Friday, March 1st, 2019
The service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Sugar Grove UMC...
SUGAR GROVE, Ill., Feb. 25, 2019 — Five Fox Valley United Methodist churches will partner in a joint Ash Wednesday service to open Lent. The service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Sugar Grove UMC, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove. The public is invited. Admission and parking are free. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit a Methodist ministry. Participating churches are members of the Aurora Cluster: Flowing Forth UMC, Wesley UMC and Bethany UMC, all in Aurora; Sugar Grove UMC, Sugar Grove; and Kaneville UMC, Kaneville. Pastors andRead More
Catholic bishops from the U.S. and Mexico joined social justice groups
by: Jack Jenkins, Feb 28, 2019 (RNS) — A group Catholic bishops from the U.S. and Mexico joined social justice groups for what organizers described as an “emergency” summit this week in El Paso, Texas, where leaders voiced opposition to President Trump’s immigration policies regarding asylum-seekers and the construction of a new border wall. “Our nation, the United States, has expressed that we are in a ‘national emergency,’” said Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio at a news conference that ended the gathering on Wednesday (Feb. 27). “Well, we wereRead More
“The credibility of the allegations would have been sufficient for Willow Creek Community Church...
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, Feb 28, 2019 (RNS) — The allegations of “sexually inappropriate words and actions” by Bill Hybels, the founder of Willow Creek Community Church, are credible, according to an independent group of Christian leaders advising the church. That alleged behavior, directed mostly at women connected to the Chicago-area megachurch, took place at various points during Hybels’ more than four decades of leadership. “The credibility of the allegations would have been sufficient for Willow Creek Community Church to initiate disciplinary action if Bill Hybels had continued asRead More