By Michelle Bass, Gary Crusader Rev. Charles L. Emery, Pastor of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, can tell you a few things about travel. Prior to visiting South America, Rev. Emery would usually travel to Middle Eastern countries like...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Father Michael L. Pfleger directed operations at Saint Sabina’s Christmas meal and toy giveaway and admonished hundreds of families and the homeless that whatever they are going through “it is only temporary…a stop” along life’s...
By Effie Rolfe Doing is better! My beloved Mom, W.D Rolfe always reminded me that the things I say I am going to do are good. However, to actually do those things is far better. To quote her exact words,...
The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in conjunction with Sieon Roberts Ministries and the Liberation Foundation is hosting their Annual Christmas Give-Away on December 24, 2016 from 12p.m.-3p.m. at Williams Elementary School, located at 1320 East 19th Avenue in...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Clark Road Baptist Church is made up of over 400 members in its congregation. Forty of the members make up its choir, who along with four musicians have toured throughout the United States and...
By Effie Rolfe Looking for a Miracle is Good—Being a Miracle is Best. Be the Miracle that you desire. I believe that you can be such a blessing in someone’s life. I further believe you may just be the answer to...
By Effie Rolfe Life is like a vapor. Once you get started—it may be hard to stop, but then you turn around and you’re dead. The brevity of life never ceases to amaze me. James 4:14 emphasizes, “…For what is your life?...
By Effie Rolfe A Day of Giving Thanks. Give Thanks with a Grateful heart. Obviously, it’s possible to give thanks without heartfelt gratitude. I immediately thought of the fast approaching  Thanksgiving Holiday as I listened  to lyrics of this song “Give thanks with a grateful heart, Give thanks to the Holy...
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) revealed the lineup of gospel groups and soloists who will perform at the annual Harvest Feast, which is celebrating its 25th year. The event will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at the...
By Effie Rolfe Yes You Can. Ironically, this phrase was similar to the Yes We Can campaign slogan used by then Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in 2008. Fast-forward, 7 ½ years later and the country has just experienced the most...