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During a former memorial season, my column carried readers back to a country cemetery where I reminisced about family members who were no longer with us. My title that week was “When It Hurts to Remember;” a fitting title, I believe, because remembering the passing of people who have been de…

MONTAGUE – St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., is having a Vacation Bible School this summer, and the theme is “Two by Two”.

WHITEHALL – Since the coronavirus outbreak, churches have found creative ways to reach out to their congregations.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Bishop Walkowiak has extended his suspension of ALL public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids, effective immediately, through April 30, 2020. With this suspension, all Catholics within the territory of the Dioc…

You’ve heard it before: You need to step out of your comfort zone!” In most cases such counsel refers to that place of complacency where inspiration, motivation, achievement and growth have been forfeited for the rut of a comfortable and familiar, if mundane, status quo.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Coronavirus is affecting everyone in a multitude of ways. Economies are declining, small business and restaurant owners are at risk of potentially closing their doors, employees of restaurants are facing becoming unemployed amidst the closings and cancellations for she…

Fear is an enemy that stalks us all. This opponent of faith limits horizons, causes depression and robs its victims of the joy of living. Here are five faith builders to enable us to overcome fear every day, even in – especially in – these frightening days.

During the Stay Home Stay Safe order issued by Michigan’s governor, Trinity Lutheran Church of New Era is broadcasting its Sunday worship service and a Bible study.