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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.

This football season, the church is embarking on a pair of fantasy football leagues to raise funds for church ministries, including the church’s youth mission group.

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.

Spotlight on Agape Love Church


Church name: Agape Love Christian Ministries Inc., also known as Agape Love Church

Location: 624 57th St.

Sounds of the spirit

There is more than one way to deliver the message of Christ, as one Pleasant Prairie church has discovered. St. Anne Catholic Church hosts its second annual music festival Aug. 21-22 on the parish grounds at 9091 Prairie Ridge Blvd.

According to St. Anne music director and festival organizer Richard Sosa, Bella Madre — which means “Beautiful Mother” in honor of Jesus’ mother Mary — is an exciting way to reach churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike.

Journey stays on course


Like a ship, Journey Church, the Assembly of God denomination monolith with campuses in two cities, is holding course, soon to be solely under the helm of the Rev. Kevin Taylor.

Taylor had been the co-leader of the congregation along with the Rev. Dan Remus and as of Aug. 29 Taylor will hold the lead pastoral position on his own.

Mission to Honduras: Kenosha Bible Church team bringing medical care, spiritual aid


Kenosha Bible Church is sending 16 members of its congregation to Honduras with trunks of over-the-counter medicines and eyeglasses to help out citizens for a week.

For a sixth year, the evangelical church will be providing medical care, eyeglasses and dental care as well as other services to residents near the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa. The team will leave the Milwaukee airport at 6 a.m. Aug. 8 and will return Aug. 15.

Spotlight on Church of Christ


Church name: Church of Christ

Location: 5529 23rd Ave., Kenosha

Pastor Joyce Rinehart retires after 20 years at Pleasant Prairie United Methodist Church


PLEASANT PRAIRIE — When it was all over, the Rev. Joyce Rinehart was exhilaratingly tired. Longtime friends and parishioners packed Pleasant Prairie United Methodist Church the past several Sundays to pay tribute to her during her last services as the congregation’s pastor.

On May 17, the congregation commandeered the morning service, turning it into a day of celebration, followed by a retirement party.

Making sure someone’s there to say goodbye

Did you ever attend a funeral where nobody showed up? I’m guessing not, since if you had been there, it wouldn’t have been no one. It happens from time to time at our funeral home.

Sometimes it happens out at the Southeast Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Any veteran of active duty can be buried or interred there, and even if the deceased has no family or friends, we still hold a brief committal service.

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