One of Christianity's most significant events was brilliantly portrayed by Leonardo Da Vinci centuries ago – “The Last Supper.” This Renaissance masterpiece is brought to life with a script adapted from Laura Bender’s “Revolution” and revised by Alice Dawson,...
It was through the Indiana/Kentucky Conference of the United Churches of Christ that wan-ted to start a church in Gary. Because Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago was the largest in the denomination and the only African American...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Anna Black celebrated a special day on March 12. She along with close to 30 to 40 members of her family and friends joined her at St. John Baptist Church as she celebrated her...
By Effie Rolfe God’s Plan is always Biggest and Greatest! It is bigger than NO. Oftentimes, getting a “No” is God’s “Yes” to the streams and doors he created just for you. As March, Women’s History Month comes to an end, I...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Cherrie White has done any and everything she wanted to do throughout her 103 years of living and is still going strong. White, who is the mother of three children, recently celebrated her birth- day...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was organized 101 years ago in a portable building at the 21st Avenue School in December 1916. Six persons were involved in the organization plan, Brother and Sister Julius...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader When a young lady is in need of a dress to wear to her prom there is a place that is providing all the necessities required to make her wish come true. “Somebodies Closet...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Ever since New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s Anointed Voices Choir recorded its CD “Longtime Coming, Legacy Fulfilled,” choir members have been traveling and performing with some of the legendary gospel artists in the country....
By Effie Rolfe Praise is contentment. Appreciating your gift of life is a beautiful and powerful expression of gratitude. To be grateful for the gift of life that God has so graciously given can be rendered as a form of praise. This is gratitude...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader There have been numerous studies done over the years on the effects of not just the school and family, but also the community on student achievement. The church is considered to be one of...