Religion

Religion

Religion calendar, Nov. 16-23, 2018

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Clergy Corner, Nov. 16, 2018

After starring as a high school quarterback in Louisiana, ROBERT SMITH earned two small college scholarship offers, plus an invitation to walk on to coaching icon Eddie Robinson's legendary Grambling State Tigers team.

Instead, Smith says, he signed up to be a member of another feared squad — the Gangster Disciples.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

WINE. MUSIC. AUCTION!

What: Fundraiser for the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Ticket includes one drink ticket, an appetizer bar, silent auction, live music from Dustin Danger. All proceeds from the event will be for the future development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Sidewalk Prophets' Danville High concert much more than caroling

Trimming the tree, attending the Christmas Eve candlelight service and unwrapping gifts later that night are among Christian music artist DAVE FREY's favorite holiday traditions. In three weeks, the Sidewalk Prophets co-founder and lead singer will add a new one when the Dove Award-winning band kicks off its inaugural Great Big Family Christmas Tour.

Don Follis | A mentor for pastors

No pastor has influenced me more than the Rev. Eugene Peterson, a Presbyterian clergyman, author and scholar. He died at age 85 on Oct. 22 at his Lakeside, Mont., home. Along with writing more than 20 books, Peterson is best-known for his colloquial translation of the Bible called "The Message." It has sold nearly 12 million copies.

Religion calendar, Nov. 9-16, 2018

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Clergy Corner, Nov. 9, 2018

The more she talks to local leaders of different faith groups, the more the Rev. CINDY SHEPHERD realizes they're all on the same team.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

36TH ANNUAL JURIED ART FAIR

What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Austin's Place shelter seeking volunteers ahead of Dec. 1 opening

CHAMPAIGN — Austin's Place, the emergency winter shelter for homeless women at First United Methodist Church in Champaign, still needs volunteers in time for its opening Dec. 1.

The shelter is being expanded for this winter from eight to 10 beds, according to co-leader Kelli Kemper.

Religion calendar, Nov. 2-9, 2018

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