Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM)

Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM) Mercer County, New Jersey's Ecumenical Voice for the Poor Founded in 1941 as the Council of Churches of Greater Trenton, the Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM) is a broad-based Christian ministry that serves as Mercer County’s ecumenical voice for the poor.
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TEAM functions as an intermediary organization by facilitating the community outreach efforts of faith- and community-based organizations. Specifically, TEAM provides financial and technical assistance to agencies (such as congregations, community development corporations and social service agencies) that serve at-risk populations, including inner-city youth and their families.

Operating as usual

06/18/2015

In addition to the prayer vigils at Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church & St. Mark Lutheran Church, please note the following:

Grant Chapel AME Church: Call-in prayer via conference call at 7:30 tonight.
Dial: 712-775-7031
Pin #: 388855883
Then, press #

Mt. Zion AME Church: Service to be held on Saturday at 12:00 noon
Address: 42 Pennington Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08618

06/18/2015

Our heartfelt condolences to our colleagues throughout the African Methodist Episcopal Church for the tremendous loss they experienced as a result of the horrific events in Charleston, SC last evening.
We also give thanks for the heroic efforts of the law enforcement officers who pursued, apprehended and arrested the alleged perptrator. We pray for God's surpassing peace to comfort the loved ones of those who were lost, as well as the entire Charleston community.

(l-r) Elder Raymond Broach (honoree), Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode (keynote speaker) & Rev. Atchison (honoree) at TEAM's Ann...
06/10/2015

(l-r) Elder Raymond Broach (honoree), Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode (keynote speaker) & Rev. Atchison (honoree) at TEAM's Annual Benefit Awards Banquet on Friday, June 5.

Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode (left) & Rev. Atchison at the TEAM Annual Benefit Awards Banquet on Friday, June 5.
06/10/2015

Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode (left) & Rev. Atchison at the TEAM Annual Benefit Awards Banquet on Friday, June 5.

with Wilson Goode Sr
05/22/2015

with Wilson Goode Sr

Thus the need for ministries like Healing Communities USA...
05/06/2015

Thus the need for ministries like Healing Communities USA...

“I killed people, shot people, and robbed people. I’m not blaming society for my problems. These are things that I did. I was sentenced to 32 years to life. When I went to prison, I decided that I was never coming out again. I had to prepare myself for that. I got rid of all my compassion, sympathy, and pity. I had to deal with bruisers every day who might decide to throw a punch at me. So I suppressed all this stuff for three decades. Then oddly enough I was granted parole. Now I’m trying to learn to care again after spending 32 years in prison. Do you know how difficult that is?”

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I heard this man's story while attending a support group for formerly incarcerated individuals sponsored by The Fortune Society. The Fortune Society's mission is to "create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society."

Worthy of your time.
04/27/2015

Worthy of your time.

Tuesday April 28 at 12PM! Learn about the expungement process from a lawyer. There will NOT be actual expungements taking place but bring all paperwork concerning your criminal record to find out if you are eligible.

Via Doc Trulear, National Director, Healing Communities USA...
04/22/2015
Discussion on Racial Bias in Law Enforcement

Via Doc Trulear, National Director, Healing Communities USA...

Howard University in Washington hosts an event with legal advisers and academia in addressing racial bias after the recent killings of unarmed African Americans by law enforcement.

Join TEAM, UMIO, The Concerned Pastors & Others As We Walk In Unity To Help Heal the City...
04/01/2015

Join TEAM, UMIO, The Concerned Pastors & Others As We Walk In Unity To Help Heal the City...

From Rev. Warren Wilcox, Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services at the NJ Department of Corrections, and a partner in Healin...
03/20/2015

From Rev. Warren Wilcox, Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services at the NJ Department of Corrections, and a partner in Healing Communities USA.

Rev. Dr. W. D. Wilcox, Jr. shared a presentation tonight (3/19/15) entitled, "We Need 'Healing Communities' Because Black Lives Matter" with the pastors and churches at the Koinonia Jurisdictional Workers' Conference at the Higher Ground Temple COGIC in Camden, New Jersey. It was an introduction to the national movement Healing Communities USA and it's relevance to current issues. (Bishop Ernest Morris, Prelate, and Supt. E. M. Barron, Host Pastor)

Thanks to Doc Trulear for passing along this story about the Rev. Darren Ferguson...
02/10/2015
From Prison to the Pulpit: A Powerful Story of Hope

Thanks to Doc Trulear for passing along this story about the Rev. Darren Ferguson...

Just like immigration reform, mass incarceration and the need to change our criminal justice system are sparking another movement -- especially after the parable of Ferguson woke up the country....

Timeline Photos
01/05/2015

Timeline Photos

From Healing Communities USA National Director, Doc Trulear...
12/17/2014
Clergy and Millennials Pursuing Justice in Ferguson | Capital Commentary

From Healing Communities USA National Director, Doc Trulear...

A recent trip to Ferguson, MO gave me and some forty religious leaders an opportunity to reflect on the integration of spiritual development and social justice. Organized by Sojourners, members of the Faith Table retreat interacted with local religious and civic leaders, and heard (with head and hea…

Rev. Sam at the recent Moral Monday rally
11/13/2014

Rev. Sam at the recent Moral Monday rally

Timeline Photos
10/24/2014

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
10/22/2014

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
10/22/2014

Timeline Photos

                                                                  September 3, 2014“CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION” AN I...
09/11/2014
Religion and Culture News, Headlines and Video - CBS News

September 3, 2014

“CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION”
AN INTERFAITH SPECIAL,
WILL BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, OCT. 5, 2014
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION, a CBS Interfaith Special, looks at how the faith community is helping returning citizens and their family members put their lives back together after incarceration. This special broadcast will be on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Oct. 5 (check local listings).

