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March 13, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
A man opened fire at a Wisconsin church service Saturday, killing seven members of a congregation that preaches nonviolence and "end-time" prophecies before taking his own life, authorities said. Four others were wounded. The shootings took place shortly before 1 p.m. during the weekly services of a Living Church of God congregation in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee.
February 11, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A church service followed by a traditional surfer's paddle-out will be held Saturday in memory of David Nuuhiwa Sr. Nuuhiwa, 82, a Hawaiian whose expertise on his native culture won him celebrity in California surfing circles, died Jan. 21 after a two-year battle with cancer. Services will be at 9 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Garden Grove. A memorial service will follow at noon near the Huntington Beach Pier and will include Hawaiian songs, dances and a paddle-out.
January 22, 2005 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
President Bush started the first full day of his second term by attending an interdenominational church service, but otherwise stayed out of the limelight Friday, in part to give himself and his staff a breather before the work of his new term gets fully underway next week, officials said. The president was "just letting everybody enjoy the day after," one senior administration said. Bush had a packed schedule Thursday, highlighted by his taking the oath of office at noon.
December 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
A retired Mormon educator who wrote a book questioning whether the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints misrepresented his authority as a prophet was suspended from the church Sunday. Grant Palmer, 64, who wrote "An Insider's View of Mormon Origins," could have been excommunicated.
May 8, 2004 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
It is Sunday morning at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles' Koreatown, and its diverse congregation is singing "From All Four of Earth's Faraway Corners." With gusto, they sing -- the first stanza in Spanish, the second verse in English. And, back and forth until they complete the entire song in two languages.
October 25, 2003 | Rob Fernas, Lauren Peterson
There's nothing fancy about the Compton Dominguez offense. The Dons cluster together in their double wing-T formation -- football's version of a scrum in rugby -- and dare the other team to stop their relentless running game. Lynwood wasn't up to the task. Dominguez, ranked No. 20 in the Southland by The Times, overpowered the Knights when it counted Friday en route to a 30-27 victory in a San Gabriel Valley League game between previously unbeaten teams at Lynwood Middle School.
September 11, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Vice President Dick Cheney has agreed not to attend today's Sept. 11 anniversary commemorations at New York's World Trade Center site and instead will join mourners at a church service to remember Port Authority employees who died in the terrorist attacks two years ago. New York Mayor Michael R.
June 22, 2003
Re "Baptist Body Says Gays Can Turn Straight," June 18: I am the 35-year-old son of an Assembly of God preacher. When I was 11, I realized that I had homosexual tendencies. I faced it head-on. I went to God. I went to the altar at every church service. For the next seven years I cried and prayed for hours at church. I cried and prayed for hours at home, begging God to change me. Why did he not? I had accepted Jesus as my savior. I was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit. At 18 I had enough anguish.
June 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise in a nation of motorists, but Temple Baptist Church in York Township has been offering a drive-in worship service. Much like a drive-in movie, congregants sit in cars in the church parking lot and listen to the service on a low-power radio broadcast. The signal cannot be heard beyond the lot. The goal is to draw people who have never been to church. "You could come in your housecoat if you wanted to," said the Rev. Bob Hylton, interim pastor.
April 7, 2003 | Ching-Ching Ni, Times Staff Writer
A killer virus is on the loose in this former British colony, and nowhere feels safe anymore, not even a house of worship. During Mass on Sunday at St. Joseph's Cathedral, everybody wore surgical masks, and no one complained that many of Roman Catholicism's signature rituals were scrapped or modified. Worshipers looked like a choir of dental hygienists as they sang muffled hymns through white or green cloth squares that obscured their mouths, noses and cheeks.
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