Skip to comments.Religion Briefs For Dec. 2 (50th Anniv. for Trinity UCC)
Posted on 12/01/2011 8:21:11 PM PST by matt04
50th Anniversary: Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W. 95th St., Chicago, is celebrating its 50th anniversary Sunday. The church at that time named The New Congregation Church was founded on Chicagos South Side during the Civil Rights Movement and had its first service at Kipling School. Later, services were at John Shedd School, 99th Street and Indiana Avenue. In 1978, the congregation moved to its first edifice at 532 W. 95th Street. Trinity United was one of the first churches to protest Apartheid in South Africa and was one of the first American churches to provide a proactive HIV/AIDS ministry, according to senior pastor the Rev. Otis Moss III. Today, the church is protesting mining that has caused the death of almost six million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past 12 years, according to Moss. Every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. members participate in the Blood Coltan Cell-Out Campaign and do not use their cell phones, Moss said. The church also has a green ministry that cultivates organic vegetables and sponsors a farmers market and a food ministry that feeds hundreds of people. Services celebrating the anniversary are planned for 7 p.m. Friday with guest preacher the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. of Tinley Park, pastor emeritus
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I wonder how many members the UCC lost this year?
Is that one of those churches that doesn’t really believe in God?