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Tuning in to CAROLS

posted: 12/20/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Carols are a familiar part of worship services during Advent and Christmas, and many of the most beloved Christmas carols have ancient origins or roots in other countries.

'Blue Christmas' services provide comfort

posted: 12/20/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

For those grieving the death of a loved one or struggling through divorce or job loss, Christmas can be a difficult time. Some churches in Arkansas are offering special worship services for those who find the season less than jolly.

On Religion: Hanukkah, Christmas symbols create minefield

posted: 12/20/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Anyone passing the Hoffman home in the Cincinnati suburbs during the holidays will see festive blue and white lights and an inflatable bear in the front yard -- a bear wearing a Santa cap and holding a candy cane.

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Religion Calendar

posted: 12/20/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Asbury United Methodist Church, 1700 Napa Valley Drive, will have music featuring violinist Magdalena Ryszkowski during the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. traditional services Sunday. The handbell choir will perform carols at the 10:45 contemporary service.

Religion News Briefs

posted: 12/20/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Vatican will open papal farm to public CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — Pope Francis is welcoming the public to see the working farm at Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer residence south of Rome.

Communities of Faith

posted: 12/20/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Concert to feature Jazz Collective FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayetteville Jazz Collective Christmas concert will be at 7 p.m. today at Clapp Auditorium at Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, 150 NW. Skyline Drive.

'Mom, Dad ... I'm gay'

posted: 12/13/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.

Hanukkah events to feature mentalists

posted: 12/13/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Tuesday and this year's celebrations in Arkansas include public menorah lightings, latke potlucks and a number of other events.

Religion Calendar

posted: 12/13/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

On Religion: 'Christmas' films all ho, ho, ho, absent any holy

posted: 12/13/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The blitz begins while jack-o'-lanterns are fresh and Thanksgiving turkeys are still frozen, a manic parade of hip elves, sexy angels, reluctant Santas, wisecracking families, toy-obsessed children and even those Euro-trash terrorists who crash holiday office parties.

News Briefs

posted: 12/13/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Pope marks feast at shopping area

Communities of Faith

posted: 12/13/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Monastery holds annual bake sale FORT SMITH — St. Scholastica Monastery will have its annual bake sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

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