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3 years 1 week ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

3 years 1 month ago

Government involvement in church disputes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will decide whether the government can get involved in a workplace dispute between a church and one of its employees. The court will hear arguments Wednesday from the Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School of Redford, Mich. Cheryl Perich got sick, then...

3 years 4 months ago

Church yard sale aims to feed a community

Members of a Colorado Springs church are doing some late spring cleaning to help feed families in our community. The congregation at Church For All Nations on the northeast side is hosting a large scale community yard sale with proceeds benefiting the Angel Food organization. Pastor Mark Cowart...

3 years 6 months ago

Church revokes speaking invite for Churchill

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction church that invited fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill to speak on Memorial Day has withdrawn its invitation. The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley did not want to offend military families by having...

3 years 7 months ago

Control of trust handed back to church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge in Utah has handed control of a communal land trust back to the leaders of Warren Jeffs' polygamous church. In a temporary order signed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said church leaders, not the state of Utah, should manage the...

3 years 7 months ago

Mormons church announces 3 new temples

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson says the faith has plans for three new temples in North America. Monson says the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build temples in Meridian, Idaho, Fort Collins, Colo., and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The announcement...

3 years 9 months ago

Group sues to block prayer speaker at AFA

DENVER (AP)-Five faculty members at the Air Force Academy and a religious watchdog group filed a civil rights suit against the Academy, saying it is violating the separation of church and state by sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event and inviting a fundamentalist Christian to speak. The Military...

3 years 11 months ago

Restitution sought from former pastor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say they are seeking about $291,000 in restitution from the pastor of a dissident Anglican church. Don Armstrong of St. George's Anglican Church in Colorado Springs previously led Grace Episcopal Church and St. Stephen's Parish but left the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado in...

3 years 11 months ago

Church helps families affected by fire

A church in Pueblo West is reaching out to help dozens of families--who were affected by a daycare fire. The Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West took in 40 children for daycare services. The children had been going to Children's Palace in Pueblo West--but the daycare was damaged by a fire...

4 years 1 month ago

Crystal Cathedral files for bankruptcy

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Crystal Cathedral has filed for bankruptcy in Southern California after months of trying to overcome mounting debt. The megachurch, birthplace of the "Hour of Power" televangelist broadcast, announced its filing Monday as it deals with a $55 million debt. The Orange County-based church, founded...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado watchdog group to donate Qurans

A religious watchdog group in Colorado says it will send a copy of the Quran to the Afghan National Army for every one that may be destroyed by the pastor of a small Florida church. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Wednesday his group would...

4 years 4 months ago

Presbyterians divided over gays

U.S. Presbyterians continue to be divided over how to treat gay and lesbian Christians. The church's leaders have approved a more liberal policy on gay clergy but decided not to redefine marriage in their church constitution to include same-sex couples. Approval of both measures could have made the...

4 years 4 months ago

Westboro Baptist submits brief to Supreme Court

BALTIMORE (AP) - The fundamentalist church that picketed the funeral of a Marine killed in Iraq says its actions are constitutionally protected. An attorney for the Westboro Baptist Church submitted a 75-page brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. Albert Snyder is suing the church, claiming that the First...

4 years 5 months ago

Single moms get free oil change

A Pueblo church in conjunction with an auto repair shop will sponsor a free oil change for single moms on June 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Impact Ministry from Fellowship of the Rockies has agreed to handle logistics for the event, as Mueller Auto donates their time...

4 years 8 months ago

Court to rule in military funeral protest case

The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers." The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the...

5 years 1 month ago

Longtime Pueblo bishop welcomes successor

On Tuesday Bishop Arthur Tafoya held a news conference to welcome his successor, Fr. Fernando Isern from Miami. Tafoya, who has been the bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo for 29 years, will retire in mid-December. "I want to thank the good people of Southern Colorado for the warm...

5 years 1 month ago

Pueblo Bishop announces retirement

The Catholic Diocese of Pueblo has announced Bishop Arthur Tafoya will retire on December 10, 2009. The diocese says the Catholic Church requires bishops to retire after turning 75 years old. Bishop Tafoya is 77. Fr. Fernando Isern from Miami will be ordained as the new bishop of Pueblo...

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