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2008-08-27 21:00:20

By Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent The Christmas decorations were barely put away when members of Heritage Presbyterian Church started rehearsing for their performance of "The Living Last Supper." Their one-hour musical reenactment of the Last Supper before Jesus' death will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the church, 965 N. Kuhn Road, Carol Stream. The performances are free and members of the community are welcome to attend. "We started practicing Saturdays...

2008-08-25 12:01:19

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck will hold its last Well Worship Wednesday of the summer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the South Campus Lynne Center at Washington Street and Divide Avenue. The Well Worship service will move to 6 p.m. Sundays effective Sept. 7 for the duration of the school year. The regular worship schedule for the South Campus is 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Sundays. The North Campus at 4916 North Washington St. worships at 9:15 a.m....

2008-08-21 15:00:28

Feast and festival: St. Bartholomew Church will hold its annual feast and festival tonight and tomorrow from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on the church grounds, 297 Laurel Hill Ave. The event will feature homemade multi-ethnic foods, children's games and rides, raffles, live entertainment by the Gemini Band and a DJ nightly. A solemn tri-lingual mass will be held on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. A religious procession with the statue of St. Bartholomew will follow....

2008-08-17 18:00:52

By KRYS STEFANSKY By Krys Stefansky The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach First, the pronunciation. "Nimmo" has a short "i" sound - "nih-mo," not "nee-mo." It is a family name, long heard in Princess Anne County. Since it was built in 1791, Nimmo United Methodist Church with the short "i" has been known to generations of Beach folks as the white frame building that marks the turn to the city's southern parts - Pungo and Sandbridge - and has a big Christmas tree sale each year. But...

2008-08-06 00:00:16

The Methodist Church in Cornwall is studying proposals that could have a significant effect on its mission over the next 20 years. The opportunity for specialist ordained ministries, paid lay expertise and closer networking of churches are all offered in the suggested review of the Cornwall Methodist District. The reports would see the district reshaped into 10 mainland areas from the present 20 and offer a new leadership structure for Methodism in Cornwall. The Rev Dr Chris Blake, who...

2008-08-04 03:00:12

By Joe Rodriguez, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 4--Congregation asks 500 houses of worship to join its program A Wichita church that launched an initiative this spring to help combat hunger locally has invited other houses of worship to join the effort. As part of its "We Can" program, members of Asbury Church, a United Methodist church, have brought canned goods and other items such as hygiene products to Sunday morning services since early May. The items collected at each of the...

2008-08-01 18:00:14

By TOM HEINEN Bishop Adolphus Allen interacted at the highest levels of the nation's largest Pentecostal denomination but never lost sight of the everyday needs of people in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Converted in the Church of God in Christ while working at Briggs & Stratton, he founded what is now Greater Little Hill Church of God in Christ in 1970 and rose to become bishop of the Wisconsin Northwest Jurisdiction and treasurer of the denomination's national Board of Bishops....

2008-07-26 15:00:23

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 26--Today --Vacation Bible School, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., East Side Baptist Church, 1859 Barnes St., Reidsville. Recognition ceremony at the close of the day. The theme is "Outrigger Island." 342-1517. --"Warrior Women: Standing Firm Against Adversity Without Compromise," 9 a.m., Ambassadors for Christ Ministries, 241 Peter Hill Road, Eden. Presented by the Women's Ministry. Annual women's conference with Co-Pastor Jackie Valentine, Minister...

2008-07-24 03:00:31

By Terry Lee Goodrich, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 24--A pastor known in Baptist circles for his insightful preaching and effective inner-city ministries will temporarily take the reins of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The 1,500-member congregation is regrouping after months of rancorous debate over theological issues, church officials say. The Rev. Charles Foster Johnson, 51, will preach his first sermon at Broadway on Sunday, church leaders said. Johnson, who...

2008-07-21 21:00:22

By Charlotte Norgaard Daily Herald Correspondent A popular Christian rock band that parodies much of today's current music is stopping in Kane County for a concert Saturday. Apologetix, which calls itself "that Christian parody band," is scheduled to play at Lord of Life Lutheran Church near LaFox. The Pennsylvania-based band gained popularity by taking songs from popular bands such as the Beatles, Pearl Jam, The Goo Goo Dolls, Red Hot Chili Peppers and rewriting the lyrics with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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