-617-3033 or visit

fACe DIABeTeS invites you to join R&B songstress Angie Stone in the fight against diabetes, Saturday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island,

GOSPEL DIVA DELOIS bARRETT CAmPBeLL 82 nd Birthday Musical Extravaganza, Hosted by Rev. Otis Houston, Sunday, March 9, 3:00 p.m., First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash


fundraiser for Girls A.U. Basketball, Guest Comedian, Uncle Bal, Friday, March 29, 4:30 p.m., King College Prep High School,

4445 S. Drexel, Tickets, Call Robert Lee,

773-791-7659 or Roosevelt, 773-562-6416

hOLISTIC heALTh SYmPOSIum Monday, March 10, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Chicago

State University, Cordell Reid Student Union,

9501 S. King Dr., 773-983-1244

KIDS uNLIMITED MENTORING PROJeCT seeks people to be change agents and carriers of hope by providing two hours each week, Contact Carrie Bergen, 312-447-4365 or

heArT Of The COMMUNiTy

LAW CAmP hosts its 17 th annual summer session to enhance interest in the study of law, June 23 – June 27, Call Jerome Watkins,


mAYfAIR ACADemY Of fIne ARTS commemorates 50 years of community service, Mayfair Academy Awards Gala, honoring the Joel Hall Dancers, Muntu Dance Theater, Human Rhythm Project, Mayfair Performing Company, the Sutton Family and their directors, Saturday, March 15, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, Contact 773-846-8180 or

nAACP SOuThSIDe BRAnCh health care advocacy event for people with physical, mental disabilities, families and professionals, Saturday, March 8, Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., Call 773-429-9830 or Dr. Odon,


RELATIONSHIP GAMES A play by Safia Bernard, Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-559-1212

SPeLmAn COLLege Glee Club Benefit Concert, Friday, March 14, 7:00 p.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 S. St. Lawrence, Contact Tangela Blakely, 312-617-3457 or

ST. SABInA AfRICAn AmeRICAn SPEAKING SERIES ’08 Guest speakers include Susan L. Taylor, Friday, March 7; Maya Angelou, Friday, March 28, Tickets,


STILL BILL’S SPOTLIghT On muSIC hosted by William “Still Bill” Asbury, Saturdays, 3:00 p.m., CRIS Radio,

ST. SABInA AfRICAn AmeRICAn SPEAKING SERIES ’08 Guest speakers include Susan L. Taylor, Friday, March 7; Maya Angelou, Friday, March 28, Tickets,



AfRICA mInISTRY Join Pastor Wright on his annual spiritual and cultural sojourn to Ghana, West Africa, August 6 – 16, 2008, Information, Call Sydney Wilson, 773-363-9500

AmAnI CARe PROgRAm and Trinity Amani Care Team with Vitas (TAV) seek volunteers to provide companionship, support and other services, No experience required, Training provided, Call Etta McGregor Jones,


fInAnCIAL COunSeLIng COnSORTIum The Money Smart Kid 2008 Essay Contest sponsored by the Federal Reserve for children grades 5 – 8, Essays on: 1. Why you want to attend college; 2. Ways you and your family could pay for college; and 3. Which way(s) you think are best and why, Must obtain teacher recommendation letter, Applications and details available in Credit Union office, Deadline: April 1

FINE ARTS AND LITERARy GuILD presents Dinner and a Movie with a screening of “Color of the Cross,” a movie focusing on the last two days of Christ’s life, and the first film in history to depict Christ as a Black man, Friday, March 14, 6:00 p.m., Atrium, Information and reservations, following worship services, Atrium

GRANDPARENTS MINISTRy meeting, Saturday, March 8, 1:00 p.m., Boardroom, Call Deacon Joe Griffith, 773-928-9084

HIV/AIDS SuPPORT MINISTRy observes the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, Sunday, March 2 through Friday, March 8, Programs nightly, 7:00 p.m., Atrium, Call Rodney Johnson, 773-508-4959

mARRIeD COuPLeS mInISTRY Have you been married over 20 years? Share your Love Story during one of our monthly meetings, Contact William Davis, 630-771-9484 or

memBeRShIP/mInISTRY SeRVICeS Have you moved? Any children left the nest? New employment or newly married? Forgot your giving number? Call Membership/Ministry Services, 773-962-5650 x233 or x232

SIngLeS COmmunITY mInISTRY Annual Easter Egg Hunt, ages 3 – 12, Saturday, March 22, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., Enjoy food, fun and fellowship, Parents asked to donate one bag of candy, Contact Cassandra Hudson, 708-891-5354 or

TRInITY AmAnI hOSPICe CARe TeAm WITH VITAS (TAV) provides full hospice service, a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments, Call Etta McGregor Jones, 773-298-2110


