Spiritual Matters

It Is Well With My Soul invites public to participate in National Back to Church Sunday

| August 31, 2014

FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul invites faith congregations to participate in National Back to Church Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 21. Last year, more than one million people came back to church in more than 20,000 churches on a single day. On average, churches saw a 31 percent increase in attendance. It Is Well […]

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Union Baptist revival proclaims ‘Our Youth are the Future of Today! Let Them Lead’

| August 28, 2014

By Rosiland Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It’s amazing what will happen when young people are encouraged to follow their dreams and the vision placed upon their hearts to give praises to the Lord.  For members and friends of Union Baptist Church, we were blessed with the First Annual “Youth 4 PraiZe Revival” held Aug. […]

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Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

| August 27, 2014

Inona Frances Hannah-Page was born in Ozan, Ark., on June 3, 1945. She departed this life at the age of 69 to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2014.  She came to Fort Wayne Indiana shortly after graduating from Grant High School in 1963. Inona retired from Zollner Piston/Karl Schmidt Unisia after 34 years and […]

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Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

| August 27, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? I hope, that all is still well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

| August 27, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The African American or “Black Church” often uses metaphors and expressions to illicit the emotional responses of believers. Many times, these phrases have little or no meaning outside of the black church. Some of the phrases seem a little strange when we actually take the time to dissect and examine […]

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Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

| August 24, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Don’t let him catch you with your work undone!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Don’t let him catch you with your work undone!

| August 21, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Melvin Williams is associated with the old Baptist devotional song that shouted, “Be ready when he comes, be ready when he comes… don’t let him catch you with your work undone, he’s coming again so soon!” I remember growing up in the Baptist church hearing the words to this song […]

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Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades rededicates diocese

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades rededicates diocese

| August 21, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades renewed the consecration of the diocese to Jesus through the Blessed Mother at the 6 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on Friday, Aug. 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. Bishop Rhoades reconsecrated the diocese to the Blessed Mother during the Mass, […]

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Obituaries: August 20-26 Edition

Obituaries: August 20-26 Edition

| August 20, 2014

Daisy Ruth Alexander-Ivory, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Selma, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Alexander. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma. In the summer of 1973, she moved to Fort Wayne. She […]

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The Why Series

| August 17, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around […]

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