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The 1989 Cher song “If I Could Turn Back Time” comes to mind when I think about the end of the Kamala Harris’s campaign to be the Democratic candidate for president. Maybe you remember the song — “If I could turn back time/if I could find a way/I’d take back those words that’ve hurt you and …

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OWOSSO — St. Paul Catholic School will move to the former St. Joseph School for the fall of 2020, but will still carry the same name, school officials announced Friday afternoon via press release.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — The Owosso Salvation Army’s ongoing annual Red Kettle Drive appears to have been targeted by thieves, impairing the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

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VENICE TWP. — The Northwest Venice United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Geeck and Wilkinson roads, is having its annual Christmas Fellowship Supper at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.

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OWOSSO — Area residents will be able to watch the story of the first Christmas come to life, thanks to a reenactment of the birth of Jesus presented by the Owosso First United Methodist Church.

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OVID — A children’s Christmas musical, “The Present Is The Future,” will be performed at United Church of Ovid, 131 W. Front St., at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

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BANCROFT — The 2019 Christmas Sing Along is slated for 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Bancroft United Methodist Church, 101 S. Beach St.

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OWOSSO TWP. — Santa Claus will stop at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2510 N. M-52, Dec. 15 for Supper with Santa.

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I had an overwhelming 48 hours in Washington, D.C. recently — a couple days that flew in the face of the cynicism we tend to feel about the place. Juan, who gave me a hug while he was waiting outside the homeless shelter, was a part of that, and so was Ivanka Trump.

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CHESANING — The Chesaning Area Ministerial Association invites the public to attend the annual community Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at New Wine Full Gospel Church, 734 Brady St.

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Four-hundred forty-two thousand: That’s roughly the number of children in foster care in America. I was with a former foster child, now a mother herself, earlier this month. We were screening a short, powerful documentary called “I Lived on Parker Avenue,” about the challenges and rewards of…

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OWOSSO — Nelson-House Funeral Home is offering, “Hope and Healing” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

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hen actor Gary Sinise and his wife Moira’s third child, Ella, was born, she had three holes in her heart. They were frightened, but the cardiologist told them sometimes these holes close on their own, so he recommended waiting a while — actually, a few years — before deciding whether surgery…

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U.S. cardinals needed someone who was willing, in the spring of 2002, to face waves of microphones and cameras and answer questions about a clergy sexual abuse crisis that kept growing more and more intense.

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We will observe Reformation Day on Oct. 31, the day when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenburg Castle Church in 1517. Whether it actually happened exactly that way or not, there is no question that Martin Luther has had a tremendous impact …

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When preparing the 2016 Democratic Party platform, the drafting committee promised: “We will do everything we can to protect religious minorities and the fundamental right of freedom to worship and believe.”

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OWOSSO — The First Church of Christ will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

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A seminar for those experiencing grief of a loved one and trying to navigate the holidays will be presented from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

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Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently made some comments that give me a glimmer of hope for a turn in our abortion politics. Once pro-life, Gabbard told interviewer Dave Rubin that her military deployment to Iraq changed her perspective and that sh…

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A couple of cowpunchers went out on the range to bring in a wild steer from the mountains. They took with them a shaggy, little, gray donkey — a burro. A big 3-year-old steer that’s been running loose in the timber is a tough customer. Nevertheless, the cowboys had a technique for handling t…

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BENNINGTON TWP. — The Pittsburg United Methodist Church will host its annual butter-basted chicken dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bennington Township Hall, 5849 S. M-52.

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OWOSSO TWP. — An outdoor meditation gathering is planned at 11 a.m. Sunday at the DeVries Nature Conservancy, 2635 N. M-52.

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OWOSSO — The community is invited to a Peace of Mind seminar at 6 pm Oct. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Water St.

Jayson Gonzalez loves Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The problem: There hasn’t been a Krispy Kreme store in Minnesota for 11 years.

OWOSSO — Nelson-House Funeral Home is offering, “Hope and Healing” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

hen actor Gary Sinise and his wife Moira’s third child, Ella, was born, she had three holes in her heart. They were frightened, but the cardiologist told them sometimes these holes close on their own, so he recommended waiting a while — actually, a few years — before deciding whether surgery…

U.S. cardinals needed someone who was willing, in the spring of 2002, to face waves of microphones and cameras and answer questions about a clergy sexual abuse crisis that kept growing more and more intense.

We will observe Reformation Day on Oct. 31, the day when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenburg Castle Church in 1517. Whether it actually happened exactly that way or not, there is no question that Martin Luther has had a tremendous impact …

When preparing the 2016 Democratic Party platform, the drafting committee promised: “We will do everything we can to protect religious minorities and the fundamental right of freedom to worship and believe.”

