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Religion

Don Follis: Rushing waters bring forth praise

Sitting on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and watching the water cascade over "Horseshoe Falls," I uttered one of my regularly offered prayers — "Wow!" The guy to my right with both hands on the rail in front of him must have been praying the same prayer. "Wow," he exclaimed, just seconds following mine.

Call to action: Bell gifted to church

MAHOMET — The gawkers began to gather on Dunbar Street just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, eyes (and cellphone cameras) trained on the sky.

Clergy Corner: Spotlighting area religious leaders — both on the pulpit and off it

A new weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders — both on the pulpit and off it

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Brent Budd, First Christian Church of Arcola

Religion calendar, July 29-Aug. 5, 2016

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Religion calendar, July 22-29, 2016

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Don Follis: Always being nice in church has its limits

I grew up in a nice family — a very nice family. My dad and mom genuinely were two of the nicest people you'd ever hope to meet. You would like them. But being nice undeniably had its flat side. In fact, in my dad and mom's view, conflict — generally speaking — was sin. To them, conflict normally demonstrated that people were falling from the straight and narrow.

Sunday Special: Test of faith

URBANA — This is a church with history, well more than a century-and-a half of it.

It's been the church of seven generations of Diana Williams' family, the one where she and her husband were married in 1974.

New pastor gets right to work

RANTOUL — The Rev. Paula Wallace knows which way the wind blows. A native Hoosier, the new pastor of Rantoul First United Methodist Church said she's lived in Illinois so long, she now roots for the Illini over Indiana.

"I love my basketball," Wallace said.

Religion calendar, July 15-22, 2016

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Going 'Beyond Limitations'

URBANA — After starting chemotherapy for breast cancer last month, Delores Cobb Derricks emphasized to her five sons her focus: Raising money for the Canaan Development Foundation.

"I let them know I wanted twin trophies, and I persuaded my husband, Ezell, to match what I could beg up," she said.