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Christ Episcopal Church looks for soles for souls

Christ Episcopal Church is preparing their sixth annual shoe drive for the needy.

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We should offer asylum to those needing it

Picture this, today, somewhere in Greece or Sweden, or the United States: Seven hundred people crammed into a camp of loosely arranged, narrowly separated plywood-patched and canvas-covered huts next to a mud-shored pond of fetid water. Living off donated date-expired food prepared over coffee-can sized kerosene stoves that double as space heaters. The children are being taught in loosely organized groups by volunteer camp residents, while adults gather in small clusters for discreet conversations and gossip that serve as community forums, with no one allowed to leave the razor-wired perimeter and handfuls of escapees returning daily. All of them sharing the same less than private bathing, toilet and suspect sanitation facilities, everyone — even the returning escapees — considering themselves lucky to be there.

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Religion Almanac: April 22

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 15

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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Resurrected to restore

My favorite two holidays, as it probably is for many other Christians, is Christmas and Easter. Christmas was the promise, Easter is the victorious manifestation of that very promise.

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Churches struggling to find organists

When the longtime organist at St. John's Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace, Md., announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge than they knew.

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Religion Almanac: April 8

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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What do you call me?

He calls me “Dr. Lee.” Every email, phone call and conversation that we’ve had over the last four years starts with “Hello, Dr. Lee.” Even though I’ve held a doctorate for almost a decade, no one calls me “Dr.” and I am loathe to introduce myself that way unless it is absolutely necessary. So, after the first few exchanges I asked him to just call me “Hope” or “Mrs. Lee.” It didn’t work.

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Religion Almanac: March 18

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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Can you be an optimistic skeptic?

There are many ways to be a skeptic. There are knee jerk skeptics who refuse to believe anything regardless of the evidence. There are cherry pickers who only believe that which supports their previously held views. And then there are rational skeptics, people who consider all the evidence pro and con.

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Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive

Christ Episcopal Church will wrap up their annual Barefoot Sunday shoe drive on April 23. Donations of new or gently used shoes are needed.
Mark Young Bradenton Herald
Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive 1:16

Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive

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'Drive Thru Ashes' still popular at Lakewood Ranch church

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Former drive-in church finds a new home in Bradenton

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Fuel Youth Church Commercial