TRInITY hIgheR eDuCATIOn CORPORATIOn presents four spring HBCU tours: Tour A (3/16 – 3/21), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kentucky State, Fisk and others; Tour B (3/16 – 3/21) Clark Atlanta, Johnson C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State and others; Tour C (3/23 – 3/28) Tennessee State, Spelman, Morehouse, Florida A&M, Tuskegee and others; Tour D (3/24 – 3/28) Central State, Virginia Union, Hampton, Howard and others; Call Elena Thomas or Frankie Wilson, 773-298-1590 AND…THEC offers free college application/financial aid form completion workshops for groups and individuals, Information: Atrium, after 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, Call Ms. Frankie Wilson or Rev. Ruvinia Owusu, 773-298-1590

TRINITy LIFESAVERS New mentoring program that matches adults with children of incarcerated parents, Save a life, Share some of your time, advice and friendship with a child, Look for program brochure in the Habari Gani rack in the Atrium, Contact Daryle Brown, 847-922-3361, or

TRInITY uCC AnD SAfeR FOuNDATION Seek business owners or persons with human Resources oversight, and your company is willing To give ex-offenders an opportunity for Employment, Call Vanessa Cosby-Shannon, 773-233-1492 AND… sponsoring Prisoners Re-Entry Program, aftercare program for ex-offenders: 18 years old and up,

out of prison 180 days or less, no crimes against women or children ALSO…Prisoners Re-Entry Program mentors needed, Must be available to meet with mentees 2 – 6 hours per month, If ex-offender: conviction must not have been crimes against women or children, must be out of prison for at least 2 years, Call Vanessa Cosby- Shannon, 773-233-1492

TRInITY uCC LegAL CLInIC Providing direct legal advice, services and representation to the congregation and community, Every1 st and 3 rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2 nd Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Village Center, Call Rev. Reginald Williams, 773-962-5650 x 428

YOuTh SeXuALITY PROJeCT begins its Spring 2008 “Keeping It Real!” sessions, March 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Eight-week curriculum is a groundbreaking faith-based sexuality education dialogue model created for African American youth and prepares them to make healthy, responsible decisions as spiritual and sexual beings, Participants must be 10 – 18 years old and willing to commit 9 weeks to the program, Parental consent required, Contact Joanne Dorn, 708-862-6981, Courtney Avery, 773-230-8819 or

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Adams, Cynthia Adams, Deacon Lorraine Adams, Eddie Adams-Carter, Cynthia Adams-Childs, Vernita Akbar, Dr. Na’im Alexander, Delores Allen, Azalean Amedee, Earline Anderson, Rev. Danita Anderson-Brown, Pierre Askew, Jeremiah Atkins, Helen Austin, Oliver & Charliestene Avent, Carolyn Avery, Deacon Edna Bailey, Ruppert & Rose Baker, Leneide Ballentine Family Barksdale Family Barrigher, Deacon Elwood Barrigher, Jeffrey Benson, Marjorie Bentley Family, Bertha, Deacon Helen Blackmon, Elizabeth Bland, Telina Blasingame, Mattie Bondurant, Carol & Family Booker, Jr., Raymond J. Boose, Christopher Boose, Claudia Borden, Adrianne Bowers, Jeffrey Brackett, Michael & Ascylyn Braidie, Andrew & Mary Bramlet & Thomas, Family Branch, Esther Branch, Yvonne Brathwaite, Loretta Bratton, Marjorie Breaux, Freddie & Nannie Brewer, Deacon Evelyn Brockington, Shirley Brookins, III, Howard Brooks, Joyce Broughton, Lawrence & Cynthia Brown, Denise Brown, Dr. Harriett Brown, Hysson Brown, Major Brown, Terrance Bul & Family, Peter & Ayual Bunkley, Baby Ameeor Burrell, William & Sarah Butts, Larvette Campbell, Deborah Carter, Deacon Carole Carter, Doris Carter, Herman

Caston, Aletha & Alfred Cephas, Grace Chapman, Malachi Chappell, Richard Chatman, Carole Cheatom, Cecil Clark, Corine Clark, Norman & Ruby Clark, Violet Cochran, Christopher Coleman, Neal Collins, Deacon Yvonne Cooksey, Kristena & Krista Cooper, Minnie Corbett, Joycelyn Corder, Marva Cosby, Cynthia Cosby-Shannon, Vanessa Coutee, Nastarcia Craft, Vera Crenshaw, Darrell Crenshaw, Kathy Crenshaw, La Tonia Crider, Rev. Tyrone Cross, Chris Currie, Leonard Dade Family, Daniels, Carbena Daniels, Celeste David, Baby Jacob “Ray Ray” Davis, Edrena Davis, Green Lee Davis, Sr., George Dell, Rev. Nathan Denson, Louise Dickinson, Dr. Gloria Dixon, Leroy Donaldson, Kathy Dorham, Barbara Dorn, Louise Dorsey, Sam Draper, Roscoe Dunlap, Phillip Dunn, Almeda Dunnings, James Durham, Eric & Erika Eason, Margarette Ebanks, Clayton Edwards, Deacon Carol Edwards, Jr., Eugene Ellis-Davis, Rev. Sharon Elzy, Jr., Alice & Louis Eskridge, Floyd & Edita Eskridge, Sonny Eskridge, Sr., Floyd Fairchild, Inez Fairchild, Josie Farrakhan, Minister Louis Faulkner, Alice Faulkner, Bernice Felnnoy, Angelque

