Religion

Religion

Religion calendar, March 11-18, 2016

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Joyful servant

CHAMPAIGN — As a man of the cloth, Father Joseph Santa-Bibiana sees good in an overwhelming majority of things — from people to nature.

But as Holy Cross' 82-year-old pastor looks out the window of a conference room off his office at the Catholic church, he struggles to find kind words to describe the freezing rain falling sideways on a cold, windy afternoon.

'Lucky to have had the life I had'

URBANA — Steve and Nadja Shoemaker's contemporary-style home lies on a ridge south of Urbana, overlooking the prairie.

Through its tall windows, they enjoy magnificent sunrises and can see 30 miles into the distance. Even on an overcast day, they can pick out the wind turbines over in the next county, etched in light gray against the darker sky.

Don Follis: Young pastors drawn back to liturgies of the church

For the last year, I have been following an experimental Sunday evening service at the famous Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago that follows a high church, liturgical model. Called "The Practice," this evening service includes responsive readings, reciting creeds, saying the Lord's Prayer, corporate confession, silence and communion.

Religion calendar, Feb. 26-March 4, 2016

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Events

Town hall discussion, book signing scheduled

CHAMPAIGN — The Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Havis and St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will host a town hall discussion and book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, featuring University of Illinois graduate Julius Bailey, now associate professor at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.

Religion calendar, Feb.19-26, 2016

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Events

The menorah can be repaired

Alan Cook, rabbi at Sinai Temple in southwest Champaign, didn't wait until Friday night's service to tackle the topic that rankled so many in the Jewish community.

Don Follis: Top Valentine's Day secrets are anchored in love

On this Valentine's Day Sunday I thought I had better give you my top "secrets" for a happy marriage. They've served me well for a long time — more than three-and-a-half decades. A great marriage is well worth the hard work, and these ideas will keep you on the long, winding road all the way to the sunset.

Religion calendar, Feb. 12-19, 2016

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