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  • Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service to be held tonight

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' eight historic downtown churches once again will present the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Choirs from Grace and St. Stephen's and First Congregational Church will...

  • 'We're disheartened, but we can't be disabled,' NAACP leader from Colorado Springs says

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The small group huddled in front of a TV on Monday night in Christ Temple Community Church in southeast Colorado Springs was anxious. After hearing a grand jury's decision regarding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., they turned off the TV news broadcast, shaking...

  • Colorado Springs group promotes 'breaking bread, building bridges'

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    fter divisive midterm elections that subjected Coloradans to $100 million of political ads, groups of Colorado Springs residents are meeting to cultivate an endangered community asset: civil conversations across ideological lines. Last month, dozens of participants kicked off three...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 23, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday "Romance by Moonlight" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30-5 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., $5-$20; 633-3649, chamber orchestraofthesprings.org/tickets. Nov. 30 "Messiah" - Sing-along with Chamber Singers from the Colorado...

  • Chamber Singers host fourth 'Messiah' sing-along

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Composed in only 24 days in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, the English-
language oratorio "Messiah," with text from the King James Bible, is Handel's most famous work and the most familiar sacred orchestral piece associated with the Christmas holiday - thanks, in part, to its popular...

  • Vatican installing showers for homeless

    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Homeless people around the Vatican are getting more than just handouts from charitable passers-by. They're getting a shower. The pope's chief alms-giver, Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, says three showers will be installed in the public restrooms off Bernini's...

  • Gazette readers: What are you thankful for? Share your gratitude

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    While you’re finishing plans for a turkey day feast, take time to consider those things for which you are most thankful. Your family. Your Friends. Your health. Your community. Food on the table. A loving heart. Kind words. We’d love to hear from you! In an email with subject...

  • Vatican rep: 2015 'ideal time' for pope NY visit

    CARA ANNA, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Vatican's envoy to the United Nations strongly hinted that Pope Francis would visit New York next year to address world leaders at the General Assembly, saying Thursday that the coming 70th anniversary of the world body would be "the ideal time." Archbishop...

  • Turkey drive organizers shift goals, ask for smaller birds, too

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Organizers of an annual massive turkey drive revised their goal Wednesday amid a shift in strategy toward also serving hens. A day after announcing its annual campaign, the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado lowered its goal of receiving 10,000 donated turkeys to seeking...

  • Students explore faith through art at Colorado Springs class

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Mary LaBrecque never fancied herself an artist and "doesn't know anything about painting," admittedly. Yet on a Thursday evening in late October, the retired preschool coordinator from Colorado Springs was halfway through a piece that told the story of her life in vibrant sweeps of...

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