Category: Religion

Jo Fredell Higgins

Jesus of Nazareth focus continues in opinions, discoveries

“Let us now go even unto Bethlehem” —Luke 2:15 Jesus of Nazareth was a First-Century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central leader of Christianity. His birth is celebrated annually December 25. The name Jesus is derived from the Latin Jesus and that from the Greek form of...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora reads a proclamation to honor the 40-year anniversary of Covenant Christian School in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Covenant Christian School in Aurora honored

By Jason Crane –  Covenant Christian School in Aurora was honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday, for 40 years of service. The city of Aurora government was honored as one of 23 communities statewide to receive the Governor’s Hometown Award for it’s work to brighten up neighborhoods on...

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Fr. Jerry Leake, center, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Aurora

Faith Thanksgiving service

Fr. Jerry Leake, center, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Aurora, shares Halloween candy with Aurora residents Wally Loague and Meredith Lindgren during his reading at “Celebrating Neighbors,” an 11th annual pre-Thanksgiving community service Sunday at Aurora’s Wesley United Methodist Church. Ten Aurora area faith communities, including Christian, Muslim,...

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Thanksgiving Celebration of Music, Friendship, in Aurora

InterFaith Aurora will be host to its 11th annual “Thanksgiving Celebration of Music and Friendship” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May Street in Aurora. There will be songs and religious praise from diverse congregations throughout the Aurora area and...

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Shoebox Christmas helps children

The United Methodist Church of Plano is participating with Shoebox Christmas again this year. A small shoebox can have a big impact on a small child. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Participants can be a part of changing children’s lives...

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last christening in the 127-year history of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora

Last christening in the 127-year history of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora

Earlville resident Bryce Reed Miller, 2, becomes the last christening in the 127-year history of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora. From left are Mick Miller, Bryce’s dad; Bryce, and Revernd Derek Rogers, Flowing Forth UMC pastor. Rev. Rogers conducted a service that closed the church and building. Al...

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Aurora Fourth Street United Methodist Church will close Sept 30 2018

Fourth Street United Methodist Church final service Sept. 30

By Al Benson –  After 127 years of community ministry, Fourth Street United Methodist Church., 551 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, will close with a final service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Reverend Derek Rodgers, pastor of Flowing Forth UMC of Aurora, will preside. Flowing Forth UMC was born...

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Chicago Hope Academy founder Bob Muzikowski at Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Chicago Hope Academy founder at Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Bob Muzikowski, founder of Chicago Hope Academy, shares his experience as a mentor to children, Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at the Prisco Center in Aurora. He is the author of “Safe at Home”, a book about his work in starting an urban baseball team and league. Chicago...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Remembrance of Rev. Wesby, 30 years later, a celebration

There will be a celebration Friday through Sunday of the life and good works of the late Reverend Robert Wesby of Aurora. It has been 30 years since his untimely death and a strong group, 14 committee members, of the Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, will bring to life what...

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Aurora's Grace Community Christian Church 25th anniversary celebration

25th anniversary celebration of Aurora’s Grace Community Christian Church

Reverend Yvonne T. Gilmore, participates in the 25th anniversary celebration of Aurora’s Grace Community Christian Church Saturday. Gilmore was installed as pastor of the church. She was called to serve Grace Community Christian Church in October 2016.  Al Benson/The Voice...

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Iron Chef Junior cooking contest at Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora

Iron Chef Junior cooking contest at Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora

From left, Skylaar Banks, Naperville; Nate Calvo, Aurora; and Kaiyaahn Banks, Naperville; assemble submarine sandwiches Sunday in an Iron Chef Junior cooking contest at Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora. Al Benson/The Voice...

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Pastor Rogers delivered his first sermon at the former Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora

New chapter begins for two churches in Aurora with new minister

North Aurora resident Reverend Derek Rogers, left, and wife, Breann, greet congregants Sunday after Pastor Rogers delivered his first sermon at the former Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora. The church merged July 1 with Flowing Grace UMC in Aurora to form Flowing Forth UMC, which meets at both...

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Grace Community Christian Church will celebrate 25th Anniversary

Grace Community Christian Church (GCCC), 2770 E. Montgomery Road in Aurora, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with events Saturday and Sunday. Reverend Yvonne Gilmore invited the public to participate in activities for adults and youth. Reverend Bob Brooks, founding pastor of Fox Valley Christian Church, predecessor of GCCC, will return...

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Flowing Forth new United Methodist Church

By Al Benson –  Two Aurora Methodist churches will come together Sunday to begin services and serving as one church: Flowing Forth United Methodist Church! Flowing Forth UMC was created in a union of historic Fourth Street UMC, 551 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, and Flowing Grace UMC, at Aurora...

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Children’s Day will be observed Sunday; started in 1860s

Communities, individuals, and churches are preparing for the Sunday’s “Children’s Day.” Since 2007 and again this year, the governor of Illinois has proclaimed “Children’s Day” the second Sunday in June. Cities such as Aurora, Batavia, Fort Collins, Colo., and Vancouver, Wash., have issued proclamations. The 2018 proclamations by Illinois governor...

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St. Peter School: 87-year legacy

St. Peter Catholic School in Aurora will celebrate its 87-year legacy of teaching our children academics, faith, and citizenship Sunday, May 20. As we prepare to close our doors in June and consolidate our school with St. Therese of Jesus, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and St. Joseph, all in...

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Martin Luther changed history with 95 theses in 1517

Sometimes, by design or destiny, one person changes the course of human history. Think of Jesus Christ, Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, Michael Faraday, Queen Victoria, Gutenberg, or Jonas Salk. What fascinates is the charisma, the intelligence, the raw emotional power that one individual possesses and which transforms the world. Today’s...

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