(CBS DETROIT) – As part of a program to vaccinate eligible members of the community, the DMC has teamed up with Detroit churches to provide hundreds of vaccines to its members. On Friday, vaccine shots went into the arms of church congregants. Church Member of Oasis of Hope Christian Church Beverly Cravin was the first to receive a shot at Harper Hospital. READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400? “The other day, I got a text from the church that was out to all the members saying, hey, we got the DMC shot.” Cravin joined church members from 3 other Detroit churches to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. The Detroit Medical Center partnered with the churches to get 500 members vaccinated, says Tonita Cheatham, Director of Community Engagement with the DMC. “In addition to being here at the hospital, we’re also doing vaccines, providing vaccines at various local churches here in the community.” Cheatham says they provide the … [Read more...] about DMC Partners With Detroit Churches To Provide Vaccines To Eligible Members
SINGAPORE: Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports Sam Tan, said the City Harvest Church members' support for their leaders is understandable. He said the public's response to the court case has been forthcoming and rational. "It is understandable, that there will always be supporters to the leaders, and it is also completely understandable for them to express their support to their leaders. And it is also completely understandable for people who hold different views, to also express such views. "So I hope that whether supporters, or people who are having a different opinion, can express such opinions in a very rational manner so as to encourage further discourse. "I think in the process of court hearing, we will let the law take its course to decide whether all those points are substantiated or not. "I think so far, it's been forthcoming, by and large, still quite rational." In a statement released on Thursday, City Harvest Church … [Read more...] about Understandable for City Harvest Church to support leaders: Sam Tan
Timaru St Mary’s Church’s pay-with-a-donation book sale has been going well, with more than $1000 raised and more books still available for sale. “We’re very grateful and there are some beautiful books,” one of the organisers Val Woolf said. Hundreds of books were bequeathed to the church by a late parishioner. READ MORE: Hunting for treasure in the small town book sales of the South Island More than 100 people queue for annual Timaru book sale Bookarama has changed hands “There were a lot of books on Canterbury and South Canterbury history and war books. It was very thoughtful to leave them to us, and most appreciated.” Woolf said a lot of people had been coming in to browse and buy since the sale started in the church hall last month. “We’ve still got tables of books. This was a first for us.” The book sale has run alongside a market in which clothes, general bric-a-brac, jams and pickles are also being sold, again as a fundraiser for the church. “We have … [Read more...] about St Mary’s Church book sale goes a treat
Horrific details from a state investigation shine a spotlight on dozens of Catholic priests in Colorado accused of sexually abusing at least 212 children over the past 70 years. A report released in October 2019 alleged 43 men in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses were abusers, but only identified 40 by name. A follow-up report released Dec. 1, 2020, added nine more priests to the list of clergy with substantiated claims of abuse. RELATED: Investigator finds 43 Catholic priests in Colorado sexually abused at least 166 children The reports published by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office summarizes nearly two years of investigation by former federal prosecutor Bob Troyer. The reports’ contents are the most in-depth account to date of clergy sex abuse in the state. The Denver Post compiled key details of the involved clergy including their names, where they served and a short description of their alleged crimes. Archdiocese of Denver Father Leonard Abercrombie … [Read more...] about Colorado Catholic Church sexual abuse investigation: Who are the 49 priests named in the reports?
The Boy Scouts of America’s Denver Area Council announced Wednesday it has merged with its Western Slope counterparts as the Scouts prepare to lose thousands of members when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the Mormon church, severs ties at the end of the year. The merger comes as shifting cultural norms have altered the Boy Scouts of America’s landscape as the organization opened its ranks to gay and female youths. The changes were a departure from the church’s more conservative stances on social issues, causing a split between the Scouts and the church who had been partners for more than a century. “The success of the Boy Scouts was largely about Mormon involvement in the program early on,” said Katy Mohrman, a University of Colorado Denver professor focusing on Mormon studies. “For the Scouts, I think it’s part of a more major shift of ‘What’s really our mission about and why are we here?’ ” The change will have a significant effect on the … [Read more...] about The Mormon church is severing ties with the Boy Scouts. How will that affect the future of the Scouts in Colorado?