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Faith a key to recovery at Learn to Fish

A faith-based nonprofit helps Manatee County women recover from addictions.

Religion

Faith Matters | What do you mean no vacation bible school? Who is going to babysit my kids – for free?

I’ll never forget the exact moment when I knew that our church would never do a regular Vacation Bible School (VBS) again. I was sitting in a restaurant with a bunch of my mom friends having breakfast a few days before school let out a few summers ago. Several of them started talking about all of the VBS schedules for all of the different churches in Bradenton. And then one of them said it out loud. A deep, dark truth that everyone knows, but no one wants to admit. She said, “It is the best free babysitting in town!”

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Religion Almanac: June 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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Religion Almanac: June 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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Tribal thinking limits us as humans

We live in a global world. Literally. We live on a globe floating in space. We share our planet with about 7 billion other members of our human family as well as all the plants and animals and rocks.

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Religion Almanac: May 27

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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‘You gotta go to a church, or a library’

Some people come to fairly obvious realizations quite slowly. Good company or not, I consider myself among such folks. Several friends of mine at Harbor Community Church have come to such an obvious but regrettable conclusion many years later than we should have: we don’t have any/many friends of color. But that’s changing.

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Religion Almanac: May 13

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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Who gets to stay in the picture? Everyone should

There is a portrait hanging on a wall in my home of me, as an infant, my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother. Next to it is a portrait of my daughter, as an infant, me, my mother and my grandmother. One day, I hope that there might be a picture of my grandchild, my daughters, my mother and I.

Videos

12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church

A 12-year-old Mormon girl named Savannah came out as a lesbian to her church in Utah on May 7. “I do believe he [God] made me this way on purpose. No part of me is a mistake," she said to her church congregation.
YouTube/NewNameNoah via Storyful
12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church 3:55

12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church

Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive 1:16

Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive

'Drive Thru Ashes' still popular at Lakewood Ranch church 2:13

'Drive Thru Ashes' still popular at Lakewood Ranch church

Former drive-in church finds a new home in Bradenton 1:29

Former drive-in church finds a new home in Bradenton