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Christie Storm

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Church food drive approaches 10 tons

posted: 02/28/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Three weeks into a "Share Your Lunch: Feeding Hungry Children" campaign, the congregation of First Assembly of God North Little Rock has collected more than nine tons of food. At that pace the church should far exceed its goal of 10 tons (20,000 pounds) of food during the nine-week drive.

Holy hurrahs

posted: 02/28/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

With a race going on outside their front doors on Sunday morning, many churches along the Little Rock Marathon route are embracing the spirit of the day, while still finding time for worship services.

Rehab for body and soul

posted: 02/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Almost any night in churches across Arkansas, a Celebrate Recovery group is meeting. The Rev. Carl Palmer credits the Bible-based program with saving his marriage.

Rehab for body and soul

posted: 02/14/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Almost any night in churches across Arkansas, a Celebrate Recovery group is meeting. The Rev. Carl Palmer credits the Bible-based program with saving his marriage.

Prom to give special kids star treatment

posted: 02/07/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Volunteers from Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock are working to make Friday a night to remember for some special- needs young adults.

Rising to the challenge

posted: 01/31/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

These days in addition to hours filled with prayer and contemplation, members of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity in Berryville also spend time mixing, baking and packing baked goods to ship around the country.

Home will transition to serve single mothers

posted: 01/31/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

This month the Promise House Maternity Home in Little Rock welcomed its 215th baby. Since its start in 1991, this program of Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries has helped hundreds of unwed pregnant teens and preteens. But with the arrival of the last baby, the ministry will have a new mission -- serving adult single mothers and their children.

Church to end fast, just in time for Super Bowl

posted: 01/31/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Members of in Sherwood will end a 21-day fast on Sunday, just in time for their Super Bowl party. The annual fast has been done for about four years as a way to draw closer to God, said Scott Harness, senior pastor.

Turn, turn, turn

posted: 01/24/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

For the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, it's all about revolving. Members of the Sufi order use dance as a form of devotion to God, and the revolution of all things -- from electrons, protons and neutrons in atoms to the earth revolving around the sun -- is at the heart of their spinning movements.

Protecting the flock

posted: 01/17/2015 2:19 a.m. Comments 3

Joel Humphrey thought his church had a solid security plan. But when he and fellow safety team members from Crossgate Church in Hot Springs attended a Sheepdog Seminar for Churches in Texas last year, he realized they had a lot of work to do.

Defensive living expo offers handgun class

posted: 01/17/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Oak Grove Life Center, a nonprofit organization and outreach of, will offer a Defensive Living Expo on Jan. 31. The event will include a concealed-carry handgun class, as well as seminars, training and demonstrations on defensive living.

Habits of holiness

posted: 01/10/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

Father Tom Elliott spends time each day writing a letter to God. It's a spiritual discipline known as journal writing and it's one the Catholic priest has practiced for more than a decade.

Interfaith program to focus on religious liberty

posted: 01/10/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an interfaith religious liberty program today in Little Rock. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Little Rock Stake Center, 13901 Quail Run Drive.

Listening for God

posted: 01/03/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

For Jerome Kodell, the practice of silent prayer has enriched his life. Some call it contemplative prayer -- a way of seeking a deeper relationship with God through stillness and silence.

Year of violence

posted: 12/27/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were voted as the No. 1 religion story of the year by members of the Religion Newswriters Association and in a repeat of last year, Pope Francis was named the top Religion Newsmaker of the Year.


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