Spiritual Matters

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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Fellowship Missionary Church to host art exhibition, silent auction in conjunction with Fort-4-Fitness

| September 26, 2014

Proceeds to benefit Congo through FMC’s partnership with World Relief FORT WAYNE—Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 East Tillman Road, is scheduled to host a Pieces-4-Peace art exhibition, entitled Making Peace Personal, in conjunction with the Fort-4-Fitness marathon event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 27. All items in the show will be available for purchase […]

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Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014

Tyisha M. Eldridge, 35, departed from this life on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born on Aug. 8, 1979. She was a coordinator at the Y.M.C.A. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Theron A. Smith III; daughter, Akyia K. Smith; parents, Thurman W. Eldridge Sr. and Yolanda James; fiance, Theron A. Smith Jr.; […]

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St. John schedules Women Day event

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to host a Women Day service starting with 9 a.m. Sunday School and continuing at 10:15 Sunday morning service, Sept. 28. The scheduled guest speaker is Mrs. Mary. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call St. John Missionary Baptist Church […]

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Restoration Center to celebrate Founder’s Day

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Restoration Center Church, 5522 McClellan St., is scheduled to celebrate Founder’s Day 2014 honor Pastor Michael and Anita Payton, with two special days. The theme for the celebration is “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” At 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, Pastor Elijah Harris of Oakridge Temple is the scheduled guest presenter for the […]

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Jerusalem to host revival, crusade

| September 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church 1151 Francis St. is scheduled to host a Revival & Evangelistic Crusade at 7 p.m., nightly from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The theme for the crusade is “A New Beginning,” taken from 43:18-19. The scheduled guest preacher is Dr. Johnny L. Walker of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Chicago. For […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

| September 16, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I use to think that to be a “real Christian” that I had to be tested and “tried through the fire.” You know, that I had to have gone through some traumatic experience to “find God”. I thought this because I often heard Christians proclaim the words, “No test, no […]

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Doing a new thing

Doing a new thing

| September 14, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree […]

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Broadway Christian Church celebrates 40th anniversary

| September 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Broadway Christian Church, 910 Broadway, is celebrating their 40th Anniversary Sept. 19 Sept. 21. BCC opened its doors in January 1974 under the direction of Pastor Robert Yawberg. At that time, Fort Wayne Mayor Ivan Lebanoff, was expressing concerns that many churches and business were leaving the downtown core and he challenged churches to commit […]

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