The Green Reentry project was created in 2010 by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) based in the South Side of Chicago. Green Reentry converts foreclosed homes into green, environmentally sound transitional housing for the formerly incarcerated who are reentering society. The renovation of these homes provides on-the-job training and a living wage to these individuals while fostering a sense of good will through community improvement.

Among the interviews is IMAN Executive Director Rami Nashashibi, who speaks about why this program is vital to the rehabilitation of the neighborhood and the men who are returning from prison. Founded in 1997, IMAN is a Chicago-based community organization working for social change by addressing the symptoms of violence, poverty and urban decay. Also interviewed is one of IMAN’s founding members, Rafi Peterson, who says “one of the major goals was to show society that we can go from being a liability to an asset.”

The program features Rev. David T. Link, a lawyer turned Roman Catholic priest who is a volunteer chaplain in the Indiana state prison system. His story was the focus of recently published biography entitled Camerado, I Give You My Hand by Maura Poston Zagrans. We hear from Father Link about his journey from husband, lawyer and father to widowed Catholic priest, as well as about the need for prison reform. While writing the book, Zagrans shadowed Father Link during his prison visits for three years, and she discusses what she learned and why she’s become an advocate for reform.

Healing Communities Prison Ministry is a national organization dedicated to bringing hope, healing and reconciliation in families and communities impacted by crime and mass incarceration. The organization’s director, Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D., is an ordained Baptist Minister and Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He discusses what led to the creation of the organization and the resulting shift in attitudes towards returning citizens and their families.

Four years ago, the Healing Communities ministry was introduced at Berean Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, Pa. Senior Pastor Reverend James H. Buck talks to us about the power of the pulpit and why he offers a “Social Justice Sunday” every five weeks to help reduce the stigma experienced by returning citizens and their families.

Lastly, we also hear from Rev. Douglas Walker, M.Div., the United Methodist National Coordinator For Criminal Justice Reform, about why the United Methodists adopted their Healing Ministries plan. They are now conducting workshops across the country working with other faith communities.

John P. Blessington is the executive producer and Liz Kineke is the producer. In creating the topics and content of this Cultural & Religious Documentary, CBS seeks input from the National Council of Churches, the Interfaith Broadcast Commission, and from clergy, scholars and other representatives of each of the religions presented within a program.

Following the Oct. 5 air date, this program may be viewed again at www.cbsnews.com/religion-and-culture. “Like” us on Facebook.com/CBSReligion and follow us on Twitter @CBSReligion.

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To Our Federal Legislators:  Reauthorize the Second Chance Act!
08/14/2014

To Our Federal Legislators: Reauthorize the Second Chance Act!

Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM)'s cover photo
08/12/2014

Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM)'s cover photo

Saturday, July 12 - Market Fair "Conducting Business"
07/13/2014

Saturday, July 12 - Market Fair
"Conducting Business"

Saturday,  July 12 - Market Fair
07/13/2014

Saturday, July 12 - Market Fair

Friday, July 11 - Just arrived in NYC.
07/13/2014

Friday, July 11 - Just arrived in NYC.

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07/10/2014

After...

Before...
07/10/2014

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07/10/2014

7:18 a.m. - 11 fledgling entrepreneurs preparing to go to NYC's famed Wholesale District. - with Karen Hernandez-Granzen, Minister Britton Thomas, Pastor Kelvin Baldwin, Antoinette Marchfelder, and Kevin W Wortham.

Advertising 101:  Students in the Empowering Youth Options-Minding Our Business (EYO-MOB) program creating posters to ad...
07/09/2014

Advertising 101: Students in the Empowering Youth Options-Minding Our Business (EYO-MOB) program creating posters to advertise their fledgling businesses.

Address

700 W State St
Trenton, NJ
08618

Telephone

(609) 394-9229

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TEAM accomplishes its mission through a variety of events and programs:

• Christian Unity Breakfast – Sponsored by a different congregation each January, the breakfast brings together member churches from throughout Mercer County.
• Black History Lunch – Convened annually at Blessed Sacrament Church/Our Lady of Divine Shepherd, the luncheon celebrates the achievements of the past while encouraging the leaders of tomorrow.
• Community Information Breakfasts – Conducted as a public service to inform and update the community on issues of importance.
• Empowering Youth Options (EYO) – Encourages youth entrepreneurship while providing workshops on a broad range of life issues.
• Healing Communities (HC) – As part of a multi-state initiative funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Healing Communities trains religious communities to better serve congregants who are impacted by crime, incarceration and prisoner re-entry. (See the Healing Communities website at www.healingcommunitiesusa.org)
• Annual Awards Dinner – Our annual fundraiser, the awards dinner honors unsung heroes who serve the community.
• Summer Program for Children and Youth - Provides supplemental funds to assist churches that run summer outreach programs for children and youth.
• CROP Walk – Sponsored locally by TEAM, the CROP Walk is a program of the Church World Service (CWS), the social service arm of the National Council of Churches. Funds raised help support the work of Mt. Carmel Guild, the Salvation Army, and Mobile Meals of Trenton and Ewing, as well as helping CWS to distribute food to disparate places throughout the country and around the globe.
• Food for the Hungry – Provides holiday food packages for the poor, which are distributed to congregationally-based food pantries.

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