Dance ministry relays God’s message


Every third Sunday of the month, designated as Youth Sunday, members of the Followers of Jesus Dance Ministry gracefully move up the aisle of the Coleman Chapel AME Church in a dance of praise.

Dancers communicate messages of hope and the unceasing love of God though movement, utilizing gestures that give meaning to gospel music lyrics.

“The most important thing about our dancing is that we dance for God and it’s not really for our own applause: it’s for God’s glory,” Lakeisha (Chatman) Hurd, the group’s creative director, said.

ELCA leader to visit


Last August the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elected its first female to the church’s top office: the Presiding Bishop, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton.

The 58-year-old Cleveland native and graduate of Harvard Divinity School was installed as bishop on Oct. 5, 2013, at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Chicago.

Casting Jesus: Did he really look like Brad Pitt?


NEW YORK — They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can’t be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood.

But in the popular new film “Son of God,” Jesus is so, well, easy on the eyes that some are revisiting an age-old question that has vexed scholars for centuries:

Parish mission to focus on ‘Joy of the Gospel’

Most people who plan to celebrate Easter will soon be preparing for the holiday with a non-stop pace of Easter egg hunts, shopping, socializing and decorating.

The Rev. Paul Colloton, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, encourages Christians to do just the opposite, instead scheduling quiet time for reflection and prayer.

Spotlight on Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church


Church name: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Local pastor is nominated to the National Prayer Committee


After being involved in a prayer ministry for more than 30 years, the Rev. Ron Auch is in the nomination process to become a member of the National Prayer Committee.

Auch is lead pastor of Prayer House Assembly of God Church, 1525 24th Ave. in Kenosha.

Pastoral contrast: St. John’s new minister comes from urban ministry in Calgary, Canada


In his last ministry, the Rev. Jeffrey Halldorson served lattes along with the Lord’s blessings. Literally.

Halldorson had an urban ministry in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, a city with a multi-ethnic population of over a million people. The large coffee shop he operated was a community hub which offered classes in English as a second language.

Your Lenten mission is to ‘seriously search for God’


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.

Spotlight on St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha


Church name: St. Mary’s Lutheran Church

Church invests millions in recreational facility


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.

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