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Seize an opportunity for peace

Are we seizing the opportunities we have to build peace in the world? We often think about missed opportunities when we’re at someone’s funeral or when a neighbor

6 days ago
Matter of Faith: God took a break; we need to, too

Consumption and production are two words that we hear constantly in our modern world. We consume what others make, and sometimes we produce, and others use what we make.

6 days ago
Religion Notes 5/20/17

150TH ANNIVERSARY: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 Ninth St., Menomonie, is celebrating its 150th anniversary today and Sunday.

6 days ago
Food and Faith 5/20/17

DOUGHNUT FRY: A doughnut fry is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Jim Falls United Methodist Church, 13883 Highway S.

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Canonization ‘miracle’

FATIMA, Portugal — The parents of a Brazilian boy whose recovery from a severe brain injury is being cited by the Vatican as the “miracle” needed to canonize two Portuguese

1 week ago
Religion Notes 5/13/17

STAFF ADDITION: The Rev. Phil Ruge-Jones was installed as associate pastor for mission and outreach at Grace Lutheran Church on May 7, joining the Rev. Dean Simpson.

1 week ago
Religion Notes 5/6/17

WRITERS RECITAL: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild is holding its third annual Writers Recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W.

1 week ago
Food and Faith 5/6/17

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Ruby’s Pantry is distributing food from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, 207 University St., Elk Mound.

1 week ago
26 percent of Americans are atheists? 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Stewart differs from most atheists. He’ll tell you there is no God.

1 week ago
Religion Notes 4/29/17

GUEST SPEAKERS: Guest speakers will be at the 10 a.m. services at Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St., on the following:

3 weeks ago
Food and Faith 4/29/17

SUPPER, SALES, SILENT AUCTION: Supper, sales and a silent auction will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 264 E. Main St., Mondovi.

3 weeks ago
Faith and a Facebook post

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte attorney Noah Allen had always been able to endure, even mask, a lot of pain. But by the fall of 2016, severe muscle cramps were waking him

3 weeks ago
Matter of Faith: Dying and rising

I remember as a young priest noticing some art in my pastor’s office that appeared to be poorly arranged. The wall was large, and yet the two pieces were hung with

1 month ago
Religion Notes 4/15/17

DIVINE MERCY: Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Patrick’s Parish invites the public to join its congregation for the Divine Mercy Novena, a Catholic devotion consisting of

1 month ago
Food and Faith 4/15/17

MEATBALLS & MAPLE SYRUP: A meatball and maple syrup supper will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jim Falls United Methodist Church, 13883 Highway S South.

1 month ago
Religion Notes 3/11/17

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave.

2 months ago
Food and Faith 3/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

2 months ago
Priest: Forgiveness brings healing, joy

It was a simple human interaction, and yet it was not easy to do. I said, “I am sorry; I hope you will forgive me.” I could have been more direct and said,

2 months ago
The possibility of ordaining men

BERLIN — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.

2 months ago
Religion Notes 3/4/17

GUEST SPEAKER: The Rev. Paul Erbes of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services will be preaching for the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sunday at Spirit Lutheran

2 months ago
Food and Faith 3/4/17

SOUP SUPPER: An all-you-can-eat supper will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Notre Dame Parish Life Center, 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls.

2 months ago
Sharing God’s word 

ORLANDO, Fla. — For most of its 50 years, Florida’s Wycliffe Associates built offices, guesthouses, training centers and airport runways for volunteers who traveled to other

2 months ago
Food and Faith 2/18/17

CHURCH BREAKFAST: The public is invited to breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.

3 months ago
Religion Notes 2/18/17

WORSHIP & A WORKSHOP: The public is invited to attend worship and a workshop at Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St.

3 months ago
Leading with ‘incredible joy’

STILLWATER, Minn. — After 15 years in education, Sister Mary Juliana Cox has perfected “The Look.”

3 months ago
Food and Faith 2/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

3 months ago
Religion Notes 2/11/17

‘POSITIVE PICKET’: Members of area faiths are coming together to show their support for Muslims through a “positive picket” from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

3 months ago
Responding to a calling

Nurse Katie Farka was so smitten with providing a healing touch to people in Ethiopia that she sold her house in La Crosse, quit her job and will embark soon on a year-long

3 months ago
Religion Notes 2/4/17

VIDEO SERIES: “The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Journey Through Scripture,” a 12-week video study, begins Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sacred Heart of Jesus-St.

3 months ago
Food and Faith 2/4/17

BINGO PARTY: St. Rose’s Circle is hosting a bingo party on Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 11358 Highway Q, Chippewa Falls.

3 months ago
Matter of Faith: Jesus’ law of grace and love ratified by his blood

“And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

3 months ago
Trump wants religion and politics to mix 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to “totally destroy” a measure that bars houses of worship from endorsing political candidates, and eager Capitol Hill

3 months ago
Food and Faith 1/14/17

CHURCH BREAKFAST: The public is invited to breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.

4 months ago
Religion Notes 1/14/17

CVASING: Chippewa Valley Area Singers Involved in Neighborhood Giving, or CVASING, is inviting all singers, past and present, to join in this year’s concert for Feed My

4 months ago
Catholic records going digital

BOSTON — Two of Boston’s most venerable institutions are teaming up to create an online database of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic Church documents to help people

4 months ago
Religion Notes 1/7/17

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W.

4 months ago
Can we really create peace on Earth?

We just wrapped up another “most wonderful time of the year.” Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or the solstice, you probably enjoyed getting

4 months ago
‘Spiritual warfare,’ ‘demonic attacks’ 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two weeks before the voluntary shutdown last year of Courage House, a licensed group home for young sex-trafficking victims near Sacramento, a

4 months ago
Food and Faith 12/31/16

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its famous all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

4 months ago
Religion Notes 12/31/16

VATICAN EXHIBITION: The Vatican international exhibition “Eucharistic Miracles of the World” is coming Wednesday to the Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Patrick Parish

4 months ago
Matter of Faith: Jesus’ return will be a glorious day

“No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven — the Son of Man.” John 3:13

4 months ago
Martin Luther exhibit on display

Martin Luther took a stand 500 years ago that shook Europe and changed the world. 

5 months ago
Keeping Christ in Christmas

The animals have been groomed, the children have been fitted for costumes, the candles have been tested, and the “holy family” has accepted their task as Our Savior’s

5 months ago
Season’s message needed 

The leaves have left the trees and yet autumn didn’t want to leave us. We’ve all enjoyed and reveled in it — sporting short sleeve shirts and wearing our sandals well into

5 months ago
Food and Faith 12/17/16

CHRISTMAS MEAL: Fairchild Church of Hope, 200 W. Main St., is offering a free meal following its 10 a.m. Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 25.

5 months ago
Religion Notes 12/17/16

NIGHT OF SONG & WORDS: St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th St., is hosting “Word and Music for Days of Holy Darkness,” an hour of meditation on

5 months ago
Waiting and anticipating

Christians the world over are in a time of waiting and anticipation that we call Advent. Advent, which runs through Dec. 24, is four weeks of staying awake for

5 months ago
God has been and remains with us

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognized names in the history of art. His “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” have been seen by millions of people.

5 months ago
God’s gift to us — daily life

Giving someone a gift card has become a normal practice in our society. Rather than give a gift that requires thought and would be returned, the gift card allows the person

5 months ago
A parents’ message to their teen

Dear Teen,

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