Religion

Religion

Clergy corner, Nov. 18, 2016

When he first broached the idea of a "reverse collection" with a few members of his church's leadership team, the Rev. MARC BROWN got a few funny looks.

These, after all, aren't the best of financial times at Savoy United Methodist, which has already had to dip into its modest reserves to stay in the black.

Religion calendar, Nov. 18-24, 2016

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A sense of ownership in trying to get pregnant

CHAMPAIGN — Starting a family didn't begin smoothly for Jennifer Mokos and her husband, Ryan.

The Mokoses of Champaign consulted a doctor about fertility issues and weren't comfortable with the option of in vitro fertilization to get pregnant.

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.

Clergy corner, Nov. 11, 2016

Every Saturday and Sunday service at Urbana's St. Matthew Lutheran Church starts the same way.

Before the first amen is even uttered, an image of a grinning baby flashes on the big screen, accompanied by the words "SILENCE IN CHURCH? ALLOW ME TO TEACH YOU THE SONG OF MY PEOPLE."

Religion calendar, Nov. 11-17, 2016

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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.

Religion calendar, Nov. 4-10, 2016

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Bazaars, food, fundraisers

Food distribution:

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, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016

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