Trinity Community Church
United Church of Christ
7022 Riverside Drive, Berwyn, IL 60402
The church on the corner of 26th Street and Riverside Drive     708-484-1818

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View our Monthly Newsletter...  March 2014

In the News: March 2014

Our Very Own... Adrian Mary Charniak is a
2014 "Women of Distinction Award" Recipient

Adrian 2014 Women of Distinction Award Recipient

This past week, March 21, Trinity Community Church, UCC received a phone call from the Suburban Life Magazine notifying us that a member of Trinity Community was the recipient of the Women of Distinction Award! After submitting paperwork to nominate one of our members we waited, and waited, and learned this past week that our very own Adrian Mary Charniak was selected! The Women of Distinction award is presented to twelve women who are representative role models and leaders in their fields and communities in Chicago’s western suburbs. This is a very competitive and honorable award presented to women who have made a huge impact on either her career field or the community. Adrian has accomplished this with the help of God and all the members and friends of TCC who continue to support her mission and ministry of ministering to grandparents and others who are raising the next generation of grandchildren. Adrian will be recognized in the May 2014 edition of the Suburban Life Magazine and will be invited to attend a special lunch honoring all the recipients. Please take a moment to thank Adrian and the Board of Missions for all the great work they do. More details to come.

In the News: February 2014

Scout Troop 60 and Cub Pack 60
Annual Pinewood Derby a Success

 Troop 60-Pinewood Derby 2014

Boy Scout Troop and Pack 60 recently held their annual Pinewood Derby tournament in the fellowship hall of Trinity Community Church, UCC. The Scouts, ranging in age from 6-17, as well as many of the leaders built cars from a 5 ounce block of pinewood that they carved and detailed to their liking.

Once the racetrack was set up, the Pinewood Derby began. As Saturday morning began, the racers tested and tuned their cars for the best speed possible. After a short break for lunch the real racing began with almost 20 cars entered in the Derby. The overall winner of the Derby ended up being one our youngest Cub Scouts, Nicholas B, who never lost a race. Second place went to Ross L who is starting to work on his Eagle project. Third place went to one of our leaders, Mr. Tom Z.  Fun was had by all. Congratulations to all!

Our Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs both meet at the church on Thursday evenings at about 7:30 PM. Cub Scouts end by 8:30 PM. Boy Scouts sometimes run a little later until about 9 PM depending on the activities scheduled for the meeting. If you have or know of any boys from 6 -18 years of age, we would be very happy to have them come out and give Scouting a try.

Create some life long memories! For more information on joining Troop 60 please feel free to call the church to contact any of our Leaders, Bob Little Assistant Scout Troop and Cub Pack Master, or Adrian Charniak Church liaison with Troop 60.

In the News: February 2014

 Flat Stanley Visits From Thousand Oaks, CA

 Stanley 01  Stanley 02

Stanley outside the church building ... ... Stanley walking down the main aisle

Stanley 03  Stanley 04

Stanley speaking from the pulpit ... ... Stanley together with some members of the Trinity Community choir

Flat Stanley recently visited Trinity Community Church, UCC. Church friend Char D. played host to Flat Stanley who is friends with her 9 year old cousin, Alexandra.  Alexandra goes to a school in Thousand Oaks, California where she met Flat Stanley. Char took Stanley to church, the Brookfield Zoo, and her book club. Char took pictures with Flat Stanley in all her travels and wrote about their experiences. Attached are some pictures of Flat Stanley at church. Char notes it was fun and if anyone ever asks to take Flat Stanley around, embrace the experience. Thank you Char for sharing your Flat Stanley experience.

A little more of the story: Stanley Lambchop and his brother Arthur were playing when a bulletin board fell on Stanley and flattened him. He made the best of his altered state by being able to slide under locked doors and other places. He could also travel in an envelope. This 1964 children's book was taken up in 1955 in Canada to help school children's letter writing. Each child who had Flat Stanley for a week would write a journal telling where he went. This spread to other schools until Flat Stanley was sent out to family and friends who would also keep a journal and then return him after a period of time. In 2005, more than 6500 classes from 48 countries took part.


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