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Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Wet Roots Walk

The weather didn't exactly cooperate last weekend for the fourth annual Roots Walk at Crystal Lake Park, though I enjoyed sauntering through a loop, stopping to listen along the way to seven different acts, many of them quite good.

Religion calendar, May 26-June 1, 2017

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Clergy Corner, May 26, 2017

It's one part evangelical church, one part Vacation Bible School, one part Bob Evans.

The latter's what you'll notice first when you get within sniffing distance of Farmer City's Trinity Community Fellowship a little after 9 any Sunday morning.

Indian author to speak at Champaign's Hindu temple

CHAMPAIGN — The author of a new book on the Hindu religion will be the keynote speaker at a spiritual event this weekend in Champaign.

Sri Satyanarayana Sarma will present a talk on "The Essence of Sri Lalitha Sahasranama with reference to Sri Chakra" at 7 p.m. May 27 at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Society of Central Illinois, 2130 County Road 1000 E., C.

Don Follis: What do you do that God keeps blessing?

I was in my early 20s and fresh out of college when I interviewed with a campus ministry organization at the University of Illinois. As the plane descended into Willard Airport, I went over my checklist.

Clergy Corner, May 19, 2017

Change is coming to a dozen Catholic churches around the area, with new pastors, administrators and chaplains arriving in the next few weeks — some from just down the road.

Below is a rundown of who's headed where.

Religion calendar, May 19-25, 2017

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Clergy Corner, May 12, 2017

Thinking back to her childhood in Terre Haute, Ind., PAULA WALLACE can't remember a single day that didn't end with Mom reading her a bedtime Bible story.

And BEVERLY BROWN didn't stop there.

"My mother told me numerous times that she prayed for me every day of my life," Paula says.

Religion calendar, May 12-18, 2017

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Don Follis: Healthy people embrace grieving and loss

Emotionally healthy people can be unflappable. They can enter a hurting person's world while still holding on to themselves. Hanging between those two worlds is a mark of real love.

It's marvelous to watch a person carefully listen and offer unconditional love when they don't agree with the person at all.