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Perspectives on Advent: Area spiritual leaders share significance of rituals


In the Christian tradition, Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Christ. That can mean a variety of approaches in different denominations.

Five spiritual leaders representing six denominations in Kenosha County have shared their perspectives on Advent:

— What is the significance of Advent in the Christian church as your denomination teaches?

Faith briefs: Former Kenosha organ to be dedicated today

PEWAUKEE — Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Pewaukee will bless and dedicate its new historic organ today.

It was an organ formerly housed in St. Casimir Church in Kenosha and moved to Queen of Apostles last January.

Answering the call


Meet the new pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Grace Cajiuat was born and raised in a pastor’s family. Her father was a Methodist minister, her uncle is a retired Methodist minister, another uncle is a Baptist minister; her brother is a United Methodist minister, her grandfather was a pastor of the indigenous Filipino Methodist church, her great grandfather was a Spanish friar and her mother was a deaconess.

I am thankful for ... all those unique funeral directors

Here’s something you won’t hear at Thanksgiving dinner: “I am thankful for funeral directors.”

I am, though. From the one who helped my mom in 1959 when her 36-year-old husband died suddenly, to the ones that I met while studying to become a funeral director, they are all quite unique.

Date Night for married couples: Barbara Heil to speak at St. Anne Catholic Church


PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Looking for a different type of date experience? How about great food, a dynamic speaker, a couple of hours with your mate and free baby-sitting?

Date Night at St. Anne Catholic Church on Nov. 20 might just be the ticket for a fun and meaningful evening.

Faith first among ‘firsts’: Pastor to speak on life in the military


The Rev. Karis Graham is one of the highest-ranking female chaplains with a distinguished career in the military.

An Air Force reservist with the rank of colonel, she currently serves as a civil servant with the federal government.

Faith Briefs: Holy Rosary hosting indoor autumn festival Sunday

KENOSHA — An indoor autumn festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2224 45th St.

The event includes Italian chicken dinner, raffles, crafts, a cash bar and bakery treats. Cost is $10.

Beth Hillel Temple marks 90th year


On Eighth Avenue alongside Library Park, just before the road curves to become 61st Street, a stately grey home blends easily into the quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of mansion-sized buildings.

But the mansion at 6050 Eighth Ave. is not a home, but a house of worship. Beth Hillel Temple, one of Kenosha’s two synagogues, has nourished Jewish faith and learning for nearly a century.

Spotlight on Light of Christ Church


Church name: Light of Christ

Feeding America by way of Kenosha


For more years than she can remember, Antoinette Campbell has filled bags with bread, canned food and other groceries at Greater Mount Hebron Church of God once a month.

All this woman wants to know is “that people get to have supper,” she said.

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