Maywood Church Plans to Flood Violence-Ridden Areas with Prayer
Community Notebook / Religion

Maywood Church Plans to Flood Violence-Ridden Areas with Prayer

Individuals praying during a prayer walk held in Maywood in 2014. | File Friday, February 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2 p.m. Evangelist Darlene Barber said she’s tired of reading about crime in Maywood, so next month, she and the evangelism team of God’s Heritage Full Gospel Ministries, 1200 S. 5th Ave. … Continue reading

Photo Essay: During a Ceremony Held in Their Honor, Area Pastors Got to Relax in the Pews for a Change
Community Notebook / Religion

Photo Essay: During a Ceremony Held in Their Honor, Area Pastors Got to Relax in the Pews for a Change

A Feb. 19 event at Second Baptist Church in Maywood honored the area’s pastors and religious leaders. | Sebastian Hidalgo/Village Free Press Monday, February 20, 2017 || By Sebastian Hidalgo || @maywoodnews On Sunday, the Second Baptist Church in Maywood held a special black tie ceremony honoring Proviso Township’s pastors and particularly its own of … Continue reading

Maywood Church to Celebrate Area’s Pastors During Feb. 19 ‘Black Tie Affair’
Events / Religion

Maywood Church to Celebrate Area’s Pastors During Feb. 19 ‘Black Tie Affair’

A younger Rev. Wallace W. Sykes preaches a sermon in Second Baptist Church. | Courtesy Second Baptist Church || Below, Elder James B. Alford, the late pastor of Progressive Life Giving Word Cathedral. | Courtesy Progressive Life Giving Word Cathedral  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The rich religious history of Maywood … Continue reading

Briefly: Honorary Street Named After Hillside Pastor | A Maywood Brotherhood to Give Away 350 Toys to Needy| More Inside
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Briefly: Honorary Street Named After Hillside Pastor | A Maywood Brotherhood to Give Away 350 Toys to Needy| More Inside

Apostle Donald L. Alford was honored with a street-signing named after him during a Dec. 4 ceremony at his Hillside church, Progressive Life-Giving Word Cathedral, which was located in Maywood before moving west in 2002. || Photos: David Dickerson/Facebook Tuesday, December 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 9:22 p.m.  Apostle Donald Alford, … Continue reading

Broadview Church Promotes Faith and Fitness with 5K Walk/run, Health Fair
Community Notebook / Health / Religion

Broadview Church Promotes Faith and Fitness with 5K Walk/run, Health Fair

Runners take their marks during last Saturday’s 5K walk/run hosted by Broadview Missionary Baptist Church and held in Broadview. | Photos submitted Saturday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last week, around 30,000 churches across the country recognized National Back to Church Sunday in varying ways. Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, 2100 S. … Continue reading

Clergymen Leading ‘Quiet Movement’ with Efforts to Feed, Clothe and Employ Area Youth
Community Notebook / Religion

Clergymen Leading ‘Quiet Movement’ with Efforts to Feed, Clothe and Employ Area Youth

Kywuan Griffin, 13, receives a certificate recognizing his participation of PTMAN’s summer youth employment program from the organization’s chairman, Bishop Reginald Saffo. | Photo Provided  Thursday, September 15, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews One local religious organization is leading the effort to employ, clothe and feed young people in Proviso Township and beyond. During … Continue reading

Notable Painter Displays His Faith on Canvas at Loyola’s ‘Art in the Atrium’
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Notable Painter Displays His Faith on Canvas at Loyola’s ‘Art in the Atrium’

Matthew James Collins discusses his “Iter Anime” exhibit, which is currently on display in the atrium at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. | Matt Baron/Inside Edge PR || Below: A Collins oil painting on linen, “Jesus Carrying the Cross.” Saturday, August 13, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Tribune Community || 8/10/16 || By Matt … Continue reading