The Ministries of Trinity United Church of ChristChrist | Community | Culture
With over 70 active ministries. Trinity United Church of Christ provides its’ members ample opportunity
to be involved inside the church walls and outside in the community. Please read about our wonderful ministries below.
These ministries are intimately involved in assuring the spirit of Trinity UCC is evident from the moment members, and importantly guests, step into our church. From a hearty welcome, to a walk through our new member process, they are charged with providing loving assistance to all who enter here.
Working together with Team Trinity, they make sure members and guests can focus on worship with no environmental distractions.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Rochelle Michael
Adult Ushers (3rd Saturdays, 3:30 pm) – Consider partnering with the “doorkeepers” of the Adult Usher ministry who work diligently to offer seating assistance to our members and guests during worship services, funerals, and special events. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2303
Greeters (2nd Saturdays, 4:00 pm) – As a Greeter, your friendly smile and welcoming spirit will be the first contact a person experiences as they walk through the doors of Trinity UCC! email@example.com Mailbox 2324
Hospitality (1st Mondays, 6:30 pm) – Share your culinary and hostess skills with the Hospitality ministry which rolls out the “red carpet” for families during bereavement and special guests of our church. Hospitality@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2328
Internal Security (2nd Saturdays, 4:00 pm) – Do you have a talent of paying close attention to surroundings and serving others? If so, our Internal Security team needs you. (Training required.) firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2334
Stewardship (4th Mondays, 6:45 pm) – If you possess a willingness to assist in the orientation of our new members, the Stewardship Ministry is waiting for you to join them in providing support to the new members and more, relating to the financial needs of members, including benevolence and financial support of our seminarians. Stewardship@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2360
Village Keepers (Every 2nd Saturday, 9:30 am) – Are you willing to assist with traffic control and offer a helping hand to our members and guests as they “press their way” to worship and special events? Press your way to the Village Keepers ministry. email@example.com Mailbox 2363
Artistic expression is a critical component of the cultural and spiritual life of the African American church, and particularly for Trinity UCC. These ministries contribute to the life of the church, and to the growth of their members through coaching, workshops, events and activities.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Neichelle Guidry
Artists in Residence
Use your artistic talent for the benefit of your church and community. Learn, teach and share within a family of artists. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2306
Big Momma’s House (Various days/times)
Visit the “House” to share in the vitality of African American culture as we re-learn the lessons of our ancestors in quilting, cooking, canning and other skills that are important to preserve. email@example.com
Drama Ministry (2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm)
Your gifts can enhance worship services with dramatic presentation as we provide another dimension of the Word for the better understanding of our congregation. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2318
Hurston Hughes Writers (3rd Fridays, 6:30 pm)
Share your gift of language with other writers as we lift up and support each other and bring literary exploration opportunities to the congregation. email@example.com
Youth are the life blood of a growing congregation, and the development and protection of our children is one of our highest callings. Trinity UCC has an abundance of ministries to support the spiritual, physical and intellectual development of our children.
From tutorial programs to help them excel in school, to youth trustee and usher ministries that prepare them for a life of service, to the dance, drill, and choir ministries that deepen their understanding of our faith, and involve them intimately in Worship Service, there is an opportunity for children of all ages to participate. (All adults working with Youth Ministries must complete Youth Ministry training)
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Michael Jacobs
Girl Scouts (See Programs and Events)
Khayralla Dance Ministry (Mondays, 7:00 pm) – If you are a girl or boy, ages 10-12, who loves to minister in dance, Khayralla Dance ministry is where you should be! Khayralla@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2337
Little Warriors for Christ Choir (Saturdays, 10:45 am) – Do you have a desire to sing God’s praises, and are age 8 through 8th grade? Come minister with the Little Warriors for Christ. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2340
Math Tutorial (Saturdays, 11:00 am) – Are you an elementary age youth who needs help understanding and solving math problems, and want to raise your math grade? The math tutors are here to help you achieve your goals. email@example.com Mailbox 2338
Mwanabaraka Dance (Mondays, 6:30 pm) – If you are a child, age 7-9 years old, with an interest in dance or want to share your talent through the ministry of praise and worship through dance. Mwanabaraka@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2351
Reading Tutorial (Saturdays, 12:00 pm) – Reading can take you away to many places and can teach you many things about the world and beyond! Learn more, by reading more. Increase your reading skills with the reading tutorial program for elementary aged youth. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2355
