Religion

Religion

Ministry hopes to have new venture in place in November

URBANA — If a fundraising campaign goes as well as Executive Director Nathan Montgomery hopes, Salt and Light Ministries could move into its second location in November.

The Champaign-based non-profit plans to increase its space by nearly seven times when it opens at the old County Market on Philo Road in Urbana.

Religion calendar, Sept. 1-7, 2017

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Clergy Corner, Sept. 1, 2017

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Tell someone who doesn't go to Champaign's Copper Creek Church that you spent your summer vacation in a part of Africa with no cell service and spotty power, and the conversation quickly careens into something like this:

Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

THE 74TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Krannert Art Museum's Opening Night

Krannert Art Museum's Opening Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday will include a public reception to celebrate the exhibitions, with a welcome by Allyson Purpura and Prita Meier, curators of "World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean," which will travel to the Smithsonian and UCLA and has been a few years in the making.

Don Follis: Pass along what you wish older people had told you

Every day on my summer bike ride, I rode through a Scottsdale, Ariz., cemetery next to the condo I rented during my summer study break. One morning just outside the cemetery office, 10 concrete burial vaults sat next to the building. That seemed odd, until the next day when 10 white hearses pulled into the graveyard and parked alongside 10 newly dug graves.

Religion calendar, Aug. 25-31, 2017

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Pastor in 'Vagina Monologues' cast: 'It gives voice to stories that don't get told'

CHAMPAIGN — This isn't the way the Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser would speak from the pulpit.

But as a cast member in 'The Vagina Monologues,' she said she'll be one of the voices for stories that need to be heard.

Clergy Corner, Aug. 25, 2017

A look at religious happenings all over the area:

IN HESSEL PARK: The concert for Willie T. Summerville

Five months after his famous father's sudden passing, the Rev. WILLIAM MOSES SUMMERVILLE can't tell you how many touching tributes he has heard about his dad from fans and friends.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS