The Brandons Renew Their Vows
Mr. & Mrs. Charley Brandon celebrate 46 years of marriage
Mr. & Mrs. Charley Brandon celebrated 46 years of marriage by renewing their vows and rededicating their lives to one another September 17, 2011. Read the complete article
Civil Rights Leaders Mourn SCLC Leader's Death
Howard Creecy lauded for helping to end turmoil in organization with ties to Martin Luther King Jr.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Civil rights leaders gathered at the weekend funeral of the late president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, lauding the Rev. Howard Creecy Jr. for ending a time of turmoil in the organization made famous by the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. Read the complete article
200-Year History of Gospel Music Celebrated in Sanctified Documentary
'Rejoice and Shout' unearths archival footage for a foot-stomping good time
Kam Williams, Special to The Skanner News
Half concert flick, half historical documentary, Rejoice and Shout is an unabashed celebration of glorious Gospel music. The picture traces the genre’s roots all the way back to when slaves first began mixing Christianity with African culture and their desire for salvation from their plight. Read the complete article
Restore Mural on side of Irvington Covenant Church
The mural's creator, the prominent mural artist, Isaka Shamsud-Din, has expressed interest in restoring the mural. The King Neighborhood Association is exploring grant funding Read the complete article
BaseRoots Goes Choral in an Exploration of African Poetic Lineage
Performance continues the 'Africans in the Americas' series with 'My Soul Grown Deep'
BaseRoots Theatre Company will be performing the next in the Africans in the Americas series with “My Soul Grown Deep: Spoken Word in Harmony.” The performances run from May 26 to 29 at Waterbrook Studio, 2109 N. Albina #108, and from June 2 to 4 at Celebration Tabernacle Church, 8131 N. Denver Ave. All shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admiision and $12 for students and seniors. Read the complete article
Vancouver Ave. Baptist Re-enacts Palm Sunday Procession
Events marks 1951 church grand opening event
Lisa Loving Of The Skanner News
Half a dozen local congregations will join together in recreating an historic march celebrating the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church 60th anniversary.
The Palm Sunday Procession, Sunday, April 17, marks the 1951 community event in which the church congregation paraded down Vancouver Avenue to officially open their new church. Read the complete article
Jeopardizing America’s Houses of Worship: Church Foreclosures
Charlene Crowell NNPA Financial Writer
Historically, severe economic downturns draw many people to turn to their faith, praying for the strength to hold on just a little bit longer. But now, where people pray or worship is also being affected by foreclosures. Read the complete article
My Fathers House Ministries
Service every Friday at 7:00 pm
At 2511 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, Portland, Oregon
Pastors Jerry & Annie Gutierrez would like to invite you for Service every Friday at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6pm.
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VIDEO: Gentrification Affects Inner City Churches
How community worship is transformed by displacement
Helen Silvis of The Skanner News
On Sunday mornings you can find Mathew Williams at Highland Christian Center. The church moved to its current location on Northeast 76th and Glisan Street in 2005 after outgrowing its former building at Northeast 18th and Alberta Street. “I’ve been going to Highland for 13 and a half years,” Williams says. “We went from 20 to over 1,000.”
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