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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:29 AM
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The Various Ministry Services of Reverend Wright
Here are a few of the church's services and if this is where Obama's donations to the church go, I say GREAT!

Ministries:

ACTIVE SENIORS AND FRIENDS - are members and friends who are 55 years of age and older. They meet regularly for Bible study and fellowship. They participate in quarterly outings for inspiration and recreation, and provide ongoing care and keeping of other seniors.

ADOPT-A-STUDENT MINISTRY - is focused on trying to retain college students who have gone away from home and are studying at universities and colleges out of the city and state. Importantly, this ministry assures our college students that they: 1) belong to God, and 2) have a church home that cares about them.

AFRICA MINISTRY - promotes, educates and advocates issues concerning Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. Opportunities shall be provided for education, travel, fellowship, economic development, missionary work, financial support, and health education.

ATHLETES FOR CHRIST - welcomes young men and women to build their physical strengths through participation in Christian sport activities.

CAN-CER-VIVE - supports members and friends who are survivors, and/or are presently overcoming and/or encountering the many faces of cancer. The ministry plans and conducts seminars/workshops designed to explore and inform its members about matters of diet, grooming, spiritual support, care-giving/receiving and recreational activities.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - provides information, training and job fairs to enable unemployed and underemployed members to compete and upgrade their employability for jobs with employers seeking "good" employees.

CARIBBEAN CONNECTION - This ministry is our Afrocentric congregation's attempt to educate our North American members about the many aspects of the Caribbean culture. These aspects include the cuisine, the peoples, the countries, the customs, and the religion of our Lord as practiced in the various Caribbean places.

CHURCH IN SOCIETY - (CIS) - continually seeks ways and opportunities to educate, inform and empower the congregation and community to understand, identify and to be effective advocates for social justice policies that better our lives and our world.

CHURCH SCHOOL - meets Saturday mornings and provides Bible instructions in classes for pre-school through adults.

COMMITTEE FOR CHURCH IN SOCIETY (CIS) - works to establish Christian principles in the economic, social and political aspects of our church and community life.

COUNSELING MINISTRY -Masters Degree Holders in counseling or related professions, enable Church members to receive private, Christian counseling in matters of individual, family, group and/or grief crises.

DANCE MINISTRY - includes children, youth, men and women who are taught the principles of modern dance, ballet, and interpretive dance. They are also taught the African roots of dance in worship and the biblical basis for praising God with dance!

Children's Dance - 7-9 years old
Pre Teen Dance - 10-12 years old
High School Dance - 13-18 years old
Adult Dance - Adult Men & Women
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY/CARE MINISTRY - provides Christian support, love and comfort to persons involved in emotional and physically abusive relationships, with husbands/wives, boyfriends/girlfriends or family members.

DRAMA MINISTRY - nurtures the innate abilities of expression present in all of our children and youth as they learn to communicate on the stage to the world.

DRILL TEAM - promotes an understanding of scripture, encourages academic excellence, heightens cultural awareness, fosters self-discipline and develops self-esteem.

Youth Drill Team - 13-18 years old
Women's Drill Team - adult women
Men's Drill Team - adult men
DRUG & ALCOHOL RECOVERY MINISTRY - meets each week with recovering members, their families and friends. Members Member's are encouraged to participate in Christian support groups which acknowledge that only "if the Son (of God) shall set you free, you shall be free, indeed."

EMMAUS ROAD MINISTRY - provides companions, prayer partners, helpers and friends for grieving persons, months after the passing of a loved one. Ongoing contact with the family is maintained.

FINE ARTS & LITERARY GUILD - informs the church family about artistic and cultural events focusing on African and African American heritage.

FOOD SHARE MINISTRY - provides fresh and canned food baskets on a monthly basis for the Hungry, the Homeless, and the Less Fortunate.

GIRL SCOUTS - involve young girls 9 - 17 years of age in the experience of scouting within our Afrocentric Christian environment.

GREETERS MINISTRY - welcome visitors and members to worship and special services.

HEALING MINISTRY - offers the laying on of hands to all who request prayer for healing of spirit, soul or body.

HEALTH ADVISORY MINISTRY - is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of physical and mental illnesses. HAB strives to inform and educate our members and community about "cutting edge" health issues.

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING - supports high school students to enhance their educational progress.

HIV/AIDS MINISTRY - offers comfort through support, education, and training for individuals, families and friends impacted by HIV and AIDS. Training Required.

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY - hosts family repasts, in-house ministry receptions and rolls out the "red carpet", for visitors gathered within our gates.

HOUSING MINISTRY - sponsors seminars to inform the church and community families about tax sales, "how to..." avoid foreclosure; purchase HUD homes; finance mortgages; etc.

