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Columbaria appeal to a growing number of church members

Subscriber onlyWhen Tracy Spillman's first wife, Anne, died of cancer in 2008, it seemed fitting that her final resting place would be at their church home -- St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. It was further fitting that her ashes would be interred in an outdoor columbarium that he helped design. Continue reading...

Gay pastor at peace with himself, church

Subscriber onlyFor as long as he can remember, the Rev. Randy Eddy-McCain wanted to be a preacher. Continue reading...

Asbury UMC develops fire safety plan

Subscriber onlyToward the end of worship services at Asbury United Methodist Church on Aug. 10, the fire alarm sounded. Instead of a panicked rush to escape, almost 200 worshippers quickly exited via predetermined routes and met up again outside. Continue reading...

Pearls of faith

Believers say beads link them with a more focused form of prayer

Subscriber onlyBeads have been used as a tool for prayer since pre-Christian days and the practice can be found in many of the world's major religions. They are often used as an aid when reciting prayers, and can also be used during meditation. Strands of prayer beads come in all shapes and sizes and are crafted from various materials, from semi-precious stones to plastic. Continue reading...

Shoe boxes deliver hope to kids in need

Subscriber onlyEach year shoe boxes packed with gifts are delivered to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. The shoe box ministry, a project of the nondenominational relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, which is led by Franklin Graham, has reached more than 113 million children since 1993. Continue reading...

Assemblies of God to mark 100 years

The Assemblies of God, one of the fastest-growing denominations in the world, got its start 100 years ago in Hot Springs. Members from around the world will begin gathering Tuesday in Springfield, Mo., where the U.S. headquarters are located, for several days of celebration. Continue reading...

Church on wheels

Springdale megachurch delivers ministry, games, snacks via van equipped with fold-out stage

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Children came running as the brightly colored van from Cross Church entered the Eastwood Apartments parking lot. Even though rain clouds still darkened the sky to the south, the storms had cleared and the children were expecting the church team to show up as they do every Thursday evening. Continue reading...

The last goodbye

Congregation says farewell at 66-year-old Tyler Street Baptist Church

Subscriber onlyThe good times were remembered Sunday at Tyler Street Baptist Church, located in the shady Oak Forest neighborhood in Little Rock. There was laughter, hugging and joyful reunions with old friends. And there were tears as the congregation worshipped together for the last time. Continue reading...

Ladies stitch 201 dresses for Cambodian girls

Subscriber onlyAll it took was fabric and thread, a bit of handiwork -- and a lot of talk and laughter -- for a group of friends to make more than 200 dresses to send to needy girls in Cambodia. Continue reading...

Seekers of silence

Subiaco’s monks, others look for periods of quiet contemplation, listening for the voice of God

Subscriber onlyIn his book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald Whitney writes: "Many of us need to realize the 'addiction' we have to noise." Continue reading...

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