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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...

2007-08-04 12:18:38

DALLAS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie DeHarty, a traffic reporter for KVIL and KRLD radio stations in Dallas, underwent surgery today at Methodist Dallas Medical Center to treat injuries she sustained when a TV news helicopter lost power early Monday, July 30, forcing its pilot to make an emergency landing that injured all three people on board. Two other passengers were treated at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and released. Ms. DeHarty sustained injury to her head and neck. She is...

2007-06-12 12:00:15

By Nick G. Maheras, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jun. 12--HIGH POINT -- The city's biggest church, as well as its largest Baptist assembly, has called a new senior pastor. The Rev. Dr. Darryl L. Craft, pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., will preach his fi rst Sunday service at Green Street Baptist Church on N. Rotary Drive July 22. Craft,44,preached both morning services there Sunday after meeting with church deacons Friday and holding three question -- and-answer...

2006-08-07 07:10:00

By Rebecca Harrison BLACKBIRD LEYS -- Western missionaries took Christianity to Africa in the 1800s. Now Kenyan minister Patrick Mukholi is bringing it back. When the Anglican priest decided to become a missionary he imagined preaching to remote African tribes. Instead, he lives in a poky flat above a kebab shop on one of Britain's toughest housing estates, where he shares his faith with local teen-agers. "They ask me hard questions like, 'Do you have to believe in God to be a vicar?', or...

2006-06-28 01:54:31

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said the worldwide church may have to break up amid a bitter row over the consecration of gay bishops. In a lengthy statement issued by his Lambeth Palace office on Tuesday, Williams proposed churches should be asked to sign a formal covenant, allowing some to be fuller members of the Anglican communion than others. "Those churches that were prepared to...

2006-05-02 16:11:26

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has refused to reconsider its ruling that a minister acted correctly when he refused church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Tuesday. The nine-member Judicial Council was split on the matter, however, reflecting the continued divisions within many churches on the treatment of homosexuals in matters ranging from same-sex marriages to roles in the clergy. The tribunal reaffirmed a decision...