OWOSSO — The First Church of Christ will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

A seminar for those experiencing grief of a loved one and trying to navigate the holidays will be presented from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

 OWOSSO — Grace Bible Church — 201 Michigan Ave. — will host a Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently made some comments that give me a glimmer of hope for a turn in our abortion politics. Once pro-life, Gabbard told interviewer Dave Rubin that her military deployment to Iraq changed her perspective and that sh…

A couple of cowpunchers went out on the range to bring in a wild steer from the mountains. They took with them a shaggy, little, gray donkey — a burro. A big 3-year-old steer that’s been running loose in the timber is a tough customer. Nevertheless, the cowboys had a technique for handling t…

BENNINGTON TWP. — The Pittsburg United Methodist Church will host its annual butter-basted chicken dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bennington Township Hall, 5849 S. M-52.

OWOSSO TWP. — An outdoor meditation gathering is planned at 11 a.m. Sunday at the DeVries Nature Conservancy, 2635 N. M-52.

OWOSSO — The community is invited to a Peace of Mind seminar at 6 pm Oct. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Water St.

There is no record that political pollsters in ancient Rome even knew that Jesus of Nazareth told a Jewish leader named Nicodemus that he needed to be “born again” in order see the Kingdom of God.

The Owosso Salvation Army Citadel on Exchange Street is repaving its parking lot this week. Lt. Justin Steckbauer said the project is expected to take a few days to complete. Steckbauer said visitors to the citadel will need to park on the street until work is complete, however, the site rem…

Anne Graham Lotz has done her share of thinking about the past, present and future of evangelism — which is understandable, since her father, Billy Graham, liked to call her the “best preacher in the family.”

OWOSSO — An acoustic jamboree is scheduled at the Owosso Free Methodist Church, 1249 N. Chipman St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

OWOSSO — The Community Choir is in need of voices for its annual Union Thanksgiving Concert, sponsored by the Owosso Area Ministerial Association.Practices will are at 7 p.m. each Monday at the First Congregational Church, 327 N. Washington St., beginning Oct. 7.For information, call (989) 7…

OWOSSO — Kaitlin Donihue, of Justice For All, will conduct a training session at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2510 N. M-52, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 to equip Christians to respond to justifications for abortion.

CORUNNA — Immanuel Baptist Church is hosting an evangelistic crusader Chris Miller at the Lebowsky Center downtown Owosso at 7 p.m. Thursday.The event is free and open to the public.

OWOSSO — “Lifting Our Praise” will be the theme of Mike Reath and Lynn Webster Sunday at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 11:15 a.m. worship service.The church is located at 720 S. Shiawassee St.A combination of familiar songs and newer songs will be shared. A donation will be accepted…

A clerk in an upscale hotel greeted a small man who asked for a room. The clerk was so unimpressed with the man that she told him no rooms were available. Just then the manager came out of his office and recognized the man. He whispered to the clerk that the small individual was Pierre Monte…

Neil Clark Warren said a client came into his counseling office complaining she was dissatisfied with her life. When he asked what she thought the problem was, she said, “A better job would help — one with better pay and a better boss.

“This … is a cri de coeur, a cry from the heart,” writes Bishop Robert Barron in his “Letter to a Suffering Church.” “I am a lifelong Catholic, and I’ve been a priest for 33 years and a bishop for four years. I have dedicated my life to the Church. The sexual abuse scandal has been for me, f…

I’ve been on a boat for the last week, on the semi-annual National Review cruise. It’s a vacation mixed with political, cultural and religious analysis (we had a panel on the Vatican, among many other things). On the political front, more than a few of us appreciated being able to mark the e…

OWOSSO — Owosso First United Methodist Church is hosting a concert featuring Randy and Marli Brown at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in the sanctuary of the church, 1500 N. Water St.

OVID — Shepardsville United Methodist Church, 6990 Winfield Rd., invites members of the community to attend Rural Life Sunday, Sept. 8.

CORUNNA — Chapter 87 of Road Riders for Jesus, an international biker ministry, will host its annual meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at South 401 Restaurant in Corunna.

OWOSSO — Grace Bible Church is inviting kids grades K-5 for bible lessons, crafts and games as part of Kids Clubhouse, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

An acoustic Jamboree is scheduled at the Owosso Free Methodist Church, 1249 N. Chipman St., from 5:30 to 8:30pm Friday, September 6. The public is invited to sing, play an instrument or just listen to the music.

Several years ago, I heard John Maxwell tell about his nephew Troy, who came to live with John and his wife Margaret shortly after finishing college. The young man, who was blessed with a strong work ethic, was ambitious and wanted to be successful.

Airports are places of joy, someone said to me a number of months ago — which actually startled me. I was asking him about joy in the world, and “airports” was about the last thing I expected him to come back with. Sometimes when I’m in an airport, I’m overwhelmed by how transitory so many o…