Verna Laboy devotes her life to making positive impact in Columbia

Verna Laboy is an example to others to persevere when things are tough. To her friends she is “MIZ Verna” — Motivated, Inspired and Zealous.

Local Mormon churches' membership growing through active missionary work

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.

40,000 church conventioneers flood St. Louis

The convention of Church of God in Christ, the nation's biggest black Pentecostal denomination, lasts through Monday in downtown St. Louis.

Red house a college-town landmark in Lincoln

Mitch Sawyer owns the bright red house next to the railroad tracks. Sawyer doesn't live in the red house — there's not even furniture inside it. The red house is Sawyer's tailgate home.


Missouri knocks off top-ranked Oklahoma

The Tigers defeated Oklahoma, the No. 1 team in the BCS standings, 36-27.

Former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke named cardinal

Burke was among 24 new cardinals announced Wednesday by Pope Benedict XVI.

Columbians discuss faith, environment at Flat Branch Park picnic

Interfaith Care for Creation hosted the Interfaith Community Picnic at Flat Branch Park on Sunday.

Columbia couple returns to the mission field in Hungary

Stewart and Patti Humphry say their ministries provide a safe space for people to talk about living under Communism and enduring a revolution in 1956.

Survey finds Americans know little about religion

A new religious knowledge survey shows that atheists and agnostics know more about major world religions than any other group.

ATF investigating Missouri church fire

The fire happened Wednesday in Phelps County; no one was hurt.

UPDATE: IHOP sues Missouri prayer center over use of same acronym

IHOP has filed a lawsuit against the Kansas City-based International House of Prayer for trademark dilution and infringement. 

IHOP sues Missouri prayer center over use of same acronym

The International House of Pancakes sued the International House of Prayer last week for trademark dilution and infringement.

Columbia religious leaders promote tolerance

Eight leaders met Monday at a news conference, where they promoted respect and understanding of different religions.

Columbia Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, reflect on their faith

Columbia Muslims join for prayer at the close of Ramadan and reflect on reaching out to non-Muslims and talking about their faith.

Joyce Meyer Ministries' convention wants women to 'pursue their dreams'

The convention begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

National Baptist Convention U.S.A. gathering concludes in Kansas City

Members of the group will end their meeting Friday evening with a baptism service.

Eid-al-Fitr marks end of Ramadan

A celebration to mark the end of Ramadan will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

National Baptist convention to begin in Kansas City

Roughly 30,000 delegates are expected at the convention of the country's largest black denomination.

Columbia Muslims share views on mosque near ground zero

Members of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, located in Columbia, said Muslims deserve equal treatment and that the Manhattan community was likely to benefit from the mosque.

Area Catholics starting to prepare for revised Roman Missal

Columbia priests and parish leaders are preparing for the revised third edition of the Roman Missal, a new translation of the prayers of the Mass and other related changes. They expect to begin using the revised edition on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011.