Sep 05

24 Hours to MidNight Circus Returns to Ogden Park!

Join the fun! In 24 hours the Midnight Circus Returns to Ogden Park!

Midnight Circus returns to Ogden Park
September 6th Saturday and September 7th Sunday
Time 3PM both Days

Admission $5 Plenty of Security!
The tour continues throughout Chicago
Admission Price goes up to $20!

Proceeds benefit our youth in our parks to fund program
activities.

See you at the Circus!

Aug 19

Trinity UCC Farmers Market Present Zumba

Trinity UCC FARMERS MARKET
ZUMBA RETURNS To The FARMERS MARKET!!
DITCH THE WORKOUT AND JOIN THE PARTY!
Saturday
August 23, 2014
8:00 am
Also
DJ Dwayne Dishes the hottest Gospel House MUSiC!
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm.
The Trinity UCC Farmers Market accepts debit/credit/LINK and Farmers Market coupons. Bring your shopping bags!If you or your ministry would like to volunteer, or for more information, contact Rose Scott, 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2385 or email green@trinitychicago.org.

Aug 19

Trinity UCC Presents: Jazzapalooza

Friday
August 22, 2014
Trinity United Church of Christ
400 W 95th Street
gates open at 4:00pm event starts at 5:00pm

Hosted by Tracye Eileen
featuring
Dee Alexander
Taylor Moore
Alexis Lombre Quartet
Tony "Toca" Carpenter
Roxanne Stevenson and the Chicago State University Community Jazz Band

Aug 06

Updated Aug 18

Camelot School moves to Emmanuel Baptist Church update.

Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as...

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Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as we expressed our concerns and disapproval for the opening of this school. Most of our arguments against it were not based on emotion alone, but substantiated facts regarding our demographics that are not consistent with their mission. I hope they received our feedback in the spirit in which it was delivered. No one denied the need for such a program, we were in disagreement about where it should be.

They stated that they would not open in a community that was not welcoming for their students. We stood up to show our consensus that we would not be that welcoming community and are hoping that they decide to seek shelter elsewhere. The executive director ended the meeting with a commitment to share our concerns immediately with the Pastor of Emmanuel as the lease has not been signed. We are awaiting the results of their discussion.

Meanwhile, I noticed that signs have been put up on Damen restricting parking and white lines have been drawn in the street. It appears they are planning to create a crosswalk in the middle of the block for the students entry into the school. Deception all around. This is not the time to sit still neighbors, we have to move swiftly to impact change. It's not over yet, when money is involved we have to stand firm and demand this lease is not signed. Next stop protest the church and hold them accountable for creating this upset in our community.

I'm not going anywhere, are you?

  • Glad you had success with this issue. At some point this issue has to be addressed on the city and state level. While "Joey H" states that you must accommodate all children, the way CPS is going about it is all wrong. Dangling dollars in front of cash strapped churches is not the way to do this.

    Now, you need to be on the lookout for homeless teen shelters because DCFS is dangling dollars as well.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Absolutly! You are so right about that.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 12

When will the violence stop

What can we do? It has calm down in my neck of the woods but has trickled down in other neighborhoods and it is time for school to start back. What can we do to keep the Children safe and learning????

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    Agree with you on #3 & #5, but as to #6 - which I've heard many people say before -
    I don't think any soldier would want one of these street bums with a gun to be in a combat zone with them. Being a soldier involves discipline, courage, and knowing right from wrong. These punks are zeros as to those qualities.

  • I agree that it takes discipline and courage to give of your life for a greater good. However, that is precisely what needs to be inculcated in those who are misguided and have no fear of death. The boot camp , the steady reinforcement of discipline and the unflinching demand...

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    I agree that it takes discipline and courage to give of your life for a greater good. However, that is precisely what needs to be inculcated in those who are misguided and have no fear of death. The boot camp , the steady reinforcement of discipline and the unflinching demand for immediate and unquestioned compliance with orders should be a great place to start the turnaround. They need a good CAUSE TO DIE FOR!. I admit I know nothing about the mettle it takes to lay down your life for your country but I can't imagine a worst destiny than dying on a street just like road kill.

Jul 31

Trinity UCC Farmer's Market

The Trinity UCC Farmers Market is Back!
Saturdays through October 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine! South parking lot of Trinity United Church of Christ (95th and Eggleston) Trinity UCC’s Farmers Market promotes easy access to fresh produce, health and fitness activities and supports the growth of local black-owned farms, vendors, and businesses.”We accept cash, debit/credit, LINK, and Farmers Market coupons. Bring your shopping bags!If you or your ministry would like to volunteer or for more information, contact Deacon Rose Scott, green@trinitychicago.org or call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2385.

Jul 21

Updated Jul 24

New charter school for at risk youths

I recently learned that Emmanuel Christian Church has entered into an agreement w/ CPS to open an alternative high school at 83 rd & Damen. No community engagement efforts just trying to slip in without notice. Smh!

  • You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it...

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    You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it is a school for youth who are expelled from CPS and CPS approved alternative schools. It is a school that had to have armed security guards. Once we got on CPS and the archdiocese of Chicago they moved, Many of the churches that once had schools are looking for ways to generate revenue from the spaces since the school closed.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Wow! This is very concerning. I will do just that. Thank you.

Jul 22

Summer Camp

Don't forget we have have summer camp for your lovely little ones. It starts as early as 9 and goes til 4. If interested please come to the MLK Center on 76th Street.

Jul 21

FREE Drumline Lessons

Fierce Women of Faith and the Musical Arts Institute present
“Summer Nonviolence Music 2014,”
FREE drumline lessons,
July 14 – August 16,
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
Saturday,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
the Musical Arts Institute,
9244 S. Lafayette,
Music education by professional teachers and musicians, Parents and participants receive nonviolence leadership training, To register, Call Michael Manson or Stephen Styles, 773-253-8606

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