Weighing the options of going green

Consumers are constantly asked to do their part to help save the environment by using green alternatives to everyday products and activities. However, the choice to "go green" can be a confusing one.

MU students organize game of Humans Versus Zombies

Organizers expect upward of 200 people to participate, which they say is low for a school MU's size. MU students can sign up to play at

Cambodian New Year adds religious diversity to Easter weekend

The Wat Angkor Cambodian Buddhist Temple near Hallsville on Old Highway 63 hosted celebrations for the Cambodian New Year festival over the weekend. Called Chol Chnam Thmey in the Khmer language, the Cambodian New Year usually falls on April 13.

Gardening helps character grow

Helping my father in the garden became a practical life lesson for me as a young Christian man.

Columbia Hope Church congregation celebrates its first Easter

The church celebrated its "launch" Feb. 8. It is the first church planted in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in more than 20 years. The Rev. Heather McCain, church planter and pastor, hopes the Easter service brings its congregants and newcomers together in the spirit of joy for Christ's resurrection. 

Columbia Hope Church looks to live up to core values

Pastor Heather McCain wants the new congregation to focus on hospitality, spirituality, discipleship, environmental sustainability, compassion, justice and creativity.

Easter Sunday a popular day for Baptisms

Several Columbians are using Easter Sunday for their baptisms and expressing its significance.

Local churches honor the women of the Gospels

Local Christian churches plan to collaborate Friday in an effort to honor the women of the Gospels through dance and prayer.

Quinceañera brings culture to Columbia

Selena Márquez and her family celebrate her quinceañera, a Mexican Catholic tradition that signifes the maturity of a 15-year-old girl both religiously and socially.

Sweets, homemade dishes essential to Easter Sunday meals

Columbians answer the question: What food is absolutely a part of Easter for you?

Preparing Easter morning music essentials

The Missourian asked Columbia churches' music directors what was essential to making Sunday's music feel like Easter morning.

Author David Sedaris lends voice, insight to new stories

Author and humorist David Sedaris spoke to a sold-out audience in Jesse Hall on Wednesday night as a part of his tour promoting his most recent book, "When You Are Engulfed in Flames."

Author Jane Smiley engages readers during ReadMOre Tour

Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "A Thousand Acres," led a discussion Wednesday evening about that book as well as many other topics including previous novels and her passions.

Forum Christian Church adds second location in Columbia

In order to accomodate a growing congregation, Forum Christian Church, among others, has added another location for its services: Hilton Garden Conference Center.

Orr Street Studios welcomes new artist to main gallery

Ming Zhou, whose artwork is featured at Orr Street Studios, takes on the Chinese bourgeosie.

Two orchestras' performances will feature competition winners

The Ninth Street Philharmonic Orchestra and the Missouri Youth Orchestra hosted competitions in recent months and plan to make them annual traditions.

Former religion reporter speaks at MU about faith journey

On Tuesday at MU, former Los Angeles Times religion reporter William Lobdell discussed his spiritual background and faith reporting. He has written a book explaining how reporting on religion led him to lose his faith.

Two MU students to showcase second film

Randy Prywitch and Jason Goldstein of Be The Shoe Productions will show their film, "Salad Daze," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Columbia Jews commemorate Passover

Beginning at sunset on Wednesday, Jews throughout Columbia will take part in the yearly celebration of Passover.

Jazz percussionist and ambassador Matt Wilson visits Columbia

Percussionist and bandleader Matt Wilson is promoting jazz to children — and everybody else.