Alka's Angle

  • Recently a member of the community sent us an email telling us that as they were researching for something- they found an article that spoke of our church having POWWOWS! I was intrigued and asked if they would share the article. The article is from Chicago Daily Tribune, dated Feb 11, 1940 and speaks of the gathering of “Indian braves with their squaws and papooses from 12 tribes” at Broadway Methodist Church.

  • Yes friends, it is that time! Time to exercise our civic duty and vote! Early voting is open in all our neighborhoods! If you are not yet registered to vote- you can register at any of these early voting locations- make sure to bring two forms of IDs and click here if you need to know more about voter registration.

  • Have you looked outside? It is gorgeous! The colors, the sun, the leaves on the ground- all are such a beautiful reminder of the seasons and their importance in our lives, and for the survival of all things. While the colors are beautiful, the season is also a reminder that this year is fast coming to a close. So, a  few reminders to you for the rest of the year-

  • As I have shared before, and as we all perhaps know- latest reports indicate that about 1,500 migrants have arrived to Chicago from Texas and more continue to arrive almost every day. There are indications that as many as 10,000 migrants could arrive in Chicago by the end of the calendar year. This means there is ongoing need for donations to help provide and welcome these persons/families.

  • The recent natural disasters have been heavy on my heart this week- typhoon in Laos and Philippines, flooding in Honduras, Nigeria, South Africa and Pakistan, Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and Canada, and Ian in the Carolinas and Florida, and all the surrounding areas that are also affected by those conditions.