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April 8, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Tim Tebow, the much-celebrated New York Jets backup quarterback, drew a crowd of 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday in Georgetown, Texas, letting the audience know that it's important to be outspoken about their faith as well as imploring athletes to be better role models. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, a devout Christian who became a cultural phenomenon while praying on the sidelines, is more popular than ever.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
"Is this a church?" Sidonie Smith said as she stood outside Grant Elementary in Santa Monica. "I'm so excited about the impact it will have on our community. I've been praying for a church to come here for 40 years. " Not all residents share Smith's enthusiasm. Since late January, some neighbors have expressed dissatisfaction with the arrangement between City of God church and its landlord, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Six district campuses allow larger churches to rent space when schools aren't in session.
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NATIONAL
June 17, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Terror erupted in a Roman Catholic Church in Ogden, Utah, when a 35-year-old man allegedly shot his father-in-law, then led authorities on a wild chase before he was apprehended, authorities said. Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, was captured Sunday afternoon in nearby Box Elder County after fleeing in a stolen pickup truck, investigators said. Jennings was booked on suspicion of attempted aggravated criminal homicide in the shooting and aggravated robbery for stealing a truck at gunpoint, police said.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a rabbi and a pastor gave prayers for his next term. Supporters and students from a charter school braved the cold to line the pews of the New Hope Baptist Church, a brick building with red carpets and pews, and watched Christie, a Catholic, and his wife and family clap along to a 50-member church choir and bow their heads in prayer.  The day will be a busy one for Christie, if one he hopes will be a distraction from days of controversy over accusations of bullying and political payback.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
AURORA, Colo. - At Queen of Peace Catholic Church, about 20 minutes from the Century 16 theater, service-goers on Sunday almost completely filled the 1,500-seat building at a morning Mass to remember parishioner A.J. Boik and to pray for at least two other church members injured in Friday's tragic theater shooting. Some had worked at the theater, others had relatives there or nearby when the  shooting happened. "People feel unsafe now," Israel Gomez, 15, said before the service, adding that he knew Boik and feels for his relatives and others awaiting word on the wounded at area hospitals.
NEWS
March 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In his latest effort to find a place to pray, President Bush attended an informal church service featuring guitar folk music and a harmonica version of "Amazing Grace." "Welcome to the family," the Rev. Glen Evans told Bush and his wife, Laura, who sat in the front row of the Clarendon United Methodist Church in Arlington, across the Potomac River from Washington. "It's an honor and a privilege." Bush and the first lady, who took up residence at the White House on Jan.
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December 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb exploded at a Christmas Eve church service in a Frankfurt suburb, killing three people and seriously injuring six, police said. One child was among the injured, who were taken to area hospitals. The bomb went off about 11:15 p.m. at a Protestant church in the western Frankfurt district of Sindlingen. A police spokesman said the bomb was placed in a pew near the back of the church, which was crowded with about 70 people.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A man ranting about "the blood" burst into a church sanctuary in Salem during a service, sloshed fuel onto people and started a fire, police and church officials said. Some parishioners were able to smother the flames with their coats while another group tackled the man, said the Rev. Scott Erickson, pastor of the Peoples Church. Two women from the congregation were burned when their clothing caught fire.
NEWS
February 18, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Competing sounds of protest and patriotic song punctuated President Bush's Sunday morning church service here, as a longtime peace activist staged a demonstration that momentarily breached the distance that has separated the President and the public since he launched the war against Iraq. "This is a time for repentance," the anti-war protester, John Schuchardt, called out. "This is a time to admit mistakes. We are called to be peacemakers. This is a vicious, immoral attack."
