Religion

Religion

The menorah can be repaired

Alan Cook, rabbi at Sinai Temple in southwest Champaign, didn't wait until Friday night's service to tackle the topic that rankled so many in the Jewish community.

Religion calendar, Feb. 12-19, 2016

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'This shouldn't be happening'

CHAMPAIGN — Jewish students at the University of Illinois expressed outrage over vandals' latest assault on the cherished menorah that stands outside the Chabad Center for Jewish Life.

Rantoul church gets interim pastor

RANTOUL — Tim Hubert, interim pastor at Rantoul's American Lutheran Church, has served in pastorates in several states. This area of the country is special to him.

Born in North Dakota, Hubert grew up in Michigan and has served in parishes in South Dakota, Iowa and two in the metro Chicago area — Westchester and Itasca. And from 2001-07, he served as pastor in Royal.

Religion calendar, Feb. 5-12, 2016

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Don Follis: There's hope for those who persevere

Perseverance was a high value for my dad. In fact, we buried him with his boots on. Working into his 1980s, he finally stopped just weeks before he died. He gave the sermon at his church 6 weeks before he passed. So many times in life I heard him say, "Hang in there, buddy."

Religion calendar, Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2016

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Religion calendar, Jan. 22-29, 2016

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Don Follis: Do your homework when choosing a pastor

I have served as a reference for pastors many times. When I get a call checking references, the conversations usually are pretty straightforward. "How long have you known him?" "What are his strengths?" "What is his flat side?" "Do you have any hesitations we should know about?"

Getting Personal: Claude Shelby

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 84-year-old Champaign resident Claude Shelby, the senior pastor at Salem Baptist Church, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.

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