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Religion & Spirituality Section :: Page 2

  • First Baptist Church, 150 year in YS

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    The First Baptist Church celebrated their 150th anniversary this past weekend.

  • Dharma Center celebrates 20 years

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    The path toward enlightenment in Yellow Springs has been a shared one. The 50-year history of Buddhism in the village teems with stories of residents coming together to advance the solitary practice of meditation.

  • Dharma Center hosts guest Bradshaw

    On Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m., the Dharma Center will host a free public talk by visiting Vipassana meditation teacher Rebecca Bradshaw, who will present “How Knowing Your Buddhist Personality Type Can Help Your Meditation Practice.”

  • Growing church is just the beginning

    Bill Randolph, the new pastor of the First Baptist Church gave a stirring sermon at Sunday’s worship service. Randolph, who was installed on Nov. 11, is a longtime villager who raised his five children in town. He hopes to grow the church’s dwindling congregation. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Newly appointed Pastor Bill Randolph’s enthusiasm for the Lord — and reviving the historic local church — is welcome news to its parishioners.

  • Methodists celebrate 175 years

    The United Methodist Church at its Winter Street location, as seen from Dayton Street in the early 20th century. The photo was developed from a glass negative owned by Howard Kahoe.

    It was the year Martin Van Buren became the eighth president of the United States. Two months after his inauguration, New York City’s major banks failed, igniting the “Panic of 1837.” And in that same year, right here in Yellow Springs, the United Methodist Church held its first meetings.

  • Yellow Springs United Methodist Church Celebrates 175 Years

  • Methodist Church celebrates 175 years

    The United Methodist Church at its Winter Street location, as seen from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in the early 20th century. The photo was developed from a glass negative owned by Howard Kahoe.

    The United Methodist Church will hold a 175th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m.

  • New pastor leads King center

    errick Weston was recently named the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    This month in separate but coordinated moves, Derrick Weston was hired as the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as the new director of Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom.

  • Johnson teaches power of the stars

    Local astrologer Jennifer Johnson will give a free introduction to astrology on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Library. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Understanding the energy between the planets and how they affect us can help us to live more positive lives. That is Jennifer Johnson’s belief, and the reason she got interested in astrology 20 years ago.

  • BLOG—this year in Yellow Springs

    A Passover Seder Plate showing (clockwise, from top): Maror and chazeret — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness of slavery which the Hebrews endured in Egypt; Z'roa - A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, symbolising the Passover sacrifice; vegetarians often substitute a beet; Charoset — Apple, nut and honey paste representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses; Karpas — A vegetable which is dipped into salt water representing tears shed by Hebrew slaves; Beitzah — A hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the festival sacrifice and roasted and eaten as part of the Seder meal. Some Seder plates also include an orange to represent those considered out of place in more conservative Jewish teachings. (Photo from Wikipedia)

    The room of 20-some people, seated around a festively decorated table, falls to a hush as the voice of a 6-year old, reading, asks, “why is this night different from all other nights?”