Louis Faulkner, Alice Faulkner, Bernice Felnnoy, Angelque Ferguson, Coleatha Few, Sondra Flowers, Jr., Charlie Ford,

Ferguson, Coleatha Few, Sondra Flowers, Jr., Charlie Ford, John Ford, Lula Ford, Nola Fortson, Mary Fuller, Helen Gaffney, Beverly Gage-Wilson, Jozanne Gandy, Donna Garrett, Stephanie Gavin, Sharon Gentry, Callie Gibbs, Charon Gibson, Donald & Donna Gill, Charlotte Gill, Deacon Eldridge Givens & Family, Charmaine Glenn-Parker, Annette Gosha, Tammy Graham, Elder Lucille Grant, Lynette Green, Clara Mae Green Family, Griffin, Carrie Griffin, Icheka Grigsby, Bernice Guerin, Norma Guerin, Jr., Jerome C. Guerin, Sr., Jerome C. Gwynn, Arthur Hall, Sandra Hamilton, Dorothy Hamilton, Reuben Hamilton, Stephanie Hamilton, Sr., Reuben Hammond-Miller, Deacon Donna Hannah, Hubert Hardaway, Pamela Harding, Christine Hardy, Glodine Harrell, Rev. Joan Harris, Deacon Fatima Bey Harris, Deacon Mosea Harris, Macbeth Harris, Natashyah Harris, Sr., MacBeth Harvey, Jason Hawkins, Jasmine Haynes, Shelly Haynes, Vera Henderson, Gregory Henley, Candace Hennings, Willa Hickman, Nellie Higgins, Annola Hill, Rev. Angela Hinton, Jr., Gregory Holloman, LaSonja & Tracy

Holmes, Louise Holyfield, Christina Hooker, Timothy Horton, Kierra Houston, Cozetta Howard, Cynthia Hunter, Kenzie Hunter, Nell Hurley, William Ingersoll, Bob & Zell Ingram, Julia Ingram, Junius Jackson, Betty Jo Jackson, Briana Jackson, Donald Jackson, Donna Jackson, Durlynne Jackson, Lizzie Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Queen Jackson, Yvette Jacobs, Isom James, Hazel James, Mike Jenkins, Deacon Herschel Jenkins, Georgette Jenkins & Family, Sandra Johnson, Anita Johnson, Dr. James Johnson, Gloria Johnson, Kierra Johnson, Martin Jolliff, Marcus& Family Jones, Donald & Jerrius Jones, Edith Jones, George Jones, Karen Jones, Percy Jones, Pierre Jones, Rameese Jordan, Manny Kemp, Harold & Betty Kenner, Lillian Kitching, Shirley Korvo, Baby Sean Paul Larramore, James Last Name, First Name Latham, Odean Lawson, Robert Lee, China Lee, Jimmy Lehmann, Auguestine Lemon, Jackqudene Lenox, Mary F. Lewis, Deacon Pattrice Lewis, Kathy Lewis, Lillian Lewis, Lydia Lloyd, Frankie & Family Lockett, Thetis Lofton, Heather

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London, Millie Long, Deacon Rosemary Love, Margaret Love, Mary Lovelace, Sonji Lowe, Jennifer Lyle, Paul Lyles, Johnise Lyons, Family of Steven Maclin, Audrey Mae, Viola Manney, Eric Manney, Jordan Martin, A.D. Martin, Loretta Martin, Rosie Mason-Matthews, Karen Mayes-McCruel, Deacon Alma Mays, Ethel P. Mays, Robert & Delores McClellan & Barksdale Families McDade, Darlene McFadden, Franklin & Deborah & Family McGee, Jessye McGowan, Milton & Theresa McIntosh, Emily McKinney, Rev. Marian McKinney, Takiesha McKinnon, Cora McKissic, Siobahan & Deborah McQueen-Williams, LaVada Melton, Alzenia Miles, Beatrice Miller, Deacon Beatrice Miller, John Mischeaux, Kalilah Marjorie Mischeaux, Raydian Mitchell Family, Mitchell-Shields, Deacon Sharon Monegan, Jerome Moody, Cynthia Moore, Hilton Moore, John Moore, Loyd & Eula Moore, Marilyn Moore, Lloyd & Family Mootry, Mary Moss, Jr., Rev. Dr. Otis Muhammond, Nia Murff, Margaret Murphy, Hattie Muwwakkil, Baby Morgan Naggles, Melissa Narvasa, Veronica Nathan, Latroy Naylor, Johnathan Neal, Dena Nurse, Emma

