Religion

Religion

Don Follis: Give someone the privilege of feeling loved

A new pastor in his first month of service got me cornered in one of my favorite coffee shops last week. "All right, you've been at this ministry thing a long time. What's the magic bullet?"

"The magic bullet?" I asked.

"Yeah," he said. "What's your go to? What's the one thing you return to over and over when ministering to people?"

Religion calendar, July 31-Aug. 7, 2015

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Fundaisers/bazaars/food

Food distribution:

Nuns bake high-end cheesecakes to help support monastery

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — In the midst of quiet lives of prayer, a handful of nuns have sliced out a niche as bakers of high-end cheesecakes, so rich and creamy in flavors of chocolate, amaretto and key lime that they seem downright sinful.

But there are no transgressions here. In fact, money from the sales help the sisters of New Skete sustain their small monastery in upstate New York.

Religion calendar, July 24-31, 2015

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Events

Biker church set

GIFFORD — Hogs in Ministry will hold biker church at 4 p.m. Sunday at Gifford United Methodist Church (351 W. Plumb Street).

Don Follis: Redrawing our map when life does not go our way

During the sermon on Sunday, July 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, I thought about how my grandmother redrew her map at age 64. It was 1964. My grandfather suddenly died and my grandmother moved in with our family of 7. She stayed until she died in 1991.

Religion calendar, July 17-24, 2015

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Events

C-U pride

Last year's fifth annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival showed downtown Champaign to be a pretty gay-friendly place — based on lots of support and zero protests.

Religion calendar, July 10-17, 2015

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Events

School, club officials leaving Danville

DANVILLE — Another Danville schools administrator will be stepping down this summer.

And when buildings and grounds Director Ron Henton leaves to lead the Israel of God's Church from the church's national headquarters in Sycamore, the community also will lose wife Rose, the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County.