Month: January 2021

Sonoma County church cited for public health order violations commits to continue services – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Avlakeotes said he’s personally encountered so few cases of COVID-19 — and almost none that were serious — that he was more concerned about his parishioners being susceptible to succumbing to pneumonia from attending outdoor services in the cold weather. “It’s not that we don’t care. Of course…

Muslim Women Are Rising Up, Choosing to Follow Christ –

When people think about the biggest threat to the Middle East, they immediately think of terrorism. While terrorism undoubtedly undergirds many conflicts, a new threat has surfaced. And it’s even more terrifying and intimidating to people than terrorism. It’s called “change.” Change is challenging the Muslim religion, and more…

I have election protesters and ‘Never Trumpers’ in my pews. How can we move forward together? – Religion News Service

(RNS) — I stepped into the pulpit on Jan. 10 feeling an extraordinary weight. Four days earlier, 11 miles from our church, some of those protesting the certification of the presidential election broke through glass, beat police with American flags and precipitated the first incursion into the U.S.…