After seeing Jeff Copeland perform street magic in Columbia, youth members of Alive in Christ Lutheran Church decided to book him for their lock in.
Muslim workers walked off the job Friday after a disagreement with the management team about prayer time. Muslims are required to pray five times a day at specific times, and they met with management Monday to negotiate a long-term solution.
Two Catholic churches — Sacred Heart and the Newman Center — began sharing priests Aug. 1. As of Sunday, the Rev. Thomas Saucier is pastor for both churches. Despite the double workload and growing pains, the priest's enthusiasm is unwavering.
The 2011 CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday raised more than $2,000 in an effort to overcome poverty. The walk was 2.5 miles around downtown Columbia.
The Alive in Christ Lutheran Church youth group held a Man Hunt at the Columbia Mall on Wednesday to collect supplies and food for the Rainbow House and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Volunteers from First Baptist Church served at the second-hand clothes shop, The Wardrobe, on Saturday. The group cleared out the summer inventory to make room for winter clothing. First Baptist goes out on "hands-on missions" once a month.
The Welcome Place offers a relaxing, discussion-based sermon instead of a more traditional worship service. The new service debuted Saturday night.
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative will start with events Sunday through Thursday. The effort is trying to raise $45 million to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.
Brian Mitchell, the new director of MU Hillel, hopes the organization becomes more active and engaging to Jewish students. He is planning a birthright trip to Israel in December.
Personal satisfaction and support from friends and family help converts to Islam handle the difficulties they face.
The new program, "Adventures In Christ PM Edition — Fusion," will be held from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, and it is provided for kindergarteners to high school school students.
The Welcome Place will debut at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and is intended to be a more relaxed, discussion type service.
MU's Muslim Student Organization celebrates the beginning of the fall semester and the breaking of Ramadan on Wednesday in the Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union.
Bishop Alonzo Monk Bryan, a former pastor of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, is remembered by his family as a man who loved the church.
Once a basketball player at Truman State University, Jesse Schrader has redirected his energy and passion into a homeless ministry at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly.
The secretary of state's office approved the wording of the proposed ballot summary, allowing supporters to begin a petition drive.
Ramadan falls this year during the scorching summer, when tempers already running hot could easily boil over, especially as Egyptians complain about the continued rise in food prices and the general economic malaise after the uprising.
The Southwest Missouri BBB said rescuejoplin.org, a charity collecting donations for Joplin, is not registered as a nonprofit group. Attorney General Chris Koster's office said it is investigating.
About 15,000 guests attended the mass wedding reception in Jakarta. The couples were from low-income backgrounds and received free marriage certificates.
The center has filed a preliminary plan with the city to include a two-story school complex; a four-story, 27-apartment complex; a gymnasium; and a kitchen.