For Christians, Lent is a special time for spiritual enrichment, a time for the renewal of a relationship with God and preparing spiritually for the celebration of Easter.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 7300 39th Ave. in Kenosha, is hosting a Lenten mission. The mission will be held on three nights in Lent, March 10, 11, and 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church.
Church name: St. Mary’s Lutheran Church
FORKS OF ELKHORN, Ky. — Todd Lester, pastor of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church near Midway, Ky., knows people don’t always come to church through the front door.
In fact, he understands the sentiment so well his congregation is investing millions of dollars in a recreational facility to rival many commercial gyms, hoping that people who come to play will stay to pray in his rural Kentucky church.
When he turned 75, Cardinal Francis George did what the Roman Catholic Church expects of its bishops. He submitted his resignation so the pope could decide how much longer the cardinal would serve.
George said he hoped Pope Benedict XVI would keep him on as Chicago archbishop for two or three more years. “But, it’s up to him, finally,” George said.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — More than 100 million people will watch the Super Bowl on TV, with another 78,000 packing MetLife Stadium, but will there be another set of eyes looking down on the Meadowlands? Could an Almighty fan be preparing to pull up a lounge chair Sunday, take in the game and orchestrate the outcome?
More than 20 percent of Americans believe God has a say in who wins sporting events, according to a survey conducted this month by the Public Religion Research Institute.
Church name: Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Location: 5601 Washington Road
How do you cover 175 years of history in 12 10-minute segments and capture a congregation’s imagination in the process?
That’s the task given to nine members of the Somers Community Church 175th Anniversary Committee.
Carthage College has a new campus pastor.
The Rev. Kara Baylor took over this week for the Rev. Ross H. Larson, who is retiring from his second stint as the dean of the A.F. Siebert Chapel, the college announced.
For two thousand years, he has been worshipped and adored. Multitudes look to him each day. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus.
That has not stopped humanity’s imagination, or its yearning to draw Jesus as close as possible. So when this Christmas season brought a torrent of debate over whether Jesus was a white man, it struck a sacred nerve.