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September 27, 1995 | From Reuters
Unidentified gunmen killed 12 people at a church service, bringing to at least 70 the number of people killed since Friday in KwaZulu-Natal province, police said Tuesday. The province is the scene of feuding between the African National Congress and the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party. The gunmen, firing repeatedly into a hut, killed five children and seven adults taking part in a church service Monday night in a rural village, police said.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Terror erupted in a Roman Catholic Church in Ogden, Utah, when a 35-year-old man allegedly shot his father-in-law, then led authorities on a wild chase before he was apprehended, authorities said. Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, was captured Sunday afternoon in nearby Box Elder County after fleeing in a stolen pickup truck, investigators said. Jennings was booked on suspicion of attempted aggravated criminal homicide in the shooting and aggravated robbery for stealing a truck at gunpoint, police said.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
MOORE, Okla. - They filled the sanctuary after one of the worst weeks they had ever known. The tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area killed two dozen people, including 10 children. It destroyed homes. It wiped away mementos. It upended lives. But the crowd hadn't come on this Sunday evening to dwell. They wanted to push forward, to reclaim what they could and to rebuild what they couldn't. They were here to pray for the strength to persevere. PHOTOS: Oklahoma tornado "We choose not to walk as victims, Lord," Dennis Jernigan, the worship leader, prayed at First Baptist Church in Moore.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
BOSTON -- Since the events of the last few days, Dominick DiLuzio, 23, has taken to wandering the streets of Boston. In particular, he's been drawn to the corner of Boylston and Berkeley streets, where a barrier is erected since the streets are still closed, and a memorial has been growing since Tuesday. This evening, when he made the 20-minute journey from his office, he saw the memorial to the victims of Monday's bombings had grown to dozens of bouquets of flowers, teddy bears, Red Sox hats and cards.
NEWS
August 19, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
Mitt Romney, who rarely spotlights his Mormon faith, took reporters along to a church service Sunday morning near his family's lakefront vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H. No news cameras were allowed inside, but a small pool of journalists was invited to attend and report their observations, offering a window into a private, but important facet of Romney's life. Accompanied by his wife, Ann, and eight other family members, the Republican presidential candidate was greeted outside by an elderly couple.
NEWS
August 19, 2012 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON -- Democratic and Republican campaign operatives sniped over Medicare and taxes on the TV talk shows Sunday, while President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney attended church services with their families. Kevin Madden, a Romney campaign senior advisor, defended Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan's charge that the president "raided" $716 billion from Medicare to help pay for the 2010 healthcare overhaul. “What President Obama did actually weakens Medicare," Madden said on ABC's "This Week.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
AURORA, Colo. - At Queen of Peace Catholic Church, about 20 minutes from the Century 16 theater, service-goers on Sunday almost completely filled the 1,500-seat building at a morning Mass to remember parishioner A.J. Boik and to pray for at least two other church members injured in Friday's tragic theater shooting. Some had worked at the theater, others had relatives there or nearby when the  shooting happened. "People feel unsafe now," Israel Gomez, 15, said before the service, adding that he knew Boik and feels for his relatives and others awaiting word on the wounded at area hospitals.
SPORTS
May 12, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Those waiting for Church Service's second victory, especially Jump Sucker Stable, the five-member partnership that owns the gelding, and trainer Lisa Lewis, finally were rewarded April 7. Successful in his debut on the Saratoga turf in the summer of 2005, Church Service raced a dozen times more before he won again, running the best race of his life and ending the drought with a decisive victory in an optional claimer on the Santa Anita grass.
OPINION
October 22, 2006
Re "Trying out Jesus," Opinion, Oct. 17 Joel Stein's column would qualify as hate speech if the subject were anything other than Christianity. Making light of one of the two mandated ordinances of the Christian religion does not show any sense of decency. Considering the furor over the cartoons of Muhammad published in Europe, I do not understand why Christianity is fair game for ridicule. RICHARD ROREX Apple Valley, Calif. Even though I'm an atheist, I find myself offended by Stein's glib, juvenile ridicule of a church service.
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April 8, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Tim Tebow, the much-celebrated New York Jets backup quarterback, drew a crowd of 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday in Georgetown, Texas, letting the audience know that it's important to be outspoken about their faith as well as imploring athletes to be better role models. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, a devout Christian who became a cultural phenomenon while praying on the sidelines, is more popular than ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2012 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
Preaching the gospel in a movie theater is nothing new in the Schuller family. Robert H. Schuller opened what would become the Crystal Cathedral ministry in a drive-in. On Sunday, some 57 years later, his daughter opened her new church in an Orange multiplex. "Today is a birth day," Sheila Schuller Coleman told about 200 congregants who filled about half of Theater 15 at the AMC at the Outlets of Orange shopping center. "We're birthing something new, and it brings up so many memories....
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