More Faith And Values Articles

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Nonprofit helps family get disabled girl into Head Start

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Kyla Peoples and her husband never would have known about the Community Partnership for Child...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Domestic violence victim becomes survivor with TESSA's help

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Tara Loo had known her friend for years before they became romantic in December 2009. It only took six...

  • Religious nonprofits challenge health law

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    DENVER  — Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court Monday to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to violate their religious beliefs. The plaintiffs include a group...

  • Some gifts to reflect upon the season

    Lance Benzel, The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    As the holidays approach, do your shopping with a personal challenge: Consider gifts that reflect the gravity of the season and will reflect the faith and spiritual lives of family members and friends. Know someone who has cherished their Bible until the binding’s gone bare? Reward...

  • Pearl Harbor survivors honored in Colorado Springs ceremony

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Douglas Huggins was a listless 18-year-old in early 1941 hauling oyster shells to Houston when he decided he wanted more from life. His search for a trade skill, and a better life led him to a naval base in Hawaii. Huggins, now 92, is among the six Colorado Springs men who survived...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Griffith Centers help fill couple's empty nest

    By Evelyn Bonilla Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Two years ago, Tom and Jean sent one of their two sons to college and the other to his last year in high...

  • For Colorado Springs couple, serving God means serving the poor

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    If you're looking for a "Kitchen Confidential"-style showdown, just try serving a subpar dish while Evelyn Koprowski is in charge at the Marian House Soup Kitchen. A Catholic Charities volunteer for 26 years - along with her equally devoted husband, Dick - she asks that fellow...

  • Springs Rescue Mission uses novel approaches to help homelesss

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Cynthia first became homeless in 2012, after fleeing an abusive husband. She later scraped together enough money to rent a cheap apartment, but bedbugs left her and her two children homeless again. "It was like a downward spiral," says Cynthia, whose real name is not being used to...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Struggling man finds more than food at Care and Share

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Unemployed, fearful of losing his home and having to decide between putting gas in the car or food on...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 7, 2014

    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama Sunday "Magnificat" - Christmas selections performed by Chancel Choir, Chamber Singers and Orchestra, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $10; 471-8522, fumc-cs.org. "Lessons and Carols" - 
3:30 p.m., First Lutheran...

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