Religion

Religion

Religion calendar, March 10-16, 2017

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Clergy Corner, March 10, 2017

Turns out the city of Urbana isn't the only place nearby where undocumented immigrants can find sanctuary.

If asked, leaders of local churches and temples from Farmer City to Hoopeston told The News-Gazette this week that they're devoted to doing likewise — in the name of their faith.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Singing his praises

One of my favorite days each year is the first Monday in February. That's when the folks at Yankee Ridge Elementary in Urbana invite me, along with about a dozen other black men from the community, to read books about African-American history to the students in the school library.

UPDATED: Local choral legend dies at 72

New at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday:

A former student of Willie Summerville is remembering him as someone who pushed young people to succeed and wore his faith on his sleeve.

Top of the Morning, March 8, 2017

An update on one of the area's nicest volunteers, BRUCE CARROLL, whom we last spotlighted as he escorted Illinois High School Association football teams around town in November:

Clergy Corner, March 3, 2017

The parishioner, who shall remain nameless, was a "very sweet lady" who hadn't grown up in the church and didn't know what the Lenten tradition of sacrifice was all about.

Religion calendar, March 3-9, 2017

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Don Follis: Lent the time to grow in relational wisdom

If you rarely hear the words "I love you," you are not alone. You've probably heard the old joke: "I told my wife I loved her on our wedding day. If that ever changes, I'll tell her." That's much closer to mean than funny.

Clergy Corner, Feb. 24, 2017

A few things you should know about the Rev. AMY THOREN, pastor at St. Andrew's Lutheran in Campustown: "I love beer, enjoy wine and even put down the occasional cocktail."

But when it comes to what she's learned in her year here about the sloshfest known as Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, "my gut tells me I'm not a huge fan."

Religion calendar, Feb. 24-March 2, 2017

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