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Move is Christian Science Society's 'opportunity to grow'

CHAMPAIGN — Some year here soon, you're likely to see Champaign Central High School softball games or marching band practice on new grass fields in the 600 block of West Church Street.

But 65 years ago, it's where Jeff Wandell went to Sunday school — in the sparkling New England Colonial-style Church of Christ, Scientist, then the talk of the neighborhood.

Clergy Corner, June 16, 2017

Now preaching at Champaign's Rest-Oration Church (aka "The Resurrection Center"): the sweet-singing front man of ANDRE CRITTENDEN & The Law, a finalist for best group at the Chicago Gospel Music Awards. We asked the Rev.

Clergy Corner, June 9, 2017

Between now and Independence Day, no fewer than 18 local churches will bid farewell to beloved faith leaders.

Among them:

Religion calendar, June 9-15, 2017

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Divine renovation at Tuscola's Forty Martyrs Catholic Church

By JESSICA BURSZTYNSKY

TUSCOLA — Come two months from now, parishioners at Tuscola's Forty Martyrs Catholic Church will be able to establish a cozy new seating arrangement for weekend Mass.

The rest of the week, they can relax in their old pews — from the comfort of their own homes.

Don Follis: People in struggling churches need love, not judgment

Thousands of churches throughout the Midwest, many 100 years old, are dying. No, not all of them. A few are being raised from the dead with new young families and leaders, but not many. I consult with pastors and church boards in some of these churches.

Religion calendar, June 2-8, 2017

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Clergy Corner, June 2, 2017

Twenty years ago this month, first-time preacher RICKEY PARKS brought the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist congregation to its feet, just as he did the football fans across town in Pine Bluff, Ark., back in the day.

For high school graduates, trips are mission critical

High school graduates are going to colleges far and wide, separating from lifelong friends. First, though, some idealistic graduates will be traveling all over the world, to help with poverty in Nicaragua or India or even in their own country, or to grow in their personal faiths.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Wet Roots Walk

The weather didn't exactly cooperate last weekend for the fourth annual Roots Walk at Crystal Lake Park, though I enjoyed sauntering through a loop, stopping to listen along the way to seven different acts, many of them quite good.