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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...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

BROADWAY -- Beatrice Patterson Wilkie, 86, died Friday, July 18, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at the Cool Springs United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-12 15:00:13

By Alexander Cain, The Union-Recorder, Milledgeville, Ga. Jul. 12--Thirteen-year-old Casey Wood of Milledgeville could normally be out on Lake Sinclair or at a local park playing ball -- but instead he spent it helping to construct a wheelchair ramp for Juliette Simmons' home on West Montgomery Street. "It's been hot. We've had to sit on the porch a lot and drink a lot of water to stay hydrated," Wood said. Wood, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Milledgeville, is one of...

2008-07-12 03:00:28

By Colette M. Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--Imagine Unity, an alliance of six Akron church organizations, is sponsoring a baseball outing for fathers and sons and men and boys at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Canal Park for the Akron Aeros game against the Connecticut Defenders. The goal of the evening is to bring together people from various backgrounds. A special 15-minute "assembly of unity" will take place after the game on the field. Anyone wishing to request someone to...

2008-07-08 09:00:18

By Jerome Taylor The Church of England was thrown into disarray last night after its ruling body, the General Synod, rejected a series of amendments by traditionalists opposed to the ordination of women bishops. These included a proposal to create so-called "superbishops" that would have allowed clergy who object to the idea of female bishops to opt out of being administered by them. A motion reaffirming the Church's commitment to press ahead with the consecration of women bishops was...

2008-07-05 06:00:10

By Erin Wisdom, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 5--First Presbyterian to welcome new pastor The Rev. Krista Kiger will present her first sermon as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Seventh St., during the 10:30 a.m. worship service July 6. Her topic will be "Fulfill Your Ministry," and there will be a musical performance by the sanctuary choir, brass and percussion. A luncheon will follow the service. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 232-3358. The...

2008-07-03 21:00:10

For the last 13 years, First United Methodist Church in Springfield operated out of two locations - one at 501 E. Capitol Ave., downtown, and the other at Koke Mill Road and Wabash Avenue. Senior pastor the Rev. Roger Ross says "many holy moments" and special memories took place at both locations. However, because of a desire to grow and serve generations to come with a larger facility and the far west side of Springfield's residential and commercial growth, church members decided to close...

2008-06-25 03:02:25

By Charles Oliver, The Daily Citizen, Dalton, Ga. Jun. 25--Some 1,704 people in Whitfield County are homeless or "precariously housed," according to a count performed by the Dalton-Whitfield Community Development Corp. earlier this year. Now, a group of area churches have signed up to take part in a national program called Family Promise that could provide shelter and other services for some homeless families. "Specifically, this is for families with children that are homeless," said...

2007-10-29 09:00:53

BroadVision, Inc., (OTCBB:BVSN) a global provider of e-business solutions, announced today that The Methodist Hospital in Houston, after a review of available web portal solutions, has renewed its commitment to BroadVision by upgrading to BroadVision Portal Agility Suite version 8.0. The hospital went live on the new BroadVision platform on June 21. Moving to version 8.0 streamlines operations for The Methodist Hospital and enhances site scalability to accommodate more users. The...

2007-08-12 15:14:29

By JUDY HARRISON; OF THE NEWS STAFF The Rev. Marguerite "Rita" A.H. Steadman stepped into the pulpit of Saint John's Episcopal Church in Bangor last Sunday and made history. The 38-year-old mother of two young children is the first woman to serve as rector of the congregation since its founding in 1835. Steadman, however, has been a first before. She was the first woman ordained a deacon more than a decade ago at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church in Times Square after she completed...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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