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Religion calendar, April 4, 2014

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'Stations of Cross' organ concert Sunday

CHAMPAIGN — Prize-winning organist Scott Montgomery will perform a solo organ concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C.

He will perform Marcel Dupre's "Stations of the Cross."

Don Follis: Love is the sustaining force in old and new churches alike

Here in Charleston, S.C., this week I've seen some of the oldest churches in America. Charlestonians call this the Holy City for its abundance of churches, many of them more than 150 years old.

Top of the Morning, March 30, 2014

They usually meet every other Tuesday.

But tonight at the Vineyard Church in Urbana, participants in the Single Mom Ministry (SMM) have agreed to a bonus get-together to watch Oprah — and perhaps themselves — on TV.

Religion calendar, March 28, 2014

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Religion calendar, March 21, 2014

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Don Follis: Lent is all about seeking God with intentionality

A week before Lent someone asked me, "What are you giving up for Lent?" Lent often gets reduced to that question. It's an all right question, but usually it makes me think, "Hmm. I need to give something up. Well, maybe chocolate, my much loved jelly beans or, heaven forbid, my morning coffee."

Religion calendar, March 14, 2014

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VIDEO: Hundreds at UI mark Ash Wednesday

Hundreds of students and others on the University of Illinois campus marked Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. 

Here is Paul Wood's story about the observance.

Christians prepare for Lent

Though not everyone gives up food or habits for Lent, Jeff Caithamer has taken the practice pretty seriously. One year, he gave up pizza, chocolate and soda — all at once.

"And I worked in a pizza place at the time," Caithamer said of his epic quest, which was successful. He is now a pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Champaign.