Religion

Religion

Clergy Corner, Feb. 3, 2017

This week's column is brought to you by the Book of Proverbs. Chapter 17, Verse 22.

Religion calendar, Feb. 3-9, 2017

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EVENTS

Don Follis: Asking great questions key to knowing people

If you want to know what someone is thinking, ask great questions. The greatest questions start with "what." "What happened?" "What was the highlight of your day?" "What was the hardest part of your day?" "What do you really want?"

Religion calendar, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2017

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EVENTS

Clergy Corner, Jan. 27, 2017

A month after moving into their church's new home on the edge of downtown Danville, SHANAE DOWELL still can't get over the lines outside at 9 a.m. sharp every Sunday.

Someday, she believes, they'll be there to hear husband GEORGE preach. But these days, it's their East Main Street neighbor that's the big draw.

Clergy Corner, Jan. 20, 2017

LAUREN ACTON knows the secret to surviving a nippy February night in Champaign is all about layers. So, "my strategy is to estimate how many would reasonably keep me warm — and then add about nine more."

BRIAN ROMANOWSKI's game plan calls for prayer — and more prayer.

Religion calendar, Jan. 20-26, 2017

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EVENTS

Environmental vigil set Sunday at West Side Park

CHAMPAIGN — The candlelight "Vigil for Our Common Home," calling for environmental stewarship of the planet Earth, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at West Side park.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 17, 2017

The bald eagle that has become a regular at First Christian Church in Champaign was back on its perch Monday morning.

"I think it's unique to have our national symbol visiting our place," said Don Orr, First Christian's operations and missions pastor. "It's quite a sight when it takes off to fly and its wings unfold."

Don Follis: The givers in life face their critics, too

If Jan. 1 sermons across the land were at all like the one I heard at the Scottsdale Bible Church in Phoenix, we have a new year of opportunities awaiting us. I agreed with the Phoenix pastor when he exhorted the faithful to be more givers than takers in 2017. Quoting the words of Jesus, he said, "It is more blessed to give than receive."