Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

| October 30, 2014

Benjamin B. Hunter, 44, formerly of Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 12, 1970, he was the son of Mary K. Hunter and Ben (Roxie) Hunter. He moved to Fort Wayne at a young age of three. Ben was the co-founder of Trinity Home […]

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Hope is the only answer

Hope is the only answer

| October 29, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It has been stated: “Each time a man stands for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”—Robert Francis Kennedy “The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience. But one who speaks […]

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Providence to host free flu shot clinic, anniversary events

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2317 Holton Ave., is scheduled to host a free flu shot clinic, sponsored by Walgreens, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1. This event is being offered to the community to promote good health. The church announces a celebration of its 59th anniversary. The theme is “Harmony in Stewardship.” The celebration […]

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Jerusalem Baptist to host month of Men’s Day events

| October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1151 Francis St., is scheduled to host its 54th Men’s Day Observance, during a series of special events in November. The theme for this year’s observance is “Christian Men with a New Determination,” taken from Philippians 3:12-14. The celebration is scheduled to include the following events: • 7 p.m., Nov. 1—All […]

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 Restoration worship center to offer marriage, singles summit

| October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Restoration Christian Worship Center, 6510 E. State Blvd. in Georgetown Square, is scheduled to present a Marriage & Singles Summit, Sundays at 10 a.m., Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30. The summit ministry is scheduled to cover the following topics: • Marriage • Blended Families • Living Single and […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

| October 23, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Chase The opening lines to the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s National mass choir song entitled “Bend don’t break” begins like this: “No matter what it takes, bend don’t break. You can make it through grace and faith, trust and wait, Jesus is coming and he won’t be late.” Do you […]

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Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

| October 22, 2014

The Rev. Roy Lee Ayers, 76, completed his journey on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 21, 1938, in Huntsville, Ala., he was a son of the late James and Narella Ayers. Roy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was an active member […]

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Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

| October 17, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials. But, the multitalented Holder was much […]

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Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

| October 15, 2014

Michael Gregory Brooks Sr.,  a native of  Fort Wayne, Indiana was born on February 9, 1954.  He departed this life  on  Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at 60 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Deena (Brown) Brooks, three daughters Shanell (Mark) Lambert, Kimberly Brooks, Kelli (Brandon) Crawford; a son, Michael […]

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‘Sudden shift’

‘Sudden shift’

| October 15, 2014

By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, but have to sigh; When care is pressing you down […]

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