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Court urged to protect Ground Zero cross

WASHINGTON AP —The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, today submitted an amicus brief on behalf of more than 230,000 Americans urging a federal appeals court to protect a Cross Memorial at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.

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Big donations from a small church

Bingen First Baptist is a tiny church with a big heart, especially when it comes to donating care boxes to needy kids worldwide as part of Operation Christmas Child.

Top Catholic bishop presses House on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation before the end of the year, calling the issue “a matter of great moral urgency” that cannot wait.

Party in NC to mark Billy Graham’s 95th birthday

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) The Rev. Billy Graham celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday with well-wishers who serenaded him and praised him for his spiritual leadership.

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LDS Ward names new bishop

A new bishop has been named for The Dalles First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church news in brief, Oct. 25

Church news in brief.

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Students minister to poor in San Francisco

For a third year now, local teens went on a mission to San Francisco’s toughest neighborhood, the Tenderloin, to minister to residents there.

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Directory of area churches.

Church news in brief, Oct. 11

Church news in brief.

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New Hispanic Adventist congregation starts

A new, 50-strong Hispanic congregation has started at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, all at the suggestion of a member of the church’s congregation.

Church news in brief, Oct. 4

Church news in brief.

Mullins heads to Spain as LDS missionary

The Dalles Wahtonka graduate Nate Mullins is headed to Madrid, Spain to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LDS helps spruce up Mosier School

More than 200 volunteers turned out for three weekends’ worth of service projects at Mosier Community School in August.

Church news in brief, Sept. 27

St. Paul’s will kick off the fall at its 9 a.m., Adult Forum Hour this Sunday with a new DVD series called The Living Faith, led by Biblical scholar, NT Wright. It is a series of 10 talks, the first will be this Sunday, and it will be on The Story and Message of the Bible.

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Pastor uses humor to grapple with cross theft

When the officer came to take the report, he told Nate Warren, “I’ve been doing this for 23 years and this is a first.”

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