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Religion

Religion calendar, Oct. 16-23, 2015

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Events

Rantoul church to install new pastor

The Rev. Otis Evans Jr. will be installed as the pastor of Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Frank L. McSwain Sr. of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Bloomington, will conduct the service.

The church is located at 1500 Sheppard Place, Rantoul.

Empty Tomb sets funding events

CHAMPAIGN — Empty Tomb is inviting area Christians to a special cake and pie event to learn more about its Mission Match program and its funding arm, the Discipleship Tree.

Those interested in attending can choose between events Thursday or Friday, both from 6-7:30 p.m. at Urbana's New Life Church of Faith (201 Lincoln Square).

Don Follis: Understanding grief becomes about living our life forward

When I met Pastor Bill from the rural south, I thought I met a rigid, tough guy. I was way wrong. Even though his momma had been married five times before Bill was 16, she came to faith and helped him become a pastor.

Grace to install new pastor Nov. 1

The Rev. Arthur Christian "Chris" Repp will be installed as the new pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave., C, at 4 p.m. Nov. 1. The installation and Holy Communion service is open to the public. Repp replaces the Rev. Roger Digges, who retired in June 2014.

Religion calendar, Oct. 9-16, 2015

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Religion calendar, Oct. 2-9, 2015

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Events

Don Follis: September brings to mind Psalm 139

Every September when the weather cools off and the trees lose their luster, I think back to a long September night 20 years ago. I had just gone to bed at 10:30 p.m. when the phone rang. The man on the other end was from a church-based mission agency with whom my friends Ron and Carolyn Butler had served as missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Religion calendar, Sept. 25-Oct.2, 2015

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Events

Foodbank head recounts Pope's address

The head of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank in Urbana called it an extraordinary opportunity to watch Pope Francis' speech to Congress at the U.S. Capitol and be a part of history.