A solution for America’s empty churches: A change of faith

Over the past few decades, vacant and underutilized churches have become a familiar sight in American cities. In some cases, a congregation or a religious governing body – say, a Catholic diocese –...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church to host women’s Bible study group

Bible Study Fellowship Group International classes for women will be held at 9 a.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 12, at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Satellite groups will be held...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Baptist Church to host men’s Bible study group

Bible Study Fellowship Group International classes for men will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 10, at First Baptist Church of Durango, 332 E. 11th St. This year’s study is titled...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church of Durango invites community to join choir

First United Methodist Church of Durango will start choir practices in September under the direction of Ely Cartwright, worship director. People interested in singing with the choir are invited to...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leaders change rules against guns in church

SALT LAKE CITY – Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but the church is making sure that...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push

CANTON, Ohio – Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise’s house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to host open house Aug. 31

Tara Mandala will host its last open house for the summer at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31 at the center, a 25-minute drive outside of Pagosa Springs. Tara Mandala invites the public for a free day of events,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Iconic glass-paned church converted to Catholic cathedral

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – An iconic glass-paned church in Southern California that once housed a booming televangelist ministry has been transformed into a cathedral to give the region’s Catholics a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Southern Baptist Church of Durango to host Old Testament study

First Southern Baptist Church of Durango will begin a detailed study of the Old Testament book first Samuel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 1715 West Second Ave. The...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Over 400 sex abuse lawsuits filed as litigation window opens

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Barbara Barnes of Durango elected as Catholic Daughters state officer

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Saints Peter and Paul No. 2669, in Wheat Ridge, was the host for the 47th Biennial Colorado State Convention in June. New state officers were elected...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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