Religion

Religion

Clergy Corner, Nov. 2, 2018

DANVILLE — Like many other congregations that occupy older church buildings, members of First Presbyterian in Danville have faced challenges with lighting, heating and cooling their large house of worship, which has a gymnasium and education wing in addition to the sanctuary.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

'Hatred must not win': Leaders push for unity, understanding at vigil for Pittsburgh victims

URBANA — More than 300 people stood at the north end of the Quad outside the Illini Union on Sunday night to take part in a vigil honoring the victims of the Squirrel Hill massacre in Pittsburgh.

Religion calendar, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2018

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Clergy Corner, Oct. 26, 2018

Before he went by 'Reverend,' ROBERT RASMUS served as a press secretary for U.S. Rep. Jim Lightfoot, delivering the congressman's message to people in his Iowa district.

Today, at age 64, Rasmus is a spokesman of a different sort, preaching to a congregation of 600 at St. Matthew Lutheran in southeast Urbana.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

33RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FUN FEST

What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Church's baptismal font removed as precaution after Legionnaires' cases

CHAMPAIGN — A baptismal font being tested for the Legionella bacteria has been removed from a Champaign church at the suggestion of public health officials, and the church is safe to use, leaders say.

First Christian Church on Staley Road will hold its two services as usual this Sunday, at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., said lead Pastor Danny Schaffner.

Clergy Corner, Oct. 19, 2018

URBANA — Every Wednesday, a small miracle emerges in a building on Urbana's north side.

Dozens of volunteers with The Vineyard Church help distribute groceries to people who need food, echoing Jesus' message in Matthew 25:35: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink."

Religion calendar, Oct. 19-26, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

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