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Religion

Religion Almanac: April 21

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: April 7

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: March 31

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: March 17

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: March 3

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Rev. Billy Graham brought Jesus to pastor

I was out-of-town the morning that Billy Graham died. I’d never met the man in person, but had been to one of his last crusades when he came to Raymond James Stadium back in the late 90s. Being a pastor, my social media feeds immediately filled up with everyone’s reflections and favorite Dr. Graham quotes. He was something special alright, a true American treasure and a gift to the Kingdom who impacted thousands upon thousands of lives.

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Religion Almanac: Feb. 24

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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An invitation to care

My mom passed away 18 months ago, at the age of 93. She was an amazing woman. A single mom with only an eighth-grade education and no real marketable skills, I watched her work cleaning offices and waiting tables as I was growing up in order to provide a home for my brother and me. There were difficult times, financially and otherwise, but my mom rarely complained. To me, she always seemed to be so full of life and love, ready to help anyone in need. I miss her.

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Help feel Manatee County’s hungry at CROP walk

We have just spent the week celebrating love, and Christians will affirm “We know love by this, that he [Christ] laid down his life for us — and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.” But it gets harder when we read the next verses of 1 John 3. “How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?” “Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

Why young people should care about Billy Graham

Evangelist Billy Graham influenced many generations of evangelical pastors and their flocks over the years. Charlotte Observer faith and values reporter Tim Funk explains his relevance to young people.
Diedra Laird Charlotte Observer