NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee on Monday quashed a push for an independent committee to lead a probe of its handling of sex abuse cases, but the proposal is almost certain to resurface when the nation's largest denomination holds its biggest and most contentious annual meeting in decades.
With songs of lament, hands raised in praise and heads bowed in prayers of grief and remembrance, an age and race-diverse gathering of about 250 people assembled Friday night inside Central Church for a community vigil in the aftermath of Thursday’s shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan that killed one person and injured five others.
Easter landed on April 12 in 2020 — near the start of the pandemic — and most churches held worship online. This year, area congregations are offering varied forms of in-person services, with a range of virus-related precautions in place.
Raphael Warnock, by winning Georgia’s Senate election against Kelly Loeffler, will be one of just two ordained ministers in the Senate chamber.
Regan Freeman had spent more than a year organizing a project to tell the story of a Black South Carolina pastor who reached out to Ku Klux Kl…
Some congregations will have in-person worship gatherings with varied COVID-19 safety protocols in place, with others holding livestreamed or prerecorded worship services.
A Detroit pastor says he welcomes the new coronavirus vaccines, but understands why members of his congregation and others in the city's Black…
OnRamp’s website describes the organization’s mission this way: “We work with local charities and religious organizations to identify ideal candidates who have demonstrated sincere desire and effort to become self-sufficient, but for whom a lack of reliable transportation has proven a significant obstacle.”
A multiracial group of about 65 local pastors, police officers and other area leaders gathered on the Bryan City Hall steps Monday evening for…
The faith communities of Bryan-College Station have been dramatically altered in recent weeks, all due to the ubiquitous impacts of the COVID-…
After a local radio station canceled his weekly broadcast last year, Pastor Eddie Bone started putting his Sunday sermons online. But hardly 100 people bothered to watch.
"This is my body, broken for you," I say to the screen, as my laptop records me presiding over the sacrament on Thursday. I offer a torn piece of bread to my imagined congregants, who might or might not tune into the service that we will edit beforehand and stream on Sunday, through our website and Facebook Live.
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COVID-19 has spread rapidly in Texas, and many congregations closed their doors and moved religious services online. But there are some religious groups who say it’s their right to remain open because they believe they provide an essential service to their communities.
A Florida sheriff on Monday sought an arrest warrant for the pastor of a megachurch after officials said he held two services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
As a steady rain fell outside Friday afternoon — the gloomy weather seeming appropriate for the present time of health concerns and fears — tw…
The building is closed, and some 40 members of the parish are in quarantine. They refuse to let that keep them apart.