Saturday Bible Class (Saturdays, 9:00 am) – A desire to learn God’s Word and the history of the people of the Bible is all you need to attend Saturday Bible Class, for all ages, pre-school to adults. email@example.com Mailbox 2313
Youth Church (Sundays, during the 7:30 am and 11:00 am worship services) – Youth Church provides an excellent opportunity for children ages 2 (must be potty trained) through 8th grade to experience God in a more personal and interactive setting during the Sunday morning worship services. Youthchurch@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2371
Youth Drill Team (Thursdays, 6:00 pm and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.) – An excellent opportunity for youth ages 6-18 to learn scripture while engaging in synchronized drill methods. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2372
Youth Ushers (1ST Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – Children between 8-12 years old who have a welcoming spirit, are encouraged to join the Youth Ushers and become a doorkeeper for the House of God. email@example.com Mailbox 2373
Walaika Choir (Saturdays, 12:30 pm) – Children ages 3-8 years old who love to sing are invited to share their gift of music with the world! firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2364
Strengthening the spiritual and community connections of families, and the individuals of which they are comprised, our Family Ministries provide stimulating engagement of our senior community and grandparents, a loving and caring environment for Trinity UCC singles, powerful faith and relationship building for our married couples.
Pastoral Liaisons: Rev. Carmin Frederick; *Rev. Neichelle Guidry
20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G.* – Men and women ages 19-29 are encouraged to join the 20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G. ministry which addresses the issues and concerns of young African American Christian adults, providing a bridge over which teens transition into adulthood. email@example.com Mailbox 2300
Active Seniors and Friends (2nd and 4th Fridays, 12:00 pm) – If you are a senior over 55 years of age and enjoy spending time with other seniors, participating in recreational activities and providing support to others, the Active Seniors ministry is waiting for you! firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2301
Adopt-A-Student (2nd Tuesdays, 6:00 pm) – College students who are studying at universities and colleges out of the city and state are encouraged to join this ministry which assures you that you belong to God and that you have a church home and family that cares about you while you are away from home. email@example.com Mailbox 2302
Grandparents (2nd Saturdays, 1:00 pm) – Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren? The Grandparents ministry provides support and encouragement to grandparents who are either raising or nurturing their grandchildren. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2381
LGBT Family Ministry (3rd Saturdays, 1:00 pm) – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Family Ministry as a part of the Trinity United Church of Christ’s (Trinity UCC’s) faith community, seeks to positively transform attitudes toward individuals who identify as LGBT through Christian Education, Fellowship, Service and Outreach programming within and outside of the walls of Trinity United Church of Christ. Through the ministry programming offered we seek to engage the broader community, promote spiritual growth, build a supportive community, and advocate for equitable treatment on behalf of all of God’s children who identify as LGBT. email@example.com Mailbox 2382
Married Couples (2nd Saturdays, 3:30 pm) – Married couples committed to building and maintaining their marriage and learning how to improve your relationship with your spouse and Jesus Christ, through conversations, workshops and more, are encouraged to join the Married Couples ministry. firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2343
Singles (First Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Single adults (never married, divorced, widowed, single parents) who want to address those issues affecting single Christians are encouraged to join the Singles Community. email@example.com Mailbox 2357
Health & Wellness
Spiritual health, physical health and mental health are all critical to our holistic well-being. Our Health and Wellness ministries support programs, events and advocacy. Yoga for a sound mind and body, Can-Cer-Vive as a support group for those experiencing or in remission from cancer, Immabasi as a source for health education and advocacy, and others, strive to assure our members, and our community, are afforded the health they deserve.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd
Can-Cer-Vive (3rd Saturdays, 11:00 am) – Are you a cancer survivor or presently encountering the many faces of cancer? The Can-Cer-Vive ministry is here to provide spiritual support and information on caregiving/receiving, health care and more.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2308
Emmaus Road (4th Thursdays, 7:00 pm) – If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, the Emmaus Road ministry offers prayer, comfort, and support as you go through the grieving process.
Emmaus@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2320
Healing (Prayer) (2nd Sunday, before and after 6:00 pm service) – Seeks people who have the gift of intercessory prayer for spiritual healing of mind, body, and spirit.
email@example.com Mailbox 2325
HIV/AIDS (2nd Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – The HIV/AIDS ministry provides comfort, support, and compassion for people who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, as well as training and support for families and friends impacted by HIV and AIDS.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2327
Immabasi Health and Wellness (2nd Thursdays, 6:30 pm) – Are you interested in joining a ministry dedicated to the prevention and treatment of physical and mental illness?
