Church leaders say Monticello First Presbyterian's $310,000 rehab should be completed by Thanksgiving.
PHOENIX — I pulled myself into the right front seat of the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach (a late-model Hyundai van). As soon as the case manager, who shares my first name, jumped into the driver’s seat, he checked his supply of Narcan nasal spray. Narcan is a prescription medicine used…
Urbana's St. Patrick Catholic Church is holding a celebration Sunday to gather as a parish community and mark a loan repayment from a church renovation project.
Having had the privilege of counseling hundreds of pastors, I know I have been given a sacred trust.
It happens every time I drive west in the summer, heading for the Rocky Mountains. Somewhere near the Iowa-
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.
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.