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City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

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Kansas City stepped up for the homeless and at-risk families recently by their generosity and exceeded the campaign goal says the City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. Doty announced today that ...

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10 reasons to be optimistic about the church in 2019

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Despite the tough reality many congregations face today, I remain an obnoxious optimist as we move into 2019. Just yesterday, I received an email about a church that I thought was headed ...

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Separated at birth, twin sisters end up in the same convent

On February 23, 1962, Cecilia gave birth to twin girls. However, she never had the chance to meet them; she died in childbirth, from complications related to her Caesarean section. Faced with ...

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The thriving rural church

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While the vast majority of America’s land space is rural and a surprising number of ministry leaders in America have “served time” in rural churches, knowledge, vision and leadership for rural ministry ...

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‘God’s Love, Our Wings’: First ever Christian airline caters to churches, missionaries

A Texas non-profit has been granted permission from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to launch a brand-new airline which will cater exclusively to Christian missionaries. “Judah 1” plans to operate out of North Texas Regional ...

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3 kinds of students who leave Christianity after high school

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“I just don’t believe what you believe anymore.” These are words that no Christian parent or youth leader ever wants to hear. After this bombshell hits and the shockwaves subside, we wonder ...

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Christian charities bringing hope for the homeless need your help this week

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This Christmas season several area ministries that serve the homeless are in the middle of fundraising campaigns that ensure their survival for the following year. Metro Voice has chosen three charities to ...

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6 tips on joining a church community

Two years ago I moved to Denver.  I was pursuing the woman who is now my wife.  She was starting at Denver Seminary, pursuing a master’s degree in counseling.  I was working ...

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Pastor draws flak for $200K Lamborghini gift to wife

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Two weeks after drawing praise for allowing congregants in need to take cash directly from his offering baskets, Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, is drawing flak for ...

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Church responds after stabbing death of member helping homeless mother

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An act of goodness has ended in tragedy after the stabbing death of a woman helping who she thought was a homeless mother. Police are still searching for the killer of Jacquelyn ...

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City Union Mission opens Christmas store for needy

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The City Union Mission Christmas Store, where thousands of homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can “shop” for their families at no cost, is open for low-income shoppers this week. The ...

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Beloved Christian figure Joni has cancer again

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Joni Eareckson Tada has received a cancer diagnosis for the second time. Tada, 69, is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends in Agoura Hills, California, also an award-winning artist, speaker, and ...

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As ‘Season of Giving’ arrives, ministries ramp up

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Weather forecasters are saying this will be brutal winter for the region. Record snow and low temperatures included. That means more families in need, more homeless looking for shelter and more opportunities ...

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No bleach but you still need classes to feed homeless

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The group of individuals known by what they do, provide Free Hot Soup and other food for the homeless, is not satisfied with the city’s revised policies this week. The Kansas City, ...

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City Union Mission and churches to honor veterans

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City Union Mission is partnering with local churches to hold a special dinner and chapel service to remember and celebrate all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11. Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will host the chapel ...

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Would you pray for a persecuted believer in North Africa?

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To be a Christian in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) usually means you are discriminated against, ridiculed, marginalized, and in many places persecuted–even to the point of death. Twenty-two million ...

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Atonement Lutheran Church to host Thanksgiving

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Even with a robust economy there are still individuals in our community who need help. Maybe they don’t have a meal for thanksgiving or maybe they’re just lonely. Atonement Lutheran Church hopes ...

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Church of 30 people does amazing thing for homeless

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“Would anyone in the community even notice if our church closed?” That was the question Pastor Donald Foster asked his small congregation of just 30 members in Yakima, Washington. For the members of Terrace ...

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Cold weather catches Rescue Mission, others off guard

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Area ministries that serve the homeless were caught off guard by the recent, seemingly instant, change from summer to fall. The Kansas City Rescue Mission as one of those ministries and says they currently ...

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Church works to make urban neighbors feel safer

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A church on the east side of Kansas City’s urban core reached out to teens in a response to increasing homicides and other violence. The Hip Hop and Health Festival braved chilly ...

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Why visitors don’t come back to church

I walked up to the front of the church where I was to guest-preach in a half hour and tugged on the door. It was locked. After walking around to the back ...

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Church sued after it removes ‘colored’ from its name

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St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Missouri City has been damaged by fire, decades of disrepair, and a dwindling congregation, but faith remains strong here. “I know God’s on our side,” said ...

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Chip and Joanna Gaines to host a Waco church

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A culture shock awaits a church in Waco, Tex. Church Under the Bridge is a place where hundreds of the city’s marginalized gather on Sundays to worship and enjoy a free meal, ...

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Girl discovers how energy-efficient lighting can help homeless

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Last summer, Olivia Truesdale had a bright idea. The 13-year-old from Raytown decided to put her passion for both helping the homeless and helping the environment through an energy and lighting audit ...

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Historic church moved across town to preserve history

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A church believed to be the first African Methodist Episcopal Church located north of the Missouri River post-Civil War moved across the northern Missouri town of Chillicothe on Tuesday. The Bethel AME ...

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