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Don Follis: Whatever comes our way, this is not the end of our story

Holy cow, my dad could work. He worked all week, and then on Saturdays he swept and mopped floors and washed and vacuumed his cars. If someone asked him if he was retired, he would say, "What? Of course not." When he was 80 I heard him say to someone, "I work 40 hours a week. A man has to pull his weight in this old world."

Religion calendar, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2015

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Man still sought in menorah incident at Chabad center

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who damaged the menorah at the Chabad Jewish Center, 509 S. Fourth St., C.

Around 6 a.m. Aug. 19, surveillance cameras recorded a man pushing over the menorah on the front lawn of the center, causing it to break at the base. Damage costs were estimated at $2,269.

Religion calendar, Aug. 21-28, 2015

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Menorah outside Chabad Jewish Center vandalized for 2nd time (w/video)

CHAMPAIGN — The menorah outside the Chabad Jewish Center at the University of Illinois has been vandalized for the second time this year, Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel said Wednesday.

Only this time, they have the culprit on videotape.

Don Follis: Leadership: Why do you do what you do?

Last week at a leadership conference, I was reminded of an incident at my friend's farm when we were boys in Kansas.

Religion calendar, Aug. 14-21, 2015

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In face of need, training available for parish nurses

URBANA — They do a lot of listening, answer a lot of health questions and otherwise function as the nurses they are all week long at their paying jobs, but with one exception:

For a sliver of time each month, they're also parish nurses, volunteering at their churches to get some needed health services to their fellow church members.

Religion calendar, Aug. 7-14, 2015

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Don Follis: Give someone the privilege of feeling loved

A new pastor in his first month of service got me cornered in one of my favorite coffee shops last week. "All right, you've been at this ministry thing a long time. What's the magic bullet?"

"The magic bullet?" I asked.

"Yeah," he said. "What's your go to? What's the one thing you return to over and over when ministering to people?"