Religion

Religion calendar, July 25, 2014

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'Rally for Gaza' scheduled Friday in Urbana

URBANA — Local Palestinian sympathizers plan to hold a "Rally for Gaza" on Friday afternoon in front of the Urbana City Building.

"It's a Palestinian rally. I'm hoping that nobody say anything about the Israelis," said Patsy Howell, an event organizer. "I'm sure we'll have signs asking the government to not give more money to Israel. But this is an informational rally."


Don Follis: Listen for God's voice; answer his call

My little brother could get dirtier than any kid in the neighborhood. That guy loved to play in the dirt. In the mid-1960s our ranch-style home was the first house in a new subdivision. With lots of homes going up, there were piles of dirt everywhere for my brother to explore.


Religion calendar, July 18, 2014

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Youth Explosion. Continues 7 p.m.

Religion calendar, July 11, 2014

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Don Follis: Pastors find it easy to put on masks

Though I have spent more than three-and-a-half decades in the ministry, I still occasionally think back to the first month of my campus ministry at the University of Illinois and remember what a longtime pastor told me. A nice 60-something pastor I met said, "Most pastors really have very few friends, son. By choosing the ministry, you have picked a good but lonely vocation."


Religion calendar, July 4, 2014

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Religion calendar, June 20, 2014

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McClarey's 18-plus years in C-U winding down

CHAMPAIGN — When the Rev. Jim McClarey first arrived as the new pastor at Savoy United Methodist Church 18-1/2 years ago, he recalls setting out to make changes and a congregation that didn't know what to make of him.

"I wasn't real popular the first few years," he says.


Don Follis: Ten assumptions that make for a lasting marriage

After counseling engaged and married couples for 30 years, I bring many assumptions to the table — most of them rock solid, if I do say myself. Actually, I work hard to make couples do their own thinking; but I believe that if they will embrace these assumptions, they will in fact experience a happier marriage and a better life.


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