Spiritual Matters

Church trustees seek end to legal dispute, healing

Church trustees seek end to legal dispute, healing

| October 14, 2014

Officers tell their side of story Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Board of Trustees Pilgrim Baptist Church has been involved in litigation for nearly two years. An initial lawsuit which was filed in early 2013 was the result of a lack of transparency regarding finances within Pilgrim Baptist Church. The […]

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Journal Gazette editor, CANI pr coordinator passes away at 61

Journal Gazette editor, CANI pr coordinator passes away at 61

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pamela Heinecke Pellegrene, a longtime Journal Gazette copy editor, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Pellegrene worked for about 18 years at The Journal Gazette as a copy editor, copy desk chief, Sunday editor, assistant metro editor and assistant features editor. She then served as public relations […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: I was rejected—for this?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: I was rejected—for this?

| October 14, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart In the song “Above All” by Michael W. Smith, the stanzas that stand out to me say this: “Crucified, Laid behind the stone, you lived to die, rejected and alone; Like a rose trampled on the ground, you took the fall, and thought of me, Above all.” The image of […]

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The Rev. Gregory Guice returns to city to conduct Hebrew mysteries workshop with the Rev. Steven McAfee

The Rev. Gregory Guice returns to city to conduct Hebrew mysteries workshop with the Rev. Steven McAfee

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Gregory Guice of Detroit Unity Temple and the Rev. Steven McAfee are scheduled to present a workshop on Sacred Hebrew Mysteries, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 at Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center, 3232 Crescent Ave. The two are scheduled to present the kabbalistic teachings explaining that “GOD is […]

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Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

| October 7, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Internationally-renowned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent. Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into […]

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Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

| October 1, 2014

Christopher S. Dixie Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. He was born April 13, 1944 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Christopher and Mary Dixie Sr. After the passing of his parents at an early age he came to Marion to be […]

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To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

| October 1, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I recall, while walking down a street, years ago in my neighborhood, a young man greeted me with the word, “brother.” He went on to tell me what a role model I had been for him, even at a distance. Well, I told him, that we all have talents, no […]

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From pain to purpose

From pain to purpose

| September 28, 2014

By Pastor E. A. Dickered Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “A mother never gets over losing her child. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, how old her child was when they died, or the reason they were taken away, grief don’t ever expire. Never tell a mother whose child has died […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

| September 26, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Jesse Dixon is known for these words in this chorus: “I found the answer to prayer, I’ll tell it everywhere…I know, I know, I know what prayer can do!” I once heard someone say that prayer was overrated. After hearing this, I remember wanting to duck and dodge to avoid […]

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