Religion

E-mail that prompted complaint over UI religion class instructor

From: Kenneth J. Howell

Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Subject: Utilitarianism and Sexuality (for those in 447 FYI)

Dear Students:


Catholic academy moves forward in Danville with naming of board

DANVILLE – Christina Dietzen is sad that Holy Family School's upcoming school year, which gets under way this month, will be its last.


Salt and Light food distribution ends early after food runs out

CHAMPAIGN – Salt and Light Ministry had to close its doors early on Wednesday because it completely ran out of food.

Salt and Light Ministry Assistant Melany Jackson said the organization's food distribution program, which usually runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, shut down at 3:20 p.m.

Jackson said 400 families came in to collect food.


Plans take shape for merged Catholic academy in Danville

DANVILLE – Plans for the new Schlarman Academy that will combine the three Catholic schools in Danville are beginning to take shape, officials said Friday.

The local pastor board on Thursday approved 16 members for the academy's board of trustees. Their names will be announced once they formally accept their seats.


Pantry volunteers take time to learn Spanish while helping those in need

URBANA – "Te gustaria que le ayudara?" has replaced "Would you like me to help you?" at one area food pantry.

Two dozen volunteers at the pantry offered by Wesley United Methodist Church have taken a basic Spanish class to learn how to communicate with Hispanic clients.


Many more volunteers needed for Haiti food effort

CHAMPAIGN – Salvation Army officials are encouraging volunteers to register for the Million Meals for Haiti event April 24-25.


Feeding a need, man organizes food aid for Haiti

Call it serendipity if you like, but Rick McNary prefers divine providence.

After a life-changing experience with a starving child in Nicaragua eight years ago, McNary, then a minister in Kansas, decided to devote his life to fighting world hunger.


Getting Personal: Stone Creek Church Pastor the Rev. Gary Grogan

What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning?
6:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. – like everybody else, get ready! After that I have devotions, and go online and watch BBC News.

What did you have for lunch today? Where? Who with?
Subway. At my desk, alone – a working lunch.

Best high school memory?
I broke the same guy's arms twice by accident – his left arm in fall football and his right arm in winter basketball.


New Generations of Hope director says she's found 'ideal job'

Assistance for families is familiar territory for pastor, attorney

RANTOUL – Elaine Gehrmann served as a pastor for 10 years. Also an attorney, she has directed her focus toward providing legal assistance to the poor. For Gehrmann, it's all about helping people.


St. Mary's will close this spring

WESTVILLE – The 107-year-old St. Mary's School will close at the end of the school year, despite recent efforts by parents, the parish and the Westville community to keep it open.

"It's an unfortunate situation," said the Rev. Timothy Sauppe, who will inform parishioners of the closing at church services this weekend. He informed school staff on Friday.


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