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Two local churches to take reservations for Thanksgiving meals, volunteers

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Reservations for free, home-cooked Thanksgiving Day meals for anyone in Bartholomew County can be made beginning Tuesday via two local churches. Organizers plan to serve about 1,500 meals.

Congregations’ trunk or treat-style area events planned in the days ahead

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Bumper-to-bumper traffic could take on a whole new meaning in upcoming days at area houses of worship.

Highlighting ‘shepherd’ leadership: Former local pastor publishes book on Jesus’ sacrificial way with others

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In a world of selfies, former pastor Dan Houze is encouraging selflessness.

New foundation aims to equip police chaplains to better help officers

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As John Bundick spoke about his new foundation’s upcoming fundraiser, emergency sirens could be heard all around him.

Local radio station presents Christian pop group in North Vernon concert Oct. 16

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The Sidewalk Prophets’ pop music message of God’s love has spread far and wide since the band formed years ago at Indiana’s Anderson University.

Making a world of difference: Jonesville’s Lutheran outreach helping in Ukraine, Kentucky, locally

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JONESVILLE — The Lutheran-oriented and locally based outreach known as Orphan Grain Train is making a world of difference at the moment — in war-torn Ukraine, with southeastern Kentucky flood victims, and with last year’s Madisonville, Kentucky tornado victims finally getting resettled in homes and needing items such as furniture.

Hope resident’s baby adoption story part of a nationally released Christian film

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Melissa Coles’ life became a whirlwind this past week. It also became part of a nationally released Christian film, “Lifemark,” about her decision 29 years ago to forgo a planned abortion and put her baby up for adoption.

Ex-Columbus couple continue serving at school in Dominican Republic

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SEYMOUR — Jacob and Mia McCall married in July 2016 and moved to Columbus.

Sandy Hook member holding cookout to benefit Christian outreaches to honor her father

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One of Aubree Skinner’s most cherished memories of time with Dad Tim Tuell unfolded some 20 years ago. He manned one of the grills at a Sandy Hook United Methodist Church cookout attracting more than 1,000 people on an afternoon in a Columbus shopping center to raise money for a Christian outreach.

Worship in the Park to debut Aug. 21

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Christian church leaders often talk about venturing beyond their four walls to meet believers and seekers wherever they gather. And now 13 Columbus churches are literally doing that with a daylong, inaugural event called Worship in the Park.