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Priest ousted on complaints of misconduct

posted: 09/30/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

The Rev. James Melnick has been permanently removed from ministry by Bishop Anthony Taylor of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock over allegations of sexual misconduct with adults -- behavior the bishop referred to as predatory.

All God's creatures

posted: 09/27/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Americans love their pets. Last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners spent more than $58 billion on their pets, from buying food and supplies to paying for veterinary care and grooming. So it's no surprise that those furry, feathered and scaly friends that are lavished with such attention have a special day at church each year -- St. Francis Day.

Suffer the little children

posted: 09/20/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

They wiggle and squirm. Sometimes they cry. A lot. Infants and young children in church can be a challenge for pastors, and for worshippers.

3 gospel-singing sisters wrapping up CD

posted: 09/13/2014 2:08 a.m. Comment 1

For the Jenkins sisters, gospel music seems to have always been a part of life.

Healing harmony

posted: 09/06/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

For the past two years Christians, Jews, Muslims and members of other faiths have gathered on Sept. 11 in hopes of transforming a day of fear and pain into one of peace.

Free event launches state gospel jubilee

posted: 09/06/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The annual celebration of Arkansas' gospel music legacy kicks off at 6 p.m. Sunday with a free performance at New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.

Niche market

posted: 08/30/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

When Tracy Spillman's first wife, Anne, died of cancer in 2008, it seemed fitting that her final resting place would be at their church home -- St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. It was further fitting that her ashes would be interred in an outdoor columbarium that he helped design.

Gay pastor at peace with himself, church

posted: 08/30/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

For as long as he can remember, the Rev. Randy Eddy-McCain wanted to be a preacher.

Asbury UMC develops fire safety plan

posted: 08/23/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Toward the end of worship services at Asbury United Methodist Church on Aug. 10, the fire alarm sounded. Instead of a panicked rush to escape, almost 200 worshippers quickly exited via predetermined routes and met up again outside.

Pearls of faith

posted: 08/09/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Beads have been used as a tool for prayer since pre-Christian days and the practice can be found in many of the world's major religions. They are often used as an aid when reciting prayers, and can also be used during meditation. Strands of prayer beads come in all shapes and sizes and are crafted from various materials, from semi-precious stones to plastic.

Shoe boxes deliver hope to kids in need

posted: 08/09/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Each year shoe boxes packed with gifts are delivered to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. The shoe box ministry, a project of the nondenominational relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, which is led by Franklin Graham, has reached more than 113 million children since 1993.

Assemblies of God to mark 100 years

posted: 08/02/2014 2:58 a.m. Comments 2

The Assemblies of God, one of the fastest-growing denominations in the world, got its start 100 years ago in Hot Springs. Members from around the world will begin gathering Tuesday in Springfield, Mo., where the U.S. headquarters are located, for several days of celebration.

Church on wheels

posted: 07/19/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Children came running as the brightly colored van from Cross Church entered the Eastwood Apartments parking lot. Even though rain clouds still darkened the sky to the south, the storms had cleared and the children were expecting the church team to show up as they do every Thursday evening.

The last goodbye

posted: 07/05/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The good times were remembered Sunday at Tyler Street Baptist Church, located in the shady Oak Forest neighborhood in Little Rock. There was laughter, hugging and joyful reunions with old friends. And there were tears as the congregation worshipped together for the last time.

Ladies stitch 201 dresses for Cambodian girls

posted: 06/28/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

All it took was fabric and thread, a bit of handiwork -- and a lot of talk and laughter -- for a group of friends to make more than 200 dresses to send to needy girls in Cambodia.

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