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Don Follis | Prayers for 2019 brimming with life

As Jan. 1 approached, I was talking with a man about setting goals for the new year. I told him I don't normally make New Year's Resolutions. When our faith came up, he told me he is a Catholic and asked, "What prayers will you pray in 2019?"

"The same prayers I prayed last year," I said. "I pretty-much pray the same prayers every day, every week, every month."

Clergy Corner, Jan. 18, 2019

When St. Joseph's Prince of Peace Lutheran Church needed a new pastor after Seth Jersild's departure last summer, the congregation didn't have to look far for a fill-in.

Religion calendar, Jan. 18-25, 2019

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Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Poll: Faith in clergy's honesty drops among U.S. Catholics

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Fewer than a third of U.S. Catholics rate the honesty and ethical standards of clergy as "very high" or "high," the latest evidence of the hierarchy's diminished credibility as a result of the clergy sex abuse scandal, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.

Religion calendar, Jan. 11-18, 2019

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Clergy Corner, Jan. 11, 2019

For one glorious night, EMMERSON HJORT will get to be the belle of the ball — pampered and dressed to the hilt while dancing and singing at a special prom next month at Champaign's First Christian Church.

"It's gonna be a night I will treasure for the rest of my life," said the Monticello High School junior.

Fair Hope Children's Ministry gets roomier new place to do good

DANVILLE — For years, Fair Hope Children's Ministry, which provides clothing and other items to children throughout Vermilion County, has been operating out of the Bowman Avenue United Methodist Church parsonage.

"It's been very good for us," longtime volunteer Roberta Williams said of the small two-story house at 908 May St.

Catholic Church challenges Congo's surprise election result

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its 40,000 observers at all polling stations across the troubled country.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

JEFF DUNHAM

What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

Next week

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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