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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader The Love of Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16) Because of the cross, I...
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will observe Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum with liturgical celebrations at Holy Name Cathedral and around the Archdiocese. He will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass, commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord, on March 27, at...
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...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader The Most Dependable hand is at the end of your own wrist—and sometimes it will let you down. Too often we put our trust in people, jobs, careers, as well as various other things. However,...
By Effie Rolfe, Spiritually Speaking And the winner is…the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards better known as the ‘Grammy of Gospel’ was a night of gospel elegance that honored the best and brightest in the music industry. Many of the...