The Tuesday evening service held to observe the start of the one-day festival had 22 attendees, but the low number was no surprise to Rabbi Yossi Feintuch. Although the Jewish community in Columbia is small, a sense of community is important.
In times of adversity, God will never give us more than we can bear.
After opening in 2003, Columbia Hope Episcopal Church is closing its doors due to low attendance and funding. The church will hold its last service June 26.
Cooking with cicadas is one way to accept the singing insects' arrival.
The Latter House Kingdom Ministries held a "Rock the Park" National Day of Prayer celebration for youth in Cosmo Park. Meanwhile, the week-long Pray Without Ceasing event run by MU students ended Thursday.
By working with a Spanish-speaking congregation, the Haleys say they are doing international mission work in the heart of the United States.
A House committee heard testimony Wednesday on a measure that would prevent courts from considering international and Sharia law.
Ash Wednesday, which was March 9 this year, marks the start of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of solemn preparation for Easter. Church-goers in Columbia observed the start of the season at services Wednesday.
Best-selling Christian author Kathleen Norris visited Broadway Christian Church the weekend before Lent to share her reflections and participate in discussions. Norris talked plainly about caring for her husband before his death and struggles with spiritual indifference.
The world is marred by social, political and economic inequality, but we should stand to make a difference and fight for everyone's rights.
A new app makes it easier for Roman Catholics to keep track of their sins and complete an examination of conscious before they receive the sacrament of reconciliation.
The church, which has an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection.
Laptops and e-books will be included in the new high school's curriculum.
Event coordinator Carla Marroquin said Columbia is vulnerable to human trafficking because it lies on an interstate and because of the high numbers of students who might lack funds.
The state arm of the Southern Baptist Convention said the Rev. David Tolliver's departure was immediate, and another leader will fill in as executive director until the organization names a permanent replacement.
The first of eight candles was lit Wednesday to celebrate Hanukkah.
Despite a new, state-of-the-art stadium and a beautiful, 50-degree, sun-filled day, Saturday's game had the lowest attendance in the four years the MU-KU football game has been played at the stadium.
Verna Laboy is an example to others to persevere when things are tough. To her friends she is “MIZ Verna” — Motivated, Inspired and Zealous.
The Mormon church is growing, and church leaders say that's largely due to young people like Tyler Hemenway and Sean Marett, two tidily dressed young men you may have seen on bikes or on foot in Columbia spreading the word.
The convention of Church of God in Christ, the nation's biggest black Pentecostal denomination, lasts through Monday in downtown St. Louis.