Religion

Churches celebrate Easter

At dawn the first Easter, Jesus' supporters and family, weary from their night vigil, went to look at his tomb, and found it empty, a massive stone rolled away from the door.


Religion calendar, April 18, 2014

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Don Follis: On Palm Sunday, the human cry is always the same

On Palm Sunday, Christians the world over celebrate the grand entry of Jesus into Jerusalem riding on the back of a donkey. Children wave palm branches as they snake through church sanctuaries. Pastors recite the famous words, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." Thus begins Holy Week.


Couple retiring from Rantoul pastorate

RANTOUL — The former Barbara Gage remembers she was in high school when she had the dream. She told her boyfriend it was "a terrible dream."

The boyfriend was John Bonacorsi, the man she would later marry. She told him she dreamed she was going to marry a preacher. They both agreed it would not be good. Then they laughed.


Religion calendar, April 11, 2014

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Religion calendar, April 4, 2014

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'Stations of Cross' organ concert Sunday

CHAMPAIGN — Prize-winning organist Scott Montgomery will perform a solo organ concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C.

He will perform Marcel Dupre's "Stations of the Cross."


Don Follis: Love is the sustaining force in old and new churches alike

Here in Charleston, S.C., this week I've seen some of the oldest churches in America. Charlestonians call this the Holy City for its abundance of churches, many of them more than 150 years old.


Top of the Morning, March 30, 2014

They usually meet every other Tuesday.

But tonight at the Vineyard Church in Urbana, participants in the Single Mom Ministry (SMM) have agreed to a bonus get-together to watch Oprah — and perhaps themselves — on TV.


Religion calendar, March 28, 2014

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