Spiritual Matters

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

| December 10, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In the months that have passed since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last August, the attention of the nation on Ferguson, Missouri, has sharpened the reality that racism still exists in our country and is as deadly as ever.  Our prayers for justice have been fervent but the […]

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Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Brenda Ann Whitt, 60, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Frost Illustrated sports writer and artist Larry Whitt. Brenda was born on Nov. 28, 1953, in Fort Wayne. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Larry; and sons, Jarvis, Eugene […]

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Obituaries: December 3-9 Edition

Obituaries: December 3-9 Edition

| December 3, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, two month old infant son of BreeAnna Hout and Javon Davis of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are: his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

| December 2, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Every day is a day of Thanksgiving. God’s been so good to me, everyday He’s blessing me. Every day is a day of Thanksgiving, take the time to glorify the Lord today!” Above you will find the lyrics to a popular traditional gospel song that people often sing around Thanksgiving […]

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Think life, live longer

Think life, live longer

| November 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive. Hey! What a relief! When you think about it, life is wonderful and everyone should count their many blessings; see what God had done. Whether you have a chronic […]

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Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 26, 2014

Henry Leon Byrd was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Bertha Byrd. A long and beautiful life came to an end on  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. veteran. He was  previously employed by International Harvester and retired from Holsum Bakery. Henry […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne took the lead again this year in coordinating what has become a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will be served to approximately 400 residents of the Brookmill Court and McCormick Place communities. Approximately 50 Boys & Girls Clubs members live in these Fort Wayne Housing Authority areas. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

| November 25, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Many people come to God and even to church broken. We’ve been hurt by the world, by the people in it, by our families, our friends—and even church folks. Oftentimes, the hurt when it is not dealt with turns into anger. My former pastor once told me that hurt people, […]

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‘Women of Grace–A Work in Progress as We Face the Future’ theme at Union Baptist

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to join Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., as they celebrate their Annual Women’s Day on Sunday, Dec. 14. This celebration is scheduled to be held during Morning Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. The scheduled guest speaker will be the “dynamic and spirit-filled” Reverend Glenda Griffin, co-pastor of Changing Lives Outreach […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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