Features: Church

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 04:03 PM

A visit to a Buddhist temple

What does one wear to a Buddhist temple? That’s the question I faced Sunday when I decided to visit one with a friend. I thought about wearing my hippie-ish skirt, but nixed it and went for jeans. The website said to come comfortable.


Apr. 23, 2013 @ 01:46 PM

Covenant Community Church is like a partnership.

Wednesday Bible study at Covenant Community Church resembles a family reunion. People greet each other with hugs and linger after it’s over to talk about the kids, the new job and jury duty.


Apr. 11, 2013 @ 05:32 PM

Christ guides owners of two businesses

Robert Summers didn’t want his business name to include the word “Christian.”


Apr. 04, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

The gay challenge facing churches

“Our command to share the Gospel of Christ must transcend political battle lines,” Pastor Chris Justice said. “We must separate the politics from the people.”

Justice pastors Lee Park Baptist in Monroe. “We have gay people in our church,” he said. “I’m thankful that they feel comfortable attending. … I would be crushed if anyone visited our church and wasn’t treated in a Christ-like manner.”


Mar. 28, 2013 @ 05:38 PM

History Channel helps pastor spread message

Millions have tuned into History Channel’s “The Bible”since the weekly show aired March 3, with the five-part miniseries enjoying consistently strong ratings. One Monroe church isn’t just watching “The Bible,” but is tuning in as the Rev. Tim Madaris bases sermons off of the show. Madaris, pastor of Union Baptist, preaches on the stories the miniseries will cover the morning before each episode airs.


Mar. 28, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

Church Briefs for 3-29

Public events at Union County churches.