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  • Firehouse Subs gives grant to Mt. Prospect Fire Department Aug 4, 2014 11:39 AM
    The Mount Prospect Fire Department has received a grant totaling nearly $22,000 from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Fire officials said the funds will be used to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to faith-based organizations in the Mount Prospect community.

  • Dance, music, food highlight 10th anniversary celebration of Bartlett mandir Aug 3, 2014 7:35 PM
    Hindus from across the region celebrated the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett on Sunday. The temple has been a "second home" for suburban Hindu families with its beautiful architecture and spirituality.

  • 'Frozen' accompanied by blizzard in Rolling Meadows Aug 2, 2014 3:03 PM
    Meadows Christian Fellowship Church used 8 tons of ice to make “blizzards” every 15 minutes between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday before showing the movie “Frozen.” Showing an outdoor movie is an annual community event for the church, but this year it added a twist, bringing in Snow Making by Sturm from Lake Geneva, Wis.

  • Editorial: Gay choir director’s firing cause for discussion, not judgment Aug 1, 2014 9:12 AM
    The firing of a Catholic church choir director because he got engaged to another man is hard to understand, but hopefully it will open the door to more discussion and less judgment, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Tyler Perry to headline Willow Creek summit Aug 1, 2014 4:50 PM
    Actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Tyler Perry will headline this year’s Global Leadership Summit broadcast live across the nation Aug. 14 and 15 from Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Perry joins a list of previous headliners that have included such political leaders and activists as former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Gen. Colin Powell, and U2 frontman Bono.

  • Sometimes we have to overlook fear and be courageous Jul 30, 2014 10:38 AM
    Brave men and women know that courage is an attitude of the heart, regardless of how they feel. I always thought that you had to feel courageous to be courageous. But that is not true, columnist Annettee Budzban says.

  • Corn Fest returns to Rolling Meadows Saturday Jul 30, 2014 2:25 PM
    Community Church of Rolling Meadows is holding its 58th annual Corn Fest and Craft Fair Saturday, Aug. 2, at Kirchoff Road and Meadow Drive.

  • Inverness church music director fired after engagement to longtime partner Aug 14, 2014 5:58 AM
    The popular longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness says he was fired this week after posting on Facebook that he was marrying his longtime partner. “There's no way to describe how horrible this has been,” Colin Collette said. In a written statement Wednesday, Archdiocese officials said they were aware of the action taken by the leadership at Holy Family.

  • Meadows Christian Fellowship plans to make it snow before showing film Jul 29, 2014 6:46 PM
    Snow is not much fun in February, but more welcome in August. Meadows Christian Fellowship will have a real "blizzard" Friday evening, Aug. 1, before the showing of its annual community movie, "Frozen." Viewers can wear shorts and sandals, but bring your gloves!

  • Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Glen Ellyn mosque Jul 29, 2014 5:56 PM
    Muslim families celebrated Eid al-Fitr — a holiday marking the end of Ramadan — Tuesday with food and activities at a Glen Ellyn mosque.

  • Program discusses PTSD and the Holocaust Jul 28, 2014 2:21 PM
    “Surviving the Holocaust and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” will be the topic of a 4½-hour program Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

  • Forgiveness is the first step to healing Jul 23, 2014 10:09 AM
    Forgiveness heals our emotional wounds, soothes our hurts and cleanses our soul.

  • Interfaith iftar held at mosque in Schaumburg Jul 22, 2014 10:36 PM
    Religious and civic leaders gathered Tuesday night to take part in the breaking of the fast for Ramadan at the Masjid Al Huda in Schaumburg. The iftar, which traditionally marks the end of the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan, is annual interfaith event at the mosque that features recitation of the Quran, a lecture followed by a q-and-a session and dinner.

  • Prairie circuit riders among early homeless in Arlington Heights Jul 22, 2014 3:00 PM
    It was basically circuit riders who brought the Methodist Church to the Arlington Heights area. Not all circuit riders were homeless, but many were. They traveled their “circuits,” going from one “station” to the next, with never a letup until they dropped — most before they were 40 — “into the arms of the Lord.”

  • Career Coach: Bringing religion spirit to work Jul 20, 2014 7:32 AM
    Talking about God at work is no longer taboo. In recent years, leaders seem to feel more and more comfortable mentioning spirituality in the workplace. By spirituality, we refer to the force that gives meaning to our lives (our private activities) contrasted with religion, which is often seen as the organized, institutional membership. So what does that mean for leaders?

  • Colorado Court halts Denver gay marriages Jul 18, 2014 5:16 PM
    Nancy Leong, a law professor at the University of Denver, said the ruling does not force clerks in Boulder or Pueblo counties to stop issuing licenses. “The court can only do what the plaintiffs ask them, and these plaintiffs only asked them to stay Denver/Adams,” she said.

  • Northwest Suburban parishes respond to help refugees in need Jul 17, 2014 10:03 AM
    Responding to an urgent call last month from Catholic Charities for help with a large group of refugees, four Northwest Suburban Catholic parishes came through with donations totaling $2,500. The parishes are: Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; St. Thomas Beckett, Mount Prospect; and St. Zachary in Des Plaines. The money was used for rent, furnishings and food.

  • Kisses can have a variety of motives Jul 16, 2014 11:58 AM
    Have you ever thought about the motives for your kisses? asks columnist Annettee Budzban.

  • Northwest Suburban parishes help refugees Jul 16, 2014 6:07 PM
    Responding to an urgent call last month from Catholic Charities for help with a large group of refugees, four Northwest Suburban Catholic parishes came through with donations totaling $2,500. The parishes are Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights; St. Emily, Mt. Prospect; St. Thomas Beckett, Mt. Prospect; and St. Zachary in Des Plaines. The money was used for rent, furnishings and food.

  • Courtyard garden at Inverness parish is a labor of love Jul 16, 2014 1:47 PM
    Henry Smogolski owes his inspiration for the garden at Holy Family Parish to the memory of his wife, Isabel, but the entire church community finds peace and reflection come more easily there.

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