Immabasi@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2332
Yoga (Saturdays, 7:30 am) – Are you interested in maintaining good physical, mental, and spiritual health and fitness? The Yoga Ministry teaches centering, inner peace, and balance.
email@example.com Mailbox 2368
Liberation & Outreach
Trinity UCC is a social justice church. The heart of our social justice ministry resides within the Liberation and Outreach ministries.
These ministries struggle with the justice issues of our day: Connecting and fighting for Africans in Diaspora; Identifying and educating on sustainability, food deserts/swamps, and recycling; Feeding the hungry; Caring for the spiritual needs of the incarcerated, as well as the recently released; Ending domestic violence; and providing housing to those in need, and much more.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Rochelle Michael
Africa (3rd Fridays, 7:00 pm) – Members seeking a wider view of issues concerning Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora, as well as travel, fellowship, economic development, missionary and financial support are encouraged.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2304
Career Development (3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Invites members who are interested in providing assistance with job fairs and training for unemployed and underemployed persons to compete and upgrade their employability.
email@example.com Mailbox 2309
Church in Society (1st Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Offers members an opportunity to work to establish Christian principles in the economic, social, and political aspects of our church and community life.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2314
Counseling (4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Members who hold masters degrees in counseling or other related professions who interested in providing private Christian counseling for individuals, families, groups are encouraged to join the Counseling ministry.
email@example.com Mailbox 2315
Domestic Violence – The Domestic Violence ministry offers confidential Christian support and love to survivors and their families who have experienced emotionally and physically abusive relationships between husbands/wives, boyfriends/girlfriends or other family members.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2317
Drug and Alcohol Recovery – (1ST and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 pm) – Invites recovering members, families, and friends to participate in this Christian support group that acknowledges “if the Son (of God) shall set you free, you shall be free, indeed.”
email@example.com Mailbox 2319
Food Share (4th Saturdays, 7:00 am) – Are you interested in providing fresh and canned food baskets to the hungry, homeless and the less fortunate? The Food Share ministry needs your support and compassion.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2322
Green Committee – (4th Tuesdays, 6:00 pm) – Seeks environmentally conscious members to teach the members of our congregation and community how to recycle, reuse, and reduce the carbon footprint.
email@example.com Mailbox 2385
Housing – Be a part of the cure to the housing crisis by helping families keep their homes, own their homes, avoid foreclosures and more. We can also assist you in your hunt for affordable rents. .
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2329
Prison (3rd Thursdays, 7:00 pm) – Be a part of the solution. We support the spiritual and real world needs of the incarcerated and their families and advocate for a fair justice system.
email@example.com Mailbox 2354
There is nothing quite as powerful as Men infected with the spirit of the Lord! Men’s ministries provide outlets for Trinity UCC men to serve together, and grow together. Prayer cells, an exciting and profound Men’s Chorus, youth support and fellowship are all included in these ministries.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Mark Barclay
Isuthu Right of Passage (Adult Servants) (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – Are you interested in mentoring boys and young men? Join the Isuthu (Rights of Passage) ministry which provides Christian, cultural and social awareness.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2336
Men’s Chorus (Tuesdays, 8:15 pm) – We encourage men of all ages to join “The Mighty Men of Trinity” as we lift our voices to God through the music ministry.
Men’s Fellowship (2nd Mondays, 6:30 pm) – The Men’s Fellowship is looking for a few good men to gather in Christian love and support to address issues affecting brothers of all ages as well as
email@example.com Mailbox 2348
Project Jeremiah** – Are you available to provide mentoring for elementary school age students? Project Jeremiah needs you to partner with us as we provide role models for our youth.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2353
Praise & Worship
Delivering a powerful worship experience for three services every Sunday, for praise and bible study each Wednesday, and for special services throughout the year, is a daunting task. And, certainly, without the loving service of our Praise and Worship ministries, would be impossible.
