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Donated quilt will be raffled off

SHELDON — The Sheldon United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Fifth and Iroquois streets, recently became the recipient of a quilt made by Margie Bivins, a church member now deceased. The Bivins family donated the quilt top and the church had it completed.

Don Follis: Like it or not, we all live in an age of exposure

A recent essay by Pastor Rich Nathan from Columbus, Ohio, characterizes the days we live in as the "Age of Exposure." In essence, all humankind ultimately will be exposed. Nathan argues that this should inform how we live.

Clergy corner, Nov. 4, 2016

Hard to say who was pulling harder for the Cubs in Game 7 — St. Matthew's superfan pastor or the kids at the Champaign school who remembered the promise he made 41/2 years ago.

Should baseball's lovable losers ever win it all, the Rev. ROBERT RAYSON said back then, everyone gets a day off from school.

Religion calendar, Nov. 4-10, 2016

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Bazaars, food, fundraisers

Food distribution:

Religion calendar, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016

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Events

Clergy corner, Oct. 28, 2016

Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders — in the pulpit and out of it.

This week: PRO or NO: The debate over Halloween.

Once upon a time, there were no ghouls, goblins, devils or demons that might give a pastor pause on Oct. 31.

Oh, yes, Stone Creek Church Pastor GARY GROGAN remembers it well.

Don Follis: Voting with your life is ultimate test for humility

Way back in the day I had a chance to apply for a public relations job at faith-based college in Kansas, my home state. The president of the school asked me to apply. He said he liked my self-assurance and thought I might be a good fit. The position involved making presentations to high school students and traveling to places like Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 23, 2016

In Part 5 of our continuing series leading up to Election Day, we asked experts on 10 new topics: What’s the one question you’d love to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump before Nov. 8?

On Islamophobia in America

Religion calendar, Oct. 21-27, 2016

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Events

Clergy corner, Oct. 21, 2016

The debate portion of this NC-17 presidential campaign is officially over, leaving just 18 days until America elects its 45th commander-in-chief. And then what?

We asked area faith leaders what one word they would use to describe the tone of the Trump-vs.-Clinton race and what fears they have about nasty becoming our new normal.