O’Neal, Baby Tyler O’Neal Family, Only, Sherry Orr, Andil Orr, Kenneth Owens, Blake Owens, Mozetta Pearson, Kim Peavy, Irene Peavy, Walter & Irene Pegues, Latanya Pepper, Evelyn Pepper, Robert Perry, Toya Pilcher, Del Rita Pincham, Judge R. Eugene Pitts, Bernice Poole, William Pope, Dakita Pope, Gladys Porter, Anita Porter-Stanley, Leslie Pruett, James & Loretta Putman, Delores Quick, Dr. Nathan Redmond, Eddie Renfroe, Ernestine Reynolds, Tracey Rhyal, Stephen Rice, Gladys Rice, Sylvester Riley, Kelsey Riley, Maria Roberts, Erskin Robinson, Candy Robinson, Gregory Robinson, Lola Robinson, Sheila Robinson, Theresa Robinson-Holyfield, Camille Roebuck, Evelyn Rogers, Alfred Rolle, Castella Rollins, Alice Rucker, Clarence Ruff, Carolyn Rushing, LaBarain Rushing, Melner Rushing, Michelle Russell, Cora Russell, Tamon Sampson, Mary Sanders, Deacon Robert Sanders, Sam Sanders, Valencia Sanford, Gayle Sangster, Joe Nathaniel Sangster, Katherine Sansone, Marie Scates, Hermine Scott, Alice

Scott, Aubrey Scruggs, Mattie Shah, Lynda Shelton, John Simmons, LaVerne Simpson, Lois I. Sims, Constance Singleton, Ed Siwatu, Akiaha Smith, Annie Smith, Carmencita Smith, Derrick Lee Smith, Jacinta Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Jonathan & Delores Smith, Louis & Virginia Smith, Willie Spann, Theresa Stacker, Lenise Staples, Staci Steele, Deborah Steven Lyons, Family of Steward, Anna Stewart, Cheryl & Juanita Stewart, Gloria Stewart, Irma Stokes, Joy Stone, Larry Story Family Summerville-Moore, Tamika Sykes, Rev. Michael Tassone, Baby Carina Taylor, Jeffrey & Jorene Taylor-Tukes, Deacon Angela Tellis, Demetrius Tellis, Jr., Alfred Tellis, Sr., Alfred Terrell-Haynes, Rosalyn Terry, John Teverbaugh, Olivia Thearance-Boyd, Vicki Thomas, Anita Thomas, Brenita Thomas, Drew & Valda Thomas, Edward & LaVerne Thomas, Gloria D. Thomas, Godfrey Thomas, Lisa Thomas, London Thomas, Rosetta Thomas, Jr., Lewis Thurston, Cancey Tibbs, Brenda Tillman, Edith Timberlake, Deacon Joyce Toliver, Ahmed & Crystal Torrence, Fannie Torrey-Parker, L. Julie Tregre, Deacon Evelyn Trotter, Shirley Tucker, Geraldine

Tunstall, Jay Tutt, Beatrice Tyler, Deacon Lazane Tyler, Demetri Tyler, Shelton Vilo, Douglas Wade, Patricia Wade, Thurlene Walker, Honoria Walker, Langston Walker, Thelma Walker & Family, Judge Carl Wallace, Rose Walsh, Doug Walton, Annie Ward, Alphonso Warmack, Charlene Warne Family, Warner, Anese Warthon, Edward Washington, Emma Washington, Lee Watson, Deacon Joe Ann Watson, Janet White, Jr., Royal White, Sr., Joseph White, Sr., Royal Whitlock, Kesha Williams, Brandi Williams, Celeste Williams, Cheryl Williams, Deacon Mattie Williams, Leon & Panice Williams, Lillie Williams, Nettie B. Williams, Ollie Williams, Shirley A. Williams, Willie Ruth Williams, Willy Ann Williams-Clark, Glenda Willis, Stanley Wilson, Barbara & Dardina Witherspoon-Water, Yolanda Woodson, Janice Wooten, Ernest Wooten, John Wooten, Sr., Robert Wordlaw, Jean Wordlaw, Kenya Wordlaw, Ted Wright, Deacon Jeri Wright, Loretta Wright, Rev. Ramah Wright, William Wright-Miller, Mildred Yarber, Vernatta Yates, Roosevelt Young, Thelma

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Tommie Jean Ryhal


11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. WED: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FR: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.


SAT: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Eleanor Anderson


Sundays & Mondays






773-962-5650, Ext. 819