Religion

Religion

Religion Almanac: Jan. 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.

Religion

Thoughts on proper church etiquette

Over the Christmas and New Year holidays, I was able to visit other churches for some of their special services. It was quite an eye-opener, and it’s clearly apparent that church etiquette has changed over the years. It seemed that many of today’s churchgoers have never been taught exactly what behavior is properly respectful of God’s house and respectful of the other people in attendance. So on behalf of my fellow pastors everywhere, here are a few thoughts for consideration:

Religion

Religion Almanac: Jan. 14

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.

Religion

Religion Almanac: Jan. 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.

Religion

The blessings of living in a loving neighborhood

This past Sunday, I took a break from preaching, having given it over to a trusted friend and leader in our young church. Because I wasn’t preaching, and was technically “off,” I chose to arrive on time and leave shortly after the conclusion of the service around 11:15 a.m.

Local

Synagogue hosts unusual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What might make Sunday’s tribute at Temple Emanu-El feel special is the presence of the Rev. Charles McKenzie from Bradenton, who will perform excerpts from four of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s most famous speeches. Some say when they close their eyes and listen to McKenzie, it’s like King is in the room with them.

Religion

Who matters at Christmas: Jesus, and you do, too

A lot of time, and probably some significant money, has been spent by countless churches over the last month or so on advertising, gimmicks (think Christmas selfies and hashtags), special musicians and food in order to attract the masses to one particular church over another. That’s a whole lot of focus on what, how, when and where.

Religion

Religion Almanac: Dec. 10

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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