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‘Perspectives on Religious Issues’: First in UW-Parkside forum series explores ‘end of world’ cults


The first of three forums of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside forum series “Perspectives on Religious Issues” is set for next week. This is the series’ 18th year.

The first forum, “What Happens When Prophecy Fails? Exploring ‘End of World’ Cults” with speaker the Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen, pastor of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church in Racine, will be held Monday at noon in Molinaro Hall, room D-139.

There will be a question and answer period at the end of the forum.

Spotlight on Wilmot United Methodist Church


Church name: Wilmot United Methodist Church

Called to dual duty: New Holy Nativity Lutheran pastor also serves St. John


There is a new pastor at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, but neither he nor his wife are strangers to the area.

The Rev. James Lynch was recently assigned to the small Evangelical Lutheran Church, but he also serves as the pastor of St. John Lutheran in Kenosha.

Those questions about funerals

A small mountain of paperwork.

Yes, now that I have passed my National Board Exams for funeral service, all that stands between me and my new career is the ton of paperwork that I put off while I was going to school. And there is another small mountain of paperwork that contains all the things that I needed to learn for that exam that I will NEVER use again.

St. Andrew’s Church celebrating 100 years


Formed as an offshoot of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6609 26th Ave., is proudly celebrating its centennial this year.

Its origins date back to 1915 as a mission church designed to accommodate the unserved parishioners who lived a bit too far to attend St. Matthew’s downtown location. Despite the two parishes being only a mile or so apart, it was a much more imposing distance in 1914-15 than it is today, according to the Rev. Gari Green, priest of St. Andrew’s.

175 years of God’s love: St. Matthew’s celebrates anniversary next weekend


When the Rev. Matthew Buterbaugh celebrates the Liturgy at the two morning services on Sunday, Sept. 20, he will be doing so in the tradition of the priests and faithful of long ago.

He will be dressed in 1840 period vestments, use Anglican rites of worship from the 1789 Prayer Book and use the church’s 19th century altar that was used by Bishop Jackson Kemper.

Ten Days of Repentance


At sunset on Sunday, Sept. 13, Jews the world over will inaugurate the holiest and most festive season of the Jewish year.

The season begins with the Ten Days of Repentance, days devoted to self-examination, repentance and prayers for peace and well being for the world.

Fantasy football, faith intersect


The “eight-in-the-box defense” is a football term known to those deeply ingrained in football strategy.

But sometimes you have to think out of the box when it comes to raising funds for a church ministry, as those at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kenosha have discovered.

Briefs: Church launches cancer care support program

KENOSHA — First Christian Church is introducing a new program, called Our Journey of Hope, offering support and ministry to men, women and families fighting cancer.

Through the program, church and community members touched by cancer are provided with help and spiritual counsel that are specific to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver or loved one.

Mother Teresa film to be shown at St. James today


A rare film of Mother Teresa will be available for public viewing at 7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 5) at St. James Catholic Church, 5804 Sheridan Road.

The film will be shown after the 5:30 Mass in Father Hauser Hall. Admission is free.

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