Religion

Religion

Female faith leaders taking a stand against violence, hate, racism

Thirty-one female faith leaders in East Central Illinois have come together to call for courage in the face of any form of "violence, hatred, racism, intolerance and social injustice."

Religion calendar, Feb. 9-16, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Feb. 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

Next week

HEART-TO-HEART TRIVIA

What:Show off your knowledge of love songs, quotes, and famous couples. Prizes awarded for the winner of each of the six rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Play in teams of one to four people. For adults.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

Getting Personal: Marcey Goldstein

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, staff writer Paul Wood chats with MARCEY GOLDSTEIN of Urbana, who is just getting used to being semi-retired after most recently serving for the past six years as director of operations at Illini Hillel at the Cohen Center for Jewish Life at the UI.

Don Follis: We must courageously, kindly speak truth in love

Early one Saturday morning when I was in high school, I was doing my weekly chores when there was a knock on our door. When I opened it, an unfamiliar man asked if my dad was home. When dad came to the door, the man asked dad to speak with him out on our porch.

Religion calendar, Feb. 2-9, 2018

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'It wouldn't be the Sausage Supper' without 96-year-old co-founder

BONDVILLE — There are two mainstays when it comes to the Bondville United Methodist Church's annual Sausage Supper — the sausage and John Rayburn.

The 96-year-old Bondville man helped start the event in 1958. And organizers said he's been instrumental in its success every year since then, from selling tickets and sausage to serving up the griddle-fried fare.

Clergy Corner, Feb. 2, 2018

Not so long ago, MIKE POTTS spent his days and nights working as the owner of Suds City, a Champaign laundromat. But God, he says, had other plans for him.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What:Lumen Loves Wine! Gala to benefit for Imbibe Urbana, Love for All Poetry Crawl at The Urbana Free Library, dining at Pizza M, Broadway Food Hall and more, free acupuncture at Urbana Acupuncture, family fun at Spark Museum + Play Cafe, art shows at Urbana galleries and music at Blackbird Urbana and Iron Post.

Clergy Corner, Jan. 26, 2018

The REV. BETH MAYNARD spent Tuesday evening shivering in West Side Park as she watched firefighters across the street battle a blaze in the rectory of her Champaign church.

The next morning, the Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal complex was cold and dark, with the electricity and heat having been shut off due to the fire.