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Religion & Spirituality Section :: Page 3

  • Politics divide local Catholics

    Recently, some parishioners have made public their distress that St. Paul Catholic Church has become more politically conservative and at the same time less welcoming to Yellow Springs residents.

  • DIY Judaism in the village

    When Randi Rothman suggested last weekend that the Yellow Springs Havurah read a book called Empowered Judaism, members at the well-attended Shabbat service agreed it sounded a lot like the collaborative spiritual community already here in Yellow Springs.

  • Celebrate 145 years with Central Chapel A.M.E.

    Members of the organizing committee, from left, Carolyn Walker-Kimbero, Nan Harshaw and Denise Lennon met last week at the chapel on High Street to finalize the festivities.

    The Central Chapel A.M.E Church is celebrating its 145th anniversary next weekend, Sept. 17–19, with a Friday evening banquet, Saturday afternoon picnic and two worship services on Sunday.

  • Honoring AME’s rich local history

    The Central Chapel AME Church is celebrating its 145th anniversary next weekend, Sept. 17–19, with a Friday evening banquet, Saturday afternoon picnic and two worship services on Sunday. Members of the organizing committee, from left, Carolyn Walker-Kimbro, Nan Harshaw and Denise Lennon, met last week at the chapel on High Street to finalize the festivities. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In 1886, as the area’s educational opportunities continued to attract African Americans 23 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, 13 families from Yellow Springs and Miami Township formed a local chapter of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

  • Psychics see YS as healing center

    A Colorado couple — an astrologer and a clairvoyant — used tarot cards to confirm that the village was the right place to practice divination and healing.

  • Taking helm of historic A.M.E.

    Timothy Liggins has recently been appointed pastor of the historic Central Chapel A.M.E Church. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Timothy Liggins has been the pastor of the Central Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, or A.M.E., Church for a short time — only about five weeks. Yet as he greets people after worship on a recent Sunday, the bond he appears to share with members seems to have been in place much longer.

  • Minister passionate about justice

    Joe Hinds was chosen as the First Presbyterian Church’s new part-time pastor in January. The church will welcome Hinds and celebrate its recent sanctuary renovations at a worship service on Sunday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Now preaching from the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church, new pastor Joe Hinds has a Southern accent and a passion for social justice.

  • Presbyterian church gets a makeover

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    The First Presbyterian Church is repairing structural damage to its 150-year-old sanctuary and the 57-year-old Westminster Hall.

  • YS Bahá’ís back those in Iran

    Growing up in Iran in the 1950s and ’60s, local resident Farzaneh (Behjati) Mader experienced some discrimination based on her adherence to the Bahá’í faith. But the Iranian Revolution had changed the country beyond recognition, especially for the Behjatis.

  • Presbyterians continue rehabilitation of a community space

    Chris Moore replaced the copper flashing on the Presbyterian Church roof over the summer.

    During the year of its 150th anniversary last year, the First Presbyterian Church began the job of restoring its old and leaky sanctuary, thanks to an anonymous grant.