Alka's Angle

  • This Sunday is Juneteenth! The day in 1865 when US federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and finally ensure that all African Americans were freed.

  • I am writing this message to you from Schaumburg where Paula Roderick (your lay member/leader) and I have been attending the 2022 Annual Conference session of the Northern Illinois Conference. It is wonderful to be back in person, to sing together and conference with one another.

  • June is always a special month at Broadway! It is PRIDE MONTH!!! For the last 2 years we have not been able to celebrate the month with full energy, but now we are BACK IN PERSON!!! Let us join for all the celebrations, and fun activities.

  • I am sure many of you have recently seen these memes/quotes on social media platforms. These are a reminder to me that as Christians we are called to walk the talk, that our faith without actions is nothing, that along with prayers we need to also think of solutions. These are in response to the recent mass shootings that our country has experienced. We all know of the ones in Buffalo, Chicago and Uvalde, TX, but did you know there have been more than 200 mass shooting in 2022, and 27 school shootings.

  • As we get closer to the end of this month of remembering and celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I want to remind us of a few things: