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Why is it so high?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Community, Medicine, Neighborhood, Prayer, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Why is it so high?

Let’s Talk About the Black Abortion Rate In New York City, thousands more black babies are aborted each year than born alive. As Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination tees up another national debate about reproductive rights, is it too much to ask that abortion’s impact on the black population be part of the discussion? When the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, polling showed that blacks were less likely than whites to support abortion. Sixties-era civil rights activists like Fannie Lou Hamer and Whitney Young had...

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Frederick Douglass, Fatherhood

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Prayer | 0 comments

Frederick Douglass, Fatherhood

Two Hundred Years Later, Frederick Douglass Teaches Us That Fatherhood Still Matters Frederick Douglass, born 200 years ago in 1818, was never completely sure of his father’s identity. All he knew for certain was that his father was a white man who had raped his mother. Yet Douglass would become a loving, devoted father of five, who remained actively involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren for his entire life. Douglass wrote at length about how slaveholders deliberately prevented blacks from forming families and tore them...

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Words from a failure

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Community, Medicine, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Words from a failure

An ER Doctor Speaks at a High School Graduation Last week, I delivered the Baccalaureate address at my alma mater North Central High School in Indianapolis. This is what I said to the graduates: In kindergarten, I got a prize in the science fair for painting Play-Doh black. I wedged plastic dinosaurs and saber-tooth tigers in it to make it look like the La Brea tar pits. I think it was in 4th grade when I won a ribbon in the Allisonville grade school pancake supper poster contest. And those two pinnacle moments pretty much sum up the entirety...

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Memorial Day Values

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Memorial Day Values

Frederick Douglass Speaks Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Observed the last Monday of May, it is also known as Decoration Day. It originated in the years following the Civil War. Below is a speech given by Mr. Frederick Douglass at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on Decoration Day, May 30, 1871. Friends and Fellow Citizens: Tarry here for a moment. My words shall be few and simple. The solemn rites of this hour and place call for no lengthened speech. There is, in the very...

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Bikes galore!

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Bikes galore!

Off to a good start Yesterday’s Annual Bike Clinic was a great turnaround success! We say “turnaround” because rainy weather was threatening but turned around Saturday morning and was welcoming by mid-day. Dan Lill and the crew from R Community Bikes (including our very own Justine’s friend John) arrived with their professional repair van and set up around 12:45 pm, followed by our first eager participants shortly before our 1 pm opening time. With only an occasional sprinkle here and there, matched by flashes of sun...

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Rebirth of Israel

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Hebrew Roots, Middle East, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Rebirth of Israel

“Comfort, comfort my people” Israel was miraculously reborn as a modern nation 70 years ago on May 14, 1948, one of the most pivotal days in history… Christians around the world are joining with the people of Israel to celebrate the landmark anniversary of this historic moment in time. After twenty centuries of exile and persecution, Abraham’s descendants have reestablished national sovereignty on the land that almost 4,000 years earlier God had promised would be their “everlasting possession.” (Genesis 48) “…I will bring them...

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Gospel at Arnett Library

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Gospel at Arnett Library

A Visitation of New Life Saturday noon’s session of the 2018 Arnett Library Music Series saw a great turnout of enthusiastic neighbors participating in a gospel song fest put on by the New Life Fellowship Gospel Choir, and everyone got into it! If you missed the event, click on the video below for a taste of the time we had together. Want more? Just visit New Life Fellowship, right in the neighborhood at 330 Wellington Avenue, some Sunday morning at 10...

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Honoring Martin Luther King

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Honoring Martin Luther King

Today, April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and the Board, staff, and supporters of His Branches will join others in our community and across the nation in paying tribute. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, built around the hotel where King was shot, is asking that bells toll 39 times to honor the number of years King lived and pay homage to his legacy. In our neighborhood the bells will start ringing at the U of R Hopeman Memorial Carillon in the Rush Rhees Library...

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2018 Arnett Music Series #4

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

2018 Arnett Music Series #4

A wonderful FREE program for music lovers of all ages followed by refreshments and a chance to meet the musicians. This concert features the New Life Fellowship Gospel Choir. These are some of the best musicians in the area and they will be at our very own Arnett Library! We hope to see you and your families...

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Easter Egg Hunt!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Easter Egg Hunt!

Egg Hunt a Big Success! This year’s Easter Egg Hunt was a wonderful event today, thanks to our dedicated neighborhood volunteers (including Captain Rora) and a loving God who broke open the cold, rainy weather we’ve been having and gave us a delightfully warm, sunny day to celebrate. Dozens of kids showed up with their parents and older siblings, waited with amazing patience for the starting signal, and descended on our neighborhood Bird & Butterfly Garden in droves. Within minutes, the eggs had been gathered, smiles all...

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