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Indian tacos raise money, fill bellies at church’s monthly sale
April 3, 2014
Monthly Indian taco sales have been a tradition for more than 30 years at the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. Not only do they help the church raise needed funds, they give locals a chance to indulge in an Indian specialty rarely found on restaurant menus. By Sara Shepherd
Faith Forum: What is the significance of Lent?
March 22, 2014
Vincent Krische, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, answers.
Lawrence congregations unite to fight social injustices
March 5, 2014
Several Lawrence congregations have joined to tackle the community’s most prevalent social injustices. Members of the interfaith council, still in its infancy, hope to address the root causes of social problems such as poverty, illness and crime to prevent them from festering. By Giles Bruce
History alone not enough to sustain two AME churches
Merged congregation counts on youth, universal message for strong future
February 22, 2014
In the late 1800s tiny Lawrence was home to two thriving AME churches whose congregations, at times throughout the years, numbered in the hundreds. After membership dwindled, St. James in North Lawrence closed and merged with St. Luke in East Lawrence, where a small but lively congregation now looks to ensure it’s solidifying the church’s future. By Sara Shepherd
Faith Forum: Are hunting and fishing consistent with Christian values?
February 16, 2014
Judy Carman, author of “Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul,” answers.
Faith Forum: Why do you think there is hostility between different religious groups in all regions of the world?
February 8, 2014
John McFarland, Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, and Gary O’Flannagan, Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, answer.
Born again: Old Lawrence churches converting to new purposes
January 11, 2014
Several pre-1900 Lawrence churches are finding new life after once-thriving congregations abandoned them. Tenants love the typically light, airy spaces, and architecture buffs love seeing the unique buildings carry on, despite often costly and challenging renovations. Here are five of Lawrence’s oldest churches, reborn. By Sara Shepherd
Lighting of ice menorah highlights local Hanukkah events
November 26, 2013
The theme of this year’s community Hanukkah celebration is fire and ice, and the key feature will be a menorah made of ice that will be set alight. By Sara Shepherd
Faith Forum: I’m supposed to give the blessing at Thanksgiving dinner this year. What do I say?
November 23, 2013
David and Edna Mosher, Unity Church of Lawrence, and Dana Ortiz, Lawrence Family Promise, answers.
Faith Forum: What does the Bible say about helping the elderly?
November 9, 2013
Kent Winters-Hazelton, First Presbyterian Church, and Mitch Todd, First United Methodist Church, answer.
Faith Forum: Can religion cure addiction?
October 26, 2013
The Rev. David Rivers and the Rev. Darrell Brazell answer.
Faith Forum: How do you build godly relationships?
October 19, 2013
Ron Channell, Family Church of Lawrence, and the Rev. Gary O’Flannagan, Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, answer.
Faith Forum: What’s the most important thing to look for when choosing a church (or other place of worship)?
October 12, 2013
The Rev. Jill Jarvis, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, and Pieter Willems, Mustard Seed Church, answer.
Faith Forum: At college, is it OK to bring up religion in my dorm, scholarship hall, fraternity or sorority?
October 5, 2013
Justin Jenkins, Velocity Church, and Rev. Dr. Ira DeSpain, Baker University, answer.
Faith Forum: Does faith get stronger or weaker as people get older?
September 28, 2013
Rick Burwick and Moussa Elbayoumy answer.

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