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Francisca Jones

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Recent Stories by Francisca Jones

Thanksgiving all year

posted: 11/18/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Thanksgiving is Thursday, but volunteers at the food pantry of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock have been handing out food associated with the day of gratitude and abundance for three weeks.

Musician to play benefit for family-help groups

posted: 11/11/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock musician and songwriter Jason Truby has written the title track to the 1999 movie The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack and is a former guitarist for the rock group P.O.D., but there is one thing he never wants to see on the list of things he has done.

Moved by the spirit: Co-founder of black runners’ group encourages church members to get off pew, into shape

posted: 11/04/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Tony Reed has been a distance runner for more than 40 years.

Bridging the gap

posted: 10/28/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Lutherans and Catholics will jointly commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at 6 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock.

Many minds, one God

posted: 10/21/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

This weekend, members of the Baha'i faith in Arkansas will join in a worldwide celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the religion's founder, Baha'u'llah.

Declaring His name in song

posted: 10/07/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

The missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Arkansas Little Rock Mission will present the concert series "Come Unto Christ: A Missionary Musical Tribute" throughout the state beginning Sunday in Conway.

North Little Rock Mormons inch into social media after church approves Facebook

posted: 10/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The North Little Rock mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of about a dozen worldwide now allowed to use Facebook, the latest step in testing the introduction of social media to the mission field.

Faith vs. facts

posted: 09/30/2017 3:34 a.m. Comment 1

From the astronomer Galileo Galilei's heresy trial under the Roman Inquisition to the controversy that surrounded Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, science and religion are portrayed as crossing swords as often as paths throughout history, but Little Rock's Trinity Episcopal Cathedral offers an integrated understanding of both in its course "Christian Faith and Modern Science."

The Sooner Saint

posted: 09/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The road to sainthood can last many years, but an Oklahoma priest and the first American-born male martyr will take the final step required before canonization today when the rite of beatification is performed in his honor before an audience of thousands.

Heart and soles

posted: 09/16/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Karla Allen, executive director of Ozark Water Projects, will make presentations in schools throughout Arkansas this fall to tell students how shoes can be turned into clean water.

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