| Dec 7, 2013
Faith-based New Beginnings will have its annual Christmas Gala today featuring fundraising auctions to benefit the organization's programs and services for the homeless and unemployed in south Lake.
The gala is set for 6 to 10 p.m. at Gabby's Banquet...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Bonnie DeBoer says that the minute she heard about the tornadoes in downstate Washington, Ill., she knew she had to take action.
"I saw the news footage on the streets in Washington with nothing left of the houses, and it just really hit me," DeBoer...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:44 PM
OPEN HOUSE NATIVITY DISPLAY, Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The open house features hundreds of nativity sets and activities for children. Info: 610-767-7203.
SING THE SONGS...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:04 PM
The 11th season of the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center's cold-weather shelter program got underway last week and will continue through March 30 at alternating Howard County faith communities.
The shelter program is designed for people who cannot...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:14 PM
LEBANON, Pa. — It had been six years since the Rev. Frank Schaefer officiated at the wedding of his son, Tim, to another man — long enough that he rarely thought about the ceremony anymore.
Long enough that he didn't expect it to become an...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Religion News Service reporter Kevin Eckstrom writes about what Dallas preachers sermonized on the Sunday after Kennedy's assassination:
Facing crowded pews and heavy hearts, Dallas clergy took to the pulpits on Nov. 24, 1963 to try to make sense of the...
| Nov 22, 2013
•The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer will hold a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie. Finger food and coffee will be served after the service of Holy Communion,....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A day after convicting a Pennsylvania pastor of breaking church law by officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage, a Methodist jury suspended the Rev. Frank Schaefer for 30 days and told him he should surrender his credentials if he could not follow...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:29 AM
A jury of United Methodist pastors put the Rev. Frank Schaefer's fate in his own hands Tuesday, telling him to decide in 30 days if he can uphold church doctrine and to turn over his credentials if he cannot.
Schaefer, a Methodist pastor put on trial...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:22 PM
There is a judge, a jury, a de facto prosecutor and a defense attorney in this trial that has the outward appearance of any legal proceeding seen in most countries. But this legal system answers to a higher calling than civil law.
The Rev. Frank...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:24 PM
A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in Pennsylvania of breaking church laws for conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony for his son -- an action the pastor said he would do again because he believes he is called to extend God's love to all. ...