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Religion & Spirituality Section :: Page 5

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Shower of Stoles to exhibit at Presbyterian church

    This weekend the First Presbyterian Church will display 50 liturgial stoles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy members from around the country, many of whom have been kept from serving due to their sexual orientation. (Submitted photo from a 2007 exhibit in in Chicago)

    Drawing attention to the plight of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, next weekend the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 homosexual clergy members of 32 religious denominations, many who have been excluded from serving in their church due to their sexual orientation.

  • First Presbyterian church spotlights the plight of gay people of faith

    To draw attention to the plight of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs next weekend will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 clergy members of 32 religious denominations…

  • Musical renewal for Havurah

    The spiritual activities of the Yellow Springs Havurah have always been done in an organized but less than dogmatic manner. The group of 15–20 active members observes the Sabbath each week on the Antioch College campus that informs its friendly tone.

  • Presbyterians throw birthday bash for community

    This photo, taken in the late 1800s, shows the 150-year-old santuary of the First Presbyterian Church as viewed from Walnut Street. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church is throwing a 150th birthday party for the community that supported it through its long history on Friday, Sept. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 on the church’s front lawn.

  • Presbyterians celebrate 150th

    In 1855 the First Presbyterian Church was founded in Yellow Springs when Nancy Love, tired of going by horseback in bad weather to churches in Clifton and other nearby towns, successfully convinced her husband Robert to start, with other locals, a Presbyterian church here in town. Five years later, the members, for $5,000, built the church that still stands on Xenia Avenue today.

  • A new leader for Methodists

    Yellow Springs native Sherri Blackwell, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church, gives her first sermon on Sunday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. Blackwell plans to lead the church with a focus on “faith in action.” (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the last eight years the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church has transformed from a small, aging congregation to an active and renewed church under the leadership of Pastor Charles Hill. As the 76-year-old Hill retires, the church looks to a new pastor, Yellow Springs native Sherri Blackwell, to build on his accomplishments.

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