Religion

Religion

Don Follis: Memoirs give words to life's most enduring questions

I never tire of knowing another person's story. Since the first of this year, five newly-published memoirs have thoroughly drawn me in. If you will put even one of these book on your summer reading list, your mind will stretch and your heart will grow.

Religion calendar, May 6-13, 2016

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Weekend planner: A Downton-ish event downtown

If you liked "Downton Abbey," you'll love Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church's 1662 Choral Evensong service at 4 p.m. Sunday, promises Mother Beth Maynard, priest at the church at 102 N. State St., C. The song texts come from the King James Bible and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, used in Anglican church services, and are set to music by some of the greatest composers in history.

Religion calendar, April 29-May 6, 2016

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Don Follis: Feeling truly heard makes a person feel loved

When I was 23 and brand new to campus ministry at the University of Illinois, I met a pastor who was about 60. He noticed my youthful zeal and then took it upon himself to warn me about being "too friendly." People will come and people will go, he said. So will pastors, he warned. "You'll probably be gone in five years yourself. That's just how it goes."

Wired for worship

If you're headed to East Bend Mennonite Church this morning, don't forget your iPhone.

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Youth group steps up to fill needs

GIFFORD — For food, clothing, snow-shoveling, leaf-raking and so many other needs in their community, the members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Youth Group are the go-to teens.

Religion calendar, April 22-29, 2016

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Religion calendar, April 15-22, 2016

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Don Follis: Praying teaches us that life is more about others

When Villanova's Kris Jenkins hit the winning shot at the buzzer to lift the Wildcats over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA men's championship game on Monday, I thought back to my days as a young teen. My dad, my brothers and I watched the mighty UCLA Bruins repeat year after year as college basketball champions back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.