Religion Briefs

Unitarian fellowship to hold auctionThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango will hold its second annual "Frolic Auction" from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, 419 San Juan Drive.The...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Lutheran church to hold potluckSt. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold a potluck luncheon at noon Sunday at the church, 2611 Junction Street.A divine service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.To RSVP...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Grace Church's Rev. Bob Ross to turn leadership over to son

It's been a decade filled with changes and transitions for Grace Church of Durango. And Sunday will bring yet anothermajor change to the small congregation with dreams of great growth. After more...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Visioning workshop to be held in Mancos"Michael Bernard Beckwith's Life Visioning Process Workshop" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11 at 43900 U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Jewish storyteller recounts tales with heart

"Once upon a time ..." takes on a new meaning when it comes from a Jewish Maggid, or spiritual storyteller.Durangoan Eli Herb, a lay leader at Congregation Har Shalom who is studying to be ordained...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Lutheran group likely to rise from gay discord

MINNEAPOLIS – Richard Mahan and Anita Hill are both Lutheran pastors who were inside a Minneapolis convention hall last summer when delegates for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Immigration activist targets evangelicals

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – A handwritten sign on the church door announces the event where Matthew Soerens, fluent in Spanish, the Bible and the nation’s immigration laws, will try to win converts.For...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Need prayer? Calif. drive-thru takes orders to go

LOMA LINDA, Calif. – Joyce Kim needed a sign to remind her to pray.She found it a few months ago along a stretch of rural road where she and hundreds of other Southern California commuters drive...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Broncos rookie’s faith divides fans

DENVER – Michelle Olson calls herself the anti-Tebow.She is a diehard Broncos fan but has no love in her heart for its limelight-stealing sensation, rookie quarterback and evangelical everyman Tim...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Priest at home with soccer fans

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Many soccer fans follow the sport religiously, and Father Christos Mitsios is no exception.The 51-year-old Greek Orthodox priest has become a mainstay in the hardcore section...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Independent groups shaping Judaism

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – They gather blocks from Harvard Square to greet the Sabbath with communal prayer, their eyes winced closed, hands clapping as they sing in fervent Hebrew. The group worships in...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Finding blessings amid despair

"Happy are those ..." are not just the three words that introduce the Beatitudes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. They are three words that offer hope and healing to people struggling with...

DATE: July 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

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