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Salt & Light reopening with changes after monthlong closure

CHAMPAIGN — When the Christian ministry Salt & Light reopens Monday after a monthlong closure, folks accustomed to going there for such things as food and clothing distributions are going to find some changes.

That includes a new thrift store, where people can come shop for clothing at their convenience, and a new food co-op with service work required to obtain food.

Religion calendar, Oct. 3, 2014

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C-U update: Methodist bishop set as featured speaker

CHAMPAIGN — First United Methodist Church is inviting the public to services and a meal on World Communion Sunday to hear its featured speaker, Bishop Jonathan Keaton.

Keaton is resident bishop of the Illinois Area of the United Methodist Church, and will speak about United Methodist Africa University in Zimbabwe.

Don Follis: Fear of God surpasses all other fears

Fear seems to come in relentless waves. When it comes, it is hard to manage. Watching the recent PBS Ken Burns seven-part documentary "The Roosevelts — An Intimate History," I heard again the famous FDR line, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

Lifelong calling keeps pastor in pulpit at age 77

Editor's note: This is the fifth in our series of profiles highlighting Active Aging Week, which started Saturday and runs through Friday.

Religion calendar, Sept. 26, 2014

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Ex-priest continues to challenge church on ordination for women

To Roy Bourgeois, it's simple: God calls people to be priests, man or woman, and men have no right to interfere with that calling.

Religion calendar, Sept. 19, 2014

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Don Follis: Working at being self-aware will carry you home

A 29-year-old pastor I mentor asked me, "Looking back on your career, what area would you have given more attention to?"

"My self-awareness," I said instantly.

"What do you mean?" he pressed.

I explained that I would have paid more attention to recognizing and understanding my moods and my emotions — naming them, feeling them, and dealing with them.

Religion calendar, Sept. 12, 2014

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