Spiritual Matters

Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

| January 13, 2016

Excerpts from MLK’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ Editor’s note: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often celebrated as man, who in light of his non-violent nature and in spite of his tremendous oratory skills, was a timed, universally loved figure who wanted to avoid conflict and was hesitant to criticize the more subtle forms of racism […]

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The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

| January 13, 2016

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.  I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.”—Dr. Martin L. King Jr. By the Rev. Bill McGill […]

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Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

| January 13, 2016

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IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock

IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock

| January 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The IPFW MLK Lecture Series is scheduled to play host to a guest speaker with extraordinary ties to the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month as the nation celebrates the legacy of the late civil and human rights activist. The Rev. Raphael Warncock, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak as part of […]

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The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its familiar spiritual leaders with the passing of the Rev. Leeandrew “Popcorn” Perry. The Rev. Leeandrew Perry was born on Sept. 28, 1950 to the late Rev. Dr. Calvin A. Perry and the late Oretha (Hurd) Perry.  He answered the Master’s call peacefully and received his heavenly reward into […]

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2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

| January 6, 2016

Pastor Anthony Payton, Pastor Robert Bell at forefront of MLK event Courtesy of the MLK Club Board of Directors FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Obituaries: January 6-12, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 6-12, 2016 Edition

| January 6, 2016

George Ervin Dunn, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Raised in Kinston, N.C., George worked as a Second Vice President and Facilities Director with Lincoln National Life, retiring in 1996. He was also a driver for Turnstone, CTN and City Wide. He was a Lt. Colonel in […]

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Veteran AME Pastor Dr. Archie Criglar crosses over Jordan at 71

Veteran AME Pastor Dr. Archie Criglar crosses over Jordan at 71

| January 5, 2016

Celebrating the Life of the Rev. Dr. Criglar—A brilliant mind, man for all seasons By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated’s editorial department also contributed to this story. FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its renowned spiritual leaders and the African American Episcopal Church lost one of its stalwart proponents recently. The Rev. Dr. […]

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Remembering Arbelia L. Burney Epps: An humble servant to God and mankind

Remembering Arbelia L. Burney Epps: An humble servant to God and mankind

| January 5, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Many times we read an obituary and think we know an individual; however, an obituary is never the essence of a person. There is so much that happens between that dash while one journeys life’s path, and it is because of this that I would like to share just some of […]

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Wellness event schedule for Oakridge Temple

Wellness event schedule for Oakridge Temple

| January 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Community Whole Wellness Event is scheduled for 2:45 p.m., Jan. 30, Oakridge Temple Church Church Of God In Christ and Ministries located, 2808 Evans St. The event is designed to cover aspects of community social wellness. Organizers are offering a special thanks to Evangelist Missionary Paula Martin MSW, LMHW, Dee Smith, director of […]

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