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House of Worship: Journey Church

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Church name: Journey Church

Location: 10700 75th St., Kenosha


St. Luke’s celebrates 100 years

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When the Rev. Luke Italiano, pastor of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, planned the centennial service for his church on Nov. 9, he wanted to guide those at the service through the years in word and song.

He choose one hymn from each of the congregation’s four English hymnals and a bit of a hymn from the church’s German hymnal, to remind parishioners of their heritage.

St. Luke’s celebrates 100 years

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He choose one hymn from each of the congregation’s four English hymnals and a bit of a hymn from the church’s German hymnal, to remind parishioners of their heritage.

But it was only one line of German.

God brings pastor from Kenya to Kenosha

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The Rev. Gilbert Mwachia will tell you up front the only reason he is where he is today is because God told him to be here.

From his call to Christian ministry in Kenya, his establishment of Faith Celebration Ministries International there, to his move to the United States over two years ago to begin FaithLife Victory International in Kenosha, his steady faith and trust in God has led him in every aspect of his life.

Vatican mystery: Where did gay welcome originate?

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VATICAN CITY — It’s one of the great mysteries of the meeting on family life taking place behind closed doors at the Vatican this week: Just where did the authors of a draft report come up with such ground-breaking language that gays had gifts to offer the church and that even homosexual partnerships had merit?

Officially speaking, the draft report was a synthesis of the interventions from more than 200 bishops, a starting point for small working groups to propose amendments, elaborations, additions and subtractions to the drafting committee preparing a final report that will be released today.

‘We’ll see who God sends us’

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One thing you can pretty much count on when you go to church is that the coffee will be — well — bad. So that’s one of the many things that the founders of Kenosha’s new DayBreak Church are hoping to fix.

“We want to serve good coffee,” Brit Windel said. “It’s part of our theory of ‘radical hospitality.’”

Pastor connects with students

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The Rev. Kara Baylor, 44, became campus pastor at Carthage College in January and was formally installed in that post in a ceremony in the Siebert Chapel on Sept. 28.

She brings more than 20 years of experience in youth ministry to lead the Center for Faith and Spirituality at Carthage.

Spotlight on Southport Baptist Church in Bristol

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Church name: Southport Baptist Church

Spotlight on Southport Baptist Church in Bristol

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Church name: Southport Baptist Church

No barriers: Nun directs Dominican literacy program to help women assimilate

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CHICAGO — “There are two kinds of people — battery chargers and battery drainers,” said Amy Manion of Sugar Grove, Ill. “Sister Kathleen (Ryan) is a battery charger. She inspires the students and tutors.”

Ryan, 68, is director of the Dominican Literacy Center (dominicanliteracycenter.org), a nonprofit organization in suburban Aurora, Ill., that teaches women, most of them immigrants, to learn to read, write and speak English. The center currently has a staff of seven. Manion is past president of its board.




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