Thirty years ago, I became close to Pastor Eugene Peterson through his writing on the pastor’s life. Peterson died in the fall of 2018. This spring, Waterbrook Press released Peterson’s authorized biography, “A Burning in his Bones,” by Winn Collier.
A number of monks live in the Thien Tuong Temple at 1512 N. McKinley Ave. Currently, worshipers pack into the garage for prayer and services.
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center's Faith in Action program has provided 16 raised garden beds to residents of Parkview Senior Apartment Homes.
A year away from Appalachia hasn’t dampened John Storsved’s enthusiasm for helping people.
A new fellowship hall for Trinity Lutheran Church, Urbana, is on the way.
Our panel: the Revs. Lori Harvey, Michael Bliss, Keith Thomas, Stanley Deptula, David Allison, Jie Wu, Beth Maynard, Michael Condos, Michael Frazier, Sheryl Palmer, Andrew Powell, Terrance Thomas and Michael Stoerger.
A pastor I was counseling asked, “Am I going crazy? The last 14 months have felt like one long day. I’ve been uptight, mad and worried. Our church has lost so much in the last year.”
Despite this week’s snowy, chilly weather, spring has sprung and things are growing. And we’re not just talking, flowers, grass and butterflies.
Says Salem Baptist Church Pastor Claude Shelby: “I’ve never felt that I have done all I’m supposed to do as a minister, and I know that some have the notion of a given age for retirement. However, I’ve decided to continue on as long as the Lord gives me strength.”
Construction work inside the temple at 3104 Windsor Road, C got underway in February, with a goal of completing the renovation project by late August or early September, said Rabbi Alan Cook.
“It’s an exciting and momentous occasion to say that we have overcome the obstacle that was in our way,”says Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist's Keith Thomas. “It’s akin to David slaying the giant.”
A few days after my dad turned 64, my mom called me from the bank where she worked. “Dad got let go this morning,” she said. “He came into the bank a few minutes ago to tell me. His face was ashen. I thought Grandma had died.”
“A single line from the family archivist, who lives in Israel — ‘I know of no European survivors of the Holocaust in our family’ — haunts me as I think of all the paths not taken and where they would have led," says Brett Ashley Kaplan, director of the UI's Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies.
Four local church pastors and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike will talk to the community and answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination in a virtual town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Friday.
"I do think Dr. King and the dream are still relevant. It’s going to take all of us — every color, every ethnicity, every economic status — to sit at the table and come up with what the dream looks like."
With the coldest months of winter on the way, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign will be giving away half its Christmas Eve offering to help ease the misery of utility shut-offs.
RANTOUL — Several local churches are offering free internet to students who don’t have access to it for their remote studies during the pandemic.