Faith related events from Sept. 12, 2014
CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he’s standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.
The backpack program, started over two years ago by First United Methodist Church to help feed homeless students for the weekend, is growing again.
Dr. Tom Pipkin left a big-city church in the South to become senior pastor at Gateway Presbyterian Church in The Dalles, partly because he wanted more time to just hang out with folks and minister by hiking and fishing with them.
Fortuna was jazz musician before entering the priesthood
Bagge Gardens, 1805 Carroll Road, Mosier, will host a free garden gospel concert Saturday, Aug. 16.
Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.
A fruit stand run by ACTS (Acclaiming Christ Through Sports) is not only raising money for an upcoming mission, but is teaching kids business skills and a work ethic.
The Mid-Columbia Fellowship of Churches sponsors a unique scholarship, The Marvin D. Jones Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded to a graduating senior, an adult addict in recovery or a teen with addicted parents.
Visitors to the upcoming open houses at Columbia Lutheran School (CLS) will see a familiar face, Mr. Doug Radliff.
A group from Moro Presbyterian Church went on a mission to a poor migrant town in northern Mexico, where they helped in a variety of ways, from plumbing to painting to providing hygiene instruction.
Group travels grueling path seeking insight
Just weeks after graduating as valedictorian of The Dalles High School, Cole McDowell headed off to serve for two years in the El Salvador, San Salvador East Mission, for the Church of Jesus Crist of Latter-day Saints.
Larry Gourley, a long-time attendant and later trainee at the (UMC), will serve as pastor of the First United Methodist Church in The Dalles beginning in July.