INTERNAL SECURITY MINISTRY - provide security for the pastoral staff, members and V.I.P.'s. Additionally, the ministry assists ministries with securing funds when necessary and when offerings are received. Training Required.

INTONJANE - Swahili for "Coming into Womanhood" is a formal Rites of Passage program for young women, ages 8-18 years old. The program involves each participant in inspiring Christian, cultural and social awareness exercises.

ISUTHU - Swahili for "Coming into Manhood" is a formal Rites of Passage program for young men, ages 8-18 years old. The program involves each participant in inspiring Christian, cultural and social awareness exercises.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MINISTRY - Information Technology Ministry (IT Ministry) provides Information and Technology related services to the church community.

KUJICHAGULIA - The 2nd principle of the Nguzo Saba, meaning "Self-Determination;" provides resources, networking and hands-on assistance to persons who are physically, mentally, and/or emotionally challenged.

LEGAL COUNSELING - The Legal Counseling Ministry nurtures the spiritual growth and development of Christian attorneys and other legal professionals, and provides legal assistance to the Trinity community.


MARRIED COUPLES - provide Christian context and insights for couples who are committed to building and maintaining Christian homes.

MATH TUTORIAL - involves elementary age youth in the rigorous discipline needed to increase their understanding of mathematical concepts.

MEDIA MINISTRY - provides services related to the audio, visual, print, photography and telecommunications. Subcommittees included in this ministry are:

Audio Recording
Audio Sound
Photography
Publications
Tape Sales & Duplication
Video Recording & Lights
MEN'S CELL GROUPS - provides a "safe place" for our brothers to "be themselves", sharing their joys and fears, defeats and victories, breaking down the age-old stereotype that says, "Men can't/don't pray."

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP - follow the traditional model of men in the church who are concerned about healthy and wholesome living with Christ at the center of their pilgrimage.

MILLION FOR THE MASTER - implements programs and services that promote the spiritual, economic, social and political viability of the African American community, focusing on bringing the church into the community and bringing the community into the church.

MINISTRY SERVICES - the mission of the Ministry Services Department is to serve the congregation, staff and Pastor in a responsive manner. To create partnerships between ministries and staff that fulfills the overall mission of the Pastor, Executive Minister and Church.

MUSIC MINISTRIES - God has richly blessed us to have a staff of professionally trained, Christian musicians who devotedly teach choir members to make an offering of their voices. Trinity's Music Department is made up of six choirs:

Imani Ya Watume - Swahili meaning "Messengers of Faith" (high school choir)
Little Warriors for Christ - age six years old through 8th grade.
Men's Chorus - over 90 participants (adult men)
Sanctuary Choir - over 200 participants (adult men and adult women)
Women's Chorus - over 200 participants (adult women)
Walaika - 3 to 5 year olds
NEWNESS OF LIFE -encourages new member candidates to begin their journey by providing informational and inspirational materials.

PRISON MINISTRY - visits the prisons every week of the year! To provide tutorial support and to engage the inmates in rap sessions and training programs.

PROJECT JEREMIAH - provides Christian role models and mentors for the boys and girls in elementary schools each week.

READING TUTORIAL - provides educational experiences through tutoring in reading for elementary school students.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS MINISTRY - provides interpreting and transliterating service so that hearing impaired people can become full participants in the shared worship experience, Bible study and other activities.

SINGLES COMMUNITY MINISTRY - addresses unique issues facing single Christian adults.

Never Married
Divorced
Widowed
Single Parent
Same Gender Loving
Upcoming Events
SISTERHOOD - provides an atmosphere where adult women build trust and explore ways to renew their strength for facing and resolving difficulties.

STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL - oversees the New Member orientation, administers the benevolence budget of the church, and assists with the financial needs of members who are enrolled in accredited seminaries.

Tangeni Adult Dance Ministry

Ministry Purpose/Objectives
The purpose of this ministry shall be to praise God in dance. In keeping with the churchs motto of being Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian, we recognize that praise and worship in dance is both an expression of our heritage and an acknowledgement of our faith. Tangeni, as led by the spirit, shall provide fellowship and nurturing to its members through devotion during rehearsals, seminars, retreats and other related activities. Tangeni provides an opportunity for its members to enhance and use their spiritual gifts in order that we may minister unto the church universal and the community at large


TAPE VISITATION MINISTRY - enhances the overall ministry of sick visitation by personally carrying services of worship (audio cassettes) to members and extended family who are hospitalized, shut-in at home and/or extended care facilities.

TRINITY COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER
Trinity Computer Learning Center (TCLC) is a faith-based training facility for Trinity United Church of Christ and the community at large using computer technology to help cross the digital divide.

