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  • Online ordinations aren't only for weddings anymore

    By Heather Adams Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Online ordinations are a fast-growing business, a way for ordinary people to play priest for a day at their friends' and family's weddings. These ordinations are also a way of reaching into the metaphysical world. Mandi Brown said she was 9 when she started hearing voices, which she...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 24, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama FRIDAY "Jazz in the Garden" - With Mango fan Django, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument streets; tinyurl.com/l62nv2p. SATURDAY "Hot Summer Nights - Music on the Labyrinth" - With Ray Killian, 6:30 p.m., First Christian...

  • Colorado Springs Bible organization got its start with Gospel of John in wilds of India

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ore than a century ago in the wilds of northeast India, a single copy of the New Testament Gospel of John arrived by mail runner in a village of the Hmar, a warlike tribe of the "worst headhunters" ever encountered by British colonists. By the time the Welsh missionary who'd sent the...

  • Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Kenyan town Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in this East African nation. Up to 100,000 people from all over the world gathered in Nyeri to witness the...

  • Colorado Springs church building destroyed by fire set to reopen

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church will reopen this weekend at its 1 S. Walnut Ave. location after the former building was destroyed by a fire in 2012. The church building has been renovated and renamed the South Campus of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Ministries. The public...

  • Gerald Trigg, longtime Methodist minister in Colorado Springs, dies at age 81

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The Rev. Dr. O. Gerald Trigg wasn't afraid to take controversial stands from the pulpit - not in his native Mississippi, where he fought against racism and segregation, and not in Colorado Springs, where he worked to improve interfaith relationships and staunchly opposed anti-gay...

  • They won! Special-needs prom duo capture students' hearts in Colorado Springs

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    A new king and queen reign at Sierra High School. Seniors Johnny Daniel, who has cerebral palsy, and Paige Steffonich, who has Down syndrome, and were among the three guys and three girls vying for Prom King and Queen. The student body selected the winners at Saturday night's prom,...

  • Q&A: How would you respond if your Christian daughter became a Muslim?

    By Jonathan Merritt Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Alana Raybon was baptized as a child in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended youth activities and vacation Bible school and even sang in the choir. But today, she wears a headscarf and worships Allah. Her mother, Patricia, describes Alana's conversion to Islam as...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 17, 2015

    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Music/Drama SUNDAY Pikes Peak Flute Choir - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.; thepikespeak flutechoir.com. Vocal Fusion Spring Concert - 3 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave.; 634-7046. FRIDAY Alleluia Ringers of Concordia...

  • Special-needs couple reigns at Colorado Springs high school prom

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Sierra High School students were on their feet, stomping, clapping and whooping at last week's assembly for seniors. The most popular Prom Court couple had walked toward each other from opposite ends of the gym, met in the center, held hands and faced their peers. "The building was...

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