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Conservative shames city leaders, organizes Baltimore clean-up

Some 200 volunteers combed through the streets of northwest Baltimore on Aug. 5, cleaning up trash and weeds in an “Americans Helping Americans” event organized by conservative activist Scott Presler. Starting at 7 a.m. ...

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British library bans singing Bible stories to kids

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Volunteers from a church-run playgroup in the United Kingdom have been banned from a library for singing Bible stories to kids. The Noah’s Ark group would come to the town library in ...

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Be My Eyes app lets volunteers help the blind

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A new app developed to aid the blind in completing daily tasks actually uses complete strangers to make it work. It is an example of Galatians 6:2 which reads, “Carry each other’s ...

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City Union Mission takes homeless children to summer camp

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Kansas City’s at-risk and homeless children are getting ready to head to camp, thanks to City Union Mission. Registration is now open for the Mission’s summer camping programs which give children an ...

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Bridges across nation will sport pro-life signs June 28

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Over 50 communities across the nation will make a pro-life statement for National Pro-Life Bridges Day make a Friday, June 28. Missouri cities participating include Jefferson City, St. Charles and Springfield. In ...

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A woman’s desperate mission to save kids of prostitutes

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This is the remarkable story of Sarah Bowling, told in her own words. She’s the founder of Saving Moses and she’s on a very unique mission to rescue the children of prostitutes: We were ...

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‘Mission trip on steroids’ targets Peru in June

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It’s been dubbed the “largest global missions outreach” in history, and its ultimate goal is equally bold: to see an entire nation transformed by Christ. That nation is Peru. But 1Nation1Day — ...

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Tennessee men are building something special in Knoxville

The Tennessee Volunteers’ started the season with 10-game win streak and their best start to a men’s basketball season in more than a decade. Coach Rick Barnes has the Vols seeing increasing ...

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Study: Churches are real force behind the American dream

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What is the state of the American Dream? Is it alive and well or dying? The answer depends on who you ask, but new research shows at the heart of whether a ...

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Global church effort aims to transform Rwanda

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The 5th Annual All Africa Conference recently took place in Rwanda. Leaders from 12 American churches and 19 African nations, plus Costa Rica, and Brazil partnered to bring tools and training for ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

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Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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Missouri woman helped decorate White House

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A Northwest Missouri woman was one 200 volunteers from across the nation selected to decorate the White House this year. Cindy Roy of Trenton was selected out of more than 6,000 that ...

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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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Salvation Army invites public to help on Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army of Kansas City will continue a longtime area holiday tradition with the return this month of its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The dinner, which is open and free ...

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City Union Mission needs help with Christmas store effort

City Union Mission is preparing their big Christmas outreach program. The ministry’s Christmas Store will open on Monday, November 26, at 9 a.m. for shelter guests, residents of their programs and income-qualified ...

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Kansas City Southern announces Christmas train schedule

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The train is like no others in the nation, bringing Christmas cheer to thousands across the region. It returns this year for the 18th annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express. The schedule will ...

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Great memories prepare Anita and me for what’s next

Memories have been flooding back to mind this week. In my June 1991 column for Kansas City Christian (now Metro Voice), I wrote this about the support of the community for a ...

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Volunteers bring Super Bowl celebration to homeless

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  This Sunday, homeless guests in City Union Mission’s men’s emergency shelter, along with participants of the Citiy Union Mission’s long-term programs, will enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship during the ...

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FEMA bill allowing churches to receive aid advances

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WASHINGTON — Churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith-based community centers damaged in a natural disaster could be eligible for federal disaster relief funds through FEMA under a measure approved by a congressional ...

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