Funeral Services for James C. (Ricky) Smith, formerly of Chicago, are to be held Saturday, July 9 at the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan. Rocky was born on July 23, 1953 to the union of Lonnie Smith and...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Jesus—the center of it all. I truly believe that in this life, whether it’s you, me, him, her, we, us or it...bottom line it’s all about Christ being front, center and all in between. God...
A memorial service to celebrate the life and work of the late Eunice “Elaine” Castellanos will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016 at St. Monica & Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island Street, Gary at 11:00 a.m. Elaine, a pillar of...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader In 1918, a prayer band consisting of 13 people meeting in various homes in Gary felt the need for a church to fulfill them spiritually in their service to God. Sister Thompson, secretary of...
By Effie Rolfe Oh Happy Day! The name Hawkins and gospel music is the perfect marriage for one of the greatest gospel songs ever written, this song was arranged, produced and recorded within the last 47 years ago. However, before...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader A friend of Rev. John Jackson, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, asked him if he would consider hosting a Real Men Cook event at the church on Father’s Day Sunday. He told...
By Effie Rolfe It’s a heart thing. Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks at the heart in 1 Samuel 16:7 is a favorite scripture that has been quoted time and time again. Luke 15:11-32 is another familiar...
A religious Bronzeville landmark marked the end of an era June 5 when a special mass was held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church to say goodbye to the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa. The retirement of the...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Human Lives Matter (Part II.) Because it does matter. Be careful what you say about God’s children. Whether you like it or not—your opinion doesn’t matter. Lives do. No life is better than anyone else....
The Christ Baptist Church Family will recognize high school and college graduates during the 10:00 a.m. morning worship service on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Christ Baptist Youth will display their talents during the 4:00 p.m. Youth Program which...