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REFLECTIONS: Gophers in the basement

Our basement is a glorified crawl space with a ceiling about 5 ¢ feet high. Even so, we did build shelves there to store extra canned goods, cereal, toilet paper and Christmas decorations. On the outside of the house, the window wells are surprisingly deep so, my husband covered them, cutting ...

‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: "Questions and answers about being Muslim." The ad offered ideas for questions: ...

A Mormon church leader excommunicated for 1st time in decades

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church leader was removed from his post and kicked out of the religion Tuesday for the first time in nearly three decades. James J. Hamula was released from a mid-level leadership council based on disciplinary action by the religion's highest leaders, said ...

Ancient tiny church in western England a keeper of history

KEMPLEY, England (AP) — I'm lost in a world of hedges. The narrow lanes crowd in. I drive ever slower, looking for a signpost. Just as I think I'm lost, a squat, square tower and a weather vane peep above the greenery. St. Mary's Church, in Kempley, in Gloucestershire, western England, is a ...

College tours stir God-on-campus thoughts

Last weekend, my youngest daughter and I toured two of the handful of colleges she’s hoping to visit by fall. Of the two parochial and two public universities we’ve explored so far, each offers attributes and amenities I couldn’t have dreamed of during my own college days. ...

Who becomes a saint in the Catholic Church, and is that changing?

By Mathew Schmalz College of the Holy Cross (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) — Pope Francis has created a new category for beatification, the level immediately below sainthood, in the ...

Rummage sale at Vincent United Methodist on Aug. 12

Vincent United Methodist Women of Minot will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured on Saturday will be lunch of sandwiches and salad served from 11 a.m. until gone. Sweet treats and coffee will be served at 9 a.m. Bag Bargains are available ...

Manka Family Ministries to be at Minot Baptist Church

From July 30 through Aug. 2, The Manka Family will be at the Minot Baptist Church. Regular services are on Sunday, at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m.. The Manka Family Ministries is a conservative, evangelistic ministry. They have ministered ...

US Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully accepted in American society, a new ...

Amazing Grace Missionaries at Minot Baptist Church

Missionaries from Amazing Grace Ministries will be at the Minot Baptist Church and the North Dakota State Fair in Commercial Building III from July 21 through the end of the fair. For further information please call Pastor David B. Miller at 839-1351. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., Morning ...

First Baptist annual fried chicken picnic set for Thursday

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people over age 50, will hold the annual Southern Fried Chicken Picnic on Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The event will be held indoors. A musical program will be presented by Sue Gunderson-Kranz of Powers Lake. The cost is ...

REFLECTIONS: May I have a cookie??

“Mom, may I have a cookie,” asked 7 year old Samantha, “I’m really hungry!” “I’m making a special dinner,” said Mom, “and it will be ready soon.” “But, I want something now,” insisted Samantha. “OK,” said Mom, “if you’re hungry you may have part of this ...

Kennedy wedding church lets visitors in to imagine the day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier wed is inviting visitors in to kneel where the couple knelt, listen to the music that played and imagine the day. St. Mary's Church, in Newport, Rhode Island, was the site of the wedding on Sept. 12, 1953, when ...

The Big Smoke event to be held July 10

The Big Smoke, an event being cooked up by members of the North Central Serra Club of North Dakota as a benefit for seminarians, women religious, and others in religious formation, is scheduled for July 10 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot. It will feature four priests and a ...

K.K. John to speak at Lighthouse Church Sunday

John K. Kaiyalethe, known as K.K. John, will be the guest speaker at the Lighthouse Church, 1400 5th Street SW in Minot, on Sunday. Services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. John and his wife, Tamara, are both graduates of Northwest Bible College in Minot. He now holds a doctorate of ...

Garms family to perform at Bethel Lutheran on Sunday

The Garms family will perform at Bethel Free Lutheran Church, 530 22nd Avenue NW in Minot, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A free will offering will be accepted. According to a press release, David and Kris Garms are from Minnesota and perform Southern Gospel and gospel bluegrass music with six of ...

Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized to the victims of ex-bishop Peter Ball as his church published ...

Cardinals press pope to clarify divorce- remarriage stand

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church. In a new letter, the cardinals ask Francis for an audience, noting he ...