From: Kelly Netjes
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 8:54 AM
To: Kelly Netjes
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--November 7, 2006

November 7, 2006

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:12-13 NIV




Trinity Christian College invites you to “A Plague of Angels,” Chicago’s premiere performance of the award winning play on Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The complex story focuses on the theme of reconciliation. At the heart of the controversy is Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant and cook discovered to be a healthy carrier of the disease. For tickets call 708.239.4702.



Join the music department for a brass and organ concert on Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall. Enjoy organ solos by Candace Peters and trumpet solos and duets by Kenneth Austin and Mark Peters. On Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. the Gospel Choir will sing in the Ozinga Chapel under the direction of Jim Palmore. A highlight of the concert will be the performance of Psalm 1, which was written and arranged by Trinity student Andrew McClendon Jr. A third opportunity to be inspired is December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall for an evening of chamber and solo violin music by the String Ensemble led by music instructor Matthew Mantell. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 708.597.3000.



Christmastide, a campus-wide musical celebration of the birth of Christ, will be offered on Saturday, December 2 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. Enjoy performances by the Concert Choir, Honors Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Gospel Choir, and the Flute Ensemble. The program will include both celebratory and meditative musical selections, choral music from the 15th through the 21st centuries, readings for the season, and festive hymns and carols with brass, organ, and audience participation. General admission tickets can be purchased for $12.50 by calling 708.597.3000.



Wear your Trinity blue when Trinity’s men’s basketball team plays Calvin College at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, December 15. The teams will face off at 3 p.m. before the Chicago Bulls home game against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. If you purchase tickets for the Trinity-Calvin game, you will also be admitted to the Bull-Bucks contest. Trinity’s discounted tickets are sold out, but if you are interested in attending the game, you can order tickets for the Bulls game through Ticketmaster or through the Bulls ticket office and that will also allow admittance to the Trinity game.  


In between the Trinity game and the Bulls game, come join Trinity staff for dinner at Moretti’s Ristorante and Pizzeria (1645 W. Jackson, which is approximately 0.5 miles from the United Center so walking is possible). No RSVP is required. Individuals are responsible for their own food and beverage cost. We hope to see you there!




Do you know an alum with an interesting story? The alumni office is looking for alumni to profile on our Web site and feature in the TRINITY magazine. Their stories may be used to inspire other alumni, current students, or prospective students. You can submit a story by sending an e-mail to the alumni office at




Our 18 student callers are busy calling alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the College with hope of obtaining pledges for our Trinity Fund and reaching our goal of $125,000. As of today, the student callers have raised $75,467. Please keep our student callers and our financial goal in your prayers throughout the year. For more information about the Trinity Fund or other giving opportunities, contact Emily DeVos at 708.239.4802 or   



Women's Soccer Defeated in NAIA Region Finals, Moves onto NCCAA ReGION Tourney
In the first round of the NAIA Region VII tournament on October 31 the No. 6 seed Trolls upset the No.3 Robert Morris College (IL). A goal scored at the end of the first period was enough to give the Trolls the 1-0 victory. Then on November 3, the No. 6 Trolls once again proved better than their rank as they defeated the No. 2 William Penn University (IA) in the semifinal game of the NAIA Region Tournament. In the NAIA Region VII championship game on Saturday, the Trolls fell one goal short of upsetting the top seeded Saint Xavier University (IL). Nationally ranked No. 8 Saint Xavier scored early in the second period to give the Trolls the 1-0 loss. The team is now 16-6 for the season. The Trolls will compete in the NCCAA North Central Region Tournament that starts today. They will play this Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity International University


Cross Country Competes in CCAC/Region Meet
In post-season competition held at Olivet Nazarene University (IL) last Saturday the Trolls competed in a meet that served as the conference championships as well as the NAIA Region VII meet. The women’s team took sixth place of the eight CCAC schools and was tenth in the region. The men captured fifth of the six CCAC teams and seventh of ten region schools.


Volleyball Loses to Olivet Nazarene IN FINAL SEASON MATCH
In their final regular season match on October 31 the Trolls hosted Olivet Nazarene University (IL), the top conference team. The team lost in three straight games, 17-30, 25-30, 18-30. They ended their regular season with a 9-25 overall and a 2-7 conference record. 


Women's Basketball Struggles in Season starters
The basketball season did not start off the way the team had anticipated as they had a hard time against Iowa Wesleyan College on November 1. The Trolls fell behind by 20 points in the first half for the eventual 77-38 loss. On Saturday, the second game of the season for the Trolls was a 40-minute battle at Goshen College (IN). In the end it came down to free throws that made the difference in the three point loss, 58-61, for the team. The squad is now 0-2 for the start of their season.


To read more about this year’s athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at 



November 9-11; 16-18 – Fall play, A Plague of Angels, 7:30 p.m.

November 12 – Student recital, 3 p.m.

November 17 – Brass and organ concert, 7:30 p.m.

November 18 – Gospel choir in concert, 7:30 p.m.

November 19 – Student recital, 3 p.m.

December 2 – Christmastide

December 15 – Trinity v. Calvin basketball game at the United Center

February 2-3 – Homecoming 2007

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