By Effie Rolfe You still have value—regardless of your life’s journey and the challenges you’ve faced. Your life’s purpose and value is bigger than you could ever imagine. This message of worth should ring from every mountaintop, neighborhood and home...
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...
Corpus Christi Catholic Church will take its turn to celebrate and honor Fr. George Clements on his 60th year as a priest during its annual spring luncheon at the Parkway Ballroom, 4455 South Martin Luther King Dr., Sunday, May 21,...
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 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...
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 Reverend Paul Jakes, Jr. This article is written specifically to anyone who is of the age to vote, regardless of the generation that you are born or even your race. But today, as an African American pastor and grassroot...
The rain, sleet and snow that fell in Gary throughout the day and evening of February 11 was a walk in the park for the 200 or so people that made their way to Israel C.M.E. Church. It was...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Although the students at Spirit of God Accelerated School didn’t find out about the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) Northern Region Spelling Bee until a month before the competition, they still prepared for...
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....