Listen. God is speaking. Where are you being called? The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, want to guide you toward deeper contemplative listening during a free weekend retreat on Nov. 18-20, 2016. The retreat is for single, Catholic women...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be (Part 3). For the past few weeks, we have shared the importance of accepting God’s sovereignty and trusting Him to be God of all. We must know that He is God even when it...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be (Part 2). This week we continue with ‘letting go and letting God be’ exactly who He is—Sovereign. Pastor Calvin Robinson’s conversation continues on how to pray, the power of praying and praying God’s word regarding...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Rev. Howard L. Carter and the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2300 Grant Street in Gary, recently announced the continuation of their yearlong 100th Anniversary Celebration. The theme of the celebration is...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be. None of us can pretend to understand all of God’s decisions, or how He arrives at them. Why is His strength made perfect in weakness? Why does He allow suffering in the world? Why...
By Effie Rolfe There’s nothing new under the sun—this is hard to believe. However, it’s an age old truth that has unbelievably withstood the test of time. Perhaps, you’ve probably said it before—heard it or even written those very words....
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...