Religion

Religion

Holy Cross School nourishes spirit of giving with donations to Daily Bread

CHAMPAIGN — What started as a short-term Lenten project for eighth-grade students at Holy Cross School has blossomed into a prolonged feel-good relationship between the school and a local soup kitchen.

Significant Structures | Mahomet's First Baptist marries old, new

MAHOMET — First Baptist Church of Mahomet, the oldest church in town, has seen everything from baptisms in the Sangamon River to the construction of one addition after another.

Its brick building — which went up in 1867, decades after the church's founding and when the town was still called Middletown — originally faced east and was topped with a wooden steeple.

Religion calendar, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2019

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Clergy Corner, Jan. 25, 2019

Note: Thursday's event has been postponed due to cold weather. There's no information on a make-up date.

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When the Republic of Turkey was established in 1923, there were about 120,000 members of the Greek Orthodox faith living in that country.

'We are all in this together': Mount Olive gathers for prayer, praise

CHAMPAIGN — With their own house of worship off-limits, members of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist gathered Wednesday at a neighboring church for a night of prayer and praise.

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Mt. Olive pastor sees opportunity in 'devastating' remains of early-morning fire

CHAMPAIGN — The new sanctuary — and just about everything in it — was a total loss.

And the water it took to put out Monday morning's fire at historic Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church left damage throughout the 57-year-old house of worship.

But Sunday services will go on as scheduled — somewhere, somehow — the Rev. Keith Thomas vowed Monday.

A Life Remembered | Devotion, with an eye for history

DANVILLE — Friends, family and Catholic parishioners are mourning the passing of retired Rev. John Flattery, who served churches in Champaign and his hometown of Danville after 28 years as a chaplain in the military.

Don Follis | Prayers for 2019 brimming with life

As Jan. 1 approached, I was talking with a man about setting goals for the new year. I told him I don't normally make New Year's Resolutions. When our faith came up, he told me he is a Catholic and asked, "What prayers will you pray in 2019?"

"The same prayers I prayed last year," I said. "I pretty-much pray the same prayers every day, every week, every month."

Religion calendar, Jan. 18-25, 2019

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