More than 40,000 delegates, church leaders and visitors from around the world will meet for a convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest predominantly black denomination in North America.
In response to the massive damage from recent flooding in Iowa, a group of college students from The Crossing, including myself, organized a mission trip to Cedar Rapids from Thursday through Sunday to help with relief efforts. Some people in our group have family there, and others know no one. Yet, we all share the common desire to help people in desperate need.
Thirty volunteers through Mizzou Students for Christ will be traveling to New Orleans for a massive cleanup effort in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward. As part of the annual International Churches of Christ campus ministry conference, held this year in Baton Rouge from July 3-6. 1,400 students from around the country are scheduled to spend the day working.
Love INC is a Christian-based social work organization that strives to provide long-term solutions to those in need in Columbia, and fills the holes left by other charities.
The Holy Trinity is a Christian belief that God the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit are separate beings but still part of the “One God.”
Known as one of the most conservative bishops in the U.S., Raymond Burke was named to head the Vatican's supreme court.
The group is looking to bring medical supplies and other equipment to the island nation.
Food scares are adding to the popularity of kosher foods outside the Jewish community. Some people say they feel more confident buying kosher foods because the inspection process is more rigorous.
Questions about the economy, health care and the environment have taken center stage in thus far in the presidential campaign. Religion hasn’t been overlooked; in April, Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama addressed faith and social justice during a Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. The forum helped bring religion to the nation’s attention as part of the presidential campaign. During the forum, the Democratic candidates talked openly about their faith and the role religion plays in everyday life in America. Today the Missourian continues an occasional conversation on the topic with Columbians.
The program is open to the public and features music, a potluck dinner and discussions about Cuba. The stop in mid-Missouri is one of several planned before the group heads to Cuba in mid-July.
The two cases concern priests from St. Elizabeth Parish in the 1970s.
One of the three major festivals of the Jewish faith, Shavuot, begins Sunday and celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai as well as the harvest and bringing of the first fruits to the Temple.
COLUMBIA — Ten years ago, members of the Unity Center congregation in Columbia gathered together in the courtyard in front of the building at 1600 W. Broadway to bless their new church home, a building that had previously been used by Community United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis has published a book that explains the holiest of services in the Orthodox Christian Church.
For each Christian, the Eucharist, or the consuming of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, is highly significant. However, the physical act of taking communion and the form the “body and blood” take may differ among denominations. Some churches have developed a preference for the materials representing the body and blood of Christ. For each of three Columbia congregations, sharing communion is a sign of faith. And it is sometimes a matter of personal taste.
The act of communion is different within each denomination, but the act of breaking bread is a sign of faith for three Columbia congregations.
Mecca. For nearly 1 billion Muslims worldwide, the city carries with it a deep religious history, a calling to faith in God, or Allah, and a connection to the prophet Muhammad, who walked many of the same streets that nearly 2 million pilgrims traverse each year.
It was while he was in Chicago that Hatzidakis started publishing monthly installments in his church’s newsletter about the Divine Liturgy, the most holy of the weekly services in the Orthodox Church. A member of Orthodox Witness, an organization Hatzidakis founded, suggested he put the material together in a book to spread the knowledge to others outside the church.
A man suspected of swindling money from Columbia churches and businesses was detained this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., but Columbia investigators are trying to ascertain whether they can arrest him on charges of stealing.
It’s largely regarded as a Christian holiday, but it has Jewish roots.