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Religion calendar, April 13-20, 2018

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Clergy Corner, April 13, 2018

CHAMPAIGN — For the Rev. Karen Bush, a longtime career in Christian ministry has been about working for justice.

Don't look for her to give all that up when she retires next month.

"Bullies beware," she warned.

The 59-year-old Bush will serve her last day as campus minister at Champaign's Community United Church of Christ on May 11.

Entertainment listings, April 12-19, 2018

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Vermilion County effort's new ride aims to help turn lives around

DANVILLE — Every month, New Directions Treatment Center in Danville has a client or two ready and willing to get help at a residential drug-rehabilitation facility.

But the closest available facility may be in Champaign, Decatur, Springfield or even farther away — and the client may have no way of getting there.

Religion calendar, April 6-13, 2018

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Clergy Corner, April 6, 2018

Everyone has at least one "why moment," as Bishop ROBERT PERRY likes to call it.

"It sort of shakes us a little bit when we have major challenges that create the 'why,'" Perry says. "To maintain faith in something that you question why it's allowing you to go through what you're going through."

Urbana council signs off on zoning variances for church

URBANA — The city council on Monday approved variance tweaks that allow the cramped St. Nicholas Orthodox Church to expand.

On Sundays, the church at the corner of South Birch and West Elm Streets has been hitting its capacity of about 90 people. In addition to expansion, the tweaks will also allow it to redesign and become accessible to the disabled.

Church renovations, if approved, will lean on history

URBANA — The Rev. James Ellison's congregation is not what it used to be.

When the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church opened its doors in the mid 1990s, Ellison said it served all of two families. Once it set up shop at 312 W. Elm St., about 12 years ago, there were about 10 families.

Jericho Missionary Baptist Church pastor, some of his flock are at odds

CHAMPAIGN — For three decades, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church on Champaign's northwest side had been Janice Mitchell's place of worship.

She still considers it to be her church, even though four months ago she was notified that her membership was being terminated and she'd face arrest if she ventured back onto the premises.