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2009-09-30 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), today presented Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate leaders with an RCRC statement endorsed by religious leaders representing millions of Americans, urging Congress to preserve the current standard of reproductive health care - including abortion services - in any health care reform legislation. "The voices of...

2008-11-12 18:00:09

The United Church of Christ says it's hoping to settle the matter of which church U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will attend in Washington. The church has extended him a hand-delivered invitation to worship there, the Washington publication The Hill reported Wednesday. "(The letter) invited him to consider finding a spiritual home for him and his family at one of the UCC churches in the Washington area," Sandy Sorenson, the UCC's associate for communications and media advocacy in...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, October 19, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, United Church of Christ, will celebrate the weddings of couples who have been married since June when California extended the right to marry to same-sex couples. The congregation voted unanimously in September to oppose Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages. Several couples in the congregation have been married since June 16 when...

2008-09-17 03:00:14

By Rob Johnson rob.johnson@roanoke.com 981-3234 The selection in August of the Rev. Brad Braxton, a Salem native, as the latest in a line of activist preachers at Riverside Church in New York City was made official Sunday by a vote of the congregation. A majority of the members present at the 2,900-member church approved of Braxton's choice by the church's search committee. In a printed statement from the church, Braxton said, "For generations, the Riverside Church has aspired to embody...

2008-09-06 15:00:18

Saturday Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, will have contemporary worship at 5 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Shelton will conclude the series "On the Road With Jesus." First Church of Christ, Scientist, 800 W. Broadway, provides spiritual messages 24 hours a day at 442-4288. This week hear "Embraced in God's Love." Visit www.firstchurchcscolumbia.org. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Blvd., presents Bill Morrissey at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $12, under 16 and...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

GRAHAM -- Margaret Broadway Carter, 73, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2008. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, August 17, at First Reformed United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Rich & Thompson Funeral Home. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-08 18:00:18

NEW YORK - The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a bastion of liberal social justice causes, is a step closer to filling its vacant pulpit, one of the nation's most prominent. A search committee has unanimously selected the Rev. Brad R. Braxton, 39, a Rhodes scholar and son of a Baptist pastor who led a congregation of his own in Baltimore. Braxton most recently has been an associate professor at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville. "All of us know that this young man has a...

2008-08-08 03:00:20

By Rob Johnson rob.johnson@roanoke.com 981-3234 Preachers who stir things up are popular at Riverside Church in New York City, and the Rev. Brad Braxton, a native of Salem, is the choice of the congregation's hiring committee as their new leader. If the church's 2,500 members favor Braxton, 39, in a September vote, he will take the pulpit in a Manhattan landmark that has been visited by Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. "The pastor of this church is expected to be a national...

2008-08-05 12:00:23

By Robin Farmer, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 5--A search committee has unanimously selected a minister ordained in Salem as its choice to lead the renowned Riverside Church in Manhattan. If Dr. Brad R. Braxton, 39, is confirmed by the congregation next month, he will be the second African-American senior minister of the church built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Riverside Church is an interdenominational, interracial and international church known for its activism. The...

2008-07-20 18:00:17

Gary and Glenda Baltrusch of Arkansas, with "God Almighty Ransomed You Ministries," will present a family time of singing and testimonies Sunday at the gathering of the Cowboys for Christ Fellowship at Kist Livestock on Memorial Highway in Mandan. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call Gordon at 255-2047 or 400-5939. Prairie Table Ministries has announced its schedule for worship and Bible study. Worship is at 7 p.m. each Thursday...


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