Religion

Religion

Religion calendar, Jan. 13-19, 2017

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EVENTS

Clergy Corner, Jan. 13, 2017

If Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. were alive today, THOMAS MILLER isn't so sure Ebenezer Baptist's revered pastor would like what he'd see.

Religion calendar, Jan. 6-12, 2017

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Bazaars, food, fundraisers

Clergy Corner, Jan. 6, 2017

On Christmas Day, three adults and three college students fled chilly Champaign for an extended getaway to a place that never experiences winter as we've come to know it here.

Don Follis: In the new year, your creator wants to be with you

Even though millions of people are glad for the passing of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, largely because they find themselves emotionally disconnected from those they want to love the most, it is rather ironic that for the church world down through the years, Christmas didn't even start until December 25. Christmastide, as it came to be called, lasts for 12 days.

Religion calendar, Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 5, 2017

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Bazaars, food, fundraisers

Food distribution:

Clergy Corner, Dec. 30, 2016

It's not No. 1 on many New Year's resolution lists, but give tithing a try, experts say, and you'll end up feeling even better than the overweight chain smoker who sheds 50 pounds, a bad habit and a mountain of debt.

"Giving will not make you poorer but make you richer," says DAVID ALMY, pastor of United Methodist churches in Indianola and Ridge Farm.

Religion calendar, Dec. 23-29, 2016

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Events

Christmas Eve services (Dec. 24):

Clergy Corner, Dec. 23, 2016

Leave it to a 6-year-old Sunday-schooler to teach a future clergyman a lesson about the meaning of Christmas.

It's 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colo. KEITH HARRIS, now an associate pastor at Champaign's McKinley Presbyterian, is a junior high football star — with a shelf full of trophies to show for it.

O come, all ye hungry, to community Christmas dinner

CHAMPAIGN — There's a whole lot of ham going on — 50 baked hams, to be exact — for a community Christmas day dinner.

And everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship at First Christian Church's Community Christmas Dinner.

Adam Schuster has cooked six of the seven massive meals held so far for anyone who'd otherwise be alone on the holiday.