FROM THE DIRECTOR:
past week I ran across a new twist on the Lord's prayer from Max Lucado and
I hope that it provokes as much thought for you as it did for me.
are certain mountains only God can climb. Ascend them and you'll end up
bruised and embarrassed. Stay away from them and you'll sidestep a lot of
stress. These mountains are described in the final phrase of the Lord's
prayer, "Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Amen."....What protection this final phrase affords. As you confess
that God is in charge, you admit that you aren't. As you proclaim that God
has power, you admit that you don't. And as you give God all the applause,
there is none left to dizzy your brain."
then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come, your will
be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily
12 Forgive us our debts, as
we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations
US YOUR CLASS NOTES FOR THE SPRING MAGAZINE-LAST CALL
Has something significant happened in your life? Whether it's a new career,
moving to a new place, new family members, or anything else; don't forget
to submit your class notes in time for the Spring Magazine. You can email
them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
TOURNAMENT SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 6
Save the date for the annual Alumni Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday
June 6th at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, IL. All proceeds help fund
WORK ON DISPLAY IN THE NEW SEERVELD ART GALLERY
Artist Heidi Van Wieren, a former faculty member of the art department,
will present "The Greatest Show on Earth" in the Seerveld Gallery
in the Art and Communication Center from March 4 through April 2, 2009. The
exhibit features Van Wieren's drawings and paintings from the Badlands. For
more, visit our website
TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROUGH MUSIC
Trinity hosted Celebrating African-American Musical Heritage: A Black
History Month Tribute on February 27 in the Ozinga Chapel. The concert
featured various performers, including the James Palmore Vocal Chorale and
the Trinity Christian College Jazz Band. For the whole story, visit our website
NETWORK HOSTS GREEN MANUFACTURING EVENT
The Trinity Business Network (TBN) presented "Greening Business,"
a panel discussion on environmental responsibility in manufacturing on
February 26. For the complete story, visit our website
ON MEDICAL MISSION IN HONDURAS
Jim VanSchepen, director of security at Trinity, spent the third week in
February administering eye exams, laying concrete floors, and sharing the
gospel with the people of Honduras, a country characterized by poverty,
unemployment, and violence. For the complete story, visit our website
TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON FOR POVERTY CONFERENCE
Students from Trinity’s chapter of Acting on Aids (AoA), the Organization
for African American Unity (OAAU), and the social work department will be
heading to Washington, D.C. April 25 through April 29. Their destination?
The Mobilization to End Poverty conference, sponsored in part by World
Vision and Sojourners. For the whole store, visit our website
YOU A CERTIFIED TEACHER?
Adult Studies department offers an accelerated English as a Second
Language/Bilingual (ESL/BL) program. Certified teachers can achieve their
ESL/BL endorsement or approval in one year. Classes begin this September.
For more information, call the Adult Studies department at 708.239.4768 or
ACADEMY OF LEARNING (SALT) RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON
register, please call the College at 708.597.3000; mail-in registration is
not available. The cost of each three-week course is $20, except for
Crocheting, which costs $40 for six weeks. Refreshments are served
before each class. For more information and a printable brochure, visit our
DISCUSSION ON LIFE FOR CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS
IN THE HOLY LAND
To learn more about contemporary
life and relations in Palestine from the perspective of people who lived
there, plan to attend "Life for Christians and Muslims in the Holy
Land" at Trinity Christian College on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in
the Ozinga Chapel. Guest speakers include Father Nicholas Dahdal, an
Orthodox Christian archpriest from Cicero and an expert on Palestinian
issues; and prominent Muslim advocate, Rafeeq Jaber, former president of
the Bridgeview Mosque Association and a cofounder of the Council on
American Islamic Relations. Brad Breems, professor of sociology, will host
the event; Professors Bob Rice, George Pierson, and Michael VanderWeele
will constitute a panel. Admission is free. For more information, contact
Brad Breems at 708.239.4752.
FISH IN CONCERT - MARCH 28TH
the Date! Go Fish will be in concert at Trinity Christian College, Palos
Heights, Illinois, on Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel.
Ticket prices are $23 Gold Circle, $18 general admission, $16 each for
groups of 15 or more, $15 each for groups of 50 or more. For ticket
information, visit our website
AVALON IN CONCERT
AT TRINITY - APRIL 4
Invite your family and friends to see the Dove Award-winning,
Grammy-nominated group Avalon in concert on Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in
the Ozinga Chapel at Trinity. Ticket cost: $20 Gold Circle, $15 general
admission. For more information, visit our website
DAY - APRIL 15
Grandparents of current students will have the opportunity to visit campus
and take part in some special events on Thursday April 15. For registration
information, visit our website
GOSPEL FEST &
GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT - APRIL 18
The 11th annual Gospel Fest will take place on Saturday, April 18 at 6:30
p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium at Trinity Christian College, Palos
Heights, Illinois. The event will feature gospel groups from local schools
and the community in conjunction with Trinity's Gospel Choir concert.
Admission to the event is free. For more information, call Trinity
Christian College at 708.597.3000.
To view all campus events, visit the Online Calendar
NAIA TOURNAMENT GAME WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th
The men's basketball team will face Indiana Wesleyan University in their
opening game of the 18th Annual NAIA National Tournament. That first round
game will be played on Wednesday, March 11, at 10:15 am at the College of
the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. For more information, visit our website
NAMED CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
With a first-place co-champion conference finish, the Trolls earned
recognition in the post-season honors. The men's basketball team merited
three first-team and one honorable mention selections as well as
registering the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors.
For the whole story, visit our website
BASKETBALL TAKES CCAC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
The Trolls claim the CCAC Championship title with a 56-53 victory over
Cardinal Stritch University in the conference tournament final. The victory
advances the Trolls to the 18th Annual NAIA National Tournament held at the
College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri on March 11-17. For the
whole story, visit our website
BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS HANDED OUT
Receiving post-season recognition, Amanda Learned was a named to the CCAC
All-Conference Team. Also garnering honors was junior Emily Thomassen and
sophomore Tiffany Deckinga with All-Conference Honorable Mention status.
For more, visit our website
REPRESENTS TRINITY T&F AT NATIONALS
As the only Trinity national qualifier, Katie VanderArk took part in the
NAIA National Championships held in Johnson City, Tennessee on March 5-7.
She finished tied for 15th place, clearing 5'3". For the whole story,
visit our website
SEASON OPENS AT MISSOURI BAPTIST
The 2009 baseball team got their first taste of competition as they opened
their season in the Missouri Baptist University Chick-Fil-A Invitational on
March 6-7. The Trolls played in three games over the weekend and dropped
all three contests. For the whole story, visit out website
keep up on all Troll sports, visit the athletics website
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