Wales: Church to have service to bless same-sex couples

United Kingdom 09/07/21, 15:43

On Monday, September 6, the Church of Wales, UK, unanimously approved a new service in which same-sex couples can receive the blessing of their civil union or marriage in churches. The service for same-sex couples is an 'alternative' ceremony to marriage as same-sex couples are not allowed to marry in Anglican ...

Wooden cross still standing after tornado rips through Texas church

Texas 10/24/19, 11:16

A church in Northwest Dallas, Texas, was one of the buildings destroyed after a tornado tore through the area on Sunday, Oct. 20. However, one thing was left standing giving the community hope, the cross of Jesus. While Northway Church had its roof torn off and much of the building was ...

Pastor explains why he prayed for President Trump during unannounced visit

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:18

Commentary Over 250 Christian pastors planned a special day of prayer for the president of the United States, for June 2. But two days before on May 31, the nation suffered, yet another senseless and tragic mass killing. This time in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A longtime city employee had opened fire in ...

San Diego congregation tackle woman who threatened to explode church

U.S. 04/21/19, 21:38

Worshippers in a church in San Diego tackled an armed woman who entered the building with a baby on Sunday and threatened to blow up it, according to CNN. San Diego Police said they arrived within two minutes of a 911 call at Mt. Everest Academy. According to police, the unidentified ...

Church perseveres after tornado blows its building apart

U.S. 02/24/19, 15:48

When it came time for Sunday services at First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Mississippi, the congregation was ready but the church building had been blown apart by a tornado. So they picked up whatever furnishings they could salvage and held a prayer service outdoors — complete with a baptism in a ...

Woman accused of vandalizing California church during spree

California 02/08/19, 17:34

A woman has been arrested after surveillance video caught her toppling a crucifix statue and destroying other religious artwork in a Northern California church. Watsonville Police said 23-year-old Jackeline Chavira caused at least $15,000 in damages at St. Patrick's Church. Police said Chavira went on a rampage Wednesday in which she went ...

Minnesota pastor restores old Twin Cities churches

U.S. 01/05/19, 01:05

Neither heights nor tight spaces nor buckets of bat guano can stand between the Rev. Paul Marzahn and his vision to transform derelict churches into beautiful places of worship."They've nicknamed me the church flipper," he said with a chuckle. "I have an eye for properties that have value. I fix ...

Places of worship are increasingly a target. Here are some security tips.

U.S. 11/14/18, 03:02

Attending religious services is both a family tradition and a religious necessity for us. All our lives, we sat in the same seats—usually the front row on the left—no matter what church the family was attending. Our family has been involved in various ministries and events that made our church family ...

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