By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Bible Bowl Jr. and Sr. Teams were triumphant in winning the International Bible Bowl Competition last weekend at the Gary Career Center. All of the members of the Jerusalem team are regular active members of Sunday School at the church....
St. John Baptist Church will celebrate their Men’s and Women’s Day on May 15, 2016. The Men’s Service is at 11:00 a.m. The Pastor of City of Praise Church in Gary, Rev. Richard Wilford, will bring the morning message. The Women’s Service will be at 4:00 p.m. the same day....
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Speak it into the Atmosphere—your words have so much power. Life and death is in the power of your tongue (Proverbs 18:21). The sooner we realize that life doesn’t just happen, but is a direct result of what you say and believe the sooner we...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader What’s Your Calling? After all these years of speaking, writing and being in the broadcast industry, I still find myself asking God—am I really doing your will? It seems when I ask—a sudden desire to fulfill my purpose and mission to complete unfinished business comes alive. A few days...
The New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 5th Pastoral Appreciation of their minister and first lady Rev. Royce F. Thompson Sr. Wednesday, April 20 and Sunday, April 24 with the theme “Climbing to Higher Heights” and scripture Genesis 12:2 & Isaiah 43:5. April 20 at 7 p.m. the...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Done is better than perfection. As we embrace the second quarter of this year, one of the things we must immediately begin to do differently is to stop waiting for the ‘ideal time.’ It does not exist! So often, waiting for the perfect situation only prolongs one from making...
St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, of East Chicago, IN continues the yearlong centennial celebration of 100 years of service to the Northwest Indiana community with culminating events embracing this year’s theme, Worship, Word and Witness. A full month of activities are planned that are designed to bring together all...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Do you remember…? What a great feeling of accomplishment it will be to one day reflect over your life and have memories of a life fulfilled. What amazing joy and sigh of relief to truly know that you have given your all and lived your best...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader But by the grace of God—there go I. Grace is unmerited favor, generosity, benevolence, another chance and an underserving gift from God to mankind. The great part is we do nothing to obtain this. Simply put, no one deserved this generosity and kindness from a loving merciful God. Too many people forget  the Source of all blessings and instead concentrate...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Through 12 pastors, two locations and three name changes St. Timothy Community Church has been an icon in the City of Gary for 90 years. Its longevity is being recognized with several months of celebration. Rosie Washington, chairperson of the 90th anniversary committee at St....