These ministries include everything from our Trustees, Deacons, Greeters, Sanctuary Choir and Alma Ya Sali (our signing ministry), and Media Ministry, among others.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Alma Ya Sali (Sign Language Interpreters) (2nd Fridays, 7:00 pm) – Do you love communicating with others and are experienced in sign language? Join us in providing interpreting and transliterating service to enable hearing impaired members and guests to be full participants in the worship experience, Bible study, and other events.
email@example.com Mailbox 2305
Information Technology (2nd Saturdays, 4:00 pm) – Seeks members experienced in various computer platforms and programs to provide training for computer users.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2333
Media – Have you ever wondered what it is like to work a video or still camera during the worship service? Are you interested in working behind the scenes of the worship experience? If so, the Media ministry needs you to join us as we share the message of God to the world via live streaming and more.
email@example.com Mailbox 2345
Sanctuary Choir (Thursdays, 7:00 pm) – Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! The Sanctuary Choir invites members to join us as we minister God’s Word in song.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2356
Helping out children bridge the path through their teens, into adulthood, Trinity UCC teen ministries provide safe outlets, loving mentoring and education opportunities. (All adults working with Youth Ministries must complete Youth Ministry training.)
Ministries provide teens with an opportunity to deepen their involvement with worship services through praise and dance, and provide them with a greater understanding of the Lord we serve as they become immersed in our church through their service as Junior Deacons.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Carmin Frederick
Chinara Dance (Mondays, 6:30 pm) – High school aged youth (13-18 years old) interested in worshiping through dance are encouraged to join the Chinara dance ministry.
email@example.com Mailbox 2311
Imani Ya Watume (Saturdays, 10:45 am) – High school-aged students are encouraged to use their voices to sing praises unto God through this awesome youth ministry.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2331
Intonjane Rights of Passage (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12:00 pm) – Intonjane seeks girls and young women, age 8-18 years old who seek Christian mentoring, inspiration, cultural and social awareness as they move towards adulthood.
email@example.com Mailroom 2335
Isuthu Rights of Passage (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – Isuthu seeks boys and young men, ages 8-18 years old seeking Christian mentoring, inspiration, cultural and social awareness as they move towards adulthood.
Serving our Lord with fervor and devotion, the women’s ministries include several that support the wonderful worship experience at Trinity UCC, including our Women’s Chorus, Drill Team and Dance Ministry.
In addition our women come together in ministry to support the young ladies of Trinity, through Intonjane, and to support each other through the Sisterhood ministry.
Pastoral Liaison: Rev. Rochelle Michael
Intonjane Rights of Passage (Adult Servants) 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12:00 pm) – Be a source of spiritual and emotional growth for the young ladies of Trinity UCC as we serve as mentors and guide them through a Rites of Passage program to womanhood.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailroom 2335
Sisterhood (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm) – Open to women of all ages, Sisterhood provides an atmosphere for adult women to build trust while we explore ways to renew our strength for facing, and resolving, difficulties.
Sisterhood@trinitychicago.org Mailbox 2359
Tangeni Dance (Thursdays, 6:30 pm) – Celebrate our God with us as we praise with dance, as an expression of our heritage and an acknowledgment of faith.
email@example.com Mailbox 2361
Women’s Chorus (Tuesdays, 6:30 pm) – Women who love God and ministering God’s praise through song are welcome to partner with us.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2365
Women’s Drill Team (Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Saturdays, 12:30 pm) – Fraternities and sororities have no monopoly when it comes to “stepping.” Join us, as we praise and worship with foot stomps and hand claps.
email@example.com Mailbox 2366
Women’s Guild (3rd Saturdays, 2:30 pm) – Give back to our community by engaging with our seasoned saints, as we volunteer at Trinity Acres and Trinity Oaks.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2367
Programs & Events
Girl Scouts (1st and 3rd Saturdays, 12:30 pm) – We encourage girls ages 6-17 to see for themselves, what it means to have fun, while exploring the wonders of the world through scouting! *Adults Leaders must complete training.
email@example.com Mailbox 2323
Men’s Cell Groups – Provide a “safe place” for brothers to be themselves, sharing their joys and fears, defeats and victories, breaking down the age-old stereotype of “Men can’t/don’t pray.” Year-round.
Operation Share – Annual Thanksgiving food giveaway for members of our congregation and the community who are in need.
Saturday Bible School** (9:30 am) – Saturday Bible School provides interactive Bible study classes for members and friends of all ages, from Pre-K – Adults. *Adults Teachers must complete training!
firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox 2313
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