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Pro-life community invited to pray Wednesday at Kansas City’s Federal Courthouse

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The pro-life community from across western Missouri will gather Jan. 19 at the Ilus Davis Plaza in front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City. The prayer vigil from 1 pm ...

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Kashmir’s oldest church built in 1896 to reopen for Christmas

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Torn by conflict decades of conflict between India and Pakistan, Kashmir’s Christian community has renewed hope. Returning from a day of singing Christmas carols at homes and churches in Srinagar, a small ...

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Descendants work to preserve historic Black church in Pennytown, Missouri

“When I come to this church, I walk in, and I see and feel and hear my ancestors,” says Clarence Lawrence, one of the few remaining descendants of a town founded by ...

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Carthage comes back form pandemic with bigger, better Christmas celebration

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With their big plans for last year’s Christmas cancelled due to COVID-19, Vision Carthage says they have reignited the community’s holiday interests for a comeback in 2021. Vision Carthage Executive Director Abi ...

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Pastors question if they’ll unplug from online services after pandemic

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Pastors Daniel Ying and Brad Bissell doubled as online TV preachers on YouTube during the coronavirus pandemic, preaching to video cameras and livestreaming into homes for months during the covid pandemic. And ...

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Operation Christmas Child accepting shoeboxes through Nov. 23

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are blessing children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas City area, ...

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Living out our humanity: an invitation from Jesus

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Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. Someone’s meager belongings. An empty cart. A lump of humanity huddled under a blanket. In ...

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Life in a revolving door: connecting with others

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I met a man in Nashville while passing through a revolving door at an entrance to a downtown hotel.  I smiled and greeted him as he was exiting. Immediately the man turned ...

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Census data point to rebound in number of two-parent families

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The traditional two-parent family is making a comeback, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the mid-2000’s, only about two-thirds of families included both mother and father in the home, ...

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What does God think of your name?

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“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1).  What do you think of that statement from the Bible?  It ...

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The Chauvin-Floyd trial and the pursuit of justice

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Guilty on all three counts. That was the sentence heard across America, as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George ...

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Hallmark giving away a million cards to help encourage people

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Hallmark Cards is giving away one million cads from its Real Stories collection to inspire people to support their loved ones throughout life’s ups and downs and strengthen their relationships through regular ...

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Slain Boulder Police Officer Talley was a dedicated Christian dad to seven

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One of the ten people killed in the mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store was not only a Boulder police officer, but also a deeply committed Christian. Fifty-one-year-old Officer Eric Talley ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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HillFaith shares Jesus with Democrat and Republican aides on Capitol Hill

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For the young Congressional aides that swarm into Washington D.C. every year, life on Capitol Hill can be exciting and an opportunity to enact some real change by assisting the nation’s politicians, ...

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Community pulls together to relocate and renovate historic black church

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A historic black church is being saved from demolition as a community pulls together in the effort. In September 2014, the planned demolition of Timmons Temple in Springfield, Mo. was brought to ...

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House passes police reform bill some call ‘anti-police’

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The House of Representatives has passed a police reform bill that would ban certain police tactics and require local law enforcement to follow guidelines outlined by Congress. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act ...

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Churches modifying Ash Wednesday practices over Covid

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The pandemic is complicating plans to mark Ash Wednesday, which will start the Lenten season on Wednesday, February 17. The solemn day — officially known as the Day of Ashes — is ...

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Joplin pitches in to help rebuild mosque after fire

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More than $40,000 has been raised to rebuild a mosque in Noel, Mo., that burned in late December. The fundraiser is a joint effort of the Islamic Society of Joplin, the Muslim ...

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Covid and loss unite rural churches in faith

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Thirty miles of rural Missouri separate the two churches, and so much else. One is mostly white; the other hosts services in five languages for a flock that spans the world. But ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Local churches partner with police for Faith and Blue initiative

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Several area churches are teaming up with police in a community outreach effort. It’s part of a national initiative called “Faith and Blue,” which aims to improve community relationships through collaboration with ...

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Grants totalling $93 million will help 92 churches strengthen bonds

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Lilly Endowment has awarded 92 grants to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other and contribute to the flourishing of ...

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Kansas City Awakening March to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

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“Join your Christian brothers and sisters to cry out for God to bring a spiritual awakening in our city, nation, and the world!” is the call of Bishop John Birmingham. Birmingham and ...

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Mayor Lucas proposes changes to police operations

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Missouri’s largest city may be in for some big changes for its police department. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas discussed the plans in a closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners ...

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