USHER BOARD - are the doorkeepers in the house of the Lord. Include are:

Youth - 8-12 years old
Young Adult - 13-18 years old
Adult - Men and Women
VILLAGE KEEPERS - ensure that members are safely escorted to and from their cars and in between the 532, 421 and 400 buildings. They provide a presence of protection and security.

WOMEN'S GUILD - is the volunteer corps for the residents of the two Trinity sponsored senior residences.

YOGA MINISTRY - helps participants maintain physical, mental and spiritual fitness.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY - nurtures Christians between the ages of 18 and 35 by addressing issues and concerns of young African American Christian adults; and provides a bridge over which teenagers transition into adulthood.

YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN WALK - provides character development from a Christian perspective. Activities are supportive of and sensitive to developing cultural and spiritual awareness.

YOUTH CHURCH MINISTRY PARTNERS - are committed to teaching children ages 3-10 years of age about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the use of Christian Education materials, music, prayers, and crafts, your child can participate in an atmosphere that is designed to teach them all the elements of worship. 3-year olds must be potty-trained and not wearing pull-ups. Space is limited to a first-come first-served basis at the 7:30 am and 11:00 am services. The space is also limited by the capacity of the classrooms for your child's particular age group.

http://www.tucc.org/ministries.htm
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:32 AM
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1. Pastor Wright sounds like a "real" dirtbag. Thanks for sharing. nt
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Texifornia Donating Member (399 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:33 AM
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2. Yoga Ministries!
My God, now Obama worships cartoon bears. I had no idea...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:48 AM
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8. That's YOGI, you silly bear!
Obama worships the wizened elf from Star Wars. Let's just say I take him at his word. He is not into occultism. As far as I know.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:34 AM
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3. Yes, what an evil and hateful man he is...
oh wait.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:56 AM
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13. he sounds like one of those socialist commies.
keel him.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:42 AM
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4. Then, Obama is wrong in betraying him?
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:47 AM
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6. How did Obama betray him?
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:28 AM
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18. You're loony. He defended him saying he relied on him
for spiritual guidance. Nice try.

I expect next post will be castigating him for defending him? :sigh:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:34 AM
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19. Throwing the baby out with the bath water?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:45 AM
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5. Radical Extremists! How dare they sponsor Athletes for Christ?!?
That's so discriminatory! So non-athletes need not apply? Do they realize that almost like 90% of the population is non-athletes?
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:47 AM
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7. I Found A Positive Thread That Is Factually Based!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Thank you sir for a huge breath of fresh air!
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:50 AM
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9. not something you'll see on Fox any time soon...
...or CNN nor MSNBC either (though they were both fair tonight)
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:50 AM
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10. Plus... VICIOUS RHETORIC!
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:51 AM
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11. That's what I mean ... Wright has done so many positive things for his community.
So, he and Obama don't agree on some things. Obama stated it correctly. Obama disagrees with some things. He might not have stayed at the church if objectionable remarks had been an ongoing thing. It wasn't - Obama liked his church community. Let it go, Hillary-ites; beating this horse dead is not going to change anyone's mind - or make any of us feel ashamed or outraged.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:55 AM
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12. A list of absurdities
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 12:56 AM by daleo
Just like any other church. I especially like the Information Technology Ministry, because God only cares about Christian computers. Little warriors of Christ is good too, considering that Christ was said to have hated war.

For the record, I am sure that Hillary's church is equally, if not more ludicrous.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:11 PM
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21. a list of activities with positive points that can keep inner city kids
out of jail and the morgue.
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:57 AM
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14. Great causes but this doesn't absolve him of his comments and
unfortunately none of this will matter when a 527 ad is created from his sermons.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:03 AM
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15. Well...
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 01:04 AM by George Oilwellian
I suspect the GOP is very angry that this story broke so early. I'm sure they had visions of ads running on this issue next August. Thanks to people like you who in their zeal anxiously shared the story and posted it in such a frenzied state, it peaked far to early to damage Obama in the General Election. Thanks so much Hillary fans! You really did a great thing pushing this story. And once the public becomes educated on how great a church Obama attends, no one will dare think he's a dirty filty MUSLIM. Boo!

:sarcasm:
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:16 AM
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17. Don't get too comfortable. We are a micro fraction of the general electorate and those that
saw the coverage thus far on the MSM are still a small sampling of the folks that will be seeing a 527 ad in the fall playing some of Rev. Wrong's greatest hits.

If Obama needs to do more to distance himself from this timebomb. Good luck on that.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:08 AM
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16. Add Three Presidential Commendations nt
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:37 AM
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20. K/R.
:kick:
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