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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...

2008-07-02 15:00:21

LINCOLNVILLE - The United Christian Church, United Church of Christ, will raffle off the work of a Hope artist this weekend to raise funds to buy a new organ. Tickets for the raffle of the work of Elizabeth O'Haverty will be sold at the 14th annual Strawberry Festival to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church on Searsmont Road in Lincolnville Center. The Church Organ Legacy Fund Committee has raised $39,000 since December toward the $45,000 cost of a new heritage-quality organ. The...

2006-04-12 21:58:41

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Rev. William Sloane Coffin, a former Yale University chaplain and passionate social crusader who rallied protesters against the Vietnam War and challenged segregation laws in the South, died on Wednesday. He was 81. Coffin, who had suffered from chronic heart failure after a series of strokes, died at his home in Strafford, Vermont, a Yale University spokeswoman said. Coffin, whose peaceful protests, fiery speeches and half-century of writing often...

2005-10-18 12:41:28

In the Oct 13 story headlined "Threat of U.S. church divestment over Israel eases" please read in last paragraph ... Last summer, the United Church of Christ's General Synod endorsed a broad "economic leverage" program rather than one keyed specifically to divestment, though it retained that as an option. It also castigated Israel for building its West Bank wall, as have several other denominations. A corrected story follows. By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S....

2005-10-13 12:02:30

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S. Protestant churches are turning their back the idea of dumping investments in companies profiting from Israel's West Bank occupation, people involved in the issue said on Thursday. Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, along with a debate over whether divestment is the right move in the first place, may have helped cool what looked like a growing trend just a few months ago. "My reading, as a central Jewish player in this, is that...