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Edward Keith Leak Sr. grew up as a child of the Great Depression. He was born on August 27, 1928, to parents Andrew Robert Leak and Lula Mae Leak. But the year of his birth would prove to be only a slight obstacle, as he thrived in a family...
New guidelines allow for limited in-person religious gatherings as well as requirements for social distancing; Seniors and individuals with underlying health conditions strongly encouraged to continue practicing remotely Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced guidelines for organizations to hold in-person religious services. The...
“…And none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.” –Exodus 12:22 By John W. Fountain Dear church, there is, in the words of the old congregational song, “a storm out on the ocean, and it’s moving this old way...” If I were to preach today,...
The Church is Essential to Saving Souls, Everyone Cannot Access Online Services It’s Time to Reopen WHO: Humanitarian & Businessman Dr. Willie Wilson, and Pastors WHAT: Dr. Wilson supports the decision of Pastors to hold service this Sunday, May 17, 2020, for their congregations. In these extraordinary times where people are...
On Friday, April 10, a diverse group of Christian religious, civic and community leaders and representatives will lead a special service, The Ecumenical Stations of the Cross.  Recognizing that Christians are not able to gather in their churches because of the stay-at-home order, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of...
Crusader Staff Report Funeral services were held this morning for Lutha Mae Hollingshed Evans, the matriarch and wife of the late Reverend Dr. Clay Evans. Lutha died Wednesday, March 18. She was 92. Lutha's funeral was limited to just 50 people because of federal guidelines for public gatherings during the coronavirus...
By Chinta Strausberg Partners in the ministry and in crime, Father Michael L. Pfleger Sunday praised his long-time friend, Father George Clements who died on November 25, 2019, at a Hammond, Indiana hospital calling him a priest who had a passion for social justice. Ironically, Clements, then 87, died on the...
Bishop Larry Trotter, Dr. Byron Brazier and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White led a very energetic group of Cook County ministers as they boldly proclaimed their undying support for Justice Nathaniel Howse in his quest for the Illinois Supreme Court. “Every Sunday I travel to four churches with Justice...
By Chinta Strausberg Touched by the burning down of the Roseland Beacon Light Ministries Church on Dr. King’s official birthday, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. announced Wednesday, January 22, 2020, he is launching a relief drive for the pastor who feeds and clothes 75 families a week including the homeless. To launch the...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The sanctuary of Fellowship M.B. Church was packed to the rafters—from the main floor to the balcony—this past Sunday, the day after its founder the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans was laid to rest after his death at the age of 94 in late November. I wasn’t...